My adult daughter and I will be going to London for the first time in July for 8 days. We're budget travelers :)
We arrive to LHR at 8 am on a Thursday and depart LHR at 3 pm the next Thursday. We're staying in the Fitzrovia area and will be using public transportation only. We want to do/see a variety of things--some museums, see a beautiful garden, go to a local arts/crafts/produce market,....
I'm struggling with an itinerary.
This is a list of things we're interested in doing/seeing--things that are starred ** are higher on our list to see/do. Please feel free to suggest other options/ideas.
Victoria and Albert museum
*Westminster Abbey (Verders tour) and Evensong
St. Clement Danes church
St. Martin of the Fields concert
*A formal English garden
*A local market
*Buckingham palace-- walk by only
Houses of Parliament
Kensington palace--walk by only and gardens
*Tower of London (Yeoman tour)
*Greenwich (with river cruise?)
*Piccadilly Circus at night
*Liberty London store
*Sky garden possibly during the day AND during the evening for views of London
High gate cemetery (I love photographing old unique headstones)
Street art in Shoreditch or Camden
**Horse guards parade
A day trip from London--
**maybe Bath--visit on a Sunday for cheaper advance train fares leaving London around 8 am and returning to London around 10 pm (Mayor's tour, lunch at somewhere like The Ram, wander town after tour, maybe a 3 hour spa package at Thermae)
What are some suggestions on how to arrange each day?