I would like to get dome comments on my trip to London. Just to give you an idea of how we may need to pace ourselves, Myself and my wife are in our 50's and my mother mid 70's. She is a little slow in walking compaired to ourselves and she says she wants to use taxi rides over buses and I have no idea if she can do subways. We have rented an apartment in the theatre district on Shaftsbury. That given here is my current plan. I would like comments.
Monday Day 1. Arrive Heathrow 9 am, I have car booked to go to apartment. Arrive about 11:00 probably before noon, drop off luggage, find local grocery store or eat lunch, buy lunch. Have appointment with A/C rental hopefully at 1:00 pm. Walk to Leicester Square for evening, explore our neighborhood find restaurant for supper
Tuesday Day 2 Book black taxi tour first part of morning. Start on own after taxi tour at Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abby try to take Verger tour, Churchill war rooms, Guards Museum, Royal Mews? Evening dining near apartment.
Wednesday Day 3 tour Tower of London in morning, possible see HMS Belfast, tower Bridge tour. Depending on time later afternoon St. Paul's. Evening theatre of some kind. On list to possibly see are Les Miserables, War Horse, Lion King, Agatha Christy's The Mouse Trap
Thursday Day 4 Booked East End Food Tour starts 10, ends about 1:30, afterwards see Museum of London or London Transport Museum. Evening theatre.
Friday Day 5 Booked Stonehenge, Bath, Windsor Castle small group tour with International Friends.
Saturday Day 6 morning head straight to Portobello Road, back to Selfridges then on to British Museum. Evening is open for nice restaurant
Sunday Day 7 A little more open day. Would like to go to Speakers Corner in Hyde Park, see Victoria & Albert Museum, Harrods. Thinking of booking Fawlty Towers dinner theatre, big fan of the show.
Monday Day 8 tube and train to Hampton Court, if get back early afternoon, see things may have had to bypass
Tuesday Day 9 day trip, international Friends small group to Leeds, Canterbury, Dover. Booked already.
Wednesday Day 10 I go to Imperial War Museum by myself, ladies free to do whatever.
Thursday Day 11 day trip to Highclere Castle and Bampton, by private chauffeur.
Friday Day 12 fly back to US.
Things I want to work in if possible:
Covent garden and Spitelfields market
Natural History Museum
Tate Britain museum, Florence Nightingale museum.
See Fabian Window and artwork at Shaw Library at LSE- if I can get in for a few minutes, it's close to our apartment.