How to spend 48 hours in London, UK? Keep reading and find the perfect itinerary for 2 days.
I used to live close to London, so I’m quite familiar with the city and the hotspots. The past weekend my best friend and I travelled to London, and this was our itinerary.
London has my heart. The people, British culture, diversity and architecture are why I keep coming back.
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48 hours in London itinerary
This is your first full day. Depending on where you are staying, travel to London Victoria Station. From here you walk to Peggy Porschen cakes. This is an Instagramable café. We had the scrambled eggs and latte, which we both recommend.
Next take the Metro to Notting Hill gate or Holland Park. Walk from here to Portobello road. Here are a bunch of vintage stores, and many side streets have good photo locations. Some recommendations are:
– Ladbroke Gardens
– Stanley Crescent
– West Bourne Park Road
Then we took the metro from Holland Park to Leicester Square. From here you can walk to Trafagar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus. For dinner go to Soho or China town and enjoy some good food. There are plenty of bars (pubs) around to have a drink.
We took a bus to Westminster and Abby Church. From here we walked passed the Big Ben, House of Parliament all the way to the London Eye. If you just keep walking straight right next to the Thames from the London Eye you will pass Tate Modern Museum. It has free entry, and is definitely worth the visit.
From Tate Modern Museum you can cross the Thames via the Millennium Bridge (known from Harry Potter). Keep walking straight ahead and you will see the St. Paul’s Cathedral. There is a shopping centre right next to it, take the elevator to the 6th floor and you will have an amazing view on the cathedral and the rest of London.
From St. Paul’s Cathedral it is a short walk to see The Gherkin. We took a bus from here to the London Bridge. You can walk to the Borough Market and have lunch there or at The Breakfast Club or Padella.
After lunch we walked to the Tower Bridge with a view on the Tower of London. Afterwards we did some shopping before going to Harrods.
For dinner I recommend going to Cicchetti. They serve Italian food, but tapas style. Absolutely amazing food!
We then walked via Green Park towards Buckingham Palace and then further through St. James’s Park.
- Soft Serve Society
- Pizza Pilgrims
- Marugame Udon
- Ugly Dumpling
- Pizza Pilgrims
- Pizza Union
- Flour & Grape
- Duck & Waffle