A weekend in Piccadilly has the potential to be a truly action-packed affair with a little careful planning and plenty of attention to detail. With its abundance of museums, lunch spots, shopping options, cafes, dining and great transport links ready to whizz you into any other area of the city, the neighbourhood makes for a perfect base for any London trip.
Lots of our guests here at the Piccadilly London West End choose to stay with us for a weekend break. Here are some of our top picks for making the most of your visit, whether you have just a Saturday night stay booked or have a longer trip planned.
Get your active Saturday off to a good start with a visit to Piccadilly Circus for some serious urban exploration! A world-famous crossroads and busy junction connecting many London streets, all possessing their own unique heritage and history, Piccadilly Circus is a great starting point for a weekend of adventure. Take a look at the amazing illuminated billboards and consider the day ahead! This is a great spot for a selfie if you’re an avid Instagram or Facebook user thank to the neon lights and hectic background bustle.
Next up, why not take a stroll around Trafalgar Square, within easy reach of the Piccadilly London West End? The entire area is rich with London’s cultural history, from the majestic Nelson’s column to the beautiful statues and fountains which line the area.
After browsing the adjoining National Gallery and taking a peak at some incredible art, have lunch at The National Dining Rooms while you gaze out across the square.
After lunch, head to the popular shopping destination of Regent Street in the heart of London’s West End. Alongside the plentiful stores such as Liberty London, the site is rich with history and plays host to many events throughout the year.
Finish your Saturday by grabbing a bite to eat at one of Mayfair’s grand eateries such as the laid-back Burger & Lobster or take in a more traditional dining experience with a meal at a location such as Corrigan’s Mayfair, offering a gourmet dining experience in one of the most exclusive areas of London.
After such an active Saturday, take a chance to get the day off to a slower start with a stroll through Green Park’s peaceful grounds. The smallest of the capital’s Royal Parks, it’s a popular destination for picnics and sunbathing – so why not pack a picnic and head out there yourself in good weather? Next, amble along The Mall close-by, a ceremonial route which links Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace.
Grab some brunch at the newly refurbished Avenue just five minutes’ walk from the Mall, before spending the afternoon exploring nearby churches and cathedrals such as St Martin-In-The-Fields – which also has a wonderful (and unique) restaurant called The Café in the Crypt – ideal for a peaceful end to an exciting weekend in London’s city centre.