Although not technically part of London, Royal Windsor is a must-visit for tourists spending time in the capital, and with regular trains and coaches running to this most regal of destinations it makes for a perfect day trip while staying in the city.
This autumn could be a great time to go, as a number of activities and events are lined up to take place, meaning anyone who wants to see the famous Windsor Castle will also have plenty of extras to keep them entertained.
An amazing floral arrangement has this month been erected by the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society at The Long Walk in Windsor Great Park, in honour of The Queen's sixtieth year as the society's patron.
Featuring six large archways woven from willow – one for each decade of Her Majesty's reign – as well as 4,000 fresh roses, the display aims to raise money for the Coronation Legacy Fund, which sponsors young gardeners in the Windsor area through horticultural college.
Other great things to see at Royal Windsor include the Edward IV exhibition, which is currently on in the South Quire Aisle of St George's Chapel and will run until December 31st. The display aims to highlight the many sides to King Edward IV's personality, shedding light on his involvement with the arts as well as the world of business, and providing information on his efforts to help the wool, tin and lead export industries as well as supporting William Caxton's work to develop the printed book in England.
Trains to Royal Windsor run regularly from Paddington, which is easily accessible from all central London hotels and can be reached by taking the Bakerloo, Circle or Hammersmith and City lines.
Anyone who decides to take the trip westward this autumn will certainly not be disappointed, with other great events such as the Windsor Fringe Festival – an extravaganza of music, drama, dance and all manner of other performing arts – taking place from September 20th to October 6th.