Last chance for a summer getaway! How about London?
It’s September now which means the kids are back at school, the students are going back to University and, sadly, our summer holidays have been and gone. Now we’re all feeling the holiday blues and can see Autumn not so far away in the distance. But how about we treat ourselves one last time before Christmas and go on a mini break!
London was made for mini breaks. With an endless amount of things to see and do, London is one of those places where you can keep going back for more.
We’ve put together a list of the top places to visit in London for the perfect mini break.
This most famous park in London is home to a variety of activities, including boating, cycling and tennis. You can visit the ornamental flower gardens, or have a quiet lunch in the lakeside restaurants. Hyde Park is so far away from the typical city green areas that you would almost completely forget that you were in the Big Smoke!
Ceramics, glass, textiles, paintings – V&A has a little bit of everything. It is the world’s greatest museum of art and design, offering a free permanent collection all year round, whilst running various events throughout the year.
With over 100 stalls of fresh produce, Borough market is the place to be for food lovers, and the perfect inspiration for dinner parties!
The London Eye has become a modern symbol of the capital, and for the right reasons! The wheel has spectacular views of Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament. You can even do a champagne tour with a host to answer your questions.
One of London’s most popular markets, filled with 10s of thousands of visitors every year, selling everything from clothing to incense. Camden Market is also home to dozens of food stalls selling a variety of cuisine including Japanese and French.
This modern and contemporary art gallery is the place to be to visit the big names in the world of contemporary art. Here you’ll find paintings by Andy Warhol, Matisse and Picasso, to name a few.
Shoreditch has become one of the trendiest areas in London, with bars and restaurants presenting the hottest nightlife. It’s also home to London’s celebrated curry mile!