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An itinerary to explore London and the surrounding area

How to actively spend a week or more in London and the surrounding area

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An itinerary to explore London and the surrounding area
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Do you think that the Euro weekend in London will show you everything that such a big city has to offer and nothing more? Error. London is truly a city of many faces and diverse cultures, atmospheres and rhythms. You will find history, modern architecture, tranquility in the parks, walks along the river away from the hustle and bustle of the city and the pleasure of farm animals. In addition, there are many places around the city that are easily accessible by bus or train and are also worth a visit. Here are some of my tips worth visiting.

1 day

City center tour - City of London

Upon arrival, you are sure to look forward to the historic city center. A walk along the Thames around the biggest highlights of the city will be the right way to tune in to the rhythm of the city.

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Walk along the Thames

Day 2

South bank of the river topped with shopping

London is also a paradise for shopping lovers. Why not combine a walk around the city with culture and end the day on the most famous local shopping street, Oxford street.

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Walk for shopping and city tour

3 day

Quiet English parks and river canals

After two days of soaking up the hustle and bustle of the city, you can go hide and relax in the beautiful English parks, famous for their careful maintenance. And remember that you can really step on the grass here and feel free to have a picnic here. Here you don't even have to leave the city center for this day trip and you will find a pleasant refuge from the hustle and bustle of tourists.

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Article: Walk through London's parks and along the canal

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Walk through London's parks and along the canal

4 day

An unconventional walk through London, where not many tourists get lost

Parts of London that are not in the heart of the city have the advantage that you will not stumble among crowds of tourists. Nevertheless, there is something to look at and discover. During this walk, we wandered into the western part of the city to the modern financial district of Canary Wharf or to the zero meridian in Greenwich.

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An unconventional circuit of London without tourists

5 days

Unconventional activities in London

The big cities are full of expensive attractions such as boat trips on the river, hop-hopoff buses or expensive entrances to monuments, where you still have to stand a long queue to enter. But it goes differently. You can try one of our tips for non-traditional activities, which are either free or a cheaper alternative.

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Unconventional activities in London

6th - 7th day

Parks around London

If you have enough time to visit London, I would recommend reserving a day or more to visit the large London parks, some of which are closer to the center and some a short distance from the outskirts of the city. A day trip to Hampstead, for example, along with its central hill park or Richmond park with free-running deer are our favorites.

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London parks

Day 8

A tour of the Windsor Royal Palace and the prominent Eton College

The second week in London gives you the opportunity to peek beyond the city limits. A good one-day trip tip is to visit the Windsor Royal Palace and the prominent Eton College.

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A tour of Windsor and Eton

Day 9

The white cliffs of Dover

On the ferry to England, the white cliffs at Dover Harbor will be the first thing to welcome you. So why not go here for a day trip, when it is 2.5 hours by train from London.

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A tour of Dover

Day 10

University City of Cambridge

The next day, you can head north to the university town of Cambridge. In 2 hours by direct train from the city center, you can enjoy a completely different atmosphere than in London. Dormitories, historic buildings and boats passing through the university campus like Venetian gondolas. That's what so many tourists come here this season, so you'd better leave early in the morning.

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A tour of Cambridge

Day 11

Massive chalk strings Seven sisters

A popular summer day trip is a walk along the edge of the Seven Sisters, which are a beautiful walking tour of the port town of Eastbourne in the south of England.

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A trip to the cliffs of Seven Sisters

Day 12

Brighton seaside

The famous seaside resort of Brighton is just an hour’s train ride from London in the south of the island. Young people come here to enjoy endless parties, but the town has a lot to offer to all its visitors. In the warm summer months, endless beaches offer refreshment.

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A tour of Brighton
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