Aloha all - I'm booked on a business trip to the Ukraine in March which includes an overnight in the Heathrow Sheraton Skyline on my way there and my way home.
I've been researching "things to do in 1/2 a day" and would love some feedback/guidance.
I arrive 11:30 am and figure an hour to get out of customs/hotel. So 13:00 I'll be ready to head into London. Question: Heathrow Connect or Heathrow Express? This takes me to Question 2 -
Oyster Card? 1 day Travel Pass or just pay as I go? The answer will probably depend on what I want to do - see Question 3.
For sure I would like to go to the Tower of London. Spend a few hours there, grab a bite to eat then head to ??? My friends say Harrod's or Piccadilly Circus for antique shopping. Others say Hampton Court Palace or wander London on my own. Suggestions for 2 or 3 "must sees?" I'm looking for quintessential "London." ;-)
I depart the next day (Sunday morning) at 6am and will return to London 2 weeks later on a Saturday at 16:20. Depart Sunday at 14:10. So this is more of an "safe and interesting things to do in London or near the airport in the evening + something simple in the morning that is short." I'll happily spend time on the overground just sight-seeing. Or perhaps there is a dinner tour that night of something fascinating or fun?
Thank you all for any feedback or help you can throw my way. I can't change hotels or flight times so I'm working with what I have.