A friend and I are going to a spend one day in London in June. We’ll be arriving from Paris (Eurostar) at 9:00 am and will return at 8:00 pm the same day. She’s never been to London before and just wants to see some attractions and also do the London Eye.
I’ve been to London a few times and I came up with this itinerary which I know is a little bit too much, but would like to know if you Londoners think it is doable.
The plan is:
Arrive in St Pancras, take the bus n. 17 to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Cross the Milenium Bridge, go to Tate Modern and take a look inside. Walk on the southbank until the London Eye. We are planning to buy the ticket online (risking bad weather) and book the “flight” for 11:30.
From the Eye, cross Westminster bridge and walk to Buckingham Palace, across St. James’ Park. From the Palace, walk to Trafalgar Sq. Have lunch at the National Gallery or the Café on Crypt (or any other niceish place around - suggestions?).
After lunch, take the bus 12 or 15 to Oxford Circus, so we can see Piccadilly Circus and the shops on Regent St. and Oxford St.
From there, I thought we could take the tube to Covent Garden and just go to a pub and have a pint around there (suggestions for a traditional and nice pub in the area are welcome!) .
If we leave Covent Garden at 6:30, will we have enough time to board our train?
Thank you so much for taking your time to help us tourists. Any comments and suggestions are very welcome.