Best London  5 Day Itinerary

by Vero

Recommendations for Your Trip to London

– Get an Oyster card. Load it with a minimum of £10, and swipe it on the metro and buses.

– Explore London on foot and wear comfortable, waterproof shoes.

Consider the all-inclusive London Pass for your trip, providing access to various attractions.

Tip: Join Free Activities

We joined three free tours in London, while my sister and aunt embarked on an additional Thames riverside tour. They had a fantastic experience!

Day 1 in London, the Essentials

– Plan your first day in London based on your arrival time.

– Allocate approximately two hours to travel from the airport to downtown.

– Consider taking a FREE walking tour of London's iconic sights or booking a guided tour to explore the city.

Day 2 in London

Option 1: Visit Halkin Mews, Wilton Crescent, and Peggy Porschen's for Instagrammable spots. See Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and London Eye at night.

Option 2: Explore SOHO after Harrods, enjoy a cookie at Creme, dine in Chinatown, and visit Carnaby St.

Day 3 in London

– Enjoy a good breakfast at Hampton by Hilton Waterloo (included).

– Join the free tour of old London at 11:00 (Tower Hill Metro).

– After the tour, grab a bite to eat and consider visiting the Sky Garden.

Day 4 in London

– Visit Sky Garden at 10:45 AM, and bring your ID for the security check.

– The Shard is a paid alternative for higher city views.

– Covent Garden highlights: Neal's Yard, Market, Opera House, pubs, and restaurants.

Day 5 in London

– Get recommendations from the free tour for less crowded Guard views.

– Arrive at Buckingham Palace two hours early for a good spot.

– Witness part of the guard leaving from St James's Palace.

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