Probably one of the questions we are asked most is:
On a short, say a week-long trip to London, how much time will it take to see all the prime sightseeing sights in London, but also try and fit in a comprehensive look at most of the fantastic locations that are viable on a day visit from London.
Well this is a bit of a ‘how long is a piece of string question’ as it is possible to fit in a huge amount in a week, but clearly that would not mean spending excessive amounts of time at some sights.
That said I have set out a 7 day plan that gives a good amount of time at everywhere visited and really does include a huge amount.
Day 1 – Out of London – Stonehenge, Windsor and Bath
Day 2 – Complete London Tour, including; Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace Changing of Guard, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, trip on the London Eye and river cruise, plus much more
Day 3 – Out of London – Oxford, Warwick castle, Stratford-upon-Avon and Cotswolds
Day 5 – Out of London – Dover Castle, Leeds Castle, Canterbury Cathedral and Greenwich River cruise
Day 7 – Whole day left to fit in anything else you can think of
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We found this great value tour that is a good example of one of the many possible out of London day Tours:
Walking tour of Oxford Follow in the footsteps of Oxford’s famous students, from C.S. Lewis to Bill Clinton, as you stroll the captivating college courtyards and cobbled lanes of this historic university town. Take in the famous ‘dreaming spires’ and see the the Bodleian Library – one of the oldest libraries in Europe – on your travels. You’ll be captivated by the unspoilt narrow alleys and ancient squares of this naturally beautiful town.
Christ Church A treat for moviegoers of all ages, Christ Church is instantly recognisable as one of the major locations for the Harry Potter films! Marvel at the magical grandeur of the Great Hall, used as the setting for Hogwarts.
The Cotswolds Enjoy views of breathtaking countryside, sleepy villages, and bustling market towns as we drive through the charming scenery of one of England’s most beautiful regions.
Shakespeare’s Stratford-Upon-Avon – Shakespeare’s Birthplace A market town with a difference, Stratford-upon-Avon is the famous home of arguably the world’s greatest writer, William Shakespeare. Visit the picturesque half-timbered house where the legendary Bard was born to gain fascinating insights into his childhood.
Lunch – Tantalise your taste buds at an historic pub in Stratford-upon-Avon with a traditional two course meal.
Warwick Castle Be part of Britain’s Greatest Medieval Experience! Deep in the heart of Warwick Castle, the Great Hall becomes a hive of activity! Immerse yourself in battle preparations and feel the weight of a medieval sword. Become a soldier – try on a battle helmet for size! Visit the spectacular State Rooms and feast your eyes on Victorian party preparations. Estimated arrival time back to London is around 7:00pm.
Free Walking Tour – Special bonus Why not follow in the footsteps of Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge or take in the places where the Fab Four worked and played in London. The walking tour you decide to go on will surely captivate you, with it being an experience to truly remember.
We found this tour and a wide selection of tours mentioned above at www.bestvaluetours.co.uk
Thanks to them