London Itinerary: How to Spend Your First Week in London

Looking for the perfect London itinerary?

You’re not the only one. The UK capital is one of the most visited cities in the world, seeing around 20 million people step foot in it a year.

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Park and post box. Iconic London.

The biggest problem with London, is that there’s soooo much to see and do and quite a lot of it is worthwhile. Pretty much everyone has a London bucket list of some description, although they vary by size and taste.

I lived in the city for two years and feel like I barely scratched the surface of what London has to offer. What does that say about the place? (Or more likely, my can-do attitude which can be seriously lacking some days).

Regardless, here is a London itinerary, which covers a week spent in the city.

This itinerary is ambitious, but you should be able to tick off most of these activities within a week, or less if you really hustle. And a week really is a good length of time to spend in the city… you simply won’t be doing it justice, otherwise.

And remember, it isn’t only London that’s full of neat things to do! Here are some other hidden gems around the UK.

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Dusk and the Millennium Bridge.

Your One Week London Itinerary

Here is a loose itinerary you can play around with. You can mix up the days, do as much or as little as you like.

I have a lot of content on London after living there for awhile. So, I’ve provided links throughout this post of other fun things to do in London. Consider throwing some of these options into the mix, or alternatively, stick to the London itinerary provided.

Here’s what you’ll find on this particular London itinerary:

  • Day 1: Get acquainted with the city
  • Day 2: Dive into London’s rich history
  • Day 3 Take a day trip to Richmond
  • Day 4: See the icons
  • Day 5: Get into a bit of culture
  • Day 6: Explore Greenwich
  • Day 7: London like a local

London Trip Tip: Consider grabbing a London pass, which will give you free entry to more than 30 attractions. Depending on what activities you plan on doing, this could save you a heck-tonne of cash (plus you can get a visitor’s Oyster Card on the pass). Passes are available for one, to three days.

Book your London Pass here

London: Some Need Know Information

London Airports: London is serviced by five airports – Heathrow to the west of the city, Gatwick in the south, Luton in the north, Stanstead in the east and my favourite City, in the city itself. Most are serviced by train, although not always in the early hours of the morning. You can book shared transport to Heathrow here.
Getting around: An Oyster Card is necessary for travel around London via public transport. It’s a smartcard that you load money onto, in the style of pay-as-you-go (£30 is a good start for a few days in the city). Consider buying a pass if you’re staying in London for longer than a week. You can buy them from any ticketing machine, from train stations or at any of these locations. Visitor cards do not have an expiry date, so keep it safe to use on your next trip to London.

Read more: The Best UK Attractions for Families

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Pastel-coloured houses in Notting Hill.

Where to Stay in London on your Trip

  • Budget: The Generator Hostel is a nice clean hostel, which will suit backpackers. You can check out more options for hostels in London here.
  • Mid-range: The Premier Inn Tower Bridge is a good option for budget travellers, who still want a bit of space. It’s a bit pricier, but I always stay at Grange City Hotel, whenever I’m in the city now as a tourist.
  • Lah-di-dah: The Rosewood Hotel features stylish rooms, with a luxury spa and whiskey bar. The Ritz is an institution of London, with a Michelen-starred restaurant and elegant, tasteful suites.
  • Boutique: Each room at the five-star Ampersand Hotel in South Kensington has its own personality, with bold designs and colourful wallpaper.
  • Quirky: You can wake up to a riverside view at the floating Good Hotel London and book out a room in the Wizard Chambers at Georgian House Hotel. If you’re after a cheaper option, Clink78 Hostel was once a courthouse and some of its themed rooms were once prison cells.
  • Green: QBic Hotel markets itself as the “greenest hotel in town”. Their LED lights run on sensor and keycard activation, they provide filtered water, use 100% chemical-free cleaning products and if you opt to not have your room cleaned during a stay of more than one night, you get a drink on the house.
Check out other hotel options in London

With all the logistics out of the way, let’s get on with the fun part – planning your London itinerary!

Day One – Get Acquainted With the City

Your first day should be all about getting acquainted with the city. I am of the opinion that this is best done either from the air, or by water.

Luckily, London has both options available.

Things to do on Day One of your London Itinerary

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Tour the Thames by boat!

Do a Cruise Down the River Thames

This has to be one of the nicest ways to see London, particularly if you luck out and get a day with brilliant sunshine.

I… didn’t. I took this particularly cruise during a thunderstorm. I got severely rained upon. Yet, on the upside, I had the whole upper deck to myself and walked away with some pretty amazing photographs of the deluge.

There are four piers from which to embark upon the boat. Westminster, London Eye, Tower and Greenwich pier.

I highly recommend starting at Greenwich. It’s a nice place in itself to explore (more on that later) and far less people get on the boat here than at the other piers.

The City Cruises boats are also the best to catch. There’s a catamaran which traverses the length of the Thames, but it’s more for commuters – plus it doesn’t have an outside top deck to sit upon.

Ticket prices start at £10.25.

Book your cruise on the Thames here

Check out London from above

Or, you can alternatively ogle this immense city from a bird’s-eye view.

You have a few options for this.

The Shard

London’s tallest and pointiest building is located in the city’s south, right near Tower Bridge. Visitors can travel up to the 72nd floor and take in a 360 degree view of the city, which is best done at either sunrise or sunset for fairly obvious reasons.

You’re better off booking tickets in advance, online. It’ll save you around six quid, over the at-the-door prices.

Book your ticket for the Shard here

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It’s well worth seeing the view from The Shard.
London Trip Tip: You can take in this view for free, if you head to Aqua Shard, the bar on the 31st floor. Well, almost for free as I suppose you have to buy an exorbitantly priced drink. Still. Better than naught.
The Skygarden

If you’re on a bit of budget or simply don’t like spending money, the nearby Sky Garden located in the building known colloquially as the “Walkie Talkie” is gloriously free. Yep. Zero pounds for entry. Pretty neat, huh?

You do have to be prepared however – you can’t just rock up on the day and expect to be let in. Rather, you have to book into an allocated time slot via their website.

On the upside, you can hang out there as long as you like and marvel at the indoor gardens to boot.

I rep this activity so hard, mostly because I find the Walkie Talkie hideously ugly. It’s nice to gaze upon the city of London, without having to look at this building’s ugly mug.

Read more: The Best Christmas Markets in Europe

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Breakfast, or lunch, or dinner is served.
Duck and Waffle

For something a little different, head to Duck and Waffle – a website with both an interesting menu and delightful views.

You can order the eponymous duck and waffle dish, or many other strange food items off the menu. I highly recommend the pig’s ears.

The best thing about Duck and Waffle is that you can go essentially any time of the day or night, as it’s open 24/7. I went at around 11:00pm at night with a couple of pals and it was loads of fun.

Read more: Dining at Duck and Waffle Restaurant in London

Visit the Tate Modern

You can’t go to London and not take advantage of its many wonderful and more importantly FREE museums and gallery.

The Tate Modern is one of the best, or so is the actual Tate as well. It’s hard to pick a favourite, but I personally like the area the Tate Modern is in better.

London Trip Tip: Try to time your visit for late at night, if you’re in the city on a Friday or Saturday. The gallery closes at ten.

Tour the Globe Theatre

Close to the Tate is The Globe Theatre, a reconstruction of the open-air playhouse from 1599, where many Shakespearian plays were performed.

You can check out their programme if you want to catch a play there (the standing tickets are fine, trust me as I’ve stood through two Shakespearian plays, once in the pouring rain!), or alternatively take a tour through the theatre itself.

Book your tour of the Globe Theatre here

Grab some food at Borough Market

Borough Market is one of London’s oldest food and retail markets. There are both pop-up and more permanent stalls worth exploring and lots of delicious options for a lunchtime meal.

It’s open from 10am to early evening, every day bar Sundays.

Day Two – Dive into the City’s Rich History

So you’ve seen the city itself from multiple angles – now it’s time to explore London’s rich and diverse history! This isn’t hard to do, as it’s the kind of city where you can find history pretty much around every corner.

For history buffs, this will probably be the most exciting day of your London itinerary.

Things to do on Day Two of your London Itinerary

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Old and new London.

Visit the Tower of London

Let’s start by heading to the Tower of London, which has been knocking about since the 11th century. You can learn a bit about its past as a prison, fortress and palace, as well as check out the Crown Jewels for yourself.

Entry tickets are priced at £26.80. Skip the line by pre-booking tickets online.

London Trip Tip: You can skip the very long line by booking your tickets in advance, online. Getting there early will help, too.

Book your ticket for the Tower of London here

Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is only a stone’s throw away from the Tower of London (the names might give that fact away), so you may as well head there next.

Simply walking across the bridge itself is nice, but you can check out the exhibit which tells of its history and gaze upon London from the tower’s top.

Book your ticket for the Tower Bridge here

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hMS Belfast, London’s floating museum.

HMS Belfast

HMS Belfast is a wartime ship, turned museum, located in between Tower Bridge and London Bridge. It happens to be the most significant Second World War Royal Navy warship, so it’s great that it’s been preserved like this for all to experience.

You can explore all nine decks to find out what it was like for crews at sea, during wartime and otherwise.

Book your ticket for HMS Belfast here

Walk across London Bridge and the Millennium Bridge

You could spend all day strolling along the Thames and crossing London’s various bridges, but beyond Tower Bridge, I think these two are best to check out.

The eponymous London Bridge is probably the city’s most famous bridge, by name alone – in fact, many tend to confuse it with the rather more grand Tower Bridge. There’s been bridges spanning that site for centuries, although the current was built in 1973, its predecessor sold off to an American. Rumours flew around that he believed he was buying Tower Bridge, but he denied that fact adamantly.

The Millennium Bridge is a pedestrian bridge, leading straight to St Paul’s Cathedral.

It was opened in June 2000, and closed on the same day it was opened, as it swayed something shocking when pedestrians tried to cross it. Londoners were quick to nickname it the “Wobbly Bridge” and it re-opened in February, 2002 as a much sturdier bridge.

Potterheads will recognise it from the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , where it’s blown up by Death Eaters.

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St Paul’s in the springtime.

St Paul’s Cathedral

Stroll alongside the Thames until you reach St Paul’s Cathedral.

The original structure burnt to the ground during the Great Fire of London in 1666, but the replacement building is pretty darn nice.

Entry to the cathedral is around £16.

Buy your ticket for St Paul’s here

Natural History Museum

From here, hop on the Tube and head to the Natural History Museum.

This is probably my favourite museum (besides the Horniman in south London), because I have a weird obsession with taxidermy.

As with all of the big museums in London, entry is FREE.

If you’re there in the wintertime, you can skate on the ice rink that’s set up outside. That’s actually more fun than the museum, believe it or not.

See a West End Show

And why not end the night with a West End Show? It’s touristy AF, but hey – that’s for a reason.

Some of my favourite seemingly-never-ending shows include The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia and Les Misérables.

I also flipping loved Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, although it’s quite difficult to get tickets to. There is the Friday Forty, where 40 tickets are released at 1pm on Fridays at a discounted price. Try your luck – you never know.

London Trip Tip: You can buy heavily discounted tickets to most shows either on the day, or 30 days in advance using Today Tix

Day Three – Take a Day Trip to Richmond

I dunno about you, but I reckon it’s time for a day trip. Let’s get out of the heart of the city and head west, to see the delightful village of Richmond.

Things to do on Day Three of your London Itinerary

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Richmond Park. No ideer where the deer are.

It’s pretty easy to get to Richmond from central London, which is why it’s a must-do on any London itinerary. The easiest way is by train.

Catch a train from Waterloo Station to Richmond Station. The average journey time is around 35 minutes, but an express train will get you there in 16 mins… should you be so lucky!

And what should we do once we get there? Well, there are a few options.

Check out the park

Richmond Park is the largest of all the royal parks, so big that it’s hard to imagine that you’re still fairly close to the city.

If you time it right, you might even see deer hopping around, which makes for a pretty special experience.

Read more: Where to Stay in London: The Best Areas for Visitors

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Hooray for British pubs!
Have lunch at a pub

Richmond is also home to some pretty cosy and very British-esque pubs. Grab some grub or have a pint and soak up the local ambience.

Visit Hampton Court Palace

If you like palaces, Richmond is home to one of the best – Hampton Court.

Known for housing the infamous Henry VIII, you can wander around the gardens, check out the massive maze and view the works in the Cumberland Art Gallery.

Buy your ticket for Hampton Court Palace here

Day 4: See the Icons of London

Next stop on your London itinerary is braving the part of the city most popular with the city, but a must-see for any London trip – Westminster.

We’re going to go full tourist for this part of your London trip. Some things in London aren’t worth doing, but these options most certainly are.

Things to do on Day Four of your London Itinerary

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Elizabeth Tower, where Big Ben is kept snug inside.

Houses of Parliament and Big Ben

When you think of London, one of the icons that readily comes to mind is probably the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, known colloquially as Big Ben.

Except that’s not entirely correct – Big Ben is actually the name of the bell encased in Elizabeth Tower.

You can tour the Houses of Parliament, alongside Churchill’s secret war rooms.

Buy your ticket to tour the Houses of Parliament here

Westminster Abbey

From there, you can go on to view magnificent Westminster Abbey.

The first Westminster Abbey was allegedly constructed in the 11th century (it’s been a site of religious importance since 960) and the present building has been standing there since the 13th. All coronations of English and British monarchs have been held there since 1066, the most recent being Queen Elizabeth the II.

Over 3,300 people have been buried or commemorated at the Abbey, including King Henry V, Charles Dickens, Isaac Newton, Elisabeth Gaskell, Jane Austen and Stephen Hawking and Diana, Princess of Wales.

The Abbey is beautiful inside and out, but at least on the inside you get a nice, close look at the gorgeous stained glass windows.

Entry price is £20.

Buy your ticket to Westminster Abbey here

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is worth an ogle once – if you’re lucky you might be able to spot one of the royals through the gates.

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A sculpture at Trafalgar Square/

Trafalgar Square

This is one of London’s most popular public squares, the site of many parades and celebrations. Don’t be surprised if you head down there and find something going on.

Covent Garden

Covent Garden is a food and entertainment district. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and colourful corners to poke around in.

My favourite restaurant there is a Spanish Tapas place called Barrafina. I recommend getting there shortly before opening time, if you don’t fancy queueing.

Piccadilly Circus and Regent Street

This is one of those areas of London that you have to check out on your first trip (and then feel free to never go back, because it can be quite busy!).

Within Piccadilly Circus, several streets join at the base of a roundabout, on which the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain stands. f you’re into people watching, perch on the steps to watch the world go by. Behind you, will be giant neon signs, displaying various changing advertisements. It’s a bit like Times Square in New York.

One of the streets you can continue up is Regents Street, which has Hamley’s, one of the most famous toy shops in the world.

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Eye see you.

The London Eye

I feel rather ambivalent about the London Eye – yeah, it offers a good view, but I think you get more value for money via the Shard or Sky Garden.

However, I suppose it’s worth doing once.

London Trip Tip: Make sure you book your ticket to the London Eye in advance, as the lines on the day can be really upsetting. If you want to see as much of London as possible, it’s best to plan ahead!

Buy your ticket for the London Eye here

Afternoon Tea

Have a spot of afternoon tea!

This seems like an awfully British thing to do, although it’s something that’s more for tourists (you have no idea how many Brits I’ve met who’ve never had afternoon tea).

However, it is generally a little bit fancy and a lot of fun.

I’ve consumed a fair bit of afternoon tea during my time in London. You can read some of my reviews below.

Read more: Afternoon Tea in London: 6 Honest Reviews

Day Five: Soak Up Some Culture

You’ve seen the main icons and you’ve experienced a little bit of history. Let’s deep dive a little bit further and soak up some more of the city’s culture.

Things to do on Day Five of your London Itinerary

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Inside the British Museum.

National Portrait Gallery

This gallery is host to, well, portraits of many important and famous Brits and is the first of its kind to open anywhere in the world.

Well worth spending an hour or so wandering through here.

British Museum

Continuing to take advantage of these free museum admissions, let’s now head to the gorgeous British Museum.

Make sure you get there early, as the crowds can be phenomenally painful to get through. I stood near the Rosetta Stone, yet I can’t actually say I really saw it, over the throngs of people.

The British Library

From the museum, head onto the library, which is home to some amazing exhibitions. I went to the Harry Potter A History of Magic exhibition and I have to say, it was one of the best I’ve ever seen.

You can see what’s on here.

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It is time for a sunset.

Highgate Cemetery

London is home to some truly beautiful cemetery’s and Highgate might be one of the best.

The graveyard is divided into two sections – the East and the West.
You can stroll around the East, but the West can only be seen as part of a guided tour, which enable you to stroll up the Egyptian Avenue, through a pair of giant obelisks to the Circle of Lebanon cedar tree, which is older than the cemetery itself.

The West tour is priced at £12. You can pay £8 to tour the East, or simply pay the £4 entry fee (if you book a tour in the West side, the East entry is included in the ticket price).

Read more: Some Unusual and Unique Tours in London

Jack the Ripper Tour

I find anything to do with Jack the Ripper (okay… murderers in general) fascinating and so, really enjoyed this tour when I did it.

Learn about the theories behind the true Ripper, his poor victims and the history of this area of London he terrorised, before tucking into a traditional British dinner of fish and chips.

Book your place on a Jack the Ripper tour here

Day Six: Explore Greenwich

Your last day in London will take you to one of my favourite corners of the city – beautiful Greenwich.

Things to do on Day Two of your London Itinerary

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Looking back on the Isle of Dogs from the Thames.

Cutty Sark

Let’s start with the Cutty Sark, just a casual giant ship sitting on land, by water’s edge.

The ship has been converted into a museum and you can climb aboard to explore its deck.

Tickets cost £13.50.

Buy a ticket onto the Cutty Sark here

The Royal Observatory and Prime Meridian

From there, head up the path to the Royal Observatory where you can see the world-famous meridian line in the flesh. You can then line up to straddle the line, effectively standing where East meets West.

The Line’s path is determined by the location of an historic telescope, the Airy Transit Circle, which ensconced at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich.

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Looking down over Greenwich on a rainy day.

Peter Harrison Planetarium

From there, onto one of my favourite sights – the Planetarium.

It’s mega cool due to the screening of shows which take you on a tour of the stars, galaxies and universe. Ideal for any astronomy nutter, like myself.

National Maritime Museum

Greenwich is very nautically themed and it is here that you can check out the National Maritime Museum to learn about Britain’s history on the seven seas.

Entry is… you guessed it. FREE!

Stroll around the shops

It helps that the town centre of Greenwich is quite gorgeous. There are plenty of boutique shops to poke around in and often markets to explore.

I considered it sacrilegious to journey out to this corner of London without stopping for a pie with a side of jellied eels at Goddard’s. Oh man, so good.

Take a ride on the Emirates Air Line

The Emirates Air Line is both a way to get across the river and a fun, touristy thing to do on your first trip to London. It definitely allows you to see some sights of the city from a different perspective!

Buy a ticket for the Emirates Air Line here

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Local houses in South East London.

Day Seven – London Like a Local

By this point, you probably know the city better than I do! This is your chance to experience London from a local’s point of view.

It’ll involve getting out of the city itself and travelling to some of its more residential areas. Rest assured – there’ll still be plenty to do.

I’ve given you two options to choose from, consisting of the city’s two funkiest areas (in my opinion) – the east and the south east.

Things to do in East London to add to your London Itinerary

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Regents Canal.

Here are some options for East London fun times.

Visit Old Spitalfields Market

Here you’ll find art, crafts and fashion, among some other truly odd things. Open every day.

Pet animals at the Spitalfields City Farm

Have a hankering to pet some farm animals? Head to this farm, which brings a bit of the countryside to the inner city. The farm has an array of friendly animals and also sells fresh produce.

Read more: 11 Fun and Unusual Ideas for Dates in London

Take a street art tour of Shoreditch

Shoreditch is one of the most colourful areas of the city and it’s well worth walking around, to take in the local urban art. Alternatively, you can jump on a tour and learn not only what the art represents, but the artists behind them.

Book your place on a Shoreditch street art tour here

If you want to delve a little deeper, here are some of the best things to do near Shoreditch High Street.

Grab a bagel from the Beigel Bake

You don’t need to go to NYC to grab a decent bagel. This shop sells Jewish-style bagels, of many different fillings. Their salt beef bagel is a London legend.

Check out the Columbia Road Flower Market

This is a very visually appealing market, held every Sunday. Locals flock here to get their weekly dose of blooms, but it’s quite fun to stroll around and take the array of colour and scents in.

Things to do in South East London to add to your London Itinerary

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Explore Peckham

Peckham is a funky suburb, one of my favourite areas of London. Visit Frank’s Café for views of the city, or watch a flick at the rooftop cinema on top of the Bussey Building. Catch a cheap flick at the Peckhamplex. Grab a cocktail at Peckham levels and check out the vinyl at Rye Wax. The food is unreal too, I’ve had truly excellent meals there from jerk chicken, to Iranian food. It’s the best, just writing the above couple of sentences made my heart ache for it.

Read more: 19 Awesome Things to Do in South East London

Visit the Dinosaurs in Crystal Palace Park

Within Crystal Palace Park, you’ll find various statues of dinosaurs, from the Victorian era.

They were constructed based on scientific knowledge at a time before the theory of evolution even existed (only by six years, but still). It’s quite impressive how on the mark the designs were, when you see them in the flesh!

Read more: Walking With Dinosaurs at Crystal Palace Park

Ogle Severndroog Castle

Severndroog Castle is a tower that can be found in Oxleas Woods, within the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

It was saved from private developers for the use of local community and now functions as a mini-museum and a space for private events (such as weddings).

Check out the Horniman Museum

The Horniman Museum is one of London’s big and so, free museums.

Once the personal collection of Frederick Horniman, tea trader and traveller, it has an impressive collection of cultural artefacts, musical instruments and taxidermy, particularly its gigantic stuffed Walrus, which has been on display at the museum for over a century.

Read more: Visiting the Horniman Museum in South East London

Grab a drink in a toilet bar

There are a few old toilets littered around London, which have been converted into small bars. You’ll find one in Bermondsey, at the Bermondsey Arts Club.

Possible Day Trips From London

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Punters in Cambridge.

Your London itinerary will keep you busy, but if you have a few days spare, why not consider a day trip from London?

England is a particularly small country and so long as the trains are running, it’s fairly quick and easy to get to places outside the capital (plus there’s always the option of catching a coach, which is oftentimes a lot cheaper).

Here are some options for day trips that you could tack onto your London itinerary.

  • Oxford: Oxford is home to one of England’s oldest and most prestigious universities It takes just under an hour to get to Oxford from London by train, leaving from Paddington Station. It’s well worth checking out National Express for coach times – I’ve got there before for 6 quid. Alternatively, you can hop on a guided tour like this one which takes you both to Oxford and the very lovely Cotswolds.
  • Cambridge: England’s other big university city is easily accessible through a day trip from London. Check out some of its lovely colleges (particularly the very historic Kings College) and take a punting tour on the lake. If you can’t decide whether to visit Cambridge of Oxford, I’ve compared the two here.
  • Starford-Upon-Avon: Shakespeare’s birthplace is well worth checking out, as you can tour his family homes, among many other things. If you’re short on time, this tour will take you to Stratford, Oxford and the Cotswolds.
  • Harry Potter Warner Brother’s Studio Tour: This is a must-do for Potterheads. book a tour to the studio from Central London, or alternatively, catch a train out to Watford.
  • Stonehenge and Bath: These two historic areas can easily be seen on a day trip from London. this tour will take you to both, along with Windsor Castle.
  • Canterbury: Canterbury is a cathedral city of England, with great historical significance. It’s also not far at all from the White Cliffs of Dover – an icon of the country for anyone crossing over the Channel.
  • York: It’s a bit further north, but York is one of the prettiest cities in the UK and is well worth the trek. I recommend walking the city walls and cruising along the River Ouse – you can do one that comes with an afternoon tea!

It sounds like a lot, but believe me – this itinerary is barely scratching the surface of what London has to offer.

However, I believe this London itinerary is a good introduction, guaranteeing you see most of the best known sights, with a few other delights thrown in for fun.

Last Tidbits of Information

Look for London Hotels here.
I recommend the Grange City Hotel.
Check out my tips on avoiding looking like a tourist in London.
Here’s a guide on moving to London.
See my other posts
London here.

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  1. Thanks for the heads-up on the Harry Potter exhibition at the British Library, LC! I work not far from there – can’t believe I haven’t come across any promotional posters for it. Hope you have a great time revisiting London, and that the British weather cooperates!

    1. If you’re working near there, maybe we should meet up for a hot bev! Yeah it doesn’t seem to have been hugely advertised (very unusual for anything Potter-related) – I found out from a random email list that I remain subscribed to. It’s normally a case of seeing things pop up and then getting upset about no longer being in London, so it was nice to have the stars align in this case!

      1. I’d be up for that – I’ll shoot you a message via your contact page and we can see if there’s a time that suits! Curious how under-advertised it is, given that everyone’s gone Potter-mad again since the Cursed Child came out. (Shamefully, I still haven’t read it, though I’m told it’s better seen than read.)

  2. Well, good luck with ticking all those off! 😀 Interested to hear about the taxidermy class (oh wacko! haha) and the Potter hotel experience!!

  3. My itineraries are also always overly ambitious, that’s how I like it! 🙂 There are some really cool suggestions here beyond the usual ones that I visited on my most recent trip, thanks!

  4. Awesome itinerary! And I agree with you. I used to live in London as well (for 6 months) and I did a lot of sightseeing. Yet there was still so much to be seen. Miss London <3

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