Top Attractions Itinerary

See many of London's top attractions in one day with our handy itinerary.

From a ride on the London Eye to an afternoon with A-list celebrities, see London's iconic attractions in one fun-packed day.

Morning: London Eye, London Aquarium and London Dungeon

You can see many of London's top attractions from the Coca-Cola London Eye, including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and St Paul's Cathedral. So it's a good starting point for your day of sightseeing – especially as the earlier you go, the shorter the queue!

After seeing London from above, walk along the river Thames to the SEA LIFE London aquarium, which is less than a minute away. It has one of Europe's largest collections of global marine life, including sharks, crocodiles, penguins and sea horses. Don't miss the daily feeding times and talks - you can sometimes help out with the feed, but keep your fingers away from the piranhas!

If you'd prefer something a bit gorier, visit the spooky London Dungeon. Located right next to the aquarium, this popular attraction includes scary rides and fascinating exhibits about London's gruesome history. Book your London Dungeon tickets in advance and you'll get priority access on the day as well as great discounts.

St Paul's Cathedral. Photo: Jon Reid

Lunch: St Paul's Cathedral

From the London Dungeon, take the bus or Tube to St Paul's Cathedral on the north side of the river. If you're feeling energetic, why not go on foot?

The walk will take you past many more top London sights, including the Tate Modern art gallery. At St Paul's, you can enjoy your lunch in either the café or the restaurant, which both specialise in traditional, seasonal British fare. You'll need to pay an entrance fee if you want to go into the main cathedral.

Afternoon: Madame Tussauds and British Museum

You don't have to be an A-lister to have your photo taken with George Clooney or the Queen. Simply hop on the Tube to Baker Street station and visit Madame Tussauds. This famous London attraction is full of realistic wax figures of celebrities, world leaders and sports stars.

Nearby, London's most popular visitor attraction, the British Museum, explores more than two million years of human history, with objects including the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon sculptures and Egyptian mummies. Entrance to the permanent collections is free.

Evening: Dinner with a View

Finally, catch the Tube to London Bridge station and finish your day with dinner at a restaurant on London's picturesque riverside. For great food and an even better view, try Le Pont de la Tour, which overlooks Tower Bridge and is known for its modern French cuisine and excellent wine list.

Map: Top London Attractions

Coca-Cola London Eye
See more than 50 famous London landmarks in 30 minutes on the Coca-Cola London Eye - the world's highest observation wheel
SEA LIFE LondonSEA LIFE London
Get a taste of the deep blue sea at the SEA LIFE London aquarium, where you'll find some 400 species of aquatic life
The London Dungeon
Dive into London's gruesome past at the London Dungeon, where actors, special effects and scary rides bring the past to life
St Paul's Cathedral
Enjoy amazing views of London and marvel at the famous works of art in St Paul's Cathedral
Tate Modern
Housed in the former Bankside Power Station in London, Tate Modern is Britain's national museum of modern art
Madame Tussauds
Come face-to-face with some of the world's most famous faces at Madame Tussauds and interact with your favourite celebrity
British Museum
London's famous British Museum hosts artifacts from prehistoric to modern man, including the Rosetta Stone
Tower Bridge
A tour of Tower Bridge takes you onto the covered walkways, for amazing view of the Thames and London's skyline
Le Pont de la Tour
Luxury riverside dining in London. Soak up spectacular views of Tower Bridge while you enjoy delicious French food

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