London in 3 days, plus a couple of day trips out of town
In our opinion, London is the greatest city in the world. The museums, the theatres, the history, there is truly something for everyone!
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Europe2 days / July 2019
Highs & Lows
The free museums are among the best in the world.
Not the cheapest city in the world, London can also be VERY busy in summer
Doing London justice in 3 days is a challenge, but we have written a whistle stop itinerary that takes in all the main highlights for day 1.
For day 2 we've listed some museum recommendations. London has many many museums, but in our opinion these are the best.
For day 3, we've suggested some further afield options in the city where you can get out of the centre and really explore the different neighbourhoods of London, from pastel coloured Portobello Road to historic Greenwich.
We've also suggested some easy day trips out of London, all very accessible by train and a fabulous way to extend your trip and explore the best of Britain.
Q & A
What would you have changed?
We would have maybe made the trip 4 days long so that we could have split day one into two, it was A LOT of pavement pounding!
Anything go wrong during the trip?
Be prepared for changeable weather, this is Britain after all! We've been caught out a few times, so always pack an umbrella.
What tips would you give a friend?
If you have a contactless card you can use it on the underground and buses. It will cap each day, the same as an Oyster Card (travel pass by Transport for London). You can also buy an Oyster Card, but you will need to keep topping it up.
Your camera! London has some of the most iconic landmarks in the world. And layers, British weather is fickle.
Make the most of the London Underground (or "the Tube"), it runs frequently and covers the whole city. Also a lot of central London is very walkable!
While walking to the Tower of London. we stumbled upon the gorgeous St Dunstan in the East. It's a ruined church, partly destroyed during the Blitz of WWII, now a lush green overgrown oasis.