I get it, and you're not alone if you feel stressed... I hear it from our community all the time.
There's so much choice for things to do and see in London, with the added fact that the city is HUGE and it's hard to plan what you can realistically do in one day without spending hours going back and forth across the city...
With my 3-Day London Itinerary, I make it so easy for you to explore London during your first three full days here, that you'll be amazed when you look back and think about how much you got accomplished in such a short amount of time, without feeling exhausted afterwards.
Besides saving you hours and hours of your valuable time doing research and planning , there's...
This itinerary isn’t just a PDF guide telling you where to go, but also includes a handy Digital Map for your phone, making it incredibly easy to know where you need to go each moment of the three days when you’re out and about in London. I don’t know any other itinerary that offers this.
Because I've lived in London for years, I know which major sites are realistically close enough to each other to see in one day. I also know all of the hidden gems to check out nearby the world-famous sites... I give you a local experience tied in with the "London biggies." That, and the little details I’ve included, are nothing like what you’d find anywhere else.
I know everyone has different tastes and needs, so in the 80+ page itinerary, you get plenty of alternative options to accommodate for families, food tastes, budget, and desired travel pace.
The Digital Map also allows you more flexibility, making it easy to get back on track if you veer off, with a built-in directions function.
Each day, the points of interest will be grouped together so that all sites and suggestions are within walking distance, or a short tube or bus ride, saving you time, headache, and money.
Every day you'll see or do:
THE 80-PAGE ITINERARY GUIDE
Includes all attractions and recommendations, plus insider tips, links to relevant information, opening hours, cost key, and more.
THE DIGITAL MAP
The map includes all recommendations mentioned in the PDF, plus indicators to help you "stay on track" with the general path of the itinerary. I've even added pins to show you where public toilets are, so you're never stuck without one!
Piccadilly Circus Buckingham Palace London Eye National Gallery Borough Market Shoreditch Tower of London Tower Bridge Covent Garden Southbank The Shard Street art Spitalfields Market
And more… plus suggestions for local favourites for things to do, and where to eat, shop and drink, all of which you can do in between the major stuff.
A PASSION FOR THE LOCAL LONDON EXPERIENCE
I'm Jess, the creator behind Love and London, and I help visitors to London to have the trip of a lifetime.
I've lived in London for over four and a half years, and I am always trying new bits and pieces around the city to share with my community.
As an avid traveler myself, I always strive for the local experience, wherever I go. Forget the long lines and overpriced tickets for the tourist attractions, I want to experience the city's delicacies, the local hangouts, and anything that makes a place unique and special.
AS FEATURED IN...
"Because of the three day itinerary, I can finally wrap my head around how we will conquer seeing London for the first time without having to follow a strict time schedule. It's the perfect balance of a great itinerary without feeling overwhelming. I will definitely recommend this to all of my friends visiting the UK." - Gina, USA
"My husband, twin teens, and I just got back from London and I'm so grateful I found you! We loved our experience and that is due to your 3-Day Itinerary. We will be back, and I hope you keep creating itineraries." - Marie F
“How is this itinerary different from what’s online or in the bookstore?”
Well, I’ve never seen any itinerary that includes a digital map for your phone, which allows you to get real-time transportation and walking directions as well as makes it super easy to follow the itinerary. Also, many "itineraries" you can find online are created by people who’ve only visited London, not LIVED here. They aren't able to provide alternative food options for diet restricts, public toilets along the route, or more crucially, tips that only someone who has done this route herself for years would know.
"Why do you charge money for this?"
There are a couple of reasons. It took weeks to create the itinerary, starting with hours of researching and planning the perfect route, to multiple days of on-the-ground testing, to writing the 70+ page guide and creating the map. If I didn't charge for the itinerary, I simply couldn't provide it to our community as it takes up so much time to create. I also spend anywhere from £25-200 per week trying out new things around London, some of which is included in the itinerary. I will never recommend something to you that I haven't tried myself, but of course, all of those meals, drinks, and tickets cost a lot of money. But by me testing them out and only telling you about the best, you won't have to waste your time and money too, because only the best of the best go in my guides. If I save you from one not-so-good moderately-priced meal, you've already paid yourself back for your purchase, never mind the hours of research and planning you won't have to do yourself!
This article gives you easy money-saving hacks that will save you enough cash to cover the cost of one of my guides.
"How much walking and public transportation is involved each day?"
The itinerary was made with the intention that users would never need to get on public transportation because the days are laid out in small enough areas. Following the general route, the approximate total walking distance is around 3.3 mi/5.3km on Day 1, 4.3 mi/6.9km on Day 2, and 2.3mi/3.7km on Day 3. There are some points at which you can hop on a bus or a taxi if you're tired, and I've pointed this out in the itinerary, and it's also easy to figure out on your own via the Digital Map.
"Is this suitable for families with children?"
The cool thing about London is that most things, and well, pretty much everything when it’s daytime, works for families with kids. I’ve made this itinerary with families in mind, and for the couple of parts that aren’t so family-friendly, I’ve given a number of suggestions for alternatives that will work for you.
"I’m on a serious budget. Will this work for me?"
Yes! Just about all of the attractions included in the itinerary are either free or can be experienced “as a taste” from the outside, therefore there’s no need to buy entrance tickets if that's not in your budget. I’ve also included budget-friendly food options (they’re the ones marked with a single “£”) or if you don’t want to spend money on food, just bring your own and only follow the sightseeing elements of the itinerary.
"Do I need 3G on my phone to be able to use the Digital Map on the go in London?"
It works best when you have it. It will also allow you to get walking directions when needed, or transport directions when you’re planning to head back to your hotel once the day is done. In the guide I’ve included a list of ways to have 3G on your phone so you can stay connected.
"Can I share the PDF and map with anyone? "
One purchase of the itinerary includes the PDF, which can be downloaded up to three times onto your various devices, and one Digital Map. You’re certainly allowed to pass your device to your travel partners, but it can’t be shared beyond that. If you’d like two different phones to have access to the Digital Map, be sure to purchase two separate itineraries.
"I have a dietary requirement, do your food suggestions suit that?"
London’s food spots are generally pretty good at accommodating for this, and I’ve included a variety of options that should suit just about everyone. Markets are especially good for this, by the way! I’ve made notes in the itinerary when a restaurant is especially known for accommodating for dietary requirements, but it doesn’t mean that the others don’t. After checking the menu online yourself, I’d always recommend phoning up a place before you go to ask what they can do for any requirements, as they might have a hidden menu you can choose from, or they can create something special for you if you give enough notice.
"I have really specific things I want to see, will this work for me?"
I’ve created this itinerary to cover what most people who visit London for the first time typically like to see. Of course, I can’t cover everything! If you have really specific or unique tastes, or don’t want to experience any classic London attractions (even just to see them from the outside) then this probably isn’t for you.
"I have a physical disability. Will I be able to do everything in the itinerary?"
That's a really great question. If you get in contact with me before you purchase (firstname.lastname@example.org) and give me a bit more info, I'm not an expert in this, but I will try my hardest to help you figure out if it's going to work for you.
"How far in advance should I buy this for my trip?"
Buy it at least a week in advance, if you can. I recommend reading over the PDF before you arrive to London, so you can familiarise yourself with my recommendations, plus some attractions and restaurants require advance booking. It also can take up to 5 business days for the Digital Map to be added to your phone. I will update the itinerary in mid-January 2019, so if you're visiting after then, don't buy it just yet, as you'll want the updated version.
"Does the itinerary tell you how to get to the starting point of each day from my hotel?"
It doesn’t, because everyone who purchases the itinerary will be arriving from different parts of London. But it gives you a concrete starting point, and when you’re at your hotel ready to start your day, just pull up the map, select the starting point, then click “Directions” to see all of your options for getting there. It’s really easy!
"What phones does the Digital Map work on?"
It’s integrated with the Google Maps app, so it’s available for all phones that use iOS or Android operating systems.
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