Posted on 12th June, 2019

Top Tips for Planning a Day out In London

It’s impossible to get bored in London as there are so many things to do. But what if you’re only in London for just the day? Cramming everything in one day can be overwhelming so that’s where we step in give you a helping hand. We’ve picked out the best sights to see in London that can’t go to miss.

Getting around in London

Before heading into London, it is worth thinking about how you’ll be getting from one place to another. We recommend using public transport as it is the best way to get around on a tight time frame. You can get around using a tube map, just to make navigating your way around a bit easier. If you use a visa card (contactless) to swipe through the barriers at train stations and on busses. You will get charged at the end of the day and there is a cap charge of £15.

Top Destinations to visit

You could really spend a couple of weeks in London and still find things to do, but if you have only one day then you should aim to go where most of the tourist attractions and landmarks are. Luckily most of them are in walking distance from each other, so you can take in the sights while walking around.

  1. Hyde Park

With summer just around the corner, why not soak in the sun while visiting one of London’s 8 Royal Parks. Hyde Park is visited by millions of Londoners and tourist every year. It is home to a number of famous landmarks and also a few hidden gems that are perhaps less well known. You can walk around the park and find little treasures on the way.

  1. Royal Albert Hall

Just steps away from Hyde Park is the Royal Albert Hall. This internationally known venue offers concerts from jazz, classical and pop, as well as spectacular galas and banquets such as BBC Proms. The BBC Proms concert series takes place here every year between mid-July to early September. Concerts include Bohemian Rhapsody, National Youth Orchestra and Swan Lake. You can find tickets to all concerts here.

  1. Museums

Just a stone’s throw away from the Royal Albert Hall homes a collection of London’s well known museums. As you walk along Exhibition Road from The Royal Albert Hall, the first museum you see is the Science Museum. Both kids and adults will love everything the Science Museum has to offer with its interactive exhibitions and demonstrations. Check out their list of upcoming exhibitions here. As you step out of the Science Museum you are moments away from the Natural History Museum, another great place for you to take your friends and family to explore the natural world. You can see their upcoming events here.  Last but not least, and right across the road is the Victoria and Albert Museum.  One of the world’s most influential decorative art museums with over 140 galleries.

  1. Shopping

While you are in the Knightsbridge area, why not take advantage of its local shops. If you are visiting London for the first time, you might want to pick up some souvenirs. Knightsbridge is in the midst of independent boutiques as well as big name department stores like Harrods and Harvey Nichols.

  1. Dining in London

After a long day of visiting London’s top attractions, it’s important to relax and enjoy some fine dining. You can find anything you can imagine in the nearby streets. We recommend dining in our newly refurbished Palette Restaurant, a favourite of local families as well as hotel guests. If you are looking for a light snack, the 1606 Lounge Bar would be perfect. Join in with our Happy Hour and enjoy 25% off food and drink. For more information or to book a table click here.

A day in London just isn’t enough!

Going home after a day of excitement can be gloomy, especially if you didn’t get to see everything you had planned. Why not spend the night in London at The Rembrandt. Staying in London doesn’t have to be expensive. If you book your stay at least three days in advance you can save up to 20% with our Non-Refundable Rate! Your rate will include 20% off our best flexible rate, free full English breakfast, a free drink of your choice at the bar and much more! Book your stay now and forget about your long journey home.

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