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Spring Break in London with newbies and old pros

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We found amazing airfare to London ($300 r/t from Houston!! Hard to believe, but we booked it and have confirmations in hand....), and are taking an impromptu trip from 3/9-3/16. We'll have 5 1/2 days on the ground.

In our group will be me, DH, DS, and DD (all of us have been to London numerous times), as well as 4 of our kids' friends. All the teenagers are 17-19, so we don't have to be joined at the hip for the entire trip. We booked a condo through VRBO that will sleep all 8 of us -- in the Clerkenwell area. Not the most close-in neighborhood, but it fits the college students' budgets, and will allow us to do breakfast and take-away dinners at "home."

DH and I have been to London 8 times -- we are quite happy to just wander around and see what we happen upon. I would love nothing more than to spend the whole trip exploring old Churches in London, but that would drive everyone else batty!

The planning challenge we have is putting together a loose itinerary that hits some of the major highlights for the newbies, but also takes in some lesser known sites for the rest of us. I'm mainly interested in your suggestions for some of the lesser-known sites....

Here is what I'm thinking so far:

Major Highlights that everyone should see at least once (or sites that the kids say they're interested in):
Tower of London
The Globe
go inside either Westminster Abbey or St. Paul's (I'm thinking St. Paul's -- none of us has ever climbed up into the dome...)
Windsor Castle and Eton -- spend a full day -- see the changing of the guard here, if any of the kids are pining away to see it....
a Beatles tour -- all the kids want to do this -- would taking one of the London Walks be the best, and most entertaining, way to do this?
Harrods

Other things that I think are fun/interesting:
Cabinet War Rooms -- I was last here about 10 years ago, and haven't seen the new Churchill Museum
Borough Market
Temple Church (I thought the kids might be interested in this, since they've all seen the DaVinci Code).

We are all really excited about this trip -- I think it's going to be great fun seeing London through the eyes of these newcomers! My question for the Fodorites is:
What sites would you include that I have forgotten about?

Thanks!

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