What to see in London in 5 days


In this guide to see in London in 5 days It will help you tour the vast majority of the best known and most charming places of the most multicultural city in Europe. In the previous 4 days you will have crossed out almost all the points of the list of the best things to do in London, so on this last day you will take the opportunity to visit the Natural History Museum, Madame Tussauds, the Shakespeare's Globe Theater, Borough Market , or go shopping on Oxford Street and the famous Harrods, to end the day with a sunset cruise on the Thames.
To create this route from London in 5 days We have based on our trip to London in 6 days of this year and the one we did a few years ago and about which we wrote the London guide in 10 days.


To get to your hotel from any of the 4 main airports in London, you have several means of transport: train, bus, subway, taxi or book the direct transfer to the hotel, the most convenient and fastest option.

You can find more information about the transfer from the airport to London in these articles:

If you are going to make several trips by subway or bus during the day, we recommend the Oyster Card. With this card you will pay a maximum amount per day of 6.50 pounds (valid for zones 1-2) and you will be able to make all the journeys you want, so with only 3 trips per day you already amortize its cost.

Where to sleep

The hotels in London are quite expensive, so it is advisable to choose the hotel a little further from the center, but close enough to a subway stop, to allow you to access the most famous points of the city without wasting much time .
We recommend the two hotels we stayed in and that meet this premise: the Garden Court Hotel located in the beautiful Notting Hill neighborhood and the Victor Hotel near Victoria Station.

For more information you can consult this post about the recommended neighborhoods and hotels where to stay in London.


If you are going to visit many tourist places, it is important to assess whether it is profitable to book the London Pass, with which in addition to saving money on tickets, you will gain time by skipping the lines. For more information you can consult this post about the London Pass.
Another good option is to book the London Explorer Pass, it allows you to enter 3, 5 or 7 of the main attractions of the city, skipping the lines and saving up to 40%.
If you are a follower or reader of Harry Potter we recommend doing this tour of the scenarios that inspired J.K. Rowling from London and, above all, book the impressive tour of Warner Studios, where most of the scenes of the 8 films of the young wizard were filmed.
For more information about this tour you can consult this guide to visit the Harry Potter studios in London.
If you do not want to pay commissions when withdrawing money from ATMs and always have the current exchange, we recommend using the N26 card to pay and the BNEXT card to get money, our two favorite cards for travel.

For more recommendations you can consult this post of tips to travel to London essential.

First day in London

He London in 5 days Start arriving at the bright Piccadilly Circus, then go down to Trafalgar Square on Regent Street, to continue walking through St. James Park, the most beautiful park in London, from where you will arrive at Buckingham Palace to see the popular change at 11:00 on call.
Westminster Abbey, is the next stop of the day, where long lines are usually formed, something you can avoid with the London Pass or skip the line.
Next to the abbey is the Parliament Square in which on one of its sides the famous red telephone booths are concentrated, from where you can not stop taking a picture to immortalize the moment. From there to the end of the Westminster Bridge, you can enjoy magnificent views of Big Ben and the Westminster Parliament.

Madame Tussauds

Map with the places of London in 5 days

If you have more days you can take an excursion to Stonehenge, the university town of Oxford and Stratford, Windsor Castle or which includes Leeds Castle, Canterbury and the Dover Cliffs, all of them among the best excursions in London .