London - Day 12 & 13
We are traveling on the England, Scotland & Whales trip departing may 26, 2013. We are interested in how much free time we will have in London on either Day 12 or Day 13 for a possible visit to the London Eye. Could you give us an idea if we would possibly have enough free time to add this to our schedule?
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Thanks for the information. Do you recall the approximate time you arrived at the Royal Horseguards in London after the Windsor Castle tour? Still trying to decide which day to try the London Eye.
Ken's post reminded me that we also stayed on in London a couple of days and spent one day in Greenwich. We took the boat up and the train back. Easy commute from the hotel. We purchased a travel card and it was good for both types of transport. Very convenient and cost effective.
One of the nights we were in London, we caught a play--Chariots of Fire. If theatre is something you enjoy, be sure and check online to see what's playing while you are there.
Should we purchase tickets to the Eye in advance? Are they date and time specific? I know you can but them online.
If anyone has gone to the theater in London while on this trip, did you but tickets in advance, use the concierge service at the hotel to get tickets, or simply go to a discount ticket booth similar to those in NYC on the day and take pot luck?
Another question: What is the accepted dress code for the dinner at the Tower on the last night in London?
Just planning ahead..........Linda
The concierge was very helpful with everything except laundry. We wanted to find a place that would do service laundry since we were heading for the Tauck Best of Ireland tour after this one and they sent us to some laundry halfway across town. It was closed, so they gave us another place (also half way across town) and the laundry there did a great job (two long cab rides later). The next day, on the way to the Tube station just across the street from the hotel we walked past a laundry that advertised service laundry. They dropped the ball on that one.
You'll love the Royal Horseguards. We actually sent an email asking for a room with a view of the Thames and got it. We did have some problems with our neighbor (VERY LOUD MUSIC day and night and smoking in a non-smoking room) and didn't get much satisfaction out of the night manager. However, the next morning the "real" manager moved us to the Apartment on the top floor....Wow, what a place. That was our residence for the rest of the stay in London.
Dress for the London Tower evening was coat/suit and tie. You'll enjoy that evening.