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Quick City Trips - 3 day London Itinerary

Quick City Trips - 3 day London Itinerary

By Melissa

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When I think of London I think of MAGIC. From the royal history, the gorgeous streets & establishments, to Harry Potter origins (duh), London is a place for everyone. Like any trip I plan, I love to find the best places to just walk around and soak it all in. I also aim to find a great atmosphere for meals and a fantastic cocktail – who doesn’t?! I am partial to visiting in the Autumn because of the fall colors and fashion, but any time of year in London is absolute perfection.


  • Get an Oyster card for transportation on the tube/bus – it is such an easy system and can take you anywhere you need to go!
  • The Heathrow Express is a great way to get from the airport to the city center – it’s significantly cheaper than a taxi but easier than the local tube. If you buy online prior to your trip, the cost is 22-25 EURO and if you buy at the airport the cost is 27 EURO for one way.
  • Plan some museum visits but know that you might not have time for EVERYTHING (and that’s OK because you WILL be back)



I truly feel like you can get one of the best experiences when visiting a new city if you stay in an Air B&B. There are flats of all sizes in all different neighborhoods in London. 


Wombats City Hostel – London

This hostel is a very affordable, clean, and nice place to stay for somebody on more of a budget. You can sleep dorm style with others or grab your own room. Lots of people lounge in the main lobby and there is a really fun bar in the basement where you can meet other travelers! It is near a tube station that will get you to the main city center and is walking distance to some great pubs and restaurants.


Hotel Indigo London – Kensington

This hotel is a very cute boutique style hotel in the Kensington neighborhood. The rooms are small but very modern with all of the amenities you could need, with a lovely breakfast in the morning.


Hotel 41, The Milestone Hotel, The Connaught, Corinthia Hotel London, The Soho Hotel, The Langham. All gorgeous & luxurious – ‘nuff said.

3-Day London Itinerary

Day 1:

Lunch @ Dalloway Terrace

Westminster Palace

Big Ben

Westminster Bridge

Buckingham Palace & St James Park

Shopping on Oxford, Regents, and Carnaby Streets
  -Selfridges, Harrods, Maison & Fortnum are the large department stores that are famous here

Dinner: @ The Culpepper
  -Get the Fish & Chips!

Day 2:

Breakfast @ The Orangery at Kensington Palace
  -My favorite place.. I still dream about it!

Kensington Palace & Gardens

St. Pauls Cathedral

Borough Market
  -Walk around in this neighborhood after you hit the market.. very Harry Potter-y!

Tower of London/Tower Bridge

Alex Monroe Jewelry
  -London jewelry designer that has gorgeous nature inspired pieces – he was in the shop last time I was there!

Dinner @ Mabels in Covent Garden Area

Drinks @ Connaught Hotel in Kensington
  -Did someone say martini cart?

Day 3:

Breakfast @ Sketch
  -Make a reservation for the Pink Room & make sure to get a picture in the Loo! (you’ll see)

Natural History Museum

Hyde Park
  -I could spend an entire day walking around Hyde Park. It’s gorg.

*more shopping*
  - It’s London, OK?!

Afternoon Tea @ The Wolseley

Walk around Trafalgar Square

Cocktail @ The Roof Gardens

Dinner @ Churchill Arms
  -Tip: if you have to wait for a reservation if you are eating, grab a glass of wine down the street at Wine Rooms

Although this doesn't cover even a slice of all the things to see & do in this fascinating city, I hope this was helpful! Please comment below if you would like some more recommendations or have any questions!

Adventure Always.

Cheers! Melissa

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