48 hours

If you’re only in London for 48 hours…

If you’re only in London for 48 hours…

London is a big city so, if you only have a couple of days to explore, here’s how to make the most of your time in the capital.

Alchemy Coffee

Alchemy Coffee

Alchemy Coffee have great passion for the quality of the coffee that they buy, roast and sell but equally for the customer service they provide. They work with passion, pride, and integrity and believe that what they do is a craft.

Apple Market

Apple Market

At Covent Garden Apple Market you will find a collection of stalls from designers and makers. In the arcade where the market is, there are also some lovely specialty shops, boutiques and cafes which all make for a great day out.

BFI Southbank

BFI Southbank

BFI Southbank is a four-screen cinema venue, with two fantastic bars, showing a huge selection of classic and contemporary films each year, with new and re-releases, film seasons, and director and actor retrospectives.

Borough Market

Borough Market

Three Crown Square, the largest trading area of Borough Market, is devoted to produce, including fruit and veg, meat, fish and cheese, while the spaces around the periphery offer a colourful and eclectic blend of worldwide food.

British Museum

British Museum

Located in the Bloomsbury, the British Museum is dedicated to human history, art and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence.

Bubbledogs

Bubbledogs

Bubbledogs offers the unlikely coupling of hot dogs and the world’s greatest grower champagnes. The restaurant offers a choice of pork, beef, and vegetarian hot dogs. All of the hot dogs are made from 100% British meat.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is the working headquarters of the Monarchy, where The Queen carries out her official and ceremonial duties. Royal Day Out tickets include admission to The Queen’s Gallery, the Royal Mews and the State Rooms.

Cahoots

Cahoots

Keeping the Blitz spirit alive with dazzling cocktails and extravagant late night parties in a disused underground station. Cahoots hosts some mischievous live entertainment, including piano sing-a-longs, live music and more.

Camden Market

Camden Market

Camden Market is a diverse community of creative sellers, street food traders and independent stores next to the Regent’s Canal. Open every day the market has over a thousand places to eat, drink and dance in central London.

Chel-Ski

Chelski

Chel-Ski is London’s largest indoor ski centre offering the very best hi-tech slopes. The centre offers a fun, safe and controlled environment where you can learn to ski or snowboard as well as advance your existing skills.

Chelsea Physic Garden

Chelsea Physic Garden

Tucked away beside the Thames, Chelsea Physic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in London. Founded in 1673, its walls shelter a unique living collection of around 5,000 different edible, useful, medicinal and historical plants.

Duck & Waffle

Duck & Waffle

Duck & Waffle offers a playful take on traditional British cuisine with broad European influences emphasising local, rustic, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. Dishes are designed for sampling and sharing.

Emirates Air Line Cable Car

Emirates Air Line Cable Car

Glide above the Thames in the Emirates Air Line Cable Car and enjoy great views of London. Using the cable car is an easy way to get from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks. The cable car trip takes approximately 10 minutes.

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

When the audience become diners in the ‘Faulty Towers’ restaurant, pretty much anything can happen! Expect a two hour tour de force of gags and shambolic service as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve you a 70s-style three course meal!

Guildhall Art Gallery

Guildhall Art Gallery

The Guildhall Art Gallery was established in 1886. See works dating from 1670 to the present, including 17th century portraits, Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and a range of paintings documenting London’s dramatic history.

Houses of Parliament

Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament is open to all UK and overseas visitors to attend debates, watch committee hearings or take a tour inside one of the world’s most iconic buildings, there are a number of ways you can can visit.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit Hyde Park, one of the capital’s eight Royal Parks. The park offers various recreational activities including open water swimming, boating, cycling, tennis and horse riding.

London Duck Tours

London Duck Tours

Hop aboard one of the distinctive yellow DUKWs with London Duck Tours and enter the wonderful world of amphibious travel. With the classic sightseeing tour, you will see some of London’s best loved sights!

Lyceum Theatre

Lyceum Theatre

The Lyceum Theatre is a 2,000-seat theatre located in the City of Westminster. In 1996 it was restored and reconverted into a theatre for large scale musicals or opera, with a suitably large orchestra pit, by Holohan Architects.

Momo

Momo

There is a magenta door with a letterbox, as one descents the underbelly at Momo. Open it to a little underground gem, a gorgeous and intimate cocktail bar with alcoves, mirrors, glitter-balls and cosy seating.

Monument to the Great Fire of London

Monument to the Great Fire of London

The Monument to the Great Fire of London commemorates one of the most famous events in London’s history. Every year over 230,000 visitors climb the 311 spiral steps to enjoy unique and exhilarating views of the capital.

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery, London, houses the world’s largest collection of personalities and faces. You can explore over 200,000 portraits from the 16th century to the present day in a wide variety of different mediums.

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. It cares for more than 80 million specimens spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually.

Queen’s Theatre

Queen's Theatre

The Queen’s Theatre was built in 1907 and was designed as part of a pair with the neighbouring Gielgud Theatre. Les Miserables opened at the Queen’s on the 12th April 2004 and has been running at the theatre ever since.

Science Museum

Science Museum

Striving to be the best place in the world for people to enjoy science, the Science Museum’s world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe.

Sea Life London Aquarium

Sea Life London Aquarium

The Sea Life London Aquarium is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of global marine life. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing sea creatures from rays to rare green sea turtles.

Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe

Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare’s Globe is a unique international resource dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare’s work and the playhouse for which he wrote.

St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul’s Cathedral is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside to enjoy the awe-inspiring interior, climb the dome to try the unique acoustics of the Whispering Gallery and uncover its fascinating history.

Tate Modern

Tate Modern

Tate Modern is the national gallery of international modern art and also houses a collection of British art from the 1500s. The collection of modern and contemporary art represents all the major movements.

Tea at The Ritz

Tea at The Ritz

Indulge in finely cut sandwiches with classic fillings together with freshly baked scones with strawberry preserve and clotted Devonshire cream, followed by a delectable selection of afternoon tea cakes and pastries.

The Classic Tour

The Classic Tour

The Classic Tour is the finest way to see London with the handpicked comedic tour guides. Step onboard a specially designed 1960s Routemaster bus that has been transformed into a state of the art open top sightseeing experience.

The London Dungeons

The London Dungeons

The London Dungeon is one of the capital’s ‘must-see’ signature attractions. It’s a journey through 1000 years of London’s murky past. You and your companions walk through the Dungeon, moving from show to show.

The National Gallery

The National Gallery

The National Gallery displays more than 2,000 Western European paintings from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. You can explore inspiring art by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Turner and Van Gogh.

The O2

The O2

The O2 is the world’s most popular music and entertainment venue. It is home to an array of world-class experiences and attractions including an 11-screen cinema; a 12-lane bowling alley and 20,000 capacity live music space.

The Promenade

The Promenade

The Promenade features a series of rich, intimate spaces, complete with plush goose down cushions, high-backed divans and opulent floral urns, leading to a classic leather oval bar at the far end of the room.

The View from The Shard

The View from The Shard

The View from The Shard is a premium visitor attraction located at the top of Western Europe’s tallest building, The Shard. Visitors will experience unrivalled 360 degree views over the city for up to 40 miles on a clear day.

Tower Bridge Exhibition

Tower Bridge Exhibition

The Tower Bridge Exhibition is a must-see London attraction, step inside the most famous bridge in the world to explore its iconic structure, spectacular views and glass floor, modern exhibitions and Victorian engine rooms!

Tower of London

Tower of London

One of just four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city, the Tower of London is one of the city’s most popular attractions. See the magnificent Crown Jewels, enjoy special exhibitions and take a guided tour with a Beefeater.