Hi (y')all! I have been doing lots of research on our summer trip to London and I am hoping someone will please take the time to review our itinerary and comment. Hubby, myself, and 2 kids (6 & 10) will be staying in Southwark for a week. My kids are great travelers and can walk at least 5+ miles a day; however, hubby likes to take a nap in the afternoons, so we always try to schedule in some down time ; ) My itinerary so far is as follows:
7/30 Arrive around noon. Get settled in apartment and eat lunch. Catch the Big Ben Bus Tour at stop #14 and ride around until #25. Hop off and (possibly) tour Westminster Abbey. Stroll around St. James park awhile and pass by Big Ben. Catch the HOHO bus at stop #10 or #11 and go back to apartment.
7/31-- 9:00 Tower of London (I know my kids will be up at 4:00 am this morning, so good to get an early start!!). We'll go see the Crown Jewels first, then at some point catch up with a Warden's Tour. Walk over to St. Paul's and tour the church-- we'll make sure to take the kids to the Whispering Gallery and climb the stairs for the view. Back to apt. for lunch and rest. Possible trip to the zoo/ Regent's Park in the afternoon.
8/1-- If for some reason we don't do Tower of London or St. Paul's we can do it this morning; otherwise, we will stroll around the neighborhood. Or, if anyone has a suggestion on another can't miss stop, we've got some time today! After lunch- Hyde Park
8/2- Harry Potter Studio Tour
8/3 Take a ride on the London Eye in the morning. We'll be in line before 10! Matinee showing of Lion King in the afternoon.
8/4-Buckingham Palace tour at 9:30. Try to make it outside by 11:00 to catch the changing of the guards. Eat lunch somewhere in the area (maybe the restaurant in St. James Park?). Tour the Royal Mews after lunch. Head over to Hammerly's if the kids have been well-behaved up to this point.
8/5 - ?? We'll have a little time for last minute shopping or sight-seeing before catching our afternoon flight to Barcelona.
Thanks so much in advance if you're able to review and comment!