Hey everyone. I just found this place today, actually, and have been reading through various posts. The information is so helpful and has given me a lot to think about.
Anyway, I've just booked a trip for my family and thought I'd ask for some suggestions and ideas of how to make this a fun trip for everyone. The family consists of Gran (age 76), Mom, three siblings (27, 14, and 11), and myself. We've already booked flight and hotel (BA to Gatwick; a small hotel located Craven Terrace that seemed to have decent reviews on here), and will be arriving in London on 11/16 and leaving on 11/21 this year. I know the weather changes a lot during the day and that November is really rainy, but is there anything else weather-wise to know about November for travel?
I went to London for the first time last March and loved it, though I spent more time in other areas of England due to the person I stayed with and time allowed, so my knowledge of London is pretty basic. My friend took me on a "Quick Tour", which was roughly 1 1/2 days of tube rides and seeing glimpses of more known things. We have signed up to take a guided tour of the city on Saturday and plan to take a day trip to Bath/the Cotswolds on Tuesday. Beyond that, though, we're pretty open to considering ideas on what we should and not miss.
One brother wants to see the Imperial War Museum and the British Museum. There's been talk about touring BBC studios, and then just the basic "tourist" attractions. However, what are some great places to see and visit that might not be so widely known?
Also, we're taking GEX to Victoria station. From there, what's the best tube stop to choose to get closest to the hotel? With Gran, she can walk well but we're trying to keep plans with a mixture of riding/walking so as to not wear her out too much.
So, basically, we have a City of London tour for Saturday, Sunday & Monday pretty open to fit in what we'd like, and Tuesday occupied with a guided tour out of London. Any hints, ideas, suggestions, or advice would be greatly appreciated! This is a big family trip, first one flying & going out of the US in such a major way, and I'd like for it to be really enjoyable so it's worth the rather high cost.
Thanks so much!