The Best Way To Spend 48 Hours In London
In reality it would probably take years to see all of the delights London has to offer. But what if you had just 48 hours to make the most of this glorious city? 48 hours to take in the sites, sounds and culture – and to see what makes London one of the greatest cities in the world. That’s not a lot of time, but if we had two days to get the best out of this royal city – here’s how we’d spend them:
Travel London – Start With A Royal Experience At Buckingham Palace
The primary home of Queen Elizabeth, Buckingham Palace is one of those attractions you simply have to see while in London. Located right in the center of London, the infamous palace is hard to miss. Visitors can tour the 16 state rooms of the palace, also be sure to catch the “Changing Of The Guard” which happens on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 10:45am.
Walk Through The Historical Halls Of Westminster Abbey in London
Another iconic royal landmark, Westminster Abbey is bursting with rich heritage and fascinating attractions. The famous church has stood for over 1000 years next to other famous attractions like Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Downing Street and more. Westminster is most famous for hosting royal weddings, coronations, funerals and burials. Famous names which have been buried at the iconic site include Issac Newton, Charles Darwin and the kings and queens of days gone by.
See London From The Heights Of The London Eye
You won’t find a better view of London than from the coveted London Eye. This gigantic wheel is set alongside the River Thames and is one of the most popular paid tourist attractions in the UK. It’s also Europe’s tallest observation wheel. Just be warned, because of its popularity it does tend to get crowded, so book in advance if you can.
Take A Stroll Through Hyde Park
More than just a park, Hyde is home to a number of musical and sporting events and a great place to explore in London. This lush park is also home to plenty of historical monuments like the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain and The Statue Of Achilles. If you get a chance, be sure to walk or bike through this majestic park.
Explore The Spooky Tower Of London
To this day The Tower Of London is still guarded by a group of ravens to protect the crown. 1000 years on, the fortress still stands and represents the strength of the monarchy. Each year tourists flock to see this airy piece of English history. Inside you can feast your eyes on the Crown Jewels and hear spooky tales from the enthusiastic tour guides.
Geek Out (Harry Potter Style) At Warner Bros. Studio London
In spite of London’s long list of unmissable attractions, if you’re a fan of Harry Potter this may just be the highlight of your trip. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London gives you access to film sets, props and costumes made famous by the popular film / book series. This award winning location certainly lives up to the magic of Harry Potter and is a dream for die hard fans. These studios are located about 20 miles from London, but can be easily accessed by road or trail.
Find The Perfect Boutique Hotel In London
After all of this site-seeing you’re going to need somewhere equally as exquisite to return to at the end of the day. Check out our picks for the best boutique hotels located in London.