En route to your destination or just because you have to or ‘want’ to, are you planning to spend one day in London? And are you afraid it won’t be enough? It is not very long, I agree, but you will be surprised to know the many things you can do and places you can visit in this short duration—especially London’s highlights! It’s a great way to kickstart your trip around the UK, or to spend your stopover.
This is exactly what this guide will help you do. We are going to take a long look at some of the best sights in London. The first thing you must do is make yourself comfortable in the city. It is important to feel safe in a new country, hence, you should look at the best five-star hotels in London, the likes of The LaLiT London, for booking- and stay-related decisions.
Once the problem of where to stay in London is taken care of, take a nice warm bath and set out to explore the city—fully rejuvenated and energetic. Here is the perfect itinerary for your one-day exploration:
When it comes to sightseeing, you should start your day with South Kensington. From here, you can visit some museums or wander in the road to Knightsbridge, depending on your interests. St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace can be your next stops. After that, it is a good idea to walk down the Mall towards Westminster. Westminster is around the corner and you can see London’s most iconic buildings in one place. Once you have done all this, it will be time to make a decision: Either jump on a boat down the Thames to Tower Bridge or walk across Westminster Bridge to the South Bank.
If you’re in London, a West End theatre show has to be high on the must-do list. Walk around Theatreland (Piccadilly in the west, Holborn in the east and Covent Garden in the middle). Choose one show of your liking, and soak in the marvellous culture. Talking about culture, The Museum of London is also a great place to visit, if you haven’t already during sightseeing.
If you mean serious shopping, Oxford Street, with its giant Topshop, is a great place to begin. If you venture further down, you will see the Marble Arch for Selfridges, John Lewis. You can also head towards the high-end New Bond street or the flagship stores on Regent Street instead.
London has the largest concentration of Michelin Star restaurants in the UK, and there are a lot of places you can try. There is also a pub on practically every corner. You can choose from the array of speakeasies, craft beer houses, historic pubs or simple old-fashioned boozers depending on your preference. So, maybe after a long day of sightseeing and shopping, you can relax in one of these fine restaurants or grab a drink or two in these fancy bars.