London is a city of history and modernity and of glamour and grit. If you’re short on time in London, don’t worry. With so many iconic sights to see and explore in the city, it’s essential to try and make the best use of your time. Book a London hotel on special offers, with the perfect breakfast to fuel up and follow this itinerary to see the best of the city in just 48 hours.
Head start your journey by booking a stay at the opulent Signature Town House Hotel in London and secure a front-row seat to London’s regal charm! With the iconic Hyde Park and several other popular attractions at your doorstep, make the most of your time in the ravishing capital city.
Hyde Park is the largest of London’s royal parks and a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city. You can enjoy your time in Hyde Park by the serene Serpentine Lake or rent a rowboat and explore the lake. There are also many paths to walk or hike on, along with meadows and a rose garden in the north of the park to take in the scenic views. No visit to Hyde Park would be complete without a visit to Speaker’s Corner, a space to speak and express oneself freely.
Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
The Changing of the Guard is a centuries-old ceremony, held at Buckingham Palace. Watch the precision drill of the guards and the stirring music of the bands, a quintessential example of British military tradition. The ceremony takes place at 11:00 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. The best part is that Buckingham Palace is right around the corner from your hotel close to Hyde Park, so you can take your time getting ready and still be on time for the ceremony!
What was originally a quiet residential area, has today become one of the most popular entertainment and shopping hubs in the city. From the world-famous Shaftesbury Avenue theatres, world-class restaurants, and cafes to the exquisite shopping areas of Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus surely deserves a spot on your two-day London itinerary. So, be it watching a cult classic flick or indulging in some luxe retail therapy, make sure to conclude your first day in London, here.
Tower of London
The magnificent Tower of London on the north bank of the Thames River has played a major role in British history. It has been a royal residence, a prison, a treasury, an armoury, and a public record office. So, when in London, make sure to spend some time at the Tower of London, exploring the Crown Jewels and the White Tower (the oldest building in the Tower).
Head to the tallest building in Western Europe, to take in the breath-taking views of the London skyline. It houses a 244-meter-high viewing gallery which is the highest public viewing platform in London. It is open seven days a week and the entrance is located just outside London Bridge Station, so it’s easily accessible by public transport.
Natural History Museum
If you have some more time left for the day, explore the Natural History Museum in London. It has everything you could ever wish to see about the natural world, from dinosaurs to wildlife to exhibits about the evolution of the human body.
Enjoy the most thrilling and exciting 48 hours in London with this list of must-visit attractions, close to your London hotel on special offers great for family stays as well!