Where to begin with a city like London? Start with a plush base to recuperate and a travel card to get around. The smart thing is to combine your activities: See the East End on a food tour, wander the South Bank for a procession of London's iconic sights, and hit the South Ken trinity of museums all at once. Make sure to peruse the West End, sample afternoon tea, and hunt down one of the many top quality local eateries. Finally, get some perspective from on high at the Shard or Hampstead Heath.