Planning a Perfect Weekend Break to London

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Planning a Perfect Weekend Break to London

If you’re thinking of planning a getaway to London, there’s plenty to do and if you plan it right then you can really pack a lot into one weekend. Getting organised pays off and booking some things in advance means you can benefit from any deals or early bird offers that might be available. When choosing which weekend to visit, why not look to see if there are any exhibitions or events on that you’d like to plan your visit for so you can make sure to plan these into your weekend.

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When it comes to travel and accommodation booking ahead is a great way to get the best deals. Keeping an eye out for any train ticket sales, such as the ones on Virgin means you’ll be able to grab yourself a saving, with some deals even covering first class so you can travel down in style. Once in London it’s far easier to go with pay as you go so there’s no need to worry about pre-buying travel cards.


It’s always a good idea to get hotels booked in advance, you can often make use of deals and grab yourself a hotel that’s located centrally making it easy to get to all the attractions. Hotels such as thistle Hyde Park are a great option if your weekend plans include shopping, sight seeing and exploring thanks to a central location. Booking in advance often has it’s perks, many hotels offer free breakfasts or room upgrades if you book in advance and directly through them. Having somewhere easy to get to means you can pop back in between any shopping and evening plans so you have some time to unwind and relax.

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With plenty of offers available when it comes to attractions you can often find 2 for 1 entry, discounts on shows and other deals depending on what you want to do. Some attractions do require pre-booking, such as the Sky Garden located in the City of London only a few minutes’ walk from underground stations such as Monument. You usually book ahead by a couple of weeks, so it’s always worth checking the website for available spaces, it’s completely free to visit but booking tickets is a must. If you want to grab some other brilliant views over London, then the London Eye is always worth booking, you can often save around 10% on the ticket price by booking ahead and you can combine ticket offers to save money on other attractions!

Explore the Royal Parks

With plenty of beautiful parks in London there’s a lot of choice when it comes to finding some outdoor space. There’s nothing nicer than walking around one of London’s royal parks during when the sun is out, so why not escape the hustle and bustle of the city and main tourist attractions and unwind with a walk.

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