You have a day in London before you head off on the rest of your European adventure. Can you do it? Can you do all of it? Well, you can get the big boxes checked in a day, that’s for sure.
I had a particularly long layover en route home from Paris one trip and met a friend down by the Thames and we managed to squeeze in peeks of Big Ben, Covent Garden, Number 10 Downing, and Trafalgar Square in an afternoon before I hobbled back onto the train to catch the plane home.
You can do London in a day, here’s an itinerary recently carved out by a foodie friend that covers the best of art and shopping along with the touristy stuff:
Most flights from North America to London, are overnighters. If you want to beat the jetlag, stay up as late as you can. So drop your bags, have a shower to freshen up, and then hit the streets.
After you’re smelling fresh and ready to get jolly in ol’ London, take the tube to London Bridge station.
Oh, and you’ll also get a peek of London Bridge in too.
After some sights and culture, get a tube from Waterloo to Camden town. Do Camden Market.
The tube is your friend to get you over to Leicester Square
Get back to your flat or hotel and collapse.
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