Chuck’s trip to London
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Chuck’s trip to London

Mr Hudson Trip Design

Duration 6 days

Mr Hudson Trip Design

London

Mr Hudson Trip Design

2 Travellers

Chuck, get ready for a trip to one of the most interesting and exciting cities on the planet. London has the sightseeing and local culture you are after in spades. And while it can be tricky to avoid the crowds, this modern city also boasts beautiful parks and relatively quiet neighbourhoods - if you know where to look. The trip we have designed for you will take you to some of the British capital's most important attractions in Westminster, hidden gems in historic Hampstead, on a bike tour across town to appreciate London's diverse architectural styles, fashionable and iconic Notting Hill, and buzzing Soho. We hope you have a fantastic time!

London

London

London is one of those extra special cities that thrives when the going gets tough. Despite an unsteady political climate, shared with many of the world’s global cities, England’s capital is at her best. She adapts quickly and she caters for locals and guests in equal measure. London is forever launching new spaces for the city’s best minds to congregate. 300 nationalities speak 270 languages: London is more tolerant and diverse than ever. Home of the Queen and countless other queens; it is the birthplace of Dickens, Woolf, Bowie and Beckham. From the Gothic revival of the Palace of Westminster to the macho ultra modernism of The Shard, London is famed for its architecture, alongside being a centre for art, finance, culture, and music, of course. But in a city where the world and his wife know about the old, how do you connect with the new? Some smaller European cities struggle to offer the same experience as a single London suburb. London feels like four different cities: North, South, East and West, all battling against each other. But, scratch beneath her familiar surface and there is much to enjoy in the UK’s capital, from an unrivalled world cuisine scene to a wealth of pansexual artists busily shaping the city’s newest, hippest neighbourhoods. A visitor who celebrates the old and embraces the new will be the most rewarded.

Accommodation

We present you with 3 options in quiet parts of London that include all the facilities you specified you wanted.

Nightlife

Even though you don't seem to be a party animal, that doesn't mean you cannot have a good, albeit early, night out. We've selected some oh-so British, ultra-posh cocktail bars to sip a martini (or three) in style, as well as two wine bars that also serve excellent food pairings.

Day 1

Experiences

Given that this is your first time in London, let's get some of the obligatory major attractions out of the way. Yes, there will be crowds of people, and yes, they're touristy, but these are experiences not to be missed.

Food & Drink

Bonging clock towers, battling backbenchers and bustling selfie-seekers — Westminster is the beating heart of London. Most of the restaurants in this part of town match the scale and grandeur of its main sights.

Day 2

Experiences

Your second day in London will take you to one of its most charming neighbourhoods: Hampstead. This North London district is a little village nestled next to Hampstead Heath, one of the city’s largest and wildest green spaces. Full of charming streets and literary history, the area is a great place to wander through and soak up lovely little details.

Food & Drink

To head up to the heights (literally and figuratively) of Hampstead, is to enter into an area that has been notoriously badly served for restaurants in the past. Over recent years, like in a lot of London neighbourhoods, that’s changed. An eclectic range of establishments have opened or at least raised their game considerably, offering high-quality food at far from oligarch-level prices.

Day 3

Experiences

Today is all about architecture and other expressions of human inventiveness. Go on a bike tour that takes you past the best examples of British architecture through the ages, visit one of London's prettiest palaces, and a museum that isn't just an architectural marvel, but also one of the world's leading institutions of art and design, housing a collection that spans over 5,000 years of human creativity.

Food & Drink

Kensington has a lot of things going for it - great museums, great parks, beautiful white townhouses, and a good chance of seeing random members of the royal family getting twatted on a Saturday night. While it may never rival the lively restaurant scene happening in Soho or Shoreditch, there’s plenty that’s perfectly solid and will suit you well.

Day 4

Experiences

Fashionable Notting Hill is one of London's most iconic neighbourhoods. Best known as home of the world’s second-biggest carnival (after Rio’s Mardi Gras) and home to the famous Portobello Road Market, this is also a serious destination for culture buffs and those on the hunt for a quintessential London experience.

Food & Drink

Few areas sum up London more than Notting Hill. It’s always been full of an interesting and diverse lot of people and places. And you know what comes out of areas like this? We think you do.

Day 5

Experiences

Seedy, sexy and storied, Soho’s once-grungy streets are now home to upmarket galleries, exclusive clubs and some of the city’s best restaurants. And neighbouring Fitzrovia is like Soho’s more grown-up sibling, but it isn’t any less fun.

Food & Drink

Soho remains king of the after-work meet-up, due to the sheer amount of choice. A densely packed collection of bars and restaurants hidden amongst winding side streets, there’s scope for cheap eats, tiny bars with knock-out playlists and of course fine dining.

Day 6

Experiences

On your final day it's time to escape the big smoke and get out of town. Many of the best UK cities, villages, castles and famous landmarks can be included in one-day trips from London, when you travel by train, by coach, or by car. We recommend you opt for a tour to the two most famous university cities in the UK, or a Windsor and Oxford combo.

Food & Drink

Fitzrovia has been something of a media hub thanks to the range of offices in the area but over the years it has also evolved into a foodie hotspot, especially along Charlotte Street. The area is also fantastically diverse in terms of cuisine; from Peruvian to Scottish to Taiwanese, you’ll find it all here.

London Map

Bastiaan Ellen
Your trip was designed by Bastiaan Ellen

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