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3-day London City Guide

Our 3-day London City Guide shows you a step-by-step time line and itinerary for your stay in London. Follow it and get the best of your days in the city.

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DAY 1

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Take subway or bus to Westminster station
09:00-09:10 Big Ben (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • One of London's best-known landmarks
  • Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Read more about Big Ben

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09:10-09:20 Houses of Parliament (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • One of London's most impressive building
  • Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Read more about Houses of Parliament

Photo: brownpau

09:20-09:30 Westminster Bridge (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • Excellent spot for taking photos of Big Ben and Houses of Parliament
Read more about Westminster Bridge

Photo: markhillary

Take a walk to Nr. 10 Downing street - 5’
09:35-09:45 Nr.10 Downing Street (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • Official home and office of Britain's Prime Minister
Read more about Nr.10 Downing Street

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Take a walk to Westminster Abbey - 5’
09:50-11:20 Westminster Abbey (Church, 16 £)

Why visit

  • One of the finest examples of medieval architecture in Europe
  • Main coronation and burial place for royals
  • Impressive building, full of history
Read more about Westminster Abbey

Photo: mecb

Take Bus line 148 from Parliament Square/Westminster Abbey stop to Hyde Park Corner stop (Direction: White City Bus Station)
Take a walk to Buckingam Palace - 10’ in all
11:30-12:00 Buckingham Palace (Monument, 17.5 £)

Why visit

  • One of London's best recognized landmarks
  • Home to the present Queen
Read more about Buckingham Palace

Photo: Walakazoo

Take a walk to St. James's Park - 5’
12:05-12:35 St. James's Park (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Lovely park with a duck and pelican pond
  • Nice view of London's landmarks
Read more about St. James's Park

Photo: Nenyaki

Lunch time
Take a walk to Cabinet War Room
13:45-15:15 Cabinet War Rooms (Museum, 15.95 £)

Why visit

  • Unique historical place
  • A retrospection into the past
  • The bunker is left as it was abandoned in 1945
Read more about Cabinet War Rooms

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Take a walk to Charing Cross station
Take Northern Line to Tottenham Court Road station (Direction: Edgeware or High Barnet)
Take a walk to British Museum - 25’ in all
15:40-17:30 The British Museum (Museum, Free)

Why visit

  • Oldest museum in the world
  • One of the world's best known museums
  • Fascinating collection of treasures and artifacts from all over the world
Read more about The British Museum
Take a walk to Holborn station
Take Piccadilly Line to Knightsbridge station (Direction: Heathrow)
Take a walk to Harrods - 45’ in all
18:15-19:15 Harrods (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • One of the world's most famous department stores
  • Unique (shopping) experience
Read more about Harrods

Photo: loop_oh

end of day 1

DAY 2

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Take Northern or Metropolitan Line to Charing Cross station
09:00-09:15 Trafalgar Square (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • One of the most famous squares in the world
  • Great place for people watching
Read more about Trafalgar Square

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You find National Gallery on Trafalgar Square
09:15-10:55 National Gallery (Museum, Free)

Why visit

  • Fascinating museum to all
  • Among the greatest art collections of the world
Read more about National Gallery

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Take a walk to Piccadilly Circus - 15’
11:10-11:30 Piccadilly Circus (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • One of London's best known landmarks
  • Renowned for its neon advertising displays
Read more about Piccadilly Circus

Photo: clry2

Take a walk to Oxford Circus - 5’
11:35-13:25 Oxford Street and Oxford Circus (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • One of the busiest shopping streets in Europe
  • All the famous fashion brands are represented here
Read more about Oxford Street and Oxford Circus
Lunch time on Oxford Street
Take a walk to Marble Arch
13:50-14:00 Marble Arch (Monument, Free)

Why visit

  • Interesting piece of architecture
  • Well recognized London landmark
Read more about Marble Arch

Photo: jazzyfox

Hyde Park is next to Marble Arch
14:00-16:00 Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Lush green oasis in the center of the city with relaxing atmosphere
Read more about Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
Take Piccadilly Line from Knightsbridge station to Piccadilly Circus station (Direction: Cockfosters)
Change to Bakerloo Line to Lambeth North station (Direction: Elefant&Castle)
Take a walk to Imperial War Museum - 30’
16:30-18:00 Imperial War Museum (Museum, Free)

Why visit

  • One of London's most intresting and engaging museums
  • A must-see museum for families with kids
  • Great special exhibitions
Read more about Imperial War Museum

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Take Bus line 159 from Kennington Road/Imperial War Museum stop to Westminster Bdg/County Hall stop (Direction: Paddington Basin)
Take a walk to London Eye - 30’
18:30-19:30 London Eye (Monument, 18.60 £)

Why visit

  • Quickly became a London icon
  • Fascinating views over the whole of London
  • Unforgetable experience
Read more about London Eye
end of day 2

DAY 3

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Take Central Line to St.Paul's station station
09:00-10:00 St Paul's Cathedral (Church, 14.50 £)

Why visit

  • World-famous dome
  • Master piece of famous architect, Sir Christopher Wren
Read more about St Paul's Cathedral
Take Bus line 15 from St. Paul's Cathedral stop to Tower of London stop - 30’
10:30-13:30 Tower of London (Monument, 19.8 £)

Why visit

  • World Heritage Site
  • One of the Britain's most popular tourist attractions
  • Unique historical site
Read more about Tower of London
Tower bridge is next to the Tower of London
13:30-13:45 Tower Bridge (Monument, 8 £)

Why visit

  • One of the most recognized bridges in the world
  • An iconic symbol of London
Read more about Tower Bridge

Photo: wallyg

Lunch time
Take Circle or District Line from Tower Hill station to Embankment station (Direction: Ealing Broadway)
15:30-16:45 Regent's Park (Park and outdoors, Free)

Why visit

  • Lovely gardens with pretty lakes and beautiful flower gardens
  • Calm and relaxing atmosphere
  • Superbly maintained park
Read more about Regent's Park

Photo: Rain Rabbit

Take a walk to Madame Tussauds - 15’
17:00-19:00 Madame Tussaud's (Museum, 28.8 £)

Why visit

  • One of London's most popular attractions
  • Your chance to have a photo with your favorite star
  • This is where you can see everyone from Brad Pitt to the Queen
Read more about Madame Tussaud's
end of day 3

 

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