Many people booking at special offer London hotels are visiting for a short trip, usually a weekend or if they’re lucky, four whole days. Thanks to its many airports and great transport system, London is primed for bitesize trips that give you a taste of the English capital. Whilst there’s undoubtedly enough to do in London to fill a month, even a year, the costs and time constraints mean that many people, regardless of where they’re coming from, only have a few days on their first visit to the city.
There’s a lot to see and do, and if you can time a long weekend perfectly, you can see more of the city than you might first think. This blog will cater to guests of London accommodation offers who only have three nights and four days to get a taste of the city. If you don’t mind a little exhaustion, that might be more time than you first think!
Pick Your Travel Wisely
London has six airports and 14 train termini. Booking the right time for your train or plane could potentially provide you with a whole extra day to enjoy. Try to book early arrival times and late departure times, and book your travel from airports in advance. Airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick have express speed trains that can get you into central London in just 30 minutes.
Book A Hotel With Breakfast Included
It might add a few extra pounds (in both senses), but booking accommodation with breakfast included will kick off your busy days with a hearty full tank and will save you time in meal preparation. Many London hotels with breakfast such as the Bayswater Inn are central and easy to travel from.
Museums To Tick Off The List
London is teeming with museums, and if you’re visiting the city with young people, they can be a great way to learn more about London. The British Museum, National Gallery and the Tate Galleries embody the vibrant and historic culture of the city. What’s more, they’re all free to visit.
Stay Central On Your First Weekend
Accommodation like the Bayswater Inn Hotel London are centrally situated, making them the perfect short trip basecamp for first time visitors. Staying at hotels in Zones 4 and 5 may be a little less expensive, but you’ll spend about 45 minutes travelling to and from them as you venture into the centre of the city. The Bayswater Inn, for instance, is just a short walk from Hyde Park and South Kensington, and just a 7 minute tube journey from destinations like Oxford Street and Leicester Square.
But Consider An Afternoon Further Afield
All that being said, it’s worth venturing a little further out if you want to get a taste of “local” London. Areas such as Greenwich, Hampstead and Hackney all have their unique charms and can provide cultural context that the city centre tourist traps might lack.
Tour Buses And River Cruises To Tick Off Landmarks
If you want to tick off the landmarks in just one afternoon or morning, then consider booking an open top bus tour or river cruise. The latter is especially memorable and takes you past the many riverside landmarks in the heart of the city.