Hello, I will be in London for 8 full days next Summer. I am making plans for 3 full days of excursions outside of London (ie. Stonehenge, Bath etc.), which leaves me with 5 days to concentrate on London. I'm down to planning my itinerary day by day. Here is my walking tour on Day one. Suggestions would be appreciate it.
Start at Trafalgar square early morning and walk down the mall in time to view the changing of the guard at Buckingham palace. Next, walk towards Churchill War Room for a visit, then head to Big Ben and house of Parliament for a tour of the inside and out. Finish my day at Westminster Abby for a tour of the inside. I'm planning on buying my tickets ahead of time or possibly a London Pass. My plan is to give 2 hours for the changing of the guard, including wait time, 1 hour for Churchill War Room, 2 hours each for Parliament and Westminster Abby. That's 7 hours without the walking time plus lunches and breaks, would make a pretty full day.
Must-see sights over the 5 full days. Trafalgar Sq. - Ch. of Guard - Churchill W.R. - Big Ben/Parliament - Westminster Abbey - St. Paul's - The City - Tower of London - Tower Bridge - National Gallery - Piccadilly Circus - Leicester Sq. - Tate Modern - Hyde Park - Regent Park - River Thames cruise.
If time and budget permits: London Eye.
I will be posting Day 2 after the feedback I get from Day 1.
Thank you in advance for your replies.