Itinerary Help (sort of)

Old Oct 25th, 2017, 05:22 AM
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Itinerary Help (sort of)

I'm wondering if anyone has any spare time, to take a look at what I've written below. I'm going to London for almost two weeks, and I wrote down a bunch of stores/areas/streets that I wanted to wander around. I tried to lump them together into very general areas so I could attempt to figure out which days to go where. This is what I managed - if anyone has any suggestions on a very basic daily-ish itinerary, or see anything I should have lumped together (ie. if area x and area x could be done in one day), that would be so helpful. This might be too vague of a request but any help is appreciated! Please note I walk very fast and I don't like to dawdle too much. Area 1 is small because I get into London in the late morning and figured I could attempt these two places that first day.

Area 1:
-Tower of London
-Borough Market

Area 2:
-Bloomsbury
-King’s Cross
-Platform 93/4
-Woburn Walk (street)
-Exmouth Market
-Lipman & Sons (art store)
-Bleeding Heart Yard (haunted courtyard)
-Warren Mews (pretty street)
-Camden Passage (kind of far, not sure)

Area 3:
-Buckingham Palace
-Big Ben
-Westminster Abbey
-Shepherd Market
-National Gallery
-Covent Garden

Area 4:
-Marylebone/Marylebone High Street
-Daunt Books, John Lewis
-Oxford Street
-Harrods
-Some other stores I wrote down

Area 5:
-Knightsbridge
-Trevor Sq, Lennox Garden Mews, Bywater St, King’s Road
-Harrods
-Star Tavern
-Peggy Porschen

Area 6:
-Kensington Palace
-Queen’s Gate Mews, Kynance Mews, Atherstone Mews, Dove Mews
-Holland Park

Area 7:
-Wingate Road
-Holland Park
-Hyde Park

Area 8:
-Notting Hill
-A bunch of streets I wrote down

Area 9:
-Shoreditch High St
-Princelet St
-Old Spitalfields Market
-Some bars I wrote down

Area 10:
-Camden Market
-Regent’s Park (do I care)
-Some street I wrote down

I have four places that are un-assigned:
-that Royal School of Needlework place
-Epping Forest
-Highgate Cemetary
-Morden Hall park

I wrote these down in case of extra time but now I’m doubting any extra time...
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Old Oct 25th, 2017, 06:08 AM
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That's a lot of shopping.

And you have Harrods listed 2x.
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Old Oct 25th, 2017, 07:41 AM
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Your areas 6 & 7 are mostly in the same area with Holland park a bit outside the 'circle' (and you have Holland Park listed twice)

I do have a few other questions -- but WHY Wingate Rd?
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Old Oct 25th, 2017, 08:13 AM
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Hi janisj (I remember you from when you helped me with Scotland a couple years back) - I listed it twice because I couldn't figure out which 'area' to stick it in, and just to remind myself they were fairly close together.

I put Wingate road for the simple fact that I googled "pretty streets in London" and that was one of about 30 that showed up, so it's not imperative that I go there or anything like that. I tried to narrow those down as well and get rid of ones that weren't really near the main areas I was going to.
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How did your trip to Scotland go? I'll have to check and where you went . . . Oh - just did. You went to Edinburgh and tootk a timberbush tour. Did you make it to Dunnottar?

>>I put Wingate road for the simple fact that I googled "pretty streets in London" and that was one of about 30 that showed up
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If you want to see some mews, there are some nice ones in Marylebone, in the blocks of streets between Portland Place & Marylebone High Street. So you can combine that with your Daunt Books/John Lewis day. It’s classic Mews territory - half-streets on every block which once were stables then garages, now pretty (and hugely expensive) flats. And yes - this is a part of London that genuinely has blocks.
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Thanks so much to both of you!

janisj - I removed Wingate as yes, it made no sense really. I'm actually going this Monday - so I guess I'm not going to see flowers or anything of the sort, but I like fall colours! Would Epping Forest be nice at this time?

Also I never made it to Dunnottar But I hope to return in 2019 and I'll attempt it again. The Timberbush tour was great.

I think I'll go over my list and remove some mews and just focus on ones that are in the same neighborhood. I'm definitely going to the Marylebone area, so thanks for that Gyhtson.
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Re Epping Forest -- I'd play it by ear. No need to decide ahead of time. If there is a nice day and you want to get out of town - sure. But if it is pouring down or you still have lots to see in the city - skip it.

But for fall colour consider taking a few hours to visit Kew Gardens instead.

https://www.kew.org/kew-gardens/whats-on
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In Marylebone you might like VV Rouleaux - old world haberdashery shop. Also the Wallace collection is in the area .
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