3 Days in London Itinerary 2024: Places to Visit & Things to Do
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Places to Visit in London in 3 Days

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Spending 3 days in London would just be amazing as you will get a chance to explore some of the iconic landmarks that are famous for rich history and heritage. You will get to visit the heritage palaces, renowned observation sites, age old cathedrals, UNESCO world heritage sites, and whatnot. You should plan to visit Buckingham Palace which is considered to be one of the cultural icons of the whole world, dating back to almost the 17th century. You can take a ride on the famous London Eye which lets you capture some of the stunning views of the popular tourist attractions of London.

You can plan your 3 days London itinerary with your loved ones to explore the rich art and culture by visiting various museums and exploring their relics. You can also make the whole experience enjoyable by opting for a Thames River Cruise that lets you savor delectable food and capture stunning sights all around. Enhance your London getaway with a meticulously planned Europe tour package, ensuring a delightful and immersive experience in this iconic city.

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Places to Visit in London on Day 1


Know The History Of Buckingham Palace

If you are a huge admirer of the royal family or you just want to see one of  Britain's most important cultural icons, Buckingham Palace is a must-see for anybody spending 3 Days in London. Inside its big, opulent halls, you'll find the history of the palace, which is fairly lengthy and interesting. Although Buckingham Palace's history dates back far further, King George IV ordered its construction in the late 1700s.

 The artwork in the Royal Collection includes sculptures, paintings, tapestries, and other items all express a glimpse of the past. But the enormous wealth is only a portion of what you will discover within the palace. Nevertheless, the occasional Rembrandt or Rubens will still be on exhibit for all to see.

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Explore Westminster Abbey

Admire the magnificent grandeur of London's Westminster Abbey, a functioning place of worship and UNESCO World Heritage Site on your 3 days London itinerary. The abbey, which was established by Benedictine monks in 960 AD, serves as Britain's coronation church and is the location of numerous important festivities, such as the 2011 nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

 Since 1066, all British kings and Queens have been crowned at Westminster Abbey, which also houses the historic Coronation Chair in St. George's Chapel. With memorials to Edward, Elizabeth I, Richard II, Mary Queen of Scots, and other royal tombs located within the abbey, it is also the ultimate resting place of 30 kings and queens.

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Discover Art At St. Paul’s Cathedral

As you enter the cathedral, take in the stunning vistas along the center aisle during your 3 days in London. Take a moment to observe Wellington's Monument, which honors the Duke of Wellington, a prominent soldier and statesman in the nation. Along with a marble statue of John Donne, a poet and a former Dean of the Cathedral, there are memorials commemorating the explorer Robert Scott and the painter JMW Turner.

On the base of the monument, which was destroyed during the Great Fire of London, look for burn marks. Famous pieces of art include Henry Moore's sculpture Mother and Child: Hood, and an homage to contemporary martyrs, can be all seen here.

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Admire London City From Tower Of London

The Tower of London, a royal fortification and a World Heritage Site that was established in 1066, is a spectacular fortress with a history that goes back many centuries. It is notable for having formerly been a notorious jail which you should explore during your 3 days in London trip.

On a day excursion to this Tower, treat your eyes to the renowned and rare jewels, the intriguingly old-fashioned architecture, and a clear perspective of the River Thames. The massive Tower of London, which is situated in the heart of London and boasts a view of the River Thames, from where you can take in all the beautiful views of the city.

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Take A Trip To Bath

Bath is the ideal destination for a day trip during your 3 days London itinerary because it is only about 200 kilometers away. Bath, the main city in Somerset County, England, is situated in the River Avon Valley. Even the Romans visited Bath to fully enjoy its natural hot springs because it has long been renowned as a wellness and relaxation resort.

In 1987, the entire city of Bath was designated as a World Heritage Site, and today, visitors from all over the world visit Bath to witness the Roman baths for themselves. Visitors are also urged to stroll about this breathtaking city and see the exquisite Georgian architecture.

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Explore Stonehenge

One of the best sites to take kids during your 3 days in London trip is Stonehenge, a Neolithic landmark that will delight history fans everywhere. The location is adjacent to Amesbury, England, and it is thought to have existed as early as 3000 BC. Since 1986, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Center and is thought to have served as either a cemetery or a kind of astronomy site.

The mystery surrounding the location and the fact that no one is quite sure what the stones stand for or what their original purpose was, adds to its attractiveness. 

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Visit The Royal Castle Of Windsor

The British royal family, notably Queen Elizabeth and her husband, Phillip, call this home, making it one of the most important destinations for families to visit in the UK. The castle in Berkshire is both a work of art and a representation of the British monarchy's historical lineage.

The location was initially constructed in the 11th century and has since undergone numerous renovations. President Obama and other prominent political figures of the twenty-first century have stayed at the Gothic-style castle.

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Enjoy City Skyline With London Eye

The London Eye, the most recognisable building in the center of London, embellishes the city's skyline, which should be admired during your 3 Days in London. It was created by Marks Barfield Architects, and is the largest cantilevered observation wheel in the world, featuring 32 cutting-edge glass capsules.

The London Eye, which is the city's highest, most roomy, and air-conditioned glass pod observatory, offers a panoramic 360-degree bird's-eye view of the city and the notable skyline of city landmarks. A distinctive 4D tour of the nation's capital employing sensory effects, and various one-of-a-kind encounters are carefully designed to heighten the thrill and provide priceless memories.

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Relish Food With View At Thames Lunch Cruise

Wonderful food and beautiful views both can be cherished at Thames Lunch Cruise, which is a lunchtime river cruise in London, which is a special and unforgettable way to experience the city. Head out on a leisurely journey past London's riverfront sights as you savour a delightful two-course meal. You can enjoy a leisurely trip by the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, and the Tower Bridge on the London river cruise lunch.

After a hectic morning of shopping or touring, cruises are the ideal way to unwind and recharge with a delectable lunch. You can climb up to the open deck for unobstructed 360-degree views of the river.

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Discover The Shard

The Shard is the tallest building in the UK, standing at 309.6 meters, is a must visit during your 3 days London itinerary. The term comes from the fact that it resembles a glass shard. On the south side of the River Thames, the structure serves as the focal point of Shard Quarter. The Clink Museum, Borough Market, and Southwark Cathedral are just a few of the nearby London landmarks which can be seen from here.

Renzo Piano served as the Shard's principal designer, who wanted to build a place where people could live, work, and unwind called a Vertical City. Exclusive residential units on 12 levels of the hotel offer some of the best views in the city. The building is topped by two observation decks, collectively referred to as The View from The Shard.

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  1. Is 3 days enough in London?

    3 days in London are enough if you want to visit the prime locations only. If you are looking to explore the whole city, you would need a week. Things to see in London in 3 days include all major spots like Riverside Observation Wheel, The Big Ben, Tower of London and the Tower Bridge.

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  2. How many days do you need in London?

    3 days in London are more than enough if you are only looking for the places which are famous. London's 3-day Itinerary can include a visit to big Ben followed by a brunch in any surrounding local restaurant. After this, you can go for a visit to the British Museum. The next day can be started with a visit to the Riverside Observation Wheel after which you can go shopping in nearby markets. The trip can be concluded by taking a tour around Warner Bros. Studio on your third day.

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  3. Is 4 days enough for London?

    4 days are more than enough in London if you want to visit the major landmarks as well as local markets. However, 3 days in London are also enough if you are willing to visit only the famous tourist places.

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    Below is a list of products that you mustn't forget to buy from London:

    Designer wear
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18 November 2019
Even though the building looks a little ancient the overall feel of the place is very futuristic. It is not something that we get to see everyday. The kids are also going to love it. A good place to learn and have some fun! Must visit.
09 January 2020
Always wonder where the word GMT came from. Haha! My trip to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich was extraordinary. I got to discover a lot and it was an insightful tour. The tickets I got were from Thrillophilia. I did a lot of cool stuff like standing right on the meridian line and also took a lot of photos with my friends. Overall, a blissful experience providing a rich learning opportunity to people like me. I would definitely want every holidaymaker to visit this place.
12 September 2019
The best way I can describe my entire experience starting with getting my tickets from Thrillophilia to touring around St. Paul's Cathedral would be to the day that it was simply amazing. The place was so quiet and soothing, it was the kind of thing I wanted towards the end of my first-day tour in London. A side note, Just make sure you have a valid ID proof along with the tickets, it is important.
12 February 2020
I had a great time at St. Paul's Cathedral. The experience was sublime and I loved every bit of it. The place was amazing and we got a chance to just relax and enjoy some peace in the Cathedral. It is a definite recommendation from my end to every tourist visiting London. Trust me, advance booking your tickets take a load off of you.
04 February 2020
What elegance, I must say, my trip to the Buckingham Palace Queen's Gallery was breathtaking. I got to explore the ancient culture and traditions that have lived throughout history through the beautiful paintings and sculptures present.
13 February 2020
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My visit to the Imperial War Museum was insightful and really inspiring. I got to see a ton of war artilleries from the time of World War. Upon entering it will take you some time but the place will really grow on you. I must say that the guide was also thorough about the entire place.
16 December 2019
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Kensington Palace is very grand and beautiful. The palace also carries a rich history that we learned a lot about from the people there. If you are interested in architecture and history then visit as I got bored after sometime.
22 October 2019
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It is a royal palace with a distinct architectural design that is really beautiful for the visitors. I really admired the entire ambiance of the place and the tour was just perfect. I strongly recommend everyone to visit the place on their tour to London.
09 December 2019
I got a chance to relax and me and my parents just sat in the garden and admired it's beauty. We spent around 30 minutes there walking around. Overall, it was nice experience but nothing special.
17 November 2019
The Kew Gardens was the perfect addition to my overall London trip. Upon reaching I visited the place towards the evening and I must tell you what a relaxing feeling it was. It was great sitting amidst the raw nature and enjoying some time in peace. We also took a lot of pictures and overall, we enjoyed the place very much.

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