I'm bringing my daughter (18) to London later this summer for five days. We're both history buffs so we know we want to see the British Museum, Westminster Abbey, the Tower, etc.
Need suggestions/info on a few things:
It looks like we'll come August 9 - 14. Are there any reasons to avoid London at that time? (I like New York too, but I wouldn't want to visit during a political convention, for example)
Is London usually slower during August? Should I book a hotel well in advance, or will the rates get better as we get closer to August? Looking to stay around Bloomsbury.
Does anyone have any suggestions for some lesser known historical spots or museums? We'll hit the obvious ones I've mentioned, since this is her first visit, but I've been a few times and would appreciate suggestions on anything off the beaten path.
Thanks in advance for any help.