London City Breaks for 2016/2017
Not all European city breaks involve flying abroad. Come with us at Co-operative Travel, and discover our vibrant historic capital of London. From Nelson’s Column to the Houses of Parliament, we have the best bargain city breaks to London available.
The city is an international centre for business, commerce and finance, so planning weekend breaks in London is no problem at all. Fly, drive or let the train take the strain, cheap London city breaks are always available - in countless hotels large and small. Add to that the numerous guest houses, self-catering apartments and B&B’s, and you can book a short trip to London and be enjoying the sights the very same day.
On London city breaks, take advantage of the superb – and cheap – public transport system. The Underground is best, whisking you from Tower Bridge to Oxford Circus in no time at all. In the evenings, London Walks offer a cheap and fascinating way to discover what all those quaint old London names mean - or where the ghosts of Jack the Ripper’s victims can be found.
St Paul’s Cathedral was one of the few city buildings to survive the WWII bombings, but beyond the glittering Square Mile you’ll discover the city’s oldest area. History lovers booking London city breaks should visit the London Museum, in the Barbican, to discover the capital’s vibrant past. The Barbican itself is, today, a labyrinth of chic shops, restaurants, wine bars and live music venues, but the magnificent 12th century Guildhall, and remnants of the original Roman Wall, are close by.
If you want entertainment, we at Co-operative Travel have last minute London city breaks with tickets to everything from Shaftesbury Avenue shows to concerts at the Royal Festival Hall. On top of which there are countless museums and galleries, from South Kensington to the Tate Modern. All bargain city breaks to London should include a guided tour of highlights including Big Ben, Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace - or book weekend breaks to shop till you drop at Oxford Street and Covent Garden.
Booking Ahead – London City Breaks 2017/2018
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? Great holiday deals and packages are now available for London city breaks in 2017/2018.
Booking ahead for your 2017/2018 city breaks to London has many advantages. Especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
Book an all-inclusive London holiday for next year and save money now.
London - Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: The famous city of London offers some of the world’s most iconic landmarks. Attracting over 16 million visitors per year, London is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. The capital city of the UK offers a wide range of fascinating museums, beautiful historic attractions, vibrant shopping centres and fine dining restaurants.
Whether you’re planning on a family holiday or a holiday with friends, a city break in London can offer something for every type of holiday maker.
Ideal Time to Go: The temperate oceanic climate of London provides cool summers and mild winters with a narrow range of average annual temperatures. This means that London is a suitable holiday destination at any time of the year. If you’re looking for the sunniest and warmest time to visit, then you should book a city break to London around July and August as these are the hottest months. You can also find more festivals and events at this time of the year.
For those who are looking to book cheap city breaks to London, we recommend visiting between March and May. These months are outside of the high season so you can expect fewer tourists, cheaper hotel rates and generally nice weather.
Weather: London’s temperate oceanic climate means there will be cool summers and mild winters. The hottest months are July and August with average temperatures reaching 19°C, whereas the coldest months are December through to February with average temperatures dropping to 7°C. The month with the most amount of rainfall is October with an average of 71mm of rain.
Flight Time: Heathrow airport is roughly 20 miles from the city centre, but London is easily accessible from all around the country via train or car.
Currency: GBP (£)
Fun Fact: London was formerly known as Londonium, Ludenwic and Ludenburg.
Top Tip: London is home to a wide range of free attractions which you can visit during your city break. These free attractions include some of the best museums and art galleries, such as the National Gallery and the British Museum.
Places to Visit on Your London Holiday
London hosts a fantastic variety of fun activities and entertainment. Although some attractions can be expensive to visit, there are still a whole range of spectacular free attractions which are definitely worth a look. Here is our list of the recommended free places to visit during your City break in London:
- Borough Market – having been around since the 13th century, the borough market is highly regarded as the most iconic food and drinks market in London. There are over 100 stalls which sell fresh food and beverages. If you love your culture and cuisine, then you should definitely give this attraction a visit.
- British Museum – if you’re travelling on a budget, then take a trip through the British Museum and discover the famous objects from around the world. This attraction is completely free to visit and is considered to be one of the most popular places.
- Science Museum – treat yourself and your kids to a fun and interactive science museum. This attraction is free to visit and offers seven floors of informative and entertaining exhibits. If you’re looking for a free family-friendly attraction, then look no further.
How to Get There
Travelling to London should be relatively easy as there are a lot of train networks which cover the majority of the UK. Trains to London operate all year round, so there is never a bad time to visit London.