Have only twenty hours to visit the whole London? Too unfair! Even a year is not enough to cover this big city with some touristy every day. If you can’t enjoy every activity in one day, you can still get some itinerary according to what you love. Here are a few options for you.
Option 1 – Sightseeing
Most of the top attractions in London are located within the close proximity to one another. With regular boat routes or buses, you can cover most sights within short time. We suggest you start your day in South Kensington. Take a stroll down the Mall through Westminster. Spend the evening with a West End theatre show and walk around Theatreland. There are so many shows playing there at a time.
Option 2 – Go Shopping
The food market is very busy in London. Old markets are getting more vibrant and new markets always pop up in intriguing venues. On an aggressive shopping spree, you could visit Oxford Street which is a good point to start. Covent Garden, Carnaby Street, and Seven Dials are always flooded with independent, smaller boutiques and stores and flocked by pedestrians.
Option 3 – Explore the Rich Culture
London museums are visited by a huge number of people every year. The Museum of London is the best place for this purpose. The Science Museum, Natural History Museum, and the V&A are located in the close proximity to one another in South Kensington. Tate Modern, National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery house some of the world’s best works of art.
Option 4 – Recreation
There is no lack of tourist hotspots where you can drink and dine in London. There are so many restaurants in London. For best discounts, try OpenTable. For adrenaline-filled dining experience, try London Pop Ups. You could also join a food festival in Shoreditch or get into a supper club in Soho.
For some booze, there is a bar and pub at every corner of London. You can always find a place to have a drink. You can spot craft beer houses, speakeasies, old pubs or simply old-school boozers according to whether you are settling in for an eve or it’s a quick pit stop.
Bus and Tube
Use contactless cards or Oyster card for the bus, tram, Tube, London Overground, DLR, and National Rail Services. You can buy Visitor Oyster Cards in advance and preload it with money and save the stress when you reach.
You can also save it for next trip or lend it to family and friends if they are visiting London. Keep in mind that cash is no longer accepted in buses. So, keep your contactless or Oyster card handy.
Have a boat trip along the Thames and get there from Richmond along with the Thames Barrier. Some Londoners even take river taxi.
Hire Boris Bikes
Get on your bike to reach from destination A to destination B. For the weekends, you can find a lot of good options. Pick a bike with credit card, head to your desired destination, and give it back in the dock. For 24 hours, it costs just £2. It is even available for free if your trip doesn’t exceed 30 minutes.