When it comes to taking a holiday, it can be difficult to balance fun and sightseeing with having a well-earned rest and some good-quality, luxurious relaxation. Especially when visiting busy, bustling cities like London, it can feel extra tough to combine doing all the things you want to do with having a rest.

However, you don’t need to choose between the two. With a bit of know-how and a few tricks up your sleeve, you can have a luxurious, relaxing and fun London holiday. Here are some tips for doing just that.

Book a stay at a luxury hotel

The single best way to guarantee a luxurious, restful stay is to make sure your hotel is comfortable as well as chic. Luxury rooms in Shoreditch for example, such as the M by Montcalm, offer a great mix of fun, function and relaxation. As well as being super close to amazing attractions, varied and fun nightlife options, it also has its own spa which is great for when you need to relieve tension after a long, busy day of exploring.

Tips for Having a Luxuriously Restful yet Fun London Vacation

Get back to nature

Another great way to relax without compromising on luxury is to check out some of the city’s most exquisite green spaces. As well as helping you to relax and feel at one with nature, they’re also great for ticking off lots of exciting things from your list, as some of the top royal parks are home to some of the capital’s main attractions, such as Buckingham Palace. Pack a picnic and indulge in the peace and quiet in this otherwise hectic city.

Tips for Having a Luxuriously Restful yet Fun London Vacation

Indulge in some retail therapy

Whether you’re visiting the city on business (there are loads of great meeting venues in Shoreditch, just to add) or are there purely for pleasure, you’re sure to want to experience true British shopping. After all, we have some of the most famous department stores and shopping streets in the world! This can be a really great way to indulge as well as having some fun, as you’ll get to explore some of the best parts of the city (including Oxford Street, Westfield London and Carnaby Street, to name a few) whilst treating yourself.

Tips for Having a Luxuriously Restful yet Fun London Vacation

Check out a show at the city’s famous West End

There are arguably fewer ways to experience a slice of luxury in the capital than checking out a world-class show at one of our amazing theatres in the West End. There truly is a show for every taste, regardless of the time of year and the budget you’re on, so make sure you check out the top ticket sites to see what’s on during your visit. You could also combine your show with a luxurious meal to keep the opulence going.

Tips for Having a Luxuriously Restful yet Fun London Vacation

Stroll through the city’s top museums and galleries

London is home to some of the world’s best and most-visited museums and galleries, from the National Gallery to the National History Museum, the Tate Modern to the Serpentine Gallery. Strolling around one (or more) of these on your visit is a great way to enjoy a little bit of elegance – the surroundings are absolutely exceptional – whilst still enjoying a sense of serenity. Check out the exhibition schedules at the museum or gallery of your choice to keep up to date with all the goings-on.

Tips for Having a Luxuriously Restful yet Fun London Vacation