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Other Options for London Sights & Culture

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    Whats On:

  • Seasonal Events and Shows: may also be possible; these are generally not publicised until about two months before the event, or at the start of the spring season. These can include:

  • Places to see:

  • Tower of London: A guided tour of the Tower, or our own free introductory (and much shorter) visit & commentary outside the gates on Tower Hill, with views.
  • 3-course Medieval Dinner or Lunch: at St Katherine's Dock, near to the Tower of London
  • Docklands Light Railway: ride to GREENWICH with inclusive lunch. A 21st-century ride!
  • Museum of London
  • Transport Museum (Covent Garden)
  • Tower Bridge Experience
  • Shard
  • BBC Studio Tours (2hrs) - at White City, £10. See
  • Westminster Abbey Chapel
  • Golden Hinde (ancient ship)- Click here for details.
  • Globe Theatre (authentic Shakespeare)
  • Docklands DLR railway
  • Globe Theatre (authentic Shakespeare)
  • London Theatre Museum - at Acton, £10 entry
  • Arts & Crafts house - Emery Walker House W6 9TS. Free, but 8 visitors only.

  • Advance Booking needed:

  • Maritime Museum: everything to do with ships, the sea, navigation
  • London Eye: A high-flying, expensive and short ride!
  • Walking Tour90-minute walk around royal London with our guide
  • Buckingham Palace tour or Apsley House with Wellington Arch
  • Apsley House; home of Duke of Wellington; free on June 18th
  • Evening Dinner Function on the South Bank at 'Doggetts Coat & Badge', classic Thames pub, with great views of London & the riverbanks.
  • River Thames Cruise: with commentary and lunch
  • Afternoon Tea: Fortnum & Masons/ Lords/ Ritz/Waldorf/City Cruises
  • Clarence House tour (Prince Charles residence)
  • Royal Mews
  • Cabinet War Rooms- Click here for details.
  • Houses of Parliament tour
  • Prince Henry Room (genuine 17th Century)
  • Jungle Fever Latin Café - Shaftesbury Ave, live music, rain!

  • Free entry (in central city area):

  • Holocaust Museum: free entry to Imperial War and Holocaust Museum in London. We can do a happier 'survivors' commentary here
  • Shopping Choices: Especially if timed for the January Sales, this takes you to several major shopping areas of London; Primark, Liberty's, Carnaby Street, Hamleys, Harrods...
  • British Library
  • Docklands/ Canary Wharf
  • St Katherines Dock
  • Westminster Abbey Cloisters
  • Borough Market
  • Wobbly Bridge/ Tate Modern Gallery
  • Tate Britain
  • Banqueting House
  • Chelsea Physic Garden - tours also available.
  • Chelsea area - Westfield store; RedCross charity shop SW3 5BS (Gucci used); 'Stockpot' lowcost bistro cafe.
  • National Gallery/ Portrait Gallery

  • Free entry (further out):

  • (If already using our coach) A longer sight-seeing guided coach ride around London: if most people in your group were infirm or elderly, this may be a good option, and may include time in a park or by the river
  • Mill Hill Bethel Meeting & Bethel Buffet Breakfast: You would be guests of Ron Drage and the Mill Hill congregation for their Sunday 10am meeting.
  • 3rd Weekend in September - free big house entry; see
  • William Morris Kelmscott House at Chiswick - Free, 2-5 Thurs & Sats only.
  • Petrie Museum (Egypt mostly) - free entry.

  • Further afield:

  • Natural History & Its Evidence for Intelligent Creation: A guided tour of the Natural History Museum offering an honest look at evidence relating to Bible themes.
  • Arts & Crafts:
    • Wightwick Manor: An inspirational stop near Wolverhampton, if you are travelling from the north or midlands
    • William Morris Gallery: The astounding Arts & Crafts Pre-Raphaelite creator of furnishings, art and 'new world' writings. Our own guide can do a passionate tour of this facility (free admission).
    • Port Sunlight: Visit the village and art gallery
    • Kelmscott Manor: with its exquisite homely atmosphere and charm. Also linked perhaps with the V&A, or the National Gallery.
  • Air Line (cable car): A high-flying ride in the East end of London
  • Kew Gardens: a longer time would be needed for this option, but it is possible on the Sunday.
  • London Zoo, Whipsnade Zoo or Paradise Park (near Hatfield)
  • Old McDonalds Farm (off M25, north) See
  • Hampton Court Palace: including maze and gardens
  • Welwyn Garden City: a short detour to see a remarkable example of a pre-war 'healthy-living Garden City'
  • Discount Shopping Stop: On the return journey, we can arrange to stop at a Boundary Mill or similar, for some final low-cost but high-class shopping. Top brands, up to 70% off
  • Bletchley Park
  • Legoland (near Windsor, not close to our other sights)

  • At our hotel (with advance planning):

  • Ragtime/Classical Piano: in the hotel lounge. This adds a touch of the 'Savoy' to your hotel; very happy, quiet and pleasant music for all
  • Swimming: Some of our hotels have a free large pool & gym; opening times are usually referred to on your Itinerary sheet.
  • Leisure Facilities: A 'dry' gymnasium is available in most hotels, free of charge

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