City Breaks to London
There are plenty of city breaks to London. From two days intense sightseeing to longer five day trips where you can take in most of the sights at your own leisure.
London is the place to go for vibrancy, cosmopolitan lifestyle and diversity if you are planning any city breaks. It might be necessary to visit often because London has so much to offer.
If you are with children, there is no need to worry about them being bored as London is full of interesting places. You could spend a whole day at London Zoo in Regent’s Park with more than 600 animal species. Gorillas and tigers live alongside giraffes and zebras, or how about entering the hair raising spectacle that is the Meet the Monkeys enclosure?
For more wildlife, there is the Sea Life London Aquarium. Home to thousands of marine creatures from green turtles to sharks and crocodiles. The V&A Museum of Childhood displays toys from a bygone age, and activities are held there at weekends and during school holidays.
Sights in London
If you want to scare yourself silly on the many city breaks London has, dare to enter the London Dungeon where history and horror combine to celebrate the gory entertainment of torture, death and violence. At the Chamber of Horrors at Madame Tussaud’s, you can see the actual guillotine that beheaded Queen Marie Antoinette during the French Revolution.
If you fancy more serenity and calm on one of the city breaks London has to offer, the Tate Modern is ideal as you wander round the artworks housed in the old Bankside power station. Ranging from the 1900s to the present day, there are works by Picasso, Dali and Warhol as well as contemporary artists and continually changing exhibitions.
Tate Britain is, if you like, the grandfather to Tate Modern and a great way to spend your city trip in London. Opened in 1897, the magnificent collection goes back to the 1500s with works by all the major British artists such as Turner, Constable and Henry Moore.
Experience London in a whole new way
A very unusual way to travel round the streets and along the Thames is by the London Duck. This brightly coloured World War II amphibious vehicle takes you around central London past all the major sights then slips effortlessly into the water for a trip along the river. You will always remember your city break to London if you try this!
The dockland area of London has seen an upsurge in popularity recently especially since the construction of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). Visit the museum or Mudchute Park & Farm, where you can see farmyard animals grazing against a backdrop of glistening skyscrapers.
Go to London
City breaks to London are hard to beat with its unique sense of style, lively nightlife and fascinating museums. Combine your city break to London with a flight from BudgetAir and you know you are in for a good time.