Life is quite literally a beach with these beautiful beaches near London. Time to pack your swimmers, slap on the suncream and get ready to take a dip!

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Looking for a sunny getaway, but can’t afford the flight? Beach, please! There are plenty of stunning beaches within two hours of London, and we think why the hell not make the most of that? So grab your flip flops and sunnies for a day trip to one of these beauties. (For a swim in the city, check out our guide to London’s best lidos and wild swimming spots.) Don’t forget the suncream though!

Beaches in London

(Yep, there really is a beach in London…)

1. Ruislip Lido Beach, West London

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