Itineraries

4 Days in London

Best of London in a 4 day itinerary.

Get ready for a great adventure in London! There is plenty to see here and in 4 days, you will have the chance to see a lot. Plan your days and get up early to visit the most crowded attractions. Use your time wisely. You can take a rest and still enjoy sightseeing with live commentaries on the Sightseeing Buses or during the Thames river cruises – that will give you more time to cover London in 4 days.

DAY 1

St. Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern, The Shard, Tower Bridge, Tower of London:

Start your day by exploring St. Paul’s Cathedral(1), easy to get to by tube on the Central line. Walk across the famous Millennium Bridge(2) towards the Tate Modern(3) to view some amazing modern and contemporary art. This gallery is free to the public and opens at 10am every day.

A short walk away is The Shard(4), London’s highest viewing platform. You'll have 360 degree views of London, as seen from the top.

Once you are back at ground level, walk to Tower Bridge(5). Cross over the bridge, then turn left to visit the magnificent Tower of London(6), one of the capital’s most prominent landmarks with over 900 years of history. You must see the world famous Crown Jewels including the largest clear cut diamond in the world.

DAY 2

Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, Encore Theatre Tickets, Somerset House:

Start your day at Trafalgar Square(1) , see Nelson’s Column, then visit The National Gallery(2) which is home to over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to the 1900's. 00.

After getting your culture fix, head to the Encore ticket office(3) desk to pick up your theatre tickets. With The London Sightseeing Pass, you get a £55 credit with the option to upgrade it for a more expensive seat.

From Trafalgar Square, head towards Waterloo Bridge for another amazing sight. Sitting between the strand and River Thames, you will find Somerset House(4). Somerset House is home to a new kind of arts center in London, welcoming artists and art lovers to experience arts and culture in a whole new way. During the spring and summer months, you can take advantage of the dancing fountains and sit under the stars while watching a film on the outdoor screen. In the winter, put your skates on and glide across the ice on the magnificent ice rink.

Make sure to make it to the theatre. There are plenty of places in the West End that offer pre-theatre dining if you fancy having a bite before the show.

DAY 3

British Museum, City Tour Sightseeing bus, Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament:

Start your day by heading to The British Museum(1). Jump on the hop-on hop-off City Tour sightseeing bus(2) and take the orange route. With the bus stopping at The British Museum, this is an easy way to go to the museum. The museum is open daily at 10am and is filled with over 8 million exhibits dedicated to human history, arts and culture. Entrance is also free.

A short 15 minute walk away is Trafalgar Square(3). If you prefer to take the bus, hop-on the sightseeing bus and take the orange route and make your way down to Trafalgar Square. Continue on your way down Whitehall to get great photos of Downing Street(4), Big Ben(5) and the Houses of Parliament(6).

DAY 4

Changing of the Guard Walking Tour, Hyde Park Corner, Kensington Gardens, Kensington Palace, Diana Memorial Playground, The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum:

The Changing of the Guard ceremony at 11am is something you do not want to miss. Join the Changing the Guard Walking Tour(1) that departs from Trafalgar Square at 10am. Walk past the Wellington Barracks and St. James’s Palace and stop right outside the gates of Buckingham Palace to enjoy the pageantry and watch the new guard take over from the old guard.

After the ceremony, catch the City Tour sightseeing bus to Hyde Park Corner(2) and make your way through Hyde Park to Kensington Gardens(3). Head into Kensington Palace(4) to discover more about the royalty who have lived there for many centuries. Did you know that Queen Victoria was born at Kensington Palace and lived there until her death?

The nearby Diana Memorial Playground(5) is a great place to relax and let the kids climb aboard the pirate ship. This ship was inspired by Peter Pan and created in honour of Princess Diana after her death.

The Natural History Museum(6), Science Museum(7) and Victoria & Albert Museum(8) are a short distance away and offer something creative for everyone. If you are still wanting to see more of London, jump on the sightseeing bus and journey through the streets of London. With 6 routes and over 100 stops, you will end your day feeling very cultured and knowledgeable about London.