Now that the Olympics are over, vacation prices to London have returned to a more normal rate. We’re not saying that London is a cheap city to visit—quite the contrary— but the hotel rates are back closer to the pre-Olympics pricing.
What are some of the best things to see and do while in London?
How about visiting the Queen (or at least see where she might be) at Buckingham Palace. If the flag with the Windsor Coat of Arms is flying, it means she’s home. While you can’t go knocking on the door and ask to be invited in for tea, the Changing of the Guards is a must see ceremony.
Also check out the Tower of London, the Tower Bridge, the Westminister Abbey and Big Ben. Some sights to see while using London as a base for exploring— Stonehenge, Bath, and some of the castles, like Warwick and Highclere (but make sure to get tickets in advance since Downtown Abbey made this castle one of the most requested castles to see!)
Check out some museums like the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Shakespeare Globe Exhibition, the National Portrait Museum or the Tate Museum.
Stop for high tea and check out some of the great shopping and theater performances.
How long should you stay in London? Hard question. Many of My Vacation Lady‘s clients only stay for 3-4 nights before heading out to another part of the country, another city within Europe or before they board a cruise but you can easily use your London hotel as a base and explore the city and the surrounding areas for 7 nights or more. Contact us and we’ll help you figure out what you might want to see and do on your London vacation.