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London experts--Look at my week's itinerary, please?

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What say you experts about the itinerary below, for a week in London in early June, for DD (in mid-20's) and me (60)?

A bit of background so you will perhaps understand some choices: This is my 6th trip and DD’s 2nd to London, so we have seen most of the “have-to’s,” some more than once. We both teach 7th-12th grade (each of us various grades) literature and history at a small private school. We are going to London for a week the first of June; at the end of that week, we will join up a group from our school—another faculty member, 3 parents, and 12 high school/college students--for a 9 day visit with a student-tour-group, with 2 days in London. With the students, we will, with our free time, take them to the British Museum and the Tower. DD and I love literature and history, taking photographs, exploring neighborhoods, walking, and packing a day full. We enjoy museums and don’t need to shop. We are far from foodies, although she is a vegetarian by choice and gluten-avoiding by medical necessity; we are going to be happy grabbing food from markets and grocers and do NOT plan to do many/any sit-down-and-order meals. I won’t list all the places we have already seen in London, but we have covered a lot of territory already—but not nearly enough! So we are soooo excited to be headed back.

Also, I won’t go into details, but we got rooms in a B&B on Norfolk Square near Paddington Station,which looks very convenient for what we are planning (and pretty cheap, too)

So (finally!) here’s our possible itinerary. I know there are always the unforeseen glitches, and we certainly may not get to everything some days. But am I missing something obvious about travel or do you see some things I should include or exclude?

Monday, June 1
• Arrive
but as of right now not sure what time as I don’t get airline specifics until late April (since it’s the student-tour-group handling our tickets). It will probably be by early afternoon, flying into LHR.
Take Heathrow Connect to Paddington; 5 minute walk to hotel; check-in or leave bags (In the past I’ve used the Tube and justairports for getting from LHR to hotel; this looks like a good alternative this time—NOT the Heathrow Express)
• Buy from the Rail station 7-day paper travel cards, as we are going to 4-6 places that honor 2for1 vouchers
Explore the neighborhood and area; need to find local stuff like ATM’s, grocers, maybe a laundry, etc. Just get oriented and stay on feet outside.
• Probably head to Berwick Market area—several veggie possibilities for her and never been there. Find Gielgud Theatre (for Tuesday night). Maybe go to Mildred’s on Lexington for meal? We liked it before; depends on time/hunger/etc.
IF time, take Tube Leicester Square to Waterloo and enjoy the Jubilee Gardens area for a while. She MIGHT want to do the Eye. Totally a maybe at this point. Might be only time but it’s not a priority. I’ve been once; she has not.
• Depending on time, across river to Embankment or just Tube to hotel.

Tuesday, June 2
• Westminster Bridge area
for –well, I’m not IN London til I’ve stood there! Pics and such.
Churchill War Rooms—This is a priority. Never been. (Both of us HAVE been to Imperial War Museum).
• Up Whitehall to Trafalgar Square area for—well, again, gotta go!
• Into National Gallery for leisurely look. I’ve been twice but always felt rushed or that I was “dragging” someone, so…
• MAYBE National Portrait Gallery.
• Definitely going into St. Martin-in-the-Field as never have—likely have a meal there in Crypt.
We have tickets for 7:30 “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” at the Gielgud.

Wednesday, June 3
• Chelsea Physic Garden
(via arrival at Sloan Square Tube and little walk around that area—heard there’s a good chocolate shop to check out --William Curley Chocolates)
• Probably eat lunch in the Garden
• Explore Cheyne Walk area; probably go onto Albert Bridge; look across at Battersea Park—just bit of by-the-Thames walk
• Walk up to Albertopolis area and see as much as have stamina for
• I definitely want DD to see the V&A—she wants to see the bomb damage outside and I want her to see a bit of the inside (I’ve been once) Probably short visit.
• I’d like to look into the National History Museum to see the lovely space but don’t plan to spend any time touring.
• Out onto Knightsbridge near Albert Memorial; then
• Tube to Earl’s Court—DD is an avid Dr. Who fan so we will look for blue police box there!
• Not too late a night, as we have early trip planned.

Thursday, June 4—first of 3 day trips

(Ok, yes, we could have filled a whole week or more in London; or yes, we could have traveled from London to see some stuff we’d love to see; in the end we compromised with basing ourselves in London and taking a few day trips. I priced out, meticulously I think, train tickets; I was always leaning toward some sort of RailPass, which I’d used in England and Germany and LOVED. When I priced out the 3 trips we ended up picking, the Pass was actually less than 3 tickets even purchased early. The consecutive day pass is cheaper, so we will do our day trips 3 in a row)

• Train to Cardiff for Dr. Who Experience for DD and Castle for me (and her)
• Leave pretty early, 2 hour trip, see at least the 2 things above, train back 6 to 7ish
• (We’d both like to spend a week or more in Wales, as we loved our couple days there in 2010, but we need a car (and driver!) for that)

Friday, June 5
• Train to Windsor Castle
(neither of us has been yet) in morning
• London in afternoon
British Library if we haven’t gotten to it yet—We have been before but want an hour there
Dickens Museum
• That may be all we get to—would like to see new Kings Cross station/area and maybe Camley Street Natural Park but we may not have time
• Dinner grabbed sometime/ might go back to hotel or might not
We have tickets for 7:30 “Warhorse” at New London Theatre

Saturday, June 6
• Jane Austin’s house in Chawton

• Train to Alton, then a walk
• DD wants a ramble in the countryside, so we are headed here and she will do some walking (with or without me to be determined) for a while around this village/area

Sunday, June 7
• Train to Bletchley (from Euston train station) and go to Bletchley Park Museum
for the morning
• Afternoon in London
• I really want to see the Roman Amphitheatre at Guildhall so this may be when we have time (short tube ride from Euston train station)
• IF time, there are some other areas around there, around St. Paul’s, to see—I’d like to see ruins at Christchurch Greyfriars and show DD Postman Park.
We have tickets for 6:30 “Merchant of Venice” at the Globe

Monday, June 8---The group arrives sometime today; we will have to check out and go to the hotel where we will be staying. If they don’t come til early afternoon, then we have a bit of time to do something short and easy. Or we may need to laze around!

Thanks for feedback—I have tried to be detailed, but the only things set in stone right now are the dates, our hotel, and the 3 theatre nights.

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