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Walking tour Princess Diana the Legacy of the Royals – learn history and the life of Princess Diana

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Walking tour Princess Diana the Legacy of the Royals - learn history and the life of Princess Diana

This is a walking tour, where you will learn history and the life of Princess Diana.

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As we walk up Exhibition Road to the Albert Memorial we hear about the huge legacy of another royal consort Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, who died in 1861. Then we walk into beautiful Kensington Gardens to see the Princess Diana Memorial fountain and then the beautiful landscaping done in the early 18th century for Queen Caroline, wife of King George II.

Now we walk over to Kensington Palace to view its various wings and to identify the sections where three of the Queens’ cousins live and where Princess Diana lived with Prince Charles, later on her own, and also where the Queen’s sister Princess Margaret lived until her death in 2002. We’ll see the gates and the avenue where thousands of bouquets of flowers were left in Princess Diana’s memory after her untimely death in 1997.

Then we’ll head to Kensington to the Church of St. Mary, where Princess Di regularly attended services. At the heart of royal London we see St. James’s Palace built in 1530 for King Henry VIII, where Princes Charles lived after he separated from Princess Di. In 1997 Princess Di’s coffin was lying in state in the Chapel Royal of St. James’s Palace before her funeral at Westminster Abbey. This is why Prince William later decided to have his first child, Prince George, baptized in the very same chapel. Today Princess Di’s nieces, the Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice live in St. James.

Next door we see Clarence House, where Princess Di spent time with the late Queen Mother before she was married to Prince Charles and where he now lives with his second wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. We now follow the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial walk to Buckingham Palace where we conclude our tour.

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28/07/2017 |

Wicked the Musical Theater Show at Apollo Victoria Theatre in London

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Wicked the Musical Theater Show at Apollo Victoria Theatre in London

Get your tickets to Wicked the Musical Theater Show at Apollo Victoria Theatre in London. It tells the untold story of the legendary witches from Frank L Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. When Dorothy famously triumphed in Oz, only one side if the story was told.

Now, Wicked brings to life the captivating and surprising story of how misunderstood, green girl named Elphaba became the Wicked Witch of the West.

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All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
Choice of seating available
All entrance fees included
Based on Gregory Maguire’s best selling novel, Wicked transports audiences to a fantasy land of wizardry and witchcraft, with Grammy award winning music, Tony award winning sets and costumes, and stunning special effects. Experience this magical adventure and discover the whole story about the land of Oz.

You have the choice of two seating options for the performance. Standard priced seats offer a good view of the stage and are usually located in the rear stalls or dress circle. Alternatively, opt for top priced seating and enjoy a full view of the stage and get closer to the stars!

Why not make the most of a memorable evening and enjoy a 2-course dinner at Sicily Restaurant in Belgravia?
Sicily is located only a few minutes away from Victoria, and offers Italian cuisine and an excellent selection of wines. A

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28/07/2017 |

National Gallery of London Guided Tour for children and families with kids friendly guide – We have designed a tour that the kids will love

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National Gallery of London Guided Tour for children and families with kids friendly guide - We have designed a tour that the kids will love

Visit one of the world’s richest painting galleries with your family on a memorable tour led by a specialist guide. She will tailor the tour on your kids engaging them with fun and informative activities, games, photo contexts, visual aids and parents will learn a lot too.

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You will visit the highlights of the National Gallery including masterpieces by Botticelli, Dürer, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt, Degas, Cézanne, Monet, Van Gogh and many more. The tour will last approximately 2.5 hour and you can customize it on your wishes and need.

Some children are averse to being indoors, staying quiet and being told “don’t touch that”. So, whilst you would love to go to the National Gallery when visiting London you are not sure the kids will enjoy it. Well….think again! We have designed a tour that the kids will love.

On this great tour you will have the services of a specialist guide who is a real “wow” with the kids. They will take all of the family on a treasure hunt through one of the most beautiful and impressive art museums in the world. It will be fun and engaging for the children so that you can also enjoy your visit to the gallery, immersing yourself in the artwork and culture of this must-see venue.

We will ensure you see the highlights that one of the greatest collections of Western European paintings has to offer. Some of Europe’s most important works of art by some of the greatest masters are housed in the National Gallery; Botticelli, Dürer, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Rubens, Rembrandt, Degas, Cézanne, Monet, Van Gogh and more.

The collection at the National Gallery spans seven centuries and in total features over 2,300 works of art dating from the late medieval period through the Italian Renaissance to the French Impressionists.

So, take a trip to Trafalgar Square and marvel at the magnificent building that houses the National Gallery. Then meet your guide and go on a fun and stimulating treasure hunt through the museum.

So much art in one place can be a daunting experience if you “go it alone”. We will ensure that the young minds will be focussed and totally engaged and that all of the family get to enjoy the delights of London’s National Gallery.

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27/07/2017 |

Elephant Haus – One of our top picks in London.

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Situated less than 5 minutes’ walk from Elephant & Castle Tube station, Elephant Haus offers accommodation with high-speed WiFi. The London Eye is just 2.6 km away. Guests will also benefit from a rooftop terrace with views across the city.

Each guest room features en-suite facilities and a work desk.

You will find a shared lounge at the property. Laundry facilities are available for a minimal additional fee.

Ministry of Sound is just 1 km from Elephant Haus, whilst the Brixton Academy is just 4.2 km away. The shopping district of Oxford Street can be reached in just 20 minutes by Tube, while The British Museum is only 3.9 km away. The nearest airport is London City Airport, 10 km from Elephant Haus.

Southwark is a great choice for travelers interested in culture, monuments and history.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8 for a two-person trip.

This property is also rated for the best value in London! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

No parking available.

Facilities available:-
– Free WiFi
– Non-Smoking Rooms
– Facilities for Disabled Guests

To view more facilities at this venue, please click on the link below…..

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26/07/2017 |

Shrek’s Adventure: includes a magical 4D bus ride

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Shrek Adventure: includes a magical 4D bus ride

Embark on a magical journey to Far Far Away with this admission ticket to Shrek’s Adventure! London, which includes a magical 4D bus ride. Located on the South Bank near the London Eye and other top attractions, Shrek’s Adventure! London provides family-friendly entertainment that stars characters from “Shrek” and other popular DreamWorks movies. The unforgettable experience features a walk and ride tour with live interactive shows and a fairy tale theme. Meet popular characters such as Shrek, Puss in Boots, Fiona, Donkey and more, and participate in the action too.

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Family friendly
Ideal choice for families
Instant Confirmation
Make your own way to Shrek’s Adventure! London, located on the South Bank near top attractions such as the London Eye, SEA LIFE London Aquarium and London Dungeon.

With your ticket in hand, enter Shrek’s Adventure! London for a magical experience that lasts just over an hour. Walk and ride through this indoor attraction, and enjoy a virtual bus trip above London with Donkey as your tour guide.

Hear stories and participate in ten fairy-tale themed shows along the way. Each of the live shows has a challenge to complete before moving on to the next step. Be sure to stay on the lookout for familiar movie characters such as Shrek, Donkey, Fiona and Puss in Boots too.

At the end of the tour, meet some of your favorite characters from Madagascar, How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda. You can even learn some martial arts moves from Mr Shifu and join the other characters for more fun before heading to your next destination at your leisure.

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24/07/2017 |

London Dungeon Entrance Ticket: Enjoy your spine-chilling appointment with Sweeny Todd

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London Dungeon Entrance Ticket: Enjoy your spine-chilling appointment with Sweeny Todd

Be fast-track transported to the darkest moments in London’s history at the creepiest attraction in town, the London Dungeon. Enjoy your spine-chilling appointment with Sweeny Todd. Can you bear a face-to-face encounter with the merciless Jack the Ripper?

Everything you see in the London Dungeon is based on actual historical events, from Jack the Ripper to the Great Fire of London, torture in the Tower of London and the grisly plague years. Live actors, shows, rides and interactive special effects ensure you’ll face your fears head on in this unique experience!

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Meet Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street – a short back and sides (1785-style) could be just the thing to round off your visit—but will you get more than you bargained for? Keep your wits about you to make sure you don’t become the next filling in Mrs. Lovett’s famous pies!

1888, and the fear rises inside you as you enter Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel. As you wander the stinking slums, the true horror of his terrible crimes is revealed. Then a scream, the flash of a cloak and an evil smile as you come face to face with Jack the Ripper himself … will you survive?

Experience a Victorian séance gone wrong on Vengeance: the UK’s first 5D laser ride. As you spin around in the darkness, can you duck, dive, dodge and shoot your way out? A high speed, high adrenaline ride, this is the ultimate ghost hunt with you at the heart of the action.

Finally, embark upon your last journey on Extremis: Drop Ride to Doom! At the mercy of the hangman, you are at the very point of death and the end is drawing near. Taste the fear and feel the adrenaline pump as the trapdoor opens and your heart shoots into your throat as you drop, screaming into the darkness below…

How long you spend at the London Dungeon is up to you, but many visitors find a minimum of 1.5 hours to be sufficient.

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21/07/2017 |

Windsor, Bath and Stonehenge Tour from London: including attractions such as the Royal Crescent

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Windsor, Bath and Stonehenge Tour from London: including attractions such as the Royal Crescent

Visit the best sights of the West country and the nearby town of Windsor. Including a guided tour of the city of Windsor and free time, guided tour of the city of Bath and its main attractions such as the Royal Crescent, the Circus and more. Finally, enter the 6000+ years old monument, Stonehenge, a UNESCO Heritage site (includes entrance) which also includes an audio-tour of the site. You will have free time at each place visited. You will travel on an executive, modern coach with the company of a friendly and experienced tour guide.

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Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Comprehensive tour of the city
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Depart London and start your journey to the first destination, Windsor. After a 1-hour drive to the city, start a 45-minutes walking tour. You will finish the tour right in front of the castle, then you will be able to enjoy 1-hour free time in this historical small town.

Depart towards the Georgian city of Bath, built with the magnificent ‘Bath Stone’ which is found nearby – giving it a romantic Champagne colour. Enjoy a 1-hour tour with your guide, who will introduce you to the rich history of this city. You will then finish the tour in the city centre and proceed to enter the Roman Baths. After the visit one of the best preserves Roman baths in the world, you will have free time to enjoy.

You will then have a drive of approximately 45 minutes to Stonehenge. You will enter the prehistoric site and enjoy a guided audio-tour (available in 12 languages – included). The new Exhibition centre is available to be visited after the stones. Excellent souvenir shopping is also available at the attraction.

Then start the journey back to London. The drop-off point will be Hammersmith Station at approximately 8pm.
Lunch available at all places (not included).

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21/07/2017 |

Small-Group Tour: Windsor Castle Express Tour by Train – xplore this authentically English town with your enthusiastic guide

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Small-Group Tour: Windsor Castle Express Tour by Train - xplore this authentically English town with your enthusiastic guide

Spend 4 hours walking in the footsteps of royalty on this fully-escorted half-day trip from London. Explore Windsor castle and discover the magnificence of Her Majesty’s home at your own pace, complete with ornate State Rooms, historic St. George’s Chapel, and delicate Doll’s House of Queen Mary all included in your comprehensive visit. Ensure personal service with a small-group tour of 15 people or fewer. Learn about the Windsor Castle with your audio guide and avoid ticket hassles with included round-trip train tickets.

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Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
All entrance fees included
Round-trip train fares
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Small-group tour
Meet your guide at a central London station at 1:30pm and board the train to the quaint village of Windsor with pre-booked tickets. Relax as the scenic English countryside drifts by and you listen to your guide’s entertaining introduction to Windsor and its proud royal history. On arrival at Windsor, you will explore this authentically English town with your enthusiastic guide. Meander through cobbled lanes bordered by black and white Tudor edifices and peek through traditional blown-glass windows as your guide offers fascinating insight into life alongside the British Royal Family. They are not the only beloved English figures to have an association with this picturesque town, however – Shakespeare walked these very streets and used them as the setting for his play The Merry Wives of Windsor.

More tales of the luminaries of British life await as your guide show you Eton, home of the most famous school in England, Eton College. This charming town was the playground of some of the most recognizable figures in British history as young boarders at Eton – Prime Ministers, writers George Orwell and Ian Fleming, and of course, Princes William and Harry. Your guide will educate you on what life is like for these schoolboys, as well as enlightening you about some of their more eccentric traditions still in use today.

Having seen the town where the young princes lived, it’s now time to visit the home of their grandmother – Windsor Castle. This is the longest occupied palace in Europe, having housed all British monarchs since Henry I, and is favored by Queen Elizabeth II as her weekend retreat. A treasure trove of royal history, the splendor of this palace will reveal itself to you as you are expertly steered through its rooms by your audio guide.

Explore the ornate State Apartments where visiting dignitaries are hosted among artworks by Rembrandt and Rubens. Delight in Queen Mary’s Doll’s House, a perfect miniature of an aristocratic home lavishly furnished with the finest of tiny handmade artifacts. Admire the intricate Gothic architecture of St. George’s Chapel, final resting place of monarchs including King Henry VIII. At the turn of every palatial corridor, another royal jewel lays waiting to be unearthed by you. During your tour of Windsor Castle, you will be accompanied by an audio guide to ensure that you don’t miss a detail.

Your tour will conclude after your visit to Windsor Castle around 5:45pm and you will be free to revisit places of interest or explore even further before returning to London at your leisure using your flexible train tickets.

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21/07/2017 |

Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip from London with Early Access to Hampton Court Palace: including lunch

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Stonehenge and Bath Day Trip from London with Early Access to Hampton Court Palace: including lunch

This unique tour includes a tour of Hampton Court Palace before it opens to the public. You will also visit the prehistoric ruins of Stonehenge with lunch included on site. The excursion will then visit to the magnificent Georgian city of Bath, with a panoramic drive and guided walking tour providing a great intro to one of the UK’s must-see locations.

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Highlights
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
All entrance fees included
Lunch included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
The morning begins with a private tour of Hampton Court before it opens to the public. An expert State Apartment Warden will give a unique insight to the waking palace taking the group through the tranquil gardens and into the courtyards and cloisters of the magnificent Tudor palace once the favourite residence of Henry VIII. The tour of Hampton Court Palace will include some courtyards and cloisters not accessible to the public during the day as well as the fascinating Tudor Kitchens where Henry’s banquets were prepared.

The most famous prehistoric monument in the world. Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Its origins date back nearly 5,000 years. Who were the people who carried and carved these 40 ton rocks? Come and unlock the secrets for yourself. Then you will have time to enjoy a picnic style lunch at the new Visitors Centre restaurant.

Finally head for the Georgian city of Bath. Bath is a beautiful Georgian city with delightful crescents, terraces and architecture. Following our scenic drive into the heart of the city and a short walking tour with your guide, there is free time to explore. Perhaps visit the Roman Baths that were built nearly 2,000 years ago, visit Bath Abbey or simply treat yourself to an afternoon tea in one of the many quaint tea houses.

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14/07/2017 |

Chester Independent Day Trip by Train from London: Located in the North West of England

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Chester Independent Day Trip by Train from London: Located in the North West of England

Enjoy a mix of the classical and the contemporary on this day trip to one of Britain’s great heritage destinations. With 2,000 years of history the beautiful walled city of Chester is brimming with quirky architecture and endless shopping opportunities. Located in the North West of England, in the county of Cheshire, this unescorted train tour offers a fantastic taste of Chester’s unique character and memorable landmarks.

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Round-trip train fares
Great overview and orientation of the city
Rail Tour
Don’t miss a fantastic opportunity to visit one of Britain’s great heritage cities.

You will be met at Euston Station and provided with all your travel documents for the day. Check-in is at 07:40 and your train arrives in Chester at 10:15am.

On arrival hop aboard one of the City Sightseeing buses for a one hour circular tour that offers the perfect way to get your bearings. There are 16 stops around the City and frequent departures.

Chester is a city full of historic treasures, including the most complete City Walls in Britain, dating from the Roman occupation 2,000 years ago.

You can walk right around the city along the walls, crossing over ancient gateways and exploring its magnificent towers.

A bustling market town since the Middle Ages, Chester continues to offer the best in shopping opportunities, and the unique Rows galleries offer a literally different level of retail therapy.

As well as stores at street level there’s an upper tier of shops sheltered from the elements, offering a perfect vantage point for people watchers. Check out too the ancient cellars below street level, where bars and restaurants flourish – and look out for the oldest shopping façade in England, on Bridge Street.

There’s time to visit the majestic 1,000 year old Chester Cathedral, with its fine collection of Medieval carvings, enjoy the black and white Victorian architecture of Northgate, and make an obligatory photo stop at the Eastgate Clock, probably the most iconic clock in England after Big Ben, built to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897.

Your train from Chester departs at 17:35 and returns to London at 19:40.

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07/07/2017 |
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