London is a huge city with so much to see and do, so congratulations on choosing a good amount of time to spend in the city to enjoy its top attractions and neighborhoods.

Leave the hard stuff to our expert hands, and instead spend more time (and money) on enjoying this dream London vacation.

This itinerary can also be cut down to 5 days, if you are short on time, or want to spend more time exploring other parts of England.

Day 1: Royalty, Politics, London Eye & The West End

Your first day in London will take you to the top attractions in the Westminster area, experiencing some of the best views of London and the exploring the vibrant West End.

9:30am Westminster Abbey Tour

Do the self-guided audio tour of Westminster Abbey so you can learn more about the artwork, Gothic architecture, history, and notable monuments inside the building where Royalty gets married and have their coronations.

10:30 Walk through St James’s Park

The 58-acre St James’s Park is home to the Mall and Horse Guards Parade and offers quiet, meandering beauty with manicured, blooming gardens; ponds, ample birdlife, hundreds of shady trees.

10.45am Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard

Buckingham Palace has been the royal residence of the British Royal Family since 1837. Most visitors peer through the gates, but you can tour the palace from July until October, on Thursdays until Mondays.

12.00pm Big Ben and Parliament House

While you can tour The Houses of Parliament during select days and times, most visit just for photos of the outside, and of Big Ben, the 13.5 tone iconic clock tower.

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