The British capital of London is one of the best places to visit in Europe. It has a colossal amount of history, spanning from Roman times to the present day. You could easily spend weeks in London alone, but if you’ve only got a weekend, we are here to help!
This two-day itinerary focuses on the best attractions in London’s city center. There’s plenty that we’ve missed, but you should be able to get a flavor for London life here!
How to Spend 2 Days in London (Plus Size Friendly Addition)
Tips for Our Chubby Travelers
- Unfortunately, British Airways, the national carrier of the UK, isn’t the most plus-size friendly airline – so bear this in mind if you are flying to London. You may prefer to book with the national carrier of the destination you are flying from.
- The London Underground isn’t fun at many times, but especially not during rush hour (around 7-9:30 am and 4-6:30 pm). This London itinerary has attractions close to each other on each day, so you can either walk from attraction to attraction or use Uber. These can be expensive in London, but the journey time between each attraction is short.
- London is famous for being cold and rainy, but you may find yourself in a heatwave if you are visiting during the summer! The capital can be very hot and humid during this time, so bear this in mind when deciding whether to walk around or take Ubers. And, if you haven’t booked your trip yet, London often has nice weather at the end of March and in May.
Drinks are pricey at the Shard, so I recommend visiting One New Change if you fancy a beverage after your first day exploring London! One New Change is a 1.5 mile walk from The Shard (around a 12 minute taxi ride). If you go up to Madison, you’ll be able to catch a fantastic view over St Paul’s Cathedral and the City of London.
Brunch in SoHo
London is famous for its international food scene and a great opportunity to experience it is by starting the day with brunch! Soho has a few great options to try, including Honey & Co for Middle Eastern cuisine.
It is a 2 mile walk or 16 minute taxi ride to Buckingham Palace from Honey & Co and other Soho destinations. If you’re there at 11 am any day in June and July or Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday from August to May, you’ll be able to see the guard change – an impressive procession of the Queen’s guards. Of course, the exterior is worth visiting any other time too!
And that’s a wrap on your 2 days in London! This dynamic city has so much to offer travelers, and there are tons left to uncover that’ll probably bring you back again before you know it!