I will be going back to London in the spring of 2020. I have been to London several times. I went in 2018 and 2017 to London. Next year I will be in London for two weeks with some day trips. This trip will be all about going to places I have not been to and a few I want to go back to like the British Museum and Greenwich which I have not been to since 2005. I tend to stay in museums for longer periods of time and have lunch in the museum so that after lunch I stay about another hour for a total of three to four hours to see a large museum.
I would love to get suggestions on where to go that I have not been to and that is not on my list this year. What am I missing and have not thought of and if possible to go next year and if not able to then will go on a return to London.
I have been to Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace ( inside for a day tour and the Queens Mews and Queens Gallery), Hampton Court, Victoria and Albert Museum, National Gallery of Art, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britian, Tate Modern, Forum & Mason for tea and to see the store, Harrods, some London Walks during the day and the pub walks too, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, four plays, Churchill War rooms ( twice), British Library, Tower of London, three times, Covent Garden, Wallace Collection, Sir John Sloanes House Museum, St Martins in the Field Church and of course several pubs and some of the parks including Hyde Park where I saw the Prince Albert Memorial.
My plans for the days I will be in London are not totally filled all day as I like to plan out the mornings and then see where the day takes me but I always carry my list of what to see and do as to make sure I make the most of the day.
I also take into account on days that it may rain, then I go to a museum and if the day is nice I try to do all my outdoor sites on the good weather days.
Here is a list of what I plan to do in London including day trips from London:
I am not counting my travel day as day one. I fly to London and arrive the same day.
Day one: Chelsea Physics Gardens meal at the Suprise Pub
Day Two: National History Museum and 7PM Pub Walk with London Pubs
Day Three: Portobello Market ( on Saturdays) weather pertmitting maybe walk across the Tower bridge
Day Four: 2 House Museums, 18 Stafford Terrace & Leighton House Tour London Pub walk at 7PM
Day Five: Greenwich and boat ride
Day Six: Kew Gardens
Day Seven: Imperial War Museum
Day Eight: British Museum
Day Nine: Bought tkt to got to Becky's Secret Cottage ( in the Cotswold, it is a tour)
Day Ten: Museum of London, The Royal Exchange, shops and Forum & Mason now has a resturant inside), 7PM Pub Walk
Day 11: Camden Market
Day 12: London Walks: Highgate Village and after Highgate Cemetery or Kenwood House
Day 13: Not sure:
Day 14: Downton Abbey tour - bought tkts to see Highclere
Day 15: See two plays, one in the afternoon and one in the evening with dinner between the two plays
Day 16: Travel home
I also want to go to the Apsley House, Banqueting Hall, Sky Garden ( will make my reservations prior to leaving), a concert at St Martins the Field church, not on sale yet, too soon, Liberty London, Hays Galleria. And maybe tea at Rules. All this in the afternoons. I have not figured out what days to do these things but they are on my list. Maybe some London walks if I finish my museums or have a free day. One of days I hope to do Evensong at St Paul's. I want to hear music and I understand that Westminster does not have music in their Evensong.
I am doing four day trips, Kew Gardens, Greenwich, Downton Abbey Tour and Becky's Secret Cottage. I don't want to do any more day trips and I will not be going to Cambridge or Oxford on this tour. If I am able to get back to London in the future I will make it a point to go to either Cambridge or Oxford.
I appreciate any comments and suggestions and recommendations on adding to my trip.