Coming for a trip to London, but only coming for a short weekend break, there are 100s of things that you could do in London, but you will never be able to squeeze them into one weekend, well we have the perfect guide for what there is to do in London over the weekend.
The first thing we would suggest is to get a 3 day Oyster Card or 3-day travel cards. These can be purchased at any station.
Fridays in London:
If arriving early on a Friday, the is many things still available for you to do. We suggest you use this chance to get down to Exhibition Road and visit the Natural History Museum and The Science Museum, as these are something to definitely see while in London and they will only be about half full compared to what they are like on a Saturday or Sunday.
If shopping is the thing on your mind, we suggest heading to Camden Market and check out some of the weird and whacky things on sale in the area and maybe get some of your own shopping down early at some of the vintage shops or street side-stalls.
For dinner, we suggest one of the many food stalls in the area of Camden. They have a large variety of food and drinks from every corner of the globe. Why not try some local curries at the many curry houses and stalls, or be a bit more adventurous and try some Indonesian or Korean Cuisine.
If you are not tired out from your first day and are in the mood to experience a bit of London’s nightlife, we suggest getting an All-Access-Pass. This wristband grants you free access to over 16 of London’s top nightclubs, a few free shots, £2.50 for beer and £3.00 for spirits. You get all of that, for only £10.00 per person. A perfectly easy and cheap way to experience London’s nightlife.
Looking for something exciting to do in London this weekend? Take a look at our brilliant guide to find out all the hottest events taking place in the Big Smoke this Saturday and Sunday!
Breakfast is the main thing to start your day. Clink Hostels offers a free continental breakfast with every booking, but if you are looking for something more or want a proper English Breakfast we suggest heading to Station Sandwich Bar and Café on Pentonville road, for a very fairly priced breakfast with many options or you can head too Café Oz on Caledonian Road, which offers many English Classics.
After breakfast, there are many choices open to you, but one of the best things to do if you want to see the sites is to book one of the walking, bus or cruise tours that are available to you. All these can be booked directly with us at the Travel Shop and are a great and cheap way to get to see all the main attractions around London. If you are on quite a tight budget, then we suggest one of the free walking tours from New Europe Tours. Check out our blog to help you decide! A lot of the tours will stop at many places to get lunch, and the Thames Cruises offer lunch cruises too.
If you are tired after walking around all day, then why not head to The Funny Side Comedy Club. An easy way to unwind and enjoy a night of British comedy. Each show usually starts at around 8 pm every Saturday, but it is suggested that you book at least a few days before as space is limited. The club also has a large menu of food to choose from, so would be a great place to have a bite to eat in the evening before the show starts.
Sunday in London is all about the markets, that are spotted all over the capital. You can read our guide about what we think are the best markets in London, but also have information on many more, so you will be spoilt for choice. A lot of the markets have stalls open during the week, but they really come to life on a Saturday and Sunday. Borough Market is one of the most popular, but is always quite busy on a Sunday. There you will be able to have food during the day or just sample all of the different cuisines from every corner of the world.
If markets aren’t your thing or you just want to get away from the hustle and bustle that is London, then why not head to one of London’s many parks and take a relaxing walk or just feed some of the ducks. It is better that you visit one of the smaller parks, as park like Hyde Park gets very busy on a Sunday and may have a large event on, which happened quite a lot.
To end your weekend, one of the best ways to finalise everything, is by taking a trip on the London Eye, which can be booked at the Travelshop, online or directly at the London Eye. You can book an express ticket with us at the Travelshop, so you will not have to queue for as long. It costs around £17.00 per person, but it goes quite slowly and gives you a great chance to see over the whole city and spot the places you have visited over the weekend. The ride lasts around 30 minutes, so it gives you plenty of time to relax and reminisce about your exciting and exhilarating experience.
Whatever you get up to in London, 1 weekend is never enough to see everything, so make sure you come back and visit again and stay with us at Clink Hostels, winner of the BETA Best Accommodation for 2012 and 2013.