48-hour layover in London

You have just flown into Heathrow airport and have 48 hours till your next flight? London being one of the most happening cities of the world, you will not have a dearth of things to do. If you are a bit apprehensive about visiting this wonderful metropolitan, you can always spend your time indoors at the Atrium Hotel Heathrow, which is literally 3 minutes away from Heathrow Airport. You will get access to a fantastic restaurant with an international menu, a 24-hour café suitable for any coffee addict, and an underground leisure complex that has the potential to make you forget your flight. However, if you are the adventurous kind here are a few things to try out during your stop over.


London is melting pot of cultures from all over the globe, with infinite options when it comes to eating out. It is vital to do some research before heading out so that you make the best use of your limited time within the city. Its best to decide on one or two meals to have at a special place and spend the rest of the time exploring. For breakfast we recommend the Duck & Waffle , atop the Heron Tower with the delicious menu of duck and …waffles! The wonderful thing is that its open 24 hours and offers a wonderful view. For lunch you can head over to Dishoom at the Convent Garden for some spicy Bacon Naan. Dishoom pays homage to the Irani cafes that broke barriers by bringing people from all walks of life to enjoy the food of Bombay. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in Knightsbridge bring to you a history-inspired dining experience. This dinner will definitely be a Instagram-worthy treat!

Free Museums

London is home to some of the most famous museums in the world. You can start your day by visiting the British Museum which is considered to be the museum of the world. Experience over two-million years of human culture and history! Some of the more famous artworks on display are: the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and the spooky Egyptian mummies. The Museum of London gives you a wonderful history lesson about the capital from prehistoric times through the ages and up to present day London. Maybe for the next trip you can include a visit to Tate Britain, the National Portrait Gallery, and the Royal Air force Museum. And the very best part is that all these attractions are all for free!

Take in the sights of London

There are two main ways of enjoying the sights of this magnificent city, you can hop on a sight-seeing tour and get an interesting play by play narrative of the places you visit, covering a lot of places in a short frame time, which is quite fantastic! But we suggest, another way, which is to just stretch out your legs and walk around the cobbled streets of the city of London. Walk over to the embankment and see the London eye, stopping by Big Ben to take a picture for the gram. Saunter over to the Tower Bridge and cross the London bridge. The London skyline has a lot to offer for any passer-by. With the introduction of Uber, along with the supremely connected tube and bus transport across London, you will be able to see all the main sights in just one day! Leaving you with plenty of time to include other activities of your choice!

The city of London has a lot of to offer for any visitor; no matter how long they are there for, or the season they are visiting in. Everything is just a hop, skip and a tube away from the Atrium hotel Heathrow, so just drop by and have a wonderful time!

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