1 hour outside London - Shoreham-by-Sea - is it worth a visit?
Updated: Oct 19, 2020
Londoners are very guilty of not leaving their London bubbles. It can be such a chore to get around London at the best of times. Despite our world-beating public transport (it isn't by the way). I and many Londoners shamelessly only leave London when we depart from one of Londons six international airports. And, yet if these restricting lockdown rules have taught us anything we should value the wonderful country that is England. The average Londoner or Tourist for that matter can find themselves in a different world if they dare venture 1 hour outside of London in a North, South, East or Westerly direction.
Keen to escape the knife crime and Sadiq Khans failing cohesion that London is currently offering?
A one day trip I can now recommend is a trip to the English seaside town of Shoreham-by-Sea. Until 2020 I was guilty of never gracing Shoreham-by-Sea with my presence. For I had been to Brighton and even Hove and taken in much of England's wonderful coastline but for my sins, I had never taken seen the wonders of Shoreham-by-Sea. Wonders you say? Well, yes even the smallest hamlets and villages can offer the Bloomer wonders. Don't be cynical and live like a Doomer get yourself out of the London bubble.
In my latest video, I took a train from Clapham Junction and journeyed for 1 hour to the English coast. I took the train to Shoreham-by-Sea (often shortened to Shoreham). Shoreham is a seaside town and port in West Sussex, England. The town is bordered to its north by the South Downs, to its west by the Adur Valley and to its south by the River Adur and Shoreham Beach on the English Channel. The town lies in the middle of the ribbon of urban development along the English south coast, approximately equidistant from the city of Brighton and Hove to the east and the town of Worthing to the west. Shoreham covers an area of 2,430 acres (980 ha) and has a population of 20,547 (2011 census).
The Train from Clapham Junction to Shoreham-by-Sea can be booked via Trainline and on the day at any London Station. Should you wish to stay overnight you could pick an Airbnb, a local cottage on Holidaycottages.co.uk or one of the local hotels with Hotels.com or booking.com.
Check out local hotel prices with the booking.com Search form below.
An alternative which I do recommend for your accommodation is Airbnb. The authorities still allow Airbnb in the town (it hasn't been banned just yet). I've booked a number of apartments via Airbnb. If you have not used them before (you have probably been living under a rock). But if you use this referral link you will get many Dollars, Pounds or Euros off your first booking and I'll get a very small referral kickback. I'm an Airbnb host as well as a frequent Airbnb traveller. I love Airbnb because not only does it make travelling more affordable but it also allows you to stay off the beaten track. Staying with a local or in your own cottage is far more unique than staying in a generic hotel you could find anywhere in the world. Use the map below to search for the perfect Airbnb stay within walking distance of Shoreham-by-Sea's centre.
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Thank you Shoreham-By-Sea. If you would like to travel to Shoreham-By-Sea I recommend booking your train ticket via Trainline.com - The key to British Rail travel is to book your tickets in advance. In a perfect world, this is done weeks in advance however if you can book your ticket 1-2 days before the day of travel you will save yourself a significant amount of money.
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