Over the last year I’ve been sharing my recommendations for London itineraries on the A Lady in London blog. From one day to four, I’ve written about the best ways to see the city in whatever amount of time you have. You’ve told me you like them, so today I’m going to share my 5-day London itinerary. I hope it helps you plan your trips.
5-Day London Itinerary
5 days is a great amount of time to see London and travel a bit further afield. I recommend starting with my 4-day itinerary and adding a day trip. There are amazing places to explore within an hour or two of London, and no matter what your interests are or when you visit, there’s a perfect day trip for you.
If you’re traveling to London in a particular season and want to take a day trip that’s a good fit for the time of year, I’ve written guides to the best day trips from London in summer, winter, spring, and autumn. If you’re more concerned about taking a day trip that suits your interests, I’ve written about 15 day trips from London tailored to your preferences. Whether you want castles or the coast, you’ll find something to love.
I’ve taken all these trips, and recommend them from personal experience. There’s more about day trips in the beautiful book Escape London: Days Out within Easy Reach of London, too. You can get it here.
If you can’t get enough of London, I recommend spending the final day of your 5-day London itinerary in one of three ways. First, you can explore another of the neighborhoods in my 4-day itinerary.
Second, you can visit one of the city’s hidden or secret museums (or one of the bigger ones if you didn’t have time for all of them in your first three days). If the weather is nice, you can also explore the parks and gardens.
Third, you can discover more of the city on foot. I’ve written a number of detailed self-guided walks of London as well as an overview of some walks in popular areas of the city. Given my favorite way to see London is walking, I can’t recommend them enough.
However you spend your final day in London, I hope you enjoy your stay!
How about you? What would you include in a 5-day London itinerary?
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