Tips for a Great Weekend in London


London is one of the world’s most beautiful and exciting cities. There’s so many landmarks, attractions, celebrations, festivals and cultural exhibitions that there’s always something new and exciting to experience. 

If you’re visiting London for the weekend there’s some attractions that you’ll just have to see. The capital teems with activity and there’s always something to see, here’s our rundown of what you can do on your weekend to make sure it’s a great one.

Luckily there’s plenty of Park Grand London hotels that make the perfect launch pad to any weekend itinerary. 

See London by speedboat

See London by speedboat

If you want to pack your weekend with as much adventure as possible, then the more thrill seeking tourist look no further than ThamesJet. Their speedboat tours will whisk you along the Thames at high speed, and if you can keep your eyes open you’ll also spot plenty of London’s famous sights along the way.

Visit Hyde Park

This is one of London’s premier Royal Parks and an absolute must-see when visiting the city. Here you’ll find attractions and events to suit all tastes and ages, making it perfect for solo-travellers, romantic getaways and family trips. In summer you can enjoy a relaxing walk, or an afternoon swimming on the boating lake. 

Look around The Tower of London. Being one of the world’s most famous buildings, London Tower is best viewed by taking a tour with one of the Yeoman Warders (Beefeaters) where you’ll discover its 900 year history, including its use as a royal palace and place of execution, not to mention currently housing the crown jewels. 

Spend a day at Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

If you want to spend a part of your weekend away from the bustling London metropolis, Windsor Castle is only a day trip away from central London. It’s the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and you’ll be able to visit the state apartments and view the works of art on show from the royal collection. 

Westminster Abbey greets one million visitors every year! The gothic architecture contains 700 years of history including the royal wedding of Queen Elizibeth II and more recently that of Prince William to Kate.

Enjoy Borough Market

Borough Market

With its origins back in 1014, there’s over 1,000 years of history at Borough Market. You’ll be able to celebrate everything that’s good about local food and produce here at London’s premier food market. No matter if you just like food or if you have a serious passion for quality ingredients, Borough Market is the place to spend part of your weekend. At the market you’ll find everything you could possibly want, from cheese makers to speciality foreign delicacies, making it the perfect place to visit if you want to combine free samples with culture and a feel of ‘real’ London. 

The Best Western Plus Park Grand London Heathrow provides luxurious and contemporary accommodation in one of London’s most sought after locations.

Spend a night out at Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus is world famous and amongst the busiest intersections on the whole planet. Every year it’s estimated that around 100 million people walk through Piccadilly Circus. The intersection at Piccadilly connects Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Street, Glasshouse Street and Haymarket, which are all famous London streets in their own right. Come back at night, and Piccadilly Circus really comes alive, making it one of the best areas to go to for a party or to enjoy other leisure activities. 

If partying isn’t your thing, you;ll definitely want to take in the Piccadilly Lights.

Famous around the world, its neon signs and other displays, make it an instantly recognisable landmark. Originally started back in 1907, the huge signs and displays have been lighting up Piccadilly ever since and make for an irresistible photo opportunity!

If you’re planning to explore the culinary past and present of London, staying at a hotel in Kensington makes perfect sense. The Park Grand Kensington Hotel in London is perfectly situated for every guest to enjoy all the sights and sounds the city has to offer. Book your Park Grand Kensington accommodation today and start planning your next vacation. 

Embrace the heritage and culture London offers

The London Science Museum is known to be among the best museums in the world. It highlights the very best in science and technology and offers free entry for children and adults. The exhibitions include some of humanity’s most important artefacts and objects of historical importance. Even better, it’s located near to two other remarkable museums.  

The Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum hosts over 80 million specimens within 5 separate collections. There’s always plenty to discover and loads of interactive exhibitions on offer, making a visit a knowledgeable and fun experience. You’ll find everything from skeletons and replicas of mammals, reptiles, birds, insects and dinosaurs to learning about the origin of life on Earth. With seasonal activities happening inside and outside of the museum, no matter when your weekend visit, it’s well worth the trip.

The Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria & Albert Museum

The Victoria & Albert Museum is the third museum all located close to each other.

The permanent collection at the V&A is over 2.3 million objects and spans over 5000 years of human creativity! Some of the best resources in the world of architecture, fashion, jewellry, sculpture and performance are housed here making it a fabulous opportunity to embrace the artistic heritage of a variety of performance and design mediums. 

If you’re visiting London over the weekend make sure to plan ahead. Don’t make your itinerary too busy, as you’re sure to come up against delays or distractions, but make clever choices that allow you to experience multiple aspects of London at the same time. Staying somewhere central can help too, giving you easy access to London’s various transport links. You’ll also want to make sure you book tickets in advance if an attraction is important to you, London is one of the most popular cities in the world and attractions can become very busy!

Settle into a true London townhouse while you enjoy the many museums and galleries in London, at a Park Grand hotel near Westbourne Terrace.