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Itinerary rough draft.

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Itinerary rough draft.

Hello Peeps,

This is a sort of rough draft of my itinerary. Any advice or comments would be helpful. Does this itinerary seem possible? What rearranging do I need?

Sunday 7-

Arrival at LHR, settle in Hotel, play by ear

Monday 8-

Shakespeare's Globe 10am

Tower of London

London Eye

Tuesday-9

National Gallery

Trafalgar Square

walkabout to Big Ben and Houses of Parliament

Jack the Ripper walking tour 6pm

Wednesday 10-

Victoria & Albert Museum

Harrod's

Hyde Park

Thursday 11-

Stonehenge

Salisbury Cathedral

Bath

Friday 12-

Saturday-13

Portabello Road Market

Sunday 14-

St. Patrick's Day Festival at Trafalgar Square 11:30am

BoredSunday at the Slaughtered Lamb 4:00pm

Monday-15

Flight home. :(

I also would like to see Buckingham Palace (not changing of the guards nor a tour, just SEE the Palace.), St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Leicester Square, British Museum, Natural History Museum, Museum of London, and the Millennium Bridge. Please assist! :) Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Itinerary rough draft.

Hi,

The outline seems sensible, and a lot more reasonable than most posted here.

Buck Palace - walk down the Mall from Trafalgar Square, and the Palace is there. Turn left and head for Big Ben.

St Pauls Cathedral. See before or after Globe. Walk across Millenium Bridge.

Westminster Abbey - adjacent Houses of Parliament.

Leics. Square - Behind National Gallery.

British Museum - Friday?

NH Museum - next to V&A museum. Reduce time spent in Horrids.

Museum of London. - Monday, when near the Tower.

hope this helps

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2. Re: Itinerary rough draft.

Re Monday 8th, the Globe and the London Eye are about 15 mins walk from each other on the south side of the Thames and the Tower of London is on the north side. I would suggest the London Eye first, then a 15 min walk to the Globe and then another 20 min walk across London Bridge to the Tower.

Also St Pauls is opposite the Globe but on the other side of the river, there is a metal bridge you can walk across outside the Globe. I would say that you could do this also on the same day.

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3. Re: Itinerary rough draft.

It does depend on jetlag and the weather but adding St Paul's to that first full day might be a bit wearing. Normally better to head for The Tower early before the crowds get too big and then walk along the south bank to the Globe (with maybe a quick look inside Tate Modern?) and then on to The Eye. If the weather forecast suggests the better weather will be early in the day then you can reverse the day and head for the Eye first thing.

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4. Re: Itinerary rough draft.

Consider the verger tour at Westminster Abbey - one of the highlights of our trip. We enjoyed seeing the Elgin marbles and the Egyptian mummies (whirlwind tour) before tea at the British Museum. The Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower is fun - makes you feel like a part of history; like you are seeing the Tower in a very unique light. Seeing any shows while there? One at the West End and one at either the Globe or Regent's Park would be a nice addition to your evenings. I know it's impossible to fit everything in and it looks like you are being very sensible with your itinerary.

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5. Re: Itinerary rough draft.

you may decide you do want to see the Changing of the guards anyway. it is quite a show,full of pageantry,music and a lot of fun. I felt the same way until I actually saw the ceremony on a second trip to London.

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6. Re: Itinerary rough draft.

If it were me, I'd arrange like this...

Sunday

Arrival day

Monday

Globe Theatre

Millenium Bridge

St. Paul's Cathedral

Museum of London

Jack the Ripper Walk

Tuesday

Buckingham Palace

St. James's Park

Westminster Abbey

Big Ben/Parliament

Cabinet War Rooms

London Eye

Wednesday

Victoria & Albert

Natural History Museum

Hyde Park

Harrods

Thursday

Day trip

Friday

Tower of London

British Museum

Jack the Ripper Walk

Saturday

Portobello Road

Trafalgar Square

National Gallery

Covent Garden

Sunday

St. Patrick's Day Festival at Trafalgar Square 11:30am

BoredSunday at the Slaughtered Lamb 4:00pm

Edited: 25 February 2010, 01:28
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7. Re: Itinerary rough draft.

Sorry about the spacing (doesn't look that way till you post!)

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8. Re: Itinerary rough draft.

Thank you all so much for your help!

This is the newest draft.

Monday 8:

St.Paul's Cathedral 8:30am

Millenium Bridge

Shakespeare's Globe 10 or 10:30am

Tower of London

London Eye

Tuesday 9:

National Gallery

Trafalgar Square

walkabout to Buckingham Palace, Big Ben & Houses of Parliament

Westminster Abbey

Jack the Ripper walking tour 6pm

Wednesday 10:

Victoria & Albert Museum

Natural History Museum

Harrod's

Thursday 11:

Stonehenge

Salisbury Cathedral

Bath

Friday 12:

British Museum

Museum of London

Saturday 13:

Portabello Road Market

Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens

Sunday 14:

St. Patrick's Day Festival at Trafalgar Square

BoredSunday at the Slaughtered Lamb

What am I missing? Any new ideas or rearrangments? Also, can anyone give me some pretty good walking directions for Monday and Tuesday? Please and thank you!

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