Are you planning to spend a fun-loving day in London? You might be wondering if you will be able to explore that much in such a short period. But it is thoroughly doable if planned in the best way. We are here to guide and help you plan your perfect day in London.
For the most convenient trips to London or other tourist destinations, Cathay Pacific has come forth with a wide range of domestic and international flights to make your journey worth memorable. We have covered the most preferred places for the same day visit to London. Let’s take a look:
Tower of London
As you don’t have enough time, you can enjoy a short walk from the station. You might not be able to visit the stunning castle from inside that is phenomenally constructed. Even though, you can put a glance at it on the way. In winter, skiing is one of the best things to derive pleasure outside of the castle.
Moving ahead, 2nd most iconic structure arrives is Tower Bridge. This famous landmark was built around 120 years ago and still, it hasn’t lost its magnetism. It has been constructed 42 meters above River Thames. This famous landmark comprises two massive towers that are connected. You can stroll along the walkways to relish a panoramic view from the top of the bridge.
London Eye adds a feather to London’s cap and offers a fantastic view that is thoroughly worth the effort. This giant landmark is surrounded by the River Thames and stands on the South Bank of London. It is the world’s third-largest observation wheel, sometimes called the Millennium Wheel. It appears as it has dominated London’s skyline. St. Paul’s Cathedral
The Big Ben
Big Ben has been nicknamed the Clock Tower, Elizabeth Tower, and the Great Bell of Westminster. It is the most popular clock face in the world. This enormous bell weighs more than 13 tons. This tall structure is standing at a height of 96 meters. Big Ben has 4 clocks in every direction. The visitors are allowed to see the mechanism room to find out how the clock functions.
Buckingham Palace doesn’t require any introduction as this magnificent landmark plays a significant role in the history of England. It is the Queen’s London home that you should never skip to visit. The best time to visit the palace is during summers. You can have a look at the 19 State Rooms and exceptional treasures from the Royal Collection. The Picture Gallery has a vast collection of extraordinary works by Rembrandt, Van Dyck, and Canaletto.
Trafalgar Square is lively in many ways. It has been a wonderful host to various celebrations such as Royal Wedding, Olympics One-year-to-go Celebrations, St. Patrick’s Day, Chinese New Year, Film-making, Photography, various rallies, and marches. The high Nelson’s column is guarded by four gigantic lion statues at its base. You must visit this landmark around Christmas times. The Christmas tree is a pleasure to watch and an experience in itself.
Hyde Park is one of the impressive royal parks in the London area. It is open for the public till midnight and something to offer for everyone. It is spread over an area of around 350 acres. Break down your monotonous routine and have fun while swimming or rowing in the artificial Serpentine Lake. Hyde Park has come forth with a jogging, cycling, and skating path, pitches for various outdoor sports such as tennis, horse riding along with an impressive playground for children. You can also enjoy tea or coffee with a full course meal from two lakeside restaurants. Other attractions include the Diana Memorial Fountain, the Achilles Statue, the Joy of Life fountain, and the Serpentine Bridge.
Now, it’s time to put your step in the hub of London’s commercial center. You will find enormous electronic advertising screens. Moreover, you can also explore the city’s hottest shopping spots and galleries. Piccadilly Circus is famous for its neon advertisements.
That’s how we have summed up your perfect day in London.