We are going on the London/Paris trip in early June and I am still trying to plan our two pre-days in London (this lack of time to even plan 2 days over the course of 1 year is exactly why we take ABD trips). I am looking for a few recommendations from those who have been on the trip or who are frequent London/Paris travelers. 1) Any recommendations for good, small guidebooks for each city. They do not need to be huge since ABD plans everything but I would like to have a small book to throw in my day bag to have as reference in our on your own time. I especially would like it to have good maps. 2) Any apps that are recommended for walking/Tube/Metro in those cities 3) Our flight arrives at 2pm on a Saturday after leaving San Francisco at 7pm. We do not have business class seats so we probably won't get much sleep. However, I want to try to keep everyone up as long as possible so that we get on the right time zone. One friend of ours suggested going to the London Eye on arrival night. Thoughts?? I read on a trip report that the participants received passes for the London Eye upon check-in. Does anyone know if this is still the case? Other ideas for that first night? 4)High Tea - the description of the scone making activity on Day 3 describes it as "scone making and tea." It does not really sound like it is the full "High Tea" experience though. Is this assumption correct? 5) If my assumption above is correct, I wanted to try to work High Tea into the plan. I currently have it booked for 3pm before our initial Meet and Greet and Dinner. I booked the Tea at the Landmark because it received good reviews and I like the convenience factor if the kids wanted to leave and go back to the room a bit early. The other thing I am considering for this day is a Food Walking Tour through one of the markets/neighborhoods which would run from 10 to 2. My family does like to eat and try new things so this sounds like fun, but it seems like it may be too much food in one day? Thanks for sharing your thoughts.