How to Spend a Weekend in London

There is enough to do in London for a entire lifetime and any tourist is in for a cultural banquet. Although regarded as one of the priciest places in the world, there are plenty of activities on offer for free. Some of Britain’s most popular art galleries are in London and the majority are free; these galleries offer a diverse range of art from priceless classics to contemporary installations. If you’re concerned about fitting everything into one weekend, don’t worry as most public art galleries have late opening hours.

While exploring London there are many sights to see such as the changing of the guard at 11.30am every day at Buckingham Palace. Don’t forget the Royal parks which provide a green oasis in the bustle of London with Regent’s Park and St James’ Park being amongst the most popular.

Trafalgar Square would complete any visit to London, a popular tourist attraction which is also the main focus for many political demonstrations. Every December, the Norwegians donate a huge Christmas tree to thank Britain for freedom from the Nazis.

Many well known street markets are spotted around the city with lots on offer; the most popular are Camden Market, Portobello Market and Greenwich Market. Every afternoon licensed street performers entertain the crowds with a variety of acts in Covent Garden Market.

One of the most impressive holy attractions London has to offer is Westminster abbey; it does not charge those who wish to worship but it relies on the admission fees from visitors to cover operation costs. Each day at 5pm the Abbey choir sing the evensong which is a huge attraction.

Some of the finest restaurants in the world are on offer in London and these include French double Michelin star winning ‘L’Atelier de Jol Robucho’ or the more reasonably priced ‘Rhodes Twenty Four’, the flagship contemporary British restaurant of famous chef Gary Rhodes located on the 24th floor of tower 42.

By Laura