THE GILDED AGE IN LONDON
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Meet our Blue Badge Tour Guide at 10.30am for morning refreshments (included) in Trafalgar Square before exploring a story-
For lunch there is free time in fascinating St James’s, just off Piccadilly, with pubs and cafés that won’t break the bank and window shopping to die for.
In the afternoon there is a choice of visits followed by time to buy refreshments locally before heading home at 4.45pm:
Two Temple Place (Jan to April only) Overlooking the Thames a hidden architectural gem built for William Waldorf Astor -
Spencer House (Sun & Mon all year) London’s most magnificent 18th century aristocratic private palace. During the Gilded Age the house was let to the 9th Duke of Marlborough, chatelaine of Blenheim Palace, and his Dollar Princess wife Consuela Vanderbilt. The lavishly furnished state rooms have been beautifully restored by the Rothschild family.
Jam Buster Option Weds Jan to April
Arrive midday for free time for lunch in Trafalgar Square. After lunch enjoy The Gilded Age walking or coach tour followed by a late afternoon tour of Two Temple Place and head home on emptier roads at 6.30pm.
Adults & Seniors: £32
With Two Temple Place Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri only until 22 April 2019 & 27 Jan to 24 April 2020
With Spencer House Sundays & Mondays all year except August. Max 50 people
Look out in 2019 for the new elevision series The Gilded Age from Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes.
Walking tour option includes 1500 yards walking, the coach option brings this down to 440.
Price Valid to 31 March 2020