London is one of the most iconic cities in the world, and if you’re heading there for the day without much time, we’re going to highlight 3 of the absolute hotspots that you should fit into your itinerary when you’re short on time. All of these locations are very central and can be walked between if you’re happy to get quite a few steps in, or they are all very accessible by the tube (London Underground), so you will have no issues getting to these places. We’re going to cover everything from quintessentially British locations, quirky off-the-beaten-track spots and then also the iconic sightseeing spots. So, let’s get into it and find out about the best spots to see in London!
First up we have Covent Garden, such a lovely part of London that has all of the quintessentially British components you might want to see. Located in the West End of London, Covent Garden is a hub for shopping, food and entertainment, making it the perfect place to spend your day. The West End region is most famous for its fantastic theatre shows, so a fantastic day to spend your day is by spending the morning and afternoon in Covent Garden and then booking a show in the evening.
Start your day in Covent Garden with some brunch, with the Ivy having a fantastic menu and a beautiful setting. The Delauney is a lovely traditional and grand brunch spot, so we would also very much recommend it here. Once you’re fuelled and ready for the day ahead, start your day with shopping. There are lots of shops surrounding the Covent Garden area, and then when you enter the main Covent Garden section, there is a beautiful indoor-meets-outdoor shopping area with quintessentially British shops for you to enjoy, along with fantastic street performers. Before you head to the theatre, stop for some street food at one of the many vendors. This is such a wonderful day and will give you a sense of what London is all about.
Next up we have Westminster, a truly iconic part of London, especially if you are a fan of the Royal Family! You are within walking distance of Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street, St James’ Park and Green Park, as well as plenty of wonderful bars and restaurants for you to explore. You’re also near some of London’s most famous attractions, from the Big Ben to Westminster Abbey and Tate Britain. So, if sightseeing is on your agenda you should absolutely visit Westminster!
Mayfair, Belgravia and Knightsbridge
Last but not least, we have Mayfair, Belgravia and Knightsbridge, some of the most affluent areas of London that surround Hyde Park. Home to exceptional designer shops, stunning architecture and incredible food venues, this is absolutely the place to be if you want a more up-market trip to London. Very easily accessible by the tube or you can choose some central Knightsbridge parking, then you can explore by foot from here!