Only got 48 hours in London? This what you need to do!


You’ve got 48 hours in London; maybe it’s a weekend getaway, maybe you’ve travelled down on business, either way you gotta make the most of London while you can. The problem with London is it’s very, very big. It’s hard to figure out where to start when exploring this eclectic and electric capital.

Before we dive in, remember that you need to do your research before visiting London. Make a list of things you want to do and see, download travel apps on your phone as you don’t want to lose hours on the tube getting lost, tailor your holiday to absolute perfection.

Now, without further ado, here is your guide on how to make the most out of your quick London getaway.

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You need a hotel that has a prime central location. You also need a hotel that has the ability to help you relax and rejuvenate in the incredibly short time you have to spend away in London.

The London City Suites Barbican is perfect as it offers you luxurious surroundings and a sense of peace and comfort in the big city… whilst also being right in the middle of all the sights of sounds of London town. All Central London attractions are only moments away from London City Suites Barbican, which means you have opportunities to see more!

 Day 1 – Cultural Day Out   

After relaxing at the London City Suites Barbican the night before, it’s time to get out there and start exploring. Where to start…

Get inspired: First thing in the morning, take yourself down to the Barbican Gallery only moments away from your hotel. Expect exceptional paintings, photography and installations that will excite, question and challenge.

Southbank: Walk along the River Thames by London’s Southbank. This creative hub is perfect for exploring. Take a trip to the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe for a guided tour or the BFI for a film screening.

Lunch: Southbank is also home to a variety of restaurants that boast a fantastic range of different cuisines, no matter where you choose to eat you’ll be in for a treat.

St Paul’s Cathedral: One of the true wonders of London. This architectural phenomenon helps define the London skyline with its magnificent dome.  Inside this church are gorgeous statues, paintings and beauty beyond belief.

Dinner: Visit the Jugged Hare in Barbican for beautifully cooked meat dishes. Suffolk pie, pulled beef, mallard and other delectable meals are on the menu and ready to warm your belly.

Day 2 – Treat yourself 

Shopping: Make today about you. Treat yourself with an extravagant shopping adventure in the heart of London. With your base in Barbican you are only 20 minutes away from Oxford Street, Carnaby Street and several other thriving shopping districts.

Barbican Conservatory: Explore the flora, fauna and foliage of this oasis of green in Barbican. A hidden gem and a great place for afternoon tea.

Bar and Lounge: Spend the evening at the Barbican Lounge and let your hair down. This lounge a great selection of drinks and also the food is pretty good too!

West End Show:  In the evening take yourself to Leicester Square and indulge in the theatrical razzle dazzle of London town. Watch some the biggest musicals and theatre productions in the UK.

Relax: And finally… take the rest of the time you have left to relax and take it easy back at the hotel.  It’s been a busy couple of days and you deserve a rest before travelling back home.