Every visitor will feel right at home in England’s multicultural capital. Spend a perfect day wandering through London’s beautiful green spaces, admiring its historical masterpieces and discovering the quirky nooks and crannies you would have never expected to find.
Start the morning with a walk over Westminster Bridge. Head towards Parliament Square, taking the time to stop and watch the city come to life from this breathtaking vantage point.
Walk north to Hyde Park, leaving the frantic pace of the city behind, and wander through Kensington Gardens. Make sure to check out the Serpentine Gallery and, if you’re feeling peckish, stop for a snack at the Italian Gardens Cafe.
Head to the heart of Covent Garden and stop for a pint at Crown and Anchor pub. Hidden a few meters away is Neal’s Yard, a colourful little alley that’s home to several lip-smackingly good restaurants.
Take the nation’s famous red bus to Boxpark Shoreditch in London’s East End, and stop for lunch at Greek street food stall the Athenian. If Punjabi curries are more your thing, grab one at Sonita’s Kitchen.
Despite rumours to the contrary, Londoners are actually very sociable – especially with a pint in hand. Be sure to introduce yourself to a fellow urbanite and, who knows, you might learn even more about this unique city.
Jump on a river taxi from Tower Pier near Tower Bridge and ride east, watching the sunset over the Shard and 20 Fenchurch Street. Made up of steel and glass mountains, London’s skyline looks stunning in the evening light.
Looking for the perfect place to start and end your day?
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Docklands Riverside
DoubleTree by Hilton London – Docklands Riverside lies inside an old factory building | Courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton London – Docklands Riverside / Booking.com
The DoubleTree is centrally located on a 17th-century wharf with stunning views of London’s financial district, and even runs a complimentary ferry service across to Canary Wharf. The Colombia Restaurant serves seasonal recipes and guests can request barbecues to enjoy on the pretty outdoor terrace with excellent riverside views.