London, England

Days Itinerary

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Day 1

Start your trip off at Benugo for a quick bite to eat before heading over to the Tower of London where you can see the crown jewels, takes tours of the grounds and view the castle armory in action. You can spend the day exploring and learning about the history. Head back to the marina to dine at the medieval banquet.

Day 2

Right in the marina area enjoy White Mulberries for some coffee and cakes. Find your way to The Monument to climb the 311 steps to see the city from above and to learn the history of The Great Fire in 1666. Take in a bite at one of the restaurants in the area as you head over to the Sky Garden. The Sky Garden is London’s highest public garden. After taking in the views of the city you can dine at The Melusine, the sustainable seafood restaurant at the Docks for a truly unforgettable dining experience.

Day 3

Stop and get a quick breakfast before venturing a little further from the marina taking in Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the Churchill War Rooms, and Big Ben. Along this path there are plenty of places to have lunch. You can also see the Horse Guard Parade, view the home of the British Prime Minister at #10 Downing Street and the Parliament Building then head back to the marina for dinner at Ping Pong.

Style, history and breathtaking architecture come together at Westminster Abbey. A amazing start our great UK holiday. After Westminster, we were off to Buckingham Palace.

Westminster Abbey (Iconic),TripAdvisor Review

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Day 1

Start your trip off at Benugo for a quick bite to eat before heading over to the Tower of London where you can see the crown jewels, takes tours of the grounds and view the castle armory in action. You can spend the day exploring and learning about the history. Head back to the marina to dine at the medieval banquet.

Day 2

Right in the marina area enjoy White Mulberries for some coffee and cakes. Find your way to The Monument to climb the 311 steps to see the city from above and to learn the history of The Great Fire in 1666. Take in a bite at one of the restaurants in the area as you head over to the Sky Garden. The Sky Garden is London’s highest public garden. After taking in the views of the city you can dine at the Melusine, the sustainable seafood restaurant at the Docks for a truly unforgettable dining experience.

Day 3

Try out Natural Kitchen at the docks then to get a massage or a mani pedi at John Harding Hair and Beauty. After that explore the Tower Bridge’s walkways, engine rooms and glass floor. On the other side of the Tower Bridge is the HMS Belfast, the warship from WWII. After you can walk along the River Thames and take advantage of some great picture opportunities.

Day 4

Stop and get a quick breakfast before venturing a little further from the marina taking in Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the Churchill War Rooms, and Big Ben. Along this path there are plenty of places to have lunch. You can also see the Horse Guard Parade, view the home of the British Prime Minister at #10 Downing Street and the Parliament Building then head back to the marina for dinner at Ping Pong.

Day 5

On the last day, catch one of the double decker buses that tour the city. Some of the bus tours allow you to hop on and off where ever you want to explore. You can jump off the tour and ride the London Big Eye, walk through St. James Park or just ride around viewing the city. After you are done touring you can dine at The Dicken’s Inn.

This is my second visit to the Sky Garden and once again it was a thoroughly enjoyable visit. Spectacular views enhanced by the sunset and a very nice glass of wine :-)

Incredible! Even more incredible at sunset.,TripAdvisor Review

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Tower of London

One of the world’s most famous fortresses, here is where you can see the crown jewels, visit an armoury, and learn about all the history of this iconic World Heritage site.

Bank of London

This museum teaches the story of the Bank from its inception in 1694 up to its role in finance today. You can see what the bank looked like hundreds of years ago and learn about its history.

The Monument

Built to commemorate the Great Fire of London in 1666, The Monument boasts a fascinating history. This 202’ column designed by Sir Christopher Wren and Dr. Robert Hooke created this structure with 311 spiral steps allowing panoramic views of London at the very top.

Tower Bridge

One of London’s most famous bridges, this exquisite landmark is located just steps from the marina where you can explore modern exhibitions and experience the glass floor.

St. Paul’s Cathedral

The Cathedral offers an awe-inspiring interior with five levels of history and art. This picturesque building is an iconic part of London’s skyline.

City Skygardens

The Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street is a unique public space that spans three stories and offers 360-degree uninterrupted views across the city of London. Visitors can wander around the exquisitely landscaped gardens, observation decks and an open-air terrace of what is London’s highest public garden.

Stunning! Finally made it to St. Paul’s Cathedral and it did not disappoint. The structure is magnificent and striking as much on the outside as on the inside. It’s rich history and connection to the UK throughout history is palpable. The audio guide is very good and covers a self guided tour or a highlight . You can also join a walking tour within the cathedral. Going up the galleries is well worth the effort too. Highly recommend visiting this cathedral.

Stunning,TripAdvisor Review

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January

London Fashion Week Men’s - The Old Truman Brewery at Ely's Yard is the hub for activity during London Fashion Week Men' where you can see the newest men’s fashion.

February & September

London Fashion Week - London Fashion Week takes place twice a year in February and September, showcasing over 250 designers to a global audience of influential media and retailers. It is estimated that orders of over £100m are placed during LFW each season.

February – March

RBS Six Nations Rugby - The Six Nations Championship is contested once each season by the international sides of France, England, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

March

The Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race - The Boat Race is an annual contest between rowing crews from Oxford and Cambridge Universities that takes place close to Easter each year on the River Thames in south west London between Putney and Mortlake.

April

London Marathon - The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the world's largest fundraising events and one of the six top marathons that make up the World Marathon Majors.

May

Women’s FA Cup Final - The SSE Women's FA Cup Final returns to Wembley for a sixth consecutive year in 2020.

Football Association Cup Final - The FA Cup is the oldest national football competition in the world that was first played in 1871-1872.

June

Queen’s Birthday / Trooping the Colour - Trooping the Colour is the annual celebration of the Queen's official birthday. Over 1400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians come together each June in a great display of military precision, horsemanship and fanfare to mark The Queen's official birthday.

June – July

Wimbledon Tennis Championships - One of the most famous tennis tournaments in the world, the Wimbledon Championships have been played since the 1870s.

November – January

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland - Located in the heart of London in Hyde Park, immerse yourself in all things festive for 6 weeks from November to January.

I was fortunate to get the Passes to the FA Cup Finals between Man-U & Crystal Palace.... Being in the midst of the live action was a fantastic experience.... What a Stadium & what an atmosphere.... Just Amazing

FA Cup Finals,TripAdvisor Review

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10th-13th April - Easter

Themed hunt around the marina

24th April - Tea Dance

Ragroof Players return for a 2-hour dance on Marble Quay, in conjunction with KERB

22nd May - KERB ‘fest’

Live music and beer bar with usual KERB traders

13th June - Marina Day

In association with TYHA, a celebration of boating and marine activities

29th June – 12th July - Wimbledon Big Screen

Live coverage of Wimbledon, shown on the Event Pontoon. Food and drink sold during semi-finals and finals weekend.

10th July - KERB ‘fest’

Live music and beer bar with usual KERB traders

14th-26th July - Floating Film Festival

Big screen cinema screenings every night.

4th-6th September - Classic Boat Festival

Part of the Totally Thames festival, a celebration of vintage boats and marine related activities.

8th- 17th September - Maiden World Tour

The final leg in Tracy Edwards world tour with Maiden.

25th September - KERB ‘fest’

Live music and beer bar with usual KERB traders

October - London Restaurant Festival

2 X Hopping Tours, 2 X Tasting Menus, and possible boat dining experience.

26th November - Christmas Lights Switch on

The switch on of our Christmas lights, with mince pies, mulled wine and live music.

30th November- 6th December - Christmas Floating Film Festival

Big screen Christmas film screenings every night.

St. Katharine Docks is a landmark with rich history, innovation & huge excitement. A thriving home for communities & businesses; St Katharine Docks is as vibrant as it is welcoming. London wouldn’t be the global attraction that it is without the mighty Thames. The bustling waterway that snakes through the capital city. St Katharine Docks is one of the most popular destinations to visit for travellers looking for a slice of waterside entertainment.

Waterside Entertainment,TripAdvisor Review