What To Do In London If You Are On A Layover

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TAKE OVER YOUR LAYOVER

Everyone has heard these wise old words before – Life is short – make the most of it.
Our precious holidays are even shorter and who doesn’t want to make the most of every minute of those.

The Stylist And The Wardrobe has teamed up with Ebookers Take Over Your Layover to help give you some ideas if you do happen to have a long Heathrow layover.

A VERY CLEVER IDEA

Ebookers initiative helps travellers extend their holiday by transforming layover time into an exciting customised travel experience rather than something tedious and boring.

HOW IT WORKS

Take Over Your Layover, is an online tool that gives users recommendations on attractions and activities in and around London’s Heathrow Airport.

Recommendations are based on three important factors – length of layover, travel companions, and what kind of mood you are in.
If you are travelling with children, the site will also give you some great ideas of what to do with those little ones in the airport or in other exciting places nearby.

My Suggestions Of Where To Visit While On A Layover In London

Ebookers asked yours truly for some nuggets of advice about my favourite places to visit in London.
I have lived here for several years and will share with you a few of my favourite areas in this bustling city.
Hopefully, you’ll enjoy them too !
The good thing about flying into Heathrow is the Piccadilly line which takes you straight into Central London for less than £5.

Sloane Square And The King’s Road

I love this leafy area in London. Its beautiful cafes and shops always captivate me and it’s such a terrific place for people watching.
It’s approximately 43 minutes from Heathrow airport on the tube.
Take the Picadilly line to Hammersmith and then the District line to Sloane Square.
The King’s Road became a famous destination in the 1960’s when it was the place to be seen, and still very much is today.

Today you are still in with a very good chance of spotting a modern day celebrity enjoying a coffee here too.
It isn’t as busy as Central London either and has a great balance of providing a taste of London life without the hassle.

For something to eat – pop into the Duke Of York Square which has several cafes with many giving the option of sitting outside.
Colbert, a French bistro, is situated just beside the tube and is a wonderful place to watch the world go by.

There’s also the Saatchi Gallery – which is one of London’s most famous modern art museums and the best bit is that it’s free of charge.

Notting Hill

Almost everybody knows about Notting Hill – thanks to THAT film. This is an amazing fun little place to visit especially if you’ve never been to London before.
Teaming with wonderful things like colourful little houses, market stalls, and shops, this area is heaving with personality and neighbourhood characters.
You’d almost expect to spot Hugh Grant strolling around looking for Julia Roberts or foppishly flipping through a hardcover in the local bookshop.

I would recommend a walk up Portobello Road, while browsing the vintage shops and stopping off in Farm Girl cafe – a very cool like cafe buried away under a white stone arch.

EBOOKER’S TOOL THAT IS EASY PEASY TO USE

When travelling long haul, especially with a young family – everybody is pretty darn tired.
However, Ebooker’s tool does all the hard work, so anyone connecting through Heathrow Airport can have a more enjoyable layover.
It provides the best options for food and drink, health and wellness, cultural experiences and sightseeing.

NO TIME – NO PROBLEM

For a traveller with limited time, the tool will suggest ways they can explore the terminals that they may not have otherwise been aware of.

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