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Rye London Day Trip - 5 Things to Do

If you are looking for a day trip from London to a postcard-perfect English town filled with historic buildings dating back to 12th century, endless cobbled streets, charming tea rooms and medieval inns, look no further.

Rye is located in East Sussex, just over one-hour train ride out of London, thus making it for a perfect day trip to the English countryside.

Once a seaside town and centre of smuggling activities is now best known for its charming character and history that attracts people who are looking for an authentic English Town Experience.

You can find the cost breakdown of this trip at the end of this post.

Find your perfect easy day trip from London by train

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How to get to Rye by train?

Rye can easily be reached by train. It will take you just over an hour to reach Rye from London St Pancras International, but you can also take trains from London Victoria, London Bridge and some other train stations. I use Trainline to plan my journeys and to find the cheapest train tickets available.

5 Things To Do in Rye

  • Have scones for brunch at The Outlook Tea Rooms

  • Explore cobbled streets

  • Visit Ypres Tower

  • St Mary's Church Bell Tower

  • Have afternoon tea at Cobbles Tea Rooms

1. Have scones for brunch at The Outlook Tea Rooms

I have stumbled across The Outlook Tea Rooms by accident as I was looking for a quiet place off the main road to get some food in me before starting with exploring the city.

These tea rooms are part of The Hope Anchor Hotel which is located on top of the hill. Tea rooms are cosily decorated and their menu also offers gluten-free options.

2. Explore cobbled streets

Walk down the famous Mermaid Street and admire Mermaid Inn that dates all the way to the 12th century.