My wife and I are making making our first trip to Great Britain this summer. We will be flying from San Francisco to Copenhagen with a 22 hour layover which will allow a bit of sightseeing prior getting much needed sleep, then flying to Stockholm for another 22 hour layover, where we will be touring and staying with friends, then we fly to Heathrow and arrive at 1:00 PM on June 30. Our 21 year old daughter has been going to school in Sweden for the summer, and will be meeting us in London the day we arrive. She will most likely be flying into Stansted. Using Airbnb we have reserved a 1 bedroom flat near the Barbican station. We have no particular plans for our arrival day except for catching up with our daughter who we have not seen for 6 months. So am looking for suggestions for something to see or do on Monday evening.
Tuesday 7/1 - St. Pauls, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, National Gallery, British Museum. We know that we will not be able to see everything in the museums but want to get a taste of them anyway.
Wednesday 7/2 - Churchill War Rooms, Changing of the Guard, Kensington Palace, Hampton Court
Thursdsday 7/3 - Tower of London (at opening), boat to Greenwich, afternoon in Greenwich, boat or tube to Westminster Abbey for 5:00 Evensong service.
Friday 7/4 - Picking up rental car (looking for suggestions of where to pick it up) driving to Stonehenge, (would love to see Windsor Castle, if timing allows) then spending the next 2 nights in Bath.
So I'm looking for suggestions on the itinerary, what type of transportation tickets to use until we get a car, where to pick the car up. We would also like to see a play 1 evening, any suggestions for which day to do so?
Thank you very much for your assistance.