We (daughter in her late twenties and I) will be landing at Heathrow at 3:50 in the afternoon from Vienna and will probably take the Heathrow Express to Paddington (Rhodes Hotel). How long should we calculate to get through security?
My daughter's main interests are landscape architecture, photography and book shops. My interests: maybe an exhibition - (Dickens or Tower Bridge incl. a walk across?), a walking tour (must still do some research) and a morning in Greenwich (nearly forgot that). Also an afternoon in Hampstead for time out to do some trips down memory lane. I guess by the time we check-in there won't be much time to do anything nearby that first evening, except possibly a meal and a quick walk in Hyde Park? How long is the Park open?
A whole day will be taken up by a workshop and two evenings we will meet with friends living in London.
1. Is it cheaper to get the tickets from Heathrow, or on-line?
2. My daughter might be more interested in going to Kew than to Chelsea Flower Show - would a morning at Kew be enough and what would be a good thing to tie in on the way back? How long is the travel time? Can one get two tickets for the price of one for Kew?
3. Are there any ballets on at that time: I did look some weeks ago but only found performances over Xmas (Festival Ballet).
4. Went to Portobello Road as a 10-yr-old - is it worth going to or are some of the other markets more interesting?
Usually days and plans are pretty interchangeable, depening what's open and what we feel like doing. I am attending a full-day workshop one day and meeting friends two evenings, so that will take up quite a bit of my/our time.
The time will surely go extremely fast.
Once I have some info on the above, I will start to plan some kind of itinerary.
Many thanks for any feedback