London in 2-3 days
Right, there’s so much to see so you better get cracking. Day one is all about seeing the sights and the best way to do that is aboard a Big Bus Co sightseeing open-top double decker, complete with tour guide and commentary.
There are several different routes around central London to choose from taking in loads of sights including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, the London Eye, Trafalgar Square and St Paul’s Cathedral. The cool thing is, you can hop on and hop off as many times as you like, taking time to have a good nose your favourite sights and attractions.
Your ticket also entitles you to a Thames cruise and a number of guided walks, including a night-time ghost walk.
See London’s greener side with a trip to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, then sit down for a tasty lunch in a London gastro pub. After dark, head into Soho and catch a show at the theatre.
Make the most of your time after dark by catching a gig at the Brixton Academy or Hammersmith Apollo, or if clubbing is more your scene have a lash at Pacha, Turnmills or Fabric.
In one week
Start with the 2-3 day itinerary…
…and then mix and match with some extra jaunts around London, such as
exploring the City and Canary Wharf, taking a trip out Highgate Cemetery to see Karl Marx’s grave, heading to Greenwich and the
Royal Observatory, indulging your shopping fetish on Oxford Street and Harrod’s in Knightsbridge, sussing out Camden and Spitalfields markets or wandering the South Bank with a stop at Tate
Modern and the Millennium Bridge.
For night time entertainment, visit Waterloo Bridge after dark, see a show at the Royal Opera House, crack up at the hilarious Comedy Store at Piccadilly Circus, or catch some Shakespeare at Open Air Theatre Regents Park or Shakespeare’s Globe.