Hopefully we are taking a cruise from South Hampton to Ireland and Scotland. First time in London. Will be there August 2 - 6th. and return to stay in London August 18- 21. Not a shopper really. Want to see the classical sights of St Paul's, Buckingham Palace, changing of the guard , Big Ben, Westminster ect. Also interested in WWII history.. We want to also get a side trip to see Harry Potter set. Very important to hubby. We also need to get from London to South Hampton for a cruise that leaves at 5 pm.
So a few questions for anyone that has a little mercy on not so knowledgeable independent travelers. Please recommend a few small hotels that are in walking distance of most attractions. price range $150 US per night. Hopefully less. How do we get a trip to Harry Potter Set/ Please recommend best transportation options to South Hampton. Would like a stop on the way to Stone Hedge or other attraction that day. We are willing to stay outside of London if convenient to see attractions, after the cruise. Also what is the best options for transfers' from airport to hotels in London. We are also aware that public transport is good in London.
Hope I have not asked too much all at once.