London trip planner & Top 10 Lists

Here are some example itineraries and Top 10 lists to give you a few holiday ideas. The day plans include a wide variety of attractions with some some choices built into them, so you can swap out any that you don’t like. A good rule-of-thumb is to try and visit three attractions each day. Four is just about doable if you rush, or if the final place stays open late.

Trip Planner

One of the best bits about going on holiday is planning it. That’s where our London trip planner comes in… 1) Bookmark your favourite places Click the Add to planner buttons in our attractions, events, hotels, pubs, restaurants and train journey sections to bookmark your favourites. Then click one of the ‘Your itinerary’ links or View itinerary 2) Personalise your itinerary Guests can use the itinerary, but if you register as a member you’ll be able to add a title, an intro paragraph, and your own comments under each attraction 3) Ask for some feedback Once you’ve created an itinerary a link will appear to post it on the forum where we can give you some feedback

Top 10 lists

Top 25: London Bucket List

Here’s our big list of attractions that every tourist should try and visit when they come to London. This ultimate bucket list contains 25 must-see attractions – which is more than enough to fill up an entire week.

Top 10 most visited attractions

Here are the Top 10 most visited attractions in London. Be aware that the most popular places also tend to have the largest queues and the highest prices!

Top 10 kid’s attractions

Trying to plan a family holiday isn’t easy. That’s where this list comes in, because 99% of the country’s kids should enjoy the attractions we’re recommended here.

Top 10 free attractions

There are enough free museums, galleries, parks, parades and high viewing spots for a tourist to spend a whole week in London without spending any money.

Top 10 places to take a photo

Here are the ten most popular places for tourists to take a photo. You can’t come to London and not get some selfies to impress your friends and families back home.

Top 10 London landmarks

There are enough landmarks in London for a list three times this size, but here are the ten best. You can read about the rest of them in our city guide.

Top 10 art galleries

London has some of the finest art galleries in the world. Here’s our pick of the ten best that art lovers should try and visit – half of which are completely free.

Top 10 museums

Whether you’re interested in the monarchy, the military, or ancient civilisations, London has probably got a museum devoted to it. Here’s our pick of the ten best.

Top 10 historic sites

London’s history goes all the way back to the Romans, and we’ve still got lots of medieval and Tudor buildings still standing. Here’s a list of our favourite places.

Top 10 parks and gardens

Some people bring their kids to London, and some bring their dogs. If you fancy a walk in one of London’s beautiful public parks then try these places first.

Top 10 annual events

Here’s a guide to best sporting and seasonal events that take place in London every year, and the best pomp and pageantry parades like Trooping the Colour.

Top 10 day trips

If you’re staying here for a while then you’ll probably have time for a day trip outside of London. We’re ranked the best places to help you make your choice.

Example holiday itineraries

London in one day

If you’re only visiting London for one day then you’ll want to do some speedy sightseeing and try and cram in as many famous landmarks as possible.

London in one day (with kids)

If you’re taking your children to London for a day then preferably you need a few good attractions that are close together. Here are some ideas for a happy day.

London in two days

If you’re coming to London over­night or at the weekend then you’ll have more time to see the sights and can enter a few of the most famous tourist attractions.

London in two days (with kids)

Here’s a couple of family-friendly itineraries we’ve put together especially for parents who are bringing their young children to London for two days.

London in three days

We recommend that you spend a minimum of three days in London if you want time to see all the best sights and do some shopping without having to rush around.

London in four days

Four days is an ideal length for a holiday in London. You can see everything worth seeing, take a bus or a boat trip, see a show, and do some shopping as well.

London in five days

Five days will give you plenty of time to see all the landmarks and attractions in London, and then squeeze a day-trip on to the end of your itinerary.

London in six days

Spending six days in London will allow you to include a day-trip to somewhere like Stonehenge. Or how about visiting the beautiful towns of Oxford or Cambridge?

London in a week

Seven days is ample time to do everything. You can see all of the sights, visit all of the attractions, and see absolutely everything that London has to offer.
Top 10 Best annual events in London If you’re in London at the right time then you might be able to see a big event like Trooping the Colour or Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
Beethovens Missa Solemnis The Bach Choir and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will be giving a performance of Beethoven's Mass In D at the Royal Festival Hall
Un Ballo In Maschera: Giuseppe Verdi Opera Holland Park is putting on a production of Verdi's opera about a baleful prophecy and murderous love triangle
Learn about magic at the Magic Circle HQ Discover the history of magic at The Magic Circle Experience, which takes place at the Magic Circle's own headquarters.
Review Tate Modern If you were lousy at school then you did art. If you were lousy at art as well then they sat you down at the back of the class and got you going on some hand prints or potato prints, or thos…
Review BFI IMAX cinema Do you remember all the toys and little stickers we used to get in cereal boxes every time a big movie came out. I used to pick my cereal by which one had the better stickers in it. As soon…
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