Explore the UK: A Weekend Trip to London

Posted on Apr 28 2016 - 1:50am by Shalini Singh

Explore the UK: A Weekend Trip to London

Whether it’s an adventure break, a venture into the enormous outdoors or an exotic food and drink experience, weekend getaways help you relax, unwind and explore. A break to London can surely do you good. Break away from the daily mundane of life with our selection of weekend trips to London. If you are spending 2 days in London, our itinerary will be a great help for you. Here is how you can make most of your weekend trip to London.

Day 1

Start your day eating English breakfast and head to see the true heart of the London City – Trafalgar Square, which is the largest square in London, where all significant cultural events take place.

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square

Then explore other popular tourist attractions such as London Eye-Take a ride at the largest Ferris wheel and enjoy the impressive views of the city from the top.

London Eye

London Eye

Now head to see the famous Big Ben major London landmark Clock Tower with 4 clock faces.

Big Ben

Big Ben

Your next destination will be the royal Buckingham Palace– The royal residence of British Monarch, in this majestic palace, the must-see attraction is watching the grand Changing the Guard ceremony.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

All attractions are must-visit as it will offer you insights into the rich historical, cultural and royal past of London.

You can finish your day, visiting in one of the great museums. Head to British Museum World’s oldest museum, this huge Museum’s collection comprises mummies, the Rosetta Stone, the Lewis Chessmen and the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial, among others.

British Museum

British Museum

If you are left with some time, visit National Gallery– Holding a collection of over 2,600 pieces and amazing classic art forms.

After exploring such iconic monuments, museums and palaces, relax and unwind at one of the popular restaurants for dinner. Dine at Arabica Bar and kitchen to try cuisines in new flavour and combination  and get pampered by the attentive staff.

For a short term stay, you can choose from some of the popular neighbourhoods in London like Camden, Islington, Shoreditch, Chelsea and Westminster. If you are looking for an accommodation in budget, book a holiday rental serviced apartment which is best for short term stay in London. These apartments are located in all the popular neighbourhoods, offering you a great alternative to  a hotel room.  Take rest and unwind yourself so that you can start your second day trip with similar enthusiasm.

Day 2

On the second day of your trip head to the Windsor Castle that opens between 9:30AM–5:30PM. The castle is a royal residence at Windsor, popular for its long alliance with the British royal family and for its grand architecture.

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Next, you can enjoy a walk in the Greenwich Park in the lap of nature. Now explore the landmarks in the centre like the Tower Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Finish your day by going on a shopping spree at Oxford Street. Europe’s busiest shopping street, here you can  find 300 shops selling everything from mix of  high-street fashion and brands, including Topshop, Gap, River Island and endless popular department stores.

Oxford Street

Oxford Street

After spending a long day exploring London’s iconic landmarks and shopping your heart out, it’s time to relax and enjoy dinner. With al fresco dining at St Christopher’s Place and cocktails in Apres, you can soak up in the ambiance and it’s worth spending a bit of extra time in this area. Go back home with some exclusive memories of London weekend!

Shalini Singh

Shalini Singh

Shalini Singh is a seasoned writer and blogger. She is a music addict, food lover, and travel junkie, who likes to share her experiences through blogs. Currently, she is working with London-based travel company– Ratedapartments.com that offers premium serviced apartments to business and leisure travelers. The company has its presence in cities like London, Paris and New York.
Shalini Singh

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Shalini Singh is a seasoned writer and blogger. She is a music addict, food lover, and travel junkie, who likes to share her experiences through blogs. Currently, she is working with London-based travel company– Ratedapartments.com that offers premium serviced apartments to business and leisure travelers. The company has its presence in cities like London, Paris and New York.