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Contemporary London

6 Days

Filled with innovative architecture, modern art and contemporary cultural gems, whether it is your first-time visiting London or your hundredth, this trip is perfect for any traveller in search of sophistication and refinement.

With the help of specialist guides, private tours and exclusive access discover London’s cultural scene for yourself.

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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS



Your bespoke programme, tailor made by Dream Escape, could include any of the following experiences:

  • For photography buffs, join a legendary photojournalist as you learn how to polish your skills and hone your craft on the streets of London.

 

  • Climb to the top of Trellick Tower, an architectural icon of post-war Brutalism. Once inside you can visit your guide’s residency studio, a hidden gem in a seemingly unlikely location.

 

  • Enjoy a private guided tour of the Victoria & Albert Museum, possibly the most famous art and design museum in the world. With 2 million objects on display, your expert guide will focus the tour on your interests and passions.

 

  • Explore contemporary art amidst the greenery of Hyde Park with visits to the Serpentine Galleries.
  • Cruise on the River Thames on board a private boat owned by London’s preeminent galleries, passing by the city’s most famous landmarks in style.

 

  • Follow up a privately guided tour of the Saatchi Gallery with a three-course champagne lunch in the gallery’s critically acclaimed restaurant.

 

  • Admire the work of Salvador Dali, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol at the Tate Modern, an internationally renowned gallery housed in a former power station.

 

For your accommodation, Dream Escape recommends a five-star luxury hotel formed in a stylish townhouse. Situated on a quiet tree-lined street in the fashionable district of Knightsbridge, it provides a peaceful, yet opulent experience.

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HIGHLIGHTS

A visual glimpse of the key things to do and places that will be visited on this exciting itinerary

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HIGHLIGHTS

A visual glimpse of the key things to do and places that will be visited on this exciting itinerary

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THINGS TO DO

THE SAATCHI GALLERY

Originally opened by Charles Saatchi in 1985, the sprawling exhibition space shows contemporary art.

SERPENTINE SACKLER GALLERY

Opened in 2013, it is located within a former 1805 gunpowder store.

Contemporary London

TATE BRITAIN

Is one of the capital’s most popular art museums.

TATE MODERN

Hosts a renowned collection of international modern and contemporary art

TRELLICK TOWER

Is a Grade II listed masterpiece, an icon of Brutalism and an architectural style.

PLACES VISITED

LONDON

London, with its unique blend of history and culture, is constantly changing, with new landmarks, stylish restaurants and clubs opening up all the time. Recently voted as the gourmet capital of the world, London is the European capital to stay in touch with all that’s new and exciting, while enjoying its wealth of historic buildings and eclectic mix of museums and art galleries. With its unique blend of history and culture, the bustling metropolis of London has long been considered a must-see destination. The city is constantly changing, offering a wealth of historic buildings and monuments, as well as an eclectic mix of museums, art galleries and world famous attractions.

HYDE PARK

Hyde Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers some 350 acres. The park is home to a number of famous landmarks including the Serpentine Lake, Speakers’ Corner and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. It is hard to imagine Henry VIII and his court thundering across here in the mid-1500s in pursuit of deer and wild boar.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

  • Accommodation

    From private stately castles, historic manor houses and country club resorts to luxury city hotels and Georgian townhouses, Dream Escape will find you the perfect place to call “home’ during your stay.

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