So, you’ve decided to take that special someone to London for a Christmas gift, but now you need to find the perfect place to stay. Before you settle on somewhere, remember that London is HUGE and although the public transport is very good, staying in one area and exploring there will help you have a more enjoyable time. If trendy shops and cool cafes are your vibe, then seek out an apartment in Hackney, undoubtedly one of London’s coolest neighbourhoods.
If shopping is the aim of the game for the weekend, then look for an apartment near Oxford Street. That way, you’ll be close to all the major shopping streets as well as the charming Covent Garden neighbourhood.
If when you think of London you imagine staying on the River Thames, looking out towards the iconic towers of Westminster, then choose an apartment near Waterloo train station. You’ll also be conveniently located on the northern and jubilee tube lines so you’ll be able to get around easily.
Our favourite thing to do in London, is to lace up our comfy shoes and simply take a walk. There are so many iconic London walks which will take you past all of the city’s most famous landmarks. Follow a route along Southbank or head out west to Richmond for a break from the hustle and bustle.
Seeing London from above is another must-do. While you can pay to head to the top of the Shard, there is an easier way to get the top London’s tallest buildings… simply buy a drink in one of the rooftop bars. Many of the city’s biggest skyscrapers have rooftop bars, so check out the views with a cocktail in hand. Trust us, it’s how the locals do it. If you want your very own panoramic view, take a look at these luxury penthouses for rent in London where you can enjoy your own private vista.
When you think of London, you might not think of the great outdoors, but there is actually a surprising amount of nature in the city. And one of the best ways to enjoy it? By taking a dip with the locals at one of London’s best outdoor swimming spots. Many of them are heated so you don’t need to worry about getting frostbite.
While British cuisine might not be as well-regarded as say French or Italian, the dining scene in London is one of the most exciting in the world. Start your day with one of the best breakfasts in London (black pudding mandatory) before giving yourself a caffeine boost at one of these best coffee shops in London.
No visit to London would be complete without a Sunday roast. This British tradition is very popular in the capital and you’ll be able to find the best Sundays roasts in London dotted all over the city.
As if a trip to London isn’t enough, when you’re there you might want to to treat the one you love to something special. From experience, heading to some of the best shops in London for a browse is a safe bet. There is something for every taste and budget. Or if you want something a little more romantic, take a look at the best afternoon teas in London and treat them to a fancy afternoon in one of London’s most beautiful dining rooms.
Do you fancy treating your loved one to something a little sunnier this Christmas? Then you’ll love our All Luxury Saint Barthelemy Gift Guide. Or if they’re a self-confessed shopaholic, a weekend in Paris should do the trick. Keen an eye out for the 4th day of Christmas gift guide… We’ll tell you now. It’s very TASTY.