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4 Day Itinerary of London

Being one of the biggest cities in Europe, London is certainly not something you can fully experience in just a couple of days. Below is a 4 day, jam packed, itinerary! There is a lot of walking involved, so be prepared for that.

Day 1

Check the official Buckingham Palace website to see what days you’ll be able to see the “Changing of the Guard” and make sure you do this day to tie in with that. Start at 10am, see Buckingham Palace and the surrounding attractions. From Big Ben walk up Whitehall towards Trafalgar Square, and you’ll pass Downing Street (on your left), here you’ll find The National Gallery. Head towards Covent Gardens for a late lunch, there are some amazing eateries and street food around here. Make sure you leave time to see the street acts outside St Pauls. After lunch make your way to Piccadilly and up Regent Street for some shopping! This leaves you right near the bus stop where an open-bus-top tour of London will entertain you for 2 hours during sunset (make sure you do this after the rush hour traffic).

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Buckingham Palace

You can tour certain parts of the palace, these tours only take place from the end of June to the beginning of September so make sure you book well in advance.

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St James Park

St James's Park is a 23-hectare (57-acre) park in the City of Westminster, central London.

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey has seen the coronation of all Kings and Queens in England since 1066 and some royal weddings. It’s a royal church offering daily services for the public to attend.

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The Palace of Westminster

The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross.

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Covent Garden

Covent Garden is one of the most sought after places on London. Continuously throughout the day performers are located between the market and St Paul’s church in 40 minute blocks.

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London Transport Museum

Great place to visit if you have an hour to spare near Covent Garden. You’ll see and hear about the history of the transport network in London. Climb aboard old busses and trains, see pictures from war time.

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Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus is a road junction and public space of London's West End in the City of Westminster. It was built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with Piccadilly. 

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Regent Street

Regent Street is a major shopping street in the West End of London. It is named after George, the Prince Regent (later George IV) and was built under the direction of the architect John Nash.

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Open Top Bus Tour

There are many bus tours of London, some operate as “hop on, hop off”, others take you on a 2 hour tour.

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Day 2

Take a leisurely stroll along the Southbank, every step you take, you’ll see the magnificent London Skyline.  Start off on the west side, and you can take a 30 minute ride on the London Eye or from the same pier, a Thames Rocket Speed Boat Tour (or do both!). Make your way up the Southbank and passing street art, entertainers, and street food. You wont be spoilt for choice for food. Take a look in the Tate Modern before a must-do journey to the top of the Shard (about 40 mins before sunset is the best time)! Finally you can take a break in Hey’s Gallaria for lunch, tea or just a coffee.

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Thames Rocket Speed Boat Tour

The Thames River is 215 miles long, the longest river in England. Up until 1729 London Bridge was the only bridge that spanned the Thames river.

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London Eye

Originally opened in January 2000, the structure is 135 meters tall, it rotates the distance of 2300 miles during one year.

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South Bank

The South Bank is mainly located between Westminster Bridge and the Jubilee Walkway (on the south bank obviously)!

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The Tate Modern

Tate Modern is a modern art gallery located in London. It is Britain's national gallery of international modern art and forms part of the Tate group (together with Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives and Tate Online).

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The Shard

Opened in 2014, 96 story’s high and took 5 years to build. It cost £435 million to build and was commissioned by the then prime minister, John Prescott.

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Hey's Galleria

This is a stunning arcade of shops, cafes and restaurants. If your visiting Tower Bridge, a wake down “Queens Walkway” finishing at Hey’s Galleria is a must.

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Day 3

Start off at the Box Park in Shoreditch, there are some quirky shops here. Walk over to Spitalfields market, go on an empty stomach because the foods here are amazing (go for Bruch or Lunch). You can walk or take the tube down towards the Tower of London and Tower Bridge. After which go for a stroll down Queens Walkway, and over London Bridge to the Monument. If you are feeling fit you can climb its 311 steps to the top. Finally end your day with sunset views in the Sky garden (if you go before 6pm you’ll need to book a slot in advance).

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Box Park, Shoreditch

If you are in the Shoreditch area, the Box Park is well worth a visit. Shipping containers stacked on top of one another make up this unique shopping complex.

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Old Spitalfields Market

Old Spitalfields Market is a covered market in Spitalfields, London. There has been a market on the site for over 350 years.

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Tower of London

The Tower of London, officially Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the north bank of the River Thames in central London.

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Tower Bridge

Most people (outside of London) confuse Tower Bridge for London Bridge. But this is Tower Bridge. Opened in 1894 and too 8 years to build.

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Queens Walk

Queens Walk in London is located right along the Southbank at the edge of the Thames, from Tower Bridge right up to Westminster Bridge.

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The Monument

Stands in Monument Street in the City if London. Took 6 years to build and completed in 1677. It was built to commemorate the great fire of London in 1666.

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Sky Garden

The Sky Garden (located ion Fenchurch Street) is a free public space to visit with spectacular views across London. Whilst it’s free, you do need to book a one hour slot in advance.

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Day 4

Start the day in East London, Greenwich (the home of time), and if you are not afraid of heights, how about a climb over the 02 dome? There are loads of chain restaurants in here, bowling and cinema. If you haven’t been to a Madame Tussauds in any other city before, we can highly recommend the one in London. Finally do a Ghost Tour of London, our recommended one is 2.5 hours, usually starts at 7:30pm (in summer months taking you from daylight to night time).

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Up At The 02

The 02 opened in 2007 and is now a state of the art arena with bars, clubs, restaurants, a cinema and a bowling alley. 

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Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in London with smaller museums in a number of other major cities.

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London Ghost Tour

Feel shivers down your spine on a ghost walk around the haunted and historic sights of London. Follow the shadows to some of the darkest corners of the city on a 2-hour walking tour and boat ride.

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