margate beach with people high res from Tourist Board
London to Margate on #halfdayholidays! (Photo: Visit Thanet)

London is great, but sometimes a change of scene can work wonders. Whether you need to relax a little, unblock your creativity, do some teambuilding – or just want a trip out of the city with some likeminded souls, then Half Day Holidays is for you.

And best of all, you’ll only need to take an afternoon off!


Using high speed rail and travelling off-peak on quieter trains, we leave the city behind to step out onto the beach of newly-rediscovered Margate. From contemporary art galleries to fish and chips on the pier, Margate has something for everyone.

Echoes quad pic of Margate HDH trip
For work, for fun, for #halfdayholidays (Photo: Echoes)

Bespoke company options for organisations include:

D-Train:  the regular (half)Daytrip Train includes return rail fish & chips; ice-cream; a beer; a coffee; a tour & gallery visit

A-Train:  the Art Train is similar but visits several art galleries and meeting an artist(s)

B-Train:  the Beer Train checks out the Margate craft ale scene

C-Train:  the Creativity & Coaching Train expands your own – or for companies your team’s – thinking