London, England – The Perfect Itinerary for First-timers

We’re so excited for your upcoming trip to London!

From quintessential red phone booths to afternoon tea and Buckingham Palace—there truly is something for everyone to enjoy in this city. London is an eclectic mix of old and new, full of history and tradition as well as modern art and contemporary restaurants. We can’t wait for you to experience everything this incredible city has to offer. Whether you have a long weekend or an entire week, we’ve got the perfect trip planned for you!

If you’re a first-timer to London, this itinerary and travel guide will help you check off the boxes for all of your must-see activities. If this is your second or even 25th visit, you’ll find great recommendations for restaurants, activities, and local favorites that will help you to pretend you’re a Londoner (even for just a little while!).

What you’ll find inside:

  • 30+ page comprehensive travel guide
  • 6 full day itinerary with only the BEST places to stay, things to do, sights to see, and restaurants to try
  • Over 30 hotel recommendations for every budget
  • Recommendations for the perfect day trips from London
  • Stylish, full-color photos and an easy-to-read layout that you can access on your phone or print-out and bring with you
  • Helpful details about the city, cultural insights, kid-friendly recommendations, and other tidbits to maximize your experience and minimize your stress
  • Planning a trip to London is overwhelming and very time consuming. With this guide, you’ll save yourself hours of planning and can be confident knowing you’ll be maximizing the time you have in this incredible city!

This 30+ page comprehensive travel guide includes everything you need to plan your trip. You will only need to book your accommodations and make reservations. Seriously, that’s it! If you prefer to do some planning yourself, then you can use this guide as a starting point to create your own personalized trip. Either way, with this itinerary you’ll be able to touch down in London and hit the ground running!

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  1. 9.12.16
    April said:

    Hey Jenny,
    I don’t think I would add anything to that list….well done, and so comprehensive! You have me wanting to take a trip to London right now! I haven’t been there in 6 years so I’m thinking I might like to add it to my list for next year!! Fun post and great pics! So happy to see you are back to blogging more! April xo

    • 6.13.18
      Elaine said:

      Also, from Stansted airport there are cheap priced tickets from the coach station just one level down at the airport – straight into london

  2. 1.20.17

    nice post! love the red phone box photo:)

  3. 3.1.17
    Angela said:

    Hi, as a Brit who enjoys visiting London lots I’d like to share my top day trip with you and your readers.
    Start at Westminster Bridge (near Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament). Catch a boat (you can pre book online) to Greenwich. During a leisurely cruise you’ll see loads of top London sights including The London Eye, Tower of London (incl traitors’ gate), Cleopatra’s Needle, Tower Bridge, arriving in Greenwich about 45 mins or so later. In Greenwich stop for lunch in the amazing market then walk up to the Observatory for some spectacular views over The Thames and the City and towards London. Here you can also straddle time, as this is the site of the meridian line (one foot in the east and one in the west) and maybe if you’re there at midday set your watch according to the Observatory’s signal. You can visit the museum, the Planitarium, and any exhibits or perhaps wander down the hill to the Maritime Museum. Then you can get a boat or train back into central London and spend the evening on the Southbank, or take quick bus ride and cross the river by cable car for more fab views. From here get the train to London and grab dinner perhaps in Soho or Chinatown. (There’s even a pedestrian tunnel under the Thames you can check out near Greenwich if you want to cross the river that way). Enjoy!

  4. 9.11.17
    Jennifer said:

    Hi Jenny!
    Great info! You have some places that weren’t on my list yet. Have you ventured out to Stonehenge? Do you know if it would be possible to fit Oxford and Stonehenge into a one day trip? Our flight gets in very early in the morning and I thought we might try that since we can’t check in to our hotel until later in the afternoon. Anyway, just a thought to do that before hitting all the London sights.

    Looking forward to my travels!

  5. 11.18.17
    Kimberly said:

    I was in London this last March and did pretty much the same things. Except Hampton Court Palace and the Royal Muse are also two great places to see

  6. 11.21.17

    I really loved your article of London. I am researching sites to see in London as I am 99% convinced this is where we will spend our 2018 vacation in June. I’m disappointed that none of the blogs and articles I’ve read thus far have said or mentioned anything about Sherlock Holmes or 221B Baker Street. Does it exist?

    Other than that, I believe you covered pretty much everything I want to see and do.

    Many thanks,


    • 11.23.17
      Hanna said:

      There is a Sherlock Holmes Museum off of Baker Street. You have to pay to get in, but the gift shop is cute and free to take a look around!

  7. 11.24.17
    Lisa Williamson said:

    I like your tips on arrival but wonder: we are arriving at 10:40pm and are staying in Westminster. Would we have trouble navigating the tube with luggage? Is it safe?

  8. 9.12.19

    Thank you so much for these wonderful tips. This is a great post and place you visited. Lovely pictures.