London Itinerary : A Tried & Tested 4-Day Newbies Guide To The Big Smoke

Day 1

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The Natural History Museum

Morning | Check in to your accommodation, grab some lunch & purchase an oyster card. 

Afternoon | Navigate your way to the Natural History Museum on the tube. It’s free to enter and it’s so huge you’ll spend a few hours here. If there is time walk to London’s most iconic department store Harrods for a nosy at some luxury shopping.

Evening | From there take a stroll through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens as the sun sets, making the perfect ending to your first day.

Day 2

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Westminster Abbey and Big Ben

Morning | Ready yourself for some major sightseeing today – arrive early in Westminster and wander around the London Eye, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. 

Afternoon | Walking to Buckingham Palace and through St James Park, enjoy the wonderful gardens London has to offer – don’t forget to watch the changing of the guard. Carry on to Trafalgar Square and grab an early dinner.

Evening | Return to your accommodation and your glad rags on because tonight your going to the theater! Get some tickets to one of the many West End productions, sit back and enjoy an amazing show.

Day 3

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St Paul’s Cathedral from The Millennium Bridge

Morning | Take a lazy morning and spend some quiet time at St Paul’s Cathedral. From there, have a stroll across the Millennium Bridge and walk along the banks of the Thames, be sure to check out the Globe Theater where William Shakespeare preformed many of his plays. 

Afternoon | Make your way to see Tower Bridge and from the hop on a river cruise to Greenwich and learn a little bit of London’s history along the way. Once there, head up to the Royal Observatory and meander around Greenwich market.

Evening | Find a local open mic or comedy night at a nearby pub for dinner and a pint for an authentic British experience.

Day 4

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South Hall in Covent Gardens

Morning | Take the overland train to Watford Junction and visit the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios. If Hogwarts isn’t your thing, head over to once of the many other museums, an art gallery such as Tate Modern or have some retail therapy in Covent Gardens.

Afternoon | Get the tube back to Camden Markets and enjoy your last afternoon wandering the market stalls.

 

So there you have it – my perfect four day introduction to London. Check out the map below to see all the locations mentioned!

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