Short guide To not get lost: 3 days in London
Who has never been in London? And who would like to go, or maybe go back?
London is so beautiful. London is fog and when you think the sun is gone, it goes up on the sky and blinds you. It’s a mix of languages, ethnicities, colors and sounds, normality and extravagance, joy and solemnity… A swarm of people who populate the streets of this city, which is a charm.
Here I created for you a guide to spend 3 days in London
All you need to spend 3 days in London
To move around:
For travel by public transport You can use the Visitor Oyster Card, it’s convenient and it’s easy to use.
To save money:
If you want to save money and skip queues, you can use the London Pass: You will have more than 60 attractions to access for free!
3 days in London: Day 1
Good morning! After a typical English breakfast, take the metro and go to Waterloo station.
From here in few minutes by walk, you will arrive at the famous London Eye. Remember to book your ticket in advance online (you’ll save time and money), take a tour of the Ferris wheel, now one of the symbols of London: seeing the city above, is really a spectacle!
After the tour, you cross the Times River trought the Westminster Bridge and going to the Palace of Parliament where you’ll find the magical Big Ben.
Here you will take a lot of wonderful pictures! After that, continue to Westminster Abbey, the most important religious monument in the city (free with the London Pass).
Now you can walk along Victoria Street and go to Buckingham Palace Road. (If you pass by here at the right timing you can see the change of the guard: at 11.30, every day from May to July, alternating days the rest of the year, if the weather permits).
If you’ve been lucky and the weather is nice, you can take a break eating lunch in the beautiful St Jame’s Park, which will allow you to still enjoy the view of Buckingham Palace.
After your break, walk down to Trafalgar Square. Stop to admire the beautiful square and the National Gallery overlooking it. Take some photos and continue to Piccadilly Circus, where every day a thousands of tourists and Londoners, walk.
Then take again the Metro from Piccadilly and in just two minutes (if you still want to walk, however, you will arrive on foot in around quarter of an hour) you will arrive in Covent Garden. Spend the evening here, one of the best known places in London, full of stalls, pubs and boutiques.
3 days in London: Day 2
Easily accessible from the homonymous Stop, St. Paul’s Cathedral offers a unique view of its dome, especially when viewed through the Millenniun Bridge. After some photographic shots, we will arrive at the wonderful Tate Modern, the most visited modern art museum in the world.
Alternatively, for the Shakespeare’s lovers, you can visit the Globe Theatre (free with the London Pass, open daily from 10.00 to 17.00 in winter and from 9.00 to 12.00 from late April to October).
Near to the London Bridge, there is the Borough market, the most important food market in London, which houses exotic fruit and vegetable stalls and numerous varieties of food.
In the afternoon, you can arrive at the Tower Hill Stop (less than 20 minutes) to go to the Tower of London (free with London Pass). Take some beautiful shots and also you have to photograph the beautiful Tower Bridge, the awesome symbol of London; After taking that, you can visit the Tower Bridge Exhibition, where you will discover the history of the world’s most famous bridge and where you surely will appreciate the breathtaking views. Strolling along the Tamigi River, you can finally finish you day in the Soho district.
3 days in London: Day 3
We cannot forget the British Museum, at the Tottenham Court Road Stop; My suggestion is going in the morning (hours 10.00-17.30).
The entrance to the museum, one of the biggest in the world, is free.
Some other good alternatives nearby, are the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Natural History Museum or the Science Museum, which are equally interesting!
We still have some times to take the metro and going to Piccadilly or Oxford Circus Stops, and take a shopping walk along Regent Street, Oxford Street and Carnaby Street! By 8pm (or 6pm on Sundays) I recommend the Harrod’s luxury department store; it is a must for anyone visiting London.
In alternative, you can spend this time at the Portobello Road market, accessible from the homonymous Metro Stop, in the elegant Notting Hill district: You certainly will appreciate the numerous stalls of Antiques, clothes, and street food; Always in this area, for the evening, we will find many pubs.
Also in the Camden Town Stop, on the Northern line (black line), you will find the homonymous market with about 10 million visitors per year; Here you will meet great variety of items, and you will also be able to eat well and spending little at the numerous food stalls.
They were really busy days and London needs a few more days to be discovered… If you want to add a little thing on your list, don’t miss to visit the famous museum, Madame Tussauds!
Enjoy Your time! 🙃
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