Tourist Ideas for a Weekend in London
London is an incredible international city with lots to offer. I recently started traveling to London for work and have collected a few tourist tips from my co-workers and friends abroad to make the most out of my weekends there. Below I highlight some recommended neighborhoods to check out in the city, along with the stunning South Bank Walk ― also known as The Queen’s Walk.
London Weekend Touring Recos
Regent’s Park (Check out the Queen Mary Rose garden, it is absolutely magical)
The Ultimate London Tourist Walk
AKA The Queen’s Walk. I actually thought I discovered this brilliant tourist path... until I discovered that it's like the most famous walk in London. #alwayslearning :)
It would take you around 90 minutes to walk straight through, but plan to take several hours so you can stop and experience all the sights along the way!
1 > Take the Tube from wherever you’re at to Westminster Station.
2 > When you get out of Westminster Station, you’ll be greeted by Big Ben and the Parliament Houses.
Walk across Westminster Bridge (towards the London Eye).
#ProTip: Before making a left on the bridge to continue your tour, take a right first to enjoy a less crowded spot along the river and cool views of the bridge and Big Ben.
3 > Make a left after you cross the bridge and enter the South Bank Walk along the Thames River.
4> The walk from the London Eye to Tower Bridge along the Thames takes around 45 minutes ― but you’ll want to spend a few hours enjoying all of the shops and sights (like the Tate Modern and Borough Market) it has to offer.
5 > Once you end up at the Tower Bridge, make sure to take a walk across it to fully soak in it’s beauty!
I know there is much more to see and do in London ― what are your favorite spots?