24 hours in King’s Lynn: What would your perfect day look like?

Whether you enjoy a shopping expedition, going to museums or seeing the latest film, you can do it in King’s Lynn. If you are visiting or local there’s lots to do in the town centre. At Discover King’s Lynn, we’ve put together a few ideas on how you could spend 24 hours here. But we know you’ll want to come back and spend more time. One day in King’s Lynn just isn’t enough!

How to spend 24 hours in King’s Lynn


You’ll need to eat a hearty breakfast to set yourself up nicely for a day discovering all that King’s Lynn has to offer. If you’re staying in a hotel, a traditional full English breakfast will hit the spot. There’s a range of places in the town centre where you can grab a bite to eat or enjoy a pit stop for refreshments, including fast food restaurants, coffee shops and cafes. 

If you start bright and early, you can explore the historic town centre streets and squares where you’ll see merchants’ houses, Georgian buildings and medieval architecture. 
Step back in time at the museums in King’s Lynn where you’ll learn about the town’s rich maritime heritage. There are lots of fascinating stories to discover.


After a busy morning you’ll need a lunch break. King’s Lynn has a huge variety of food and drink outlets, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Depending on the weather, you can eat outdoors in beer gardens, outside seating areas and at restaurants on the quayside. If you’re after a burger or a gourmet lunch, you’ll find it here.

Once you’ve had time to recharge your batteries, you can continue exploring King’s Lynn. The town centre has a number of arts and cultural attractions, so if you’re an art lover, a visit to a gallery might top your list of things to do. You could spend the afternoon on a guided walk with the King’s Lynn Town Guides

Afterwards, why not indulge in some retail therapy. King’s Lynn is a shopper’s paradise with its vibrant mix of high street retail and independent shops. If you’re here on a Saturday you might catch the monthly Farmers’ Market, organised by Discover King’s Lynn, which is brimming with great local produce. You could round off a busy afternoon with a pampering session at a King’s Lynn beauty salon.


When it comes to dining out in King’s Lynn you are spoilt for choice. You can literally eat your way around the world here, with restaurants serving traditional British, Caribbean, Indian, Italian, US inspired food and more. So, if you fancy a chicken tikka masala or a pizza, you’ll find it here.

After dinner you could enjoy a trip to one of the town’s cinemas,  the Majestic Cinema in Tower Street or the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange Cinema on Tuesday Market Place. 

At certain times of the year, Lumiere events are staged in the town centre when building projections light up the historic architecture. You could round off a perfect day with a stroll, before heading back to your hotel or going home. You are sure to get a good night’s sleep after your day in King’s Lynn.

A warm welcome awaits you

There really is something for everyone in King’s Lynn town centre whether that’s eating out, art galleries or family fun activities in museums. It’s also a great place to simply wander around outdoors. A perfect Sunday in King’s Lynn could involve a riverside walk and time spent discovering the historic architecture and cobbled streets followed by a delicious roast.

One of the best things about King’s Lynn is that wherever you are in the town centre, museums and galleries, entertainment, shopping and eating out are just minutes away. Whatever you do in King’s Lynn you will get a warm welcome; we pride ourselves on being a friendly town. 

Tell us about your perfect day here #DiscoverKingsLynn, we’d love to hear from you.