We are staying at a hotel near St Pancras and would appreciate some help on our sightseeing plans on Monday May 25. Our initial plan is to go to Westminster Abbey as soon as it opens and then catch the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. After that it seems like we may be trying to do too much ...but we would like to see Churchhill War rooms and Kensington Palace / Gardens. It looks like it is some distance to Kensington so we would appreciate any comments you may have including recommended travel options to Kensington. Thank you so much for your help!!
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6 May 15, 10:51
I can only really say the same things as i said last time... I think these days are a bit too busy. You are going to be rushing around every place with one eye on your watch and i always think that ruins the enjoyment of them a little bit.
you've added a boat cruise onto the end of the windsor castle day. You should bear in mind that those boats end quite early in the day (i think it is around 5 o'clock), so you'll have to leave the tower of london before then (i would check the timetable on their website). personally i don't think that gives you enough time at the tower.
The changing the guard ceremony doesnt end until noon and then presumably you will have a quick something to eat. By the time you walk to the churchill war rooms it will be close to half-12 (maybe later depending on where you eat). If you have 2 hours in there then you probably wont get to kensington palace until 3 or even half-3 (bearing in mind the walks to and from the tube stations). If you try and squeeze in downing street, trafalgar square and piccadilly circus as well then you'll leave yourself hardly any time at the palace (it's a 20 min walk from the churchill war rooms to piccadilly circus at least, and that's before you've even stopped to see anything). It would be better to do those on the first day when you are already doing Big Ben and Parliament
Best way to get to kensington palace is by the circle line from westminster. Get off at high street kensington (dont get the district line, because that splits off in another direction)