In recent years I’ve shared my suggestions for London itineraries on the blog. From one day to five, I’ve recommended my favorite ways to discover the city in whatever number of days you have here. They’ve been some of my most popular posts, so today I want to share my itinerary for 6 days in London with you.
6 Days in London
With 6 days you can explore a lot of London and travel around a bit more. I recommend starting with my 5-day itinerary and adding a second day trip, taking an overnight trip somewhere in the UK, or spending more time discovering London.
Day Trips from London
If you add a second day trip, my summer, winter, spring, and autumn day trip guides can help you choose one that’s right for the season. Or if you want to find one that fits your interests, my 15 day trips from London and 17 day trips from London posts can help you. There’s more about day trips in the beautiful Escape London: Days Out within Easy Reach of London book. You can get it here.
Overnight Trips from London
If you want to take an overnight trip instead, I’ve written guides to 7 overnight getaways from London and 16 overnight trips in the UK. Another popular alternative is to go to Paris for a night. It’s easy on the train and a good way to see another European capital while you’re in the region.
6 Days in London and Only London
If you don’t want to leave the city, I suggest spending the last of your 6 days in London exploring places that fit your personality. I’ve written about how to choose the right London neighborhood for your style, and if you find one that suits you it’s a good opportunity to go and get under its skin.
You can also spend your day thematically. If you love books as much as I do, you can use my guides to the best places for books in London, the best specialty bookstores in London, and the best independent bookshops in London to craft a day of literary indulgence. And don’t forget to bring along a London book to inspire you.
If markets are more your thing, you can use my guides to 14 London markets and 7 under-the-radar London markets for inspiration.
Or you can seek out things to do based on when you’re visiting London. My guide to 51 things to do throughout the year can help you find annual events, festivals, and celebrations to explore while you’re in town.
Another option is to tailor your last day’s itinerary to the day of the week. If it’s a Saturday, you can follow my guide to a perfect Saturday in London. If it’s a Sunday, you can explore the Columbia Road Flower Market, Spitalfields Market, and the Sunday markets on Brick Lane.
However you choose to spend your 6 days in London, I hope you enjoy them. I’ve spent over 10 years here and still discover new places all the time, so I’m sure you’ll have no trouble filling your itinerary.
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