Each area of London has something different to offer – from the vintage markets in Camden to the brunch spots of Notting Hill. You could spend the weekend in a leafy neighbourhood or get in touch with your creative side in a vibrant area. There’s something for everyone in the UK’s capital.
Catch the train to London for the weekend and make some new memories with your partner. Here are the best spots in London to visit on your next staycation.
Buckingham Palace is a must for any new visitors to London. Walk down The Mall surrounded by trees and admire the breathtaking Buckingham Palace. You can lounge around on the lawns or watch the guards change over. Make sure to grab a picture for Instagram – and look out to see if the Queen is home. The flag will be raised on top of the palace.
If you’re looking for a romantic skyline view, Sky Garden is the place to go. Ride the elevator to the top of the building and immerse yourself in London’s highest public garden. Wild plants cover the floor of Sky Garden and compliment the perfect view of the city. You can grab a cocktail and watch the sunset after your long day exploring London.
South Bank and Greenwich
Wander down the South Bank and look out for the London Eye, Tower Bridge and Shakespeare’s Globe. It’s one of the most beautiful parts of London, and there are a few rooftop bars tucked away.
You could even catch a river taxi down the Thames to get a better look at the view. Get off the boat at Greenwich and explore a quieter area of London.
Are you feeling peckish? Head to Covent Garden and pop into a local bakery for some sweet treats. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants inside Covent Garden with delicious food on offer. You can watch street performers as you eat your dinner and sip a cocktail. You’re on holiday – make sure to treat yourself.
Over in Kensington, there is a beautiful traditional Japanese garden hidden amidst the chaos of London. Kyoto garden is filled with tiered waterfalls, ponds, stone lanterns and Japanese maple trees. Take a breath and enjoy the peace and quiet for a while.
London is one of the greenest cities in Europe – and there are plenty of places to catch your breath. There are thousands of things to do and see, from tourist attractions to local favourites. Prioritise your activities, and make time to relax and reflect.
Article by Born Realist