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Itinery help

Hi

This will be our first trip to London, I am traveling with my two children, 6 & 7 years, myself and my Mum. Browsing through this forum at various itineries and suggestions I am hoping I have culled this down enough while still allowing us to see the main attractions that appeal to us.

We arrive Monday at 5pm, then we have 3 full days before departing for Paris early afternoon on the Friday.

Day 1: Arrrive

Day 2:

Hop on Hop Off Bus

* 9am Tower of London - spend 2-3 hours here

* Walk Tower Bridge

* St Pauls Cathedral

* London Eye & wander around South Bank area.

* Wicked at 7.30pm

Day 3:

*10am Royal Mews & Buckingham Palace State rooms

*4pm Harry Potter World Studio Tour

Day 4

* 10am Hampton Court Palace

* Harrods, Hyde Park

Friday

* Westminster Abbey

Do you think this will be manageable? It's so hard not to add more.

Thanks

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1. Re: Itinery help

I don't see any point paying for hoho bus on day 2 when you have a full day planned,, its pretty expensive, you won't get anywhere near your money's worth from it, you might as well just use tube or buses.

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2. Re: Itinery help

Have you booked Harry Potter studio tickets? If not you should do asap to check availability - they do not sell on the door and I would do it morning then do what you can when you get back into London. (Many people spend longer at it than they thought they would).

If by Monday you mean next week, BP State rooms aren't open for tours.

I would not use the HOHO bus to get around to sites. Get travelcards (on paper from a rail station are eligible for the 2for1) which would mean half price admission for St Paul's and the Tower (if you are here before 15 July).

Other than that it is broadly doable although with 6 and 7 year olds especially, your plans may have to change to allow for tiredness and jetlag assuming you are arriving here from Sydney.

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3. Re: Itinery help

Thank you both for your feedback.

We fly in from Sweden in the 3rd week of August, we will have been traveling a few weeks prior to this so there still could be plenty of tiredness. I expect Harry Potter World to take a while as Mr 7 lives, breathes and sleeps Harry Potter and little else. It appears to be open till 9.30pm in August (the website states last tour is 6.30pm and it shuts 3 hours after the last tour) whereas Buckingham Palace last tour is at 4.45pm.

Thank you for the info on the HOHO and the Travelcard. I think the Tower isn't available for 2-4-1 but St Pauls still is.

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