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Travel direct to this historic seaside town in just an hour and fifteen minutes from London Victoria. Or coming from Brighton? Our direct service will only take you 25 minutes.

Nestled on the beautiful south coast, Worthing is a historic seaside town bursting with traditional English charm. Just over an hour away from London and less than half an hour from Brighton, it’s within easy reach but a world away from the hustle and bustle. Take a refreshing stroll along the prom, paddleboard in the sea or head north into the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park.

After enjoying all that mother nature has to offer, sit back and relax in a characterful micropub or enjoy a delicious afternoon tea. There truly is plenty of things to do in Worthing so you’re sure to have a fun filled day out. If you’re planning your next trip, read on to find out about the best activities and tips on how to save money on your travel.

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Getting to Worthing

Getting to Worthing couldn’t be easier with Southern. Hop on a train from London Victoria and you’ll be enjoying the fresh sea air in an hour and 15 minutes. Coming from Brighton? Our direct service will only take you 25 minutes.

Worthing station is just a 15-minute walk to the seaside promenade. You can break up your walk by ducking into the free Worthing Museum & Art Gallery to check out their extensive costume collection and local archaeological finds.

We want to make Worthing days out as cost-effective as possible. That’s why we offer many ways to cut the price of your ticket. For example, if you’re planning on travelling with a group of 3-9 adults, you may be able to take advantage of a huge 34% off with GroupSave. We have a large range of Railcards which can get you 1/3 off your journey, or, travel at Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak times for a significant discount and up to four kids can travel with you for just £2!

Things to do in Worthing

There’s a wide variety of fun things to do in Worthing, whether you’re seeking to get active in the outdoors or sit snuggly in a café with an afternoon tea. Of course, Worthing days out wouldn’t be complete without exploring the historic promenade - stretching for five miles along one of the UK’s sunniest stretches of coastline.

Down on the pier end of the prom, you’ll find the 1920s Pavillion Theatre. Enjoy a musical, play or children’s show before returning to the promenade for a homemade ice cream and a stroll under the palm trees. Feeling adventurous? Head to the western end of the promenade. There you’ll find a kitesurfing and windsurfing centre and you can discover for yourself what makes Worthing the UK’s kitesurfing capital.

Those in need of a little retail therapy can take a 15-minute walk from Worthing station to the pedestrianised shopping streets. Warwick Street has a continental feel, with many beautiful boutiques, specialist shops and tempting side streets detours. It’s also one of your best bets for finding a bite to eat. Stop into a tearoom, enjoy fresh Italian cooking or sample the local catch of the day.

If you’re looking for things to do in Worthing and beyond that will transport you back in time, a trip to Lancing College is a must. Home to the stunning neo-gothic Lancing College chapel – the largest school chapel in the world – this landmark is packed full of historic grandeur. Although the foundation stone was laid in 1868, the west end of the chapel remains unfinished to this day. To get there, hop on a Southern train and go to Lancing, just two stations away from Worthing, in the direction of Brighton.

There’s also some beautiful gardens and areas of natural beauty to explore in Worthing. Highdown Gardens is a great place to spend an afternoon, with a huge array of beautiful plants, trees and wildlife. Or head north into the South Downs National Park to walk or cycle some of the picturesque trails, passing through dense forest and meandering river valleys.

Whatever what you choose to do, Worthing days out are sure to please. Why not start your adventure today by booking your travel through our website?

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