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London Itinerary critique

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I wanted to see if you all could critique our London itinerary and let us know if we are making any mistakes/ways to be more efficient (we already purchased a 3 day London Pass without travel card): more than anything else, need some help on travel options and how long we can expect to get there and how much time we should spend at each attraction. We want to see the following places, but also want to go at a leisurely pace.
Over the course of our 17 day trip, we will spend 6 days in London as follows:

Day 1 (May 22 - Tuesday) - we arrive from the US at 9:00 in the morning. Assume we won’t get to our hotel/settled in (bidding every day on Priceline in Mayfair) until 12:00 to be very conservative. Want to take this day easy, recover from jetlag, and not use the London pass – will probably just take a tour of the city/or some walking tour.

Day 2 – Buckingham Palace (be there by 11am for Changing of the Guard), Westminster Abbey and then Parliament then Churchill War Room. Go on Beatles walking tour.

Day 3 - Arrive at Tower of London by 9am – go first to see Crown Jewels and then take Yeoman tour. Spend approx. 3 hours here. Then to St. Paul’s Cathedral followed by Globe Theatre. Is the Thames Riverboat cruise worth it?

Day 4 - Wimbledon by 10:30 (believe this is the first tour time) – spend 2-3 hours here. Windsor Castle. This day concerns me – is this too much to do in a day (i..e too much time traveling?) - both are free with the pass and we really want to see, just don’t want to be so rushed we can’t enjoy.
Last 2 Days

Day 16 (Wednesday) – Chunnel from Paris - arrive in London at 1pm. Settle into hotel. British Museum

Day 17 - Be at Highclere castle by 10:30 - spend 4 hours or so (wife really wants to see this after watching Downton Abbey – is it worth it ?). Afternoon open to do whatever we have time for.
For the sites we have planned, what is the best travel option (i.e travel card, oyster card). Any attractions we are missing/making a mistake skipping?

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