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Welcome to GET OUT OF LONDON! – Hiking, Travel, Day Trips & Adventure

Join one of London’s biggest, friendliest and best organised groups for hiking, walking, travel, day trips, outdoor adventures and much more.

Since August 2010 we’ve been organising a mixture of one day hikes and longer trips in the UK and abroad. We’re a relaxed and friendly group and our emphasis is very much on having fun and making new friends in an enjoyable environment away from all the stresses of the 9 to 5 in London.

We’re a multinational group, full of active, friendly people mainly aged in their 20s, 30s & 40s. With over 19,000 members and regular hiking & travelling events you’re sure to find something to your taste and to meet like-minded people.

We’re a well organised group and try to do everything possible to make sure that you have a great time in an enjoyable, stress free environment. We organise all of the logistics for our trips so that all you need to do is to turn up and enjoy the trip!

What we do

Hiking – day trips

We organise regular one day hikes near London (mostly on a Saturday). Typically we have groups of 30-40 people on our day hikes so you’re certain to meet like-minded people. Don’t worry if you’re new to hiking – we walk at an easy pace along public footpaths through beautiful but easy terrain in South East England. The emphasis is very much on enjoying the scenery and socialising – we’re not a hardcore hiking group! The length of our hikes is 8-12 miles - depending on the time of year and how much daylight there is. All of our hikes have been pre-walked, so you can be sure that we’ll never get lost and will always walk along safe routes. Most of our day hikes start at train stations in Central London – to join the hike you just need to sign up on line and pay using Paypal. The meeting time for all of our day hikes is at around 10am as we recognise that everyone likes to sleep a bit longer at the weekend! At the end of all our day hikes we always go to a village pub for some well earned food, drink and socialising.

Hiking & sightseeing weekends

We organise weekend hiking and sightseeing trips to other parts of the UK throughout the year. Typically there are 20-40 people on our hiking weekends and we stay in hostel accommodation for 1/2 nights. Usually our trips involve one day of hiking and one day of sightseeing. We also book pubs for the group to eat, drink and socialise in after a long day of walking. As ever we put the emphasis on relaxing, having fun and meeting new people. The locations we travel to and our itineraries are as varied as the scenery of Britain. We’ve done hiking in the Cotswolds, along the cliff tops of the Jurassic Coast and up to the tops of the highest mountains in Wales & Scotland. We’ve also done plenty of sightseeing – visiting the historic city of Bath and its Roman baths, riding a steam train from Corfe Castle to the coastal resort of Swanage and walking along the spectacular coastal scenery of Fort William. There’s so much to see in the British Isles and we plan to see as much of it as possible.

Travel - Long weekends of sightseeing & hiking in European destinations

We love to travel and thanks to budget airlines there’s a huge number of exciting destinations in Europe that we can go to for a long weekend. On our travels we like to see European cities and their surrounding countryside from a different perspective from that which tourists usually see them. Ian (the group organiser) has travelled extensively around Europe and has plenty of local knowledge to ensure a fun and eventful itinerary for all our trips at bargain prices. We also like to venture to the more unusual destinations, recently we have visited Moldova and Transdniestr, Ukraine, The Baltic States etc.

Typically our long weekends abroad have 25-40 people. We always stay in hotels – usually sharing twin rooms but with the option to upgrade to a single room. Typically a 3 day weekend will consist of one day of hiking, one day of walking around and exploring the city and one day of doing something fun whilst we wait for our flights home. Our travels are planned in meticulous detail: we sort out the hotels, airport transfers, transport and entrance fees. We’ll also arrange restaurants and guide you around the local nightlife so that you can get the best possible experience at local prices. All you need to do is to book your flights then turn up and have a great time discovering a new city with a sociable group of people. Travelling has never been so easy!

We look forward to meeting you soon on one of our hikes or on our travels across Europe.

Happy Hiking & Travelling!

Upcoming events (3)

Seven Sisters Hike from Seaford to Eastbourne

Victoria Station

£5.46

We will hike the outstanding coastal path from Seaford to Eastbourne. Can you remember any film you might have recently seen this trail on the big screen? Well it is indeed a popular trail and easily recognisable if you have walked it even once. The Walk This is a spectacular walk that starts from Seaford, the coastal town of East Sussex, and takes us over the famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs on one of Britain’s finest unspoilt coastlines, finishing in Eastbourne. We will get spectacular views of the Seven Sisters cliffs, the English channel and surrounding rolling downland. We will stop for lunch over the cliffs with some stunning views around us. If time permits, we would get some hot/cold drinks and cakes at the National Trust Cafe at Birling Gap. We will finish the walk in Eastbourne, socialising over drinks in a pub until our train back to London. Distance: 21.9km (13.6 miles) Fitness level: You should be reasonably fit for several ascent/descents over a day. This is a difficult but rewarding hike, ascending and descending several hills along the beautiful chalk cliffs. We will maintain a brisk pace to give us reasonable time to stop for lunch as well as for well-deserved drinks at the end of the walk. Travel Details Departure We will meet at London Victoria station at 08:15 in front of Paperchase shop which is to the far right of the concourse whilst heading towards platforms 15-19. We will leave the meeting place at 08:40 to take the Southern 08:54 train to Seaford, starting our walk approx. 10:30. Please check TFL website for planned engineering works and disruption before you travel and allow yourself enough time to reach before 08:15. Arrival We will aim for the 18:06 train from Eastbourne, getting us back to London Victoria at 19:36. Further Details Few things we recommended you to bring on the walk: 1. Bottle of water 2. Packed lunch for picnic on the clifftop 3. Comfortable boots/shoes and well-cushioned walking socks The price of this trip is £5.46 ( £5 organiser fee + PayPal fees ). You can request a full refund (minus 0.46p PayPal fees) up to midnight the day before the hike, but not on the day of the hike. Train ticket is not included as there are many options available, depending on what train cards/multi-saves you have. We recommend you buy the ticket on the day, ideally with the group and not individually in advance (unless you have a Network Rail Card). If in doubt, when meeting at the station, we will be on hand to give tips on what's best and you can always team up for a group ticket. NOTES: Please only sign up if you are 90% certain of attending. If you have to drop out, please do so as soon as possible, places are limited and a no show without reason cannot be acceptable. The organiser is making a special effort so a no show will result in a possible group ban. This event is following current government guidelines and participation is restricted to 6 people. Please be aware of distancing rules, currently 1 metre between walkers. Please bring a mask and gel in case we pop into a cafe for a takeaway order. Please respect others during this time and use extra caution when socialising. Please refrain from socialising if you feel unwell. You MUST change your RSVP as soon as you are not able to attend. Get Out Of London is in no way responsible for any accidents, illnesses or loss of belongings on this trip.

Parkland Walk (Oyster card-friendly)

Finsbury Park Station

We hope you all are well and keeping safe amidst this pandemic. Most of us have probably been looking forward to the time when we get the chance to start hiking and socialising, especially when the sun is shining. As life is somewhat back to normal, it is time for us to make the most of what is left of the summer. Join us on this easy walk from Finsbury Park tube station to Alexandra Palace station through the Parkland Trail, one of London's hidden gems. This is an Oyster card-friendly walk and you won't have to buy any ticket if your travel card covers Zone 3. You also won't have to commit a full day for this hike as we would start at 3:00pm and finish around 6:00pm. And this event is free! However, as per the safety guidelines, we have to limit number of participants to 6. Details We will start our walk from Finsbury Park tube station, making our way through Finsbury Park and getting onto the Parkland trail towards Highgate Wood. There is a lovely cafe at the border of Highgate Wood where we can take away some hot drinks and continue the trail towards Alexandra Palace. After finishing our walk, we'll have also an option to head back to Finsbury Park on overground rail for a drink or two. Distance: 9.2km (5.71 miles) Please check TFL website for your connections to Finsbury Park tube station. NOTES: Please only sign up if you are 90% certain of attending. If you have to drop out, please do so as soon as possible, places are limited and a no show without reason cannot be acceptable. The organiser is making a special effort so a no show will result in a possible group ban. This event is following current government guidelines and participation is restricted to 6 people. Please be aware of distancing rules, currently 1 metre between walkers. Please bring a mask and gel in case we pop into a cafe for a takeaway order. Please respect others during this time and use extra caution when socialising. Please refrain from socialising if you feel unwell. You MUST change your RSVP as soon as you are not able to attend. Get Out Of London is in no way responsible for any accidents, illnesses or loss of belongings on this trip.

Epping Forest Circular hike (Oyster card friendly)

Loughton Station Station Approach

Join us for an easy and lazy Saturday morning hike in Epping forest. This is an Oyster card-friendly walk and you won't have to buy any ticket if your travel card covers Zone 6. You also won't have to commit a full day for this hike as we would finish around 1:00pm. Details Just at the border of London and Essex, Epping forest used to be a former Royal forest. It contains areas of woodland, grassland, heath, rivers, bogs and ponds; and is somewhat underrated for its beauty. We will start our walk from Loughton tube station and take a circular trail across the forest. We will have plenty of photo stops near ponds and hills along the way, making our way back to Loughton. We will end the walk at a lovely pub for parting drinks and head back to Loughton tube station. Distance: 10.2km (6.36 miles) Further Details Few things we recommend you to bring on the walk: 1. Bottle of water 2. Packed lunch and hot/cold drinks 3. Comfortable boots/shoes and well-cushioned walking socks Please check TFL website for your connections to Loughton station (Zone 6, Central line). Train tickets are not included. You can use you regular travel card covering Zone 6. NOTES: Please only sign up if you are 90% certain of attending. If you have to drop out, please do so as soon as possible, places are limited and a no show without reason cannot be acceptable. The organiser is making a special effort so a no show will result in a possible group ban. This event is following current government guidelines and participation is restricted to 6 people. Please be aware of distancing rules, currently 1 metre between walkers. Please bring a mask and gel in case we pop into a cafe for a takeaway order. Please respect others during this time and use extra caution when socialising. Please refrain from socialising if you feel unwell. You MUST change your RSVP as soon as you are not able to attend. Get Out Of London is in no way responsible for any accidents, illnesses or loss of belongings on this trip.

Past events (154)

Sevenoaks Woodland Hike

London Bridge Train Station

£5.45

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