People can't believe that there's a real sandy beach in London – and you can even get there by tube | The Sun

TO GO to the seaside, holidaymakers often head to the British coast – despite London having its own beach.

People in London often travel to Brighton or Bournemouth for a day at the seaside, but one suburban borough has a spot of its own.

Ruislip Lido Beach, found in Hillingdon, in West London has stretches of sand and palm trees.

The beach can be reached by tube from London.

Those looking for a day out at the beach will need to take a Metropolitan Line tube from central London to Ruislip before hopping on a bus to Ruislip Lido.

A single ticket from London to Ruislip costs £6.70 with day fare capped at £14.90 to include the return journey.

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While swimming is not permitted at present, daytrippers can still sunbathe on the sandy shores.

There's also the Ruislip Lido Railway that takes visitors around the lake and through the woods.

Passengers can start their journey at Wood Bay Station, which can be found next to the beach.

Alternatively, daytrippers can board the holiday train at Willow Lawn station next to the car park.

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Tickets cost £4 for a return journey for a full-paying adult and £3 for three to fifteen-year-olds.

Other activities include the pirate ship play area and a splash pad play area where kids can cool off.

Families can also go on walks following the nature trails as well as taking part in craft sessions in the Woodland Centre.

There's also a Lakeside Cafe and free toilets that members of the public can use.

Several day trippers shared their views of the hidden beach on TikTok.

In the comments on one video, one person wrote: "Beautiful place".

While another person added: "Amazing."

The UK has some other amazing beaches to add to your bucket list too.

Blackpool Sands in Devon was listed as the best in the UK by Conde Nast Traveller and even has its own music festival in the summer.

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And Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk, was voted one of the best beaches in the UK in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2023.

One beach in the UK even has its own wild ponies.

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