4 Days in London: Itinerary + Local’s Guide (2024)

I created this 4 day London itinerary to celebrate my one year anniversary of moving to The Big Smoke. Since then, I’ve spent countless hours exploring the city on my own and playing travel guide for visiting family. And now, I’m sharing my updated guide for spending 4 days in London–along with some insider tips!

Lion statue with Big Ben and red double decker bus in distance seen during 4 days in London.

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31 Best Gifts from London Recommended by a Local

From antique books to adorable bears, there are endless things to buy in London when you come for a visit. As an expat, I feel compelled to bring a few of the best gifts from London when I return to the US to see family and friends.

Holiday display with Mario and Santa Claus LEGO figures in Covent Garden, seen while shopping for best gifts from London.

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50 UK Bucket List Ideas For Travel Lovers

From ancient castles to raucous festivals, there’s no shortage of UK bucket list ideas for travel enthusiasts. It seems like every time I check off an item from my own list, I learn about some other incredible thing to see, do, or eat!

Exterior of Blenheim Palace with union jack flag runner, among the top uk bucket list ideas in England.

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Visiting Blenheim Palace in Autumn: Day Trip Guide

From opulent state rooms to tree-lined lakeside paths, visiting Blenheim Palace and Gardens is a delight in any season. But once you witness the grounds decked out in red and gold foliage, it’s easy to see why autumn is the ideal time to plan your visit.

Visiting Blenheim Palace in autumn with geese flying in front of palace facade.

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25 Non Touristy Things to do in London: A Local’s Guide

Are you tired of the same old suggestions for what to do in London? Sure, Westminster Abbey and afternoon tea are lovely. But if you’re looking to escape the crowds, or need ideas for a return trip, try these non touristy things to do in London.

Visiting colorful Notting Hill mews houses is one of the best non touristy things to do in London.

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9 Romantic Lake District Breaks for Couples

With beautiful villages, stunning vistas, and countless water activities, the options for romantic Lake District breaks are endless. And if you’re planning a couples getaway in England, there’s no better region than Cumbria.

Six wooden boats about to embark on romantic Lake District breaks for couples.

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