The problem with a weekend break anywhere in the world is that as soon as you get there and have settled in, it’s time to leave again.
Four days offers sufficient time to arrive and relax, before really immersing yourself in the local culture and community – combining local experiences with tourist activities and trying delicacies and specialties from both market traders and high end Hyde Park hotel restaurants.
With London packed full of things to see and do, we believe that four days allows for the perfect balance of activity and down time – enabling you to enjoy your luxury accommodation in Kensington while also experiencing and exploring all London has to offer.
Here is a short guide on how to see the very best of London in four days.
Day one is for arriving and getting settled, before spending the afternoon and evening at some of the most central attractions and tourist hotspots in London.
We recommend factoring the Tower of London into you day one itinerary as both the attraction itself and its surroundings become even more spectacular during the evening and at night – with plenty of nearby restaurants and eateries to find dinner. Alternatively, wander across the river Thames to Borough market for an early dinner of local treats.
You’ll need to wake up on day two nice and early: this is the big one.
Starting in the Royal Parks, day two should be spent exploring and spending time in and around London’s outdoor attractions – from the manicured gardens of Regent’s Park to the vibrant hustle and bustle of Covent Garden, the ever-changing landscape of the river Thames, and of course the tranquil beauty of the Regent’s Canal.
Day two is the best evening to book and see a show in the West End, using your Premier Inn Rewards to enjoy a drink or two in your hotel before the show.
As your last full day in London, this is the day that we recommend planning around your own preferences and favourite activities. Ask everyone in your travel party or family to select one attraction or viewpoint and try to fit as many as you can into the day – rounding your day off with dinner at The Grand restaurant Paddington and drinks at one of London’s iconic viewing platforms.
TOP TIP: If The Shard and the London Eye are out of your budget, the Sky Garden offers the same kind of experience but free of charge (though it does need to be booked in advance).
As the day of departure, day four is the best time to enjoy a final tour of London’s best bits – either on one of the many tour buses throughout the city, or from the luxurious comfort of a river Thames boat cruise. Be sure to snap plenty of photos and head to one of the tourist stores in the centre of the city to find all the souvenirs and postcards that you want to take home with you.