My mom and I will be in London 25-28 April and are staying at the County Hall Premier Inn. My mom has specific sights on her wish-list, including St. Paul's Cathedral (including evensong), Hampton Court Palace, the Royal Mews, evensong at Westminster Abbey and a cruise on the Thames. We've been to the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey on an earlier trip, but both would enjoy exploring these again if time allows. Museums aren't high on her list, and neither of us is interested in shopping or theatre this trip.
I've devised the itinerary below with all of this in mind, and am trying to keep it as simple as possible. Mom is perfectly mobile, but I'm trying to keep to a pace that's more in line with her slower speed. I'd welcome feedback of any kind - too little? Too much? Doable at a reasonably slow pace?
Friday, 4/25 - Arrive at hotel by 1:00 p.m. I thought walking would be the best way to stave off jet-lag...cross Westminster Bridge, walk past Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, down Whitehall to Trafalgar Square, perhaps stop into the National Gallery and have something to eat at St. Martin-in-the-Fields café. Possibly ride London Eye that evening and call it an early night.
Sat., 4/26 - Bus from County Hall to Buckingham Palace, visit Royal Mews and Queen's Gallery if time allows (closest we're going to get to Buckingham Palace in April!). Walk through St. James Park to Trafalgar Square, catch bus to St. Paul's, tour and stay for evensong.
Sun., 4/27 - Train to Hampton Court Palace. Come back in time for 5:45 p.m. organ recital at Westminster Abbey.
Mon., 4/28 - Cruise from London Eye Pier to Tower of London, see parts we missed 3 years ago. Cruise back to Westminster in afternoon, tour Westminster Abbey and stay for evensong. Alternatively, we could cruise to Greenwich this day, which neither of us has seen, and try to get back in time for evensong at the Abbey.
I appreciate any and all comments!