My husband and I will be going to London for the first time in early March. We'll only have 3 full days, so I'm trying to pack important things into a rather short time frame and am starting to get a little stressed. I'd love any advice. We live in NYC so I'm leaving off big stores (Harrod's) and, due to time constraints, museums. I'm really a huge history buff, so I want to cover castles etc.
Our plane gets in at 6:35am at Heathrow. I figure by the time we get ourselves sorted and drop off our luggage at the hotel, get some breakfast etc., it will be around 9:30 or so.
- 10:30: London Eye
- Buckingham Palace (if we make the changing of the guard great - they'll be doing it that first day we're there -, if not I've heard that you can see something similar at the Tower?)
- Westminster Abbey
- Bus tour in the afternoon, dinner, relax
- Tower of London
- Tower Bridge
- St. Paul's
- Jack the Ripper walk
- Hampton Court
- Shopping (I'm looking to wander around some cute smaller, unique places, not super expensive, but not chains that are all over NYC)
- Maybe a show?
Does this sound okay? I know the first day is packed, but since it's all in the same area, it seems like the best way to do it all. Our plan is just to power through that first day and get to bed early.