Morning: discover South Bank
Spend the morning exploring vibrant South Bank at the heart of London's cultural scene, where you can immerse yourself in exhibitions, theatre and free events.
Pick up the London Pass or the Merlin London Attractions Pass during your stay, so you can sightsee and save at London's top attractions, including family favourite Shrek's Adventure! London, underwater world SEA LIFE London Aquarium and the scary London Dungeon.
Afternoon: enjoy scenic sightseeing
Enjoy a scenic tour of the capital's most iconic sights, including royal attractions such as Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, plus historic landmarks including St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
Evening: watch a top West End show
Make it an evening to remember as you take your seat at one of London's top musicals or comedy shows. Be thrilled by world-class performances at spectacular shows such as The Lion King West End and Wicked, or get Phantom of the Opera London tickets.
Most shows start at 7.30pm and end at 10pm. Book your tickets in advance to secure the best seats in the house.
Morning: explore further afield
Kick-start the day with a breakfast worth getting out of bed for at Dalloway Terrace – feast on berry bowls, eggs and turmeric lattes under a canopy of Instagrammable foliage. Or pick from more breakfast spots.
After fuelling up for the day, discover the magic of the wizarding world at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter. Go behind the scenes of the iconic film series and experience Hogwarts Castle, magical sets, special effects and more. Expect plenty of spellbinding surprises that capture the imagination.
Or if you would like to explore a real castle, head to Windsor Castle, a royal palace steeped in history and the favoured residence of the Queen.
Afternoon: choose between the West End and the East End
Pick the West End for an afternoon of shopping. Find a bargain on Oxford Street, discover independent boutiques in Carnaby, admire high-end fashion around Bond Street or explore Covent Garden for a mixture of all three.
Alternatively, head to east London for foodie treats and colourful art. Take a street-art tour to discover vibrant murals and works by famous graffiti artists including Banksy. Then grab a bite at one of the curry houses along Brick Lane.
Evening: see London at night
Having fun is hard work; as dusk falls, sit back and watch the world go by with a memorable London by Night Open Top Bus Tour. Or opt for a relaxing dinner cruise, where you'll enjoy a meal with a side helping of riverside views.
After your tour, head to Chinatown, a vibrant hub of late-night shops and restaurants. Choose from more than 80 eateries to feast on delicious Asian cuisine, from sushi and Szechuan to satay, stir fry and Instagram-worthy desserts.
Morning: get adventurous in Greenwich
Enjoy the river breeze as you cruise along the river Thames
Afternoon: savour a delicious afternoon tea
Tuck into a tantalising afternoon tea, a quintessentially British tradition and one of London's most iconic dining experiences.
Make sure to book in advance to secure your spot, and check the dress code, as sophisticated attire is often part of the afternoon tea tradition.
Evening: enjoy dinner and cocktails with a view
As evening approaches, make your way to The View from The Shard for sunset cocktails and panoramic views of London.
Complete your trip with a classic: roast dinner. While it's best enjoyed by a roaring fire in a cosy pub on Sundays, there are plenty of places that serve a delicious plate with all the trimmings of Yorkshire puddings and potatoes throughout the week. Or choose another must-eat, fish and chips from a trendy restaurant or classic "chippy".