Not create an Itinerary
London is a big city and has tons of stuff to do. There is something for everyone.
For instance, I love holidays with great food, good cafes, musicals, art galleries and museums, shopping and tons of pictures (no, not just of myself).
My husband is the more adventurous type, so he needs to see the mountains, lakes, rivers and walk a lot. And my daughter, who's a huge POTTER fan obviously wanted the trip to be centred around this particular theme.
If we didn't plan it to the liking and compromises of these very unique and individualistic tastes over 5 (very short) days, we would have ended up pissing off each other completely and not having a good time. Thanks to a good plan, everyone got their piece of the pie. And how did we accomplish this? Our itinerary this time was based on recommendations but on interests. One very common theme that appealed to each one of us was - Indian food, and we had that to our heart's content. (Check my IG feed for those deets). All in all, London has enough to do for weeks, or months, hence one needs to make sure that they get the most from their time as well as spend.
TIP: Do not pay for Art/museums in London (National Art gallery, Royal Academy and Tate Modern), all the good ones are FREE. Carry a sketch book for inspiration.