Weekend trips don’t get much better than this! London is a fantastic place for a getaway with your friends, family, partner or just yourself. Seeing all the top sites can seem like a daunting task in such a short space of time, so we’ve put this list together of the best of the best meaning you’ll waste no time seeing all that this wonderful city has to offer. Read on for our guide and set yourself up for an unforgettable weekend.
This famous clock tower is an iconic symbol of the city. It’s 106 meters high and the third tallest watch tower in the world. It was finished building in 1858, but it was not until the following year when they began to operate and give their first hours.
Once you’ve seen Big Ben, walk down Westminster Bridge and cross the River Thames, here you’ll have panoramic views of the Great Clock Tower and the London Eye, one not easily forgotten.
Another, more modern icon of London is the famous 135 metre Ferris wheel, “The London Eye”. Construction finished in 2000, and since then it’s been the best way to admire the beauty of the city.
What better way to start the day than to have breakfast in a magical place? In the Covent Garden area, there is a place away from the floods of tourists, Neal’s Yard. It’s a small and colourful square, full of flowers and plants where you breathe a very mystical atmosphere reminiscent of the Hippie era of London. Calm in the morning and very lively in the afternoon, this under the radar local is not to be missed.
It’s the largest and oldest park in London, where you can skate, bike, rent sunbeds and even rent a boat on Lake Serpentine.
Built in 1703 as a small hotel for the first Duke of Buckingham, this now official residence of the British royal family passed into the hands of King George in 1762. Today, the Palace is most known for being one of the most visited tourist attractions in Europe. If you happen to be visiting, make sure you do so at the same time as the changing of the guard! We recommend hotels near Buckingham Palace, not only for great access and views of the Palace it’s self, but because it’s a great place to like up to most other attractions the city holds, we recommend hotels such as Frasers Hospitality, Kensington B&B, and Belgravia – although, you get great suggestions on most hotel finder apps and websites.
Created in 1830 to commemorate the victory of British naval forces against the Spanish and French armies, who were allied in the Battle of Trafalgar. In the centre of the square is the awe-inspiring column of Admiral Nelson, command of the British troops that died in the battle. In addition to this great column there are two fountains that light up at night and in the square stands the majestic building of the National Gallery – the most important art museum in London.