So, you’ve got dates arranged for a girl’s weekend away in London but don’t know where to go? Don’t fret we have the lowdown on the best places to go in the UK capital for the ultimate trip.
Where to stay
First, plan your accommodation – will you go for a cheap B ‘n’ B or high-end hotel? It all depends on your budget, but we recommend for a fun trip with your friends try a serviced apartment. You can all sleep in the one suite and be able to utilise self-catering facilities to prepare your own meals and drinks. Choose a location that suits both your travel arrangements i.e., near an airport or train station and the right area for shopping, dining and nightlife. We recommend Fraser Place Canary Wharf. Enjoy unspoilt views of the River Thames from your suite window or balcony, whilst being in the heart of the bustling Canary Wharf district. Travel across London from the tube station outside in just minutes. Why not book a west end musical, or cocktail package to enjoy on the many rooftop bars around London.
What to do
Findings things to do in the city won’t be difficult with your group, matter their interests, age or how many of you there are. Find your way to Oxford Street for some retail therapy and explore the aisles in Selfridges or venture into the shoppers paradise of Harrods. Camden offers cute boutiques, beauty salons, market stalls and fragrance parlours to captivate the fussiest of shoppers. Hopping on a open-top bus tour is a great way to discover the city, and is also perfect to purchase in a combination ticket where you add on entry to attractions such as the Tower of London, Kensington Palace and Madame Tussauds. The Afternoon Tea tour bus is an enjoyable experience to have lunch and see the city on the go. If you are not afraid of heights, the London Eye offers a great prosecco and ride ticket where you can travel around the massive ferris wheel with its breath taking city skyline views whilst sipping on a refreshing glass of cold fizz – the perfect way to share a memorable evening with your friends.
When to go
Whatever date you choose there will always be events, attractions and lots to explore in London. The winter months bring outdoor skating rinks, festive markets and stalls –there’s a heart-warming buzz around the city. Into spring summer, outdoor bars pop up; street stalls serve drinks and snacks while entertainers keep everyone happy. Why not team your visit with the Chelsea Flower Show where you can have a magical day out while stopping at The Ivy Chelsea for lunch and wine.
Do your research
Search for Groupon deals, 2 for 1 cocktail offers and group discounts and the bars and restaurants around town. Arm yourself with the right info to make great savings and still enjoy the best experience for your time in London.