A Long Weekend in London This Autumn

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London in this Autumn

With so much to do in London, it can be hard trying to plan a holiday or trip, especially if you’ve never been before. There never seems to be enough time in the day to experience everything London has to offer but we’re here to help.

The Shaftesbury hotel collection offers an amazing London holiday package that allows you to see the best of the city. The Park Grand London Paddington is situated in the heart of the capital so you’ll never have to travel too far to tick things off your bucket list. Here are a few suggestions to make your long weekend in London extra special.

River Thames

River Thames in london

Although you won’t be able to escape it on your travels around London, the River Thames is a must-see if you only have a limited time in the city. The famous waterway runs through the heart of the capital and can be seen from many vantage points around the city but there’s no better way to experience it than up close. Take a stroll along the water’s edge after breakfast at the Park Grand London Paddington and discover some of the hidden treasures and iconic landmarks that can be found reflecting into the calm waters.

Natural History Museum

natural history museum london

There are hundreds of museums and art galleries scattered throughout London but if you only have time to visit one on your long weekend this autumn, this should be it. The Natural History Museum is one of the biggest historical institutions in the world and is home to millions of artefacts and specimens dating back thousands of years. Find the perfect London holiday package with the Shaftesbury hotel collection and bring the kids along to see the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum. It offers an exciting and insightful learning experience for people of all ages.

West End

West end Theater

The famous West End in London is one of the most vibrant and popular areas of the city. With an array of iconic theatres, venues and stages spread throughout the area, you won’t struggle to find somewhere to spend the evening. On the many stages of the West End you can find everything from classical dramatic plays to modern musicals. No London trip is complete without catching a show at one of the famous stages of the West End so be sure to check out what’s on as you plan your trip.

Parliament Square

Big ben clock tower London

If you’re looking to soak up some history and discover the rich culture of London on your city break weekend, a trip to Parliament Square is a must. As one of the city’s oldest and most iconic areas, Parliament Square has become a popular tourist destination for culture seekers. Make your way around the square and discover amazing landmarks such as Big Ben and the House of Commons. There are also a number of beautiful statues and monuments to be found dotted around the beautiful greenery so be sure to keep an eye out for them.