Morning: explore Notting Hill
Spend the morning discovering the pretty streets of Notting Hill, known for its colourful houses and quirky shops.
Be sure to stop for an avocado fix at The Dayrooms Cafe W11, where Australian-inspired brunch fare reigns supreme.
Afternoon: hit the museums
After a virtuous meal, jump on the Tube for a short ride to South Kensington, home to some of London’s most iconic museums.
Marvel at millions of years of life on Earth at the Natural History Museum, discover the secrets of the human body at the Science Museum and see art and design objects in beautiful period rooms at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Evening: kayak under Tower Bridge
Morning: enjoy an Insta-worthy breakfast and watch Changing the Guard
Kick-start the day with a breakfast worth getting out of bed for at Dalloway Terrace – feast on berry bowls, eggs and turmeric lattes under a canopy of Instagrammable foliage.
After fuelling up for the day, secure your spot outside Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing the Guard ceremony as the New Guard replaces the Old Guard, dressed in traditional red tunics and bearskin hats.
Afternoon: choose between the West End and the East End
Pick the West End for an afternoon of shopping. Find a bargain on Oxford Street, discover independent boutiques in Carnaby, admire high-end fashion around Bond Street or explore Covent Garden for a mixture of all three.
Alternatively, head to east London for foodie treats and colourful art. Take a street-art tour to discover vibrant murals and works by famous graffiti artists including Banksy. Then grab a bite at one of the curry houses along Brick Lane or at street-food paradise Dinerama.
Evening: sip on cocktails at a rooftop bar
Morning: wake up with yoga
Afternoon: get adventurous in Greenwich
Calm down with a trip to the Queen’s House, where you’ll find soothing maritime art, a famous portrait of Queen Elizabeth I and the photogenic spiral Tulip Stairs.
Evening: tuck into a roast dinner
Complete your trip with a classic: roast dinner. While it's best enjoyed by a roaring fire in a cosy pub on Sundays, there are plenty of places that serve a delicious plate with all the trimmings of Yorkshire puddings and potatoes throughout the week. Try Roast, Simpson’s in the Strand or Rules.