Distance from London: 115 miles west; 2.2-hour drive; 1.75-hour train ride
Why it made our list: Sometimes all your body needs is lots of hot water and everyone to chill the eff out while you soak. From Roman times on, people have been taking advantage of the natural hot springs to catch a bit of R&R surrounded by majestic architecture.
Pro tip: Bath is a notorious spot for hen dos. Plan your trip wisely, or get outta dodge before nightfall.
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Haley Forest is a London writer who is profoundly happy that LEGOLAND exists. Follow her on Twitter at @HCForest.