Weekend in London – Two Day Itinerary
Here at London Weekend Breaks, we believe that the more time in London the better. However, we understand that life isn’t one big holiday and people have time restraints, therefore, we have put together a 2-day itinerary. Some would call it a London Weekend Break.
While some holidays are dragged out over a number of weeks, the sheer abundance of attractions in the Big Smoke means you can typically do and see more over the course of 2 days in London than you can in a fortnight elsewhere.
True, it might be impossible to see everything London has to offer in such a short amount of time. However, with a bit of organisation and some careful pre-planning you can certainly tick a good number of things off your list.
Therefore, we decided to put together this itinerary for sightseers looking to experience 2 days in London, as well as offer a few tips on how to get the most out of your short stay in the Big Smoke.
Wake up early get yourself down by the famous River Thames where you can take in some of the most iconic buildings and sights the city has to offer. If your taking advantage of London’s public transport then grab yourself an Oyster Card and head to Tower Hill (located on the Circle and District line) From here it’s a short stroll down to the river where you can finally take it all in. Looking up to your left you’ll be able to see two of the most iconic building in London, The Tower of London and London Bridge – spend a couple of hours at The Tower of London and learn about the interesting history of the place, a must-see attraction.
Head south and on your way grab a bite to eat and drink at the famous Borough Market, a massive market under the railway lines full of British reared goods such as cheeses, meats and a selection of baked delights.
Next, you should jump back on the tube or grab an iconic black cab towards Waterloo, here you can tick off three more major London attractions.
First up is the Coca Cola London Eye buy a ticket or package on one of our sites and experience a bird’s eye view of your favourite city landmarks such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and don’t forget the Gherkin.
Up next is a visit to the Queen, a fifteen-minute walk or five-minute cab down the road is her humble abode – Buckingham Palace. Try to catch the changing of the guard which takes place at 11 am and lasts for 45 minutes, another unique London experience.
Finish off your royal visit with a stroll around St.James Park, keep an eye out for the rare pelicans and deers lurking in the park as well the beautiful hidden lakes you can find in this 23 hectares of grasslands.
As the night draws closer you should slowly start making your way over to the West End – home to London’s main entertainment and theatre, catch one of the many shows that will be taking place the dates you are here a great night for all dependent on what you watch. – (click here for deals and availability)
End the night in Soho for a drink and a bite to eat in one of the unique and quirky bars you will find scattered across this area, and try and catch some live music this area is famous for especially its Jazz bars.
After a big day of sightseeing, you deserve some retail therapy and London provides some of the best retail therapy on the planet. The first stop on your travels should be Oxford Street the main shopping district in London.
Expect to see your chain stores here such as H&M, Topshop and Selfridges to pick up some of your standard bits and pieces. Although you can also find some unique stores here such as a huge Disney store, Primark with a huge section dedicated to Harry Potter!
If the weather permits you should head to the famous Hyde Park. The biggest park in the city and a breath of fresh air outside of the ‘Big Smoke’. Take in the peace and quiet especially on board a boat on one of the parks many lakes it has to choose from. Enjoy a picnic lunch or a bite to eat at one of the cafes scattered around the park.
After spending all your money in the shops, a great afternoon to have in London is to see one of its free museums. Most of London’s museums don’t cost a penny to enter, making them a great attraction for budget travellers to London. Many of them are great for kids, with lots of interactive exhibits, yet also informative and entertaining for adults.
With most of the museums being in the same area you can even tick off two in one afternoon if you can absorb all that information at once!
Keep an eye out especially for The Natural History Museum with its world famous display about the world we live in and how it’s come to this. The National Gallery, a must for all art lovers or the Science Museum for the kids and scientists among you.
Finish off your day with a visit to the weird and wonderful Camden Town. Easily accessible via the tube station at Camden, then walk to the markets is enjoyable enough with the numerous quirky cafes and shops you will come across.
Wander around the world famous markets and explore the unique lochs in the area – now surely you are officially all shopped out so relax, grab a drink and some grub at the many restaurants and bars in the area.
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