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'Thy Forests, Windsor! and thy green Retreats.
At once the Monarch's and the Muse's Seats' ALEXANDER POPE, Windsor-Forest, 1713
Outer London & Beyond
When the crowds and noise of central London begin to make you wonder if you made the right choice by taking a city holiday, it's time to head out of town: fortunately you don't have to go far before the whole atmosphere changes.The easiest and most popular excursion is downriver to Greenwich, full of history, good shopping and restaurants. Upriver lie Hampton Court and Kew Gardens. Each makes a glorious sunny summer's day out, but don't try to combine the two - there is far too much to see. Return visitors to London should seek out the low-key but highly enjoyable pleasures of riverside Richmond and Twickenham. If you have time to leave the metropolis for a day or two, Bath is an urban dream; Oxford and Cambridge are fascinating for their universities; while Windsor Castle is a treat for lovers of history and royalty.