I've been following the forums for several months ever since we booked our trip. I also have several of Rick's books.
I posted this below but didn't get a response so trying again -
I think I have a pretty good idea of how we'll do things. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Days and attractions are fully switchable. We have our Sky Garden reservations. Is there time for everything per the days listed or do we need to move things around?
Day 1 -
Arrive from Edinburgh
Check in to hotel
Dinner - Piccadilly area or other near theatre?
Tower of London
St Paul's Cathedral
One New Change
Sky Garden (and/or Tate for view)
Parliament View (from bridge)
River Trip (time to get to Greenwich and back?)
London by Night Tour (Has anyone done this? Worth it?)
Original post - questions below all answered - THANKS!
We don't have nearly as much time as we'd like, so we've really cut our choices by a lot. I'm hoping you can help with setting up a route by day so that we don't have to do much backtracking (if that's even possible). We only have 4 days.
- I need to find out what paper tickets we will need for the 2 4 1 sites. We are taking the train from Edinburgh to St Pancras and staying in the immediate area. We will also be departing to Amsterdam by train. As these are international tickets (and one is Virgin), I don't think we can use these.
We are 2 seniors and would prefer traveling around by bus rather than the Tube due to the stairs. I've seen that even the accessible Tube stops may not have working equipment on any day. We want to be sure to save our energy for walking (and climbing) around the sites, rather than climbing stairs from the Tube.
- Here is the list of what we're really looking forward to seeing - we just don't in what order to do or best times for others. We will be going to the theater at least 2 nights. Tower of London at opening for Crown Jewels St Paul's Cathedral One New Change to top for the view Thames Cruise for the views Westminster Abbey Big Ben Parliament View
Other options if doable -
The Horse Guards
- I should note that we like HOHO bus tours, but not sure if this would take too much time since we're so limited.
Thanks to all who contribute to this site. I've learned a lot in trying to plan this out.