Days Out in London Ideas

From West End shows to river cruises and afternoon tea at Harrods, London really has it all.

If you’re headed to the capital this year, browse through our days in London ideas to make sure you’re planning a trip to remember. Whether you are looking for things to do, places to eat or attractions to visit in London, we have you covered!

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Selecting the West End Musical Scene

West End Theater Tickets for Two

Discover a great lineup in the vibrant West End area as you choose from the top theater shows London has to offer. After a day exploring the capital, immerse yourself in the mischievous world of Matilda, embrace the magic of Mary Poppins, or lose your voice singing with ABBA inspired Mamma Mia!

With 14 big-name shows up for grabs, you’ll pat your feet and sing to your heart’s content as you take in the wondrous surroundings of London’s spectacular, historic theaters and bus in for some show-stopping performances go.

For more theatrical performances, see our full selection London Theater Experience.

View London from the Thames

Afternoon Tea on the Thames

Thames River Cruise Afternoon Tea with Two

The River Thames has long been a key to exploring London – but now is the time to swap the trade ships of old for relaxing river cruises on this afternoon tea experience. Enjoy a truly amazing view of the city’s landmarks from the comfort of a state-of-the-art cruise boat as you tour central London with a fresh pot of tea or coffee. You will also be able to enjoy scrumptious sandwiches, traditional scones with jam and cream, and mouth-watering cakes!

London Jazz Cruise with Dinner for Two on the Thames

Sometimes in the midst of the hustle and bustle of London, it’s a good idea to take things slow and drink comfortably in the allure of the capital. On this luxury jazz cruise for two, see London’s iconic landmarks and take advantage of some unmatched photo opportunities during a three-hour sightseeing tour along the River Thames. What’s more, you’ll be able to sit back and relax in the company of a jazz quintet as you enjoy a delicious three-course meal followed by a welcome glass of fizz upon arrival. All aboard, Jazz Cats!

see more of us Thames River Cruise Options Here For a day of sightseeing like no other.

Try Afternoon Tea in London

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Afternoon tea with champagne for two at the Domes at the London Secret Garden Kensington

We have a secret – and it’s too good not to share it! Hidden away in quaint Kensington is London’s Secret Garden’s enchanting dining space, where guests can spend an afternoon sipping on scones, sandwiches and champagne in the comfort of a bespoke and intimate transparent dome. If you’re looking for something different, look no further.

Afternoon tea with a glass of champagne for two at Harrods Tea Rooms

Indulge in the glitz of old London with an afternoon tea experience with a fizz at The Harrods Tea Rooms. The height of sophistication and elegance, sit in the stylish surroundings and listen to the gentle sounds of a fiancé as you savor a fabulous selection of nibbles, cakes and pastries. It doesn’t matter if we do shuddering.

Gin Afternoon Tea London Bus Tour for Two with Brigitte Bakery

The vintage 1960s Routemaster is just as British as it comes – and now you can climb up for afternoon tea! Enjoy the local sights of the city while enjoying delicious sandwiches, traditional scones and cakes, and three refreshing Heyman’s gin cocktails. Now, if that doesn’t sound like Last Day on the Town, we don’t know what is!

Hungry for more? Browse all of us London Afternoon Tea Package!

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Spa Treat to Two at Montcalm London with a 50-Minute Treatment at the Beauty & Melody Spa

Step away from the hustle and bustle of London’s streets and into the safe haven of the luxurious Montcalm Spa with this luxurious experience. Set in the tranquil setting of the Beauty & Melody Spa on Liverpool Street, relax with a glass of bubbly before enjoying the extensive spa facilities upon arrival. Start a truly relaxing day with a 50-minute Swedish massage or a 50-minute deep tissue massage before heading back to the capital feeling refreshed and refreshed.

Luxury Break for Two at the Athenaeum Hotel

The Athenaeum’s Spa is a hidden gem, located beneath this chic Mayfair hotel. Enjoy the blissful relaxation of ultimate relaxation while taking full advantage of modern amenities and a sauna, before escaping from your busy schedule and daily stresses for relaxation in your Superior Double Room. And if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also wake up to a hearty full English breakfast – no more 5-star sanctuary than this.

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Up on the O2 Climbing Experience for One

The O2 stands proudly on the River Thames as one of London’s most recognized landmarks since it was built over twenty years ago to mark the turn of the century. And now you can climb it! Up at the O2 is offering you the chance to scale the roof of the famous building with this incredible climbing experience. Once you’re outfitted in a climbing suit with boots and harness, you’ll be securely secured to a support rail as you climb a specially designed walkway to the summit, which is at ground level. Suspended 52-metres above. With time slots available in daylight, sunset or twilight, you’ll be guaranteed some breath-taking views of London’s Greenwich in all the lights on this unforgettable climbing experience.

Discover London’s Rich History

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Shakespeare’s Globe Tour for Two

Get a closer look at the life and works of one of London’s most famous residents as you tour the iconic Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Perfect for budding actors, keen historians and literary lovers, you’ll be guided around the world by an expert tour guide and learn all about the life and times of the famous William Shakespeare. Located on Bankside, the Globe is also located entirely on the River Thames, so you can continue exploring London’s bustling Southbank after learning some of Shakespeare’s history!

Walking Tour of London for Two

There is no better way to immerse yourself in the strange and wonderful culture of London than by taking to the streets on a guided walking tour. If you fancy yourself a movie or TV lover you can join an experienced tour guide and point out the places used in Harry Potter, Dr. Who or even Sherlock Holmes Huh. Or, if you’re feeling brave, embark on a spooky tour of the capital’s most haunted places. Either way, you’re bound to get to know London on a much deeper level with one of our insightful walking tours.

Are you a keen sightseeing beaver? And don’t speak. See our full selection of London tourist attractions.

Take to the Skies with a Helicopter Ride in London

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50-Minute Helicopter Tour Over London in Heli Air for Two

For some of the best views of the Big Smoke, take to the skies in this unforgettable helicopter ride to London. Start your day with tea or coffee as you prepare for the safety briefing before grabbing a preflight Instagram Snap for Memory Book. You’ll then be up and away in a Robinson R44 helicopter, climbing high to see London’s iconic skyline from above for 50 minutes in the safe hands of an experienced pilot. If you’re after a day to remember, this is it.

Extend Your Day in London

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Two-Night Weekend Break for London

There is a lot to pack during your trip to London, so why not make a weekend of it? With this two-night weekend break, you’ll be able to fill your shoes with sightseeing and exploration by day and relax at a high-quality hotel by night. With a range of 4-star and 5-star hotels in amazing locations across the capital to choose from, this is the perfect package for those who want to be in the lap of luxury in an ideally located basecamp as they head to London absorb the attraction. Dreamy!

Your day in London awaits, so what are you waiting for? beyond belief . View our full selection of things to do in london And book in one day to walk around like royalty in Big Smoke! Or, if you want some more inspiration from the capital, why not check out our full selection browse Incredible Short Breaks and Getaways in the UK? Get yourself treated!