There aren’t many day trips that lend themselves to bad weather. Braving the rides on Brighton Pier is best saved for a sunny day, so if you want to get out of London when the weather isn’t playing ball, head down to Chislehurst Caves.
A 25-minute train ride from London Bridge, Chislehurst is just another commuter belt town, with the exception of their fascinating caves. Dating back to Anglo-Saxon Britain, the total cave network spans 6 hectares but the main entrance is conveniently close to the train station. Chislehurst Caves have had a varied past, from becoming a bunker in WWII to being used as a concert venue throughout the 70s.
You’re not allowed to wander around unguided (and you really wouldn’t want to) but luckily tours run regularly throughout the day. The tour gives a colourful picture of the caves’ past, including a ghost story or two.
This definitely tops my list in terms of unique date ideas, and you don’t need to be a history buff to get into the stories shared on the tour.
Date factor: great for 100th dates, day dates, double dates, mate dates, cheap dates
Price: £6 for 1-hour tour
Getting there: 25-minute train ride from London Bridge
More info: http://www.chislehurst-caves.co.uk/