I'm going to make a trip to the UK (mostly London) with a few friends of mine. We decided to go in June 2020. I really want to visit Alton Towers and I still need to convince my friends to go there. So it's helpful to have a plan how to make this day trip happen. Btw this is not my native language. I apologize in case something sounds strange. I don't mind traveling a few hours in one day. I have done something like this before. I woke up very early, took the train, been in the theme park and I was back home around midnight. I think it's possible to do this for AT. I want to take a train..but which city? Stoke on Trent, Uttoxer oder Derby? I think Stoke on Trent or Derby would be a good choice. According to this website it only about 1 1/2 hours to get there. Now we need to get to the park. This site recommends a bus from Stoke. Would someone of you agree? What about taking a taxi? I feel uneasy thinking about delays. Like what if we miss the train back to London. I need a good time table. Any help is appreciated!