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Old Dec 20th, 2007, 12:51 PM
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I really think you need to rethink your time estimates particularly on the Sherlock Holmes museum. Perhaps 60 to 90 minutes. It is interesting but not totally absorbing for half a day particularly when there is SOOOOOOOOOOO much London to see!!

Greenwich may take longer than you think with travel time and how much time you spend in the museums and the observatory itself.

I am also puzzled by many key omissions:

Westminster Abbey
Houses of Parliament
St. Paul's Cathedral
(unless of course the Westminster Walk includes two of the above.)
Victoria and Albert
Science Museum
Natural History Museum

No plays and/or musicals?


I also wonder about the portrait gallery over the National Gallery.
Given limited time, the latter is much more varied.
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Old Dec 20th, 2007, 12:59 PM
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bob_brown -- good points. We're not omitting V&A or Westminster Abbey. We're planning on visiting V&A on our first day since it's in the general area of our flat. And as far as I understand the walk does include Westminster Abbey. I was going to omit St. Paul's, but I've actually reworked the itinerary to include it. It's always so hard to limit museums, but we can't do it all! As for Holmes Museum -- we just plan on spending an hour or so, but want to make sure we have plenty of free time and that we aren't running from museum to museum. Dad really just wants to wander and explore a lot. I think I'm actually going to post my revised itinerary to reflect all the changes.
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Old Dec 20th, 2007, 01:12 PM
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The flat is beautiful.

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Old Dec 20th, 2007, 01:17 PM
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Thanks! I'm really excited about it! I was feeling a little discouraged since we kept striking out. I thought accomodations in March would be a little easier - not so much! I'll definitely make sure to do a write up when I return. Same with the b&b in Amsterdam: http://www.boogaardsbnb.com/
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Old Dec 20th, 2007, 02:16 PM
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Your Dad's 56? Why, he's just a young'un!

By the way, don't use the airport pick-up from London Guest Suites. It's way more expensive than justairports.com

The flat is beautiful. I especially love that kitchen & it looks like you have a washer and a dryer, not one of those combo units that take forever. Nice choice!
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Old Dec 20th, 2007, 02:22 PM
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Oops, never mind. I see on your other thread you're arriving at Gatwick. Thought you were coming through LHR.
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Old Dec 20th, 2007, 03:02 PM
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>>And as far as I understand the walk does include Westminster Abbey<<

Please double check with London Walks before you go. We were going to do this walk in May, but it didn't include entrance to Westminster Abbey. With our limited time in London, we decided to skip the walk and just visit the Abbey instead.

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Old Dec 20th, 2007, 07:03 PM
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Lee Ann -- thanks for the tip. I'll make sure to check on that walk. I have visited Westminster Abbey on my last trip and attended the evensong service, so I won't be devestated if we don't make it inside the Abbey this time around.

Carrybean -- I think we'll just take the train into Victoria from Gatwick and then the short tube ride to Sloane Sq. We're very light packers so this shouldn't be a problem.
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Old Dec 21st, 2007, 03:56 AM
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Exactly. Good plan since you're coming from LGW.
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