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How to Spend 2 Days in London

How to Spend 2 Days in London

Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend away, an extended layover, or an action-packed city break, two days in London is plenty of time to take in the city highlights. Save time and money with a 48-hour multi-attraction pass and hop-on hop-off bus tour, and take advantage of combo tours and skip-the-line tickets. Here are a few ideas.

Day 1: Check Off the Top Sights

**Morning:**Maximize your time with an early-access tour of the Tower of London and see the Crown Jewels before the crowds arrive. Stop to take photos of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and St. Paul’s Cathedral on the way to Buckingham Palace to watch the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony.

**Afternoon:**Enjoy an unforgettable view of London with either a ride on the London Eye or a visit to The View at The Shard, and spot landmarks such as Tower Bridge, the River Thames, and Big Ben from high above. Afterward, take a break and indulge in a traditional English afternoon tea at a top location such as Westminster Abbey, The Ritz, or The Savoy.

**Night:**Continue sightseeing into the evening and experience London’s illuminations. Options include a panoramic night tour of London, a thrilling after-hours ghost tour of East London, and a romantic cruise along the Thames River, with dinner served on board.

Day 2: Experience London Culture

**Morning:**Spend the morning taking in some of London’s acclaimed museums. The British Museum is unmissable for those interested in history, while art enthusiasts should head to the National Gallery or the Tate Modern, Those with kids in tow should opt for the national history and science museums. Alternatively, take a half-day trip to Windsor Castle and return in time for lunch. 

**Afternoon:**This is your last chance for shopping, so ride the tube to Oxford Street, Knightsbridge, or Covent Garden to browse the shops and pick up some souvenirs. Depending on your preferences, you could stop by mega-department store Harrods, visit the foodie hotspot Borough Market, or browse the quirky shops along Carnaby Street.

**Night:**Spend your final evening in London watching a show in the world-renowned West End theater district. There are dozens of performances to choose from every night of the week, but favorites include Mamma Mia!, Wicked, and The Lion King. After the show, head into Soho and grab dinner in lively Chinatown.

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London by Night Sightseeing Tour - Open top bus

London by Night Sightseeing Tour - Open top bus

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Experience the enchantment of London after hours on a night sightseeing tour. Aboard a double-decker bus, take a trip through the city to see illuminated attractions like Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye. Hear fascinating facts about passing sites and insider tips on where to visit in the bustling capital city from your expert guide.  
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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The London Pass®: Access 80+ attractions inc. Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

The London Pass®: Access 80+ attractions inc. Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover London’s top sights for one low price with The London Pass®. Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7- or 10-day sightseeing credits package, and enjoy access to more than 80 attractions, visiting as many as you like each day. Your London Pass also lets you redeem credits on a Hop-on Hop-off Bus tour, a Thames River Cruise, London Bike rental, and more. • Access over 80 things to do in London • Choose between a 1-,2-,3-,4-, 5-, 6-, 7- or 10-day credits package • Save your London Pass on your mobile device and browse the included digital guide to help plan your itinerary • Visit London’s best attractions including Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral or the London Zoo And best of all, your London Pass is valid for 2 years from purchase date, and only activates when you exchange credits at any included attraction or tour. After that, your pass is valid for the remaining number of days purchased. So you can rest assured should your travel plans need to change!
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Private Tower of London Opening Ceremony with Changing of The Guard and Cruise

Private Tower of London Opening Ceremony with Changing of The Guard and Cruise

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Discover London’s royal history and sights on a London tour by foot and boat. Start with an early access visit to the Tower of London to see the opening ceremony and Crown Jewels without the usual daytime crowds. Then, take to the water on a half-hour River Thames sightseeing cruise. Stroll to Horse Guard’s Parade or Buckingham Palace to see the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony, and learn all about the British Royal Family from a knowledgeable local guide.
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Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry

Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry

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Immerse yourself in the rich history of World War II on an enriching and emotionally stirring tour of London Westminster with a knowledgeable guide. Descend to the subterranean Churchill War Rooms, an underground network of bunkers that functioned as wartime offices, and enrich your knowledge of British history with commentary that covers little known facts. As you explore, see iconic London sights like the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, and delve into the life and work of former British prime minister, Winston Churchill.
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Windsor Castle Half Day Trip from London

Windsor Castle Half Day Trip from London

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Visit the historic town of Windsor on a half-day tour from London, including round-trip transfers and entrance to the lavish Windsor Castle, the Official Residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Admire the mighty stronghold, built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, peek into the royal bedchambers and see Queen Mary’s doll house, then stroll the beautiful gardens and enjoy free time in Windsor.
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Skip the Line: The View from The Shard Direct Entry Ticket

Skip the Line: The View from The Shard Direct Entry Ticket

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Get your ticket to 'The View from The Shard' and enjoy sweeping vistas of the London cityscape. As the tallest building in Western Europe, the Shard offers panoramic views of up to 40 miles (64 km) across the capital. Take a high-speed elevator to one of the viewing decks and marvel at the sights, including great angles of main attractions like the London Eye and Tower Bridge. Complement your experience with a glass of Champagne (upgrade required).
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London East End Food Tour

London East End Food Tour

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Feast your senses on the cosmopolitan culinary scene of East London during a 4 walking tour of the vibrant London district. Accompanied by an expert gastronome guide, explore the eclectic neighborhoods of Spitalfields and Shoreditch to discover spots favored by local food-lovers. Appease your appetite with the English classic of a bacon sandwich at St John Bread and Wine restaurant; delight in the complex flavors of Beigel Bake's delectable salt beef bagels; and savor creamy artisan cheese during a tasting session. Stroll the renowned Brick Lane to sample spicy curries and try the traditional British dish, fish and chips, at Poppies restaurant.
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Semi-Private Guided Tour of British Museum
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Semi-Private Guided Tour of British Museum

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The British Museum in London houses around eight million artifacts, making it difficult to sift out the must-sees on a first-time or short visit. This small-group tour does the work for you, with a guide to show you around some carefully curated highlights. View important pieces such as the Mummy of Katebet, Lewis Chessmen, and more, as you uncover their significance and history. Entrance to the British Museum is free.
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Jack the Ripper Guided Coach & Walking Tour with Fish & Chips Taster

Jack the Ripper Guided Coach & Walking Tour with Fish & Chips Taster

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Feel your spine tingle as you follow in the footsteps of violent murderers like Jack the Ripper and Sweeney Todd on a ghoulish ghost coach-and-walking tour of London. See the sinister side of the city as you creep down gas-lit alleys and secluded streets to discover London’s gory history; travel by motor coach between destinations and listen to terrifying tales told by an entertaining guide.
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Mamma Mia! Theater Show

Mamma Mia! Theater Show

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Become mesmerized by the infectious music and loveable characters of the magnificent 'Mamma Mia' musical. Sing along to 22 of ABBA’s most spectacular songs as the entertaining array of characters is revealed; follow the romantic dreams of Sophie and enjoy the feisty attitude of her mother, Donna, during the hypnotic show. Tap your foot to global hits like Dancing Queen, 'Mamma Mia' and 'Thank You' for the Music and leave the theater with a sense of pure joy after the uplifting performance.
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