London 24 Hour Breaks Suggested Itineraries London

London Breaks Suggested Itineraries

London breaks don't need to go on for weeks and weeks as most of the city's major attractions can be seen in a single day. Below is an example itinerary of how to get the best out of London in just 24 hours which believe it or not it is more than possible.

Rise and shine and have an early breakfast at your hotel before heading off to the centre of town to catch the hop on hop off bus. First stop Westminster Abbey. From here you can either wander through the alcoves of the word famous Abbey or explore the Houses of Parliament and catch a glimpse of Big Ben. Make sure you set aside some time to climb on the London eye from where you can view the whole of London from the safety of your own, clear time capsule.

From Westminster Abbey, catch the bus to Buckingham Palace. If you plan your trip correctly, you should be able to arrive at the palace in time for the changing of the guard. Take a quick look around the palace before catching the bus to the world famous Madame Tussauds wax museum where you can search for your favourite film and sports stars among the hundreds of figurines. The area where they show the making of the figures is particularly interesting, so make sure that you don't miss it.

No London break would be complete without a look at Madam Tussauds. Hop on the bus once again and in the direction of Kensington Palace. By this stage you will probably be famished. Pay a trip to Harrods and treat yourself to high tea of traditional cucumber sandwiches and delicious pastries. Take a walk around the world famous department store even if it is just to window shop. If high tea doesn't appeal to you can rather head off in the direction of Kensington Palace and enjoy a quiet lunch at one of the cafés in the palace gardens.

From Kensington Palace, catch the bus to the ancient part of London. Visit the Tower of London where the wives of Henry IV were imprisoned and beheaded. After the tour take a walk to see Tower Bridge and the ancient Roman Wall whose remains still run through the city.

As evening approaches, head back to your hotel to relax and freshen up. Catch a taxi to the Waterloo Millennium Pier where you will be able to board the famous London Showboat. See the sites of London such as St Paul's Cathedral, Canary Wharf from an entirely new angle as you sail down the Thames River. Enjoy a drink or two and four course meal, followed by an evening of cabaret and dancing. At around half past ten, plant your feet firmly back on land and catch a cab back to your hotel for a well deserved night's rest.