One of the largest islands in England, the Isle of Wight covers an area over 370 kilometre square. It has been holiday destinations for locals for many years including Queen Victoria. The fastest way to get to the island is via hovercraft from Southsea. For more scenic and relaxing alternative there are ferries running frequently from Portsmouth Harbour, Southampton or Lymington.
Isle of Wight makes the perfect day or weekend trip destination from London. The scenic bus routes that run across the island is convenient if you want to see as much of the island as possible and you're short on time.