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"Final" 2 week itinerary - Anything missing?

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"Final" 2 week itinerary - Anything missing?

Had previously posted my first draft, but here is the "final" version. Really appreciated all the suggestions from the TAL members! We are a couple of active 50 yrs old and two young adult daughters (18,23). Staying at a friend's flat in Kensal Green area. Going to use the Nat'l Rail 2FOR1 deals and Groupons where possible. Trying to have a fairly relaxed schedule since we have 2 weeks. What do you think? Any glaring oversights?

Sun July 27 Arrive at Heathrow 7:00am

Car Service to Kensal Green area

Queens Market for lunch

London Walk - Films

Garnish for dinner

Mon July 28 Tower of London

Tues July 29 St. Pauls

Black Friar Pub for lunch

Adventure Bar for drinks/dinner

Pajama Game - Shaftesbury Theatre

Wed, July 30 British Museum

Little Social French for lunch

Oxford/Regent Streets

Rock and Roll Pub Walk

Thurs July 31 Westminster Abbey

Churchill War Rooms

Borough Market

Fri Aug 1 British Library

Old Operating Theatre

Tate Modern for dinner and tour

Sat Aug 2 West End Walk

Jubilee/Antique Market and Covent Gardens/Floral Street

Harry Potter Movie Sites Walking Tour

Sun Aug 3 London Eye

Greenwich Boat ride

North Pole Piano Bar for dinner

Mon Aug 4 Hampton Court Castle

Buckingham Palace

Tues Aug 5 Bath

Wed Aug 6 Harry Potter Studio Tour

Thurs Aug 7 Harrods and other shopping/looking

Windsor Palace Change of Guard

Fiona's Restaurant for lunch

Portobello Road/Notting Hill

Fri Aug 8 Home

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1. Re: "Final" 2 week itinerary - Anything missing?

Looks good.. plenty of spare time.. hope you have lots of fun..it's all towny stuff though. You aren't tempted to get away from cars and concrete for a day or two? Get out to a place where you can sit in a village pub, walk through the countryside, walk up some hills?

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2. Re: "Final" 2 week itinerary - Anything missing?

Just in case you don't know already, the Tower Of London will not be honouring the 2-4-1 after July 4th till Sept.

On Monday you probably could fit in Both the Tower and St. Pauls in the same day. I think half a day at each would work.

One big thing that pops out is a visit to Hampton Court Castle. Do you mean the Palace. 2 very different things, in 2 very different places and about 130+ miles away. The Palace is the one closest to London.

If you mean the castle then you probably won't be able to do Buckingham Palace and the castle on the same day.

Even then, if you do the Tower and St. Pauls on one the Monday, you can do Hampton Court Palace on the Tuesday

Hope this helps.

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3. Re: "Final" 2 week itinerary - Anything missing?

I did know about the Tower not accepting the 2FOR1 while we are there - bummer! I think my wife (who planned most of the trip) means the Palace, but I'm double checking. Thanks!

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4. Re: "Final" 2 week itinerary - Anything missing?

Aren't Bath and Greenwich kind of out of the city? If not, I'm open to suggestions...

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5. Re: "Final" 2 week itinerary - Anything missing?

Bath is about 100 miles outside of London, but worth a visit. Greenwich is deffinately within London. It's Zone 2 and very easy to get to. Bath however will need a new ticket. Your Tuesday only has that, so you can still fit that in. It has a lovely park and hill and can feel like you are out of London till you turn around and see all the towers at Canary Wharf. I always have that on my Itinerary.

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6. Re: "Final" 2 week itinerary - Anything missing?

Do you have tickets for the tours for Buckingham Palace? If not, you could easily spend a leisurely day at Hampton Court Palace with the maze, gardens, chocolate kitchen, etc. Coupled with a boat ride one way, train the other, that would make a great day out. Although if you are taking the boat to or from Greenwich, that might be too much time on the water; only you can decide. I 'd prefer not to do both Buckingham Palace and Hampton Court Palace on the same day, but it may suit you perfectly.

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Portobello Road market can be a bit disappointing mid week . Best variety of stalls at the weekend.

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8. Re: "Final" 2 week itinerary - Anything missing?

7th looks a bit rushed. Shopping in London. Windsor castle. lunch.

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9. Re: "Final" 2 week itinerary - Anything missing?

Hi Zoey1996, nice to hear from another Virginian! We do have tickets to Buckingham, so I might opt to replace the Hampton Court Palace with something else. We are planning to take a boat to Greenwich, but probably a train back (if possible).

Thebrit0068: thanks for the info about the pass to Bath. I guess I had thought that our rail card would cover that trip. Good to know we need something different!

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10. Re: "Final" 2 week itinerary - Anything missing?

Borough market is next to the old operating theatre, and will have more stalls on the Friday than the Thursday.

If you like medical museums (and you have some free time, which you may well do) consider the Huntarian and / or the Wellcome.

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