This time around, I wanted to see it all! Two days back in 2012 was definitely not enough, so I decided to double it. We arrived on my birthday, February 16th, and spent 4 days exploring one of my favorite cities in the world. Our last day in England we decided to take a day trip up to Oxford, but I could have spent that day walking around London as well.
If you’re Type A like me, you probably make Excel spreadsheets or use Google Sheets to create your itinerary (down to the hour) and then share them with everyone involved. I know I’m not the only one that does that, and I’m also a huge fan of making custom Google Maps.
While we had to tweak a couple of things around due to jet lag, we pretty much stuck to the itinerary. I would love to call myself “spontaneous” (sometimes I am), but for the most part, I love having a plan. I love being efficient while I travel, and I love knowing where I need to go next. Don’t let my compulsive personality fool you though; I love to wander and get lost just as much as the next traveler.
So here is my 4 Day London Itinerary. Only have 4 days to explore London? Don’t worry, you can still see it all!
After arriving at Heathrow and spending some of the morning talking to my aunts, Lyndon and I grabbed our Oyster cards and headed into Central London. We got off at the Westminster tube station and immediately got an eye full of Big Ben. What a great way to start off our London trip! Within walking distance is Westminster Abbey and the Palace of Westminster, and the London Eye and the London Aquarium are located across the river (but we did those two attractions on Day 2). We walked along the River Thames and made our way to Trafalgar Square. After grabbing a beer at a nearby pub, we both got hit with major jet lag. Well, Lyndon pretty much got hit right after we landed in London but by the afternoon, I was pretty tired myself. Before our trip, I made reservations at Wright Brothers in Soho for my birthday dinner. Needless to say, we winded up heading to the restaurant to see if they could seat us early since we were both exhausted. Cheers to celebrating my birthday at 3:30 in the afternoon!
What’s your favorite thing to do or see while in London?