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3 Days in London: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, June 2015

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If you want big, you’ll go no bigger than London. The world’s tenacious financial center, London is known for its chaotic walkways, historic relics plundered from afar, ancient pubs, regal palaces, myriad accents, and endless nightlife.  Whatever your tastes are, you can satisfy them here, in London.

Day 1: See London

Want to attempt the impossible and see London in a day? You'll definitely need a guide. Trust in London’s famous black cab drivers; these super-cabbies are licensed by the city and given an exhaustive test to assure intimate knowledge with London’s labyrinthine lanes. Or just choose your own highlights on a hop-on hop-off tour. Whichever method you choose, don't miss St Paul's Cathedral, Big Ben, the South Bank, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, and a traditional English Tea Time.

Day 2: London Shopping and Touring

London doesn’t acquire the title of World’s Financial Centre and playground for the fashonista elite for nothing. Harrod’s, Oxford Circus, and Piccadilly Circus are all postcard London, with all the glamour and price-tags there involved, but if you’re looking for something with a more local flavor, try one of the many exciting markets. Among them are Portobello Road, famous for antiques and quirky odds 'n' ends (Saturdays); Borough Market, a Saturday must-do for foodies; and Camden Markets, open every day, with alternative fashions and hand-made crafts.

London has some of the world's best museums and galleries. Don't miss the Tate Modern, the British Museum, the National Gallery, or the Victoria and Albert Museum. And if it's a nice day, go for stroll along the Southbank of the Thames, or in one of London's wonderful parks: Hyde Park, Regent's Park, or Hampstead Heath.

Day 3: Day Trips Beyond

London could keep you occupied for weeks, but there are plenty of things to see and do beyond the city limits. Head from London to Windsor Castle (continuously occupied for nearly 1,000 years - a record), mysterious Stonehenge, and the Roman spas of genteel Bath. Or make a pilgrimage to Canterbury, Dover, and Leeds Castle. Stratford, birthplace of Shakespeare, has annual festivals and performances of the Bard's work nearly year-round. Or visit the famous universities at Oxford and Cambridge. Go even further afield: try haggis in Edinburgh or snails in Paris.

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Best Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 650 Reviews

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Harry Potter ™ film series with the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. Enjoy round-trip transport from central London to ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.11

Best Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony and Afternoon Tea

4.5 star rating: Recommended 134 Reviews

Enjoy three quintessential British experiences on a 4.5-hour royal London tour, combining the legendary Changing of the Guard ceremony with an audio tour of ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $137.47

London Eye and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 275 Reviews

Roll up, roll up. Get your combined tickets to two of London's top attractions: a trip on the London Eye and a Thames River sightseeing cruise. You'll save ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Day Pass

From USD $61.70

London East End Food Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 88 Reviews

Get to know the East End’s burgeoning food scene and its fascinating history on a 3.5-hour London walking tour. With a friendly local guide, explore the ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $78.34

WWII Historical Walking Tour in London: Churchill War Rooms and Westminster

4.5 star rating: Recommended 45 Reviews

Discover Westminster’s Second World War sights with a knowledgeable guide and visit the fascinating Churchill War Rooms, an underground network of bunkers that ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.61

Edinburgh's Chocolate Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Tempted by Edinburgh’s array of chocolatiers and confectioners but don’t know where to start? Head out on a 2.5-hour chocolate walking tour of the city, and ...  Read more

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $46.86

Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of London's Hidden Treasures

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

Take a private black taxi tour of London's top attractions and hidden treasures with a knowledgeable guide. This family-friendly tour takes you to all the ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.04

Tower of London and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 50 Reviews

Combine a visit to the Tower of London and a Thames River sightseeing cruise with this convenient one-day pass. You'll experience two of London's most popular ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Day Pass

From USD $62.49

Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 226 Reviews

Book your dinner at London's Hard Rock Cafe ahead of time and jump the queue. Don't waste time waiting in lines on vacation!

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.24

London Night Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 140 Reviews

Discover London after dark on a 1.5-hour night tour of the city. Traveling by double decker, see top London attractions lit up, including Big Ben, Westminster ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $28.12

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