Day 1: Say hi to Her Majesty

"If you only do one thing in London, it has to be visited its most-famous home, Buckingham Palace"

Explore more of Westminster

"After visiting the Queen, take a tour of the majestic Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, and the iconic Big Ben"

Go high on the London Eye

"You'll get to see the city from one of its highest points, and the photos and memories are worth the ticket price alone"

Picnic in Hyde Park

"Find a spot by the Italian Gardens, or rent a pedalboat on the Serpentine Lake for the ultimate summer fun"

Explore Soho

"On the edge of London's main shopping streets lies a maze of buzzing restaurants, bars, and nightlife — it can only be Soho!"

Day 2: Steep yourself in history

"The Tower of London holds the Crown Jewels, as well as the city's most gruesome past, and the iconic Tower Bridge right beside it is a must-see too"

Climb the dome of St Paul's

"The wedding venue of Charles and Diana, St Paul's Cathedral is even more beautful inside than out, and has stunning views to boot"

Champagne with a view in the Shard

"The tallest building in the UK, and tallest observation deck in Western Europe? Let's say 'cheers' to that"

Explore the British Museum

"The oldest museum in London, it's a spectacular space with a world of artifacts — quite literally"

Set sail for Greenwich

"My favorite way to get to London's historic Royal Borough of Greenwich is to cruise along the Thames — you'll be spoiled for sights"

See more of Cristina's London highlights and top tips for 2 days in London