Harry Potter territory - Visit Hertfordshire
There are many historic towns and villages in the county and is a great place to visit, even for short breaks from London.
St Albans Cathedral is a must see and Hatfield House and Knebworth House are amazing Statley homes. The Warner Bros Studios are a big draw for any Harry Potter fans as the films were made here.
Large groups looking to get away from it all can rent a bunk house or a group of cottages close together - slightly depends on the age and make up of your group. Whether it's a cycling, walking, riding or restful holiday you require, there will be accommodation to suit close by. A quick dash out of London with friends could make a long weekend stay in Hertfordshire highly desirable, with little traval time and rural properties to choose from.