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Tentative Itinerary for London & south east UK

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I've got a tentative itinerary planned for our August 2015 trip. My husband and I are retired seniors that like to take things slow and easy. We spent 4 full days in London back in 2008 and packed a lot in those days. Some things we will revisit on this trip. I'd like to know if this itinerary sounds doable/ok. If you have advice/suggestions or think things should be changed I'm open to anything. We plan to stay in an apartment this time as it's a longer stay for London. It would be nice to have a place with a washer as our Europe trip will cover 2+ months. We intend to do most breakfasts at the apartment but will do most dinners out. Thanks in advance!

1-arrive London Heathrow most likely via overnight flight from JFK.
Will settle in our apartment (looking at South Kensington or Southwark area).
Venture out to buy supplies, etc.

2-Revisit Westminster Abbey
Parliament tour
picnic in St. James Park
Churchill Museum/Cabinet War Rooms

3-National Gallery
lunch time concert St. Martin in the Fields
lunch Cafe in the Crypt
Brass rubbing-maybe
National Portrait Gallery
drink, appetizers Portrait Restaurant

4-Changing of the Guards
Buckingham Palace tour
Green Park
Revisit British Museum

5-boat to Greenwich and train/metro back

6-Tate Modern
boat to Tate Britain and back
Blackfriar's Pub
Play-Wicked if possible

7-Victoria & Albert Museum
Hyde Park
tea Orangery
Harrod's

8-Stratford-upon-Avon

9-Revisit St. Paul's
Monument
Revisit Tower of London
Southwark Cathedral if enough time

10-leave apartment
train to Gatwick
pick up rental car and drive to Eastbourne
check in to hotel-nothing arranged yet. Overnight Eastbourne

11-1 hr. boat tour Sussex Voyages
drive to Birling Gap
do some hiking/walking to experience Beachy Head/Seven Sisters
overnight Eastbourne

12-Check out and drive to next base-thinking Rye or Royal Tunbridge Wells
Will stay 2 nights
Thinking Battle of Hastings, Bodiam Castle, Sissinghurst Castle Garden

13-see above

14-check out and drive to Canterbury
Looking at Cathedral Gate as parking is available for the rental car at additional charge.
Will stay 3 nights
Depending upon arrival time to hotel may be able to catch Evensong at the Cathedral and even tour the Cathedral.

15-drive to Dover
Dover Caste
short walk there by the cliffs-Western Heights
drive back to Canterbury

16-drive to Dover
boat tour 12 noon through Dover Sea Safari
if nothing else here in Dover will drive back to Canterbury
Canterbury Tales
If we haven't already done this-Cathedral and Evensong

17-check out
drive car to Ashford International
return car rental
Eurostar to Paris trains at 9:55 am or 12:47 pm

With this plan we have 9 nights in London and 7 nights for southeast UK.

So how does this look? For the museums in London we will spend anywhere from 1-3 hrs. at the most. There are certain things I want to see at each place so I think my days with museums will be fine. This plan is not set in stone and we will make adjustments for the weather or anything else that may cause us to rethink our plans.

Thanks again for any help. It's much appreciated.

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