Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport


For a unforgettable day of adventure, London is the obvious choice. However, it can be hard to break down such a huge city and fit everything into just one day.

Before you head to the capital, take time to research what you’d like to see. The city really has something for everyone, whether you enjoy shopping and musicals, or football and sight-seeing. If you are planning on visiting some of the more popular London attractions, aim to book in advance online to avoid the queues.

London’s sightseeing tours

Although travelling underground may be quick, the downside is that you miss a lot of London’s famous sights. To see more in a day, take an open-top bus tour. They take around 2 hours, and cover a range of world-famous attractions.

See Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, London Bridge, Tate Modern and Trafalgar Square, to name a few. Most tours give you the option to hop on and off, so you can sightsee as you please.

Exploring on foot

It’s surprising how many famous sights you may stumble upon while walking through London. Take a stroll through Hyde Park to escape from the hustle and bustle, or head to North or South Bank for stunning views of Westminster. Walk through any of the main boroughs (Camden, Chelsea and Westminster to name a few) and you’ll find yourself collecting landmarks as you go.

Shopping, dining and culture

If you want to spend the day shopping, try Oxford Street and Covent Garden, or visit one of London’s many shopping centres. For a dose of culture, head to Leicester Square and the West End and take your pick from several musicals and concerts. Once the sun sets, London really comes to life. Experience its buzzing nightlife with a pint in a classic English pub, dinner in a top restaurant or dancing until the early hours.

Travel from Stansted Airport to London

Like a day trip to Cambridge, central London is less than an hour from Stansted. If you choose to travel via the Stansted Express you’ll be in London Liverpool Street Station in just 47 minutes. Friendly staff at our hotel will be happy to help with recommendations of how to spend a day in the city.