Making The Most Of A Weekend Break In London

Heading to London for a weekend break? Here are just a few activities for helping you to make the most of your visit of the UK’s capital.

See the sights with a guided tour

Guided tours are some of the best ways to see the city sights – they’ll take you on the best route and you’ll get to learn plenty of facts that you might not gain travelling alone. There are all kinds of tours available including walking tours, bus tours and boat tours. Some of the walking tours are free but tend to cover a smaller area. Bus tours meanwhile can take you all around London whilst boat tours can let you see all the sights along the Thames. It’s worth looking out for themed tours such as ghost tours and Jack the Ripper tours (both of these tours can be taken at night adding to the spookiness!).  

Visit the museums

London has many historic and grand museums including the Natural History Museum, The British Museum and The Science Museum, as well as a number of art galleries. The great thing about these museums is that many of them are completely free to enter making them a great attraction if you’re visiting London on a tight budget.

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Attend a West End show

The West End is one of the most renowned theatre districts in the world. Here you can catch all kinds of theatre productions from Shakespeare plays to musicals featuring star-studded casts. You can buy London theatre tickets online – for the best chances of getting a seat, you should book early. That said, it is possible to get last minute tickets.

Get a drink at the top of the Shard

The Shard is currently the tallest building in Europe and it offers some of the best views of London you’ll experience. You can grab a drink at the top and take in the sights. The Shard even hosts silent discos at night that could be worth looking into. Be wary that ticket prices and drink prices are sky-high – you may want to save your pennies for this experience.

Eat street food at the Borough Market

Borough Market is a great place to grab a bite to eat – here you’ll find many stalls offering quality food. The market has been featured in many movies and it offers a truly authentic London feel. And whilst the prices aren’t cheap, it’s a lot cheaper than eating out in a restaurant.

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