THE MOST STYLISH WAY TO TRAVEL TO WINDSOR
The trips tO WINDSOR, ONE OF BRITAIN'S MOST POPULAR DESTINATIONS, will depart THREE TIMES A DAY from London victoria on Tuesdays between 1 June and 14 September.
Starting out from London Victoria we pass many of London famous landmarks including Chelsea Bridge, The Royal Hospital and Battersea Power Station. As we head towards the leafy suburbs, crossing the Thames at least once, we pass reservoirs and lakes to reach Windsor & Eton Riverside Station, designed by William Tite for the London & South Western Railway (LSWR) as a royal station.
WHAT TO DO IN WINDSOR
Crowned by Windsor Castle and linked by the River Thames, Windsor has a rich mix of history, culture, heritage and fun.
Windsor is a town full of history and charm as you will discover when you visit. The town is dominated by Windsor Castle which is over 900 years old and the largest inhabited castle in the world! There's much to see and do, including visiting the award-winning Savill Garden, taking a guided tour of the town's numerous cobbled streets and Tudor buildings, or enjoying a walk along the pretty riverside.
A wonderful way to see Windsor is to board a steamboat at The Windsor Promenade for a steam cruise. Travelling upstream to Boveney lock, the castle will reveal itself on the return journey; the most iconic & famous view of Her Majesty’s favourite home. Trips are planned to coincide with the Royal Windsor Steam Express. Find out more here.
Alternatively, another wonderful view of the castle can be gained from the Long Walk, an historic 3 mile avenue from Windsor Castle to the Copper Horse Statue. If you don't fancy walking, you can join a 30-minute guided horse-drawn carriage ride along the tree-lined avenue. The tours are currently running on Tuesday 27 July. Click here to find out more.
RETURNING FROM WINDSOR
Passengers who wish to make their own way back to London may do so on a service train from Windsor & Eton Riverside on National Rail. Regular services (two services per hour at 23 minutes and 53 minutes past each hour) depart from Windsor & Eton Riverside back to London Waterloo and the journey time takes just under an hour. The ticket price is about £11. Return tickets can be purchased from the main ticket office at Windsor & Eton Riverside station on the day.