London is Calling

Basil & Turmeric | London is Calling

When I think of London, Paddington, Mary Poppins, and Baby Sussex (Archie) come to mind. Of course, upon my first visit I loved the architecture, and all the shopping too. If you are planning on visiting London in the near future I hope you find this 5 day itinerary guide helpful.

For this specific trip we used OneTravel to book our trip and got an amazing deal so I would highly recommend you looking through what they have to offer. We stayed at The Cavendish Hotel which is situated near Piccadilly Circus. We also visited during Mid-October, which again, I would recommend as prices are low, it is not too cold, and not too crowded.

5 Day London Itinerary:

Day 1

  • Big Ben

  • House of Parliament - We did the tour and I would highly recommend it (I am usually not much of a museum/tour person, but this was truly exceptional!)

  • Westminster Bridge

  • Westminster Abbey

  • St. James’s Park

  • Harrods - Lovely place to pick yourself up an ornament for Christmas as a souvenir

Day 2

  • Buckingham Palace – every other day you can see changing of the guards weather permitting happens at 11:30 should take 30 min

  • St. Paul Cathedral

  • Tower of London

  • Tower Bridge

  • Camden Market - This was not our cup of tea, but you might really enjoy it

Day 3

  • Oxford Street and Oxford Circus

  • Hamleys – 188-196 Regent St. Soho, London W1B 5BT (This is a toy store similar to FAO Schwarz)

  • Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

  • Marble Arch

  • Piccadilly Circus

  • Tea at Fortnum & Mason - Make a reservation in advance (I cannot recommend going here highly enough!!)

Day 4

  • Trafalgar Square

  • Royal Opera House

  • Covent Garden Market

  • Belgo – Belgian Restaurant - 50 Earlham St London WC2H 9LJ, United Kingdom (Go here to have an authentic experience)

  • British Museum (If you like museums - we skipped this)

  • Phantom of the Opera Musical - We bought tickets on the same night in London - If you like musicals go see this. Even if you have seen it in US, go see it again. It is THAT good!

Day 5

  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theater

  • Tate Modern

  • London Eye - One of my goals in life is to ride on every ferris wheel, so I ensured to buy London Eye Tickets in advance. I also just find it easier to buy tickets online in advance when you know you are going to do something for sure. Buy your ticket today and experience a different kind of Ferris wheel!

  • Bateaux London River Thames Symphony Lunch Cruise - Reserve in advance (but I wouldn’t recommend the lunch part, the food wasn’t good. However, the boat itself was wonderful and we enjoyed the tour).

London Eye

London Eye

 If you have additional time I would recommend:

  • Regent’s Park

  • Madame Tussaud’s

  • National Gallery

  • Notting Hill and Portobello Road

  • Royal Albert Hall

  • Tottenham Court Road

Where to eat is always on Everyone’s Mind of course so here is a short list of restaurants/cafes:

  • Brasserie Blanc

  • Brumus Bar & Restaurant

  • Addies Thai

  • Indian Zing

  • Café Nero


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As you can see there is a lot to see and do in this amazing city called London. Even 5 full days does not allow you to see everything in its entirety, and so because of this reason I have booked another trip to return to London this December. I am so excited to ring in the New Year in London this year!

Basil & Turmeric