London is an amazing city that’s full of history, offering visitors thousands of things to do. Here, you’ll find some of the world’s best architecture, galleries and museums.
To experience all the British capital has to offer, aim for a visit of at least four days. To help you plan for the perfect trip to London, I’ve put together our four-day breakdown so that you can create your own bespoke travel itinerary covering the city’s most famous attractions (e.g., Buckingham Palace, London Bridge, The Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, The London Eye, Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and more).
⚡️Book Here (Klook it!): • London Eye Ticket • Stonehenge, Windsor Castle & Bath Day Trip • London Pass with 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour • [Klook Original] Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter Ticket with Round Trip Train Tickets Day 1: (WESTMINSTER WALKING TOUR) Our tour of London started in the most iconic area. We walked along Westminster, the historic and cultural heart of London, as well as the center of British politics and government and the seat of the monarchy. Here you’ll find Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye. 9:00 am WESTMINSTER ABBEY This is one of the world’s greatest churches, with a history stretching back over a thousand years. It has been the Coronation church since 1066 and the setting of grand events in the nation, including sixteen royal weddings. Don’t forget the historic wedding of Prince William & Kate Middleton, now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Free using the London Pass (Regular rate: £21) WESTMINSTER ABBEY London SW1P 3PA Mon-Sat 9:30-15:30 Underground: St James Park (District, Circle), Westminster (Jubilee, District, Circle) 10:00 am ST. JAMES PARK Take a stroll through St. James Park, the oldest and most historically significant among the eight Royal Parks. Walk toward the Buckingham Palace. 11:00 am BUCKINGHAM PALACE Built in 1705, the Royal Family has resided in Buckingham Palace since 1837. (Changing of guards at the Windor Castle) Aim to arrive at the gates of Buckingham Palace at around 11:30 am for the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony. (Note: Ceremony times are subject to change. Please see www.changing-the-guard.com for further details.) 12:00nn Lunch Break (Free Time) 1:20 pm TRAFALGAR SQUARE Trafalgar Square is surrounded by museums, galleries, cultural spaces and historic buildings. If you have time, visit one of the free museums in the area, including the National Gallery of London. 2:30 pm LONDON EYE Make your way toward Westminster Bridge from where you can enjoy a view of the Big Ben and the London Eye. The already iconic London Eye was built only in the year 2000. Perhaps the best view of the ferris wheel is across Westminster on the north banks of the River Thames. (Optional) Ride on the world’s highest observation wheel, watch London unfold beneath you as you rise 135 metres and see the Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace from new heights. Standard Ticket: £ 27 Fast Track Ticket: £ 37.00 ⚡️Book Here: London Eye Ticket (Klook it!) 3:00 pm BIG BEN + PARLIAMENT BUILDING Big Ben is under construction until 2021. It was disappointing we didn’t get to see one of London’s most recognizable and photo-worthy landmarks.
Walk across the Tower Bridge.
Day 2: STONEHENGE + WINDSOR CASTLE 7:30am tour bus starts boarding at Victoria Coach Station (please look for the red Evan Evans bus) 8:00am tour bus departs from Victoria Coach Station Visit Windsor Castle (approx. 1 hour or less) Visit Stonehenge (approx. 1 hour or less) Visit Bath (approx. 1 hour or less) (Optional) 7:30pm approximately, tour ends at Victoria Train Station Note: The tour includes a first class luxury coach transportation, services of a guide with live commentary and a personal VOX audio headset. ⚡️Book Here: Stonehenge, Windsor Castle & Bath Day Trip (Klook it!) WINDSOR CASTLE
The trip began in Windsor castle, the oldest occupied castle in the world and home to the royal family for almost 1000 years. There, you’ll find luxurious staterooms, the magnificent St.George’s chapel and, if you’re lucky, the Changing of the Guard and parade.
Discover the prehistoric UNESCO listed World Heritage site of Stonehenge, the spiritual significance of the stone circle and the unsolved mysteries surrounding this 5000-year-old monument.
Day 3: LONDON PASS Get your London Pass. A London Bus Tour is one of the most iconic ways to experience London. Using the London Pass, you can enter over 80 attractions for free at no extra cost in the comfort of your seat as you’re driven through the streets of the city. Tip: It’s not only convenient, but the pass also serves as your fast track ticket to avoid the long queues at most of the attractions. Your tour is valid for one day so make sure to make the most of a full day. (1-Day Pass is £ 63) ⚡️Book here: London Pass with 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour (Klook it!) 10:00 am HOP-ON HOP-OFF ONE DAY BUS TOUR LONDON THE VIEW FROM THE SHARD Find the best view of London at a height of 800 ft and experience an unrivaled 360-degree view over the city. Spot the famous landmarks from the open sky deck! Free using the London Pass (Regular rate: £32) Sorry, it was rainy when we visited. 🙁 THE SHARD 32 London Bridge Street London SE1 9SG 10:00-22:00 Hop on Hop Off Bus: London Bridge Station ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL With one of the world’s largest domes, St. Paul’s Cathedral is arguably one of the must-see church in London after Westminster Abbey. I recommend you take a visit inside. The admission grants visitors entry to the cathedral floor, crypt and the three galleries in the dome. Free using the London Pass (Regular rate: £18) ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL St. Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD Mon-Sat 8:30-16:30 TOWER OF LONDON Marvel at the world famous crown jewels! One of London’s most famous landmarks, the historic Tower, houses the Crown Jewels, the King’s Medieval chamber, the bloody torture chambers and the Kings’ Royal Armouries collection dating back to the 17th century. Note: The lines are long at the entrance to the crown jewels and you can’t take any photos. Spend at least 3 hours to enjoy all the attractions inside. Free using the London Pass (Regular rate: £19.30) TOWER OF LONDON Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB Tue – Sat: 9:00- 17:30 Sun – Mon: 10:00am – 17:30 Underground: Tower Hill (Circle District)
DAY 4: HARRY POTTER STUDIO TOUR (OPTIONAL) Potterheads, rejoice! Dive into the making of Harry Potter through the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour and partake in this magical adventure inside. Plus, you’ll be able to see the sets, costumes and props from all eight Harry Potter films. (Entrance: £ 74) ⚡️Book Here: [Klook Original] Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter Ticket with Round Trip Train Tickets The iconic shot! Visit Platform 9 3/4 and start your wizardly adventure as you hop on the Hogwarts Express train. Butter Beer, anyone? Walk through the colorful shops of the bustling Diagon Alley, visit the brand new Gringotts Wizarding Bank or dare set foot in the forbidden forest. To make this deal even sweeter, this comes with round trip train tickets to take you between the London Euston and Watford Junction Rail Stations, so you do not have to worry about finding a ride to take you between the city and the studio. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London Studio Tour Dr, Watford WD25 7LR, United Kingdom Tip: The studio is very far, so make sure to allow one whole day for the tour. Advance booking is a must because they don’t allow walk-ins. ⚡️Book Here (Klook it!): • London Eye Ticket • Stonehenge, Windsor Castle & Bath Day Trip • London Pass with 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour • [Klook Original] Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter Ticket with Round Trip Train Tickets P.S. Before you leave Manila, make sure to grab a WiFi hotspot unit that supports international data roaming. CherryRoam #UltimateTravelWiFiPartner allows you to connect online globally from over 120+ countries all over the world at local rates as low as Php 550 for 3 days in Europe/UK. CherryRoam provides up to 4G LTE connectivity, with a fast and stable internet connection at a very affordable price, which you can customize to your preference. For more information, visit www.cherryroam.com.ph. Mastercard promo: https://cherryroam.com.ph/mastercard-promo/ Europe rates: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwn4AVWlsNY/ Live an Awesome Life, ABI of Team Our Awesome Planet Disclosure: We were media guests of Klook. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions and insights.