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Leeds to London road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Leeds to London. If you're planning a road trip to London, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Leeds
drive for about 53 minutes

10:53 am  Sheffield
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:53 am
drive for about 1.5 hours

1:21 pm  Leicester
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:21 pm
drive for about 59 minutes

3:21 pm  eat at Wagamama
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:21 pm
drive for about 1 hour

5:25 pm  London Eye
stay for about 1.5 hours
and leave at 6:55 pm
drive for about 5 minutes

7:00 pm  arrive in London
eat at Tayyabs
stay at Kensington Rooms Hotel London

driving ≈ 4.5 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Leeds, United Kingdom.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?

Sheffield  (5 answers)
    questions about Sheffield:
        Best free things to do in Sheffield?

Leicester  (4 answers)

Wagamama  (5 mentions)

London Eye  (64 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is London, United Kingdom.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to stay in London?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in London.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Kensington Rooms Hotel London, which was mentioned 6 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Marriott County Hall  (4 mentions)
The Hoxton, Shoreditch  (4 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in London? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in London?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Tayyabs, which was mentioned 19 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Regency Cafe  (18 mentions)
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese  (16 mentions)
Dinner by Heston  (11 mentions)
Duck & Waffle  (11 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in London? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in London?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

London Eye  (61 mentions)
Tower Of London  (60 mentions)
Borough Market  (55 mentions)
The British Museum  (49 mentions)
Buckingham Palace  (48 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about London. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Julia from Lyon asked:
What are the top 5 sights I can't miss in London?  (22 answers)

profile  Pamela from asked:
What are your favorite/must try restaurants in London?  (18 answers)

profile  Kay from Vermont asked:
Quaint day trips outside of London  (18 answers)

profile  Linda from Texas asked:
How is the parking in London?  (18 answers)

profile  Courtney from Los Angeles asked:
Looking for hidden parks and gardens in London!  (15 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to London.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a London to Leeds drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Leeds? Try searching for places within 4 hours of Leeds.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Leeds to London. Or get a full Leeds to London flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Leeds well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Leeds!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 197 miles
driving time of 3 hours, 46 minutes
5 Leeds travel answers
5 Sheffield travel answers
4 Leicester travel answers
612 London travel answers


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