The city of London is one of the tourist destinations par excellence. Its large size makes it difficult to see everything in a short time. In fact, a week can be short to visit all the places and points of interest that this capital offers. But what can you do when you only have a weekend or a short 48-hour getaway to this metropolis? Here we make some proposals for you to take note of what you will have time to see so that you can cover the maximum number of visits possible.
Places of interest
You arrive in London and as soon as you get off the plane you start counting time because this city has a lot to see and go through , as well as places to have fun and live . There are many points of interest to visit, but with 48 hours, you have no choice but to choose.
One of the fastest options is to do the route called Jubilee Walkway , which is the one that runs through the main monuments and places of interest, which are located along 25 kilometers .
This route takes us to visit the Tate Modern , which is one of the most important museums in the world in terms of modern art, in addition to touring the Palace of Westminster -it is one of the four World Heritage sites in this city-, and Big Ben .
The tour should also take you to St James’ Park , which is a wonderful natural site with swans and squirrels. The route continues through Trafalgar Square, one of the city’s most iconic squares, as well as The National Gallery , which is a must-see for all art lovers. Nor can you miss a tour of the British Museum .
The short time of 48 hours also allows you to see other sites such as the Tower of London , Tower Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral . And if you still have time or feel like it, you can take a walk along the Regent’s Canal and the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk.
Apart from the main monuments – there would still be more to see – London is an ideal city to stroll around and, of course, visit its markets. One of the options is the Borough Market , which is one of the most popular in the capital because you can find both local and international items.
Other options are Brick Lane Market , which is especially suitable for buying vintage clothes, as well as the Columbia Road Flower Market , which is an ideal place to take photos because the environment is precise thanks to the Victorian shops and the flowers that are marketed.
More alternative is the Camden Market , which is ideal to relive the golden years of punk, as well as the Maltby Street Market , which is considered the quintessential destination for street food. And of course, if you’re looking for antiques, Portobello Road Market is the place to be.
And if what you are looking for is generalized shopping, a good option is the Harrods department store where, in addition, you can have afternoon tea, as in Sketch , which is another of the most suitable places.
Once the most touristy tours are over, it’s also time to have fun. London has a great cultural life and places, of course, are not lacking. Among some proposals is The Vaults , which is an alternative space, as well as the West End shows. You can also opt for live music at Sofar Sounds .
If you are going with children, or you want to enjoy a differentiated experience, you can buy tickets to see the Harry Potter scenes and become a magician for a day by riding a broom. By the way, you can also drink butter beer.