Planning a trip to London for 8 days (including travel). My husband cannot join us until the 5th days so kids and I are on our own for the first 5 days. I would like to take the kids on side trips to Bath in addition to seeing London. My husband is not big into museum or Harry Potter so I was thinking of hitting those areas before he arrives. Below are what I was thinking about, any advice?
Day 1, 8/11(Fri): Arriving Heathrow around noon. Check into a London hotel (any idea which central location??). Walk around
Day 2 8/12(Sat): Warner Brother Harry Potter Tour, Charles Dicken Museum/Nightingale Museum
Day 3(8/13 Sun): Day trip to Bath & Stonehenge (join tour)
Day 4: (8/14 Mon) : London Zoo/science/British/London museum??/Thames River Cruise
Day 5:(8/15 Tues): Nice leisurely Breakfast somewhere?? Husband arrives afternoon
Day 6:(8/16 Wed) Hop on & off tour- Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Shakespeare Globe
Day 7:(8/17 Thur): Windsor Castle
Day 8:(8/18 Fri): London- Sherlock Holmes walking tour, Thames River Cruise, Kensington Palace, London Bridge
Day 9:(9/19 Sat): leave London
Need help on
1. Where in London should we stay? best way to go to/from Heathrow airport to that hotel with 2 kids and luggage? if it make sense, we can break up the stay in 2 different hotels in London to be closer to attractions and to save money.
Does it make sense to buy London Pass + travel? How many days and starting which day? Any suggestions on changing the order of days to get maxi use of London Pass ?
Any suggestions on the above 8 day plan?
Good place to experience first time English afternoon tea for 14 yrs old ?