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How to spend an unforgettable 24 hours in London

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How to spend an unforgettable 24 hours in London

If you’re wanting to explore the length and breadth of London in a day, here are some of our favourite ways to spend 24 hours in London. Whether you’re visiting the city with friends or you’re planning an action-packed family day out, here’s just a few ways you can pass the time.

24 Hours in London 

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The West End has garnered global renown as the number one place to find the world’s greatest theatre. Whatever’s making the world talk, laugh, cry, shout, scream, dance or sing, you’ll find it in London’s Theatreland – each and every one of the productions is a ticket to an unforgettable live experience. Why not check out our guide to recommended shows in the West End, from seeing television and film stars on stage to the hottest tickets in town.

London Eye and River Cruise

Experience the beauty of the capital’s skyline from the iconic London Eye. The rotation takes 30 minutes and during that time you’ll experience breath-taking 360 degree views of the city. On a clear day, you’ll be able to see 25 miles away! The world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel is a staple of The Old Smoke and a must-see location for any visitors to the city. Another way to get a stunning perspective of London is to take a river cruise down the Thames. To make things even better, you can book a combined ticket for these two attractions.  The award-winning 40 minute sightseeing cruise includes live commentary and audio guides in 9 languages.

Take a tour of Shakespeare’s Globe

This is a perfect opportunity to take in another London landmark whilst also grabbing a bite to eat. This stunning restaurant is attached to Shakespeare’s Globe, a tribute to the Bard and the rich literary heritage. If you’ve got time, why not also take a tour of the venue and delve further into the life of the Bard.

Covent Garden

Once the home of a world-famous fruit and vegetable market, Covent Garden is now a piazza home you can walk through over 24 hours in London.

Within the complex there’s the London Transport Museum, the 17th century St. Paul’s Church where theatre shows often take place, Covent Garden is a major draw for visitors and Londoners alike, anyone who likes food, drink, shopping, entertainment and history will value a wander through the area. Why not browse through our selection of hand-picked restaurants and enjoy a delicious meal in the capital?

With plenty of theatres around Covent Garden, you’re just a few steps away from an incredible time in Theatreland. Locate the theatre you need with our complete lowdown of where all the West End theatres are.