We will arrive in London around 9:30am on Saturday Nov. 8. I'm assuming it will take a couple of hours to get to our apartment. This will put us there in the midst of the Lord Mayors parade. Plan to watch that on tv or try to find a spot to watch the return parade. Probably plan to explore around the Marylebone area, perhaps some of the markets there also, during this afternoon. Perhaps the Wallace Collection. Then later Sat night plan to experience the bonfires and fireworks.
Sunday Nov 9 will be Remembrance Day, which I hope to be able to experience that morning. I am not sure how to plan the rest of the day, however, with it being both a Sunday, and a special holiday.
Then that takes us to Monday when I am thinking of doing a HOHO tour first thing.
Tuesday we will probably choose as our day to go to Warwick.
Wednesday afternoon I'm planning for a Lion King matinee (though I have not gotten on the task of buying the tickets)
We then have Thurs through Monday for more touring (leave Tues Nov 18), however DH will not be with us Thurs, Fri, Sat, so I want to try to hit Tower of London, British Museum, Tate Modern, Imperial War Museum, Westminster Abbey on a day he can go (so not Thurs-Sat). The other things I'd most like to see myself are London Eye, St Paul's, Borough and Portobello Markets, British Library, South bank area. Then I guess next tier would be the Kensington Museums, gardens, palace, if time allows. I'm sure I'm missing some important ones as it is almost 3 am now, so forgive me!
How should I plan out those first few days (Sat, Sun, Mon)? I'd like to get in at least a few of the major sights then, but not sure really what is feasible for Sunday. I figure a HOHO tour is probably not the best option as the routes will be disrupted by the procession (or will traffic be restored to normal patterns by early to mid afternoon?). I had thought British Museum or Tower of London, but just read that those two are the most crowded on Sundays, so perhaps they are not the best options either.
If you could get me jump started on these 3 days, I think (hope!) I'll be able finish out the rest of the week's itinerary!
Thanks a bunch!