Get ready to discover London’s iconic side. With its striking landmarks, charming atmosphere and blend of new and old, visitors looking to explore the capital needn’t stray far from the centre. Follow our guide and plan to squeeze all the best bits of England’s capital into a whirlwind 48-hour trip.
Evening - make your great escape
Book your flights to London and get ready to touch down in one of our major London airports, all you need to do is find the flight time to suit you.
Is it your first time visiting? Be our guest and stay close to the centre of London so you can make your way around London’s most exciting sights with ease. Stay close to the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and book a classically luxurious break at The Langham – the hotel’s Palm Court restaurant kicked off the tradition of formal high teas, after all. Alternatively, the four-star Rembrandt in Kensington is just opposite the intriguing V&A Museum, and is just a short stroll away from Harrods.
Is it your first time visiting? Be our guest and stay close to the centre of London so you can make your way around London’s most exciting sights with ease.
Once you’re checked in and freshened up, make the most of your first evening by walking past Big Ben and over the Westminster Bridge. You’ll be able to spot some favourite London landmarks, including: The Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and St Paul’s Cathedral. On the south side of the River Thames, head for the Royal Festival Hall – get there before 19:00 and you might catch the end of a free concert. Go up to the second floor to the glamorous mid-century modern inspired Skylon Cloud 9 bar and order a classic glass of Möet or an Aphrodite – 12 Ketel one vodka, strawberry, Cointreau orange liqueur, citrus and sugar – with a view.