This London guide in two days It is perfect for travelers who have a weekend or for the first two days of your visit to one of the most incredible cities in the world. We understand that although it is impossible to visit the entire city in 2 days, if you optimize the routes well, you can visit many of its most interesting places and that this is only a prelude to your next visit.
After touring the most iconic places in London on the first day, on this second day you will stroll through the city's most famous market, Camden Market and one of the city's most charming neighborhoods, the SoHo, among many other things.
All the information of the London guide in 2 days It is based on the experience of our trips to London in 6 days and London in 10 days.
Where to sleep in London
London is a city that has a great metro service, so if you stay near one of its multiple stops, you will have good accessibility to almost all the famous places in the city. We recommend two hotels that meet this premise and where we have stayed during our trips to London.
The Garden Court Hotel, located in a beautiful neighborhood near Notting Hill and Hyde Park and with great value for money, is also very close to the yellow line (Circle Line) of Bayswater and the Queensway (Central Line).
The Victor Hotel is the other option and is located near Victoria station, with easy connection to the airport and the metro line.
For more information you can consult this post about the recommended neighborhoods and hotels where to stay in London.
Save money in London
If you are going to visit many tourist attractions in the city it will be profitable to buy the London Pass for two days, with which you will save time, avoiding queues at the most visited places and money in the price of tickets. You can also add the Visitor Oyster Travelcard, which includes subway and bus trips. For more information you can consult this post about the London Pass.
Another good option is to book the London Explorer Pass, it allows you to enter 3, 5 or 7 of the main attractions of the city, skipping the lines and saving up to 40%.
You can find more information about this tourist card in this post of the London Explorer Pass.
For transportation, the Oyster Card is highly recommended if you are going to make several trips by subway or bus during the day, the maximum amount that will be deducted from your balance per day is 6.50 pounds (in zones 1-2), Only with 3 journeys a day already you get on account.
It is preferable to pay by card or withdraw money at ATMs in the city, before going to the exchange houses. We have the N26 card with which we have the change of day and we do not pay commissions.
For more recommendations you can consult this post of tips for traveling to London essential.
How to go from the airport to central London
London has 4 airports located near the city: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton, where both low-cost and conventional companies land.
To get to the hotel or the city center from the different airports you have several transport options: train, subway, bus, taxi or book the direct transfer to the hotel.
You can find more information about the transfer from the airport to London in these articles:
First day in London
The route of the first day of London in 2 days Start by subway at the crossroads of Piccadilly Circus, then walk down Regent Street to the popular Trafalgar Square.
The next stop is St. James Park, our favorite park in the city, with Buckingham Palace in the background, where you can see the famous changing of the guard at 11:30 in the morning.
Westminster Abbey, one of the essential places to visit in London, is not far away and you can take advantage of the London Pass or reserve the skip-the-line ticket to enter without wasting time.
You will follow the route by taking thousands of photos of Big Ben and the Westminister Parliament from Parliament Square, crossing the Westminster Bridge and reaching the other side of the Thames.
Map of the route through London in two days