Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Globus Iberian Tour
  2. 2 Spain: train/rental car help
  3. 3 Drive or Train from Zurich to Florence?
  4. 4 Drive or Train from Zurich to Florence?
  5. 5 Budapest Card
  6. 6 First trip to the UK, please help me
  7. 7 UK in May and June
  8. 8 Adivice from experts please, Southern Dutch/Belgium German Borders
  9. 9 For Paris-knowledgable - best neighborhood to stay a week-plus
  10. 10 Help Needed for 8/20: Train from Salzburg to Garmisch
  11. 11 Copenhagen,Helsinki,St. Petersburg in mid September
  12. 12 Trip Report Italian Opera-Edinburgh Tattoo-"Great" Houses-Cornwall: Ongoing and FINAL
  13. 13 Best tour or day trip from EL Ferrol Spain
  14. 14 Bath/Cotswolds
  15. 15 Shorts in South of France?
  16. 16 Trip Report Laura and Steve's Spanish Adventure
  17. 17 Switzerland part of 3-week trip
  18. 18 base for Andalucia
  19. 19 Italy travel plan help
  20. 20 Italy itinerary - input needed, please!!
  21. 21 Florence hotels: JK Place vs. Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni
  22. 22 23 day honeymoon to Greece
  23. 23 Looking for a UK coach tour company for seniors
  24. 24 Getting from Bordeaux Gare to the airport
  25. 25 Black Forest base 7-10 days - public transport
View next 25 » Back to the top

Itinerary for a week in London

Jump to last reply

My husband and I are taking our 3 children (ages 8, 10, 12) to England in March. We will arrive on a Saturday morning, leaving the following Saturday morning. On past domestic trips, we like to keep moving and experience as many sights and attractions as we can. We might need to slow down just a little bit on this trip to accommodate some moderate health issues within the family. We definitely need to keep museums to a minimum and we like history and culture. Also, one child has a serious aversion to large crowds. We are staying at the Hilton Park Lane.

Here are the things we want to see/do:
Tower of London
West End Theater
Buckingham Palace
Windsor Castle
Afternoon high tea
Westminster Abbey or St Paul's cathedral
See impressionists at National Gallery
Maybe Hampton Court Palace

Here are my thoughts:
Tower of London - stay as long as we want to, and not rush at all, maybe use this day to rest a little before heading out to a show.

See Buckingham Palace (can't tour but can see changing of the guard if possible) and tour Windsor Castle in same day. Perhaps do this as a Royal London 3.5 hour tour, which also allows us to view Parliament and Big Ben area with guided narration and it ends in Trafalgar Square. Maybe come back to hotel on this day to rest and then have afternoon tea. Considering tea at the Grosvenor. (Any better suggestions?)

Take a tour of either Westminster Abbey or St. Paul's Cathedral with London Walks. (Which do you recommend?) Could do National Gallery also that day, I think.

I think Hampton Court Palace is located far away and will take a whole day, once we favor in transportation and meals. My children will LOVE the maze. What about the rest? Is it worth it?

We would also like to take some day trips, or a 2-3 day trip outside the city. London Walks offers several options. We want to skip Stonehenge and Bath this trip, unless you all advice otherwise and we might reconsider. We are more interested in:
Oxford
Cambridge
Cotswolds
York

My husband and I have been to all of the tourist spots and most of the places listed, but it has been 20+ years and now we want to take the children.

Can anyone help me organize an itinerary? Or tell me what I am forgetting?

After I get my days straight I am going to start looking at restaurant reservations and other details. Please send recommendations! We will eat sometimes on a low budget and other times high end. We like to experience it all.

As always, thanks in advance for your help.

38 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement