Planning a trip to London?
Experiencing all London has to offer can be a pricey affair, so we've put together these great deals on exciting experiences and top restaurants across the city at up to 50% off. But don't wait until you've hit town to snap up these offers -- instead purchase them in advance and store them with your Travelzoo mobile app for easy, no-fuss redemption. We've compiled an action-packed 3-day guide for you on what to see and do in the Big Smoke.
Avoid the heat of the Tube, and instead take to the water with a sightseeing river cruise along the Thames (from £9 -- reg £18 -- for trips in September). Get snap-happy as you make your way from Greenwich to Westminster, passing a plethora of famous landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and the London Eye.
Hop off at Westminster and silence growling stomachs at Flemings Hotel in Mayfair with a chocolate-themed afternoon tea including pink champagne. With your sweet tooth satisfied, your feet suitably rested and a quintessential British experience ticked off your list, now would be a good time to head to some of London's best parks. Work your way from nearby Green Park to St James's Park, glimpsing The Mall, Horse Guards Parade and Buckingham Palace en route.
For dinner, head to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Westminster -- which is less than 10 minutes' walk from the Tate Britain if you're also hungry for an art fix -- for three courses and wine for £17 a head, before taking in a West End show such as the award-winning British comedy, "Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense", deemed a “very English success” by Time Out -- tickets are available from £15.
Check out what the east of the city has to offer -- St Paul's Cathedral for architecture and Old Spitalfields Market for trendy shopping are good places to start -- before taking in the sights of London from one of the city's tallest buildings. £24.50 a head gets you a summery picnic hamper with champagne and a bird's-eye view Time Out says "not even aeroplane windows can deliver".
After lunch, head to Knightsbridge for some retail therapy at the world-famous Harrods. Once you've lightened your wallet, take the 5-minute walk to the nearby 3-AA-rosette Rib Room. You can get 46% off three "exquisite" (Daily Telegraph) courses and a bellini cocktail, extinguishing any post-shopping guilt.
Begin in South Kensington and spend a few hours exploring the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum. Among the best museums in London, both are free to enter!
By this point, you'll be in need of a spot of pampering, so head over to the award-winning, super luxurious The Spa in Dolphin Square for a pamper treat that'll save you £71. Refreshed, relaxed and feeling very zen, finish your 72 hours in London with dinner at The Savoy and a West End show for £67.50.