With a flight time of around an hour and departures from nearly every part of the UK, London makes for the perfect destination for an exciting and convenient long weekend.
During the summer months the city draws swarms of visitors due to the sunny, warm weather and exciting atmosphere that lingers in the air. With so much to see and do, we give you the low down on what to do during your London summer break.
Fantastic foodie treats
The city of London is a foodie’s paradise, with so many different restaurants, bars, shops and markets on offer. Street food is becoming more popular all the time, offering a different dining experience unlike any traditional restaurant. Some of the best street food in London can be found in Borough and Camden Markets. Both offer unusual and unique worldwide cuisine that can be eaten on the go, as you wonder around the stalls soaking up the atmosphere.
Shop ‘til you drop
London is one of the fashion capitals of the world, and this is reflected in the number of shops that are crammed into the city. If you are looking for a unique shopping experience – visit Harrods, where you will find some of the most expensive and exclusive items in the world to choose from. From Chanel to Cartier, all of the major players in designer fashion and accessories can we found here.
There’s no business like show business
Head to the bright lights of the West End and see one of the many world famous shows on offer, performed in some London’s most famous venues. From The Lion King to Wicked there is something for all tastes, budgets and ages.
Peace and tranquillity in the city
Take yourself away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city and visit one of its peaceful green areas. Tucked away in the Royal Borough of Chelsea you will find London’s little secret, the Physic Gardens. The garden showcases unusual and unique plants from around the world that were historically used for medicinal purposes.
Keep the temper tantrums at bay
London is a fantastic place for all age groups, but it is particular good for keeping the kids or grandkids occupied. From giant toy shops to interactive educational exhibitions, to exciting shows and child friendly restaurants, London has it all. A notable attraction in London is the Harry Potter Studio Tour, which is a dedicated exhibition that takes you behind the scenes of the world famous movies.