London is one the most vibrant cities in the world offering an intoxicating mix of history and modernity. It is a top choice for any travel lover with its iconic landmarks, interesting sites and attractions, multiple world heritage sites, renowned museums, awe-inspiring gardens, stately castles, galleries, variety of hotels, large transport network and many more to explore.
If you are planning a weekend stay in this busy metropolis, ensure not to miss the city`s main tourist attractions. Plan your visits in advance; follow an itinerary to make sure you get the most of this dazzling city. For a weekend of fun and excitement, get a personalized plan based on a complete day by day itinerary based on your preferences. Customize your plan, choose the hotels based on your budget in advance and manage all your travel from this online trip planner. Pick up new ideas from the top London tours, these sites offer for inspiration.
Suggested below is a 2 day itinerary packed with London`s must-see attractions and activities that you can follow for an amazing and relaxing London weekend trip.
First Day in London
After arrival in the hotel, have a good traditional breakfast of sausages, black pudding, bacon, eggs and beans. Start your day by going to the famous Tower Bridge, where you can enjoy astonishing views of the Thames River. You can walk across the bridge to experience its splendour. You also have the floating museum, HMS Belfast. This is an old warship converted into a museum.
Then stroll to the House of Parliament before taking a ride at the London Eye to grab the best views of the magnificent city. Then, head to the Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. You will be able to see incredible State rooms inside the Palace. Near the Westminster, have a meal at the traditional British neighbourhood pub. Relish fish and chips and a British pint of beer.
Late afternoon, take a good view of the city from the Shard. Then visit the most well-known theatres in London, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Royal National Theatre. If you have the energy and time, go down for a water cruise in the River Thames.
Second Day in London
The second day in the city starts with a visit to the museums. A great attraction is the British Museum in the heart of London. The objects displayed here dates back to 1778, ancient artefacts and tools used down history. You can also visit the National Gallery which has over 2300 paintings. It houses some of the world`s best paintings.
The next best thing to do in London is shopping. Streets like Oxford Street, Regent Street where Piccadilly Circus starts are the most recommended places for shopping. The quintessential place to experience British eccentricity is Harrods, where you can shop for souvenirs. Another great option to do endless shopping would be Covent Garden known for its trendy boutiques, street performers, restaurants, pubs, designer stores and cool bars. London is full of beautiful parks. A visit to Hyde Park will make your visit truly worthwhile. It is one of the city`s most beautiful and famous parks.
Try delicious food at the various restaurants in Selfridges and cafe`s at Oxford street.
Another good option is to visit the well known Trafalgar Square, built as a commemoration to Admiral Nelson and the Buckingham Palace.