No matter how long you’re going to be in London for, it’s always tough to squeeze in everything you want to do.
So, how do you plan the best time in London if you’re only there for one weekend?
Make a list
You’ve decided to head to London for the weekend and want to make the most of every second. If that’s the case, then you need to make a list of everywhere you want to go to make sure you can schedule in plenty of time and avoid missing out. This is especially important if you’re only visiting for the weekend.
Once you’ve listed everything, separate them into their locations. That way, you can save time by going to the places that are closest to each other in the same morning or afternoon. This will save you lots of travelling time, as you won’t be trying to squeeze in two different events at opposite sides of the city in the same day.
Sort out accommodation
After chatting about all the things you absolutely want to do during your weekend, it’s time to arrange the best place to stay. If you want something affordable, safe and close to all the events you want to enjoy, this apart hotel website gives you plenty of choice to find the perfect place.
Just make sure to pick somewhere with plenty of space for your group and near the main attractions.
Once your list is done and your accommodation is booked, open Google Maps on your phone and pinpoint the different locations of each event. This is particularly handy if you’re only visiting the city for a short time.
Not only will this help you if you need some quick directions on the day, but it’ll also remind you of what exciting event is up next ensuring you don’t forget.
Get an Oyster
Although a lot of visitors to London opt for a travelcard to help them get around, Oyster cards are usually the best option if you’re only going to be in the capital for a short time.
You can have these delivered to your door before you go to London or pick them up at an airport or station when you arrive. Plus, Oyster card holders can often enjoy a variety of special discounts, too.
If you’re only going to be in London for the weekend, but still want to enjoy a decent mix of tourist attractions, you need a plan.
Pick your top three big attractions that you definitely want to see (like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral) and plan to visit them in advance. Then, book a tour to make sure you take in as much of the city as you can during your brief trip (the London Eye is a great way to see a lot of the city fast).
Schedule chill time
You can still schedule the time to relax even if you are visiting for a short time. London is packed with peaceful parks that you can have a stroll through during your visit. Or why not opt for afternoon tea to help you unwind after a hectic morning of sightseeing?
Take a few of these tips on board to enjoy the best weekend in London.