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London: Architecture & Literature

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London: Architecture & Literature

6 Days

London is well-known across the globe for its literary links and stunning array of architectural marvels. This specially designed Dream Escape trip showcases the cultural and historical aspects of this city to their best. As well as including plenty of time to relax and explore, the addition of specialist guides and exclusive access will make for memorable experiences.

Delve into the depths of London’s cultural past and present like never before.

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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS



Your tailor-made programme could include any of the following experiences:

  • See Jane Austen’s notebook, lyrics handwritten by the Beatles, and the Magna Carta on a privately guided tour of the Treasures Gallery at the British Library.

 

  • Explore the Gothic spectacle that is Westminster Abbey; an imposing church which intertwines with the very fabric of English history and has done for over 1,000 years

 

  • Visit the world’s oldest museum and walk the two and a half miles of galleries that house a vast treasure trove of relics and artefacts.

 

  • Discover Dickensian London, as you stroll the streets of the great author’s childhood including:
    • The evocative graveyard from his first novel; Pickwick Papers.
    • Streets whose names can be found in Little Dorrit.
    • The remains of the prison where Dicken’s father was kept.
    • The Old Curiosity Shop from the book of the same name.
  • Enjoy an exclusive look into St Paul’s Cathedral library, which includes the Great Model; Christopher Wren’s original proposal for this iconic example of English Baroque architecture.

 

  • Get away from the crowds and visit the Tower of London on a private pre-opening tour of this royal palace and prison that has borne witness to many defining moments of British history.

 

  • Take a step back in time on a specialist guided tour of Victorian London and retrace the steps of the great writers and poets of the time.

 

The accommodation we recommend for your stay is as significant as many of the landmarks you will see. Designed by the architect of the quintessential red telephone box, you five-star hotel retains many of its original Victorian features, including the magnificent Grand Staircase.

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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

LITERARY TOUR OF LONDON

Accompanied by a private specialist guide, take a walking tour of London with a literary twist.

THE BRITISH MUSEUM

Make your way to the British Museum, the world’s oldest museum, which was founded in 1753.

THE BRITISH LIBRARY

The British Library which is home to the national collection of books, manuscripts and maps.

THE TOWER OF LONDON

This famed UNESCO World Heritage Site dates back to the early 1080s and has borne witness to many defining events in British history.

ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL

St Paul’s Cathedral is one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

WESTMINSTER ABBEY

The remarkable Gothic structure of Westminster Abbey is like a huge memorial to one of our most pious Anglo-Saxon Kings.

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.

BLOOMSBURY

Since the beginning of the 20th century, Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia have been synonymous with literature, art & learning.

  • 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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