How to Spend 48 Hours in London

By Shoaib
June 3, 2024
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If you’ve booked a weekend away to London in the next few months, you might be wondering what you can do in London in 48 hours. Keep reading as we share how to spend two days in London to make the most of your time in the city.

Day 1 – Morning The first morning, we encourage you to head out and explore some of London’s top museums and galleries. Take your pick of the many great museums near our Gower Street hotels, such as The British Museum or the Charles Dickens Museum. Spend the morning here before enjoying lunch at a nearby restaurant. The Bloomsbury area is known for its diverse cuisine, allowing you to try something new while you are in the city.

Day 1 – Afternoon and Evening This afternoon, head over towards Liverpool Street, where you’ll find some great shopping, dining and drinking. While this area is busier with workers during the week, at the weekend it still has plenty to see and do. You could stroll around Old Spitalfields Market or take a walk over to Brick Lane. We also really enjoy the Shoreditch and BOXPARK areas, both of which are full of great dining and drinking options if you are visiting on a Friday or Saturday night. Sushi Samba in the Heron Tower would be one of our top picks for dinner tonight, or you could enjoy authentic Italian food in Eataly.

Day 2 – Morning The next morning, head over to Kings Cross St Pancras for brunch at one of the restaurants in Granary Square or Coal Drops Yard. Dishoom is a popular spot for a weekend brunch or lunch, but make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment. While you are in the area, don’t miss the Harry Potter scene inside St. Pancras station. Fans of the movies will also love the store here, where you can find the perfect souvenir to take home.

Day 2 – Afternoon Your second day is a great time to explore the historic jewellery quarter in Hatton Garden. You can window shop in the boutiques, or if you are in the market for a new watch or piece of jewellery, you’ll be in the perfect spot. Smithfield’s Market is also nearby, so check out the opening hours for your visit. There are plenty of dining options near here as well, so you can have a quick dinner before heading back home after an action-packed two days in the city.

These are just a few of our top picks for 48 hours in London. Of course, you may want to venture out a little more and see some of the more touristic attractions if it’s your first time in the city. No matter what you are planning to do during your trip to London this year, you’ll find that our hotels offer you the perfect base for your adventure. They are all centrally located and ideal for hopping around the city and making the most of your limited time here.

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