Sygic Travel

London in One Day Itinerary

Discover all the highlights of London in just one day with this itinerary. You won't miss any of the world-famous tourist attractions. Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and lot more are all waiting to get acquainted with you.

Tripomatic recommends: Save more than £200 on your trip to London with the London Pass. Get free entry to over 60 of the best attractions and skip the lines to save time.

Don't forget to check out our Europe travel guide before you hit the road.

Things to do on this trip

Day 1

  • Buckingham Palace

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

  • Westminster Abbey

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Admiralty Arch

    This grand arch is a monument to Queen Victoria and will be transformed into a luxurious hotel. An impressive, splendid sight.

    The Admiralty arch becomes an important place during various ceremonies. When there is a royal ceremony such as wedding, funeral or coronation, the procession passes under the arch. Maybe you'll see one if you are lucky enough!

  • 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.

  • Covent Garden

    A popular shopping district where tourists swarm in crowds. Enjoy the special atmosphere of the place!

  • 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.

  • Tower of London

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

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