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1-day London City Guide

Our 1-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 day in the city.

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Take Northern Line 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

Photo: wallyg

Take a walk along the Whitehall to Nr. 10 Downing street - 10’
09:25-09:35 Nr.10 Downing Street (Monument, Free)

Why visit

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

Photo: robertsharp

Take a walk to Parliament Square - 10’
09:45-09:55 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

Photo: vituh

09:55-10:05 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

10:05-10:15 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 Westminster Abbey - 10’
10:25-11:55 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 a walk to Buckingham Palace - 20’
12:15-12:45 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 Hyde Park Corner
Take any bus from London Hilton Hotel stop to Marble Arch station - 20’ in all
13:05-13:15 Marble Arch (Monument, Free)

Why visit

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

Photo: jazzyfox

Lunch time
Take a walk to Oxford Street
14:00-15:50 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
Take Bus line 6 from Oxford Circus stop to Picadilly Circus stop (Direction: Aldwych) - 10’
16:00-16:20 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 Piccadilly Line from Piccadilly Circus station to Knightsbridge station (Direction: Heathrow)
Take a walk to the Harrods - 40’
17:00-18:00 Harrods (Monument, Free)

Why visit

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

Photo: loop_oh

Take Bus line 14 from Harrods stop to South Kensington station (Direction: Putney Heath)
Change to Circle or District Line to Tower Hill station (Direction: Upminster) - 40’
18:40-18:55 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

Take Circle or District Line from Tower Hill station to Westminster station (Direction: Ealing Broadway)
Take a walk through the Westminster Bridge to London Eye - 35’
19:30-20:30 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
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