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Visiting London from US and so many questions Pt 2

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Visiting London from US and so many questions Pt 2

Hi we are young (m31,f28) newly weds from Miami visiting London for the first time. Arriving on Oct. 17th and leaving to Paris on Oct 22nd via EuroStar. Once again, thank you all ahead for all your valuable input. We have 6 day 5 nights plan in London & would love some recommendations on planning.

Here is our tenative plan all open for suggestions:

MONDAY: 8:30am Arrival: Oyster card at Heathrow, Piccadilly line tube to Gloucester Road. Best Western Cromwell Hotel then Original? or Big Bus? HoHo (stop at rail station for 7 day Travel Card) - Harrods for Lunch - London Eye?- Pub/Dinner

Tuesday: Sight Seeing: Buckingham Palace -Picaddilly Sqaure - Trafalgar - Covent Garden - West Minster Abbey & Parliament - Free Cruise - Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub

Wednesday: Sighting Seeing: Tower of London - Tower Bridge - St. Paul - Tate Modern - Globe - The Anchor Pub

Thursday: All Day Manchester/Old Trafford Trip

Friday: Borough Market - Hampton Court - Free Time - Camden Pub Crawl

Saturday: 11:25 am EuroStar to Paris

Hope we're not trying to pack in too much in our short stay or missing out on some must stops. Please let us know of your thoughts. TY

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1. Re: Visiting London from US and so many questions Pt 2

Would suggest changing Wednesday itinerary as Borough Market would fit in quite easily. From the Tower of London, cross the Thames either by Tower Bridge and walk along the riverside to London Bridge, or cross London Bridge. Borough Market is located close to the southern end of London Bridge, near to Southwark Cathedral. There is also a selection of pubs in this area including the Market Porter, which is noted for its wide range of beers. You could then continue towards the Anchor but our advice would be not to stop other than to admire the view from the terraces outside and continue to Tate Modern and the Globe, from where cross the Thames by the Millennium Bridge to end at St Paul's Cathedral.

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2. Re: Visiting London from US and so many questions Pt 2

Does Borough Market open on Wednesdays now, or is it still just weekends?

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3. Re: Visiting London from US and so many questions Pt 2

74 bus from the Cromwell road passes right by Harrods - but if you are young and fit and the weather is kind its walkable. www.walkit.com

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4. Re: Visiting London from US and so many questions Pt 2

Yes, that is correct - Borough Market does not open on Wednesdays. Our suggested route would only work if the trip to Hampton Court was on Wednesday and the Tower of London, etc was on Friday, when Borough Market would be open. Sorry for the confusion.

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5. Re: Visiting London from US and so many questions Pt 2

The bar on the top floor of the Tate has an excellent view of St Pauls and the City. Also I did a pub tour of the South Bank with London walks that I really enjoyed. Is that who you are going to to Camden with?

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6. Re: Visiting London from US and so many questions Pt 2

One of the hop on hop off services has a route that calls at Gloucester Road station, but I think it's two buses an hour. You should find better connections to the hop on hop off service at Hyde Park Corner or Green Park stations, but if you want to buy seven day paper Travelcards then starting the tour near Victoria may be the business.

The 74 is very handy to and from Gloucester Road and Brompton Road - it calls at a stop just across the road from Harrods. tfl.gov.uk/tfl/…gloucesterroad-10907.pdf

The 15 to or from the Tower is handy along with the RV1 for sights along the south bank of the Thames. tfl.gov.uk/tfl/…charingcrossquad-2048.pdf tfl.gov.uk/tfl/…toweroflondon-2261.pdf

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7. Re: Visiting London from US and so many questions Pt 2

Tuesday or Wednesday evening, you could go to a show.

If you're interested in musicals, then there is the Half-Price Ticket Booth in Leicester Square. Do not go to any of the places around the square, but go directly to the ticket booth.

Or you could try one of the more intimate non-West End shows, whose tickets aren't sold at the ticket booth. One example would be to see Scott Bakula at the Menier in Southwark

http://tinyurl.com/3kbmjrj

but there are plenty of other shows, and they are all listed in Time Out magazine, which you should buy on the Tuesday when it's published.

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8. Re: Visiting London from US and so many questions Pt 2

Hampton Ct Palace is a good 45 minutes from central London, and you will be tired after walking round it. I doubt you can do a market before and a pub crawl afterwards, but I may be showing my age....

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9. Re: Visiting London from US and so many questions Pt 2

sorry for the late reply and Thank you for all the help. Bus route, evening Shows tickets, Borough Market, Camden pub crawl walk & bar suggestions are all awesome. TY

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