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London for Families

Nine Days

Dream Escape’s tailor-made London programme introduces families to one of the most exciting cities in the world and includes experiences and attractions sure to delight travellers of all ages. From whizzing around the cobbled streets of Covent Garden in Mini Coopers, to becoming a secret agent for the day as you follow in the footsteps of Britain’s most famous spy.

The added touches of local, knowledgeable guides, chauffeur-driven transportation and five-star accommodation will ensure a family trip never to be forgotten.

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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS



Your bespoke programme could include any of the following experiences:

  • Take a VIP behind-the-scenes tour of the London Stadium, the centrepiece for the 2012 Olympic Games. Follow in the footsteps of sporting legends as you explore parts of the stadium not seen on the public tour.

 

  • Spend a morning learning King Henry VIII’s favourite sport, ‘real tennis’, in one of his favourite palaces, Hampton Court.

 

  • Step inside a privately reserved capsule on one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, the London Eye, and travel 135 metres above the skyline.

 

  • Hold on tight as you speed up and down the River Thames on a RIB, taking in the sights on a thrilling 50-minute boat ride.

 

  • Explore the 13-acre complex of Windsor Castle, one of the oldest royal palaces and a personal favourite of HM The Queen, who often spends her weekends at Windsor.

 

  • After getting up close and personal with the supercars of the James Bond films at the London Film Museum, meet a specialist guide who will lead you on a tour that lets you step inside the world of 007.
  • Visit the home of English tennis, at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum, admire the dazzling silverware before stepping out onto Centre Court yourself.

 

  • Embark on a unique sightseeing trip from the comfort of a Classic Mini Cooper as you head off the beaten track to see the city as a Londoner would.

 

  • Watch the spectacular Changing of the Guard ceremony in front of Buckingham Palace, and marvel at this display of British pageantry and tradition.

 

  • Discover the Tower of London, famous for being the site of beheadings, murders and mysteries, and which has acted as both a royal palace and a prison for the kingdom’s most important criminals.

 

  • Enjoy a private director’s tour of the Household Cavalry Museum and learn about the regiments who guard some of the most protected sites in England.

 

The accommodation we recommend for your trip is a five-star luxury hotel located close to Buckingham Palace and which prides itself on providing impeccable service for even the youngest guests. Combing historical splendour with warm hospitality, it is the perfect base for your family trip.

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THINGS TO DO

WINDSOR CASTLE

Windsor Castle is a glorious 13-acre complex of medieval, Restoration and Georgian buildings.

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

MINI COOPER LONDON EXPERIENCE

Begin the day with a fast and fun two-hour orientation tour of the City of London in two restored Classic Mini Coopers.

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!).

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.

QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is home to the London Stadium, the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the London Aquatic Centre, the Copper Box Arena, Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre – as well as parklands, waterways, playgrounds and cafes.

BOND IN MOTION

“Bond in Motion” at the London Film Museum – situated in Covent Garden, an Italian-style piazza packed with restaurants, bars and fashionable boutiques – is the largest official collection of original James Bond vehicles. A must for all Bond and motor vehicle fans alike, the exhibition is a unique opportunity to see some of the film industry’s best-known props up close.

BUCKINGHAM PALACE

Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and the London residence of HM, The Queen.  It is one of the few working royal palaces remaining in the world today.  During August and September, when it is not being used in its official capacity, visitors can enjoy the nineteen magnificent State Rooms.

WIMBLEDON

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum at the All England Club at Wimbledon – Experience the history and traditions of ‘the Fortnight’ in the state-of-the-art Museum. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, visitors can experience the atmosphere in the 1980’s Gentleman’s Dressing Room and watch John McEnroe guide you through off-limits areas and reminisce about his Wimbledon experiences.

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.

WINDSOR

Windsor lies in Royal Berkshire, whose Royal associations date back to the establishment of Windsor Castle by William the Conqueror in the 11th The oldest and largest occupied castle in the world, it saw King John ride out from its walls to sign Magna Carta at nearby Runnymede in 1215. In 1850 Queen Victoria designated it Royal Berkshire and it was at Windsor Castle in 1839 that the young queen proposed to her beloved Albert.

The town of Windsor is a haven for shopping. Encased within the Victorian railway station are a wealth of high-end outlets. It’s a pleasant stroll from here across the river to Eton High Street. Noted for its art and antique shops, this charming thoroughfare also leads to Eton College, the country’s most famous school.

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