My wife and I are traveling to London Aug 17-24 with our two daughters, ages 6 & 10. Wife & I have both been to London before, kids have not. I tried to plan just one sight/activity for the morning and one for the afternoon, so we can take our time and/or make detours if we see other things that interest us. My kids are "stop and smell the roses" types so trying to keep it somewhat loose.
Day 1, Sat:
Arrive Heathrow at 7:00am. Tube to hotel near King's Cross & drop off bags.
Check out Granary Square/Coal Drops Yard, then walk along Regent's Canal to Camden Market. (I'm not married to this plan for our arrival day, it just seemed like a nice way to keep us outside and moving to get over the jet lag.)
Day 2, Sun:
10:00 "Hello London" walk with London Walks. (Or do it ourselves if we don't make it in time.)
Lunch near Trafalgar Square (any suggestions?)
Thames Cruise to Greenwich
Possibly see Cutty Sark if kids are interested
Day 3, Mon:
Tower of London
Lunch at Leadenhall Market
Museum of London
Day 4, Tues:
Buckingham Palace State Rooms (& maybe add Royal Mews if kids are interested)
Lunch (again, any suggestions?)
Princess Diana playground
Day 5, Wed (need suggestions for the morning of this day):
2:30pm British Museum tour with London Walks
7:30pm performance of School of Rock
Our last two days are already set.
Thurs - Check out of hotel, train to Windsor, check into hotel there. Windsor Castle in afternoon.
Fri - Legoland
Sat - Fly home
Any suggestions/feedback welcome, especially ideas for the Wed morning. I'm also not sure about going to Greenwich just for the afternoon. We're mainly in it for the boat cruise, not specifically for any of the attractions in Greenwich. Is this worth it, or should we just do a roundtrip boat between Westminster & Tower piers?