Unlock London’s Weekend Wonders: Insider’s Guide

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London is a city that inspires you with its stunning architectural wonders, world-renowned cultural attractions, and historical landmarks, and exploring it all in a short time surely requires a lot of planning. If you’re planning a weekend trip to London, this blog is for you. Start by reserving a luxurious stay at The Montcalm London City Hotel, the ideal urban retreat in the heart of the city with state-of-the-art amenities and easy access to top London landmarks. Explore London like a local with our weekend itinerary and plan yours now!

Weekend Day 1

Buckingham Palace 

Start your weekend in London with a visit to the iconic Buckingham Palace. It is recognised around the world as the home of the monarchs and an exclusive guided tour around the palace is a must during the springtime. Tour the 19 State Rooms, magnificently designed and decorated with the Royal Collection’s most exotic treasures. Visit the Picture Gallery and be inspired by works of incredible artists including Rembrandt and Van Dyck and reflect on the truly memorable experience as you enjoy the classic Montcalm afternoon tea experience, later!

Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden

Next, head to the evergreen and lively Piccadilly Circus, one of London’s most popular and vibrant tourist destinations! While the iconic neon signs and advertising screens here are sure to catch your eye, you’ll also find several restaurants, bars, theatres, and casinos here. Spend some time by the famous Eros Statue and make your way towards Covent Garden, only a stone’s throw away from here.

Covent Garden is the perfect place to soak up London’s culture and enjoy authentic food and shops. Don’t miss out on a visit to the Apple Market, perched right in the heart of the neighbourhood, filled to the brim with boutique shops and indie market stalls. If you’re looking to click some Instagram-worthy pictures, plan a quick visit to Neal’s Yard, tucked in the corner of Covent Garden, full of bright-coloured cafes and independent stores.

London Eye

Located along the River Thames, the iconic London Eye offers unobstructed views from its glass pods. Take a 30-minute ride and spot some of London’s most well-known sights including the Big Ben and The Shard. The sunset views are outwardly, and you can even elevate your experience as you sip some champagne along the ride and have unforgettable moments with your cherished ones!

Weekend Day 2

The Tower of London 

It’s almost impossible to make the most of London’s extraordinary historical and cultural offerings in one day. So, start your second day with a visit to a World Heritage Site and the capital city’s most iconic castle- The Tower of London. Located only moments away from your premier accommodation in London City, explore and discover the history of the Crown Jewels, beautifully retold for our time with the one-of-a-kind Crown Jewel exhibition here. Meet the famous ravens and know why they are known to be the guardians of the tower.

Tate Modern 

There’s no better place to see inspiring contemporary and modern art forms than London. Located only 10 minutes away from the Tower of London, you’ll find the Tate Modern Art Gallery. Enjoy the most fulfilling art exploration at this free-to-visit gallery, which is full of innovative works that shaped art as we know it today. Admire large-scale installations, sculptures and paintings by world-renowned artists including Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. Explore the popular Turbine Hall, a stunning space dedicated to live performances.

St. Paul Cathedral

Whether you’re planning a family day out or simply looking to explore London’s most incredible historic sights, you can never be short of things to do at St. Paul Cathedral. Explore on your own or take a guided tour of the cathedral with awe-inspiring Baroque, Gothic and Neoclassical elements. The cathedral is also home to spectacular art, featuring delicate carvings in the choir, gilded dome murals and modern works by decorated artists including Yoko Ono.

Here you go! An ideal itinerary to spend a splendid weekend in London that allows you to experience the capital city’s history, art, and culture without rushing too much. So, start planning now and don’t forget to book your stay well in advance and save with the best London hotel deals!