Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Plan

Goodwood Festival of Speed, Bath and London
June 25 to July 6 2015
Thursday, June 25 --depart at 2pm

Friday, June 26: Middleton-on-Sea Arrive LHR 740am, pick up rental car
See Arundel Castle: Chapel, Garden, Grounds and Keep--10am-4:30pm; Rooms--12n-5pm
Check in to The Elmer Pub and Inn

Saturday, June 27: Middleton-on-Sea
Goodwood Festival of Speed

Sunday, June 28: Bath
Jane Austen House Museum (daily 10am-5pm); Winchester Cathedral (Sunday 1230-3pm, no free tours).
If time, Stonehenge (only if nephew wants) or Avebury Stone Circle
Check in to Cornerways B&B

Monday, June 29: Bath
Bath Abbey (930am-630pm); 10:30 am Mayor's Voluntary Guides free tour, starts at Pump Room; Roman Baths Museum (9am-5pm); No. 1 Royal Crescent (1230-5pm); Assembly Rooms (1030am-5pm)

Tuesday, June 30: London
Drive from Bath to Windsor Castle (945-1715)

Drive from Windsor to LHR, drop off car, take underground to check into apartment on Palace St., shop for essentials

Dinner at Nobu

Wednesday, July 1: London
Westminster Abbey (930am-1530; Verger 10am) The line was too long at 945am
Procure Travelcards at Victoria Railway station
Westminster Cathedral

Churchill War Rooms (930am-6pm)

      Pass by: 10 Downing Street, Horse Guards Parade
National Gallery (for Impressionists--rooms closed for Industrial Action)

National Portrait Gallery (Audrey Hepburn Exhibit--sorry, starts on 2/July)

Wimbledon--queue for  “after 5” tickets (arrive around 430pm)
Thursday, July 2: London
British Library (Treasures 930a,-1700), Magna Carta exhibit 930am
St. Pancras and King's Cross Stations
Museum of London
St. Bartholomew the Greater

Smithfields pubs

Friday, July 3: London
Tower of London (9am-1630), get there at opening, see Crown Jewels, join Beefeater Tour,  then wander at will; lunch at the TowerSt. Paul's Cathedral (830am-430pm; 2pm tour)

Pub Crawl in the City
730pm Jack-the-Ripper tour (London Walks, Tower Hill Tram coffee stand outside Tower Hill tube)

Saturday, July 4: London

British Museum (10-1700; tour at 1130am or 2pm)
National Portrait Gallery (Audrey Hepburn exhibit, sadly sold-out)
National Gallery (for Impressionists, 10am-6pm)
Parliament Tour (first 9am, last 4:15, prebook, arrive 30 minutes early)
Dinner somewhere
9:30pm Ceremony of the Keys

Sunday, July 5: London

London Greeter tour of Greenwich Greenwich (9am/10am-5pm)
Souvenir shopping
TALF pub meet 630pm Blackfriars

Monday, July 6--depart LHR at 225pm
If needed, Marks and Spencer for last minute gifts
Blackberry Cabs pick-up at 1030am