Weekend Breaks in London
Weekend breaks in London provide the perfect opportunity to wind down and see some of the capital's many exciting attractions. With Westminster, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and more all just a short Tube ride away, the difficult part will be fitting everything you want to see into a weekend.
Your best plan is to check into a hotel in London city centre with good transportation links, such as the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, so you're within easy reach of all the major attractions. Then it's just a matter of getting out and exploring!
Discover central LondonFor a quick and easy tour of London's most famous landmarks, just take a walk alongside the Thames. On the way you can visit Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tate Modern, the London Eye and more, making it easy to get an overview of the capital's chief attractions in a single weekend.
For a vivid sense of local life, Camden Market is a must see. Home to an eclectic array of kitsch bric-a-brac stalls and bargain vintage finds, visitors can relax and spend a day rambling through winding, cobbled streets and sampling delicious street food. From Thai to Vietnamese, Italian to Indian, there's a mouth-watering treat for every taste.
Short breaks in London are also great for shopping. Hunt for vintage treasures and clothing in London's chic West End, or visit the uber-trendy streets of Shoreditch, where visitors will find a wealth of quirky shops and a stylish London bar on every corner. It is the ideal way to unwind after a busy day of retail therapy.
Romantic breaksThis is a city geared up for romance. From stylish art galleries and cosy pubs to some of the world's most innovative restaurants, there are plenty of places to bring that special someone. Imagine sunset cocktails with a view of the city skyline, or an evening at the theatre, opera or ballet before heading back to your the hotel.
For a really memorable break, take a horse and carriage ride through Hyde Park on Horseman's Sunday and enjoy a romantic day in the grounds. Pack a picnic and while away the time strolling through the 350 acres of greenery, pausing to admire the grandeur of Kensington Palace and its gardens – bliss.