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Reasons to Escape London… without travelling too far

You’re not necessarily tired of life when you’re tired of London, but sometimes you do need a break from the city. Here are our top reasons to escape London while having an adventure or two (almost) on your doorstep.

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Less time travelling

Whenever you make that important decision to take some time off, the last thing you want to do is spend too much time travelling elsewhere. Avoid the airports and stay closer to home instead – there are lots of adventures to be had within striking distance of London. The Runnymede on Thames is located by the M25 and M3, while the fast train from London Waterloo to Egham takes less than 40 minutes. That’s under an hour from the urban jungle to riverside relaxation.

Space for yourself

Every Londoner is familiar with the tourist influxes into the city during holidays throughout the year. As much as you love taking tourist photos and tripping over luggage, sometimes it’s time to be a tourist yourself for a change! Escape London’s heaving attractions and the packed Southbank riverside in the city centre, and swap it for some riverside bliss a little further upriver. At The Runnymede on Thames, our riverside terraces and lawns, outdoor pool, indoor spa, lounge and two restaurants ensure there’s a corner for everyone to find some peace.

Things to do

London doesn’t necessarily have it all when it comes to attractions and interesting places to visit on your time off. We’ve got everything London has – and sometimes more – at and around The Runnymede on Thames this summer.

Beach time

London may have a smattering of urban beaches every summer, but trying to lay claim to a patch of sand for yourself isn’t always easy. If the beach is your thing, there’s one just 10 minutes away from The Runnymede on Thames on a lake at Liquid Leisure.

Get active

Getting active in the great outdoors is something many dream of when stuck in an office in London. Yet the reality of doing outdoor activity in London – especially in the summer – can mean contending with traffic, jam-packed parks and booked-out leisure facilities. At The Runnymede on Thames, swim in our indoor or outdoor pools, take your pick from one of three tennis courts and enjoy access to high-tech gym equipment and workout classes. Walk or cycle along the Thames Path or in the abundant National Trust land surrounding us, or take one of our electric boats out for a jaunt on the water.

Adventure and attractions

London may have castles, theme-park style experiences and an abundance of foodie treats, but so do we! Windsor Castle is just a short distance away – accessible by boat if you want to make a day of it. Within striking distance of The Runnymede on Thames is Thorpe Park, LEGOLAND® Windsor, Chessington World of Adventures and the Warner Brothers Studio Harry Potter tour. And when it comes to food, Windsor is home to an array of fine dining restaurants, while numerous many country and riverside pubs are just waiting to be explored in the local area. Or for something really special, indulge in an exclusive dining experience at The Runnymede on Thames in a private riverside dome, complete with your personal waiter for the evening.

Spend less time travelling and more time enjoying your time off during an escape from the city at The Runnymede on Thames.

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