Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Need advice: Family of four, six days in London

Jump to last reply

Hi All,

We are a family of four (husband, wife, 2 girls aged 9 and 3) and we will be in London from July 12 (noon) to July 19 (noon). Here is our itinerary.

July 12th evening - London Eye
July 13th - Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral
July 14th - Day trip to Bath
July 15th - Westminster Abbey, Hampton Court Palace
July 16th - Day trip to Oxford
July 17th - Buckhingam palace, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, The National History museum
July 18th - Kew Gardens
July 19th - Get ready to go back

I am looking for feedback on the following.
1. Does the itinerary look doable?
2. Are there places I should add to this list?
3. Are there places I should remove from this list?
4. Is London Pass worth it or should I do pay as you go model for the above places? (Cost is roughly about the same but London pass will make things a little rushed. However, London Pass offers us the flexibility of avoiding longer lines)
5. Are the lines really long for the above places (which makes London Pass a must)?
6. For the day trips what kind of pass should I buy? We are traveling from US. Should I book the day trip tickets/ pass in advance (before landing in UK)?
7. What travel card should I buy? Is Zone1 and Zone2 enough for the places we are planning to go to?
8. What kind of clothes to pack? Is the weather warm enough for skirts/ shorts?
9. Do we need a jacket?
10. Do the grocery stores sell rice? I am thinking of making our own food a few times but not sure if I need to pack ingredients from here or can I easily buy it there.
11. Finally, recommendations on good places to eat (Thai, Indian, Italian, Mexican are our preferences)

That's a long list of questions :) hopefully someone can help me out here. Thanks a ton in advance.

17 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's Go List 2015 Has Been Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 19, 14 at 05:08 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 29 day Itinerary for southern and eastern France
  2. 2 Paris-Loire-Avignon-Barcelona itinerary (help)
  3. 3 Minimalist wardrobe for Europe
  4. 4 Transportation from Athens Airport to Syntagma
  5. 5 Greece or Portugal for 3-4 week fall sojourn?
  6. 6 Siena - Pienza - Montepulciano
  7. 7 GuideAdvisor, beware!!
  8. 8 Treis-Karden 4 days and Trier 2 days?
  9. 9 Best Location for Car Pickup in Naples
  10. 10 All Set To Go!!
  11. 11 Trip Report Finally in Italy for the holidays - installment report
  12. 12 Andalucia - very early trip thinking - reactions?
  13. 13 Driving an RV in Switzerland
  14. 14 Which european city?
  15. 15 Southern Spain
  16. 16 Christmas in Paris and Strasbourg in 2015
  17. 17 Skippered Charter Greece Islands
  18. 18 Scotland November 2015
  19. 19 Swiss mountain scenery in late April
  20. 20 Bus Service Between Spoleto and Norcia
  21. 21 Earthquakes in Tuscany
  22. 22 Taxi or Tube from LHR to Gloucester Road Tube?
  23. 23 Italy - Driving from Frankfurt to Florence (June 2012)
  24. 24 Italy Countryside
  25. 25 Trip Report Sono arrivato a Venezia
View next 25 » Back to the top