WEEKEND bREAKS IN LONDON
Spend a weekend city break in London and make the most of all the capital has to offer in two exciting days. Find your ideal London hotel, and kick-start your weekend with a smashing West End musical on Friday evening. On Saturday, if it’s your first time in the city, check out London’s top attractions such as the London Eye and the Tower of London, or get an overview of the capital’s best sights with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Alternatively, discover London’s most surprising hidden gems, from Little Venice’s wonderful canals to curious tucked-away historic residences.
OUR SUGGESTED ITINERARY FOR A WEEKEND IN LONDON
If you are planning a weekend trip to London, the capital of the UK, you might want to follow our two-day itinerary. We made sure that it included as many attractions as possible. This should alleviate any fear of missing out (FOMO). Here is the summary of our 2-day London itinerary that we highly suggest you follow:
DAY 1 IN LONDON
- 10am – Hyde Park
- 11am – Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace
- 12pm – Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament & Big Ben
- 2pm – Lunch
- 4pm – Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery
- 7pm – The London Eye
- 8pm – Oxford Street, Picadilly Circus & Leicester Square
- 9pm – Cocktails and Dinner
DAY 2 IN LONDON
- 9am – Tower of London & Tower Bridge
- 10am – The Shard
- 11am – Borough Market for Lunch
- 12pm – The Tate Modern
- 2pm – St Paul’s Cathedral
- 3pm – Natural History Museum/ Science Museum or V&A Museum
- 5pm – Kensington Palace & Kensington Gardens
- 7pm – The Churchill Arms
A GUIDE TO LONDON’S TOP BOROUGHS
London is large, sprawling and can be hard to get your head around. It is actually made up of a series of interconnected, but independent neighbourhoods. From the old City of London to newer neighbourhoods, each area has its own independent identity, subculture and sometimes even football team. In our opinion, these are the top areas, neighbourhoods and boroughs to visit in London:
HOW TO GET AROUND LONDON
London is a big city and with all big cities has traffic, so getting between neighborhoods can take a bit of time.
The Tube: The best way to get around London is the Underground, or “the Tube.” You can even take the Tube from Heathrow Airport (LHR) into the city center, which I would recommend. It is easy to navigate and you can get to all the sights you’ll want to see. Be sure to buy an Oyster card that you can reload and use on both the Tube and city buses.
Walk: The Tube is great but sometimes simply walking between attarctions does the trick. The Tube map can be deceptive and often stations are actually a lot closer together than they look. There’s a handy map with walking distances between stations that will help you decide whether it’s worth the wait for the train or quicker to walk.
Bus: The city bus is a great way to see the sights while going from one place to another. Grab an Oyster card instead of worrying about exact change for the bus fare.
Taxis: London’s “black cabs” are all over and run off a meter, but tend to be the most expensive form of transportation. Most accept credit cards!
WHERE TO STAY IN LONDON
Whilst accommodation is expensive in London, you do have a couple of options to choose from. From dorms or private rooms in hostels to budget hotels, luxury hotels or lodges, or Airbnb, there is definitely no shortage of places to stay.
If you’re traveling during peak season or holidays, it is best to book your accommodations in advance.
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