A Three-Day Adventure in the Heart of England
Day 1: Arrival and Exploring Piccadilly Circus
Welcome to London, the vibrant city that effortlessly blends history, culture, and modernity! Begin your adventure by checking into your accommodation in the bustling Piccadilly Circus neighborhood. This central location will be your perfect base for exploring the city.
Once settled, kick-start your London exploration with a Big Bus Tour. Hop aboard the iconic red double-decker bus and embark on a journey through the city’s iconic landmarks. From the magnificent Buckingham Palace to the majestic Tower Bridge, you’ll get a comprehensive overview of London’s rich history and architectural wonders. The Big Bus is worth doing because you can literally do all the sightseeing spots in two days.
As evening falls, head to Soho, a neighboring district known for its eclectic dining scene. Indulge in a delectable meal at one of the many international eateries, or opt for a traditional British pub experience. Don’t miss out on trying some classic fish and chips or enjoying a pint of local ale.
Day 2: Immerse in History and Culture
Fuel up with a hearty breakfast and get ready for a day of immersing yourself in London’s history and culture. Start your day with a visit to the iconic British Museum, home to an impressive collection of art and artifacts from around the world. Marvel at the Rosetta Stone and explore the Egyptian mummies exhibit.
Afterward, take a short walk to Covent Garden, a vibrant area known for its street performers, boutique shops, and trendy cafes. Grab a quick bite for lunch at one of the charming eateries or indulge in a traditional afternoon tea experience at a nearby tea room. Another good option near Covent Garden is Neal’s Yard, it’s a market place full of shopping, food, and colorful streets.
In the afternoon, make your way to the South Bank and take a leisurely stroll along the River Thames. Enjoy breathtaking views of the cityscape and visit renowned landmarks such as the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern art gallery. End the day with a visit to the iconic London Eye, where you can take in panoramic views of the city from the dizzying heights.
Day 3: Royal London and Culinary Delights
On your final day, immerse yourself in the grandeur of Royal London. Start with a visit to the historic Tower of London, where you can explore the Crown Jewels and learn about the intriguing tales of the tower’s past. We were there the week before King Charle’s coronation, some of the jewels were “in-use”, regardless, the jewels on display were impressive and held so much history! Be sure to catch the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, a quintessential London experience.
For a taste of London’s culinary scene, head to Borough Market, a food lover’s paradise. Explore the vibrant stalls offering a wide array of artisanal products, street food, and international delicacies. Grab a delicious lunch, and if time allows, embark on a Thames River cruise to enjoy picturesque views while savoring your meal. If you purchase the BigBus tour, you have the option to add the river cruise. You’ll board next to the London Eye and drop off at the Tower of London.
In the evening, explore the trendy Shoreditch neighborhood, known for its hip cafes, street art, and vibrant nightlife. Enjoy a fusion dinner at one of the area’s trendy eateries, followed by drinks at a rooftop bar, where you can soak in the stunning views of London’s skyline.
London truly offers a plethora of experiences that cater to every taste and interest. From its historic landmarks to its thriving food scene, this city is a treasure trove waiting to be explored. Embrace the charm and energy of London during your three-day adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Additional information from our trip in April, 2023:
Hotel: Zedwell Piccadilly Circus
Tour Bus: BigBus London – I recommend you book it there. You’ll need to go online or download their app, meet at the first stop to purchase tickets. Tripadvisor wasn’t able to pull our reservation.
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Farm Girl Notting Hill
26 Grains in Neal’s Yard
Farm Girl Notting Hill
Walk around Regent Street
Thames River Cruise
Churchill Arms Bar
St. Dunstan in the East Church Garden
Queen Elizabeth Gate in Hyde Park
Houses of Parliament
Westminster Abbey —(Reserve)
St Paul’s Cathedral —(Reserve)
Kew Gardens — beautiful!(Reserve)
The London Eye —(Reserve)
Tower of London and Crown Jewels Exhibition —(Reserve)
Harry Potter Studio Tour