Planning An Exciting Break To London: Everything That You Should Know

When it comes to planning a city break, regardless of where you’re headed to, there’s always so much to think about. London is one of the UK’s most popular travel destinations and an incredible place to visit. It has so much on offer, that planning a trip here can be somewhat daunting.

The good news is, however, that regardless of the type of break you’re after whether that’s a romantic weekend away, family getaway, or solo visit - you’re sure to have the most amazing time. The city boasts a diverse range of sights and attractions, plenty of gorgeous hotels and other accommodation options, some of the world’s best restaurants, and an easy-to-use transport system, making it a fantastic place to spend some time exploring.

To make planning the perfect city break a little easier, below are some useful hacks to have a read and take note of. You will find plenty of ideas and inspiration below for having the most incredible time away.

Accommodation isn’t an issue
Being a capital city, London boasts every kind of accommodation possible, from hostels and motels to fancy hotels and an array of Air BnBs to choose from. From five-star hotels to more budget friendly travel lodges, there are options to suit every budget and need. When choosing a London hotel, it’s not just about your budget, it’s also about meeting the needs of yourself and your travel buddies.

For a getaway with kids, you will want a hotel that is child-friendly and close to everything, however if you are planning a romantic break, your needs will differ. Be mindful of this when booking your trip.

The eateries are amazing
The great thing about London is the fact that everywhere you look, there are restaurants and eateries offering all manner of food and drink, from traditional English cuisine to foods from a diverse range of cultures. There are various options to choose from, whether you want to eat at a Thai restaurant in Shoreditch, the famous Cat Cafe, or somewhere fancy like The Ritz, there’s no limit to your choices. You will find that within the city, you can source so many incredible places to drink and dine that it can be overwhelming. The best way to pick a place is to search Trip Advisor for the best reviews, and ensure that you’re eating somewhere where the food is going to be enjoyable.

Activities for all
London is home to all manner of incredible sights and attractions, from Tower Bridge, the London Dungeons, and Madame Tussauds to the London Duck Tour, Westminster Cathedral, and Oxford Street. There’s plenty to keep you occupied during your stay. To find some of the city’s best kept secrets, do lots of online research - ask in Facebook groups and post in online forums and you might just come across a gem of a destination hidden away within the city.

There you have it, everything that you need to know about planning an exciting city break in London.


  1. I'd love to take my kids down to London - the trains as so expensive though!

  2. I LOVE London thanks for the tips/ideas

  3. We've not been to London for ages, the cost of the train fares being the biggest barrier. We also only use AirBnB's for accommodation so you are not all confined to one room!