This post was written by Robin Adams on behalf of the National Trust. Some good ideas for tourists and Londoners alike.
We all know London's well established favourite tourist spots. The London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, British Museum, Tower Bridge, Tate Gallery... the list goes on. These are the attractions which consistently make London the most popular tourist destination in the world.
But popularity comes at a cost and that cost is queues. If you've only got 48 hours to spend in London you don't want to waste your time standing about waiting to get into attractions. With that in mind we've picked out five alternative ideas for your trip to London – places where you can enjoy great sights without having to spend ages waiting to get in.