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First time trip to London for elderly parents

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Hi, Partners parents are now in their 70s but have never been to London before and so we're taking them for 3 nights in May. They are both active but would not now visit London on their own. We've asked more than once what they'd like to do but they are very happy to leave everything up to us to plan with the one exception of wanting to see The Mousetrap, which we've booked. We head down from Manchester on Sunday 11 May (upgrading to first class on the train) and their 23yo grandson is joining us. We've found a great apartment through Airbnb very close to Limehouse station on the Dockland Light Railway for a total cost of £575. We've got Heston's Dinner booked for 6.30pm that first night. The Mousetrap booked for Monday night and St John booked for Tuesday night (partners Dad was a butcher). Before we go to Dinner we're going to explore Harrods as its so close and doesn't close until 6pm. Wednesday morning (train back is 1pm) is devoted to going on the cable car across to the O2 and then exploring Greenwich.

That just leaves Monday and Tuesday to sort. The longlist for these 2 days includes:
British Museum
Westminster Abbey
Parliament
St Pauls Cathedral, Millenium bridge, Tate Modern
Borough Market (will swap this to Wednesday morning if it makes the cut
Tower of London
London Eye
Victoria and Albert
River Cruise
Open top bus
Afternoon tea at a posh hotel

Does anyone have experience of a similar situation or insights on what might appeal most? Any other top tips/ideas/suggestions on making this a great trip for them gratefully received. Thanks for your help. Tim

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