Places to Visit in 1 Day

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Places to Visit in 1 Day There are plenty not-to-be-missed attractions in London to see. Many times we don’t have a choice to stay more than one day. One day in London would be the sweetest but the worst torture as you try to cover the attractions as more as you can

See London in one day needs a proper plan to cover major London Attraction and at the same time it needs to suit to your personal likings, interests etc. You may hire an expert local guide. There are good numbers of companies providing these services. You can also email (abm@abmuktradelink.com) us for any advice or help.

Here are the some options planned for your comfort and decision. Feel free to delete sites that you have no interest and add those where you have interest. If you don’t linger too long in any one place, you could just about get through it all in 1 day. Options are prepared to suit different interests and choices

See London in one day-Option 01: Sightseeing Hop on Hop Off Buses

Places to Visit-Hop On Hop Off-Sightseeing Bus

Sightseeing by Hop On Hop Off Bus: Open Top Bus

With only one day to spend, A guided bus tour by one of the sightseeing Open Top Buses might be the best choice to see London in one day. It will give you a good overview of the city’s top sights, and you can get on and off along the way for a close up look at some of the more interesting places, like St. Paul’s, the Tower of London, Bigben, Parliament House etc.

The Ticket for 24 hours will be around £25 per person. Check if there is any special offer available.

See London in one day-Option 02: Sightseeing by Tour Company

This kind of day trip are usually arranged by Tour Company by their Coach. You need to book a ticket after checking the attractions they are going to cover.

Visit for full information Bus Tour-Coach Tour. They have so many options, so pick the right one.

Duck Tours: Road & Water

A different type of tour namely Duck Tours is worth to check. The London Duck uses converted amphibious vessels from World War II and drive straight into the river at Vauxhall, which always makes children laugh. This is really exciting and enjoying. Good votes by the Tourists always. Want to know more, so visit Duck Tour– a Half on the Street, Half in Thames River.

Courtesy:Youtube-Duck Tour experience shared by Rosie and Honor

See London in one day-Option 03: Discover London on Walk

Walk: Starting Point – Hyde Park Corner/Marble Arch (Buckingham Palace) And Ending at Westminster Abbey/Parliament Square. Distance 3.0-3.5 Miles

a man walking-london walk-Places to Visit

Morning: Buckingham Palace & Surrounding

Hyde Park- The Serpentine Lake (inside Hyde Park), The Princess Diana Memorial Fountain (inside Hyde Park), Speaker’s Corner(inside Hyde Park), Wellington Arch, Constitution Hill, Buckingham Palace, Queens Life Guard Changes (Arrived by 11.15- check exact time at http://www.changing-the-guard.com/london-programme.html).

Then choose taking any following route to reach at Trafalgar Square.

Walk along the Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly Street, China Town, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square. You will pass all the world famous Brand Shops and also you will have a chance to look around China Town where you may take some food.

Or, Walk using The Mall road to arrive at Trafalgar Square. You will see Lancaster House, Clarence House, St. James Palace. You will also pass St. James Park & Lake on the right. You can use Pall Mall Road also.

Afternoon: Trafalgar Square & Surrounding

Trafalgar Square, Admiralty Arch, Nelson Column, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, St. Martins in the Field

Start walk again to reach at South Bank (The other side of the River Thames). Use Northumberland Avenue to Victoria Embankment. You will see here River Thames, Cross the river using Hungerford Foot Bridge and reach at South Bank side.

Late Afternoon: London Eye, Parliament House & Surrounding

Then you need to think about your strength. If you are capable chose option A otherwise option B to reach at Parliament Square

A- Take left turn, walk please. You can see Hayward Gallery, Waterloo Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge, Shakespeare’s Theatre Globe, Tate Modern (Not to be missed, if it’s not possible today come back later), Southwark Bridge. Now return back to the starting point (A)

B- Take right turn. You will find Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London Eye and Sealife London Aquarium.

You can see Bigben from here. Using Westminster Bridge, come nearer to the Bigben (renamed as Queen Elizabeth Tower) and visit Parliament House, Parliament Square, Churchill War Rooms, Westminster Abbey.

Evening: Night life London

Enjoy whatever you like- click for details
Music Night Out or,
3D Cinema on the world largest Screen or,
Comedy or above all
very popular Theatre

For Food Lovers, have your best food in London

If you have interest you can visit Religious Places like Westminster Even Song, Mosques, Temples etc.

(Take food at your convenience, Drink plenty Water/Soft drinks, Keep Sweet/Chocolate. Cloths to suit the outside weather)

See London in one day-Option 04: Discover London by Public Bus

london bus-Places to Visit

Sightseeing by most modern London Bus

If you don’t want to pay over £20, you can easily use Public Transport (Bus) to see the same sights. What you need is to buy Day Bus Tickets around £4.50/day. You can buy Oyster Card or use your Visa or Master Card having wave symbol. We prefer Bus (not underground Tube) as you can see London Attractions & London Daily Life on your way.

Starting Point – Hyde Park Corner/Marble Arch (Buckingham Palace) And Ending Point: Tower of London

Morning: Buckingham Palace & Surrounding

Hyde Park- The Serpentine Lake (inside Hyde Park), The Princess Diana Memorial Fountain (inside Hyde Park), Speaker’s Corner(inside Hyde Park), Wellington Arch, Constitution Hill, Buckingham Palace, Queens Life Guard Changes (Arrived by 11.15- check exact time at http://www.changing-the-guard.com/london-programme.html).

From Marble Arch Bus Stop- Take any Bus of the following for Trafalgar Square.

Route 23 towards Liverpool Street,
Route 6 towards Soho or
Route 159 towards Streatham
If you take Bus 159, you need to get off Haymarket from where you can go to Trafalgar Square easily.

Now you see Trafalgar Square, Admiralty Arch, Nelson Column, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, St. Martins in the Field etc.

Mid & Late Afternoon: Parliament House & Surrounding

parliament house-Places to Visit

Parliament House with Bigben seen

You will get plenty buses at Trafalgar Square all are going to Parliament House/Westminster like Bus route #87, 53, 159, 453,12, 11 etc. You will pass through Whitehall Area (all UK Government Offices), Horse Guards, Cenotaph, 10 no. Downing Street. It’s preferable if you walk from Trafalgar Square to Parliament Square.

Enjoy the historical Parliament House, Parliament Square, Westminster Abbey, Churchill War Rooms, Bigben (Elizabeth Tower).

From Westminster Bus Stop, take Bus – Bus#453 (towards New Cross or Deptford)/Bus#53 (towards Plumsted)/Bus#12 (towards Dulwich Village)/Bus#148 (towards Camberwell) or Bus#159 (towards Streatham) and get down 1 stop after Westminster Bridge County Hall. I.e. you will cross over the river Thames. You can also walk it here.

Get down to Southbank Pier using stairs. Visit London Eye, Sealife London Aquarium, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Southbank Center. If you walk along the South Bank or pier you will find Hayward Gallery, Waterloo Bridge, Blackfriars Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Modern (Not to be missed, if it’s not possible today come back later) & Southwark Bridge.

Come back to Bankside Pier (at Blackfriars Bridge just before the Southwark Bridge), Take bus 100 towards Shadwell and get down at St. Paul’s Cathedral. See the St. Paul’s Cathedral inside.

Take Bus Route# 15 (towards Poplar) to go to The Tower of London. You can use Bus Route# 25 (towards Ilford) but you need to get down Catherine Cree from where you need to walk to go to Tower of London.

Evening: Night life London

We can follow the same stated above option 03.

(Take food at your convenience, Drink plenty Water/Soft drinks, Keep Sweet/Chocolate. Cloths to suit the outside weather)

Some Travel Friendly Bus

Bus Route 11: Starting Point – Liverpool Street and terminate at Fulham Town hall & Vice Versa
This Bus passes some of London’s most famous landmarks: St Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Horse Guards Parade, Big Ben & the Houses of Parliament.

Bus Route 4: Starting Point is Waterloo Station and terminates at Archway Station & Vice Versa
It covers Waterloo, The Royal Court of Justice, St Paul’s Cathedral, Museum Of London and the Barbican.

Bus Route 88: Starting Point: The Pavment and terminates at Camden Garden & Vice Versa
It will take you to Tate Britain, Westminster Abbey, Bigben, Parliament Square & House, Horse Guards Parade, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Hamleys Toy Store, Camden

Bus Route 09: Starting Point – Hammersmith and terminate at Aldych & Vice Versa
This Bus passes Warwick Garden, Kensington Palace, Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park Corner (Buckingham Palace & Hyde Park), Pall Mall/St. James Palace, Trafalgar Square

You will find bus wherever you want to go. Visit the Transport For London website http://www.tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/. You can make your Journey Plan nicely where ever you want to go by using Underground/Tube or Train or Bus

See London in one day-Option 05: London Travellers for special Interest Group like Museum/History/Culture

If you fancy about Museum or History, you can choose the following option. You don’t need to use Tube, just use Bus keeping your travel cost at minimum and better viewing London & London Attractions. Viewing Museum is a time consuming matter but if you stay around 1 hour for each Museum (except British Museum at least 2 hours), you will keep on your schedule.

Here all the Museums we listed are FREE to access

Starting Point – British Museum/Great Russell Street and Ending at Buckingham Palace

British Museum- Voted always Number One by Tourists

British Museum- Visit the African, Egyptian and Babylonian galleries, the Great Court and the Reading Room as an absolute minimum. Minimum 2 hours is required to visit this massive Museum.

British Museum to Natural History Museum – take any bus from the following to get down Exhibition Road or South Kensington. Enjoy Natural History Museum.

Route 10 towards Hammersmith
Route 14 towards Putney Heath

Then come to the Science Museum on walk (1 minute). This is something you should not miss.

After the Science Museum, you can visit Victoria & Albert Museum after 4 minute walk.

You may need to be relaxed so may visit Harrods, the world famous Shop.

Victoria & Albert Museum to Harrods by Bus. Take Bus Route#14 (towards Warren Street), Route#414 (towards Maide Vale) or Route#C1 (towards Victoria)to get down at Knightsbridge. You are free to visit this shop without any buy commitment. Enjoy the fabulous items with the prices you may not even think.

Come out from Harrods, start again to see famous Royal Albert Hall. Take Bus Route#9 & 10 (towards Hammersmith), Route#52 (towards Wilesden). Reach at Kensington Royal Albert Hall.

If you are tired you can end of your journey here or cross over the Road, enter Hyde Park. Take some rest and start again.

Enjoy the Hyde Park- The Albert Memorial (inside Hyde Park), The Serpentine Lake (inside Hyde Park), The Princess Diana Memorial Fountain (inside Hyde Park), Speaker’s Corner(inside Hyde Park).

Come out from Hyde Park, see Wellington Arch and finally visit Buckingham Palace.

Evening: Night life London

We can follow the same stated above option 03.

(Take food at your convenience, Drink plenty Water/Soft drinks, Keep Sweet/Chocolate. Cloths to suit the outside weather)

See London in one day-Option 06: London Travellers for viewing Madame Tussaud

Madame Tussaud-Places to Visit

Madame Tussaud- Popular Tourist Destination

Starting Point – Parliament Square, Ending Point: Madame Tussaud

Parliament House & Surroundings

Enjoy the historical Parliament House, Parliament Square, Westminster Abbey, Churchils War Rooms, Bigben.

Parliament Square to Buckingham Palace by Bus- you need to be there by 11.15 to see Queens Guards Change.

Route 148 towards Shephard Bush,
Route 159 towards Marble Arch

Take the any bus of above and get down at Marble Arch. Walk to Buckingham Palace straight.

Buckingham Palace & Surrounding

princess-diana-fountain-Hyde park

Princess Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park

Buckingham Palace, Queens Life Guard Changes arrived by 11.15- check exact time of Guard Change. Then Constitution Hill, Wellington Arch then enter to Hyde Park, The Serpentine Lake (inside Hyde Park), The Princess Diana Memorial Fountain (inside Hyde Park), Speaker’s Corner(inside Hyde Park). Here all attractions are very near each other, some are in the Park.

Madame Tussaud & Surroundings

Come to Marylebone Road or Baker Street by Bus to visit Madame Tussaud. Usually there is a long que here and it is better to take a ticket in advance. You need minimum 3 hours to finish the viewing. Route#2 (towards Marylebone) or Route#74 (towards Baker Street) to get down at Marylebone Road or Baker Street.

After finishing Madame Tussaud, you can see around like The Sharlock Holmes Museum (walk 4 minuit), The Wallace Collection (walk 10 minuit) etc.

Evening: Night life London

We can follow the same stated above option 03.

(Take food at your convenience, Drink plenty Water/Soft drinks, Keep Sweet/Chocolate. Cloths to suit the outside weather)



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