The View from The Shard
Scale the heights of the tallest building in Western Europe for unrivalled views of our capital city! The Shard is the latest addition to the iconic London Skyline. As part of this two-day break you are taken by high speed lifts to the viewing area, scheduled to open to the public in February 2013, where you are awarded with incredible 360° views across the city.
Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum Exhibition at the British Museum -coach
Don’t miss this major exhibition on the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, opening in spring 2013 at the British Museum. This exhibition will be the first ever held on these important cities at the British Museum, and the first such major exhibition in London for almost 40 years.
British Athletics London Anniversary Games
The world’s best athletes will once again descend on the nation’s capital for this special event, which marks the anniversary of the London 2012 Opening Ceremony. Held at The Stadium – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, see world-class sporting action with a fantastic line up including gold medallists Jessica Ennis and Greg Rutherford, double Olympic champion Mo Farah, and a string of international stars led by Usain Bolt.
London Theatre Dine & Dance by coach
Take your seat for a matinee performance of a top West End show before enjoying dinner at the hotel followed by an evening of dancing. The next day there will be plenty of time for shopping or if you prefer, the chance to see the capital's many iconic sights.
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London Eye & River Thames Cruise
The London Eye is the ultimate sky ride. Europe’s highest Ferris wheel reduces the city to a colourful canvas as it inches its way around a 360 degree rotation. Before you know it you will be soaring above the capital, attempting to tick off all the landmarks of this great city, including Buckingham Palace, Canary Wharf, St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower Bridge.
London Shopping Breaks
London is the shopping capital of the world. From the market stalls at Covent Garden to the bustling fashion stores of Oxford Street and the luxury department stores of Harrods and Fortnum & Mason, there is retail therapy to appeal to the most discerning of shoppers.
Chatsworth House & the Peak District
Chatsworth House is one of the UK’s best attractions, a treasure trove of history and artefacts in the beautiful surroundings of the Peak District, and this two-day break includes entrance to the House and Gardens as well as a tour of the Peak District.
London Legacy, one year after the Games
See the sites made famous by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This break takes you to the heart of our nation's capital to view the incredible array of buildings that make up the Olympic Park. Along the way the Blue Badge Guide will share their in-depth knowledge of the site following the hive of activity during the summer of 2012. You can also enjoy spectacular bird's eye views across the Thames with an included journey on the Emirates Air Line Cable Car, as well as a visit to Royal Windsor.
Afternoon Tea at Althorp
Every year, the childhood home of Princess Diana opens its doors to thousands of visitors. Guests view the ground floor of the House, the exhibition chronicling her life, and the island in the centre of an ornamental lake where she lays at rest. Very few however get to take afternoon tea in the State Dining Room, a room not normally open to the public. This is where you will sit down to a mouth-watering afternoon tea of sandwiches, cakes and scones within the former Great Dining Room of Althorp.
Glorious Goodwood has been a firm fixture in the English summer social season. Each year the elite of English society descend on Goodwood to marvel at the world's top jockeys, trainers and horses as they battle it out on top of the Sussex Downs. Goodwood's setting is simply stunning, and there are few sporting spectacles more exhilarating than watching the world's greatest thoroughbreds competing for the honours.