Our STELLAR Guide To 24 Hours In London
STELLAR PROMOTION: Jet off in style with these top tips!
I often forget how close London is to Ireland until I’m taking off in the plane, almost about to touch back down again. It really feels like mere minutes in the sky, right? But with London basically on our doorstep it means that a cheeky weekend away in Britain’s capital can be as easy to plan as a cheeky staycation down south.
So, if you’re thinking of swapping scenery for a weekend, we’ve got your STELLAR guide to the places you need to eat, visit and see from Friday night to Sunday’s flight home.
We promise, it’ll be a weekend you won’t forget!
What to do
See a show at London’s West End
A trip to London is never complete without leaving the West End razzle dazzle you. From The Book of Mormon to Frozen, The Lion King and Wicked, there’s so much to choose from, plus lots of gorge restaurants offer pre-theatre menus at discounted rates, meaning you just cannot say no to dinner and a show, the perfect Saturday night.
Visit Buckingham Palace
See all Windsor Castle has to offer and celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year with a tour of the magnificent State Rooms which are open to visitors for 10 weeks each summer, starting 22 July until 2 October 2022.
Unlucky getting tickets? Fear not, as you can always walk around the gates of Buckingham Palace, snap some photos and potentially see the changing of the guard. No matter what the season, it’s certainly worth a visit!
Where to go
Treat yourself at Restaurant Ours
Want to dine like a celeb? Potentially even spot a few? Well then, you need to take yourself to the ultra glamorous Restaurant Ours located in the upmarket SW3 Kensington area of London. Enjoy modern Mediterranean food, live entertainment and a vibe that’ll have you buzzing for a night on the tiles.
Dress to impress here!
Visit Borough Market
A historic market in central London with an emphasis on high quality food, sustainable production and social connection. A foodie’s dream, arrive hungry and spend lunch tasting all the different stalls, listening to the music and picking up some homemade products.
Some helpful tips
Change your euro for pounds with no commission thanks to the An Post Money Currency Card. It’s a prepaid Mastercard that lets you load up to 16 currencies online, in the post office, or through the app, making travel that little bit easier.
Plus, it’s the perfect thing to help you avoid all of those holiday money issues, with a 24/7 global helpline. No need to panic if you lose your card either – there’s emergency cash available, right up to the value you had loaded (though you get two cards just in case!)
Just like your other cards, you can use it in shops with chip and PIN or contactless, or take cash out at ATMs. You can also keep an eye on what you’re spending online or on the app, so you can shop on Oxford Street until you drop (just stick to your budget!)
You can sign up right now at any post office, all you need to do is bring along proof of ID and proof of address like a bank statement. You’ll get your cards there and then. Stunning! Plus, if you want to take some cash with you, sterling is available at all post offices.
Download the TfL Go app
Travel confidently around London with maps and live travel updates on our official TfL app. Check live arrival times for Tube, London Overground, DLR and TfL Rail trains as well as Trams and Emirates Air Line. Giving you that peace of mind as a tourist.
Available on all app stores.
Enjoy and have a fabulous trip!
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