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London Itinerary Help

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My daughter and I are taking a 3 week trip to Europe. The first leg is London, We have 6 full days and will be leaving at noon on the 7th day by train to Paris.

I have looked all through the forums for itinerary suggestions. So far this is what I have come up with. I have looked at so many posts my eyes are going crossed so I thought I could stop where I am and get some advice if I was even remotely heading in the right direction with grouping stops, etc. (Many of our stops are short and will be for photo ops, my daughter does modeling so everything is a photo op LOL)

Day 1 (Friday) arrive at Heathrow at 9 a.m.
Taking a car to Hotel (Doubletree by Hilton VIctoria) Drop off bags as room will not be ready and then take bus out to Kensington Palace area. We want to see Diana memorial fountain and then Hyde Park, then head to Harrods, then Wellington Arch and then Hard Rock Cafe for dinner. (We go to every one every time we go to a new city) Return to hotel to rest and freshen up. Take a night time bus tour of city.

Day 2 (Saturday)
7:00 am Portobello Market
10:00 Rest of day free (need to fill with some of the misc. places we want to see)
Maybe a HOHO to see some of the places that are not close to each other?

Day 3 (Sunday)
Buckingham Palace (Royal Mews, Queen's Gallery, Changing of the Guards)
Green Park
St. James Park/Palace (just to take pics)
The Mall to Trafalgar Square (Admiralty Arch, Nelson's Column)
Head over to Piccadilly Circus, then Regent's Street,
Possible stop at Hamleys toy store
Oxford Street windown shopping/shopping

Day 4 (Monday)
We have to change hotels this day, I didn't want to do this but ended up saving about $700 for the week by doing it. New hotel is Crowne Plaza London St. James.
We will check out early and leave our bags at new hotel.

Westminster Abbey -Verger Tour
Walk around and tour Westminster, Big Ben, Jewel Tower, Houses of Parliament,
Churchill Museum
Banqueting House Whitehall Palace
Westminster Cathedral

Day 5 (Tuesday)
Day trip to Stonehedge/Bath/Windsor Castle

Day 6 (Wednesday)
Be at Tower of London a little before it opens (head to crown jewels first) (take beefeater tour) (allow about 4 hours for this)
Tower Bridge
Head to Borough Market for lunch
Southwark Cathedral
London Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral
Covent Garden????

Other things we want to see and need help putting in where we might have time
British Museum
London eye
Horse guards?
Madam Tussaurds Wax
Marble Arch (possibly on HOHO)
Thames Cruise

I feel like I am missing something "big" but can't put my finger on it. Like I said, I have looked at stuff so long I can't see anything anymore. Thanks in advance for any help. And yes we want to do the touristy stuff so skipping things like changing of the guard, etc. is not an option.

Thursday we are leaving on the Eurostar to Paris at noon.

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