Join us on this fantastic trip to see the sights of London.
On day one we visit the Tower of London. The 900-year-old castle and fortress in central London is notable for housing the crown jewels and for holding many famous and infamous prisoners. Throughout its history, the tower has served many purposes: it housed the royal mint (until the early 19th century), a menagerie (which left in 1835), a records office, an armory and barracks for troops. Until the 17th century, it was also used as a royal residence.
On day two we take a half day guided walking tour exploring Bloomsbury, Holborn & ending in Covent Garden. Then in the afternoon we visit Kensington Palace, the royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century, and is currently the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
On our last day we take a ride on the London Eye, a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel, is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.75 million visitors annually, and has made many appearances in popular culture.
We are staying at The Royal National Hotel on a B&B basis. The Hotel is situated within easy reach of the West End and the City as well as Theatreland and the main shopping areas of London.