When visiting the UK for a holiday, most people will want to take in some of the major attractions that London has to offer. Whether you are basing yourself in London for your stay or you plan to tour the country and can only afford a two-day-stay in the City, Happy Tourist is here to help with our recommendation for three things you can do in two days in London.
London is one of the top 10 destinations for Indians wanting to explore the UK, and rightly so with so many famous, historical and interesting attractions for tourists to be found in once relatively small place!
There is so much to take in while you casually stroll around the picture-perfect iconic British location. So we think that a visit to these popular attractions should be on your ‘to-do’ list while visiting London and our suggestions are easily doable in just two days here.
1: Big Ben
Undoubtedly one of the classic features of the London city landscape is the famous Big Ben clock tower. Officially known as the Great Bell, the clock tower is an iconic piece of engineering and construction.
Big Ben is actually the name given to the Great Bell housed inside the tower, but most people use it to refer to both the clock and the tower too. Named for the Commissioner of Works, Benjamin Hall, a man well known for his large size, Big Ben is the world’s largest four-faced chiming clock.
Built between 1843 and 1858 and standing at 316 feet high, the tower forms part of the Palace of Westminster. When the bell was cast in 1858, it took two weeks for it to cool down. Unfortunately, no public access is allowed inside Big Ben, but there are fantastic views to be had of the tower from the iconic London Eye, which is situated nearby.
2: Portal to the Harry Potter world: Platform 9¾
Who doesn’t love the Harry Potter series of books and films! The wall of Platform 9¾ is where Harry and the other Hogwarts students crossed through to get to the magical wizarding world. However, not many people know that the magical platform is actually located at the King’s Cross station in London.
You can visit the iconic fictional film location to have your photo taken on the platform with the luggage trolley used in the film. You can also buy Hogwarts school scarf’s and wizard’s wands here too!
3: Take a cruise along the Thames
What better way to see some of the most iconic sights along the skyline of London than from the deck of a boat as you cruise along the Thames river! Cruising along the Thames river, you can easily see iconic sights such as the London Eye, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, and London Tower.
You can get to see a completely different side of London that most people miss while exploring by road and there are a variety of different river cruises on offer that will suit your needs. Some will offer circular cruises where you embark and return to the same stop, or you can take cruises that drop you off at another part of town so you can explore further afield.
Greenwich is a good place to stop off so you can explore more attractions such as a 19th century restored ship, the old Royal Naval College buildings and the National Maritime Museum.
Do not hesitate to contact our friendly team at Happy Tourist to help arrange your itinerary for your next visit to London. We can suggest and arrange the best ways to spend your time in the city so you don’t waste a moment of your precious time here.