City breaks are a great way to spend a long weekend or more, but where should you choose to go?
Both London and Paris are popular destinations, with each capital city holding the key to a vast amount of French and English cultural heritage and entertainment on their doorsteps. Here we round up what each city has to offer, so you can choose the perfect place to get away to.
Both cities are not short of beautiful, historic attractions to see. London has Big Ben, St Pauls Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey to name but a few. As distinguishable as Big Ben is to London, Paris has the Eiffel Tower as well as the Notre Dame and the Sacre Coeur. All make for plenty of things to see and do from a cultural and historic perspective.
Museums and Galleries
It would be impossible to talk about Paris and not mention The Louvre. This famous, pyramid shaped glass building houses some of the most exotic treasures from around the world including Egyptian mummies, classical sculpture and baroque paintings of the early 19th century. London however has many options including The V&A, The Natural History Museum, The Tate and The Science Museum, all with free entry. If you love getting lost in a museum, you really are spoilt for choice.
Children (and adults) can experience some magic on a trip to DisneyLand Paris, with a wonderland on offer that is unique to the French Capital. London also has some smaller scale experiences with the London Zoo, the London Eye and Madame Tussauds offering up a whole host of fun to be had.
Perhaps where the two cities differ the most is in the dining on offer. London is home to a wide variety of experiences, ranging from down to earth traditional Fish and Chip shops to luxurious meals with breath-taking views at modern buildings such as The Aqua Shard. Alternatively, Paris offers a bohemian experience with a thriving, quirky cafe culture.
With both cities providing great getaways, the choice between London and Paris is difficult. We hope we have helped with this rundown of the highlights from each, to help you chose which one is best for you. Let us know in the comments below where you will be going next, and why you will be going to Paris or London!