Example Trip Itinerary
Airside meet and greet at London Heathrow
Private transfer to your hotel in London
Accommodation in London
- 126 rooms and 24 suites
- Fitness suite
- Spa treatment room
With its grand stucco facade, The Kensington is a classic Victorian town house just a stone’s throw from Hyde Park and the beautiful Kensington Gardens. Each of the 126 rooms and 24 suites are individually styled – bright and spacious with sumputous fabrics and sleek furnishings. There is also a wonderful family room for those on a family adventure to the capital. The restaurant comprises three interconnecting drawing rooms with fireplaces and large bay windows, and serves contemporary, creative British cuisine. Afternoon tea here is a real treat, displayed on a three-tiered china stand with a delectable selection of sweet and savoury bites. The K Bar with its wood-pannelled walls and blue glass ceiling is the perfect place to unwind with a G&T after a day exploring. For those that like to keep active while away, there is a fitness suite while those looking to really relax will want to make a beeline for the spa treatment room.
London is one of the most exhilarating and diverse cities in the world. This thriving metropolis has a rich history evident at every street corner and yet it continues to innovate, reinvent itself and lead the world.
Westminster Abbey stands next to the magnificent Houses of Parliament and is steeped in more than 1,000 years of history. It has been the setting for every coronation since 1066, as well as 16 royal weddings. It is one of Britain's most important religious buildings, and here you'll discover a panorama of British history. Please note that the abbey is a working institution and subject to last minute closures.
Channel you inner James Bond with a speed boat trip down the Thames. This exhilarating ride will take you past some of London most impressive landmarks as you speed your way past all the regular cruise boats. Once under Tower Bridge, hold on tight as your experienced skipper powers up and blasts you all the way to Canary Wharf and back!
London’s unofficial culture mile, the Southbank, boasts free exhibitions, movies at the British Film Institute and shows at the National Theatre. To escape the crowds, either dive into Southwark Cathedral where Shakespeare worshipped or head around the corner to the George Inn, the only remaining galleried inn in London.
Head over to the Southbank which is lined with world-class cultural institutions, including Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Step back in time as you enter into this reconstruction of Shakespeare's premier venue, where people still flock to see productions of the Bard's work.
One of the city's most famous landmarks, the Tower of London was built by William the Conqueror in 1078, it saw several phases of expansion, mainly under Kings Richard the Lionheart, Henry III, and Edward I in the 12th and 13th centuries. Although not its primary purpose, the Tower is perhaps best known as a prison, a function it performed from 1100 right up until 1952. A highlight for many are the Crown Jewels. Still regularly used by The Queen in important national ceremonies, such as the State Opening of Parliament, they are the most powerful symbols of the British Monarchy, holding deep religious and cultural significance in the nation’s history.
Embark on a tour of London with an expert guide to discover the city’s connections with the Harry Potter movies. Along the way you’ll see some of the capital’s most iconic sites, including Piccadilly Circus which was featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I. Your guide will show you some of the more intimate sites too, including Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station and Leadenhall Market, which was used as Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Discover the narrow streets around Brick Lane, a vibrant part of town on the City of London's eastern boundary. Home to generations of immigrants over the last hundred years, each have left their mark on the area, from bagel houses to a row of Bangladeshi run Indian restaurants. Over the last decade, Brick Lane has attracted a young creative crowd and now the area is adorned with street art, vintage shops, cafes, lively bars and market stalls. With your guide, get a feel for its vibe, a stark contrast to the gleaming glass skyscrapers that loom overhead from just yards away.
Britain is renowned for its pomp and ceremony and the British Royal Family is the most famous in the world. Today you'll join your guide for a walk through the heart of Royal London. Walk past the halls of government power in Whitehall to Horse Guards Parade, a vast ceremonial parading ground where the Queen’s troops are often found practicing their horsemanship. Here’s there’s a little museum that tells the story of the Household Cavalry. Take a walk through St. James’s Park to see Buckingham Palace, official residence of the Queen. Nearby is the Royal Mews and the guardians of the Gold State Coach. The Mews are a working stables and in addition to historic carriages, it’s also sometimes possible to see the horses.
Buried deep under the government buildings of Whitehall are the historic Churchill War Rooms. This is the place from which Churchill strategized during World War II and it remains incredibly atmospheric today.
The pastel-coloured houses lining the streets of Notting Hill were the backdrop to the hit movie starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant and are just as picturesque in real life. The centre of activity is Portobello Road with its famous Saturday antiques market.
Try your hand at baking traditional English scones and enjoy afternoon tea at a private house.
Walk via the Maritime Museum up the steep hill to the Royal Observatory, the site from where Greenwich Mean Time is calculated. With buildings dating back to 1675 you’ll also see the Greenwich Meridian line in the cobblestones outside. You can actually stand with one foot in the Eastern Hemisphere and the other in the Western Hemisphere! Walk back down to Greenwich town centre with its bustling craft market and the grand old tea clipper Cutty Sark.
Windsor Castle is still very much a working castle, and is the favourite home of Her Majesty the Queen. The magnificent state rooms provide an overview of architectural and interior design over the centuries and there is no shortage of stories about the characters who once filled these rooms. Windsor town is also a perfect place for some souvenir shopping. Please note that the castle is a working institution and subject to last minute closures.
Hampton Court Palace is a Tudor masterpiece. Henry VIII's vast kitchens are unique and the palace continued to grow up until the 17th century. The result is a wonderful tapestry of English architecture, tomes of fascinating stories and some of the most beautiful gardens in London.
Private transfer to London Heathrow in a luxury vehicle
Airside departure assistance