London is a city that can offer tourists of all walks of life with one of a kind ways to explore the city. Consisting of 1500 square kilometres and with 32 boroughs making up the mosaic-like patchwork of London, you could visit London countless times and have a completely different experience during each stay. From centrally located Bayswater accommodation, it’s easier than ever to explore the many layers of London via the vast underground rail network that connects all areas of the city.
But if you only have a long weekend in London and want to tick off the major sights and landmarks, what is the best way to go about it? This blog will outline a step by step guide to making the most out for your visit, all without burning yourself out.
To start off with, you’ll probably want to get settled at the Park Avenue Bayswater Hotel and after what was probably a long trip, you’ll no doubt need to take your first day in London a little easier.
To start with, explore your local area. If you’re staying at the Bayswater Hotel near Royal Albert Hall London, then explore the South Kensington and Kensington Gardens district, where some of the best museums and landscapes in London await. If you’re not too worn out by the evening, check out the restaurant and bar scene in Soho, just a short journey away on the London Underground.
Today is your day to do some real sightseeing. With South Kensington right on the doorstep of your hotel near Madame Tussauds, why not check out one – or all – of the museums on Exhibition Road. The Natural History, Science and Victoria & Albert Museums are all top tier in their fields, and make for great days out for adults and children alike.
Depending on how long you plan to spend browsing galleries, head down to the South Bank after lunch and enjoy the bustling promenade’s many sights. From the British Film Institute to the National Theatre, many of London’s most influential cultural centres are concentrated around here. On top of that, the views over the River Thames, Houses of Parliament and St Paul’s Cathedral will really make you feel like you’re in London. Finish off at Borough Market in London Bridge for some well earned dinner.
Day Three is a good day to explore a little further afield. Districts slightly out of the city centre like Shoreditch entice tourists with its thriving markets, electrifying music scene and copious art galleries. The former Victorian slum has become a paradise for foodies and artistes, and its vintage stores and markets are great places to bag a bargain souvenir!
Though it’s your last day in the city, it needn’t mean you can’t squeeze in one last slice of London life. Take your pick of St Paul’s Cathedral, The Tower of London or Westminster Abbey and dive straight into London’s rich history. These three locations all include tours as part of their ticket price, all of which offer wider context to the history of the sites. As some of the oldest landmarks in London, these three are great ways to bookend your trip.