Whether your layover has been extended by choice, or not, there are still things you can do to make the most of your time in London. Take advantage of the extra break away from the hustle and bustle of your daily life, and explore some of the many sights and events this beautiful city has to offer.
Treat yourself to a luxurious hotel
Unsure where to stay during your extended layover? How about a hotel in the city? The more centrally located the hotel, the easier it will be to take in as much of the city as possible during your short stay. Try and stick to hotels that have good transport links, allowing you to easily jump on the Underground Tube to your intended destination.
Boat Tour on the Thames
If you’re in London for a while, why don’t you take a little tour? Floating along the Thames, perhaps with a glass of wine in hand, is the best way to see London from a new perspective. Away from our bustling streets and busy markets, on a luxury boat, take in the beautiful sight of the Big Ben, Tower Bridge and more.
If your extended layover is passing by fast, but you want to indulge your artsy passions, the Tate Modern is perfect. Iconic and set by the rolling banks of the Thames, the Tate Modern has many fine art displays that will have you awe-inspired. Definitely an attraction you must not, and should not, miss.
An extended layover with the little ones can be quite stressful, but don’t fear – Legoland is here! Legoland is the sort of fun-filled, jam-packed day you and your children will love. With endless attractions, rides and restaurants to enjoy, this is one sure way to make your extended layover enjoyable and unforgettable.
Spend your extended layover as royalty – or, at the very least, as a cast member of the Crown! Windsor Castle is one of the Queen’s favourite properties for a reason, and you can certainly tell. From amazing medieval architecture to beautiful gardens, while away the hours of your extended layover in style.
One of eight Royal Parks in London, and with a sprawling expanse of over 350 acres, Hyde Park is really worth a walk through. Extended layovers, and difficult plane journeys, can make you feel stiff and uncomfortable. Stretch those legs through the grounds of Hyde Park, and experience the wonders of nature amongst the hustle and bustle of a city.
Seemingly mundane, but actually quite useful, it is definitely worth giving riding the Tube a go whilst in London. The Tube is the quickest way to travel around Central London, and the many stops on your way give you the perfect opportunity to explore London outsideof the tourist attractions.
Why don’t you take the Tube to the end of the line, and check out the beautiful Richmond or the greenery of Epping?
And there you have it – seven ways that you can make the most of an extended layover in London, turning an unfortunate travel blip into an unforgettable adventure.