Ready to rock? AXS and trivago have partnered up to help you make a night of it, and to celebrate, we’re giving away an all-expenses-paid trip for two to London—be sure to sign up here. Now, here are our tips to help you make a night of it, and make it epic.
Book Your Ideal Hotel
From contemporary hip boutique hotels to classic B&Bs, London has plenty of lodging to choose from. Luckily, trivago has made finding the right place within your budget easy. Head to trivago.co.uk to find the perfect place to catch some Zzz’s so you’re ready for all the excursions that await.
Take a Peaceful Ride through Little Venice
Just north of Paddington Station, the charming Little Venice is home to canals and waterways sure to put you in a blissful state after your journey. The funky house boats and beautiful gardens are picture perfect for all your IG needs. After strolling the canals, we recommend grabbing a late afternoon beverage and snack at the Warwick Castle or The Summerhouse.
Eat Your Way Through Borough Market
Dating back to the thirteenth century, London’s oldest food market offers numerous food stalls with incredible offerings from many different cultures. From fresh oysters to curry to paella, there’s something for every palate and every mood—if you can’t choose just one dish, you can easily make a meal out of the numerous samples offered.
Sip Like Bond
Grab a pre-show martini at Dukes Bar. Some fun trivia: this classic watering hole is where Ian Fleming was sipping on cocktails when he penned the James Bond books. Don’t worry, the food here is also fabulous.
Rock Out at the O2 Arena
One of the busiest music venues in Europe, the iconic O2 is the best place to see your favourite artist—all of the biggest acts in music make sure to stop at the O2. In 2023, the iconic venue will host Lizzo, Michael Bublé, Florence and the Machine, Sam Smith, and many more. If you haven’t yet bought your tickets, definitely get an O2 show on your calendar stat.
Keep the Festivities Going the Next Morning
Before bidding London adieu, refuel with brunch at Darcie and May Green. Conveniently located near Paddington Station, the bustling eatery offers an Antipodean menu atop a floating piece of art designed by British pop artist Sir Peter Blake.