London: A Sample Travel Intinerary

Cleaning out my Google Drive documents from the summer, I came across some of my spontaneously generated plans while I was in Europe. (By that, I mean I made them when I got to London.) I spent a day to do this and it was well worth the time spent inside. Below is the uncut version of my planning. You’ll see how I tried to save pounds here and there, and how much one can do in a day!

Enjoy and good luck planning your trip to London! (To read a reflection of my trip to London, see here.)



  • Arrive London.


  • Housekeeping (laundry, pack), wind down, rest up from Europe travel
  • 530pm Holborn/Convent Garden/Leicester Square Turkish food with Tiffany


  • Blog, Housekeeping, Plan next 3-4 days (meal plan, schedule, online research for events/locations)
  • Bastille Day Festival near Borough Market
  • Tesco groceries: fruits/veggies (2apples, 2pears, bananas, carrots, tomatos, cucumber), milk, bread, sandwich meat, cheese, yogurt, salad mix (max 20pounds)
  • Cook dinner 🙂
  • Prep meals for next few days
    • Breakfast for 3 days (oatmeal/yogurt/milk/toast), Sun lunch (sandwich +fruit), Sun Dinner (pasta noodles+salad), Mon lunch (sandwich+fruit), snacks, dinner@home (instant noodles), Tues lunch (with Pheh), Tues dinner?
  • Scan India/Europe pics + clean up
  • Read drafts of blogs


  • Meals req’d: breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner
  • Train to Westminister, train back from Hyde Park area


  • 8am: leave home
  • Westminster Stn: Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, UK Supreme Court, Parliament Buildings
  • 11am (Via James Park): Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guards
  • Afternoon: Knightsbridge Harrod’s store, Serpentine Gallery (10-6pm)
  • 3-5pm: Hyde Park for high tea @The Orangery near Kensington Palace (bring reading book or journal) and walk around park
  • Tube home *check availability of diff lines
  • Dinner at home (pasta + salad?)

Monday (Trafalgar Square Area + Shopping)

  • Meals: packed lunch/dinner + snacks
  • Walk to Trafalgar Sq via Waterloo Bridge, Train home from Charing Cross Stn
  • Bring a backpack today: water, umbrella, money to exchange


  • Meet Steven at Tate Modern & spend the day
  • 9am: Walk to Waterloo Bridge, see: London Eye, Somerset House (Courtauld Gallery, 10-2pm is free admission), etc. (If rains, skip this)
  • Shopping area in Convent Garden/Oxford Circus/Picadilly Circus/SoHo area
  • 4/5pm National Gallery (10-6pm daily)
  • 730pm Royal Opera House Screening – FREE ballet performance at Trafalgar Square – Charing Cross Stn (
  • Re-evaluate plans with Jason tomorrow


  • Morning jog, shower, breakfast
  • PACK
  • 12pm: Meet Jason at City Hall, near Tower Bridge
  • Borough Market lunch
  • Tate Modern
  • Olympic grounds? Camdon Market? Spatifields market? *SEE list and re-evaluate.
  • Get tickets at Leicester Square for a musical or play for the evening.
  • PACK
  • Check in for flight
  • Take tube to airport


  • Morning jog, shower, pack
  • Airport

Other links:

CIty of London Festival – 50 year golden jubilee (june-July)
 Wimbledon until July 8 (get ground tickets. line up hours in advance)

During a 2 hour walk you will see:

  • Statue of Eros (Picadilly circus)
  • Parliament and Big Ben
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Trafalgar Square
  • 10 Downing Street
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Horse Guards Parade
  • The London Eye and River Thames
World Shakespeare Festival
Theatre – Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad

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