London itinerary 4 days | The ultimate guide for your UK travels

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If you are thinking about how to spend 4 days in London, you are in the right place. 
After being in London for many years, we put together the perfect itinerary which will help you to discover London in 4 days. Starting your London itinerary 4 days with a bit of culture and ending with a gorgeous view of the city from the top of the Sky Garden. One of the most iconic buildings of the most powerful capital in Europe.

There are many things to do and see in London but if you follow our guide you won’t miss anything. Obviously like every great city, you need more time to get in deep on how the locals live. As always we love to give you quick tips, useful especially when you are visiting London for the first time. As a busy city, avoid taking the tube in pick times, early morning from 8 am to 9.30 am and from 5 pm to 6ish. su

Be careful carrying valuable, especially in busy places such as tube, landmarks and museum, London is pretty safe everywhere, but always keep an eye on pickpocketers in action. Dress like an onion, especially in winter. The temperature can be really low outside and extremely hot inside the tube.
Be ready to take off your jacket and put it on straight away. But let’s go forward with our itinerary of London in 4 days.

If it’s your first time in London, book your free tour here.

How many days are enough to visit London?

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This is the answer to how many days in London you should spend. As it is a big city you should have enough time to visit the most important sightseeing. If you think that 4 days in London are not enough, you can consider a London itinerary for 5 days. Add the extra day enjoy more this beautiful city. If you are in London for the first time, a four days itinerary is the ideal plan to be able to see most of the city.

If you know someone who lives in London, even better as they can share with you tips and advice on how to survive in the big metropolis.

Letting a local show you around, with legends and stories behind the beautiful streets of London, will give you a better tour of the city. But, don’t worry there are many other tours with locals, that you can hire for cheap, and why not become a close friend. Check some of the best opportunities to hire a local guide to show the sightseeing in London.

4 days in London | Things to do in London England

  • London Eye
  • Big Ben
  • Houses of Parliament 
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Trafalgar Square 
  • National Gallery
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Covent Garden
  • Leicester Square and Piccadilly
  • Hyde Park
  • Soho 
  • Oxford Circus
  • St.Paul Cathedral
  • British Museum
  • Tower Bridge
  • Tower of London
  • Shakespeare’s Globe
  • Natural History Museum
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Harrods
  • Sunset at SkyGarden
  • Portobello and Notting Hill
  • Borough Market
  • Shoreditch and Brick Lane
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Leadenhall Market
  • Camden 

First day in London what you need to know

As we have said before already, London is a very big city and a busy one as well but it is very well organized. The first thing you should do while in London is having an Oyster Card which will allow you to get around London by using all the public transports. 

London is divided by zones from 1 to 9. The city centre and recognizable sightseeing are mainly located in zone 1. For one week Travelcard, which includes tube and buses, the price is £35.10, and allow you access from zone 2 to zone 1, unlimited in time and trips.

I know the price is high but it’s worth to spend this amount of money. The trains are running faster from one station to another, almost every 2 minutes, same for buses. In the alternative, you can pay contactless, with debit and credit cards allowed. If this is your case, you don’t need to buy an oyster card.

If you want you can use only buses and for a week you will pay only £21.10. It’s a good option as, from the bus, you will be able to see a bit more of London in 4 days.

There are also black cabs running, and you can call them just on the side of the street, or use Uber for a cheap run (Use our code for a discount with Uber).

Day 1 – How to spend 4 days in London

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The best of London in 2 days
  • London Eye
  • Big Ben
  • Houses of Parliament 
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Trafalgar Square 
  • National Gallery

Route day 1 of your 4 days in London

Due to your first stop has been London Eye, you can cross the bridge and visit Big Ben, the House of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Going up to the main road, Whitehall, you will encounter 10 Dawning Street, house of the Prime Minister of Great Britain. A few metres later Horse Guard Parade, arriving after a long walk in Trafalgar Square. Take a rest and be ready to be overwhelmed by the culture of the National Gallery.

London Eye

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London view of the London Eye – London in 4 Days

The first step of this amazing trip inside London, for a four day of fun. For sure you heard about the London Eye which is one of the main attractions popping in your mind when thinking about London. In your London itinerary for 4 days, the London Eye need be your first stop, it will be a warm welcome into the city.

You can go up as well and see London from the top, the view is just breathtaking. We recommend you to book your ticket in advance as the London Eye gets very busy every day, especially when festivities are approaching.

If you are in a rush, go for the fast track tickets, and speed up the process for cheap, the queue will be really long, and especially in winter is too cold close to the Thames. Check out for a bargain when you are in the process to buy the ticket, you can save a few bucks, booking here.

Nearby tube stations: Waterloo (Northen, Jubilee and Bakerloo Lines)

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Big Ben

The symbol of the city needs to be on the top of your list. The famous big clock is today considered one of the busiest attractions in the city.

It’s an amazing sightseeing and if you are visiting London in 4 days during New Year you will be able to see the famous fireworks by Big Ben and the London Eye.
You can buy a ticket for an Hop-on-Hop-off bus, visiting the sightseeing you want, and speeding up your movement across the city. Check this out.

TravelTips: Note that Big Ben is currently on refurbishment and works are going on so you won’t be able to see much until they finish it. The initial plan was to finish it by 2021 but things can change.

Nearby tube station: Westminster (District and Circle Line)

READ ALSO |London cherry blossom locations

Houses of Parliament 

In your London 4 days itinerary it will happen that you will pass through the Houses of Parliament. But, what it is and why it is so important? This important building is where the UK Parliament is based. Did you know that you can visit it as well? Yes, from Monday to Saturdays you can visit the inside ad watching debates and committees.

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is the gothic church located in the city of Westminster, close to Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. If you have ever been to Paris it will look familiar to Notre Dame as the style is pretty much the same.

If you want you can visit the inside as well but check in advance the opening time as sometimes they do close earlier or some days don’t allow visits. 

Here there is the calendar where you can choose which day you want to visit and if you actually can. We suggest buying the tickets in advance as well as the queue can be very very long.

Nearby Tube Station: Westminster (District and Circle Line) 

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Trafalgar Square

Considered one of the main squares in London, Trafalgar square needs to be in your list of top things to see in London in 4 days. Where has this name come from? Its name celebrates the Battle of Trafalgar where a British Naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars over Spain and France.

This is the perfect place where you can relax and see what’s going on around the city. You will see many people passing by this huge square and if it is a sunny day most of the people will sit on the stairs enjoying the sun.

Nearby Tube Station: Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo Line)

National Gallery

One of Alessia’s favourite museum in London with the 30 most important painting. You must see it during your London itinerary for 4 days. You got Leonardo da Vinci, Van Gogh, Monet, Cezanne, Canaletto, Michelangelo da Caravaggio and many others. Usually, people who visit the National Gallery don’t pay attention to what is around and, you will be surprised by the many beautiful painting there are in only one room.
You will spend a lot of time in the National Gallery, so allow you a bit more to admire the masterpieces.

TopTips: All the museums in London are free. If there are any particulars exhibitions then you need to pay a small fee. 

Nearby Tube Station: Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo Line)

Day 2 | London travel itinerary 4 days

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Covent Garden
  • Leicester Square and Piccadilly
  • Soho
  • Oxford Circus
  • Hyde Park
  • St.Paul Cathedral (One new change for photos)
  • British Museum

Buckingham Palace

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During your 4 days in London, you need to reserve one morning to see the change of the guards at Buckingham Palace. Usually, the ceremony lasts for about 45 minutes and if you really want to see something make sure to be there before it as every time there are plenty of people. 

Check the official website before heading to Buckingham Palace, and feel free to swap this itinerary for another day, if the Changing of the Guard is not taking place that day. 

At 10.43 Old Guard leaves St.James’s Palace for Buckingham Palace
At 10.57 The new Guard leaves Wellington Barracks for Buckingham Palace
At 11.00 The Guard Ceremony will officially start. 

You can’t miss it during your 4 days in London as is a must-do if you are spending a couple of days in London. If it is raining, the Changing of the Guard will not take place, so switch your plan.

Nearby tube station: From one side you got Charing Cross passing by St. James’s Park and from the other you got Green Park Station (Victoria Line).

Covent Garden

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If you love shopping, theatres and food you are in the right place. Covent Garden offers all of it, from the shopping to pubs where you can enjoy a beer during your 4 days in London itinerary. You can easily walk from Trafalgar Square towards Covent Garden and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere around you. By walk, it will take 10 minutes and it is an enjoyable walk where you can take some nice pictures as well.

Winter in Covent Garden is a must to see, it will be adorned by sparkling lights and red and gold ribbons. Check our guide of London in Winter.

Did you know that there are many instagrammable places around London? Covent Garden is one of those. If you want to see the other beautiful spots around London see our post.

Nearby tube station: Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line) 

Leicester Square & Piccadilly Circus

Leicester Square and Piccadilly are the most touristic places to visit during your London 4 days itinerary. For sure you saw many pictures of Piccadilly’s square with the big screens and many people around. It looks like Time Square but smaller.
Leicester Square is the square which connects Covent Garden from one side, and Piccadilly Circus to the other side. A must-see London is the M&M’s Store, four floors of happiness and chocolate.

Nearby tube station: For Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly Line) for Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly Line)

Hyde Park

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The parks in London are huge. Due it is a busy city, locals use to spend the lunch break in the parks, same for the weekend, where you will see many peoples making a picnic on the grass. If you are in London for 4 days you can’t miss to visit the beautiful parks around the city.

The busiest one is Hyde Park where the Winter Wonderland during Xmas is taking place every winter from November toward January.
Hope you are planning to rent a bike, using the Santander Cycles scheme. It will cost you only £2 for 24 hours, and, get around this huge park.

You can access the park from many entrances as it is very big. Sometimes happened to us to enter from one side and exit from exactly the opposite side. What we recommend is to use the Hyde Park Corner tube station as a point and start from there your walk through the park. Visiting London in summer will be great to approach the Serpentine, the lake in the middle of the park and rent a little boat to in the middle of the lake.

Nearby tube station: Queensway, Lancaster Gate and Marble Arch (Central Line), Hyde Park Corner or Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line)


This is one of the busiest areas of London. At any time of the day, you will find many people strolling around. The area of Soho is marked by three of the most popular station. Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus. In this area, you can find restaurants, pubs, theatres, coffee shops, basically, everything. Is one of the coolest and nicest areas in London perfect to explore at any time of the day, but we recommend during the evening. 

Oxford Circus

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Most of you have heard about Oxford Circus, the paradise street for all woman. The shopping street with all the shops on the right and on the left. If you need something or you want to buy some souvenir for someone you should visit Oxford Circus. In here you can find all the kind of shops you want from the typical brands like Zara and H&M to Primark.

St. Paul Cathedral | Get the best spot from One New Change

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The cathedral is beautiful inside and out with its ornate doors and ceiling frescoes. If you want to have a stunning view over London you can climb the dome and be amazed by the breathtaking landscape.
If you are looking for the best spot to take pictures of St. Paul Cathedral the One New Change is the ideal. It is located in front of the Cathedral and you get the best view ever.
This building glass reflects St. Paul and if you are going up to the rooftop you will get a better view as well.

Nearby tube station:
St. Paul (Central Line)

British Museum | Must see London

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Another cultural place which needs to be on your top list of locations to visit in your London itineraries is the British Museum.

This Museum is immense and, the exhibits are organized by continents. If you want to see all of it you’ll need to spend more then a couple of hours. Instead, you can organize the visit just seeing it as macro-regions of interest. We recommend seeing everything as it’s not something that you do every day. The best part of this museum in our opinion is absolutely the one dedicated to the Greek and Roman period, that goes toward the Egyptian one. One of the popular sight in the British Museum is the replica of Rosetta Stone.

Nearby tube stations: Tottenham Court Road (Northern and Central Line), Holborn (Piccadilly and Central Line), Goodge Street (Northern Line), Russel Square (Piccadilly Line).

Day 3 | London itinerary 4 days

The third day will be more intense. It is almost the end of the trip and you will need to go fast around the landmarks, to be sure to get out of London with the eyes full of happiness. The 4th day in London will be spent visiting some of the gems that make great this city. Tower Bridge, Tower of London and Shakespeare’s Globe will be all around the famous path of Southwark. 

Chill and relax for lunch and another cultural sight to don’t miss, the Natural History Museum, ideally even in winter with the magical ice-skating rink. In the same area Kensington, you need to visit the Victoria and Albert Museum and the expensive shopping centre Harrods. If you are still full of energies, the evening will be well spent on the 35th floor of the Walkie Talkie, the building hosting the Sky Garden.

  • Tower Bridge
  • Tower of London
  • Borough Market
  • Shakespeare’s Globe
  • Natural History Museum
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Harrods
  • Sunset at SkyGarden

Tower Bridge

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Another iconic sightseeing of the city is the Tower Bridge and in your 4 days London itinerary you need to see. It is a famous landmark in London which you need to visit. The best time to visit the Tower Bridge is during an early morning without many people around or during the late evening when the lights are on and the atmosphere is magic. If you are lucky, you can see the two-sided bridge opening, happened to us just a few times in our more than 4 years in London.

There are many tours of London that will take you to the special Landmarks around Tower Bridge, check some of our suggestions.

Nearby tube station: Tower Hill (Circle and District Line)

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Tower of London

If you want to visit the Tower of London, the first thing you should know is that there is always a long queue. To make your life easy and don’t wait much, you can book the ticket here and save time.

The Tower is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am until 5.30 pm and Sunday and Monday 10 am until 5.30 pm. The last admission is at 5 pm. 
What is the Tower of London? It was a secure fortress, an infamous prison and a royal palace.

If during your 4 days London itinerary you are visiting this part of the city you should book the ticket to visit this beautiful castle.

Nearby tube station: Tower Hill (Circle and District Line)

Borough Market

The ideal zone where you can find lovely food is Borough Market. Located in the heart of the city close to Southwark, it is today considered one of the oldest market in the city. 

Closed on Sundays you can grab something to eat before starting your afternoon journey around the city. 

Shakespeare’s Globe

The ideal itinerary for your 4 days in London would be walking on the Southwark, from the Tower Bridge, passing by the Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Modern and ending by walking through the Millenium Bridge and reaching St. Paul Cathedral.

If you are thinking that all of this is complicated it is actually not. Once you will get confident with London you will see how easy it is to spend even 3 days in London. 

If you love Shakespeare you need to visit this place as you will love it and the guided tour it is only £17. Don’t miss this occasion and book here your ticket.

Nearby tube station: London Bridge (Northern Line)

Natural History Museum | Ideal for 4 Days in London with kids

This is another museum on our list of favourite places in London. Recently they finished the outside works and the facade became so pretty. If you are visiting the museum with your family or even alone you will see how beautiful it is.

Have you ever saw a cartoon with dinosaurs and thought that one day you want to see one?

You are not going to see a real one but, in the Natural History Museum, they got an ample range of specimens from various sections of Dinosaurus studies. This is the ideal attraction if you are looking to plan a 4 day London Itinerary with family.

Opening time: from 10 am until 5 pm and Sundays from 2 pm until 5 pm
Entrance: Free
Nearby tube station: South Kensington (Piccadilly, District and Circle Line)

How to spend 4 days in London

Victoria and Albert Museum

This museum is located close to Natual History’s one and you can just walk from there. It s considered the largest museum in London. As you can clearly understand the Museum has been nominated like this for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

The door of this prestigious building opens from 10 am until 5.45 pm and Fridays open from 10 am until 10 pm. 

Nearby tube station: South Kensington (Piccadilly, District and Circle Line)


Let’s go shopping, time to relax and pass by cultural sightseeing to chill stuff. Yeah!
Have you ever been in Las Galleries de la Fayettes in Paris? This is pretty much the same. It’s a huge shopping place where you will spend at least a couple of hours. Many floors that will take you away from everything and put yourself into the stylish glamorous world of London. The favourite is the ground floor, the food court is made of food from everywhere in the world. There is also a nice tea space, where relax and taste Ceylon tea.

Nearby tube station: Knightsbridge (Piccadilly Line)

Sunset at SkyGarden

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The view from the top of the SkyGarden is stunning.

Our favourite spot in the whole city is the view from the SkyGarden which is a huge skyscraper where you can enjoy a stunning view of London. 

Why we love it? The entrance is completely free and if you want to have a coffee or something else to drink there is a bar on the top. An amazing view and a beer sound like a perfect plan. You can book your free visit here.

We recommend you to book the visit while in advance as most of the time this place gets fully booked.

Nearby tube station: Monument (District and Circle Line) or Bank (Northern, Central and DLR Line)

READ ALSO | Best sunset spots in London

Day 4 | What to do in London for 4 days

Last day in the city will be intense as well, with Portobello, Notting Hill and Holland Park on the top of the list. From the colourful hallways of Notting Hill to the alternative London, with the street art and extravagant stands of Shoreditch and Brick Lane. The afternoon is more chilled with a hot typical English tea and a visit to Leadenhall Market. Ending your visit of Lonon in Camden town, buying gift and souvenirs.

  • Portobello and Notting Hill
  • Holland Park
  • Shoreditch and Brick Lane
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Leadenhall Market
  • Camden Town

Portobello and Notting Hill

If you are visiting London in 4 days for sure you want to see Portobello and Notting Hill. This is the area where the famous movie Notting Hill took place. If you haven’t seen this movie yet we suggest to do it before coming to London. 

This area is really famous, especially, for the cutest houses you are going to see during your journey towards Portobello. 

Not sure where to stay during your 4 days in London? Check here to see all the tips from a Londoner.

The best time to visit this area is in the Saturday morning where the famous market takes place. It is the perfect combination where you can find delicious street food and vintage clothes. But feel free to visit it during the week, when it is more chilled and not that crowded with tourists.

Nearby tube station: Notting Hill Gate (Central Line)

Holland Park 

Located close to Notting Hill and Portobello, Holland Park is another lovely park in London which you should visit. It is the perfect place during your London itinerary where you can relax and enjoy nature without too many tourists around. This park is ideal if you want to get a few nice shots of London. It is one of the most glamorous and stylish areas of London, where many VIP choose to live in.

Nearby tube station: Holland Park (Central Line)

Shoreditch and Brick Lane

Do you love street art and graffiti? If you are wondering where to find those in London you should check it out Shoreditch and Brick Lane. The area itself is lovely, plenty of restaurants, pubs and while walking you will see a lot of beautiful graffiti. 

If you want to have an in-deep guide check it out our London street photography post.

Afternoon Tea | Four days London Itinerary

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If during your London itinerary 4 days you don’t have an afternoon tea you will regret it. It’s the typical thing you do while you are in London. There are a couple of places where you can have a lovely afternoon tea.

TWG Tea Leicester Square is a brand new open shop where you can buy all the kind of tea and upstairs you can relax and enjoy your cup of tea in the English way.

The best way that we loved having a lovely tea was while doing a tour of London on a Panoramic bus. Here you can find the link and book your tour and enjoy a lovely tea on board.

Fancy for an afternoon tea in London? See our selection of best afternoon tea locations in London.

Leadenhall Market

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Prettiest streets in London – Leadenhall Market

If you are a fan of Harry Potter you will recognize this place. Leadenhall Market or like Alessia says (Diagon Halley). It took her to learn this name maybe two years but at least she did it. Leadenhall Market is a lovely place where you can stroll around the city and enjoy a lovely beer. There are many Harry Potter based tour, where you can visit all the film locations in London for a cheap.

Nearby tube station: Monument (District and Circle Line) or Bank (Northern, Central and DLR Line)

Are you ready for a full itinerary in the city? Check our London bucket list!

Camden Town

For sure you heard about Camden Town and if you are planning an itinerary of 4 days in London you should visit it. A huge streets plenty of shops and pubs where at the end you can find the famous Market and the lovely statue of Amy Winehouse.

If you are planning your day you should consider visiting Camden in the morning or late morning. The must-do at lunch in Camden is to try the delicious FIsh and Chips at Poppies. One of the most famous restaurants specialised in the typical English fried cod, that we highly suggest. 

Nearby tube station: Camden Town (Northern Line)

Have you got more days to spend in London? See our post of all the destinations you can reach from London and spending a lovely day trip outside the big capital. 

Where to eat in London 

Here in London, you can find any type of food you just need to know the right place. For us, as Italian and especially form Naples we are very strict with the pizza. We tried almost all the pizzerias in London and we are glad that we found a couple of places where the Pizza is good.

Our first choice, if we are talking about Pizza, is Pizza Pilgrims in Carnaby Street. There are a few Pizza Pilgrims around the city but this one is special. If you have ever been to Naples you know what we are talking about. You can choose as a starter the famous “Arancini” and “Frittatine”. This is Alessia favourite one only for this, but we must say it, the pizza is good.

If you are looking for a tasty Hamburger, London has many places that do that really good. Be ready to fill your belly, with an amazing burger in a typical London Pub, or follow our tips. Place those names on top your list of things to try in London 4 days itinerary. Patty & Bun and Honest Burger are the two places where you need to do. It’s pure heaven and you will love the taste that you are going to try.

As we said before if you want to try the famous “Fish and Chips” the only place that we like is Poppies in Camden Town. We have been a couple of times and we found the fish always good. Those are our top preferences if you are looking for something nice to eat around London. 

Are you tired of all the touristic attractions? See our London off the beaten path guide.

Getting around London

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If it is your first time in London we recommend you to download the APP CityMapper. This app, available for android and iPhone, will help you to route your journey around the city. It is very easy to use and it will suggest you how to reach your destination in the quickest way. 

From this app, you can see even if there are any problems with the tube line and will advise on an alternative route.

If CityMapper will help you to don’t get lost in London and save time on your journey, the Oyster Card will help you to save money and go fast. If you want to see all those places in London, you will travel a lot.

The city is big and transport are expensive. With an Oyster Card, you will be able to use all the public transport within the zone that you chose. The typical one is zone 1-2 and this means that will allow you to take unlimited tube rides within these zones and bus rides in all 9 areas of London. The weekly ticket cost £35 for zone 1-2.

The following are the tube lines in London

  • Northern Line
  • Piccadilly Line
  • Victoria Line 
  • Central Line
  • Jubilee Line
  • Bakerloo Line
  • Circle Line
  • District Line
  • Hammersmith and City Line
  • Metropolitan Line
  • DLR
  • Waterloo & City
  • Overground
  • Elizabeth Line (coming up soon)

How to reach the airport

London has got many airports from the closest one which you can reach by tube to the newest opened a couple of years ago.

London City Airport is the smallest airport in London and it can be reached with the DLR tube line. The train will take you directly into the terminal for easy access to it.

Southern is the latest airport, just opened a couple of years ago. To reach this airport from London you need to take the train either from Liverpool street or from Stratford Station. A single fare during off-peak is £13.60 to Stratford and from Liverpool is £16.70. Is one of the furthest airport of London, and is neither part of the metropolitan part of the city.

Stansted is our favourite airport. We know every single thing about it as we do spend more time in this airport than actually back home in Italy. You got a couple of ways to reach this airport, by bus or by train. If you are travelling very early in the morning or late evening we suggest you book through EasyBus website where you can find cheap options.

If you want to reach the airport in the quickest way possible, of course, the train, in this case, will be the ideal. From Liverpool Street Station in less than an hour, you can reach Stansted Airport with only £12 (Following this link), depending on when are you travelling and which deal you want to pick. If you want a shuttle service, it will cost you from 20£.

Gatwick is easy to reach as well and, as Stansted, you can use either the train or the bus (For 10£ here). With the bus, you can use the same website EasyBus. With the train, you can get two options, the Gatwick Express or the normal train. The Gatwick Express is the quickest one as in only half an hour you reach Victoria Station. The tickets cost around £17.80 depending if you are travelling off-peak or not. For a private group transfer, check here from less than 100£.

Then, there is the normal train which is doing all the stops in between, such as Croydon and Clapham Junction. When we used to live in Clapham for us was the best deal as the train was stopping us close to our house. This train is ending at London Bridge Station and it will take 1h  and 30 minutes. It is a good alternative to Heathrow for intercontinental travels.

Heathrow is the other airport that you can reach with the tube. There is the Piccadilly Line (Dark Blue) that is going straight to the airport. If you got an Oyster Card you can use it to pay your fare. But remember to top up, as Heathrow Airport is located in zone 6.

You can also use the Heathrow Express from London Paddington and avoid the crowds in the tube. A single fare which can be used either during peak and off-peak time is £25.
Then there is a 14 Day Advance Express Saver which can be used only on the specific travel date at the time of the booking and the price is £16.50 or there is the off-peak option which cost £22.
The peak times are the following: from 6.30 am to 9.30 am and from 4 pm to 7 pm

Luton is another airport which the ideal is to reach it with the bus and in 1h and 30 minutes you reach the airport. Be aware that there is Luton and Luton Airport, pick your destination wisely

Travel Tips for your trip to London

Places to take pictures in London - British Museum
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You never know how is going to be the weather in London. Recently for a couple of years, London has experienced a proper hot summer, the temperatures were unexpected high but are not every day like this. So, let’s give you some interesting tips to prepare your next trip to London.

  • Have with you an umbrella as it will save you from a typical English raining day.
  • A jumper or a jacket is highly recommended, basically, you need to pack for all-weather. London is well known as 4 seasons in a day.
  • Plan your trip in advance and book your tickets to reach the city centre in advance to save some time. Those are our advice for private transfers.
  • Travelling around London is very easy so don’t be scared
  • Be aware of which airport are you flying from, and which you are Flying to. Those could be different.
  • If you got a contactless card you can use it for the public transports.
  • Download the CityMapper App
  • Carry with you a reusable water bottle to be environment-friendly and download the Refill app to see where you can fill your bottle.
  • The tube can get very busy between 8 am to 10 am and 4 pm to 6 pm 
  • Sometimes is quicker to walk than waiting for the tube or the bus
  • Friday and Saturday there is the Night Tube on the following lines: Victoria, Jubilee, Piccadilly and Northern Line (only southbound via Charing Cross)
  • Discover London by bike will cost you only £2 – Or go for a Secret bike tour of London for 24£
  • Buy an adaptor for the British plug
  • Be careful when crossing the streets
  • Buy a London Pass

London itinerary 4 days | Discover the little gem of the UK

Greenwich photo spots in London
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London is our second home and we love to write about. You will never stop discovering London and even for us, we are still exploring new sites around. If you have 4 days in London, this itinerary cover pretty much the most important landmarks which you can’t miss to visit. If you have more days in London here there is our suggestion of places to see and to go, that we didn’t cover in this list.

Harry Potter Studios (Outside of London, you need a full day for this trip)
Greenwich and visit to the Cutty Sark
The Shard with a bubble glass for 27£
Climb the O2 Arena
Primrose Hill
Kew Gardens

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There are many reasons why you should visit London. Starting from the most important sightseeing and ending to a lovely sunset spot on the top of the SkyGarden. London is not for everyone, living here you will end up with the definition that one day you love this city and the other you hate it. But this is the charm of London.

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