08/17/2012 07:45 am ET Updated Oct 17, 2012

10 Fantastic Day Trips From London (PHOTOS)

As London drew tourists from across the globe with its lure of Olympic fever, the city thrived with excitement, energy and expectation. But for locals and tourists alike, the truth is that sometimes you just need a break...

What better way to do it than to take a short skip or long jump out of town for a quick day trip? And with some of the most diverse history in the world, the region is packed full of options. So here at historic travel site, we've pulled together some of our best recommendations for a fantastic London day trip.

Ten Fantastic Day Trips from London