If you only have 1 day in London we suggest spending the day on a hop off/on tour bus or if fit and up for some exercise doing our central London walk which will take you passed many of the famous sights and give you a feel for London that will hopefully make you want to come back.
Our Central London walk means you will see a lot of the famous sights of London unfortunately you won't be able to enjoy them as much as you could with more time. It will hopefully give you a taste to come back to London again.
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Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, Prince Albert Memorial, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Cabinet War Rooms and Churchill Museum, Houses of Parliament (Westminster Palace), Big Ben, London Eye, Tate Modern, Shakespeares Globe, St Pauls, Monument, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Borough Market, Shard, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Covent Garden.
Money Saving Tips
- London Pass (Adults £69/£49)
Free Attractions include
Using the Hop off/Hop on bus can be reasonably expensive around £30 per person than if you bought a daily travel card which would cost you around £13 for unlimited travel or £7.00 using a contactless card/Oyster Card in zones 1-2.
The benefit of the Hop on/Hop off bus is you can listen to an automated tour guide to give you information and you dont have to navigate yourself around London.
They will take you to main sights such as Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Westminster, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, Tower of London as well as the major museums (Science, V & A, Natural History Museum), Harrods etc.
Plan your day as most of London's attractions open at between 9am-10am and close between 5pm-6pm. Think about what you really want to see during that period as well as what you may see during the evening. e/g if using a London Pass as suggested you may want to look at visiting the Shard in the evening to get more in and value from the card during the day.
Companies to look at include Big Bus Tours, Original Tours and Golden Tours Hop off/Hop On
Money Saving Tip: Purchase a London Pass (£69 for adults/£49 Children) it covers the Hop on/Hop off bus cost and as well as many excellent attractions such the as Tower of London, Shard, London Bridge Experience, Churchill War Rooms, St Pauls Cathedral, Westminster Abbey as well as a City Cruise....Plus much more
You get the added benefit of being fast tracked at many of the attractions without having to pay anymore money for entry.
It will make you see more attractions as you wont be prohibited by the cost if having to pay for them individually.
***Major attractions the London Pass does not cover include the London Eye, London Dungeon, London Aquarium and Madame Tussauds. You can get a discount if you bundle these attractions together. To this visit one of the websites for the attractions.