52 days in Western Europe Itinerary

52 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Sandwich, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Tenterden, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Chinon, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Colmar, France
— 2 nights
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Gengenbach, Germany
— 2 nights
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Tubingen, Germany
— 2 nights
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Goldau, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Corniglio, Italy
— 3 nights
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Pergine Valdarno, Italy
— 7 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly to Glasgow, Bus to Fort William
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Callander, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Askrigg, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Visit Grey's Court and Somerset House for their historical value. Charles Dickens Museum and Southwark Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Nuffield Place (in Henley-on-Thames) and Stanlake Park Wine Estate (in Twyford). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden, brush up on your military savvy at National Army Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Mews, and explore the world behind art at Saatchi Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the London itinerary planner.

Townsville, Australia to London is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Townsville to London due to the time zone difference. In September, London is a bit cooler than Townsville - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sandwich.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Sandwich, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Sandwich is a historic town and civil parish on the River Stour in the non-metropolitan district of Dover, within the ceremonial county of Kent, south-east England. To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sandwich online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from London to Sandwich takes 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Folkestone.

Things to do in Sandwich

Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Folkestone, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Folkestone is a port town on the English Channel, in Kent, south-east England. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stop by Folkestone Creative Quarter, pause for some photo ops at War Memorial 1914-18 - Folkestone, admire the natural beauty at Zig Zag Path, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Leonards Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Mary and St Eanswythe.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Folkestone travel route planning app.

You can drive from Sandwich to Folkestone in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Folkestone are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tenterden.

Things to do in Folkestone

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

Tenterden, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Tenterden is a town with a large conservation area in the Ashford District of Kent, England. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Tenterden Museum, examine the collection at Col.Stephens Railway Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mildred's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anthony of Padua, then view the masterpieces at Purdie Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Old Dairy Brewery, see the interesting displays at The CM Booth Collection, then explore the historical opulence of Scotney Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Chiddingstone Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tenterden trip maker website.

You can drive from Folkestone to Tenterden in an hour. September in Tenterden sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Tenterden

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portsmouth Cathedral, learn about all things military at Jutland 1916, steep yourself in history at Dockyard Apprentice, contemplate the long history of The Round Tower, then take an in-depth tour of Boathouse No 4, and finally examine the collection at Trafalgar Experience.

For more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tenterden to Portsmouth takes 2.5 hours. In September in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll set off for Chinon on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Chinon, France

— 4 nights
On the banks of the Vienne River, Chinon offers access to a rich wine area in the Loire Valley.
Get a sense of the local culture at Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres and Collegiale de Candes-Saint-Martin. Explore hidden gems such as Ackerman and Sainte-Chapelle de Champigny sur Veude. Explore Chinon's surroundings by going to Manoir de Clairefontaine (in Bauge), Saumur (Langlois-Chateau, Caves Louis de Grenelle, &more) and Chateau de Gizeux (in Gizeux). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Musee Balzac - Chateau de Sache, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Mande-Saint-Jean de Ferriere-Larcon, learn about winemaking at Chateau du Petit Thouars, and see the interesting displays at Musee de la Prehistoire.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chinon trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Portsmouth to Chinon in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portsmouth to Chinon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portsmouth in September, you will find days in Chinon are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Chinon

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Hotel de Ville and Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Atelier des Lumieres and Memorial De La Shoah. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: World of Disney (in Chessy), Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis (in Saint-Denis) and Barbizon School Museum (Musee de l'Ecole de Barbizon) (in Barbizon). There's much more to do: visit 1st Arrondissement, contemplate the long history of Chateau of Vincennes, examine the collection at National Museum of Natural History, and make a trip to Place Vendome.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Chinon to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Colmar.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Colmar, France

— 2 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Domaine Viticole de la Ville de Colmar, take in nature's colorful creations at Parc du Champs de Mars, make a trip to Place des Six montagnes Noires, then make a trip to Maison Schongauer, then take in the exciting artwork at Espace d'Art Contemporain Andre Malraux, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Protestante Saint-Matthieu.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Colmar trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Colmar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gengenbach.

Things to do in Colmar

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Gengenbach, Germany

— 2 nights
Gengenbach is a town in the district of Ortenau, Baden-Württemberg, Germany and a popular tourist destination on the western edge of the Black Forest with about 11,000 inhabitants. Visit Historische Altstadt and Schauenburg for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Castle Staufenberg and Kloster Allerheiligen. Explore Gengenbach's surroundings by going to German Clock Museum (in Furtwangen), House of Black Forest Clocks (in Hornberg) and Hochburg bei Emmendingen (in Emmendingen). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Stadtkirche Sankt Marien, learn about winemaking at Weingut Schloss Staufenberg, don't miss a visit to Gengenbach Town Hall, and step into the grandiose world of Schloss Favorite.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gengenbach trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Colmar to Gengenbach in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tubingen.

Things to do in Gengenbach

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Tubingen, Germany

— 2 nights

Eternal Student Town

Displaying nearly 1,000 years of history in its historic old core, Tubingen today is a major national center of research, medicine, and the arts.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Johannes Evangelist, then admire the landmark architecture of Stadtmuseum Tubingen, then take an in-depth tour of Museum der Alltagskultur Schloss Waldenbuch, and finally see the interesting displays at BOXENSTOP Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Alter Botanischer Garten, steep yourself in history at Nikolauskapelle, then steep yourself in history at Hermann Hesse Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Marienkapelle, and finally contemplate the long history of Hirsau Schloss.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tubingen tour itinerary tool.

Drive from Gengenbach to Tubingen in 2 hours. When traveling from Gengenbach in September, plan for little chillier days in Tubingen, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Goldau.

Things to do in Tubingen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Goldau, Switzerland

— 2 nights
Goldau is a city in the community of Arth, canton of Schwyz, Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Schlosschen Beroldingen, look for gifts at Felchlin Chocolate Factory Shop, then ponder the world of politics at Rathaus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Parrochiale di San Martino, and finally examine the collection at Ital Reding Estate. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Bundesbriefmuseum, then get lost in a book at Werner Oechslin Library, then see the interesting displays at Museum DIORAMA Einsiedeln, and finally make a trip to Schweizer Dufour Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Goldau road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tubingen to Goldau takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Goldau are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Goldau

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 1:

Lucerne, Switzerland

— 1 night
In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lucerne journey maker tool.

Lucerne is very close to Goldau. In October in Lucerne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Lucerne

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Locarno, Switzerland

— 1 night
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Visconteo Castle, make a trip to Chiesa di San Francesco, and then examine the collection at Ghisla Art Collection.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Locarno road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lucerne to Locarno takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Corniglio.

Things to do in Locarno

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

Corniglio, Italy

— 3 nights
Corniglio is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Parma in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 100km west of Bologna and about 40km southwest of Parma. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castello di Castiglione del Terziere and Santuario della Madonna del Monte. Explore hidden gems such as Chiesa di San Michele a Castiglione di Garfagnana and Rocca Medievale. Change things up with these side-trips from Corniglio: Concattedrale di Santa Maria del Popolo (in Pontremoli), Passo Della Cisa (in Berceto) and Pieve di Bardone (in Terenzo). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario dei Santi Pellegrino e Bianco, look for gifts at La Fattoria di Parma, pause for some serene contemplation at Abbazia di San Bernardo di Fontevivo, and examine the collection at Madoi Museo All'aperto.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Corniglio trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Locarno to Corniglio takes 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Corniglio can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Pergine Valdarno.

Things to do in Corniglio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 6:

Pergine Valdarno, Italy

— 7 nights
Pergine Valdarno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Arezzo in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 50km southeast of Florence and about 15km west of Arezzo.The municipality of Pergine Valdarno contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Montalto, Ponticino, Poggio Bagnoli, and Pieve a Presciano.Pergine Valdarno borders the following municipalities: Bucine, Civitella in Val di Chiana, Laterina, Montevarchi, Terranuova Bracciolini. Popular historic sites such as Castello di Porciano and Santuario di Santa Maria in Valle are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Santuario di Santa Maria delle Vertighe and Museo Civico Archeologico. Get out of town with these interesting Pergine Valdarno side-trips: Il Cassero per la Scultura Italiana dell'Ottocento e del Novecento (in Montevarchi), Castiglion Fiorentino (Pinacoteca di Castiglion Fiorentino & Logge del Vasari) and Saint Michele (in Panicale). There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Fattoria La Vialla, take a stroll through Borgo di Petrella Guidi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa e Chiostro di San Lorenzo.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Pergine Valdarno trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Corniglio to Pergine Valdarno takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Pergine Valdarno

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 13:

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali, appreciate the history behind Trajan's Column, see the interesting displays at Complesso del Vittoriano, then make a trip to Welcome to Rome, and finally see the interesting displays at Stanze di Raffaello. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of National Gallery of Ancient Art in Barberini Palace, steep yourself in history at Quirinale Palace (Palazzo del Quirinale), explore the ancient world of Forum of Augustus, delve into the distant past at Foro di Cesare, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Prassede, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Necropolis.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rome online travel route planner.

You can drive from Pergine Valdarno to Rome in 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Rome are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Rome

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

Fort William, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Castle Stalker, get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Lochaber Archive Centre, then don't miss a visit to Old Fort of Fort William, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Duncansburgh MacIntosh Parish Church and then examine the collection at Treasures of the Earth.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William itinerary maker website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Rome to Fort William in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rome to Fort William due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Callander.

Things to do in Fort William

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Callander, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Callander is a small town in the council area of Stirling, Scotland, situated on the River Teith. For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Callander driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Callander in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Jedburgh.

Things to do in Callander

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

Jedburgh, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Jedburgh is a town and former royal burgh in the Scottish Borders and the traditional county town of the historic county of Roxburghshire.LocationJedburgh lies on the Jed Water, a tributary of the River Teviot. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): stroll around Hawick Museum and then hike along St Cuthberts Way.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Jedburgh trip site.

You can drive from Callander to Jedburgh in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Jedburgh are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Askrigg.

Things to do in Jedburgh

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:

Askrigg, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Devil's Bridge and Thirsk Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dales Countryside Museum and Hawes Ropemakers. Change things up with these side-trips from Askrigg: Ruskin's View (in Kirkby Lonsdale), Lancaster Priory Church (in Lancaster) and Village of Dent (in Dent).

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Askrigg vacation planning website.

Drive from Jedburgh to Askrigg in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Askrigg can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Askrigg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

On the 24th (Thu), take a stroll through Regent Street, then contemplate the long history of Home of Charles Darwin Down House, then see the interesting displays at Jack the Ripper Museum, and finally examine the collection at Museum of the Home. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Hughenden Manor, then learn about winemaking at Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery, then see the interesting displays at The Musical Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum of Brands.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our London road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Askrigg to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

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Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26: