London Itinerary 6 Days
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6 Days in London Vacation Guide
London is a city for everyone. Be it a connoisseur of architecture or a lover of art, this city beguiles one and all. While it has monuments dating back centuries, it also has state-of-the-art buildings that will leave you awestruck. The palaces here give you a glimpse of the royalty enjoyed by the crown. Museums are one of the best places to admire art. The many clubs and pubs in the city make its nightlife much happening. Since London has a plethora of places to visit, it would take many days to thoroughly explore the capital of England. 6 days in London are just right to take in all that the city has to offer. Here is an itinerary which will give you an idea of how to go around wondering in London.
What to see in London in 6 days?
Day 1 In London
Let your first day in London be all about exploring the Westminster neighborhood which is marked with numerous iconic and popular buildings. You may opt for a hop-on-hop-off bus that is quite favorite in London. With many attractions to visit in Westminster, you’ll have to plan your day well. Let your first stop in the neighborhood be Westminster Abbey. This abbey dates back thousands of years and is considered to be one of the oldest church in the world. Then make your way to St James Park. Spread over a vast land 50 acres, this is one of the Royal Park in London. It is beautified by flower beds and is home to a large lake. Next head towards Buckingham Palace. People are allowed to tour this palace only during specified weeks. So you’ll have to take a look at the schedule before your visit. Else, you may admire the regal palace from the outside. You may also get to see the Changing of The Queen’s Guard Ceremony if you arrive at the palace at the right time. The palace estate has a couple of attractions that are open to the public all year round. These include two museums, namely Royal Mews and Queen’s Gallery. Then have a quick lunch at one of the fine restaurants in the area. You may spend the remaining time of your day by visiting a few of these attractions - St. James Palace, Trafalgar Square, Parliament Square and House of Parliament, and the Westminster Bridge. End your day on a high note by visiting a bar or a club to get the taste of London’s nightlife.
Day 2 In London
On your second day in London, start off by visiting the Tower of London which is a historic castle and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then opt for a Thame Cruise which would allow you to access the water of the tranquil river and allow you to see the city by the banks. Then visit HMS Belfast which is a museum ship. The ship served in between 1939 to 1963 and then was permanently moored on River Thames and turned into a museum ship in 1971. You may enjoy a quick bite at the small cafe here. Then it is time to visit the iconic London Bridge and Tower Bridge. These are also the most visited tourist's attractions in the city. The remaining time of the day will be spent in exploring the Westminster neighborhood again. Your first stop here will be the Churchill War Rooms. Then make a beeline for the London Dungeon which is an interactive attraction, giving you a glimpse of London’s dark history. At the end of the day, you must visit the London Eye. This is Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel, treating you to sweeping views of the beautiful city.
Day 3 In London
Let the first stop on your third day in London by the British Museum. Started in 1753, this huge museum has an extensive collection of about 8 million exhibits. Then visit another museum named the London Transport Museum. Here, you will get to know about London’s transport system and its progress in the past 200 years. Later head towards Covent Garden which is marked with a number of cafes and restaurants where you can have a delicious lunch. Your next stop of the day is St Paul’s Cathedral. Once the tallest building in London, it can still be seen from many parts of the city. Depending upon your interest, you may next visit either the Museum of London which will give you an insight into London’s history or Tate Modern which is the largest international art gallery in the UK. Then walk to the Shakespeare Globe which is a famous theater in London. You may end your day by catching a show here or even decide to go clubbing all night.
Day 4 In London
On your fourth day head out of London to visit the Windsor Castle. This would prove to be a day trip since Windsor castle is located some 23 miles away from the center of the city. It would take around 40-50 minutes to drive to Windsor Castle. Start early morning to avoid crowds flocking to the castle. Windsor castle dates back to 11th century, although much of its staterooms were designed in the 19th century. The castle continues to be the residence of the British Royal family. Known to be the largest and continuously occupied royal residence in the world, this place offers a lot to its visitors. A few of its prime features include St George’s Chapel from the 15th century, Queen Mary’s Doll’s House, and the State Apartments. Exploring the entire estate will certainly occupy the first half of your day. Then have a quick lunch and head towards the Camden Borough of London. Here, you will spend time visiting the Camden Market, the London’s Zoo, and The Regent’s Park. If you have time on your hands, you may visit Madame Tussauds at the end of the day.
Day 5 In London
Reserve your 5th day in London to explore the Kensington district. Let your first stop here be the Kensington Palace. The palace has served as the British Royal residence since the 17th century. After touring the palace, you must explore the Kensington Gardens. Later, have a filling lunch and head towards the Royal Albert Hall. Opened in 1871, this is a spectacular performance venue, one that would leave you awestruck. Opt for a guided tour of the hall. Next, make your way towards Victoria & Albert Museum to admire art. This museum houses about 2 million objects and is said to be the largest decorative art and design museum in the world. Spend the remaining time of the day shopping in the Kensington area.
Day 6 In London
Make the most of your last day in London by exploring the Greenwich borough. This area is also packed with a number of attractions. These include the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Park, Royal Observatory Greenwich, and Greenwich Market. If you have enough time, you may also tour the Cutty Sark British clipper ship and visit the Old Royal Naval College. Since it is your last day in London, you must taste its nightlife. Catch up one of the many shows or performances held in this vibrant city and end your 6 days and 5 nights in London on a high note.
This 6-day London itinerary is just right to explore every nook and corner of the city. Refer to it when you plan to visit the capital of England.
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Which Off/On Bus tour would you recommend doing to get a good overview of the major places to see in London? I'm seeing mixed revues and none of them are very current. Will be in London July 2020Answer Report Abuse
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There seem to be very interesting guided tours of Highgate Cemetery. How do I find and book them?Answer Report Abuse