One of the best places to visit whenever you are in Europe, is, of course, London.
A place where the famous Buckingham Palace is located, the capital of England, and home of the Big Ben, London is considered as a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman Times. They offer visitors thousands of places to visit, such as museums, royal palaces, beautiful parks, historical sites, world-class theatres, and so many more than you can imagine. (Related: 9 Best Things To Do Alone In London)
Given the place as one of the world’s largest and most exciting city, it can be a little overwhelming planning your trip here. Especially for first-time visitors, it can be a hassle making sure that your trip can keep up with the itinerary you planned with the limited amount of time you have. But don’t worry! We have created a proposed a “3 days in London” itinerary that will make your short visit in London worth it.
So before we start giving you the ultimate guide for a perfect 72-hour London Itinerary, we recommend first that you book a luxury chauffeur service ahead of time to assist you in your London trip. With all the fantastic places and fun things to do in London that we will be proposing below, going from one place to another can be tiring and stressful.
One way to make sure you have a memorable and joyous “3 days in London” tour is to have someone who will ensure you have a comfortable and seamless transit. So it’s only ideal that you get yourself a personal chauffeur to drive you wherever you wish to go.
Not only your chauffeur will transport you to all the places you would like to get to, but they will also act as your personal assistant during your whole trip.
Day 1 in London
Start your day before 10 am, the perfect time for a bright and early day. For your first day, we recommend you go for a stroll through the park heading south to Wellington Arch. You can then go to Marble Arch and explore the popular Hyde Park. From there, it’s a must to get to the forecourt of Buckingham Palace to witness the famous ceremony of Changing of the Guard.
Note: you need to be aware of the exact time this takes place or better yet check the dates first before heading to Buckingham Palace.
Once you’re done, your next sight should be the city’s main symbols; the Big Ben and the meeting place for both the House of Commons and the House of Lords – Westminster Palace. Just make sure that you head towards the River Thames once you’re done on the abbey.
From there, you’ll get to Westminster Bridge, where you’ll arrive at the London Eye. Considered as the fourth biggest Ferris wheel in the world, this is the best way for you to enjoy the best views of the city. Also called the Millennium Wheel, the ride takes up to 30 minutes and travels at a speed of 0.6 miles per hour.
And what a better thing to do after your exciting ride at the London Eye than to have a quick bite for snacks from food stop and restaurants nearby.
Since it’ll be too late to see any other attractions, for your last stop before ending the day’s itinerary, we suggest you head to Knightsbridge and walk to Harrods. It’s a world-famous department store where you can shop for great finds in London and spend a couple of hours before heading back to your hotel.
Day 2 in London
For the second day, we recommend you start it by visiting the Tower of London. This is considered Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of the Tower of London. And since your visit here will take you most of the morning, putting it on top of your list for today’s itinerary is the best option.
After your tower visit, you’ll have to cross the Tower Bridge for you to reach the south bank of the River Thames. Here is where you’ll find the City Hall, and if you go a little further you’ll also find the warship HMS Belfast. HMS Belfast is a town-class light cruiser that was built for the royal navy but now is permanently considered as a ship museum. Since these two landmarks are too big of their own, you won’t be able to visit them inside. But you can leave it for your second visit to London.
Your next destination will be Camden Town. This town is considered as one of London’s most striking and authentic neighbourhoods. They have plenty of shops and stalls where you can also find international street food stands. A perfect stop by for snacks or souvenir shopping.
Our next destination will be at the British Museum. Located in the Bloomsbury area of London, this is considered as one of the world’s famous museums. It’s a public institution dedicated to human history, arts, and museum.
And of course, what a better way to end your cultural day trip than by visiting the two most important shopping streets; Oxford Street and Regent Street. They offer plenty of restaurants and theatres that you can choose from. But the day does not end there yet, if you head to Oxford street and then to Regent street, you’ll be able to drop by Piccadilly Circus, one of London’s best-known squares where you can have your dinner. Or if you’re feeling oriental menu, you can head to the nearby Chinatown where you’ll find dozens of authentic Chinese restaurants.
Day 3 in London
Our last day itinerary starts in the UK’s leading city, St. Paul’s Cathedral. Located on Ludgate Hill, this is considered the cathedral of the bishops of London and serves as the mother church of the Diocese of London. When you’re here, you can visit the crypt or climb the cathedral’s dome.
For your next destination, get off at Charing Cross until you arrive at Trafalgar Square, one of London’s most vibrant and distinguished squares. Here, you can enjoy sight-seeing museums, galleries, cultural spaces and historic buildings.
When you’re done taking photos while roaming around the place, head to the neoclassical building called as the National Gallery, one of UK’s most important and well-known museums that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history.
And for our last stop, you can walk heading northeast until you reach the charming neighbourhood of Covent Garden, a shopping and entertainment hub in London’s West End. This place conveys car-free Piazza, fashion stores, craft stalls at the Apple Market, and Royal Opera House. If you were not able to shop any souvenir or you still crave to buy more, this is the best place to enjoy your remaining time and money before ending your London trip and heading back to the airport.
In this “3 Days in London” ultimate guide, it only shows how London is a city with infinite attractions and things to see. So, how many of these attractions would be on your London itinerary?
A Luxury Chauffeur Car Company – Reliably on time, every time.
My London Chauffeurs is a well-established company which has been providing luxury cars and chauffeurs for many years. Our drivers are very well trained and have expert knowledge of the London area. You can hire our services for longer periods or even for your whole stay in the UK. We offer a premium service which is flexible, reliable, and discreet, and our representatives speak many different languages to ensure that each client is comfortable with their service.