Wendover's 1892 station in Buckinghamshire is on Chiltern Railway's London Marylebone-to-Aylesbury line, with journeys to the capital taking about 50 minutes. Ideal if, say, you're the Prime Minister needing to get back to business after a weekend at your country retreat of Chequers, or one of the many London commuters who now live in Wendover. Once part of the London Underground, Wendover station joined the national rail network in the 1960s when it underwent considerable renovations. The station underwent more work in 2013 when it had a new footbridge and lifts added.
The pretty market town offers antique hunting and art-gallery wanderings galore. The market on the third Saturday of every month is also worth a peek, with excellent local produce on sale. Taking afternoon tea at Lady Grey is a popular Wendover pursuit, particularly after a stroll through the surrounding woodlands or along the Ridgeway Path, a National Trail that passes down through the centre of town.