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Family London Tour

Family London Tour

Introduction

Time: 5 Days / 4 Nigths

Accommodation: 5 Star Hotels

Start Date: All Year

Group Size: Any Group Size

This tour is designed to be enjoyed by adults and children alike and includes the attractions and experiences for which London is so famous. Based in a luxurious 5* hotel in the centre of the City which offers special features for children, you will be close to the attractions of your choice.

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London is a fantastic location for families. With a huge variety of attractions for children, from the gruesome secrets of The London Dungeon to the most famous toy shop in the world, London has everything for kids aged 5 to 95! As Dr Johnson said as long ago as the C16th, “If you are tired of London, you are tired of life”. Today, this applies to an even greater extent as the influx of peoples from throughout the globe provides an astonishing cosmopolitan atmosphere. London provides a staggering cocktail of royalty, dignity, fun and culture for all the family.

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Why not create your own tour? As with all our tours the attractions you see will take account of your interests and can be adapted to what you want to see. So, if you want to see places not on the list below, just let us know. Complete our enquiry form to find out more »


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Itinerary

We pick you up from your hotel or airport and make the short journey to the Tower of London. William the Conquer began building the White Tower as a symbol of his power over the people of England. Over the centuries, buildings have been added to form today’s large complex of buildings. You will see the Crown Jewels and meet the Beefeaters as well as the famous Ravens. Discover the grisly tales of torture and the mysterious story of the young princes who were imprisoned here. Nearby is the iconic Tower Bridge over the River Thames. Ride to the top of the bridge and get a magnificent view of London before descending beneath the Thames to see the impressive engine rooms. On the south side of the river we visit the London Dungeon and experience the darkest moments in the capital's history from Jack the Ripper to the Great Fire. Live actors, shows, two rides and interactive special effects ensure that you face your fears.

Tower - Tower Bridge - London Dungeon

We pick you up from your hotel or airport and make the short journey to the Tower of London. William the Conquer began building the White Tower as a symbol of his power over the people of England. Over the centuries, buildings have been added to form today’s large complex of buildings. You will see the Crown Jewels and meet the Beefeaters as well as the famous Ravens. Discover the grisly tales of torture and the mysterious story of the young princes who were imprisoned here. Nearby is the iconic Tower Bridge over the River Thames. Ride to the top of the bridge and get a magnificent view of London before descending beneath the Thames to see the impressive engine rooms. On the south side of the river we visit the London Dungeon and experience the darkest moments in the capital's history from Jack the Ripper to the Great Fire. Live actors, shows, two rides and interactive special effects ensure that you face your fears.

Westminster - Big Ben - London Eye

Westminster - Big Ben - London Eye

We start the day passing by Westminster Abbey, the resting place of English monarchs for over 1000 years and the Houses of Parliament with the tower of St. Stephen with its famous 13 ton bell called Big Ben, named after a prize fighter of the period. Travelling up the Mall, the Queen’s ceremonial route and wide enough to land an airplane, we stop at Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard. We take a ride on The London Eye where the circumference of the wheel is 1.392ft - meaning that if it were unraveled, it would be 1.75 times longer than the UK's tallest building, One Canada Square. After lunch, perhaps at the original Hard Rock Cafe, adorned with memorabilia of the stars, you see a matinee performance of a play or musical of your choice, such as Mary Poppins or The Lion King, before returning to your hotel.

Wax Works - Hamleys - Natural History

Wax Works - Hamleys - Natural History

Today, we begin with visiting the waxworks museum at Madame Tussauds where you meet your favorite stars from movies, history and sport. Have your photo taken with Barack Obama, the Queen, Michael Jackson and Brad Pitt! From here we travel to Regent Street, a shopper’s paradise, to visit the finest Toy shop in the world, Hamleys. Established in 1760 by a Cornish fisherman, this store has six floors of toys. After this we travel to the chic London village of Kensington and enjoy high tea at Harrods. Finally, you have the option of visiting one of the outstanding museums in the area. You may wish to see the magnificent dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum. Alternatively you could travel into space at the Science Museum nearby and take part in an amazing selection of physics experiments.

Brass Rubbing - British Museum

Brass Rubbing - British Museum

At Covent Garden you find street entertainers, markets, shops and restaurants. It was the site of a flower, fruit and vegetable market from the 1500s until 1974. The first mention of a Punch and Judy show in Britain was recorded by diarist Samuel Pepys who saw such a show in Covent Garden in May 1662. From here we go to Trafalgar Square, dominated by the huge column topped with a statue of England’s most famous sailor, Lord Nelson. Here we visit the church of St. Martin-in -the-Fields which houses the London Brass Rubbing Centre. With a selection of brasses on offer - including Medieval knights in armour, fabulously costumed ladies, St George and the Dragon and William Shakespeare - there are many historical characters to inspire you. Alternatively, you could visit Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum, which offers visitors the ultimate insight into the world of the odd and bizarre. Whether examining genuine shrunken heads or experimenting with a real life vampire killing kit, the collection proves that fact ca

Oxford or Windsor or Stratford

Oxford or Windsor or Stratford

On your last day, you will be able to choose from a selection of out of town tours. The most popular are: Windsor Castle and Legoland, Harry Potter and Oxford and Warwick Castle with Shakespeare’s Stratford.
Windsor Castle is the oldest inhabited castle in the world and is still one of Queen Elizabeth II homes. Nearby, Legoland boasts over 50 interactive rides, live shows, building workshops, driving schools and attractions, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland.
You may prefer to visit Oxford, the university town with its ‘dreaming spires’. Several of the colleges, including the dining hall at Christchurch were used in the Harry Potter films. Blenheim Palace was built for the Duke of Marlborough in recognition of his military success and is one of the most palatial stately homes in Britain.
At Warwick you see the finest medieval castle in Britain, with a working Trebuchet, archery classes and frequent displays of Birds of Prey. In Stratford on Avon, on the edge of the beautiful Cotswold Hills, you


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