Top attractions itinerary

See many of London's top attractions in one day with our handy itinerary.
A panoramic view of Tower Bridge and the Thames at sunset, with City Hall and The Shard in the background.
Tower Bridge and the Thames © Buchet.

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

  • Start off your day of sightseeing with a ride on the London Eye. Admire many of London's top attractions, including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and St Paul's Cathedral.
  • After seeing London from above, walk along the river Thames to the SEA LIFE London aquarium, which is less than a minute away. Spread over three floors, explore Europe's biggest collection of global marine life up close and personal. 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 have a pre-booked timeslot to enjoy 1000 years of London's history being brought to life right in front of your eyes.

Lunch: St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul 's Cathedral. Photo: Jon Reid

  • 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, enjoy your lunch in either the cafe 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 London and British Museum

  • You don't have to be an A-lister to have your photo taken with Beyoncé or King Charles III. Simply hop on the Tube to Baker Street station and visit Madame Tussauds London. 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.