Travel Guide – how to spend 48 hours in London

Travel Guide – how to spend 48 hours in London

Travel Guide – how to spend 48 hours in London

 

 

It’s 15:40 and the boarding for the flight VK4052 to London Gatwick has begun. Now I have exactly 48 hours to show my boyfriend, who has never been to London before, London the way I saw it and that I fell in love with. What do you do in such a big city where there are so many things to see, but you have so little time?

With the time difference we arrived at London Gatwick at 18:45. The tickets for the Gatwick Express, which brought us directly from the airport to London Victoria, we have already booked in advance, which you can save in the mobile wallet and you can scan at the counter. After a 29 minute drive, we arrived in Victoria, got the Oyster Card and drove to the Earl’s Court, where our hotel was. The hotel we stayed in was on a Victorian-style street, just as you would expect in London, and was perfectly located due to the great conection. Due to the fact that we arrived quite late, we only explored our area a bit and had a great dinner at Byron Burgers.

 

3 tipps for a short trip:

-Be sure to organize your trip before. Decide on the things you really want to see, but do not plan too hard – otherwise it will not be fun if you can not be spontaneous anymore.

-Book a hotel with good transport links. I can only recommend the station Earl’s Court with its three subway lines. We needed a maximum of 10 minutes for each sight.

-You can buy many things, like tickets for sights and trains, online in advance and save them in your mobile wallet. That saves you a lot of time!

 

As relaxed as we let the evening end, it was full of verve in the next day. First and foremost, we made our way to Westminster – to see Big Ben (which is currently being restored) and the London Eye. Since I have never done it before, we booked tickets in advance, which saved us a lot of waiting time. And who has never been to the London Eye before – definitely catch up! The view of the London’s rooftops is simply amazing!

The next thing on our program was the visit of HMS Belfast. The HMS Belfast is a British warship that was especially exciting for my history-loving boyfriend. At first I was a bit skeptical, but as great as the exhibition (if you may call it that) was organized, I felt like I had been put back in time. By the way, we stumbled across a small food market near Waterloo, where I ate the best cupcake of my life. Of course, what can not be missing in London – it took us to Oxford Street and we fumbled through the crowd to visit a few shops – the Disney shop and a comic shop were of course not missing. And last but not least, we went for a walk around London’s Covent Garden, full of great restaurants and small shops.

On the second and last day we went to Notting Hill, which is known for its Portobello Road Market and its colorful row houses, which for me as a blogger lady of course were interesting photo objects. In the end, there was only time left to take a stroll through Hyde Park, to have a look at Buckingham Palace and have a bite to eat at Peggy Porschen!

So you see, we really did a lot in these 48 hours and never had the feeling to have taken over. We have planned much of this trip not only for the sights, but more for our own interests! So there’s still a lot left that we will see next time when we visit London and then hopefully longer!

 

 

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