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London & Surrounds

Duration
6 Days
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Part London city break, part South England tour, this is the perfect trip for a second-time visitor, or anyone wanting just a taste of London before exploring the best of the surrounding area.


European Stopover & City Map

This 6-day trip takes in the best of southern England before returning each night to the timeless city of London.

Stay in the historic neighbourhood of Clerkenwell, with Covent Garden, the West End, the London Museum, and Saint Paul's Cathedral all close to your boutique hotel. You're also within easy reach of the famous 'Tube' to explore further afield. On your first full day, embark on the Original London Sightseeing Tour, a Hop-on, Hop-off bus tour that lets you build an itinerary around your interests. Use it to hop between specific sights, or stay on board, enjoying the in-depth commentary as the bus makes its way through this peerless world city.

Spend a day touring the great university towns of England, Oxford and Cambridge. Walk in the footsteps of Bill Clinton, Lewis Carroll, C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Darwin, Newton, and countless contemporary British artists and innovators. Harry Potter fans will recognise the Bodleian Library at Oxford. Then enjoy a guided tour of the chapel of Kings College in Cambridge.

Pay your respects to royalty at Windsor Castle, an official Royal residence for 900 years, then trek out to Stonehenge and Bath. Despite its familiarity, much about Stonehenge remains a mystery. Bath, meanwhile, is one of England’s most picturesque cities, boasting magnificent architecture over 2,000 year old Roman ruins. Explore the Roman Baths in detail and learn about their water’s supposed healing properties.

Pass through lovely Greenwich on your way to Leeds Castle, crossing the Greenwich Meridian on the way. Leeds Castle is commonly said to be one of the world’s most beautiful, set amid 500 acres of parks and gardens. You’ll have plenty of time to explore before making your way to Canterbury Cathedral, centre of the Anglican faith. Visit the villages of Kent, then gaze over the white cliffs of Dover, where Dover Castle still stands guard after 800 years.

Each evening, return to London to enjoy all the entertainment district has to offer. Enjoy an English pub dinner, embark on a ghost tour through the world’s most haunted city, or sate your cultural appetites in the West End’s theatre land. The National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe are also located just a short Tube or cab ride away.

 


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    The Phoenix Hotel Getaway



    The Phoenix Hotel is conveniently located in central London, 5-minutes away from Hyde Park and overlooking one of the capitals reputed Garden Squares. The hotel is also in the vicinity of local attractions such as the Oxford Street and Regents Street, Hyde Park, Earls Court ...

    The Phoenix Hotel is conveniently located in central London, 5-minutes away from Hyde Park and overlooking one of the capitals reputed Garden Squares. The hotel is also in the vicinity of local attractions such as the Oxford Street and Regents Street, Hyde Park, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London City Centre and the Knightsbridge. Here you are under 5 miles from Bayswater Tube Station and 3 miles from London Eye and the Buckingham Palace. Strategically placed, the hotel is surrounded by bars and restaurants; and stores displaying some of the world's famous brands. The beautiful Kensington is less than a 20-minute walk away, while Knightsbridge is merely a mile away.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Coffee/Tea
    • Concierge
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Lounge Bar
    • Luggage Storage
    • Smoke Free Hotel
    • TV

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    Bedford Hotel



    At the Bedford Hotel, peace and quiet is the priority. With the elegant bustle of Bloomsbury on every side, that might sound like an impossible task. Covent Garden and the West End are just a short walk away, and the British Museum is on our ...

    At the Bedford Hotel, peace and quiet is the priority. With the elegant bustle of Bloomsbury on every side, that might sound like an impossible task. Covent Garden and the West End are just a short walk away, and the British Museum is on our doorstep. But at the Bedford, they promise a good night's sleep too. Many of the rooms overlook our picturesque private garden. The Bedford is small and intimate, offering a warm welcome with a personal touch. And it's a great place to relax with company too, with a charming guest lounge and laid back cafe occupying the ground floor. Meanwhile, the Bedford Garden restaurant serves home-made British specialties, with a modern twist.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Lift/elevator
    • Lounge
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Non-Smoking Property
    • Restaurant

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    Novotel London City West



    Discover the contemporary elegance of Novotel London West. Whether you choose this hotel for business or leisure, you are sure to be tempted by the international cuisine. Just minutes from three of London's main tube lines, it is the perfect location for successful meetings. Experience ...

    Discover the contemporary elegance of Novotel London West. Whether you choose this hotel for business or leisure, you are sure to be tempted by the international cuisine. Just minutes from three of London's main tube lines, it is the perfect location for successful meetings. Experience West London at Novotel.

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    Thistle City Barbican



    As you would expect of one of the few London City hotels, the Thistle City Barbican hotel is a popular choice for business people wheeling, dealing and networking in the Square Mile. However, it is also popular with art lovers, concert-goers and tourists, too. Not ...

    As you would expect of one of the few London City hotels, the Thistle City Barbican hotel is a popular choice for business people wheeling, dealing and networking in the Square Mile. However, it is also popular with art lovers, concert-goers and tourists, too.

    Not only is it just around the corner from the Barbican Centre, Sadler's Wells Theatre and the Islington Business Design Centre, it is also close to Angel Islington, Shoreditch, Clerkenwell and Hoxton's Square, and enjoys easy access to three underground stations. The opportunities to indulge your creative side or explore London's many attractions are countless.

    Whether you are traveling for business, the ballet, the nightlife or simply a short break in London, the Thistle City Barbican hotel has all you need to relax and unwind, including complimentary access the hotel's Otium Health & Leisure Club.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Fitness Centre
    • Hot Tub
    • Indoor Pool
    • Laundry
    • Lift
    • Luggage Storage
    • Massages
    • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
    • Packed Lunches
    • Private Parking Possible (charges may apply)
    • Restaurant
    • Solarium
    • Spa and Wellness Centre
    • Tour Desk

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    Amba Hotel Charing Cross



    Make the most of your stay, whether you're stopping over on business or you're in London to discover what makes this great city tick. Just steps from Trafalgar Square, it's time to discover what a hotel stay should really be like at Amba Hotel Charing ...

    Make the most of your stay, whether you're stopping over on business or you're in London to discover what makes this great city tick. Just steps from Trafalgar Square, it's time to discover what a hotel stay should really be like at Amba Hotel Charing Cross - housed within a beautiful, Grade II listed building. Experience the unique combination of 150 years of British architectural heritage, the attentive service and seamless technology you need to feel at home, indulged and special.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Laundry
    • Porters
    • Room Service

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    The Grosvenor Hotel



    Stay in splendour in the heart of central London. Built by the Victorian railway pioneers in 1862, The Grosvenor Hotel Victoria ushered in a Golden Age of travel. Restored to its former glory, this Grade II listed building combines modern luxury, including free WIFI throughout ...

    Stay in splendour in the heart of central London. Built by the Victorian railway pioneers in 1862, The Grosvenor Hotel Victoria ushered in a Golden Age of travel. Restored to its former glory, this Grade II listed building combines modern luxury, including free WIFI throughout the hotel, with unique period features. Enjoy the best of London from the 4-star Grosvenor Hotel, located within walking distance of Buckingham Palace.

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    • 24 Hour Concierge
    • Bar
    • Gym
    • Limousine Services
    • Restaurant(s)
    • WiFi

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    Doubletree by Hilton London Chelsea



    Boasting a fantastic location at the acclaimed Imperial Wharf, the refurbished DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea is an ideal base located in the heart of the prestigious area of Chelsea and outside of the congestion charge zone. Take a ten-minute walk to the ...

    Boasting a fantastic location at the acclaimed Imperial Wharf, the refurbished DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London - Chelsea is an ideal base located in the heart of the prestigious area of Chelsea and outside of the congestion charge zone. Take a ten-minute walk to the eclectic cafes and chic boutiques of Kings Road and Chelsea Harbour. Watch a Premiership football match at the Chelsea and Fulham Football Clubs, or watch the Wimbledon Championship match during tennis season.

    Discover famous museums and gardens just a 30-minute walk - or a quick tube ride - from our stylish hotel in Chelsea. Admire the exhibits at the Natural History Museum, stroll through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, or go back in time at Carlyle's House. Visit Shepherds Bush and shop at the Westfield Shopping Centre. Enjoy easy access to the city center and Gatwick Airport. Connecting bus routes travel to Sloane Square, Hyde Park and Green Park.

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    • Air Conditioning
    • Business Centre
    • Laundry Service
    • Room Service
    • WiFi

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    Grange Wellington Hotel Getaway



    The Grange Wellington Hotel is peacefully situated in Westminster's Vincent Square and offers an oasis of calm in the heart of Central London. The hotel has just unveiled 84 newly refurbished guest bedrooms with a stylish interior, modern in-room conveniences and beautiful bathroom facilities. 5 ...

    The Grange Wellington Hotel is peacefully situated in Westminster's Vincent Square and offers an oasis of calm in the heart of Central London.

    The hotel has just unveiled 84 newly refurbished guest bedrooms with a stylish interior, modern in-room conveniences and beautiful bathroom facilities. 5 luxurious discreet apartments provide privacy and the opportunity to dine and entertain to complement the guest bedrooms.

    The modern and lively restaurant offers sumptuous Italian cuisine on offer throughout the day, with guests able to sit and enjoy a choice of Continental or Full English breakfast. The bar offers a place to meet in a comfortable yet contemporary atmosphere where you have a range of drinks and light bites to choose from to while away your time.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Business Facilities
    • Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Lounge
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • Restaurant(s)

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    Grange Wellington Hotel



    The Grange Wellington Hotel is peacefully situated in Westminster's Vincent Square and offers an oasis of calm in the heart of Central London. The hotel has just unveiled 84 newly refurbished guest bedrooms with a stylish interior, modern in-room conveniences and beautiful bathroom facilities. 5 ...

    The Grange Wellington Hotel is peacefully situated in Westminster's Vincent Square and offers an oasis of calm in the heart of Central London.

    The hotel has just unveiled 84 newly refurbished guest bedrooms with a stylish interior, modern in-room conveniences and beautiful bathroom facilities. 5 luxurious discreet apartments provide privacy and the opportunity to dine and entertain to complement the guest bedrooms.

    The modern and lively restaurant offers sumptuous Italian cuisine on offer throughout the day, with guests able to sit and enjoy a choice of Continental or Full English breakfast. The bar offers a place to meet in a comfortable yet contemporary atmosphere where you have a range of drinks and light bites to choose from to while away your time.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Bar
    • Business Facilities
    • Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Lounge
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • Restaurant(s)

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    Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington Getaway



    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is a contemporary four-star hotel located near The Royal Albert Hall, just a two minutes' walk from High Street Kensington underground station. From world-class museums to spacious Hyde and Holland Park and even Kensington Palace being walkable, there is ...

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is a contemporary four-star hotel located near The Royal Albert Hall, just a two minutes' walk from High Street Kensington underground station.

    From world-class museums to spacious Hyde and Holland Park and even Kensington Palace being walkable, there is more than enough to do right on our doorstep.

    Renowned for its warm hospitality, the hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms with an enviable central London location in Kensington. Stay on top of your business and entertainment needs with our free Wi-Fi connection, available in all rooms and on multiple devices. Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington also boasts a state-of-the-art fitness centre that is available to all guests so as to allow you to relax and keep in shape during your stay.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Conference Facilities
    • Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry Service
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)

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Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,241

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Day 1

London Heathrow to London Central Hotel Zone 1

Duration1 Hour

The Phoenix Hotel

The Phoenix Hotel is conveniently located in central London, 5-minutes away from Hyde Park and overlooking one of the capitals reputed Garden Squares. The hotel is also in the vicinity of local attractions such as the Oxford Street and Regents Street, Hyde Park, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London City Centre and the Knightsbridge. Here you are under 5 miles from Bayswater Tube Station and 3 miles from London Eye and the Buckingham Palace. Strategically placed, the hotel is surrounded by bars and restaurants; and stores displaying some of the world's famous brands. The beautiful Kensington is less than a 20-minute walk away, while Knightsbridge is merely a mile away.

Meal Plan Continental Breakfast
Duration5 Nights
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The Phoenix Hotel

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    The Phoenix Hotel



    The Phoenix Hotel is conveniently located in central London, 5-minutes away from Hyde Park and overlooking one of the capitals reputed Garden Squares. The hotel is also in the vicinity of local attractions such as the Oxford Street and Regents Street, Hyde Park, Earls Court ...

    The Phoenix Hotel is conveniently located in central London, 5-minutes away from Hyde Park and overlooking one of the capitals reputed Garden Squares. The hotel is also in the vicinity of local attractions such as the Oxford Street and Regents Street, Hyde Park, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London City Centre and the Knightsbridge. Here you are under 5 miles from Bayswater Tube Station and 3 miles from London Eye and the Buckingham Palace. Strategically placed, the hotel is surrounded by bars and restaurants; and stores displaying some of the world's famous brands. The beautiful Kensington is less than a 20-minute walk away, while Knightsbridge is merely a mile away.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Coffee/Tea
    • Concierge
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Laundry Service
    • Lounge Bar
    • Luggage Storage
    • Smoke Free Hotel
    • TV

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Day 2

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard

Kensington Palace, Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey.

The tour begins with a panoramic drive around Parliament Square to see the magnificent Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married. To Kensington Palace, former home of Diana, Princess of Wales. We'll see the Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial.

Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard.

We head to St James' Park and Buckingham Palace to see the colourful ceremony of the Changing of the Guard. Accompanied by a military band, a detachment of the Queen's Foot Guard march to Buckingham Palace to change with the old guard.

Duration3 Hours
Day 3

Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's England, Oxford and The Cotswolds

Today you will be taken back through Warwick Castle's 1,000 year history to a time of bloody battles, extravagant banquets and royal ceremony. Visit the magnificent interiors of the Great Hall & State Rooms, climb the Towers and Ramparts for an archer's view of the historic town of Warwick, and enter the multi-sensory Kingmaker attraction and journey back to 1471 as Richard Neville prepares his army for battle. Alternatively, you might like to stroll through some of the 60 acres of Warwick Castle's landscaped gardens. The next stop is Stratford upon Avon - the birthplace of William Shakespeare. We will visit his Birthplace, and will gain a fascinating insight into his life. Your stop here is followed by the most scenic areas of England, the Cotswolds. Passing through charming villages with thatched cottages, tea shops and ancient inns. Next is Oxford, where the colleges date back to the 13th century and among its famous students were Bill Clinton, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Lewis Carroll. We take you on a fascinating walking tour to see Christ Church where many scenes from Harry Potter were filmed. We'll also see the Bodleian Library and the picture perfect college courtyards for which Oxford is famous.

Duration10 Hours
Day 4

Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Bath with Entry Tickets

Your day begins with a visit to one of the National Treasures. Built high above the River Thames, Windsor Castle has been home to the Royal Family for 900 years and is still an Official Residence of the Queen. Here you will visit the magnificent State Apartments, still used for State occasions and Royal receptions. Your next stop is clouded in mystery. The ancient stone circle of Stonehenge is an amazing feat of engineering and the most important prehistoric site in England, but beyond its archaeological significance and possible astronomical role, Stonehenge is also a place of spiritual importance. Early legends link it with Merlin and King Arthur, but over the last hundred years the midsummer sunrise has attracted pagan groups and followers of the Ancient Order of Druids. You will also visit the beautiful Georgian City of Bath and take you on a panoramic tour of some of the finest architectural sights in Europe, including Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, the Circus, Assembly Rooms and the famous Pulteney Bridge. Explore the Roman Baths, built around thermal springs, which have been supplying water for over 2,000 years. In Roman times a great Temple was built next to the sacred spring - the waters were believed to have healing properties and attracted visitors from across the Roman Empire.

Duration11 Hours
Day 5

Leeds Castle, Canterbury, Dover and Greenwich

Heading out to Leeds Castle, you pass through Greenwich, home of the famous 'Cutty Sark' tea clipper and the Royal Observatory, and cross over the Greenwich Meridian. Leeds Castle was described by Lord Conway as 'the loveliest castle in the world' and is set in the middle of a natural lake, surrounded by 500 acres of parkland and gardens. Experience its magic in an atmosphere of still tranquillity. There will also be time to explore the castle grounds where you will find the 'Lady Baillie Garden' with views over the lake, an aviary and maze. Traveling through Kent, the county known as the 'Garden of England', make your way to Canterbury to visit the Cathedral. This magnificent Cathedral is the most important church within the worldwide Anglican faith. The central 'Bell Harry Tower' dates back to 1498, and the crypt to the 11th Century. It is here where your guide will tell the story of the shocking murder of Archbishop Thomas Beckett in 1170 and there will also be time to explore the narrow streets of Canterbury. Continue your tour through the picturesque landscape of Kent dotted with unusual buildings and quaint little villages to Dover, where you'll see the famous White Cliffs standing 400 feet above sea level. Brooding above the White Cliffs is the sprawling Dover Castle still watching over the town 800 years on.

Duration10 Hours
Day 6

London Central Hotel Zone 1 to London Heathrow

Duration1 Hour

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure transfer
  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • All other meals and beverages
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities

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