The Local’s Guide To A Weekend In London, England
London is an amazing city to visit even if you have a short amount of time by your side! The main things is that you should rely on typical activities and unique perspective and ways of seeing the city and its beauties.
Places to see and things to do
Trafalgar Squares is for sure a place to visit! You will find the vibrant heart of London, located nearby the art center of the city with the famous and iconic National Gallery. A must!
Buckingham Palace and changing guard! Another iconic and an absolute must is Buckingham Palace and its changing guard ceremony!
Beside these two places you should totally go for a walking tour to explore each corner of the city from a unique perspective and making the most of it such as Total London Tour. Several guides are local so you will have the chance to get to know details and anecdotes of the cultural and historical background you won’t find in history book!
Exploring London by bus is an incredible way to see the most of it in a short amount of time and it is perfect for a weekend trip! With an hop-on, hop-off bus tour ticket you will be able to explore London at your own pace, even at night, and you can enjoy added extras including free walking tours and a 24-hour Thames river pass.
If you are more interested in something like a thematic tour you should take a look at one of the amazing tours like Jack the ripper, Ghost tours or Food tours to have fun and learn something more about what you love!
The view from the top is something you should totally insert in your itinerary: Going on top of the Shard could be a beautiful experience! You could even decide to take a ride on the London Eye (you could buy a combined ticket with both London Eye- Madame Tussauds or Sea Life Aquarium!).
Strolling at Hyde Park or at Kensington Gardens is quite an experience! Take the time to relax and maybe go for a picnic feeding sweet cute squirrels housing the beautiful trees by the river! You will feel like a local! Another amazing park is Greenwich Park: set on the side of a hill overlooking the River Thames this is a great mix of green space, gardens and historical features offering for panoramic views across London. Breathtaking!
Portobello Road is another area of the city you should insert in your itinerary for an English shopping experience to remember!
Live the nightlife to explore the craziest and fanciest side of the city! A visit at Ministry of Sound or at Heaven is a mind-blowing experience to have some fun as locals do!
London has plenty of things to taste to live even the culinary side of your weekend in an authentic way. Go at Carnaby Street to drink some beer with the locals and to taste some of the best fish and chips in town at Shakespeare’s Head! You won’t regret it!
Remember to try some porridge for breakfast at the famous an iconic Quo Vadis in Soho. Once you get there don’t forget to take a stroll at this fashion district for a mind-blowing experience!
Tea time is fundamental for a successful and typically oriented English trip to London! At 5 pm save some time for a relaxing and classy stop at one of the local bar such as Brown’s Hotel’s Tea-Tox where even Queen Victoria used to take her tea!