19th July 2018, 12:06 | ChallengeCup
Visit London’s Guide to the Capital
Heading to London for Rugby League’s Big Day Out at the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final?
Our partners, Visit London, have pulled together a comprehensive guide to what’s on, where to stay and how best to get around, so you can make it a weekend to remember. London is one of the most exciting cities in the world so make the most of your visit!
Wondering about the best way to get around London? Visitlondon.com has a great guide on the city's public transport. Find Oyster and travelcard information, free travel maps for the London underground, river services, the London cycle hire scheme and more.
London’s list of attractions is diverse, exciting and almost endless. From seeing iconic sights such as Buckingham Palace, the Coca-Cola London Eye, the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Catherdral, to visiting world-famous attractions including the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, SEA LIFE London and The View from the Shard, there’s really a lot to do. If you’ve done all the main sights before, London also has many hidden gems too, so get exploring.
In the evening, you can enjoy a London musical or theatre show, or experience the capital’s restaurant scene to all tastes and budgets. We urge you to do a bit of research and book ahead.
If you’re making a Bank Holiday weekend of it in London, why not combine your family and friends trip to the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup with a day out at the world famous Notting Hill Carnival?
Sunday is Children's Day and recommended for families with smaller crowds and kid-friendly floats and children’s parade.
Celebrate London’s Caribbean heritage on the streets with costumes and dancing, and enjoy fantastic street food from jerk chicken to traditional goat stew.
Like the Challenge Cup, it’s a great day for families and friends in the capital.
Make sure you’re getting the best value for money on your visit. Check out visitlondon.com for hotel deals, restaurant offers and cheap attraction tickets. If you're planning to visit numerous attractions during your visit, consider investing in the sightseeing London Pass as a must.
If you need some retail therapy on your weekend away then take a look at our shopping guide. From luxury, high-end shops such as Harrods and Liberty and designer boutiques on Bond Street, to big London shopping centres such as Westfield, quirky retail outlets like Dover Street Market and bargain fashions at London’s markets, the shopping scene in London caters for all styles, tastes and budgets.
A weekend in London doesn't have to break the bank, there are plenty of exciting and memorable things to do and see for free. In fact we've got a list of 101 things for you to do on visitlondon.com. including exploring beautiful Royal Parks, enjoying amazing views across the city from the Sky Garden, visiting iconic museums such as the British Museum and Science Museum and stopping off at legendary galleries such as the National Portrait Gallery and Tate Modern.