You won't be able to see all of London in just three short days, but whether you're on a tight schedule or fitting it in as part of a larger trip, London is a great choice for a honeymoon. It's romantic, historic, modern, chic and classic all at once. Follow this three-day itinerary for your London honeymoon and you're sure to kick off your marriage with an unforgettable trip!
You've probably just arrived from your overnight flight. You're going to be tired and jetlagged, so it's a perfect time to grab some authentic English Breakfast tea before checking into your hotel. The Marriott Hotel County Hall is a convenient choice, right on the south side of the Westminster Bridge and close to many attractions.
Go for a walk across the Westminster Bridge, taking in the sight of the Elizabeth Tower (more commonly known as Big Ben) and the House of Parliament (don't stop, though — we'll get there!). Turn right at Whitehall and continue onto Trafalgar Square. The monument in the center of the busy square commemorates the battle of Trafalgar and is one of the city's most significant landmarks. While you're here, make a stop at the National Gallery, which houses major art from the 13th to 19th centuries. Alternatively, if you'd like to get some shopping in on your London honeymoon, head north to Oxford Street, which is one of London's most prominent shopping areas.
There's no better way to kick off your London trip than by taking in the whole city. Obviously that's not quite possible, but the London Eye gives you one of the best chances to see the cityscape. The giant ferris wheel, which is nestled on the South Bank of the River Thames, provides one of the most breathtaking views of the city, especially at night. And you won't need to go too far to grab a memorable meal before or after your ride. Locale County Hall offers an Italian spin with a great view, while the Skylon is a great choice if a steakhouse is more your style.
It's going to be a busy day, so hopefully you're well rested! Today is the day to check out many of London's most iconic landmarks and attractions. It's not possible to climb Elizabeth Tower (unless you're a U.K. citizen and have planned many months in advance), but it still offers a great opportunity for photos. Start the day with a tour of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, which will continue into the afternoon.
During your tour of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, you'll see where the royal weddings took place, following in the footsteps of Prince William and Princess Kate and many before them. What better way to celebrate your new marriage?! After your tour is over grab afternoon tea at The Library Lounge. Afternoon tea is a quintessential British tradition that includes tea as well as light nibbles — finger sandwiches, fresh-baked scones and sweet treats.
For dinner, take a cab to SoHo, where there are numerous options to dine at some of the city's top restaurants. For a different spin, try KILN, which serves Thai food grilled in a counter-style setting. Or try Yauatcha SoHo for a sleek, sophisticated Chinese meal. If you're up for some dancing afterwards, check out Ronnie Scott's for some late-night live jazz.
No doubt you're probably a bit tired from yesterday. There's still more to do though, so why not start your day with room service and breakfast (and coffee or tea!) in bed?
Today you'll check out a number of cool sights. You'll need to travel East a bit, but start by heading towards the Millennium Bridge, which is a suspension pedestrian bridge that offers great views of the local landmarks. Near the south side foot of the Millennium is Shakespeare's Globe. The theater, a replica of the famous theater that housed performances of Shakespeare's great plays, offers performances seasonally and tours year round. Make sure to also check out the iconic Tower Bridge, and opt to pay the extra admission to head up and see the great views of the river.
No trip to London is complete without a taste of traditional British pub fare! We recommend checking out Rules, the city's oldest restaurant that serves a variety of authentic dishes. The menu changes often, but you can expect great steak, lamb and chicken, served either in a traditional pie or as an entrée — and of course there's fish and chips, a British classic. The wine list is expansive too, so you'll drink well with your meal. An elevated pub meal is the perfect way to end your whirlwind London honeymoon!