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- 1 One Day London Itinerary At A Glance
- 2 A 1 day London Sightseeing Itinerary | How to Tour London In One Day
- 2.1 Walking Tour Map For London
- 2.2 9 am | Start The Day With A Hearty Breakfast In Covent Garden.
- 2.3 What To Bring
- 2.4 11 am | Walk The Mall To Buckingham Palace
- 2.5 1 pm Walk Along Westminister Bridge To Get A Close Up Of London Eye
- 2.6 2.30 pm Walk Across Millennium Bridge To Explore St Paul’s Cathedral
- 2.7 4 pm Check Out London’s Famous City Market – Borough Market
- 2.8 5 pm Walk Across Tower Bridge To See Tower Of London
- 2.9 7 pm Chill and Relax With A Cocktail – After Exploring London’s Main Sights –
- 3 Best Time To Visit London
- 4 Getting Around London
- 5 Staying Beyond One 1 Day In London? – Where To Stay In London
One Day London Itinerary At A Glance
- Breakfast In Covent Garden
- Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace
- Big Ben and the London Eye
- Southbank Market and Skate Park
- Tate Modern and Switch House
- St Pauls Cathedral
- Borough Market
- Tower Bridge and London Bridge
- Take in views from the Shard and grab a cocktail.
A 1 day London Sightseeing Itinerary | How to Tour London In One Day
Below you also have a map to help you navigate the city place you must see in London in 1 day. You can also click on with previews of what you will see and do along this guide. Also, look out for a guide to shopping in London as well as all the best markets you need to check out when you visit London as well as where to stay when you visit London.
I will be covering all budgets for that so make sure you Subscribe so your don’t posts when they publish. For those that may have more time or prefer a guided tour of London then check out Viator Toursand Get You Guide for not only one day London itinerary style tours but ones that also include day trips out of London.
Tours help maximise your time especially if you want to tips on how to see London in one day. They take you through all the highlights and if you have a second day to play with you can revisit some spots and spend more time in places you liked the best.
Walking Tour Map For London
9 am | Start The Day With A Hearty Breakfast In Covent Garden.
What To Bring
11 am | Walk The Mall To Buckingham Palace
Trafalgar Squarehas many historical features. From statues and fountains all dating back to the 1800s. Also, a great place for people watching.
Buckingham Palace is the London residence and HQ of the reigning monarch of the UK. Also, a great place for a selfie as the backdrops are just a treat for the eyes.
Big Ben – The Palace of Westminister. Big Ben is used to describe the tower, the clock and the bell, but Big Ben is in fact the Elizabeth Tower. Big Ben is the name of the Great Bell.
1 pm Walk Along Westminister Bridge To Get A Close Up Of London Eye
London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on Southbank. It’s also known as the Millennium Wheel. It’s the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel with 360 degrees of London views. They do 2FOR1 tickets on certain days.
Southbank Skate Park is the unofficial skateboarding venue dating back to the 70’s. A great spot to stop for a few minutes and watch the skaters as they fought a hard fight to keep this place when the government tried to tear it apart and put shops up.
Tate Modern is a modern art gallery. It’s also Britain’s national gallery for international modern art. Entrance is free. There are cafes and beautiful art inside, not to mention a great view of St Pauls Cathedral from the second-floor cafe.
2.30 pm Walk Across Millennium Bridge To Explore St Paul’s Cathedral
Millennium Bridge is a suspension bridge for pedestrianc crossing over the River Thames. It links Bankside with the City of London. It also links St Pauls Cathedral on the Northbank with Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe.
St Paul’s Cathedral is London’s most famous sight. It has dominated the city’s skyline for over 300 years. At 365 feet high it was also the tallest building in London between 1710 and 1962. Its also the second largest church building in the UK after Liverpool Cathedral.
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is a theatre associated with William Shakespeare. The originally theatre built by Shakespeare’s playing company was destroyed by a fire and was then rebuilt and closed in 1613 and 1642. A modern reconstruction of the site was opened on the original site of the theatre and now named Shakespeare’s Globe.
4 pm Check Out London’s Famous City Market – Borough Market
Borough Market is London’s oldest food market and is breeming with mouth-watering range of foods. From Italian cheeses, Spanish foods, Indian and good old British fish and chips. It’s always lively and come evening you have city slickers talking business over glasses of wine in and around the bars and pubs that circle the market.
Tower Bridge is a combination of bascule and suspension bridge built between 1886 and 1894. One of London’s most iconic Bridges and no visit to the city is complete without a stop to see this bridge. If you are in Luck you may also see it open for boats to pass through. If you have more time you can also check out the new attraction.
Tower of London is a historic castle located on the Northbank of the Thames. Build by William the Conquerer. It was then used as a prison between 1100 and 1952. A stop here will have you discover the importance of the crown jewels to the monachy and the role Tower of London plays in protecting crown treasures.
5 pm Walk Across Tower Bridge To See Tower Of London
7 pm Chill and Relax With A Cocktail – After Exploring London’s Main Sights –
Best Time To Visit London
Getting Around London
How To Get To London From The Airport
The city is easily accessible from the airports. You can get to central London from Heathrow within 1 hour by underground and much less via the Heathrow Express. Gatwick also has express trains from Victoria and Thameslink line. I have a detailed post on how to get from the airports to central London.
Staying Beyond One 1 Day In London? – Where To Stay In London