My wife and I were in London about 18 months ago and I'm anxious to visit again. Having said that, everywhere we've ever gone, I've loved and can't wait to go back, but for me, London was even more special. On the other hand, my wife always wants to visit somewhere new, so help me build a a compelling case to convince her there are good reasons to go again.
We love history. Both of us are into historical fiction from TV, movies or books and then researching in order to separate fact from fiction and and then visiting those locations. Most of our European adventures up to now have revolved around learning a location's history and then visit. Immersing ourselves in a location and living like a local and having a picnic in a park isn't really our thing.
Last trip, the highlights were Tower Of London, Westminster Abbey, Hampton Court Palace and the Museum of London. The British Museum didn't really thrill us-at least the parts we saw which were the Egyptian area and a quick walk through a display on world currency. We tend to stay in a walkable locations close to restaurants. Last time it was Covent Garden.
I'm looking for London specific suggestions or day trips where we'd come back the same day, a second week will be spent on a location TBD. Last trip, the 2nd week was spent in Bath and the Cotswolds, for the 2nd week this time I'm thinking of heading north to York or south to the Salisbury area.