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Please make suggestions and critique my plan

I am trying to lay out my three and a half days in London. Please offer some help. This is my first trip!

Arrival Day : 3 pm to hotel in County Hall area

Check in and go to the Savoy or Orange Pekoke for tea.

Day 2

Hire a private tour guide to see the main sights for approximately 5 hours

Day 3

Hire a private guide to do a Rock and Roll Tour

Day 4

Do a Thames River City Cruise

Roam around

Thoughts?

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1. Re: Please make suggestions and critique my plan

Hard to critique or make suggestions without knowing what's included, or what you want to see during these private tours. No doubt you could see the same things on your own for a lot less money, but without knowing what you want to see and do, it's hard to comment.

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2. Re: Please make suggestions and critique my plan

I imagine that the tour guides will take us to the major sites. I was thinking i would defer to them on this. I really do want to see the highlights of the city. Thought we would spend a few hours at Harrords also. We love to walk and explore.

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3. Re: Please make suggestions and critique my plan

What is a Rock and Roll tour?

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4. Re: Please make suggestions and critique my plan

My suggestion is to explore London on your own. Why do you think you need a guide?

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5. Re: Please make suggestions and critique my plan

Oh and skip Harrods its only a shop full of expensive tat

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6. Re: Please make suggestions and critique my plan

I'm perplexed as to the need for the guide if your interests include walking and exploring. London is an easy city to travel around, and you speak the language.

You can't possibly see all the main sights in 5 hours unless you are happy to take photos from the top of a bus. Are you not intending to see the inside of anything? A good tour guide would ask you about your interests rather than dictate a route .

Edited: 06 April 2014, 22:37
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7. Re: Please make suggestions and critique my plan

Private tour guide seems a waste of money - using the underground/buses is so easy, plus walking & exploring (which you like doing) will allow so much more freedom and chance to appreciate the sights

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8. Re: Please make suggestions and critique my plan

Wow ! This is great to hear. I was thinking we needed a guide to provide information and details on the various areas.

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9. Re: Please make suggestions and critique my plan

But if you are flush with funds, this is a great way to spend them

www.smallcarbigcity.com

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10. Re: Please make suggestions and critique my plan

No need for a private guide - just view the notes by exhibits or use an audio guide.

As an alternative, see if any if the London Walks programme catch your fancy. They've got a Rock & Roll tour and a couple of Beatles-themed ones. Much cheaper than a private guide.

www.londonwalks.com