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London 5 day itinerary - first timer!

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Hi all!

I know you all see so many itineraries on here, and I have looked at as many as I could. However, nothing beats going to the source -- all of you helpful people! I would really appreciate some feedback since I have never been to London before and obviously do not have much of a sense of how long things will take and quite how far things may be from one another.

In short: I will be going to London for 5.5 days with my mother at the end of June. We will be staying near Sloane Square in Chelsea and we are New Yorkers so walking is not so much a big deal for us. We're not huge museum people, and I would say that we are more interested in paintings so saving most of the heavy museuming for our next stop in Paris.

Here's what I've got:

Day 1 (Thursday):
Arrive at Heathrow at 9:30am from JFK
Travel to apartment in Chelsea, freshen up, etc.
Afternoon tea at The Orangery
Explore Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park/surrounding area (maybe a walk-by of Harrod's)

Day 2 (Friday):
Tower of London at opening
Tower Bridge
Lunch at Borough Market
Southbank walk
Tour Globe Theatre
Millenium Bridge
Return to Chelsea area - maybe a stop at V and A (open late on Fridays and just around the corner from where we are staying)

Day 3 (Saturday):
Westminster Abbey - Verger tour
Self-led walk around Westminster, Big Ben, Westminster Bridge
London Eye
Picnic dinner in Regent's Park
7:30pm show at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Day 4 (Sunday):
Buckingham Palace (undecided if we will try for Changing of the Guards)
St. James's Park
Trafalgar Square
National Gallery/National Portrait Gallery
Dinner in Covent Garden
9:30pm Ceremony of the Keys at Tower of London

Day 5 (Monday):
Day trip to Bath

Day 6 (Tuesday):
Notting Hill/Portobello Market
free afternoon

I'd like to hit Regents Street and/or Oxford Street for some window shopping or just to walk the streets, but imagine that may fit on Saturday prior to heading to Regent's Park or Sunday after National Gallery/National Portrait Gallery. I know we'll be in the area a couple of times so that can fit anywhere. The final afternoon I've left free since I'm banking on not actually being able to fit everything in as listed above.

Please let me know if this is feasible -- your thoughts are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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