London’s street food is also quite diverse, but the best is that you should go to the markets in the city with full of fresh food and street food. Famous markets can be mentioned here such as Camden Street Market, Portobello Road Market, Covent Garden Market and Greenwich Market.
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London travel guide blog: Where to go and what to do? Best places to visit, top things to do in London and suggested what to do in London for 4 days (London itinerary 4 days)
London is very large, and there are many must-see attractions not to be missed, mostly concentrated along the River Thames. The main attractions when traveling to London that you should consider to go and can be arranged in an itinerary for 4 days (London itinerary 4 days) as below.
Day 1: Thames riverside area to the East
The Tower of London is a UNESCO World Heritage site which was built in 1066 by William the Conqueror. The entire compound of the complex consists of many different parts including a royal palace, a prison for high-ranking royal prisoners and execution place, a minting facility, a weapons warehouse, a herd of animals and the queen’s residence…
Address: St Katharine’s & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB, United Kingdom
Opening hours: From 9AM – 10AM to 5PM – 6PM, usually closed on Sundays and Mondays in Summer or Winter.
Entrance fee: £25/person.
This is the main church of Anglican Communion (the 3rd largest Christian communion. Founded in 1867 in London) built in 1673. From a distance St. Paul’s Cathedral has a striking dome quite similar to the Pantheon in Paris. And if you go up the stairs to the top of the dome, the view is also gorgeous.
Ticket price including to access the cathedral floors, catacombs and floors on the dome is £ 18.00.
Address: St. Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD, United Kingdom
Located in an old power plant, Tate Modern is one of the largest museums of contemporary art. The artworks on display from 1900 to present – including artworks of Warhol, Dali, Picasso, Lichtenstein, etc.
Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG, United Kingdom
Hours: 9.45AM–6PM daily
Located on the banks of the River Thames and built in 1599, the building was destroyed by fire. The reconstruction of the Globe Theater, or Shakespeare’s Globe, was completed and reopened in 1997 in commemoration of the great writer William Shakespeare.
Tickets for a theater seat range from £5-50. See details here.
Address: 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT, United Kingdom
Day 2, 3: Thames riverside area in central London
This Gothic-style monastery was completed in 1066 and was used to house the royal coronation. Admission is from £18.00 – £20, you can buy tickets on their website here.
Address: 20 Deans Yd, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, United Kingdom
Height: 69 m
Hours: 9:30AM–3:30PM / Wednesday: 9:30AM–6PM / Sunday: Closed
The gallery displays the largest art collections in the world with more than 2,000 works dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. Free admission.
Address: Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom
True as its name, this is a giant ferris wheel that you can ride and see everything about London on the banks of the River Thames. Ticket price is around £21/person.
Address: Riverside Building, County Hall, Bishop’s, London SE1 7PB, United Kingdom
Houses of Parliament (Palace of Westminster) – Big Ben Clock Tower
This complex is located close to the Westminster Bridge, which is one of the buildings with prominent Gothic architecture from the Renaissance. The Houses of Parliament is extremely famous for its Big Ben Clock Tower, which is also one of London’s symbols.
Inside the building is very large with 1.100 rooms and many long corridors. Through many ups and downs of history, this building still retains intact architecte features from centuries ago. Big Ben is a clock tower of the parliament building with a height of 95m, ringing every 15 minute and easily visible from afar. Entrance fee: £19.
Address: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, United Kingdom
Hours: 9AM–5PM / Saturday; Sunday: Closed
The War Museum exhibits a lot of historical artifacts from World War II with tanks, trucks, aircrafts, guns and a variety of other military equipment. Free entrance.
Address: Lambeth Rd, London SE1 6HZ, United Kingdom
Visit the underground headquarters where Churchill ran British operations during World War II. Admission: £17.25.
Address: Clive Steps, King Charles St, London SW1A 2AQ, United Kingdom
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The museum opened in 1759 dedicated to two million years of human history about art and culture – including Egyptian mummies and Rosetta Stone. Free entrance.
Address: Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG, United Kingdom
The largest museum of decorative and design art in the world – including pottery, glass, textiles, apparel, silver, iron, jewelry, furniture, medieval objects, sculpture, and more artifacts around the world. Free entrance.
Address: Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL, United Kingdom
This is not merely a library of England but also a national library of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It home up to 150 million documents including all kinds of books, magazines, drawings… This collection only ranks second in the world after the Library of Congress in the US. Free admission.
Address: 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB, United Kingdom
It is an art museum associated with the historical periods of the British Empire from the 16th century until now. Tate Britain is part of a network of galleries in the UK along with Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives. Free admission.
Address: Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG, United Kingdom
Day 4: Places to visit in Northwest London
Wallace Collection is home to many art collections in London and is open to the public for free. Located at Hertford House in Manchester square, the precursor of Seymour’s townhouse. Here they display mainly antiques and weapons.
Address: Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN, United Kingdom
The Natural History Museum in London displays a variety of artifacts from different periods of natural history. It is one of three major museums on the road with numerous exhibits in South Kensington, including the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Admission is also free.
Address: Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – Harry Potter
If you are a fan of Harry Potter stories or movies, you will not want to miss Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, the world of Harry Potter believers. This is a large complex that you can take up to one day to visit and participate in the games here.
The entire studio is divided into several areas, simulating the stages to complete this famous movie series. You will experience each scene, costume and behind the scenes, effects in the movie.
How to get to Warner Bros. Studio: You go from the city center to Watford Junction, then Take the bus of Mullany’s Coaches from Watford Junction to Studio Tour that takes 15 minutes to move, the bus runs every 20 minutes from 9:20am, ticket price £ 2.50 only pay cash. The last return bus departs from the Studio when the tour is finish. And note that tickets need to be booked and paid in advance because they do not sell tickets at the gate.
Madame Tussauds London
A very famous wax museum displaying wax statues of famous figures such as actors, royal members, historical figures …
Address: Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5LR, United Kingdom
The parks in the city
A civilized and fresh city always contains many large parks, lush greenery and large lakes. Most major cities in Europe, or cities in Asia such as Tokyo, Seoul are like that, and London is no exception.
You can consider to escaping from the bustling downtown area by taking your family to major parks in London. These include Hyde Park, St. James and Hampstead Heath. Do not forget to bring a little food, with linens to enjoy a green weekend with the family.
London travel blog: Day trips from London
The Stonehenge stone complex is located in the flower field west of the village of Amusbawn, on the Salisbury plains of southern England, 137 km from London. The huge stone pillars here form a circle with a lot of mysteries surrounding it.
There are many scattered archaeological sites around it for you can explore, but going to see the stone complex will cost you about $10. You can buy day tours from London or rent a car, take a train, or bus to Stonehenge.
It takes about 1 hour to travel from London to Cambridge, very easy by train from many different stations in the city. Spending a day in Cambridge is probably not enough, as the area has a lot of places to visit. From beautiful architectural buildings with rich history, famous universities and the poetic river flowing around.
The city is a UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for its many hot spring baths, ancient architecture and 200-year-old Roman Bath. Also you can visit Bath Abbey Square, Pulteney Bridge and Victoria Royal Park. The train from central London to Bath takes about 90 minutes.
To get to the capital of the oldest university in the UK and in the world takes about an hour by train from London. The school is very famous for its beautiful architecture and admirable history. With so many relics, parks and museums to explore, don’t forget to go to Europe’s largest reading room, and is the setting for the famous Downtown Abbey movie in Harry Potter movie series.
Some best day tours, trips, activities and transfer services, tickets in, from and to London you can refer to
- Shared London Airports (LHR, LGW, STN, LTN, LCY) Transfers to/from Central London
- Private London Heathrow Airport (LHR) Transfers for London
- Tower of London Ticket
- London Pass with 1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
- London Eye Ticket
- Madame Tussauds London Ticket
- Westminster Abbey Ticket
- London Visitor Oyster Card
- London Travelcard
- London Explorer Pass
- London Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tours (Open-Top)
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