London 12 hr lay-over


May 24th, 2005, 09:25 AM
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London 12 hr lay-over

Looking for advice on the best use of our London lay-over (with provided day room) in July on our way to safari in Kenya. It will be two moms and three sixteen-year olds, two of whom have never been to London before. Should we schedule a guided tour? Recommendations?
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May 24th, 2005, 09:57 AM
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type in "layover" or "heathrow" in the seach and there is plenty of advice of what to do.
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May 24th, 2005, 10:36 AM
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You can do the same search on the Europe board and will find lots of advice.
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May 24th, 2005, 02:40 PM
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Remember that 12 hours may not be as long as it seems. You may have to store your luggage and you will have to be back at Heathrow(?) 2 hours(or maybe more) in preperation for your next flight. Some people in your group might just want to sleep off jet lag. Not putting a damper on it...but I have travelled with 16 year olds!!!
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May 24th, 2005, 04:27 PM
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Well, having stuck out a 12-hour layover in London on our way HOME last year, with my 60 year old husband, I would get the H out of that airport with three 16-year olds! I'd get into town, check out Big Ben and Westminster Abbey (at least from the outside) and take a ride on the London Eye. Do as much outdoor walking as possible because it will be a long flight to Kenya and any fresh air and exercise you can get between flights is a plus. All they will get is a taste of London. If you can possibly do a tour of the Tower of London, that would be terrific but don't try to do a whole lot.
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