Looking to sample the best of London in only a short amount of time? We’ve planned the perfect 2 day trip to the bustling city so you can see all the highlights in the shortest time possible!
Start your tour of London at the St. Katharine Docks where you’ll find the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge, both monuments to the violent and bloody history of England. Remember, you won’t have long to look around if you want to see everything so take a look around before spotting one of the iconic red buses that frequent the area. Board the Route master and enjoy the sites of the city from the views of a double decker!
Hop off the bus at the St. Paul’s Cathedral, you’ll enjoy amazing views of the cathedral but, if you’re brave, take the steps to the top to enjoy panoramic views of the city and river. After taking in the view be sure to head straight for the trains and go directly to the National Gallery. Featuring nearly a millennium of artwork and history, the gallery will finish the rest of your morning. Finding a great lunch spot nearby won’t be too hard with excellent cafes and dinners all around. If you’re inclined, the Leicester square sells tickets to shows in the city. Pick up a few tickets before heading on to Trafalgar Square, the true heart of the city.
From the square, you’ll have easy access to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Enjoy the sites while browsing the shops for souvenirs and trinkets. When you’re ready head off to St. James Park to enjoy the rest of your afternoon. You’ll have just enough time to eat at one of the many fine restaurants before attending your show and making it back to your hotel.
Staying at a hotel in the city will be easy when you book through WorldEscape, they offer a huge selection of London vacation rentals for far less than what you’d pay at a hotel. Relax with your friends or alone while enjoying amenities like kitchens, full baths, and multiple rooms! Their rooms are in the most convenient locations in the city and booking through their website is simple and easy to do!
Once you’re rested up, head back to Trafalgar square and make your way towards Buckingham Palace. In the summer, you’ll be able to tour the palace before stopping to wittiness the change of the guards at 11:30 AM. After the change of the guard, hop the train to visit Kensington Palace. You’ll need a few hours for the tour and to take in the breathtaking views from the palace gardens. From the palace take the train to Kings Cross, before departing the city.