The Ultimate Sightseeing Itinerary for 2 Days in London

London isn't easy to do in 2 days, but our itinerary will make sure you don't miss a single thing


A short break in London has something to suit everyone.

This vibrant city is packed with so many great things to see and do that it can be tricky to know where to begin planning your time.

Without a little organisation, a day out in London can easily end up costing more than you bargained for and involve unnecessary travel. (While our public transport is fantastic, it can definitely eat up your time.)

That's why we've compiled this 3 day sightseeing guide to London to help you get organised, plan your time, and help you make the most out of your time in England's capital.

DAY 1: Down by the riverside

The very heart of London, The Thames is the ideal port of call for your first day.

Want to spend All Day?

Simply buy a ticket for the London River Cruise and enjoy unlimited access to the Thames and everything on its banks, while travelling in style.

Morning at Tower Bridge

View the iconic architecture from a distance, experience unmissable views from inside the bridge itself or enjoy a guided tour of Victorian engine rooms or one of the bridge's renowned exhibitions.

Lunch with a View at London Eye Pier

Here you'll find everything from traditional fish and chips to international fine dining. The trip will give you stunning photo ops of St Paul's Cathedral and Millennium Bridge too.

Afternoon (Westminster) Abbey

For the Houses of Parliament, take the boat to Westminster Pier. The building's notorious historical significance can be understood with a guided tour, or exploring the underground museum.

Dinner Wine 'n Dine

Enjoy an evening meal at one of the many Thames-side eateries. The Coppa Club offers views of the Shard and Tower Bridge, Le Pont de la Tour is as elegant as its riverside setting, or opt for a chic brasserie experience on the terrace at Tom's Kitchen.

DAY 2: Live like a Royal

Studded with galleries, palaces, museums and theatres, the West has something to capture the imaginations of even the most discerning visitor.

Morning Palaces

London has been home to the Royals for centuries. Experience the splendour of London's royal buildings by spending the morning at one of its palaces: We recommend Kensington Palace as the chance to still stay near enough to central London - you can breakfast in the Orangery or, if the weather's nice, in Kensington Gardens.

Afternoon in a Museum

Everybody in London loves a good museum, and if you stroll from Kensington Gardens to South Kensington, you'll find yourself on the aptly names Albertopolis. Home to The Natural History Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, and The Serpentine Gallery.

Dinner & A Show

If you've booked in advance, then trip into Theater Land - although if time is short, it can be hard to get tickets without waiting forever in lines. Instead, why not consider one of London's off West End theaters, like the Notting Hill Gate Theatre. Or, check out the Electric Cinema on Portobello Road - it's the longest running purpose built cinema in England.

Bonus Time: Pick a Place to Play

We all enjoy doing different things when we travel; that's why day 3 is all about you!

Whether you're travelling alone, in a couple, as a group of friends or with family, there's always something fun just around the corner in London - no matter what your taste.

Morning Zoo

Experience a wealth of exciting animals and world-class conservation at ZSL London Zoo. Take a boat trip up the picturesque Regent's Canal and enjoy a fun-filled morning among tigers, elephants and giraffes, oh my!

Picnic in the Park

No trip to London would be complete without a trip to one of our legendary parks. If the weather is nice, why not take a picnic to Battersea Park, where during the summer there's often lots of events on?

Crowning Glory at the Tower of London

Honey, you should see us in a crown. Or failing that, at least, pretty close to one. From the exquisite crown jewels to family-friendly outdoor plays, food festivals to interactive exhibitions, there's always something to see at the Tower of London.

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