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3 Days in London Trip Plan

Are you going to spend 3 days in London? Then this itinerary is a great fit for you. You'll see all the best London attractions A to Z. With Tripomatic, you'll make the most of your 3 days in London.

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About this trip

Once you arrive in London, start your first day at the true heart of the city – Trafalgar Square. The most famous tourist attractions follow on your itinerary: London Eye, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. You can finish your day in one of the great museums. Take a little rest from the lively city on the second day, head to the Windsor Castle and take a walk in the Greewich Park afterwards. On the third day, your London itinerary takes you to the landmarks in the center again: the Tower with Tower Bridge next to it and St. Paul's Cathedral.

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Things to do on this trip

Day 1

  • Trafalgar Square

    Trafalgar Square is the largest square in London. With all the cultural events taking place here, it is often considered the heart of the city.

  • National Gallery

    The gallery holds a collection of over 2,600 pieces – no wonder it is one of the most visited in the world. Come here for classic art.

  • Nelson's Column

    Nelson’s Column is the tall monument that dominates Trafalgar Square. It was built in the early 1840s to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, one of Britain's best-loved heroes. His most famous battle was the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, in which he defeated Napoleon and the French and Spanish fleets, but which cost him his life.

    Nelson’s Column proudly stands over 169 ft (51 m) tall and has surveyed the scene in Trafalgar Square for 170 years. It has been the site of many protests and is ranked as one of London's greatest landmarks.

  • London Eye

    Come for a ride on Europe's largest Ferris wheel. The views from the top are simply fabulous, especially at night.

  • Houses of Parliament

    The elaborate Palace of Westminster is home to the House of Commons and House of Lords. Come see the political life of the UK.

  • Big Ben

    The most famous bell in Europe, perhaps even the world, Big Ben is one of the iconic landmarks of London. The tower is the third largest bell tower in the world and is over 150 years old. It was recently renamed Elizabeth Tower as a tribute to Queen Elizabeth's 60 y­ears’ of reign.

    Part of Westminster Palace, it was designed in the Neo-Gothic style. There is no elevator, but 334 steps lead to the top; however tours are only available to British nationals who organize a trip through their Member of Parliament.

    The skyline in this part of London is spectacular, so taking pictures of Big Ben with the London Eye in the background is very popular.

  • Westminster Abbey

    A magnificent sight and an important commemoration site. More impressive from outside than within.

  • St. James's Park

    London's oldest royal park. Small but marvellous – go for a walk and meet the squirrels and pelicans!

    Take a moment and relish the beautiful view of London's landmarks from the Blue Bridge spanning the St James's Park Lake. There are also some remarkable places in the park itself, including the Tiffany Fountain or Queen Victoria Memorial.

    Avid birdwatchers will have a great time on the Duck Island, which is home to at least 17 bird species.

  • Buckingham Palace

    The majestic palace is the official residence of British monarchs. A must-see – do not miss the Changing the Guard ceremony!

  • The Mall

    Long and broad promenade lined by tall leafy trees serves for ceremonial occasions. Closed to traffic on Sundays. Enjoy!

    When the United Kingdom receives a state visit, the monarch and the visitor take a ride on this street which is decorated by flags of both states. The famous London Marathon finishes here, too. If you manage to visit the road at the time of one of these events, it will be an unforgettable experience.

  • Piccadilly Circus

    A famous road junction & public space in London's West End famous for neon signs, the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain and the statue of Eros.

  • Chinatown London

    Explore the restaurants, bakeries, night clubs and enjoy the great atmosphere of Chinatown. Well worth a visit.

    If you happen to be in London at the time of the Chinese New Year, head to Chinatown for the largest celebration of this event outside Asia.

    However, there are also things to do all year around. Chinatown is home to around 80 restaurants, many of them serving authentic Chinese and Asian cuisine. You have a lot of dining places to choose from!

    While walking around Chinatown, you can find several blue plaques, commemorating famous people and events.

  • Oxford Street

    With approximately 300 shops, Oxford Street is Europe's busiest shopping street and is home to a number of major department stores and many flagship stores. If shopping is your thing, then the shopping district it forms with Regent Street and Bond Street is sure to delight you!

    Located in the West End of London, the street is about 1.5 mi (2.5 km) long and used to be part of the London-Oxford road. It actually follows the route of a Roman road that linked Hampshire with Colchester.

    The area can be very busy with shoppers and tourists and gets quite polluted by the number of buses running along it. Christmas is a particularly busy and particularly pretty time on Oxford Street as, since 1959, it has been decorated with festive lights each year, usually switched on by a celebrity.

Day 2

  • Windsor Castle

    This medieval castle is one of United Kingdom's iconic sights and a weekend home for the Queen.

    While entering the area of the castle, you will undergo an airport-style security check. Try reducing the amount of items you bring to pass the check quickly. You will be asked to check in some items such as luggage, pushchairs or scissors.

    Eating and drinking is not allowed in the castle. Photography and filming is allowed in some areas.

  • Eton College

    This boarding school for boys from 13 to 18 is considered to be one of the most prestigious places of education in Great Britain.

  • Cutty Sark

    The historic tea clipper located in dry dock in Greenwich is the part of the National Historic Fleet.

  • National Maritime Museum

    If you want to familiarize yourself with the history of the British navy and the whole Europe, come to this museum with many remarkable artefacts!

  • Greenwich Meridian Line

    If you want to stand on two hemispheres at the same time, visit this place where the meridian divides the Earth!

    The prime meridian with longitude 0º is the reference line for the Greenwich Mean Time. It means that every new year starts at this line!

    While in the area, visit the surrounding museum and learn more about the Universe, astronomy and the meridian line itself.

  • Royal Observatory, Greenwich

    The Royal Observatory has played an important role in astronomical science. The view of London is priceless here.

Day 3

  • St. Paul's Cathedral

    An enormous white cathedral and London's highest point. Do not miss this famous sight with its elaborate interiors and crypts.

  • Millennium Bridge

    London Millennium Footbridge, a steel suspension bridge for pedestrians crossing the River Thames in London, known for its innovative design.

  • Tate Modern

    A phenomenally successful modern and contemporary art gallery housed in a former power station. Well worth a visit!

    If you are carrying any bags, briefcases or umbrellas, you may need to leave them at the cloakroom. Large bags and suitcases must be left there, too.

    There is a café and a restaurant in the gallery, where you can refresh yourself. You can also find three shops selling books, gifts and more.

  • Globe Theatre

    The modern replica of the theatre where some of Shakespeare's plays were staged for the first time. Book your tickets ahead.

  • London Bridge

    A fairly new concrete and steel bridge standing at the site where a number of bridges stood in the past. Very nice when illuminated at night.

    This bridge connects the historic City of London with the artistic Bankside. You have a chance to compare and contrast these two areas.

    You can also take a boat at the London Bridge pier, cruise the River Thames and view London from a unique and new perspective.

  • The Monument to the Great Fire of London

    Commemorates the 1666 fire. There is a viewing platform on the top – a great opportunity to snap some photos!

  • Tower of London

    Also known as Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, the former prison complex is now home to the Crown Jewels.

  • St. Katharine Docks

    Ships used to anchor here in the past. Now, this area is a great place to spend your time thanks to the various facilities around.

  • Tower Bridge

    This fascinating bridge is one of London's icons. The views from top are amazing and it's quite a sight to see the bridge open for ships, too.

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