If you’re planning on visiting London this New Year, we’ve got a series of tips lined up for you in this post. On a European tour, sometimes we only have a day or two to explore a city. Here, we’ll discover what it takes to get the best out of the capital in just one day. The benefit of staying in a city for less time is that you can skimp out extra on luxury accommodation, and enjoy the best attractions in the city, without feeling too guilty about the cost you’ve incurred. After all, you’ll only be spending one day in the city; so naturally your expenses should be low in comparison to say a week’s stay in the capital.
We recommend the Park Grand Paddington Court Hotel accommodation as your refuge of choice, since it’s located close to Waterloo, Hyde Park, and Oxford Street. If you want to spend an hour or two doing some shopping in Europe’s busiest shopping street, then you’ll find this utterly convenient to do. After that, you can whisk yourself down to Piccadilly Circus in just a 10-minute walk. When you’re only spending a day in a city, you can’t afford to waste your time travelling around the city. So since you’re staying for just one day, you’ll need to be content with only exploring a few areas in central London.
Explore Piccadilly Circus & China Town
To get a broader picture view of the city in as a short amount as possible, we invite you to start your day by walking across the Westminster Bridge towards the Big Ben – and observe many of the city’s most famous landmarks. They include places like: The Big Ben, the Towers of London, and the River Thames. Most people would argue that you should also go on the London Eye at the start of your day, but we very much believe that seeing London’s landscape during the night is more epic. And you don’t have to necessarily do that from the London Eye. Other options include The Shard and the Heron Tower – which are both nestled in the financial district of London.
Since you’ll be staying at the Park Grand Paddington Court, or a similar accommodation, take a trip down to Hyde Park to enjoy the scenery and fantastic natural landscape this royal park has to offer. The venue features a dozen lakes, bountiful trees and open spaces, and a range of small cafes.