Spring Days Out
Join us on a Spring Day Out to explore the countryside and seaside near to London. A free lunch will be provided, and these trips are open to all students and staff at King’s, of all faiths and none. You will need to buy your own train ticket, which are often cheaper if you buy them in advance. Please arrive in plenty of time for your train – we won’t be able to wait for latecomers, unfortunately.
To book your place, simply drop us an email. You must book in advance, as we won't be able to accommodate anyone who shows up on the day without a booking.
Covid-19: We would encourage you to bring a face mask with you to wear on the train journey and anywhere indoors (unless you are exempt from wearing a face mask, or choose not to), and we would strongly encourage you to take a lateral flow test on the morning of the trip, if asymptomatic, to ensure the safety of the group and the wider public. If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend the trip.
We are looking forward to spending time with you!
In the footsteps of Emma (Jane Austen) with Tim
Saturday 29th January - meet at Waterloo Station at 11am
This walk starts at the lovely Victorian train station of Box Hill and Westhumble, then climbs up to the peak of Box Hill following the way-marked Stepping Stones path.Enjoy the stunning and famous views before coming down and crossing the River Mole. We will stop off at a couple of lovely cafes for (free!) refreshments.
Visit the Brighton Seaside with Jenny
Saturday 12 March - meet at London Bridge Station at 10am
Brighton is one of England's most vibrant seaside cities. Come for a day trip visiting the Lanes (the city's famous independent shops), Brighton Pier with fairground rides, and to enjoy traditional (free!) fish & chips on the beach. Feeling brave? Bring your swimsuit for an optional dip!
Trip to Narnia (or Banstead Woods!) with Sarah
Saturday 2 April - leaving London Bridge Station around 10am, returning by 4pm
Fancy a woodland walk where you can climb through the magic wardrobe and come face to face with Aslan the lion (don’t worry, they’re both carved out of trees!)? Join us for the opportunity to get out of London and discover some of the beautiful British countryside. We’ll end our walk with a (free!) cosy pub lunch before heading back into town.
Medieval Ruins in Oxford with Matilda
Saturday 14 May – Leaving Paddington at 10am
Oxford isn’t just a university! Join us as we head out of Oxford to walk up the river to the medieval ruins of Godstow Abbey, grab a (free!) pub lunch, and head back into town to look around the historic city centre.
A Walk in Happy Valley with Sarah
Wednesday 22 June - leaving London Bridge Station around 10am, returning by 4pm
Come join us for a walk in the Surrey Countryside including - panoramic views from Farthing Downs, a visit to Chaldon Church to see their famous 12th Century Doom Painting, a stroll through Happy Valley, a (free!) pub lunch before returning through Devil’s Den Woods to get back to London!