Our time in London coincided with half-term school holidays so the Science and Natural History museums we visited on a rainy day were packed. Still great though (you really need a day for each), and we got to catch up with Tim, Alicia and Jirra and compare notes.
We stayed at the YHA London Central in Bolsover St which was great – central, clean, friendly with a good cheap cafe on the ground floor. Needs some tea towels in the kitchen though…
One super-touristy but really fun thing we did was to get a boat down the Thames with City Cruises. The cockney commentary was hilarious, personable and full of corny jokes – so much better than the sterile recorded audio we got on a double-decker bus.