Discover London in 24 Hours Featured

Known as one of the most invigorating and diverse cities in the world, we would say that 24 hours is not enough time to see what London has to offer. However, if you are limited on time you can still make the most of the big smoke and then some, London is a hub where you can explore unusual museums, get a late night bite, dance until 6am, and delve into a world of culture - all in one day. And we've got you covered. 

Whether you’re flying in to Heathrow, Gatwick or London City, reaching central London by public transport has never been easier, and thanks to the night tube your 24 hours can be lived to the full.
Begin your day at one of the city’s beautiful green spaces, we recommend Hampstead Heath where you can watch the sunrise over the hill; a rare sighting for a busy city. If you prefer a lazier morning, London has a plethora of great brunch spots where you can enjoy a strong coffee and an energy filled breakfast.

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Located in the city’s leafy suburbs, of West Hampstead, The Alice House hosts delicious dishes in a vibrant setting. Sweet buttermilk pancakes, sourdough bread served with Avocado and smoked bacon and egg roll are right at your fingertips, all of which are served with a welcoming smile.
Once you’re fuelled on food and caffeine, a day in London won’t be complete without a visit to one of its many museums. Head Bankside to the city’s Art Gallery, the Tate Modern. Housing some of the most magnificent International modern and contemporary art work, not forgetting the museum’s stunning views.

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After a walk around the Tate Modern and a gentle stroll Bankside, it’s inevitable that you’ll have worked up an appetite. Take a pit stop at Borough Market, one of the city’s best known food markets. Dating back as far as 1014, the market has come a long way from its medieval days, today savour delicious sweet treats, cured meats, handmade cakes and pastries, and freshly baked breads.

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Time to spend! Taking the Northern Line to the city’s West End, you’ll reach Leicester Square, take a short walk from here to Regent Street and gaze at the colourful sights in Liberty. Heading north, Regent Street meets Oxford Street. Scour the numerous stores on Europe’s busiest shopping street, treat yourself to something in Selfridges and stop for a champagne on their second floor.

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As the evening begins to draw in, take a moment to rest your feet and have a bite to eat. Pedestrianised St Christopher’s Place is just a stone’s throw from the bustling shopping street With a variety of eateries from Thai to Chinese to Italian, this little dwelling encapsulates London’s cosmopolitan culture all in one.

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To experience London’s underground scene, Cahoots, set in 1940s Britain is located in an ‘Disused Underground Station’. Situated in the secluded Kingly Court in the heart of Soho, their newspaper cocktail menu boasts a whole host of squiffy cocktails and concoctions served in tins and atypical glasses. Relax in their yesteryear décor or dance the night away like a true Londoner.

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For more on what to do in London, visit our Destinations page.