(7 Day Visit)

London in June can be wet!  During our June visit we experienced a most unusual heat wave and out of 7 days, only a few sprinkles occurred one morning.  


Day 1

You have arrived at the airport around noon, and after a 45 minute tube (subway) ride into central London,  have checked into your lodging.  Do not go to sleep!  To combat jetlag, immediately set out on a walking tour for some quick photos of a few major attractions in London:

Big Ben (Tube:  Westminster)

River Thames

London Eye

Boadicea Statue

Parliament:  The Palace of Westminster

Westminster Bridge (walk to the center and to the opposite bank for some great photos of Parliament and Big Ben)

Westminster Abbey

Banqueting House

#10 Downing Street


Horse Guards

Trafalgar Square

Day 2


Piccadilly Circus

St. James Palace

Carlton House Terrace

Clarence House

Queen Victoria Memorial

Buckingham Palace

Changing of the Guard

The Royal Mews

Admiralty Arch and Maritime Memorial

St. Paul's Cathedral (Tube:  St Pauls)

Millennium Bridge (cross over to reach the Tate Modern)

Tate Modern (Tube:  Blackfriars) 

Courtauld Institute of Art

West End:  Including Charing Cross, China Town, Theatres, Leicester Square,
The Hippodrome, Criterion Building, and London Coliseum


Day 3


St. Martin in the Fields (quick tour and photo stop)

National Gallery

British Museum (Tube:  Russell Square or Tottenham Court)

Madame Tussauds (Tube:  Baker Street)

Possible evening activity:  Attend a concert at St. Martin in the Fields

Day 4


Tower of London:  Crown Jewels (Tube:  Tower Hill)

Tower Bridge (photo stop)

Kensington Palace

Marble Arch (was being repaired during our visit) (Tube:  Marble Arch)

Speaker's Corner

Three Royal Parks


Day 5


Leave hotel (8:00 AM) to catch a train at the Waterloo Station to Hampton Court

Hampton Court

After returning to London visit:

Apsley House (Wellington Museum) (Tube:  Hyde Park Corner)

Wellington Arch

Wallace Collection


Day 6


Leave hotel at 8:00 AM and go to the Paddington Station.

Train to Stratford-Upon-Avon.  There are only 2 direct trains to Stratford per day.  All others require changing.

Shakespeare Birthplace

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Nash House New House

Mary Arden House and Palmer's Farm

Guild Chapel

Holy Trinity Church (Shakespeare's Tomb)

Train back to London.  There are only 2 direct trains back to London without changing.

Evening excursion to Big Ben, Parliament, Westminster Bridge for nighttime photos

Day 7


Albert Memorial

Royal Albert Hall

Victoria and Albert Museum

Harrods's Department Store

Cabinet War Rooms


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