We are a group of six experienced travelers of very different ages in London for a celebratory trip in early August. Ages range from 89 to 19 - not everyone will do everything on this schedule and there is flexibility of course. Interests range from history to design to gardens and art to good food and beer/wine. The 19 and 22 year old have not been to London before- want to hit the essential sights for them. I have not included restaurants yet so feel free to suggest. Evening activities will be either theater/concerts for some; clubs for the younger set.
Constraints that shaped schedule: Shakespeare's Globe tours only until 12:30; trying to get to the Tower first thing in a.m.; Westminster closed Sun and Mon; Emirates Cup game on Sunday; wanting to hit Borough Market not on a weekend.
Questions: Which days seem too crowded or too open? Activities to add/subtract? Glaring omissions anywhere?
Arrive Heathrow 11:05 AM - taxi to Savoy Hotel
River cruise or hop-on/hop-off bus tour?
Walk to London Eye (weather permitting)
Walking Tour – London Walks: Old City (Square Mile) or Highlights of City 10:30 – 12:30
Lunch – ‘Sunday Roast’ – Hawksmoor Seven Dials?
Leave for Arsenal game at Emirates Stadium around 3 – game at 4:20
Tower of London – 9 am
Museums – British Museum, National Gallery, and/or Nat. History
Westminster Abbey 10 am Verger tour
Houses of Parliament tour 2 pm
Churchill War Rooms – get there by 4 pm
Harry Potter Studio Tour – Be at Euston Station by 9, tour at 10:30
Return mid afternoon
Afternoon tea at Savoy?
Buckingham Palace State Rooms tour 9:30
St James Park
Victoria and Albert Museum
Harrods - Food Halls
St Paul's – open at 830
Shakespeare's Globe (tours only until 12:30)
Borough Market – lunch
Portobello Market? Camden Market?
Open for last minute shopping/touring/ revisiting
Thanks in advance for your generous insights and advice!