The English Heritage website is a good place to plan specific visits.- magnificent palace built by a succession of kings from Henry VIII onwards.
Not really the place to get a sense of 'Olde England' - but a better bet for shopaholics - a large jewelry sector. You can also explore the 'White Cliffs' coastline from here.
Website See also our Round the UK page for further trips and touring the UK We get asked a lot to recommend overnight or weekend trips out of London.
These are all personal recommendations - places we've visited and enjoyed and whre we've got feedback from people we've sent there. If you have time to give us your feedback it helps.
New for 2003 is the possibility of day trips (eg Canterbury, Salisbury, Bath) by Steam Train - see here for details - more costly than other outings but if you're a fan of steam you probably won't care!
They run just as fast as electric or diesel, by the way.