London Day Trips


Sometimes we are so busy in our daily lives we find it hard to slow down. For example, with the stresses from work and going to various social functions, it is quite hard to have a good work/life balance. However, it is important for us to have a break and a great way to do this is to go on a city break in London. Relieve the stress, enjoy the city and has some fun in the vibrant city.

London weekend breaks are a great way to explore the city that attracts millions across the globe each year. From the culture, rich history, fine dining restaurants and entertainment like West End theatre shows, there is so much to do in and around the city; the only trouble is that if people are going on a London weekend break, there is not enough time to truly explore the capital. Look below for some ideas for day trips in and around London that could be done within the weekend.

Windsor Castle
Home to royalty, Windsor Castle is the official residence of her Majesty the Queen. The castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. It still has an active role as it is used for ceremonies and state functions. There are many attractions in the castle including a guided tour of the State Apartments. Visitors can also come to see a number of exhibitions that are within the castle.

Take a Stroll in Hyde Park
Weather depending, a stroll in Hyde Park is great way to forget about the stresses of modern day life. Hyde Park is one of the London’s eight royal parks, and the 320 acre park is truly stunning. Not just a place to soak in the sun on a refreshing spring day, the park boasts several dining areas that serve refreshments, drinks and even three course meals. You may also have the chance to catch the many events that occur in the park. Also, visitors should take in the landmarks that are within the park including the famous Speaker’s Corner and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain.

Shop in the Famous Department Stores
Few cities in the world can rival the department stores that London boasts. Harrods is a stunning upmarket department store that is in the desirable area of Knightsbridge.  Providing designer goods and the very best beauty brands, Harrods is simply a shopper’s paradise. Self ridges is also another world famous department store that boasts designer goods and high street brands under one roof. For a shopping department that is a little closer to the Montcalm, there is Westfield Stratford that boasts a number of shops and concessions, restaurants and entertainment like the cinema and bowling.

A great way to explore the rich history and culture of London is to visit the museums. The best thing about these museums is that most of them are completely free. For example, art lovers could look to the aspiring collections in the National Portrait Gallery. The Natural History Museum brings the fascinating past and its achievements to the present and the Science Museum will make you feel like a big kid with all the fun exhibitions that are in place.

Of course, you will need a place to stay whilst on a fun packed weekend in London. The M by Montcalm Shoreditch will certainly take care of you on your weekend break. The hotel will provide a tempting weekend package that will certainly make you look forward to the weekend. You will be able to have accommodation for the night in your chosen room category.  Expect a spacious and airy room or suite with comfortable bedding which is the right antidote for weary heads. As the hotel is in trendy Shoreditch, expect comfort as well as style. Also, as the hotel is in the heart of tech city, this ensures modernity within the accommodation.

Dining is a delight as you will indulge in the tempting and delicious full English breakfast at the Montcalm restaurant. You can certainly relax knowing that you have complimentary access to the Montcalm gym with a pool and Jacuzzi. Whilst you are in the Jacuzzi, don’t forget to make a trip to the spa which offers rejuvenating treatments that will lull you into sweet bliss. Complimentary fruits and a box of chocolate are the little luxuries that the hotel will provide. London is known as a shopper’s paradise and for the fashionista who has booked a weekend break she (or he) will delight in a complimentary £50 voucher to spend at Westfield Stratford.

Location is important and you will find that the hotel is only 5 minutes away from Old Street Station. This easy access to the station is convenient and it ensures that guests can be within the heart of London in no time. Don’t hesitate and book your London weekend today!