Escape there and back in one day.
Pack a whole weekend into a day. Get the first flight out
and the last flight back, and spend all day having fun.
|Fly from||Prices from|
|Rome||€129 return*||Book now|
|Milan (MXP, LIN)
||€119 return*||Book now|
|Bologna||€109 return*||Book now|
|*Fares are available for Saturday or Sunday travel.|
Styled on a Viennese café, this classic London spot has attracted many a celebrity regular in its time. Book a table in advance to start the day with one of London’s most coveted breakfasts.
160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB
Take the tube to Notting Hill for a wander. Be sure to check out Portobello Market (on every day except Sunday) and the Notting Hill Book Shop, Hugh Grant’s workplace in the film Notting Hill.
Portobello Rd, London W10 5TE
This design, fashion, art and culture museum always has a fascinating main exhibition, plus extra, free curiosities. Or you have the choice of the Natural History and Science museums just opposite.
Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
The walk through Hyde Park to this sculptural restaurant, with design by Zaha Hadid and Japanese-European fusion food by superstar chef Oliver Lange, is a delight.
Serpentine Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive, London W2 2AR
Explore this historic apple market (now home to Brit boutiques from Penhaligon’s to Tea Palace) in the heart of the city and listen out for its busking opera singers and string quartets.
The Market, London WC2E 8RF
Cross the Thames to wander along the lively Southbank, taking in a makeshift skate park, book market and landmarks from the Royal Festival Hall to the National Theatre.
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London SE1 8XX
Take the tube to Whitechapel for a taste of the East End. Shoreditch High Street has trendy Boxpark, a mall made of shipping containers, as well as designer boutiques Start and LN-CC.
2 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6HT
Shoreditch is a hub of independent cocktail bars; Callooh Callay boasts the ‘world’s best cocktail menu’, while the old school Worship Street Whistling Shop infuses its own spirits.
Top things off with a top-quality steak, sourced at cult butcher The Ginger Pig and cooked on a Josper grill, at this much-buzzed about London restaurant (advance booking recommended).
157A Commercial St, London E1 6BJ