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London Family Luxury

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London Family Luxury

7 Days

This is a once in a lifetime family luxury trip that money just can’t buy. With expert guides, exciting experiences and amazing connections, Dream Escape have designed this programme for a family in search of an engaging and inspiring trip to the capital. A luxury penthouse at an iconic London hotel provides a perfect base to discover London. Explore the city by horse and carriage and take to the skies in a private capsule on the London Eye. Magical experiences and the chance to create a movie will make this a family trip to remember.

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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS



A Dream Escape luxury family programme could include the following experiences;

Day One: Accompanied by an expert guide, take a privately guided pre-opening tour of the Houses of Parliament. Your tour will bring the setting to life for children; highlights include the Queen’s Robing Room where HM The Queen puts on the Imperial State Crown and magnificent Westminster Hall which dates back to 1097.

Day Two: Enjoy a special experience from a bygone era as an open-top horse-drawn carriage takes you on a sight-seeing journey through the city. Travelling at a leisurely pace, pass through one of the Royal Parks and catch glimpses of an array of historical landmarks along the way. A photographer is on hand to catch some wonderful images

Day Three: Explore Soho and Covent Garden with visits to five of London’s best gelaterias along the way. At each stop, indulge in tasting new icy delights – perhaps the best chocolate gelato and sorbets you’ve ever tasted – as well as the chance to sample a few unusual options if you’re willing! It’s an ice cream lover’s heaven.

Day Four: You are approached by an “MI5 agent” who advises you that the Queen’s birthday presents have been stolen from Buckingham Palace! You must quickly board your private RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) and blast your way along the Thames racing around London’s famous sights to Westminster where you must try and solve this mystery in the ultimate scavenger hunt.

Day Five: Meet your guide, an award-winning magician and member of The Magic Circle and discover the secrets, stories and magic of London. Visit the world’s oldest family-run magic shop, take a seat and sip on tea as you experience a private magic show performed by your guide himself!

Day Six: Today with their own videographer, the children will create a mini documentary, capturing some of the iconic city sights, reporting as well as helping to film and direct. The film will be edited to include some surprising effects–a unique souvenir of your time in London!

Day Seven: Take Flight on the London Eye. A capsule will be reserved exclusively for your use, allowing you to enjoy the experience as a family in privacy. Your private guide is on hand to point out key places of interest.

Our accommodation choice is handpicked especially for you. This itinerary is perfect for a luxury penthouse in the heart of Mayfair

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HIGHLIGHTS

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Day One: The Houses of Parliament

 

 

Day Two: London Highlights

Day Three: Foodie London

Day Four: London Scavenger Hunt

Day Five: Magical London

Day Six: Movie Making & Shopping Time

Day Seven: The London Eye

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THINGS TO DO

CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY AFTERNOON TEA

Explore the magical world of Willy Wonka with a very special ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ inspired Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych. From decadent golden eggs to blueberry brioche and playful flavoured candy floss, every item reflects the wit and wonder of Roald Dahl’s classic tale.

LONDON EYE

The London Eye is an extraordinary symbol for an extraordinary city. The world’s largest observation wheel offers a spectacular way to take in over 55 of London’s most famous landmarks in just 30 minutes

LONDON MOVIE MAKING & SHOPPING

Create a mini documentary with a private videographer. Capture some of the iconic city sights and the children will be the reporters as well as helping to film and direct. Afterwards the film will be edited to include some surprising effects – it is a great souvenir of your time in London! Visit iconic London stores for some fabulous shopping.

 

THAMES ROCKET

Take in the incredible sights, from Big Ben to Tower Bridge.  Once under the Tower Bridge, it’s time to tighten your grip!  Hear the 630 horsepower engines rev up and whoop as you whoosh up to speeds of 30 knots (35mph!).

PRE-OPENING TOUR OF THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

Accompanied by an expert guide, visit the Houses of Parliament out of normal visiting hours while they are being prepared for the working day ahead. The tour will be tailored to your interests; highlights could include the Queen’s Robing Room where HM The Queen puts on the Imperial State Crown before making her way to the House of Lords, the Commons Chamber, and magnificent Westminster Hall which dates back to 1097.

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.

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.

LONDON’S WEST END

Experience London’s theatre district with one of the many spectacular show on offer

  • 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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