My initial five-day itinerary in London

This five-day itinerary is recommended by Generative AI. Let’s see how it fairs:

Day 1: Westminster & The South Bank

Morning: Start with a traditional English breakfast at Regency Café. Then walk to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.

Afternoon: Visit Westminster Abbey. Hop on the Tube to Waterloo to walk along the South Bank.

Evening: Dine at Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar for a classic British meal.

I did visit Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Parliament House. However, I did not get to visit Regency Café or Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar.

Day 2: Museums & Kensington

Morning: Grab a coffee and pastry from Pret A Manger, then head to The British Museum.

Afternoon: Tube to South Kensington for The Natural History Museum.

Evening: Try Persian cuisine at Kensington’s Apadana Restaurant.

We included a visit to the Natural History Museum and The British Museum aligning with your plan. We had Pret A Manger in the airport. We didn’t manage to hit up Apadana Restaurant, I think it’s temporarily closed.

Day 3: Buckingham & Green Park

Morning: Light breakfast at L’ETO in St. James. Witness the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.

Afternoon: Picnic in Green Park.

Evening: Fish and chips at The Laughing Halibut.

Great recommendation on day 3 except hitting up the Buckingham Palace. I’m done that the previous time and am not interested to wait to witness the changing of guard. Did go to Green Park, although no picnic. We skipped The Laughing Halibut for another Fish and Chips place.

Day 4: Covent Garden & The West End

Morning: Breakfast at Monmouth Coffee. Explore Covent Garden Market.

Afternoon: Pre-theater lunch at The Ivy. Catch a matinee in The West End.

Evening: After-theater dinner at Dishoom Covent Garden for some Indian cuisine.

We gave the theatre a miss actually. We had breakfast at Dishoom instead of a dinner. I did get to try Monmouth Coffee and explored the Borough Market instead.

Day 5: Camden & The Zoo

Morning: Bagels at Bagelmania near St. James Park Tube. Travel to Camden Market.

Afternoon: Visit ZSL London Zoo.

Evening: End with Italian at Trattoria Raffaele.

I gave the whole day 5 a miss and instead went to Oxford and Warwick Castle.

Remember to get an Oyster Card for unlimited Tube access. Enjoy your trip!

Not the best recommendation, you can simply use Apple Pay in public transportation. It’s much easier!

Overall the score for the recommendation hit is about 60%. Pretty close!


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