If you are coming to London for a very short time, perhaps as a stopover journey or a business trip, you really want to try and make the most of your stay. In this article we will discuss some of the sites that should be seen, as well as the best way to spend those few hours you have in the city.
London as a city is massive but condensed. There is a lot going on, the streets are narrow, and sometimes it can be a little overwhelming for those not used to it. However, this can be a benefit for those short on time as you can get around the city fairly quickly.
Most important meal of the day
That’s right – breakfast. There are plenty of amazing cafes around London, as well as your usual stops (Costa, Starbucks, Caffe Nero), but we do recommend checking out some of the smaller independent breakfast spots such as the London Grain House at Kings Cross. They have some amazing fresh food, as well as an open kitchen so you can see your food being made in front of you.
If you’re looking for an outstanding meal, try the Eggs Benedict – it’s just something you can’t replicate at home.
Wander around Covent Garden
Covent Garden is one of London’s most visited spots. A closed market with plenty of small shops and often performers playing in the open space on the lower level. Surrounding are many independent food, toys and accessories stores you can peruse, as well as little market stalls often selling art and other little trinkets.
Enjoy a Walking Tour
London is one of the many cities that Free Walking Tours are available in, and can be a great way to learn about the history of the city or pretty much any area of the culture you would like to know more about.
No trip is complete without Soho
Soho is one of London’s more interesting districts, oozing free spiritedness and rebellion. It is the home of those looking for great fashion, great food, and a little edgy spirit.
Walk along the Thames
You can conclude the day with a gentle stroll along the Thames, starting from anywhere. It is a great way to really get an idea of what the city of London was built around, as well as seeing what is happening on both sides of the river to see where you want to go next.