Buckingham Palace behind Victoria Memorial

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4-day Itinerary London

 

Plan your amazing 4 Day London Itinerary

How can something so small be such a big part of everyone’s lives? How can something so small have more than millions of visitors every year? It’s true what they say, “good things come in small packages”. London has everything wrapped in a tiny box for people to open. Welcome to London, the vibrant and diverse capital city of England! There are so many amazing things to see and do in the bustling metropolis, and in this 4 day London itinerary, you will get the most out of London and branch out of the centre. We will hightlight some of the must-see attraction in the West End, the South Bank strip, and beyond.

First up, let’s take a trip to the West End, home to some of the best theatre and entertainment in the world. From the iconic London Palladium to the historic Royal Opera House, there is something for every taste and budget. And don’t forget to check out the many restaurants, bars, and cafes that line the streets, offering a wide variety of cuisines and drinks to suit all tastes.

Next, head over to the South Bank strip, a cultural hub that stretches along the Thames. Here you’ll find some of London’s most popular attractions, including the London Eye, the Tate Modern, and the Southbank Centre. And if you’re feeling brave, why not try out one of the many street performers who line the walkways, showcasing their talents in everything from music and dance to comedy and magic?

If you’re looking to save some money, London is also home to many free museums and galleries, including the British Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. These world-class institutions offer a wealth of knowledge and culture, and are perfect for those on a budget.

And of course, no trip to London is complete without some shopping! Whether you’re looking for high street brands or designer stores, the city has it all. From Oxford Street to Knightsbridge, you’ll find an abundance of shopping opportunities to suit every taste and budget.

So there you have it, just a few of the many amazing things to see and do in London. We hope this blog post has given you some inspiration for your next trip to the capital, and we can’t wait to see you here!

Whether it’s your first time or fifth time in London, be sure to visit my London Guide. London’s social and economic climate change every day so if there are new updates on the news or online, be sure the guide will be updated. Before you travel, make sure you check out the COVID regulations on the Government website.

 

Can you see London in 4 days?

It is possible to see London in 4 days, although it will likely require some careful planning and efficient use of your time. There are so many attractions and neighbourhoods to explore in this vibrant city, from iconic landmarks like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace to bustling markets like Borough and Camden. To make the most of your trip, you might want to consider purchasing a city pass or tour package that will allow you to easily access the top sights and save money on admission fees. Further details down below. Be sure to allow some time for leisurely exploration, too, as London has a rich cultural scene with plenty of galleries, theaters, and music venues to discover. With a little bit of organization, you can easily see a great deal of London in just 4 days.

You don’t have to spend money on attractions to enjoy London. There are plenty of free things to do, such as visiting museums and galleries, like the British Museum or the Science Museum. You can also check out my guides on free attractions and London on a budget for more ideas. If you want to save time, consider visiting two attractions per day and spending the rest of your time exploring other parts of the city. Keep in mind that many attraction tours last around 1-2 hours, so if you visit two, that’s about 4 hours of your day gone. Instead, you could take some time to walk around and photograph famous landmarks or relax in one of the many parks in London. The Royal Parks of London are particularly popular with tourists, but you may also want to try out some local parks for a more intimate experience. Remember to take breaks and rest, as London is a city where people walk a lot and it can be tiring.

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Is the London Pass worth it for 4 days?

It depends on your travel plans and budget. The London Pass offers access to over 80 attractions and discounts on dining and shopping, which can be beneficial if you plan on visiting many attractions and doing a lot of sightseeing during your stay. However, if you only plan on visiting a few attractions or have a limited budget, it may not be worth the cost. It is recommended to do some research and compare the cost of individual tickets to the cost of the London Pass before making a decision, but be aware that not all attractions are included in the London Pass.

Below is an itinerary that aligns with using the London Pass, so you can plan your travel smoothly with the pass. Find out more by visiting their website found at the bottom of this post.

I will make an itinerary for a self-guided tour, and an itinerary with a private tour and a London Pass. I will also tell you how long each one takes. Click for 1 day in London, 2 days in London, 4 days in London and 5 days in London.

London understands that it can be tiring to explore the city, which is why there are numerous parks located throughout the city where you can rest, eat, and socialize. These parks serve as a convenient place for you to take a break and recharge after a few hours of sightseeing.

I’m assuming you’ve just landed at the airport and have taken public transport to get to your destination? If you haven’t taken an airport transfer to your hotel, if you land in the morning, I advise on getting to your accommodation straight away, take off your shoes, relax and get acquainted with the services offered.Check out tour leaflets and tourist attractions. Ask for information at the desk for recommendations on where to eat and what to do during the day. I recommend finding accommodation near the 8 Royal Parks if you want to just relax after a long journey.

If you land at night and not too tired, find a hotel near the South Bank, then stroll around the South Bank area for a quiet, breezy walk. If you prefer a lively atmosphere, take the bus, tube, or walk to the West End. The West End include Oxford Street, Regent Street and Piccadilly Circus for late night shopping. Shops close between 8 – 9 pm and it’s included in this itinerary. 

You can tweak the itinerary a bit to personalise your holiday. I suggest looking at this itinerary, save it to Excel, and create a specific itinerary guide for yourself.

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I will make an itinerary for a self-guided tour, and an itinerary with a private tour and a London Pass. I will also tell you how long each one takes. Click for 1 day in London, 2 days in London, 3 days in London and 5 days in London.

London understands that it can be tiring to explore the city, which is why there are numerous parks located throughout the city where you can rest, eat, and socialize. These parks serve as a convenient place for you to take a break and recharge after a few hours of sightseeing.

I’m assuming you’ve just landed at the airport and have taken public transport to get to your destination? If you haven’t taken an airport transfer to your hotel, if you land in the morning, I advise on getting to your accommodation straight away, take off your shoes, relax and get acquainted with the services offered.

Check out tour leaflets and tourist attractions. Ask for information at the desk for recommendations on where to eat and what to do during the day. I recommend finding accommodation near the 8 Royal Parks if you want to just relax after a long journey.

If you land at night and not too tired, find a hotel near the South Bank, then stroll around the South Bank area for a quiet, breezy walk. If you prefer a lively atmosphere, take the bus, tube, or walk to the West End. The West End include Oxford Street, Regent Street and Piccadilly Circus for late night shopping. Shops close between 8 – 9 pm and it’s included in this itinerary. You can click on the attractions in the Table of Contents to find out more about that attractions.

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Day 1: Covering the West End

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St. James’ Park

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Your first destination is St. James’ Park, one of London’s 8 Royal Parks.

St. James Park is a beautiful public park located in central London, England. It has a rich history dating back to the 16th Century, when it was used as a hunting and recreational ground for deer by King Henry VIII and the royal family. Today, the park is home to a variety of wildlife, including pelicans that can often be seen swimming in the park’s lake. One of the park’s most iconic features is the Blue Bridge, which offers stunning views of Buckingham Palace and the surrounding area. Visitors to the park can also enjoy a peaceful stroll along the lake, take in the beautiful floral displays, or simply relax on the grass and take in the stunning surroundings. Overall, St. James Park is a must-see destination for anyone visiting London.

Take some time to unwind here for at least 20 minutes before heading to Buckingham Palace by 10 am for the Changing of the Guards ceremony at 11 am. 

To get to St. James’ Park, you can either take the tube or the bus and get off at St. James’ Park Station between 9-10 am. If you want to visit Buckingham Palace and Green Park, get off at Green Park Station and walk through Green Park towards Canada Gate. Alternatively, you can arrive at Victoria Station and walk for about 10 minutes to reach both St. James’ Park and Buckingham Palace.

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Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guards

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Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the monarch of the United Kingdom. Located in the City of Westminster, the palace is a setting for state occasions and royal hospitality, and serves as a symbol of the British monarchy. One of the most popular tourist attractions in London, the palace is also the site of the Changing of the Guard, which you can see the times and dates for the Changing of the Guards on the website. The Changing of the Guards is a ceremonial tradition in which the Queen’s Guard hands over responsibility for protecting the palace to the New Guard. The Changing of the Guard ceremony attracts large crowds of tourists and locals who come to watch the colourful spectacle. The ceremony involves a procession of guards, musicians, and horses, and is accompanied by the playing of military music. The Changing of the Guard is a must-see event for anyone visiting London, and offers a glimpse into the history and traditions of the British monarchy.

It is recommended to arrive early as there will already be people gathering in the area. If you wish to avoid the crowds, the Changing of the Guards ceremony at Horse Guard Parade may be a more suitable option, although there will still be some waiting involved. If you don’t want to wait around, head over to the Admiralty Archway towards Trafalgar Square. However, after the ceremony, you can go through the archway in Horseguard Parade where you’ll be in Whitehall.

If you want to see the State Rooms inside, you’d have to come in summer, however the dates vary every year, so check back on their website for next year’s tour. Find out about Buckingham Palace State Room tour here.

Buckingham Palace is a popular spot for tourists to take photos when there are no royal ceremonies being held. Many people can be found hanging around the Victoria Memorial and in front of the Palace. The British guards in their red uniforms are often a point of interest, as they stand guard below the palace while people watch from a distance.

Note that if you decide to visit one in Buckingham Palace and you’re at the back, it’s really hard to see as they can be blocked by the people in front of you. It’s better to see the Changing of the Guards in Horse Guard Parade. Click for my experience in the Changing of the Horse Guard Cavalry.

Once the Changing of the Guards finishes, walk through the Horse Guard Parade archway and you’ll end up in Whitehall.

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Trafalgar Square and The National Gallery

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Trafalgar Square is a iconic landmark in London, located in the heart of the city. It is a popular tourist destination, known for its impressive fountains, statues, and impressive views of the surrounding area. Trafalgar Square is a public square in central London, England. It is located in the City of Westminster and was named after the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars. The square is a popular tourist destination, with its central location and iconic landmarks such as the Nelson’s Column, the National Gallery, and the Fourth Plinth. The square is also a hub for political demonstrations and public gatherings, and it is often used as a meeting place when there’s not a lot going on. The square is surrounded by several important streets and buildings, including the Strand, Whitehall, and the National Portrait Gallery.

Feeding the pigeons in Trafalgar Square is currently not allowed. If you do feed the pigeons, you will be subject to a fine of £500.

One feature of the square that often catches people’s attention is the small police lookout box, located near the corner of the square. Many people have mistaken this for the smallest police station in London, but in reality it is just a small structure used by police officers to keep an eye on the surrounding area. Despite its size, the police lookout box serves an important role in maintaining the safety and security of Trafalgar Square. 

The smallest police lookout box was created in response to the Bloody Sunday Riots that took place in Trafalgar Square in November 1887. The Metropolitan Police wanted to have a better vantage point to monitor the situation, so they built a small “police booth” inside a large lamp post. The idea was that if the riot escalated, the light on the lamp post would flash to signal for extra assistance. Although it is not a major tourist attraction, the police booth has remained a small curiosity for tourists since the end of the riot and has been standing since the 19th century.

I recommend visiting Trafalgar Square for no more than half an hour and then heading over to the National Gallery. While you can spend a full day at the National Gallery, I recommend visiting between 1-2pm for about an hour to avoid hurting your feet from walking around for too long. With the return to normalcy from COVID, you have the option to either walk in or book a ticket online. There tends to be fewer visitors at this time, although it can still be busy.

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Leicester Square and China Town

Leicester Square is bustling with activity, the sound of chatter and laughter fills the air as people mill about. The scent of freshly baked pastries and savory street food wafts through the square, making your stomach growl with hunger. The colorful lights and billboards of the nearby theaters and restaurants are a feast for the eyes, while the smooth, cool surface of the pavement beneath your feet adds to the sensory experience. As you make your way through the square, you can’t help but feel a sense of excitement and energy emanating from the vibrant atmosphere. China Town, on the other hand, is a sensory overload of smells, sights, and sounds. The pungent aroma of exotic spices and sauces fills the air, mixed with the smells of sizzling meats and seafood from the street vendors. The streets are lined with colorful lanterns, red and gold paper lanterns, and neon signs, creating a visually striking display. The sounds of Chinese music and the hustle and bustle of people shopping and chatting fills the air, adding to the lively atmosphere. It’s a sensory experience like no other, and one that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

When eating in Chinatown, the tables can be tight spaced and there’s no space to pass through. It can also be crowded and noisy, sometimes, there’s not a lot of seats, and you’d have to book in advance, especially during th Chinese New Year. Saturdays are non existant if you turn up and want a table quickly. Four Seasons and C&R Cafe Restaurant are the best oriental restaurants to try. Scroll down the post and click on the Tripadvisor link to find out more about their reviews.

M&Ms Store

Stepping into the M&M store in Leicester Square is a sensory overload. The first thing you notice is the overwhelming smell of chocolate, mixed with the sound of clatter as employees take handfuls of the colorful candies out of giant tubes to refill the bins. The store is crowded, with people bustling around the four floors trying to get a glimpse of the M&M-themed merchandise and trying to snap a photo with the life-size M&M characters. The sight of the vibrant M&M colors is almost dizzying, with the red, yellow, green, brown, and blue candies scattered throughout the store. As you make your way through the crowds, you can hear snippets of conversation and laughter as people excitedly choose their favorite flavors and try to decide which souvenirs to take home. It’s easy to get lost in the excitement of the M&M store in Leicester Square, with all of your senses heightened by the sights, smells, and sounds of the chocolate paradise. The M&Ms Store is only 1 minute from China Town.

M&Ms Store, Leicester Square, London, 1 Swiss Ct, London W1D 6AP, Opening Times: 10 am – 9 pm Monday – Saturday, 12 pm – 6 pm Sunday. https://www.mms.com/en-gb/mms-world-store-london 

Lego Store

 

As soon as you enter the Lego Store in Leicester Square, you are immediately struck by the vibrant colors and elaborate displays that fill the space. The smell of freshly opened Lego bricks and the sounds of excited children playfully building fills the air. As you approach the Pick & Build Wall, you can’t help but run your hands over the endless rows of bricks and minifigures as you search for the perfect pieces to add to your collection. Over at the demonstration table, you can watch as a skilled Lego builder creates intricate structures and models using the latest sets. The store also offers a VIP Rewards Program for frequent shoppers, which includes early access to new releases and exclusive discounts. As you browse the store, you may also notice the gift cards displayed at the checkout, a convenient option for those looking to give the gift of Lego to a loved one. And for a truly unique experience, you can create your own minifigure or mosaic at the Build a Minifigure station or the Mosaic Maker. And don’t forget to check out the Minifigure Factory, where you can watch as a fully automated machine produces minifigures right before your eyes. The Lego Store is onle a 1 minute walk from China Town.

Lego Store, Leicester Square, London, 3 Swiss Ct, London W1D 6AP, Opening Times: 10 am – 10 pm Monday – Saturday, 12 pm – 6 pm Sunday. https://www.lego.com/en-se/stores/store/london-leicester-square 

Spend 1 hour in the M&Ms and Lego Stores. Both stores can be very busy and can get claustrophobic, so spend no more than 30 minutes in Leicester Square.

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Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus is a bustling square located in the heart of London’s West End. It is known for its vibrant atmosphere and is a popular spot for locals and tourists to hang out. During the day, you can hear the sounds of buskers performing for crowds and at night, the square is illuminated by the bright lights of the billboards that tower above it. The Shaftesbury Memorial fountain is also a popular spot for people to sit and eat, and it is a great opportunity to take photos in front of the iconic advertisements. However, it is worth noting that Piccadilly Circus can get quite crowded and noisy, so it is best to spend no more than 15 minutes here if you are just passing through. The surrounding area of Soho is also known for its vibrant nightlife and is a popular destination for the LGBTQ+ community.

 

Why is Piccadilly Circus famous? It’s only a square.

Piccadilly Circus is famous because it is a major road junction and public space in the West End of London. It is located at the intersection of Piccadilly, Regent Street, and Shaftesbury Avenue and is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. It is also home to several iconic landmarks, such as the Eros statue, the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, and the Piccadilly Lights, which are a series of illuminated advertising boards. Additionally, Piccadilly Circus is known for its vibrant atmosphere and is often referred to as the “heart” of London’s theater district.

Take Regent Street for example. Regent Street is a popular shopping destination in London, connecting to Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, and Tottenham Court Road. It is known for its big high street and high-end stores, and is a great place to visit for a luxurious shopping experience. The streets around Regent Street are typically open from 8 am to 9 pm every day, with most stores closing at 6 pm on Sundays. One of the must-see stores on Regent Street is Liberty’s, which offers a luxurious fashion, beauty, and homeware shopping experience in a beautifully designed Tudor-style building. For kids, there is also the iconic Hamley’s Toy Store, which has seven floors of toys and entertainment. Additionally, the flagship Apple Store is a popular destination for electronics enthusiasts. It can get quite busy on Regent Street, so it is recommended to allow no more than 2 hours for your visit, or save it for another day. No wonder people want to relax by the Statue of Eros. It’s all the shopping they’re doing in Regent Street, Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road.

Don’t get me started with Shaftesbury Avenue. Shaftesbury Avenue in London is popular for several reasons. One reason is that it is home to many famous theaters and entertainment venues, including the Palace Theatre, the Lyric Theatre, and the Apollo Theatre. These venues attract a large number of tourists and locals who come to see plays, musicals, and other performances.

Another reason Shaftesbury Avenue is popular is that it is located in the heart of London’s West End, which is known for its vibrant nightlife and diverse dining and shopping options. The avenue is also close to many of London’s major landmarks and attractions, such as Covent Garden, Oxford Street, and Soho, making it a convenient place to stay for tourists.

Additionally, Shaftesbury Avenue has a rich history and has been a hub of cultural and artistic activity for centuries. Many famous writers, actors, and artists have lived or worked in the area, and the street has been featured in numerous films and TV shows. This adds to the street’s appeal and attracts people who are interested in the city’s history and culture.

You may be feeling tired after spending several hours exploring the West End, including the Changing of the Guard ceremony, a walk through St. James’ Park, a visit to The National Gallery, lunch, and a break at Leicester Square. In addition, you also visited M&Ms and the Lego store. It is understandable to want to take breaks in between these activities to rest and recharge. Overall, you have likely been on your feet for around six hours during your adventure.

If you don’t want to walk, take the bus or tube. Note that although buses are cheaper, it can get really packed and traffic can slow down your journey. Taking the tube is easier and quicker, although more expensive. The tubes can also be packed, especially during rush hour, depending on what tube line you take.

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5 Restaurants to try in the West End

There are so many fantastic restaurants to try in West End London, but here are five top picks to get you started:

Hakkasan: This Michelin-starred restaurant offers a contemporary take on traditional Chinese cuisine. The sleek and stylish decor provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable dining experience.

Gymkhana: This Indian restaurant offers a unique blend of traditional and contemporary cuisine, with a focus on the bold and complex flavors of Indian spices. The ambiance is cozy and intimate, with dim lighting and warm, earthy tones.

Hawksmoor: This steakhouse offers some of the best cuts of meat in London, cooked to perfection and served in a stylish and sophisticated setting. The cocktail menu is also not to be missed.

Balthazar: This French brasserie offers classic French dishes in a stylish and chic setting. The atmosphere is lively and bustling, making it the perfect spot for a celebratory dinner or a night out with friends.

Berners Tavern: This elegant restaurant serves contemporary British cuisine in a stunning, art-filled dining room. The menu is filled with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, making for a fresh and delicious dining experience.

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Covent Garden

Covent Garden

If you are feeling energetic and not too tired, consider visiting Covent Garden. This historic area is known for its 19th century architecture and features a range of markets, including the Jubilee Market and the Apple Market, which offers handmade jewelry, fashion, and art. There are also a variety of street performers, including jugglers and magicians, who may choose audience volunteers. However, if you prefer to avoid being in the spotlight, you can watch the living statue on the other side of Covent Garden. In addition to its many designer and boutique stores, Covent Garden is also home to the Benjamin Pollock’s Toy Shop, which has been in business for over 100 years, and the quirky Moomin store, as well as the London Transport Museum. If you are visiting at night, keep in mind that Covent Garden is well-lit and vibrant. To get there from Piccadilly Circus, you can either walk for about 11 minutes or take the Piccadilly Line (dark blue line) for a shorter journey by tube.

 

London Transport Museum

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 Flat Iron Restaurant, Covent Garden

Restaurants, cafes and pubs in Covent Garden

There are numerous dining options available in London, including fast food, pubs, and high-end restaurants. Shake Shack, a popular fast food chain, offers burgers, chips, and drinks for around £12. Pubs like The White Lion, Nag’s Head, and The Lamb and Flag serve traditional British dishes like fish and chips and pies for prices ranging from £12 to £15. Supermarkets like Tesco and Sainsbury’s also offer meal deals for around £4. Steak and Co. and Flat Iron are great choices for steaks and European cuisine, including vegetarian options. Flat Iron can get busy, so it’s recommended to make a reservation. Prices at these restaurants range from £10 to £15+. For afternoon tea in Covent Garden, consider The Savoy Hotel for a fine dining experience, Whittard of Chelsea for mid-range dining, or the Charlie and The Chocolate Factory-themed afternoon tea.

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Shaftesbury Avenue – The Theatre District

Shaftesbury Avenue is a major thoroughfare located in the heart of London’s West End. It runs from Piccadilly Circus in the south to New Oxford Street in the north, passing through the vibrant neighborhoods of Soho and Covent Garden along the way. The avenue is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues, including several theaters that host performances of both traditional and contemporary plays and musicals. It is also a popular destination for tourists, who flock to the area to see the iconic neon signs and bustling atmosphere of the West End. Despite its popularity, Shaftesbury Avenue is not always the busiest street in London, as it is largely pedestrianized and therefore does not see as much traffic as other major roads in the city.

Return to Shaftesbury Avenue and visit Soho for a variety of dining options and nightlife. You can choose from a range of restaurants, including cafes, pubs, and high-end options, as well as clubs for a lively atmosphere. If you have tickets to see a show in the theater district on Shaftesbury Avenue, there are also plenty of restaurants and cafes to enjoy before the performance. Some popular theater productions in the area include “Thriller” (a Michael Jackson tribute) and “Les Misérables,” both located on Shaftesbury Avenue. If you are a fan of Harry Potter, “The Cursed Child” can be found at the end of Shaftesbury Avenue at Charing Cross Road, and the British Museum is a short 9-minute walk from there.

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Check Tripadvisor and Expedia.co.uk for accommodations near your preferred attractions. 

If you’re looking for cheap accommodation, between January – May (maybe June), budget hotels such as Travelodge, Premier Inn, Holiday Inn, EasyHotel as well as independent inns, pubs and hostels around the area are the best options.

Premier Inn, Holiday Inn and Travelodge prices can rise during peak times between July, August, and September. I advise on staying in AirBnBs, lodges, inns, hostels, pubs and bed and breakfast during peak times. 

I would avoid hotels in Central London if you’re on a budget, although they’re easily accessible to most major attractions. Try to find accommodations in North, East, South, and West London. Most areas in the North, East, and West are very multicultural and more accessible to nearby attractions and eateries by tubes and buses. Click for more information on other areas of London in London Travel Guide for First Time Visitors, and information on safety during your visit. 

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Day 2 : Covering the South Bank

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South Bank London is a bustling and vibrant area located on the south side of the River Thames. It is home to a wide variety of cultural attractions, such as the Southbank Centre, the London Eye, and the Tate Modern. The area is also known for its vibrant street performers and food stalls, which can be found along Queen’s Walk. Walking along Queen’s Walk offers breathtaking views of the Thames and the London skyline, as well as the opportunity to discover hidden gems and unique experiences. From street art and buskers to pop-up markets and outdoor events, there is always something happening on South Bank. Whether you are looking for a day of culture or just want to relax by the river, South Bank London has something for everyone.

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Take a peaceful stroll along the South Bank area at night, where you can hear the rustling of the trees and the distant beeping of vehicles. Marvel at the beautiful illumination of Tower Bridge, The Shard, and Tower of London. Admire the twinkling lights of the office buildings on top of the water, which seem like dark fireflies swimming at night. Feel the refreshing cool breeze on your skin. As shown on the map, it will take about an hour to walk through the area, and about an hour to visit each attraction.

In the summer, the South Bank area is a great place for families and friends to relax and have fun. Children can play in the fountains at the Southbank Centre, while people in shorts and tank tops enjoy ice cream and the summer breeze. During the winter, visit the Christmas markets in December and experience the strong pine-like aroma of mulled wine as you sip it. Feel the warmth and spiciness of the drink as it travels down your throat and into your stomach. While you shop for winter warmers and Christmas decorations, savor the smell of hot burgers and chips.

There are several ways to reach the South Bank area. You can start your walk from London Bridge and stop at Borough Market for 30 minutes for breakfast or lunch. Alternatively, you can get off at Waterloo Station and walk towards the Southbank Centre for short running theatre shows. With 31 things to do in South Bank, there’s always something to keep you entertained.

 

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Westminster Abbey

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Westminster Abbey is a stunning gothic cathedral located in the heart of London, and it’s one of London’s top 10 attractions. It has been a site of coronations and burials for English monarchs since 1066 and is the final resting place of many historical figures such as Charles Dickens and Isaac Newton. The abbey is also home to the tombs of 17 monarchs, including Queen Elizabeth I, and her half-sister Mary I. Memorials and burials are found here too including William Shakespeare, Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Dickens, Edward the Confessor and many more. The abbey’s interior is filled with beautiful stained glass windows, intricate carvings, and grand chapels, making it a popular tourist destination. It is also an important site for religious ceremonies, including royal weddings, such as the nuptials of Prince and Princess of Wales in 2011. Westminster Abbey is a must-see for anyone visiting London and is a testament to the rich history and cultural heritage of England. You’ll be given auditory headphones and can be listened to in more than 5 languages. Spend 1 hour there if you are limited on time, or 3 hours if you want to make the most of the abbey.

How to get to Westminster Abbey

From Westminster Tube Station, exit the station and head towards Westminster Abbey. It is located on the corner of Parliament Square and Great Smith Street, and is easy to spot with its iconic gothic architecture. The journey from the tube station should take around 5-10 minutes on foot. Alternatively, you can also take bus numbers 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 87, 88, 148, or 159 to the Westminster Abbey stop.

Westminster Abbey, 20 Deans Yd, London SW1P 3PA, Opening Times: 10 am – 3 pm Monday – Saturday, 12:30 pm – 2 pm Sunday. https://www.westminster-abbey.org/ 

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Big Ben and Parliament

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Big Ben and Parliament are two iconic landmarks located in London, England. Big Ben is a large clock tower that sits at the north end of the Houses of Parliament, and is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city. The clock tower was completed in 1859 and is named after the bell inside, which is also known as Big Ben. Parliament, on the other hand, is the home of the British government and is where laws are made and debated. It is made up of two houses – the House of Commons and the House of Lords – and is a major tourist attraction, attracting visitors from all over the world who are interested in the history and workings of the British government. Both Big Ben and Parliament are important symbols of the United Kingdom and have played a significant role in the country’s history. There are also many tours you can take, from 45 minutes to 2 hours inside the Parliament, so click the website for more information on visiting Parliament and their tours. Aside from that, Big Ben and Parliament is usually admired from outside. Other than that, people just stop over and take photos in front.

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Southbank Centre

The Southbank Centre London is a cultural complex located on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is home to a number of performing arts venues, including the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the Hayward Gallery. The Southbank Centre also hosts a range of events throughout the year, including concerts, exhibitions, festivals, and markets. The complex is a popular tourist destination, with over seven million visitors each year. It is easily accessible by public transport, with nearby tube and train stations, as well as being within walking distance of many of London’s top attractions. The Southbank Centre is a vibrant hub of cultural activity in the city and offers something for everyone to enjoy.

 

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX, Opening Times: 10 am – 6 pm Monday – Tuesday, Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 11 pm. https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/ 

 

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Coppa Club Tower Bridge Restaurant is another alternative.

Coppa Club Tower Bridge Igloo Restaurant is a unique dining experience located on the South Bank in London. The restaurant features a series of igloos, each heated and decorated with cozy blankets and twinkling lights, that provide a warm and intimate setting for diners. The menu features a variety of dishes, ranging from classic British pub fare to more sophisticated dishes, all made with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. In addition to the delicious food, the restaurant also offers a selection of cocktails and wines to enjoy with your meal. The igloo restaurant is located in a prime location, with stunning views of Tower Bridge and the Thames River, making it the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or special occasion. Overall, Coppa Club Tower Bridge Igloo Restaurant is a must-visit for anyone looking for a unique dining experience in London.  Click for my dining experience at the Coppa Club Tower Bridge. You will find information about reservations and the igloos there too.

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A girl in front of the London Eye

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The London Eye

The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel located on the South Bank of the River Thames in and it’s one of London’s top 10 attractions England. It was erected in 1999 and has since become one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Standing at 135 meters (443 feet) tall, the London Eye offers breathtaking views of the city from its glass capsules that can hold up to 25 people at a time. Visitors can take a 30-minute ride on the London Eye to see the city’s iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower Bridge. The London Eye is open daily and is a popular tourist attraction for both locals and visitors alike. It is also a popular spot for special events such as New Year’s Eve fireworks and Valentine’s Day proposals.

By purchasing 2 for 3, 3 for 4, or 4 for 5 attraction tickets in one transaction at an attraction’s reception, you may be eligible for a discount. In 2019, I purchased a 4 for 5 ticket package for £60. However, it is possible that the London Pass may offer a more affordable option. Read more about my visit to the London Eye.

While London’s industrial landscape can make it difficult to see some of the city’s main attractions from the London Eye, visitors can still enjoy stunning views of Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, as well as the bustling city below. From the height of the Ferris wheel, red buses, black taxis, and even pedestrians strolling along Queen’s Walk appear as tiny as ants. While the London Eye may be viewed by some as nothing more than a symbol of London, it remains one of the top ten attractions in the city, drawing over three million visitors annually. However, with a cost of £17.50 for just 30 minutes, it may be considered an expensive experience by some. Additionally, while attraction packages may offer tickets to Madame Tussauds, the museum’s location in Baker Street, outside of the South Bank area, may require extra time and transportation. Visitors may want to consider their options and shop around for the best deals.

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Sealife London Aquarium

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Sea Life London is an aquarium located in the heart of the city, featuring over 500 species of marine life. Visitors can explore the underwater world through a series of immersive and interactive exhibits, including a rainforest section, a jellyfish display, and a shark tunnel. In addition to the exhibitions, the aquarium also offers educational talks and feeding demonstrations, allowing visitors to learn more about the animals and their habitats. The facility is fully wheelchair accessible and has a café and gift shop on site. Overall, Sea Life London is a great destination for families and marine enthusiasts looking to discover the wonders of the ocean. Spend 1 hour here and click for my experinece in Sealife London.

Sea Life London, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB, Opening Times: 10 am – 4 pm Monday – Sunday. https://www.visitsealife.com/london/ 

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Shrek The Experience

Shrek The Experience

Shrek The Experience is an interactive story about Shrek. It’s great for children of all ages. Shrek The Experience is an interactive exhibit at Universal Studios Hollywood that allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the world of Shrek, the beloved animated film franchise. The exhibit features a range of activities, including a 4D ride through the swamp, a chance to meet and interact with characters like Donkey and Princess Fiona, and a “fairytale castle” where visitors can participate in games and challenges. There is also a gift shop where visitors can purchase Shrek-themed souvenirs. Overall, Shrek The Experience is a fun and engaging way for fans of the film series to get a taste of life in the fantastical world of Shrek.

Shrek The Experience, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB, Opening Times: 10 am – 4 pm, Monday – Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm, Thursday. https://www.shreksadventure.com/ 

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Tate Modern

As you step inside Tate Modern, your senses are immediately awakened by the unique atmosphere of the museum. The vibrant colors of the artworks dance before your eyes, stimulating your visual sense. The sound of footsteps echoes in the vast space of the museum, accompanied by the quiet murmur of visitors admiring the exhibits. The smell of coffee and freshly baked pastries drifts through the air, as you make your way to the café. The touch of the smooth surfaces of the sculptures invites you to run your fingers over them, feeling their curves and contours. And as you sit and take in the breathtaking views of the city from the museum’s terrace, the cool breeze caresses your skin, reminding you of the sheer scale of this world-renowned cultural institution.

Tate Modern is a world-renowned art museum located in London, United Kingdom. Housed in a former power station on the south bank of the River Thames, it is one of the most visited modern art museums in the world. The museum showcases a wide range of contemporary and modern art from around the world, including paintings, sculptures, installations, and performances. The collection includes works by famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, and Andy Warhol, as well as many lesser-known artists. Tate Modern also hosts temporary exhibitions and events, as well as educational programs for visitors of all ages. With its iconic building, rich history, and impressive collection of art, Tate Modern is a must-visit destination for art lovers and cultural enthusiasts from around the world.

Admission to the Tate Modern’s main exhibitions is always free, as is entry to the museum itself. However, some special exhibits may require an admission fee. Visitors have the option to enhance their experience with a museum audio tour, which incurs an additional cost. Nevertheless, if you hold the London Pass, you can enjoy the audio tour free of charge.

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Shakespeare’s Globe and Museum

As I step into the Globe Theatre and Museum, my senses are immediately overwhelmed by the sights, sounds, smells, and textures of the space. The vibrant red and gold interior decorates the walls, while the rich, warm wood of the seating fills my vision. The sound of actors rehearsing fills the air, their voices bouncing off the walls and echoing through the space. The scent of fresh sawdust and wood polish fills my nose, intermingled with the aroma of popcorn and other snacks being sold by vendors. I run my hand over the rough-hewn wood of the benches, feeling the grooves and notches that have been worn into the wood by generations of theater-goers. It’s an immersive experience that makes me feel as though I’m a part of history, transported back in time to the days when Shakespeare’s plays were first performed on this very stage.

The Globe Theatre was a prominent theatre in London during the Renaissance era and was famously associated with the works of William Shakespeare. Originally built in 1599, the theatre was destroyed by fire in 1613 but was rebuilt the following year. It continued to operate until 1642 when it was closed by the Puritans. In 1997, the Globe Theatre was reconstructed near its original site, based on historical evidence and with the aim of recreating the experience of attending a Shakespearean play in the 16th century. The Globe Theatre Museum is located adjacent to the reconstructed theatre and features a collection of exhibits on the history of the original theatre and the productions that took place there. The museum also includes interactive displays, educational programs, and a gift shop. Today, the Globe Theatre and Museum remain popular attraction for tourists and theatre enthusiasts alike.

During the 40-minute tour, visitors will be taken on a journey through time, exploring the theatre’s past and present. With a knowledgeable guide leading the way, visitors will be able to discover the inner workings of the theatre and learn about the world-famous productions that have taken place there. The tour covers the three levels of the theatre, the stage, the dressing rooms, and the backstage areas. The tour also includes a visit to the museum, where visitors can see exhibits about Shakespeare’s life and work, as well as the history of the Globe Theatre itself. For just £17.50, visitors can experience the magic of the Globe Theatre and Museum firsthand.

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Tower of London

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The Tower of London is a historic castle located in the heart of London, England. It was built by William the Conqueror in the 11th century and served as a royal palace, a prison, and a fortress over the centuries. The Tower is famous for its iconic White Tower, which is the central keep and the oldest part of the castle. Visitors can explore the Tower’s many rooms and exhibits, including the Crown Jewels, the Royal Armouries, and the Medieval Palace. The Tower is also home to the Yeoman Warders, or Beefeaters, who provide guided tours and share the fascinating stories and history of the castle. The Tower of London is a UNESCO World Heritage site and remains an essential part of London’s cultural and historical heritage.

By using the London Pass, you have the convenience of bypassing the queue when visiting the Tower of London and you’ll save a massive amount of money. It is recommended to arrive at the Tower early, as the Crown Jewels tour can be lengthy during peak hours. During busy periods such as Easter and summer holidays, purchasing tickets at the entrance may not be feasible due to the possibility of them being sold out. The London Pass is an excellent option in such cases. Generally, visitors are assigned a specific entry time as a group to access the castle. However, with the London Pass, you can join any group regardless of the time of your arrival.

Spend 3 hours at the Tower of London if you want to make the most of the Tower, but you can stay there as long as you like. If you don’t have time, just spend a maximum of 1 hour. Alternatively, visit the Tower of London last on your to do list as you’ll be tired by the time you finish the tour. That way, you can relax at 5 pm and just sit down by the river Thames with your cup of coffee. 

After lunch, which would be around 1 pm, you will see a stunning igloo Coppa Club Restaurant by the River Thames surrounded by flowers. Take photos in front of the igloo and join Thames Clipper.

5 Restaurants to try in South Bank London

Skylon: Skylon is an elegant restaurant located in the Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank. It offers stunning views of the River Thames and the London skyline, as well as delicious modern European cuisine. The restaurant also has an extensive wine list, making it the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or special occasion.

OXO Tower Brasserie: The OXO Tower Brasserie is another fantastic restaurant on the South Bank, known for its stunning views of the city and its creative modern British cuisine. The restaurant has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, making it the perfect place to enjoy a casual lunch or dinner with friends or family.

Ping Pong: If you’re in the mood for something a bit more casual, Ping Pong is a fun and vibrant restaurant that serves up delicious dim sum and other Asian-inspired dishes. The restaurant has a lively atmosphere and is perfect for a quick lunch or a night out with friends.

Giraffe: Giraffe is a family-friendly restaurant that serves up delicious international cuisine, including burgers, salads, and pasta dishes. The restaurant has a fun and relaxed atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for a family dinner or a quick bite before a show.

The Green Room: The Green Room is a trendy restaurant located inside the National Theatre on the South Bank. It offers a varied menu of seasonal British dishes, as well as an extensive wine list and craft cocktails. The restaurant has a stylish and modern design, making it a great spot for a pre-theatre dinner or a night out with friends.

Coppa Club Tower Bridge

Opening times are between 7:30am to 11pm Monday to Thursday. Fridays are between 7:30am to midnight. Saturdays are between 9 am to midnight, and Sundays are between 9 am to 10:30 pm.  Coppa Club Tower Bridge is also situated further down from the South Bank. You can take the tube to Tower Hill (Circle and District Line – Green and Yellow Line), and once you come out of the tube station, you will see the Tower of London next door. It’s also overlooking the River Thames and The Shard.

Coppa Club Tower Bridge is a popular restaurant attraction, not to mention an Instagram worthy place to take photos of the igloos. Click for my dining experience at the Coppa Club Tower Bridge. You will find information about reservations and the igloos there too.

The Shard doesn’t need any introduction. The tallest building in Europe overlooking the River Thames, I must say that the view is stunning at night, and  recommend going to The Shard in the evening. Take the train or bus to London Bridge Station, and it will be just in front of you. The service is also 5* and if your budget can afford it, then have lunch and dinner there. You can just have a few drinks to enjoy the view of London if you’re on a budget.

 

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Day 3 – Covering the free museums

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From 8:00am to 8:30pm, try to spend at least one hour at one of London’s free attractions or lesser-known gems before hopping on the Hop on Hop Off bus. This 24-hour tour allows you to see landmarks like the London Eye, Tower of London, and Liberty’s and Harrods department stores. The tour guide will provide brief historical information about each attraction. There are several different routes available, each with its own color, so you can choose which sights to see.

Click for the timetables, prices, and other attractions with Golden Tours. There are 2 buses, the morning bus runs between 10am – 12pm and the evening bus running between 4pm – 5:55pm. So, depending on where you are, make sure you arrive on time at that bus stop.

 

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Museums and Galleries

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Free museums and galleries offer a great opportunity for individuals to experience and appreciate art and culture without having to pay an admission fee. These institutions often rely on donations and government funding to operate, and they provide a valuable service to the community by making art and culture accessible to all. Many free museums and galleries showcase a wide range of exhibits, from historical artifacts and works of art to modern and contemporary pieces. These institutions also often host educational programs, workshops, and special events, making them a great resource for learning and cultural enrichment. Whether you are a seasoned art lover or just looking for a new way to spend an afternoon, visiting a free museum or gallery is a great option for everyone.

London’s free museums and galleries are vast, and it can be challenging to experience everything they offer in just one day. Visitors may feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of exhibits and activities, with fatigue setting in after just an hour of touring. The Science Museum, Natural History Museum, and V&A Museum are conveniently located near each other, but exploring them fully can take more than three hours. To prevent burnout, it’s crucial to take regular breaks and pace oneself. A rest in Kensington Palace or a meal on Kensington High Street can be refreshing. A recommended itinerary would involve spending 2-4 hours at the Natural History Museum, with a 20-30 minute break in Kensington Gardens. Then, visitors can spend an hour at the Science Museum, followed by another 20-30 minute rest. Finally, visitors can spend an hour at the V&A Museum. For those with limited time, a minimum of 2 hours at the Natural History Museum is advised. However, with more time, it’s possible to spend 3-4 hours at the Natural History Museum and an hour each at the Science Museum and V&A Museum.

If you want to find things to do in South Kensington, The Science Museum, the Natural History Museum and the V&As are all next to each other. The best thing about it is that it’s walking distances to the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Gardens, one of the 8 Royal Parks of London. These museums have many activities for children, so check out their websites for more information. 

 

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The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum in London is a world-famous institution that is home to millions of specimens from the natural world. It was founded in 1881 and has been located in its current building, a grand Victorian structure, since 1894. The museum is home to a wide range of exhibits, including those on dinosaurs, minerals, and fossils, as well as a number of live animal exhibits. It is a popular destination for tourists and school groups, and is known for its stunning architecture and engaging exhibits. The museum is also a research institution and is home to a number of scientists who study the natural world and work to preserve it for future generations.

The Natural History Museum, South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD, Opening Times: 10 am – 5:50 pm. https://www.nhm.ac.uk 

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Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is a world-renowned institution that is dedicated to the art and design of the modern world. Located in the heart of the city, the museum is home to a vast collection of over 4.5 million objects, ranging from furniture, fashion, and textiles to sculptures, ceramics, and photographs. The museum was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and her consort, Prince Albert. It was originally designed to showcase the best of British design and manufacture, but today it has a much wider focus that encompasses the global history of art and design. The Victoria and Albert Museum is a must-see destination for anyone interested in the history of art and design, and it is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.

V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL, Opening TImes: 10 am – 17:45 pm Monday – Sunday, https://www.vam.ac.uk/

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The Science Museum

The Science Museum is a major museum in London, England, which has exhibits on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It is located in the district of South Kensington, and is part of the South Kensington Museums group which includes the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum. The Science Museum is home to many fascinating exhibits, including a replica of the first steam locomotive, a collection of vintage aircraft, and a display on the history of the computer. The museum also has a number of interactive exhibits, allowing visitors to learn about science through hands-on activities. The Science Museum is a popular tourist attraction and is visited by millions of people each year.

The Science Museum, Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD, Opening Times: 10 am – 6 pm Monday – Sunday, https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/ 

 

By now, you might have spent 4 – 6 hours visiting the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and V&A Museum, so visit the British Museum another day, skip it altogether, or spend an hour each at each museum. If you do decide to visit the British Museum, read on. If you decide to skip British Museum for another day, it will take a 6-minute walk to the Royal Albert Hall from the Science Museum. 

 

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British Museum

Take the tube to Tottenham Court Road from South Kensington Underground Station, and walk around 10 minutes to the British Museum. It also takes 27 minutes on  the Piccadilly Line from The Science Museum. Stop at Russell Square Station and it’s also a 6-minute walk from there. 

From the British Museum, Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue are just 9 minutes’ walk for the West End theatres, Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus, Chinatown, Trafalgar Square, and the Soho area.

The British Museum is a world-famous museum located in London, England. It was founded in 1753 and is home to over eight million works of art and cultural artifacts. The museum is free to the public and has a wide range of exhibits covering a variety of topics, including ancient civilizations, world cultures, and scientific and technological innovations. Some of the most popular exhibits at the British Museum include the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles, and the Mummy of Katebet. The museum also hosts a variety of educational programs and events, such as lectures, workshops, and guided tours. With its rich history and diverse collections, the British Museum is a must-see destination for anyone interested in learning about the world’s cultures and history.

The British Museum, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, Opening Times: 10 am – 5 pm Monday – Sunday, 10 am – 8:30 pm Friday. https://www.britishmuseum.org/ 

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The Royal Albert Hall

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The Royal Albert Hall is a sight to behold with its grand, Victorian-style architecture and beautiful, ornate decorations. The smell of freshly polished wood and the sound of the crowd’s excited chatter fills the air as you enter the hall. As you make your way to your seat, the plush red velvet cushions beckon you to sink in and get comfortable. The taste of a cold drink from the concession stand quenches your thirst as you take in the breathtaking view of the stage. The sound of the orchestra tuning their instruments fills the room, creating a sense of anticipation for the show to come. The Royal Albert Hall is a sensory feast for the eyes, nose, ears, mouth, and touch.

The Royal Albert Hall is a sight to behold with its grand, Victorian-style architecture and beautiful, ornate decorations. The smell of freshly polished wood and the sound of the crowd’s excited chatter fills the air as you enter the hall. As you make your way to your seat, the plush red velvet cushions beckon you to sink in and get comfortable. The taste of a cold drink from the concession stand quenches your thirst as you take in the breathtaking view of the stage. The sound of the orchestra tuning their instruments fills the room, creating a sense of anticipation for the show to come. The Royal Albert Hall is a sensory feast for the eyes, nose, ears, mouth, and touch.

This historic concert hall is located in South Kensington and has been a hub for music and culture in London for over 150 years. The hall hosts a wide range of events, including classical music concerts, rock and pop shows, comedy performances, and even tennis matches during Wimbledon. With a London Pass, visitors can gain access to guided tours of the Royal Albert Hall, learning about its rich history and architecture. Additionally, visitors can use their pass to get discounts on merchandise at the Royal Albert Hall gift shop. Whether you’re a music lover or simply interested in the history and culture of London, the Royal Albert Hall is a must-see attraction that can be conveniently accessed with a London Pass.

The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP, Opening Times: 9 am – 9 pm Monday – Sunday, https://www.royalalberthall.com/ 

 

Would you like to plan a day trip to Corpach, Scotland to visit the Corpach shipwrecks there? Maybe you could spend a day or two extra in London and use the two days you have in Scotland. The train is a long but accessible option for getting there, although flying from Gatwick Airport would be quicker if you have the budget for it.

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Day 4 – Hop on Hop Off Bus tour and Late Night Shopping

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Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

The Hop on Hop Off Tour Bus included with the London Pass, especially if this is your first time in London. Get to know the city in one day for an hour so you have an idea which attractions you want to visit. Make sure you start as early in the day as possible so you have more time to explore other areas of London.

The Hop on Hop Off bus is a popular sightseeing tour in London that allows visitors to explore the city at their own pace. The London Pass, a sightseeing card that provides access to top attractions and tours in the city, includes a Hop on Hop Off bus tour option. With the London Pass, visitors can board the Hop on Hop Off bus at any of the designated stops and enjoy a guided tour of London’s landmarks, historical sites, and cultural attractions. The bus route covers popular destinations such as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and the London Eye, with commentary provided in multiple languages. The Hop on Hop Off bus is an excellent way to experience the best of London while enjoying the flexibility of a self-guided tour. With 2 bus operators to choose from such as Golden Tours and Big Bus Tours, you’re sure to find attractions you wish to visit.

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Late Night Shopping

Late night shopping in London is an exciting experience for any fashion lover located in the heart of the West End, which you can check my West End walk for inspiration. You can shop till you drop in the city, with a variety of stores to choose from. Selfridges, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, and Liberty’s are all iconic department stores that offer a wide range of high-end fashion and accessories. On the high street, you’ll find popular brands like Zara, as well as budget-friendly options like Primark. If you’re looking for designer brands, you can visit stores like Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Tod’s, and Valentino. Late night shopping in London is available Monday to Saturday until 9 pm, and on Sundays until 6 pm to 7 pm depending on the store. So whether you’re looking for a new outfit or just want to browse the latest collections, London’s late night shopping scene has something for everyone.

Trust me, you’d be spending all day if your feet hasn’t dropped in just one store alone, plus spending your day on the Hop on Hop off bus tour. 

 

Conclusion

Overall, this 4 day London itinerary is packed full of exciting and interesting activities that will help you make the most of your time in this beautiful city. From visiting iconic landmarks like Buckingham Palace and the London Eye, to exploring the city’s rich history and culture at places like the British Museum and the Tower of London, there is something for everyone to enjoy. With plenty of time to shop, eat, and relax, this itinerary is the perfect way to experience all that London has to offer. So go ahead and plan your trip today, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure in one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities.

That’s it from me. If you have any questions, just email me on my homepage or contact me via Facebook and I will guarantee to reply back straight away.

 

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