Here are a few handy tips if you are planning a trip to London!
London is one of the top destinations in the world and is a city that every traveler needs to experience. With its incredible attractions, world-class museums, and Royal appeal, it’s a must-see European City.
This London plan is perfect for your first time in London, or if you have been to London before, it’s great for you too! It includes all of the best things to do in London.
This London 4 day itinerary is organised to maximise your time in this vibrant city.
The first day will give you an overview of the city with stops along the way and it is also recommended if you only have one day in London.
A 4-day London itinerary will give you the chance to get to know this world-famous capital city even better!
If you have only 2 days in London or 3 days in London, this travel itinerary can easily be modified for whatever your personal needs are!
Where to stay in London?
Looking for the best area to stay in London?
Whether you are traveling with friends, as a family, or as a couple, planning a luxury London itinerary or a budget London itinerary, there are great options for you scattered all over london from the ultra luxurious stays in Knightsbridge, to the more affordable places outside of the main areas, but which are just as easy to travel from via tube links ie Greenwich
DAY 1 in London
For your first day in London, enjoy sitting on top of a double-decker bus, while listening to the live guide or audio tour. London is a big city and the sites are spread out, so it’s nice to get an overview while relaxing, hearing some of the history, and taking in the great views….especially if it’s raining!
London Travel Tip
Purchase Big Bus London ticket online, before leaving home and print out your tickets. You will save money this way, and be ready to “hop on” a bus when you are ready!
You will want to hop off the bus to see the inside of some of the top sites in London- The Tower of London, St. Pauls Cathedral, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Westminster Abbey, River Thames, and don’t forget the world famous Buckingham Palace! Not to mention The Tate Gallery, Tate Modern gallery, National Art Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Camden Market etc etc
When you are finished with the Red bus, you may want to end at the stop that will go near your accommodations. Or, just find the nearest Underground station to get back!
DAY 2 in London
Check for the same-day discount theater tickets at TKTS, on the south side of Leicester Square (Monday-Saturday at 10:00 am, Sunday at 11:00 am)
Got to the royal Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guards
This takes place at 10:45am daily (get there early during the busy summer months), April through July, and every other day in the other months.
Walk to “Hyde Park Corner,” then into beautiful Hyde Park.
Stroll around the park and end at Kensington Palace.
After looking at the famous Kensington Palace, walk down to get some lunch at Whole Foods in Kensington (one of our favourite places to eat in London!) It is three stories with a gourmet food court at the top.
Walk through South Kensington and spend the rest of the afternoon at one of the fantastic FREE museums: Natural History Museum or Victoria and Albert Museum.
Would you rather shop than go to a world-class museum? Head down the street for the most famous department store in London, Harrods.
In the evening, perhaps try some highly-rated typical British food for dinner.
DAY 3 in London
Start this day with my favorite museum in the world, the British Museum. It opens at 10:00 am daily.
Travel Tip: After you purchase your tickets and receive a museum map, plan out your time by seeing what you are most interested in first. If you are able to print a map from the website and plan in advance, even better. Just make sure that the first thing you do is head for the incredible Rosetta Stone near the entrance.
Walk through the Fitzrovia neighborhood to High Street in Marlybone, a chic residential village with shops, cafes, and restaurants. Have lunch then walk down to Oxford Street towards Hyde Park. For restaurant and shop information on this area, click here.
Head to the nearest underground station or walk across Hyde Park to visit the museum that you missed yesterday, Natural History Museum or Victoria and Albert Museum.
DAY 4 in London
Take one of the many day trips from London
The Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath tour is highly recommended! If you would prefer a smaller group tour, make sure to book the “small group” tour.
Just feel like relaxing? How about visiting a spa and doing high tea?
Visit the opulent Huan Spa at The Langham London for the day spa and high tea package, or The Dorchester London.
Hopefully you can find this guide helpful and tailor it to suit, finding plenty of things to do whilst visiting London!