A friend and I are planning a trip to England for a little over a week at the end of April/early May. We are now in the process of looking at hotels and trying to get everything in order. I've only been out of the country once and that was to the Caribbean with the family, so this will be a new experience for me and I'm not sure what to expect. We plan on staying near London, but realize that hotel prices are much higher in Central London, so we are looking at taking public transportation around.
So tell me TSM world travelers (or Englishman who want to help an American tourist out). What should I look for/expect/go do while I'm there?