London in seven days: Itinerary with routes and maps

Visiting London in seven days is something that will allow you to discover the best of this magnificent city, and you can even stroll through some of the secret corners of the British capital.

But even if you are going to spend a week in London, I would recommend you do a good planning, and plan very well what you want to see, to know what you are going to see every day, and think before coming which museums or places you do not want to miss. This way you will make the most of your time.

The best way to see and experience London is walking through its streets and getting lost in its parks, so with 7 days ahead, make the most of it!

To get an idea of the most important points that you cannot miss, you can take a look at our article Planning the perfect trip to London.

What to see in London in seven days

One option would be to use the tourist bus for the first day or the first two days, since it is a good way to start the trip and get around the city a bit without using public transport, and it is good to know that in addition to the bus tourist offer a cruise on the Thames that I would recommend a thousand times. More information: Tourist Bus with free cruise.

And another option that you should consider if you are thinking of entering several of the attractions, since visiting London in seven days will give you time to enter several, such as the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, HMS Belfast, Museum of Transport … take a look at the London Pass as it allows you to enter over 55 attractions for free.

London in seven days: Recommended routes

Below you can see our recommendations and routes to see London in seven days and make the most of your time:

Days 1 and 2: For the first two days, I recommend that you follow the advice we have written for the first two days in our article What to see in London in three days. There you can find detailed maps, and you have routes to visit Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, London Eye, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Soho, Covent Garden…

Day 3: Definitely on the third day visit the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the Southbank area, and St Paul’s Cathedral… The famous ship HMS Belfast is in this area, and if you have time I would recommend you go inside. I leave you the map below so you can take a look at it, but you can find this detailed route here: Itinerary 4

Day 4: On the fourth day I would recommend you to visit the Greenwich area and the Greenwich meridian, which you can combine with a cruise on the Thames from Westminster if you want to make the day even more complete. More information: Visit Greenwich. In the afternoon it would surely give you time to see something else, you could combine it with Canary Wharf which is next door: Visit Canary Wharf.

Day 5: On the fifth day I would recommend visiting Little Venice and Camden Market, starting the day with a walk through the canals of Little Venice and visiting one of the most important markets in London, Camden Town. You can see more information about this route here: Little Venice – Camden Town Route.

Day 6: Take advantage of the morning to visit one of the famous museums in London, you can visit for example one of the museums in South Kensington, such as the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum or the Victoria and Albert Museum, or the British Museum, Keep an eye on the clock as you can spend a whole day in some of these museums! And you can combine this visit to a museum with a route through Hyde Park and Knightsbridge.

Day 7: On the seventh day you can visit a flea market, a museum, visit some of the less touristy neighborhoods in London or even take an excursion to visit Cambridge, Oxford or Stratford Upon Avon…. Here are some ideas:

  • Markets: It is very important to know what days the market you want to visit is on, here you will find detailed information about London markets: Markets
  • Less known neighborhoods: We recommend you
    • Hampstead
    • Richmond Upon Thames
    • Highgate and Highgate Cemetery
    • More Places: Visiting London and Secret Corners of London
  • Day trips from London: In one day it is possible to visit places like Oxford, Cambridge, Stratford Upon Avon, Bath, Stonehenge.

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