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Travel Itinerary: 3 Days in London – a Long Weekend

Travel Itinerary:  3 Days in London – a Long Weekend

Many people plan a trip to London for only a few days, because they are then planning to head off on a larger vacation around the area.  Especially for people coming from the States, London is a great place to start a tour of Europe.  However, even if you are feeling the itch to go somewhere for a long weekend, then how about a quick trip to London?!?!  

Some people in the States think it’s too far to fly for just a weekend, but it’s easy to find good deals on airfare between major US cities and London.  And while your time will be limited, the good thing is that many popular sights in London are within a small area and transportation is plenty.  The key is arranging your flights and work schedule so that you maximize your time off work for vacation during a long weekend trip.  In fact, I’ve done a  long weekend – 3 Days in London before — and had a fabulous time!

Here is my travel itinerary for 3 Days in London – a Long Weekend (prices are for 2 people)!

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Accommodations We Recommend for 3 Days in London

Hostel ($15 – $30)  — PubLove @ The Green Man, Paddington

Budget Hotel ($40 – $90)  — LSE High Holborn Residence

Moderate hotel ($110 – $160)   — Hotel 82 London (Hyde Park)

Airbnb — Airbnb is also a really great way to unique budget accommodations (and an apartment rather than a hotel room).  Sometimes they are standalone rentals, other times you will be staying in a guest bedroom of a local — who are often happy to give you recommendations or even show you around!  If you want to learn more, read our full post about our experiences at Airbnb’s across the country.

Activities & Other Expenses for your 3 Days in London

Tower of London

Buckingham Palace Tour

Westminster Abbey w/ audio guide

London Eye (skip the line pass – it gets long!)

Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition & Theatre Tour

London Bus Sightseeing hop on / off tour

London Ghost Walk Tour

Historical Pub Walking (and drinking) tour


Download This Travel Itinerary – 3 Days in London

Use for your own trip, or make modifications as needed.

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