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Old 01-24-2018, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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I've been to London three times and these were my favorites. I'm an art lover so if you're not, some of these might not be of interest.

Victoria & Albert Museum (very good food at their restaurant)
Courtauld Gallery (Somerset House)
National Portrait Gallery (and their excellent coffee shop)
Tower of London
London Coliseum for a show (Mikado)
Kings Cross Station (for Harry Potter fans)
St. Paul's Cathedral

I did a city tour on my first trip with a tour company and recommend it. You get the lay of the land and see some of the more famous sights like Westminster/Big Bend, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square. The Tube is certainly the way to travel but the buses are great too. LOVE London! Many more places I want to see so I'll be back.
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Old 01-24-2018, 07:45 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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That's quite funny!
Good call! I missed the spelling mistake.

In any case, I highly recommend a visit to Stonehenge. I have seen it twice and find it an amazing place.
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Old 01-25-2018, 05:14 PM
 
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Thanks to all the previous posters who helped me out planning an upcoming trip to London.

We decided on the Doubletree Tower of London for a hotel. I did consider renting an apartment but many are already booked, our trip is set for May 5/27-6/3. May 27th is a fly day so we'd actually be arriving on Monday the 28th.

lol, now so far here are some of the things I think we'd like to do. I'm only 1/2 way through the guidebooks, God have mercy on my soul.

Are any of them really not worth the time or would you suggest maybe a substitute. I have not thought about an schedule yet. Is it too much? not enough. we'll have 6 full days.

Tower of london
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace (changing of the guard)
London Eye
National gallery
War museum/Churchill war rooms
National Gallery
Camden Market
British museum
Covenant Gardens
West end theater show.
Thames river cruise

lol and I'm only 1/2 way through the darn books. I think I may need to be tranquilized.
Perhaps I missed it in your other thread, but you don't mention your interests, really--which makes recommendations harder.

Depending on your approach to major museums, it seems like you could manage this list in 6 full days (ballparking 1/2 day for each item). A suggestion I haven't seen yet is the Courtauld Gallery which is a nice, (relatively) small art museum near Parliament.

I would also suggest you enjoy high tea at some point during your visit, and also that you try a chicken shop & a curry house.
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Old 01-25-2018, 06:13 PM
 
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Perhaps I missed it in your other thread, but you don't mention your interests, really--which makes recommendations harder.

Depending on your approach to major museums, it seems like you could manage this list in 6 full days (ballparking 1/2 day for each item). A suggestion I haven't seen yet is the Courtauld Gallery which is a nice, (relatively) small art museum near Parliament.

I would also suggest you enjoy high tea at some point during your visit, and also that you try a chicken shop & a curry house.
I suggested the Courtauld Gallery in my itinerary posted to this thread back on Jan. 12. Small but excellent art museum with a fine quality to quantity ratio, well worth seeing. Also brought up the idea of eating at an Indian restaurant ó lots of options.

Agreed that high tea is a good idea, something I unfortunately didnít do on my visit to the city. For me, the problem is that it would have cut too much into sightseeing time, being an afternoon activity.
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Old 01-25-2018, 08:40 PM
 
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Thanks to all the previous posters who helped me out planning an upcoming trip to London.

We decided on the Doubletree Tower of London for a hotel. I did consider renting an apartment but many are already booked, our trip is set for May 5/27-6/3. May 27th is a fly day so we'd actually be arriving on Monday the 28th.

lol, now so far here are some of the things I think we'd like to do. I'm only 1/2 way through the guidebooks, God have mercy on my soul.

Are any of them really not worth the time or would you suggest maybe a substitute. I have not thought about an schedule yet. Is it too much? not enough. we'll have 6 full days.

Tower of london
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace (changing of the guard)
London Eye
National gallery
War museum/Churchill war rooms
National Gallery
Camden Market
British museum
Covenant Gardens
West end theater show.
Thames river cruise

lol and I'm only 1/2 way through the darn books. I think I may need to be tranquilized.
I use to live there, I would do;

Tower of London
British Museum
Natural history museum

Other things will depend on your interests.

The things I would find underwhelming if a visitor with such few days;

London eye
changing of the guard
Camden market
west end show
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