*Note that The Casual Tourist Guide to Central and East London has some overlap with Day 2 and 3 of the itinerary. Out of our Casual Tourist Guide series, the best additions to the itinerary are West London and North London, both of which don't cover any similar areas.
2022 3-Day London Itinerary
2022 3-Day London Itinerary
You'll receive these guides immediately upon purchase via digital download.
- 100+ Page PDF Guide
Includes all attractions and recommendations, plus insider tips, links to relevant information, opening hours, cost indicator, and more.
There are also symbols indicating which spots are friendly for Veggies, Vegans and G-Free, and that are wheelchair accessible.
- 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’ll never be stuck without one (I’m a self-proclaimed professional toilet finder!)
- Major Attractions + Local Gems
The itinerary cover all major attractions including ones listed below plus suggestions for local gems to experience in between.
Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, Borough Market, London Fields, Tower Bridge, Columbia Road Flower Market, Covent Garden, London Eye, Southbank, Shoreditch, Street Art, Spitalfields Market, and more…
- Printable Checklists
At the end of each day you’ll find a checklist with all the recommendations and a lined page so that you can select and annotate the activities that best suit your travel group.
London Packing Guide
Includes printable seasonal packing lists, a month-by-month weather guide, “What to wear” suggestions, and more.
London Hotel Guide
A curated list of fantastic budget, mid-range, high-end hotels and apart-hotels along the 3-Day London Itinerary’s route. For an easy three days exploring London, these are the best hotels to consider staying in.
…and your purchase isn't just about you.
10% of your 2022 Itinerary purchase will be donated to Hackney Food Bank, a food bank in Jess’s local area that helps to tackle food poverty.
And we’re super proud to say that since 2019, itinerary purchases have helped send £4500 to some amazing London charities.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to receive my guide?
You'll receive this guide immediately upon purchase via digital download.
How do I save the guides to my phone/laptop?
To most easily access your Love and London guides and to make sure you can always reference them into the future, you’ll need to download your files to one or more of your devices. It’s fairly straightforward but if you are not sure how to do that then follow these steps.
Get in touch with us if you need us to reset your download attempts as each guide can be downloaded five times by default.
I have the Casual Tourist Guides. Are they similar?
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 restrictions, 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 100+ 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, some of which is not worthy. 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 goes 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 and hours of research and planning you won’t have to do yourself.
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.
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. Walking distance will vary greatly by the user, and what you choose to do or not do, but the Digital Map will show you how much walking you might end up doing.
There are some points at which you can hop on a bus or a taxi if you’re tired. I’ve pointed this out in the itinerary, and it’s also easy to figure out on your own via the Digital Map.
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, and some attractions and restaurants require advance booking. It also can take up to five business days for the Digital Map to be added to your phone, but usually just takes one business day.
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! For a few years now we include icons indicating restaurants that are veggie-friendly, vegan-friendly and GF friendly.
That being said, you should always check the menu online yourself, and you can also phone up a restaurant 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’m personally vegetarian, so if you are too, you’ll find plenty of food options in the itinerary.
I have a physical disability. Will I be able to do everything in the itinerary?
Our itinerary has indicators telling you whether or not each recommendation is wheelchair accessible and there are plenty of options for those who need to avoid stairs. You can expect to walk a fairly good amount each day, but how much depends on how you choose to use the itinerary.
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.
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, if your children are fairly well-behaved. That being said, I’ve not specifically made this itinerary with kids under 16 in mind.
Do I need data on my phone to be able to use the Digital Map on the go in London?
It absolutely 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 data on your phone so you can stay connected.
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!
Which 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.
2022 3-Day London Itinerary
It's such a wonderful complement to the Love + London YouTube videos. I especially appreciate the map, photos, hyperlinks and the fact that it's indicated when a restaurant has gluten-free, vegan and/or vegetarian options. I also love the checklists and the friendly, warm tone!
I’m really glad I found Love and London, because I was all over Pinterest going nuts trying to organize my fall trip to London. But the Love and London team really does the work for you. There were even with a few things on the 3 day itinerary that weren’t listed that I wanted to do; but Jess sets it up in a way that it makes it flexible to your wants and needs. I’m also gluten free, and she maps out so many restaurants and afternoon tea places that accommodate me. 100 worth the money! The google maps aspect of the guide is already favorite part. I’m so excited to use it! Beyond amazing!
The tips are very helpful and detailed. They increase the anticipation of the visit.
Great guide, but a bit expensive. Wish it was more affordable!
Hi Mackenzie, thank you for your review ❤️ Don't forget we donate 10% of every purchase to a local charity every month, so some of your money is going to London people in need.