Other Options for London Sights & Culture
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- 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
- BBC Studio Tours (2hrs) - at White City, £10. See bbc.co.uk
- 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! www.therainforestcafe.co.uk
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. www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk
- 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 www.openhouselondon.org.uk
- William Morris Kelmscott House at Chiswick - williammorrissociety.org Free, 2-5 Thurs & Sats only.
- Petrie Museum (Egypt mostly) - free entry.
- 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 omdfarm.co.uk
- 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
Other 'Congregation Outings'