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16 Reasons To Go To The End Of The Tube Line

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Alight at: Uxbridge

This gem at the end of the Metropolitan and Piccadilly lines offers stunning open spaces, and if you play your cards right, you might come across some filming sites, since the wooded expanse hugs the grounds of Pinewoods Studios, where blockbusters including the James Bond franchise and the most recent Star Wars have shot.

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Alight at: Kew Gardens

If you're in need of an escape into nature, look no further than the second stop to the end of the District line. Kew Gardens was founded as the Royal Botanical Gardens in 1783 and showcases thousands of special flora and fungi, all stunningly landscaped into fairytale perfection.

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Alight at: Epping

Epping Forest is host to plenty of things worth a long trip to the end of the Central line. The ancient, 6,000 acre woodland is host to natural landscapes, historical sites, and fairytale follies.

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Alight at: Watford

This charming park at the end of the Metropolitan line is Watford's biggest green space, and just a stone's throw from the city centre. Its lovely walking trail is perfect for thoughtful wanders, and the bluebells of the park's Whippendell Wood can't be missed.

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Alight at: Upminster

If you're looking for a picture perfect and peaceful reading or picnic spot, just hang 'till the end of the Metropolitan or Piccadilly lines. This charming Grade II windmill is about 250 years old and offers an oasis of calm in the middle of town, and not to mention plenty of historical knowledge.

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Alight at: Morden

Once an expansive deer park, this tranquil refuge at the end of the Northern line is exactly what you need in an escape from the city centre. On the grounds of the historical Morden Hall Estate, the National Trust site is home to meadows, woods, and a stunning garden boating over 2,000 roses.

More about Morden Hall Park.

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Alight at: Cockfosters

Giggle your way to the end of the Piccadilly line for the absolute treat that is Trent Park. Spanning nearly 500 acres, the stunning north London park isn't one to miss. Whether you fancy a quiet day of exploring or something a little more daring, you'll find a way to return to nature here.

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Alight at: Barking

Follow the Hammersmith and City line to its end, or hop on an eastbound District line train for a trip to the stunning and under rated Eastbury Manor. The Elizabethan gentry house offers a peek back in time, not to mention lots of peace and quiet.

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Alight at: Rickmansworth

This stunning natural retreat near the end of the Metropolitan line is well worth the wait. Peaceful, vast, and populated by some rare birds, it's a perfect place to get away from it all without having to go all that far.

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Alight at: Richmond

London's largest Royal Park lies just beyond the end of the District line. Spanning nearly 2,400 acres, you can get lost there in the best way. Trading the city for deer sightings and wide open spaces is well worth trip to the end of the line.

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Alight at: Stanmore

Follow the Jubilee line to its northern end for a perfect day out on the grounds of Bentley Priory. The gorgeous 18th century manor house itself is now a museum with a stunning formal garden, while the land to itself is a vast and green park that connects all the way to Walthamstow via a lovely walking path.

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Alight at: Crystal Palace

At the southern end of the Overground you'll find the curious and historical Crystal Palace Park. Explore to find gorgeous ruins, Victorian dinosaur sculptures, a lovely boating lake, and plenty of serene spots for thinking and reading.

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Alight at: Greenwich or Lewisham

For stunning views of the city with a heart helping of green, look no further than the excellently manicured and positively gorgeous Greenwich Park at the southern end of the DLR. Home to the Prime Meridian Line, the Royal Observatory, several idyllic lookouts, and plenty of sturdy reading trees, it's a great place to spend a day out.

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Alight at: Walthamstow Central

If it's less the natural and more the peculiar you're after, the neon collection at this stunning Walthamstow warehouse is the sport for you. Featuring vintage and bespoke signs, God's Own Junkyard is open to the public Fridays through Sundays, with a cafe on sight so you can spend all day browsing the fascinating displays.

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CORRECTION

You should alight at Kew Gardens station to visit Kew. A previous version of this post mistakenly recommended Richmond.

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