Hi! We will be spending seven days in London in August. We have a London Pass and want to spend two days on day trips to Stonehenge/Bath and one to Oxford/Cotswalds. So, we are trying to pack in as much as we can during the other four days. These are the sights/events that have made the list. Some, were listed as we will probably be walking past them. Our hotel is in Westminster. Feedback/Suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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5 Jun 16, 20:25
Well the first day is easy-peasy. That looks like you're having a shopping day. You could probably fit something else in there as well. maybe the National Gallery, because that's in Trafalgar Square. a bit more shopping down regent street
If you're planning on going inside all those places on Day 2 then it's just about doable, but only just -- you'll have to rush (you've missed out downing street!). the houses of parliament tour will have a timed ticket, so that might mess up your planning -- you should get that online beforehand, so you can plan the rest of your day around it. the evensong at st pauls is definitely worth doing, but bear in mind that you cant do a full sightseeing tour of the cathedral -- only of the bits where the mass is held (so you cant climb up the domes). so you might want to arrive earlier and pay for full entry and see the whole thing instead.
i think you've got too much on day 3 -- i would take something out. the buckingham palace tour will have a timed ticket as well, so you need to get that first and plan your day around it, because you can't just turn up whenever you like. if it was me than i would scrap kensington palace, because you'll already have done buckingham palace, and it's nowhere near as good (it doesn't come close to buckingham palace). and it's also on the far side of the park, which will eat up a lot of time getting there and back --especially if you are planning on cycling there on a boris bike.
Day 4 will be extremely rushed, and if it was me i would remove something from the list. the tower of london will take up half a day on it own. so you need to book the globe theatre play for early evening (I think 2 PM is too early, because you'll have to leave the tower of london too soon to get there on time). but then when are you going to squeeze in the London Eye?
i always recommend doing the London Eye on the very first day of your holiday, because 1) it's quite an exciting thing to do on your first day, and 2) it will give you a good look at the city from the sky, so you can see where you will be heading later in the week
harry potter will use up most of your final day -- it's miles away in watford. i dont think you are going to fancy walking around all the rest of what you've got after you've done that (you will be knackered). so if you feel like something quiet afterwards, head for little venice. if prefer something younger and louder, head for camden. there's not actually a lot to do in little venice, though, other than walk around and look at the boats. there's not a huge amount of shops or restaurants. so if you are planning on a meal then definitely head for camden or notting hill
by the way... craig has written a full review of every single one of these places in his blog (including stonehenge, oxford and bath). you might want to read those before you decide: http://www.londondrum.com/blog/
Thank you so much for the feedback! I will definitely tweak things out. The first day was our arrival day and because of this didn't plan to do much more than go for English Tea at Brown's Hotel at 4pm and walk back to the hotel. I like the idea of doing the London Eye that night. Also considered to maybe tag along a Ghost Tour if Jet lag didn't get the better of us. I have enjoyed reading the blogs and will keep on reading until our departure day. Again thanks for helping us with our planning.