Top 3 must-try London staycations in 2021 – As restrictions across the UK gradually ease up, it’s the perfect time to start planning your next holiday or getaway. For those who are not quite ready for international travel, the UK has plenty to offer in the way of staycations.
London is high on many tourists bucket list year on year – and for good reason. With so much to see, do and experience, it’s no surprise that London attracts a massive 30 million tourists every year! However, with many people cautious about international travel, this year could be a great time to visit – when it’s not as busy.
To help you plan your next staycation, we’ve put together our top 3 London staycations to try in 2021. If you’re looking for a family day trip or a relaxed couple’s getaway – make sure you give these places a visit!
The “foodie” staycation
If you love food as much as we do, then why not plan a London staycation around the finest cuisine London has to offer. Home to a colossal 66 Michelin star restaurants, you won’t be short of fine dining haunts.
If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try some of the newest, trendiest Michelin star restaurants (such a Cornerstone), new to the Michelin star dining scene in 2021.
If you want to save some money, go for a lunchtime tasting menu instead of the evening. Most restaurants have excellent deals on their lunchtime menu and can save you a lot of money. If you’d prefer something a bit more rustic, take a trip to Borough Market, one of the best food markets you’ll find in the UK.
If you’re going to eat all the marvellous food, don’t forget to put it on your Instagram! One particularly Instagram-able place to go is Amorino – you can get the most exquisite ice cream roses that will make any social feed pop.
The relaxing getaway staycation
If the hustle and bustle of London isn’t your thing, then why not take your pick from one of the many amazing spa hotels London has to offer? From the Agua London at the Sea Containers to the May Fair Hotel Spa, you can’t get much better than the finest spas London has to offer.
After your massage, take a quiet day out in the London Wetland Centre (an award-winning nature reserve) or even glide over the lake in Hyde Park on a solar shuttle.
For the Harry Potter fanatics among us, why not have a magical weekend with a Harry Potter-themed staycation? Home to the Warner Brothers Studios, an entertaining weekend is guaranteed with a Harry Potter-themed getaway.
Kick things off by staying in the Wizard Chambers. Not only will you have a luxury, Harry Potter, themed dorm room, but you can also try your hand at Polyjuice potion and have a wizardly afternoon tea.
For something extra special, take a trip to the West End and enjoy the critically acclaimed play – Harry Potter Cursed Child. As it’s so popular, it’s best to book in advance as viewings are rather hard to come by.
Whilst you’re there, make sure to check out platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross to mark the occasion!
As London has so much to offer, it’s hard to narrow it down to just 3 staycations. However, you really can’t go wrong with any of the above getaways. Save yourself the hassle of international travel and prepare for a magnificent staycation this year.