Thank you to everyone on this forum! I had not discovered this yet on a prior trip to London in 2009. Now I am going back mid-September with a friend who hasn't been before, and I am armed with lots of tips from the forum! I have an itinerary I think I like, am wondering if you have any comments/suggestions!
Day 1 (Friday) - evening only - British Museum since it is open later on Fridays.
Day 2 (Wednesday):
Tower of London
Borough Market for a later lunch (either walk Tower Bridge or bus RV1)
Westminster Abbey (am a little worried how crowded this could be)
Day 3 (Thursday):
St. James's Park
Changing the Guard - Buckingham Palace
Kensington Palace Orangery - lunch (bus from Green Park to corner of park)
Kensington Palace Tour
Walk through park to Harrods
Show at 19:30 (undecided on which one yet, but will be somewhere around Leicester Square)
Day 4 (Friday - sadly, have to go home):
Leave bags at Victoria left luggage
Buckingham Palace state rooms early tour - 9:30 or 9:45
Tube from Victoria to Heathrow T5 (changing at Hammersmith, found this on the forum)
Flight at 16:35
The Tower of London and Kensington have the 2-4-1 deals, but I don't think the 7-day travel card will be the most cost effective option, I think it will be a pre-loaded oyster card since there is the capping. I still need to price it all out though.
In addition to the itinerary, have some questions:
1. Day 1 - dinner after the British Museum? Not looking for any super fancy restaurants, maybe somewhere with a view along the Thames?
2. Day 3 - where to go to eat after the show? Was looking for a pub where we could have some drinks, mingle about, get a snack to eat?
3. Day 4 - if we leave BP around 12/12:30 that should be enough time to get from Victoria to Heathrow T5?
Thank you for your help!