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24 Hours in London

BY: Emma Toner | 17 Oct 2014

24 Hours in London

You have 24 hours in London and want to jam in as much eating, drinking, sightseeing and shopping as possible? Look no further than our guide to everything you need to do to spend a great 24 hours in London.


9am: Start the Day with a Great Breakfast

Read more in The Best Breakfasts in London Town by Gastrogeek.

Breakfast in London

10.30am: Find a Jar of Moles

Who doesn't want to gaze at a jar full of moles on a day trip to London? Read more in Where to Find a Jar of Moles in London.

Jar of Moles

11.40am: Grab a Coffee with Some Cats!

You mean you don't drink your mid-morning coffee in the company of cats? You haven't lived! Read more in Let Your Freak Flag Fly! - London's Quirkiest Cafes.

Lady Dinah's Cafe

Image Credit: Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium 

12pm: Try Some Vintage Shopping

It's London so you will want to blend in and look like a hipster. Head to a vintage market and find the perfect vintage item - read more in Vintage Shopping Across London.

Vintage SHopping in London

Image Credit: Beyond Retro

1pm: Lunch!

You're hungry and it's lunchtime, you have a number of options, how about a messy/delicious street food burger? Read more in Gourmet on the Go! - London's Best Street Food Burgers.

Lucky Chip Cheeseburger

2-5.30pm Sightseeing

It's time for some proper sightseeing (and to walk off that burger)!

The National Gallery, London

6pm: Cocktail Hour

It's cocktail hour and time to treat yourself after all that walking and sightseeing. Head to one of these five places who do the best martini in London as recommended by Chris Pople (and he knows his martinis!) - read more in The 5 Best Martinis in London.

Martini's in London

7.30pm: Dinner and a Movie

London has lots of options for dinner: you could do sushi, pizza, Russian, ramen, BBQ, steak... the list goes on! 

Sweetings restaurant London

You've dined in one of London's oldest restaurants. How about continuing the theme and watching a movie in London's oldest cinema?

Phoenix Cinema London

10pm: Drinks

Did you know that beer gardens aren't just for the sun? They are great outdoor areas for some social drinks and music - have a beer in one of London's finest - read more in Where are the Best Beer Gardens in London?

The SHip Beer Garden London

4am: Nightcap

Can you handle more food? Of course you can! You need it to soak up the booze but go posh - try half a dozen oysters while watching the sun come up in one of London's highest buildings. 

Duck and Waffle, London

Now it's time to go to bed for a well deserved rest, congratulations you have survived a jam packed day in London. If you have time the next morning, go for a nice quiet brunch and read the papers after all your exertion. 


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