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Leaving for London Monday

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Leaving for London Monday

I'm leaving for London Monday and wanted to see if there were any last minute tips!

We are staying in Knightsbridge, and our flexible itinerary will include:

The London Eye

The British Museum

Trafalgar Square

The Tower of London

Tea at the Orangery

The Guard at Buckingham Palace

The Rock and Roll London Tour

The Hard Rock Cafe

Seeing Stomp at the theatre and another show the owner of our apartment mentioned - "Blue Moon something?" She said it featured alot of drumming. (Great for teenagers)

The Brick Lane Market (is this the best one? I'm looking for "vintage" items and antiques, my teenagers would enjoy general oddities.)

Service on Sunday at St Mary's in Marlybone

One day taking a boat to Greenwhich then return by DLR to Tower of London

One day taking the Eurostar to Paris

One day renting a car at Heathrow and driving to see Stonehenge and the Cotswolds a bit? (Is that to much for one day?)

Thanks so much for your help!

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1. Re: Leaving for London Monday

For your teenagers I would recommend Camden market over Brick Lane. I like that you haven't got a set itinerary for each day just a list of the things you want to do.

Enjoy!

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2. Re: Leaving for London Monday

I figure the weather will play a big part in figuring out what we do when!

(Although we do already have our tickets to the Eurostar.)

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3. Re: Leaving for London Monday

Have a terrific trip.

If you're going to the morning service at St Mary's (if I'm right thinking it's on Crawford St) it might be worth making a little detour to Marylebone High Street. There are lots of lovely little shops and a great food market in the carpark behind Waitrose.

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4. Re: Leaving for London Monday

Thanks!

I don't know if you'll know the answer, but I'm thinking the service at St Mary's is a more modern service?

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5. Re: Leaving for London Monday

I may be wrong but is the Cotswolds and Stonehenge almost in two different directions? From what I've experienced/heard you may want to account for the traffic that will affect your travel time to and from Heathrow.

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6. Re: Leaving for London Monday

St Mary's website certainly looks funky!

www.stmaryslondon.com

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7. Re: Leaving for London Monday

driving from Heathrow to Stonehenge, then to the Cotswolds and then back to London in a day can be done, but you'll spend a lot of time in the car!

the AA route planner says

heathrow to Stonehenge is 70 miles and 1½ hrs

Stonehenge to Broadway (a Cotswolds town) is 80 miles and a 2hr journey

if you're taking the car back to Heathrow it's another 80 miles and 2hrs

Those times don't take into account driving a strange car on a different side of a road so you might find you spend even longer in the car than it says

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8. Re: Leaving for London Monday

We leave on Monday also! Our itineray is very similar to yours...flexible!

Are you going to the TALF pub crawl Tuesday night? Sounds like fun!!

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9. Re: Leaving for London Monday

you could try portobello market in notting hill area for nice little stalls and some antiques. If you go to Greenwich you can stop by the pie shop for traditional english pie and mash - or even jellied eels!

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10. Re: Leaving for London Monday

I didn't know there was a TALF Pub Crawl Tuesday night. Where and When?