Was wondering if my itinerary is up to mark for a first timer to London. We are a group of 6:
- my senior citizen mum
- husband and me (couple1 newly married)
- Sis + husband + 10yr old kid (couple 2)
- staying in Camden
- travelling 10th - 13th June
- not big museum ppl
- couple 2 will come back to London for a day after 2 weeks to take their son to the Harry Potter tour so it is not included in this leg
- planning to buy the Oyster card
- was keen on doing Bath but no time
First group (couple 1 + mum) London Friday Morning 10th June at 11am. Couple 2 arrives 2pm
Airport to Hotel : Use Blackberry Cars
Head to the British Museum (#1 thing to do in London) so there is no time restriction. Also open till late on Friday!
7:30- 8: The London Eye - buy the fast pass! Try to time your “flight” around sunset for maximum beauty and to see the city light up as night falls.
Walk across the Westminister bridge to Big Ben for photos
End the day at Covent Garden for dinner to celebrate 1st day of trip.
Try a British pub!
Day 2: 11th June
Breakfast at hotel.
9:00 - 11:00 Trooping the Color - celebrate Queen's b'day! (Since we are there might as well have a glance. Nothing hard core. If too crowded or not interesting continue the day)
Since we will be tired standing for 2 odd hrs, we will then take the original HoHo bus overview tour for 1.5 hrs. Take the Yellow line
Get down at the Borough Market - London’s most famous food market. Stroll and Eat lunch there. Saturday will be crowded but it’s authentic London! Great cheeses to take back to the hotel (Sunday closed, market winds down by 4-5pm)
Head to the Tower of London spend 2 hrs there. Must See, Beefeater tour, crown jewels!. Open till 5:30pm
Do the free Beefeater tour - last tour is 3:30.
Post this check out the Tower Bridge (London Bridge) from outside. Click pics. Come back by HoHo.
Evening: Go to Harrods- departmental store and have dinner at the famous Food Hall (figure out what to eat). British pub?
-Take the free Thames river cruise
- HoHo to Westminster Abbey. Spend 2 hrs there
- Afternoon Tea somewhere nice
- open to suggestions
- maybe do a London walk?
- have breakfast somewhere nice
- leave by 12:30 Eurostar to Paris
Appreciate your time and Would love to hear your thoughts. Seriously, feel free to rip this apart.
Thank you so much!