We planned this walking tour with the help of British friends, colleagues, and the internet, and believe it is an awesome way to see some of the highlights of the city. We began at Victoria Station, which is the terminus of the Gatwick Express, straight out of the airport. Our flight was unfortunately delayed by several hours on our way to London so we started the itinerary on one day, jumped on the tube and went to our Airbnb to sleep, and started the next day at the same tube stop to continue our tour. We also didn’t go inside several of the historic buildings because we had limited time. The beauty of planning an itinerary like this is that it is entirely self-paced (and free). If you wanted to use this route, you could break it up into as many segments as you like and take as long as you want for each stop.
Stop 1: Buckingham Palace
Stop 2: A Monument to Queen Victoria
Stop 3: Westminster Abbey
Stop 4: Parliament Square
Stop 5: Feeling Peckish
It’s time for a tea break, but the tour doesn’t stop here!