With family-friendly activities, outdoor adventures and historical landmarks, the lifestyle in Windsor has something to entertain everyone. Should new arrivals wish to explore beyond Windsor itself, London and its myriad entertainment options is just 40 minutes away by train or car.

Shopping in Windsor

Shopping streets, malls, and markets provide a range of options for splurging in Windsor, whether it's just a quick trip out to pick up some essentials or a languid afternoon indulging in some retail therapy.

Peascod Street is the main pedestrian shopping area in Windsor, and it cuts right through the city centre, leading up to Windsor Castle. Anything and everything can be found on this street, while shoppers on the hunt for boutique finds should head over the river to Eton High Street.

Windsor Royal Station is a restored Victorian-era train station that has been converted into a shopping centre. Shops are a mix of big international brands, local businesses and charming eateries. Conveniently, the complex includes the Windsor and Eton Train Central Station, connecting travellers to London.

Arts and culture in Windsor

With more than a million visitors a year, Windsor Castle is the royal family's favoured residence and the crown jewel of this small town. It is the world's oldest and largest occupied castle. The medieval-era walls surrounding the castle grounds, the sweeping greenery of the gardens and the luxurious interiors of the castle itself are a sight to be seen. 

For something a bit more whimsical, Legoland Windsor is an excellent choice for a day out and will be a fun experience for the whole family, especially the young and the young-at-heart. It has over 55 interactive rides and displays, including Lego versions of Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower.

For more arts, culture, and entertainment options nearby, have a look at our page about things to see and do in London.

Sports and outdoor activities in Windsor

While abundant rain in winter may make staying indoors more appealing at times, the town's sunny days are best spent enjoying the emerald green of Windsor's outdoor areas. Whether going for a picnic, taking a bracing walk or going on a bike ride, there are endless ways to enjoy the great outdoors in Windsor.

Windsor Great Park is a sprawling 5,000 acres of land where visitors can enjoy forests, grasslands, lakes, and gardens. Smith's Lawn, home to the Guards Polo Club, is within the Park and is a popular summer attraction. Other nearby green spaces include The Savill Garden and Swinley Forest. Meanwhile, those who enjoy a day out on the water might like to explore the variety of boating options available on the River Thames and Bray Lake, including kayaking, speedboating and enjoying luxury passenger boats. 

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