The Perfect 4-Day Itinerary for Your London Trip

From cathedrals and historic castles to observation wheels and modern skyscrapers, London is packed with bucket-list experiences and landmarks. With so much to see and do, piecing together the perfect trip to the capital city is always easier with a step-by-step guide and recommendations of the best things to do. Read through our blog and plan a dreamy London getaway to remember!

Day 1

The best way to start your adventure-filled four days in London is to admire the city’s most iconic sights. With a stay in the city’s most prime locations, enjoy easy travel to world-renowned attractions and experiences. Join the Premier Inn Rewards Loyalty Programme and enjoy exclusive offers on luxurious central London stays and great benefits, perfect for family holidays, romantic getaways, or solo trips.

Big Ben

Often used in the establishing shot for films based in London, Big Ben is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. The Elizabeth Tower and the Houses of Parliament are commonly referred to as Big Ben. Named after the massive bell inside the clock tower, Big Ben offers some great photo opportunities throughout the day.

Westminster Abbey

Continue your visit as you walk towards Westminster Abbey, located right next to Big Ben. Located in the heart of the city, this royal church has been the coronation site of 40 British monarchs. Here, you can witness the iconic Coronation chair, visit the Poet’s Corner and step inside the Lady Chapel with so much heritage and history to discover.

Buckingham Palace

It is now time to explore Buckingham Palace, a royal residence, and a historic landmark that you must see during your four days in the city. Conveniently located near Westminster Abbey and your luxury accommodation in Kensington, you can take a private guided tour of the palace, explore the 19 State Rooms, and watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony.

The Changing of the Guard ceremony begins at 11 am, so if you’re planning to attend, you must get to Buckingham Palace early to secure a good spot.

Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery

After Buckingham Palace, it is now time to explore Trafalgar Square. Take a 10-minute walk through St James Park, famous for its pelican inhabitants, to reach Trafalgar Square. Spot the iconic fountains and Nelson’s Column at this lively public square, perfect for taking a short break, people-watching and clicking some great photos.

Add to your experience as you explore one of the best free-to-explore museums in the city, the National Gallery. Known for its Renaissance gems and medieval paintings, you’ll find a rich collection of European paintings including works by Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, Van Gogh, and Monet here.

London Eye

Conclude a culturally enriching day in the city, with a ride on the London Eye. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy panoramic views over London on the biggest Ferris wheel in Europe. Enjoy a bubbly drink and incredible sunset views on this 30-minute ride for an experience to remember and end your day with a scrumptious meal at our Hyde Park Hotel restaurant, with carefully selected menus and exclusive cocktails.

Day 2

St Paul’s Cathedral

Start your second day in London with a historically rich experience at the St Paul’s Cathedral. One of the most iconic landmarks in the city, the Baroque style architecture, peaceful atmosphere, and extraordinary art at the cathedral are sure to awe-inspire you. Discover the wonderful nave, the incredible acoustics of the Whispering Gallery, and the crypt, featuring tombs of famous British figures like the Duke of Wellington.

Tower of London

Built in 1066 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the legendary Tower of London has served as a royal residence, prison, and a place of execution. Explore the enchanting medieval history of the castle or take a guided tour of the world-renowned Crown Jewels and meet the ravens and the legendary Yeoman Warders for a memorable experience.

The Shard

End your second day in style, as you make your way to The Shard. This skyscraper standing at a height of 300 metres is the tallest building in Western Europe. A top destination to end your second day in London, experience the most incredible 360-degree views over the city at the View from The Shard. You can also head up to the Skydeck and enjoy the spectacular city skyline views with a glass of champagne in your hand!

Day 3

Start your day with a hearty meal at The Grand Restaurant Paddington and explore London’s most vibrant areas such as Notting Hill, Covent Garden and Hyde Park for a day full of culture, relaxation, and great memories.

Notting Hill

Start your third day in London, by exploring Notting Hill, one of the most fashionable neighbourhoods in the western part of the city. Admire the vibrant houses featuring pastel-coloured facades and take a stroll to the popular Portobello Road Market. Browse unique market stalls, selling everything from vintage clothes, and accessories to artwork and global street foods.

If you have some more time in hand, catch the latest movie release in a quirky setting with plush sofas, a bar and more at the Electric Cinema.

Hyde Park

Take a much-needed break from your exploration and relax in nature at Hyde Park, offering a tranquil escape, right in the heart of the city. Relax and soak up the sun, as you sit by the serene Serpentine Lake and enjoy the majestic views of swans and herons playing in the water. Make your way towards the blissful Rose Garden and take in the views and aromas of the fragrant flowerbeds that are sure to lift your mood instantly.

Covent Garden

Nestled in London’s West End, Covent Garden is a must-see destination, offering boutique shopping experiences, dining, entertainment, and culture, all in one place. Explore the Apple Market, filled to the brim with boutique shops and indie market stalls. If you’re looking for an Instagram-worthy destination in the city, Neal’s Yard is a treasure trove of cosy cafes, quaint little shops and more.

Day 4

Make the most of your fourth and last day in London by exploring the north side of the city. Start your day at Hamstead Village and conclude your day at Regent’s Park.


The charming Hampstead neighbourhood in London is known for its bohemian atmosphere and cultural legacy and is the perfect place to start a relaxing day out in the city. Head to Hampstead Heath, one of the most loved green spaces in London, take a dip in the open-air lido, open throughout the year, explore expanses of ancient woodland and journey up to the top of Parliament Hill, offering some of the best views of the city.

Camden Town

Continue exploring the north of the city with a tour around Camden Town offering an eclectic mix of markets, live music venues and cuisines. Locals and visitors from all over the world gather to hunt for treasures in Camden’s Markets, and stroll by the picturesque Regent’s Canal, known for its friendly atmosphere.

Pro Tip: Check out the Camden Lock Market and browse the stalls for jewellery, clothing, books, and crafts for a unique shopping experience.

Regent’s Park

Take a 10-minute walk south from Camden Town and you’ll find Regent’s Park. Originally a royal hunting ground, the scenic park is perfect to explore and spend quality time with your family, offering an artificial lake, cricket ground, tennis courts and children’s playgrounds, perfect for the little ones to enjoy their time. Don’t miss out on a visit to the Queen Mary’s Gardens in the summer and if you’d like to engage in family trails and meet incredible creatures, head over to the London Zoo, located on the north side of the park.

So, here it goes, an ideal and fulfilling four-day itinerary to see and experience London like a pro! Remember to book your getaway as early as possible to get the best offers on your stay and have a great time.

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