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London Rough Draft -Fill in the free time


Jun 3rd, 2012, 01:04 PM
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London Rough Draft -Fill in the free time

Party of two. Late teens.
Never traveled overseas.
9 full days in July.
Not major planners much to my dismay!
Staying in Greenwich with relative.

Day 1 - Early arrival. The day will be spent in Greenwich sightseeing. Need to be back at the house of relative in the early afternoon to greet them and spend time with them.

Day 2 - Hop on, hop off tour. Maybe catch a play in the evening.

Day 3 - Catch as many touristy things as possible. All the typical stuff is on the list. Not sure how much can be accomplished in a day.

Day 4 & 5 - Weekend. Relatives have some planned activities but not sure what they are. Nothing touristy but off the beaten path type things.

Day 6 - Harry Potter tour. 12:30 tour. Should be able to do a few things in the afternoon when they get back.

Day 7 - Chislehurst Caves Should have time in the afternoon for more sightseeing.

Day 8 & 9 - Nothing planned yet. Wondering how much will be accomplished in those other days. Need time for lots of shopping. Want to make sure all the major touristy things are done so these days can be used for that, if necessary. If a lot has been accomplished in the past 7 days, considering a day trip or two. Cambridge and Brighton?

What do you think? Not enough planned? Enough time for fly by the seat of your pants type people to accomplish things on the fly?
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Jun 3rd, 2012, 01:13 PM
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day onr plus a fait bit of 2 they will have jet lag. Greenwich also has a tonne of stuff.

day three if they limit the travel they can get hoggins done. The Tower, the Tate, the Bridge of Light and all around there should exhaust them.

That age I'd go to Brighton, suggest the Pavillion and then shopping in the "alternatives" area and maybe a dash into the sea
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Jun 3rd, 2012, 01:48 PM
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They might like on a Sunday, the spitalfields market..bustling.
Ask your relative to help them get Oyster cards for quick and easy traveling on the buses and the Tube. Get all the tube maps, and major tourist route bus maps at any station.
Shopping on Oxford St could take up a lot of time. if they canget there when the shops open at 10 am, they,re better off. It,s always amazingly crowded.
Agree a play on the second night wouldn,t be wise. They may have to go to bed a little earlier for a while.
Depending on what they like, Brighton might be a bit boring for them, especially the Royal Pavilion. I think older people will love it, but late teen agers, hmmm?
Cambridge is pretty and definitely a day trip. Be sure to buy "return" tickets to save money (round trip)
I don,t know if they could get a student rate. Europe is pretty stingy to non EU students.
They can drink in the pubs, so try the beer and the hard cider, or Scrumpy. Pub food is ordered and paid for at the bar with the pubkeeper, then brought to your table. Usually a pretty good price for a hear meal.
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Jun 3rd, 2012, 03:35 PM
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can I ask why Chislehurst caves?
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Jun 3rd, 2012, 04:47 PM
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Nona, Because they thought it looked cool. No?? Let me know if it isn't worth it.
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