We cross the 'pond' tomorrow night and arrive at Heathrow early Wednesday morning. I have a rough outline of what we would like to do. I want to allow free time for exploring various neighborhoods. We will probably take the Heathrow connect to Paddington and then use one day travel cards to take advantage of the 2 for 1 deals. What are your thoughts of our tentative itinerary?
Day 1, Wednesday:
arrive Heathrow 6:30 AM, clear customs then take train to Paddington Station and drop bags at hotel on Norfolk Square
Maybe a look around Oxford Street and Hyde Park. Not sure what to plan here as I am not sure what time we will get to hotel. Suggestions?
Fat Tire Bike tour at 3:30, a four hour tour. This should bring us close to the end of our long first day, maybe a pub on the walk back to hotel.
Day 2, Thursday
Tower of London (early to be ahead of crowds)
Tower bridge, maybe we should do Westminster Abbey instead
cruise the Thames.
hope to see a show
Day 3, Friday
Westminster Abbey, see Big Ben,
Buckingham Palace, guard change
maybe another show
Day 4, Saturday
We take the Eurostar to Paris at 16:52 which leaves us lots of time to explore, hopefully we can leave our bags at the hotel.
maybe St. Paul's cathedral or Churchill War Rooms
Picadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square??
Thanks for the help