Can you offer Shannon1430 some help with this itinerary? Why not post a reply?
19 Jan 15, 18:15
I've got a feeling you will have to swap your days around for Changing the Guard, because it only runs on odd days in February (1st, 3rd, 5th etc). And they usually do it alternate. So that means it will probably be even days in March (and you've got it on an odd day). But they havent released the dates yet, so you might be alright.
Other than that, your first day is quite light. The London Eye stays open late into the evening, so you can probably fit something else in during the afternoon if you want.
Your second day is very busy. If you are actually planning on visiting all of those places properly, then you will be on your feet running around all day. maybe you could move westminster abbey to the day before? seeing as you are already in the area? and then do the london eye in the evening (buy your ticket beforehand though, to be safe)
The third day is even more busy. We normally recommend a good three hours for the tower of london alone. the yeoman warder tour will take an hour, but it doesn't go inside any of the towers. so you basically have to retrace your steps and go round it again. if you are flying back out that day as well, then you really need to skip something. i would skip the globe theatre tour and just do the shard, because you can do that in one hour. but be careful -- you get timed tickets for hat. so they might make you come back later. you really need to buy your ticket beforehand
19 Jan 15, 18:34
Thanks, I can swap the days around for the Changing of the Guard. These are 3 full days as I didn't include the travel day on Friday and I can move some thing to Friday night as we arrive early afternoon. Not sure how to post an updated version. We are traveling to Paris on Tuesday. I will have to work on it a bit more.
one thing i forgot to mention... if you've got a young kid with you... the London eye is right next-door to the london dungeon and london aquarium. maybe you can fit one of those in on that first day.
if you visit their website you will see that you can buy joint tickets for two out of those three things, which will save a few pennies (because those three things are all quite pricey)
if your kid is a bit older then maybe you could do a saturday tour of the houses of parliament. its definitely worth a look inside (very impressive)... but not for a young kid though, he'll find it boring.
19 Jan 15, 18:50
My son is 22 so he should be good with all we planned. I was not sure about a tour of Parliament but if is a good tour we could add that. I was not going to do the Churchhill war rooms but my son was curious any ideas with that? Is it worth seeing?
They're both good -- it's difficult to choose between them. I would probably go for parliament myself. its more memorable inside, but if he's into world war II then i would go for the war rooms. it just comes down to personal preference i suppose -- i'm sure you will like them both
You can read Craig's reviews of them if you like (the Summer Opening is basically identical to the Saturday tours)