It may seem crazy to some (all??) of you to even think about going all the way to London and really just spend 48 hours on the ground. Well, I just did it and I had an amazing time. I will include this on my full trip report in the coming weeks, but I must tell you, it can be done and it can be extremely enjoyable.
Of course I spent some time before in London so I didn't try to fit kn many tourist sites our tours, but I did get to see (again) Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Parliament, Big Ben, Wembley Stadium (the Gold Medal Football match, too). I had two nice dinners out at new restaurants and a lovely time at a couple of bars/pubs with friends.
Not having weeks of vacation is not an excuse to not travel. Go. Explore. Live and Love. This isn't a cheap option, but for those with limited time AND on a budget it is totally doable. You just need to plan.
Do you pop across the pond for a quick weekend? What is your favorite weekend escape? Do you think I am crazy for doing London in 48 hours?