London is the ideal destination for a weekend or week-long vacation. With so many things to do, you won’t be bored for a moment! Below is a list of activities that I recommend doing if you are visiting London for the first time.

Day 1

Welcome to London! You’ve been traveling for the past few hours and are now ready to take in your first night of sightseeing. Start off by visiting Buckingham Palace, where you can take photos with the guards and admire the gardens. Afterward, head to Trafalgar Square for some people-watching—it’s one of London’s most iconic landmarks—and then visit the National Gallery, which houses many works by famous artists like Van Gogh and Constable (if you’re lucky).

Day 2

Day 2

You’ll want to start your day with a visit to the Tower of London, a royal castle that’s been standing since the 10th century. Afterward, head over to the British Museum—the largest museum in England—for some culture and history. Then you can spend time at Tate Modern, which is filled with artworks created after 1900 as well as 20th-century sculpture and architecture. Make sure you see these museums before lunchtime so that afterward you can walk across Tower Bridge and see views of St Paul’s Cathedral from across the river Thames (or take photos from up above on The Shard). After lunch, visit Westminster Abbey where many famous people are buried or married, including Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Dickens. For dinner tonight, try Borough Market for fresh foods from local farmers or dine at any one of London’s upscale restaurants like Hakkasan or The Lanesborough Hotel.

Day 3

Day 3 of your 7-day London vacation is one for the history books. With a wide array of options, you’ll be able to see some of the most important sites in London and learn about their often-hushed pasts.

First things first: The Tower of London. Located in the southeastern part of the city, this fortification has been used by kings as a prison and palace since 1066 when William the Conqueror was crowned king at Westminster Abbey (yesterday’s activity). Today, it houses numerous exhibitions that cover everything from royal jewels to an exhibit on Jack the Ripper — one very interesting case involving Queen Elizabeth I’s favorite executioner! Afterward, take a short walk over to Borough Market where you can pick up foodie souvenirs like local cheeses or freshly baked bread before heading back toward central London via Southwark Bridge.

Next up on your itinerary is The British Museum; this massive museum houses more than seven million objects ranging from prehistoric artworks to Roman sculptures and Egyptian artifacts like mummies! If you have time left after visiting this place (and we recommend taking advantage of its vast collection), head north into Bloomsbury before stopping by Gordon Square where Virginia Woolf lived with her husband Leonard Woolf during World War II until her death in 1941 due to mental illness—a fact that still haunts many people today due to its lack of progress regarding treatment options for those suffering similar ailments today despite our rapid technological advancements since then

Day 4

Visit the Tower of London. Admire the Crown Jewels and see other royal treasures in the Tower Treasure exhibition, then tour the rest of this famous fortress.

Visit the Tower Bridge Exhibition. Learn about its history, design and construction in this award-winning museum that’s on an upper level of the bridge itself.

See The Tower Bridge Cafe for lunch or afternoon tea (or both!). Enjoy spectacular views over London from this popular spot with a café on top of one span and a restaurant on another (both are open from 11am–7pm daily).

Visit The Tower Bridge Shop for souvenirs and gifts inspired by this iconic structure—there’s even a gift shop at each end!

Day 5

On Day 5, you can explore the Tower of London. The Tower of London was built by William the Conqueror in 1078, and it’s one of the most historic sights in London. It includes a museum that explores its history, as well as an exhibition featuring crown jewels and armor belonging to kings and queens throughout history. You can also take an audio tour or join a guided tour for more information about what you’re seeing.

If you want to see another impressive building, head over to St Paul’s Cathedral and tour this beautiful church from within its walls or from above with a view from atop one of its towers or dome (which provides amazing views). If you don’t feel like going inside, there are plenty of things surrounding St Pauls that are worth seeing as well:

  • The Monument is a memorial built after the Great Fire Of 1666 destroyed much of London; it marks where people gathered after this destruction occurred so they could rebuild their city—and if you look closely at its sides, there are inscriptions describing how other cities suffered similar disasters throughout history!
  • Poets Corner is home to many famous writers’ tombs—from Geoffrey Chaucer (“The Canterbury Tales”) all the way through William Shakespeare (“Hamlet,” “Macbeth”)—as well as others who were influential but not quite so famous outside England (such as George Herbert).

Day 6

The next day is your last in London and there are plenty of things to do. If you’re an adventurous walker, you can easily see the best parts of London on foot.

  • Walk over to Tower Bridge and head east towards St Paul’s Cathedral. This will bring you right past The Tower Of London and a few other attractions like Trafalgar Square, which has its own column-filled plinth that’s often used by speakers during political rallies or protests.
  • Visit Buckingham Palace—it’s free! You’ll need tickets in advance but they sell out pretty fast so book them early if you want to go inside (not all tours include entrance).
  • If it’s raining, visit Harrods instead! This famous department store has everything under one roof—even an ice rink for kids at Christmas time (December 22nd-January 2nd).

Day 7

With only one day left in London, this is your last chance to explore the city. You can visit museums or go shopping. Or maybe you want to do some sightseeing?

If you want to stay in the area where you are staying and enjoy all that London has to offer, then there are many things within walking distance of our hotel. You could take a stroll through Hyde Park or visit one of several famous museums like the British Museum or Natural History Museum. There are also other attractions such as Soho Square and Covent Garden Market that are only a short walk away from where we’re located near Oxford Circus Tube Station (read more about how our location works).

If you’d rather see more than just what’s around our hotel, then hop on one of those red double decker buses! They will take you anywhere in central London at no cost!

Don’t forget to pack your umbrella!

Don’t forget to pack your umbrella!

Although you may think of London as a rainy place, it can actually be quite sunny. However, it does rain more frequently than most people expect and in some cases, the rain can last for hours on end.

If you don’t have an umbrella, try to pick one up when you get settled in town. You will probably find them very easy to find and they aren’t too expensive either. If you’re really looking for something flashy or with a team logo on it (maybe even your favorite NFL team), there are plenty of options available online that will work just fine!


With so much to see and do in London, we hope you’ll be able to make the most of your trip. If you have any questions about traveling with us, don’t hesitate reach out! We love hearing from our customers and are happy to help you find the right tour for your needs. Thanks again for taking the time to read our blog post.