56 days in London & Greater London Itinerary

56 days in London & Greater London Itinerary

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56 days in London & Greater London Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
London
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Romford
— 18 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Croydon
— 18 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Hounslow
— 17 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Cairo

1
night
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You've now added The British Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and then admire the masterpieces at The British Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, make a trip to Big Ben, and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our London journey tool .

Cairo, Egypt to London is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in December; daily highs in London reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Romford.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

18
nights
Romford

Romford ©
Romford is a large town in East London, England, and the administrative centre of the London Borough of Havering. Venture out of the city with trips to Rochester (Rochester Cathedral & Rochester Castle), Chatham (Dickens World & The Historic Dockyard Chatham) and Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park (in Woodham Ferrers). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at William Morris Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Hospital Chapel of St Mary & St Thomas, and have some family-friendly fun at Stubbers Adventure Centre.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Romford trip site.

Getting from London to Romford by car takes about an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Croydon.

Things to do in Romford

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ilford, Upminster, Dagenham, Bexleyheath, Enfield
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 25:
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Rochester Cathedral ©
Rochester Cathedral
Room Escape Games
Bexley Brewery ©
Bexley Brewery

18
nights
Croydon

Croydon ©
Croydon is a large town in south London, England, 9.5mi south of Charing Cross. Change things up with these side-trips from Croydon: Sheffield Park and Garden (in Uckfield), Tilgate Park (in Crawley) and Tulleys Farm (in Turners Hill). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, have some family-friendly fun at Flip Out London Pinball Club, explore the galleries of Elizabeth James Gallery, and try your luck at Mecca Croydon.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Croydon trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Romford to Croydon by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Croydon can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hounslow.

Things to do in Croydon

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bromley, Beckenham, Chislehurst, Morden, Haywards Heath
Find places to stay Dec 25 — Jan 12:
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Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar ©
Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar
Croydon Airport Visitor Centre ©
Croydon Airport Visitor Centre
Tulleys Farm ©
Tulleys Farm

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nights
Hounslow

Hounslow ©
Featuring numerous parks and quaint pubs, Hounslow offers an effective escape from the crowded central boroughs of England's capital.
Explore Hounslow's surroundings by going to Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and St Eadburgha’s Church (in Chipping Campden). Pack the 23rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Paultons Park. The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary's Church, don't miss a visit to Onform London, and take an in-depth tour of Charlbury Museum.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Hounslow trip planner.

Traveling by car from Croydon to Hounslow takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Hounslow are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hounslow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Richmond-upon-Thames, Burford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Uxbridge, Portsmouth
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 29:
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum

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