I've been struggling trying to tighten up our itinerary for a trip to London the first week of January (coming over by train from Paris). We are a family of four with kids ages 11 and 15. We are staying near the Gloucaster tube. Can folks advise on the below?
In particular wondering when would be a good time to fit in tea at the Wolseley, and whether British Museum and Westminster Abbey is worth it (especially for kids who aren't strong on history, religion or architecture). Also wondering if we should do Tower of London in the afternoon of the day we are seeing Wicked in the West End (as opposed to doing Tower of London in the morning. Since the two are in the same area - seems to make more sense to do Tower of London in the afternoon but am wondering about the crowds). And please feel free to suggest other things to do if you notice lag time in the schedule.
Sunday January 1 - arrive in the am, do the London Eye and a holiday lights bus in the evening?
Monday January 2 - Hyde Park Winter Wonderland - what else would be good this day - should we do the winter wonderland in the evening? We could do tea at the Wolseley in the afternoon but just seems awkward to eat before going over to the winter wonderland, where there will also be a lot of food to try.
Tuesday January 3 - We have tickets to see Wicked in the evening - 7:30 pm. Does it make sense to visit Tower of London in the afternoon instead of the morning for efficiency? (was originally going to do Tower of London in the morning, but now rethinking it)
Wednesday January 4 - Churchill war rooms. Should we combine with Westminster Abbey and maybe book a private London Walks tour?
Thursday January 5 - Harry Potter at Warner Bros
Friday January 6 - fly home (California)