|Travel by Coach||Days|
Day One - Home to Feltham
From the interchange, we make our way to Feltham and arrive at the St Giles Hotel, our base for the next four nights. We enjoy dinner this evening. (D)
Days Two to Four - Feltham
Over the next few days we’ll discover the highlights of London. We visit the Queen’s main residence and venue of most state visits, Buckingham Palace before a chance to see the city from the water, with a cruise along the Thames. We will also take a self-guided audio tour of the Houses of Parliament with an opportunity to visit the commons chamber before visiting the Imperial War Museum. Finally we will take a half day trip to Hampton Court Palace, once the main residence of Henry VIII (B,D)
Day Five - Feltham to Home
After breakfast, we make our way from Feltham back to the interchange, and then return home. (B)
St Giles Hotel
Located within walking distance of the High Street, with plenty of well-known shops and restaurants, The St Giles Hotel is a welcoming property boasting IL Grasso Restaurant & Bar, a gym, and en suite guest rooms. Rooms feature soundproof windows, a flat screen TV and a coffee maker. The hotel is conveniently located opposite Feltham train station, with Central London, Windsor and Kew Gardens both 25 minutes away by train in either direction, Twickenham is just over 10 minutes away, also by train.
Full Day: Buckingham Palace and Thames Cruise
One of London’s most famous sights is Buckingham Palace, the working headquarters of the Monarchy, where we visit the magnificent state rooms, which are lavishly furnished with some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection. Then we take to the water for a cruise along the River Thames, admiring the cityscapes as we go
Full Day: Houses of Parliament And IWM London
Take in history and modern day politics as we enjoy a fascinating self-guided audio tour of the Houses of Parliament, including the Commons Chamber, scene of many lively debates. We'll go on to visit the Imperial War Museum London, subjects for major exhibits in 2018 involve the theme of art in the age of terror, with permanent exhibitions such as the ground-breaking First World War galleries ongoing.
Half Day: Hampton Court Palace
Explore beautiful Hampton Court Palace and Gardens, where over 400 years of fascinating history unfolds. The palace has been famous for its associations with the flamboyant Henry VIII and here we enter a living Tudor world, with live examples and stories of how the palace would have operated in those times.