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London Visit Guide in 3 Days 

Is it possible to visit London in three days? Below, I propose a useful itinerary for those who plan to lose nothing important but have little time available. 

The challenge today is to be able to visit as much as possible of London … in just 3 days. Let’s begin! 

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Visit London in three days: Yes We Can! 

 

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Thanks to the affordable rates that nowadays it is possible to find, and in its proximity to Spain, this city has become one of the favorite places to take a leap when you only have 3 days available. 

In order to make the most of the time available and to enjoy the stay in London, I suggest you an itinerary that will allow you to visit the most interesting places in this beautiful city. 

If you are well organized, you wake up early in the morning and make the most of your days, you can safely visit London in just three days. 

Before departing, you will need to know about the opening hours of the various attractions you want to visit and which, depending on the day, may vary. In this way, you can better organize the itinerary and eventually change the order of the visits of the first two days of travel. 

On the other hand, if you do not mind walking a lot, I think you can see everything without taking the tourist bus, but simply using public transport to reach the area you want to visit. 

First day:

 

You could start your tour by visiting Hyde Park, one of the city’s most popular parks and one of the closest places to Buckingham Palace. I recommend that you start the tour before 10am, coming down to the Marble Arch subway station, so take a stroll to the park on the south side, at Wellington Arch. Crossing the adjacent park (Green Park), you will arrive directly to Buckingham Palace.

After the change of the guard, through another “lung” in the center of London, St James’s Park, you will reach the Westminster Abbey, where you will be able to safely spend a couple of hours to visit one of the many attractions important in the city.

Once you leave the Abbey, you will be able to continue along the river, where there are two important symbols of the city: The Palace of Westminster and the Big Ben. Once you cross the Westminster Bridge, you will come to the famous London Eye from which you can enjoy the best view of the city. Before you get on the wheel, you can also stop eating something in the area.

After the tour on the London Eye, it will probably be too late so it will be difficult, if not impossible, to access other attractions. At this point, you can take the subway and head for Knightsbridge, where you can visit the famous Harrods, one of the world’s most beautiful and majestic department stores where you can spend a couple of hours. At this point the dinner time will come, so moving to Picadilly Circus can be a good idea. Since, the next day, the tour will start well, but do not do it too late!

Second Day:

 

In a sense, it was the linguistic missing link.  On #ThisDayinHistory 1799, the Rosetta Stone was found. But how was it found? When Napoleon invaded Egypt in 1798, he brought scholars with him and told them to seize important cultural artifacts for France. It was one of his soldiers, Pierre Bouchard, who discovered the tablet near the town of Rosetta. The irregularly shaped stone contained fragments of passages written in three different scripts: Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphics and Egyptian demotic. The ancient Greek on the stone told archaeologists that it was inscribed by priests to honor the king of Egypt, Ptolemy V, and that the three scripts were all of identical meaning. Which meant that this stone held the key to solving the riddle of hieroglyphics, a written language that had previously been undecipherable. When the British defeated Napoleon in 1801, they took possession of the Rosetta Stone and over the years several scholars made progress with the initial hieroglyphics analysis. It was French Egyptologist Jean-Francois Champollion who ultimately cracked the code and deciphered the hieroglyphics and thus the language and culture of ancient Egypt was suddenly open as never before. The Rosetta Stone has been housed at London’s British Museum since 1802. #RosettaStone

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The breeze can begin by visiting the Tower of London. Since this visit will make you much of the morning, I suggest you arrive as soon as possible so you can visit it without any hassle. After knowing all the secrets of the Tower, you can go through the Tower Bridge to reach the South Thames. On the right hand side, you will be able to admire the extravagant City of London and the imposing HMS Belfast warship.

Once you reach the London Bridge metro station, you can easily get to Camden Town where you can admire one of London’s most peculiar neighborhoods. Here you will find numerous shops and markets where abundance of food stalls abounds and where you can stop to enjoy the best oriental dishes, also some pubs and casinos, where you could play poker games etc.

After finishing the tour of this neighborhood, you can head to the Goodge Street subway, from which you can easily reach the British Museum, one of the most acclaimed museums in the world.

Here, you can not visit Rosetta Stone, the section dedicated to Egypt and the Nereide Monument. After the visit, you can head to two of London’s most important commercial streets: Oxford Street and Regent Street. Walking along the streets in this order, you will find yourself at Picadilly Circus, one of the city’s most visited places.

Here you will find a place to dine or, if you like Oriental cuisine, you can walk into the famous Chinatown district where you will find a host of Chinese specialties.

Third Day:

 

The last day of the tour can begin with the visit of St. Paul’s Cathedral, which is located right near the St.Paul’s metro station, where you can admire the crypt and the dome. If you take the subway and get off at Charing Cross stop, you will reach Trafalgar Square, one of London’s most popular squares. At the top of the square, you will find the imposing neoclassical building that houses the

National Gallery, one of the most important museums in the UK where you can admire for hours the works of art displayed and guarded.

Once you visit the museum, you can also walk to the pretty Covent Garden district, famous for its many shops, theaters and restaurants where you will definitely find a cute place to eat and spend the rest of the day until the moment you probably have to go to the airport.

Although it seems impossible to visit London in 3 days, I can assure you that with a good organization and with the enthusiasm typical of a trip to London, you can make this tour as well as I recommended you to do it.