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Join us on Tuesdays in 2018/2019

The Cockney Matinees

On Board the Tereza-Joanne in the Royal Docks in London’s East End

An Evening of Cockney Entertainment

Starring Gordon Bennett - a one man Cockney entertainer - Chas & Dave meets Max Bygraves with a dash of Max Miller. Keyboard, Ukulele & the Cockney spoons with sing-a-longs, comedy and dancing. A Right Old Cockney Knees Up to send your folk home with a smile.

Includes Chicken & Chips

or Goujons of Fish & Chips in a Basket

Cash Bar

Level access & moored boat

Free coach parking

A warm hearted evening with absolutely no bad language

Tuesdays throughout 2018 & 2019

Noon to 3.30pm

Miss the rush hour at both ends of the day

Group Bookings

Call: 0208 692 1133


We know the traffic can be a nightmare but London is still too good to miss. So play it clever in 2018 and 2019 by booking a Jam Buster. Jam Busters are beautifully revamped and new London day trip itineraries specially designed to save you from getting stuck in traffic and spending too long on the coach.

 Choose one of the following traffic solutions:

There are sample Jam Buster itineraries here but any of our London trips can be traffic proofed - just ask us how.

Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. Play it clever in 2018 and 2019 with a City & Village Tours Jam Buster.

London Theatre & Carvery Packages

City & Village Tours in the West End

When you book top price tickets for West End Matinees with City & Village Tours you won’t have to pay for them until 4 weeks before you go (8 weeks for a couple of shows). So you’ll never have to risk losing money.

And for less than the face value of the ticket alone you can offer your members a top price seat for a West End matinee, a top London hotel carvery with coffee and the coach there and back!

You could come into London and start with the carvery meal, struggle to keep your eyes open during the show and then fight your way home in the rush hour. Or you could come into London around 1.00pm, grab a coffee and sticky bun near the theatre, see the show and then, when you come out of the theatre at the height of the rush hour disappear into a swish hotel for a carvery meal with lots to talk about. Then you can drive home on emptier roads.

The whole thing is a dream for group organisers with no risk to your group funds and no menu selections to collect. Just let us know if you prefer the stalls or the dress circle or a mix, tell us about anyone with special dietary requirements and that’s it.

Tell us how many tickets you want to reserve and we’ll keep them safe for you while you sign up your members. Four weeks before the show you tell us how many you want to keep, pay for them and we’ll release the rest. We’ll send your tickets special delivery to save you queuing at the box office on the day.

So What Shows Can We Choose?

Any show you want - just ask. All tickets are top price seats - the face value is between £68 and £75 but the prices below are for a top price ticket and the two-course hotel carvery with coffee at The Strand Palace Hotel.

You add your own local coach hire for a final price for your members.

Here are some price examples:

£49pp Show & Carvery

Kinky Boots (Adelphi) Wednesday Mamma Mia (Novello) Thursday Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s) Thurs The Woman in Black (Fortune) Tues & Thurs

£55pp Show & Carvery 42nd Street (Drury Lane) Wednesday Dreamgirls (Savoy) Thursday Matilda (Cambridge) Wednesday Wicked (Apollo) Wednesday & Saturday Aladdin (Prince Edward) Thursday Motown (Shaftesbury) Thursday

£59pp Show & Carvery Les Miserables (Queens) Wednesday The Tina Turner Musical (Aldwych) Thurs For three course carvery at a Bloomsbury hotel with a pub prices drink list please add £3pp

Jam Busting London Theatre & Hotel Carvery Packages mean that you miss the rush hour at both ends of the day. And by seeing the show first and having the meal afterwards, with plenty to talk about, no one will have to struggle to stay awake through the show. And when you get home? There’s no supper to make. Just kick off your shoes, bit of news headlines, bed. Lovely!

We’ll also send you very clear instructions on exactly what to do on the day for a seamless and stress free experience and we’ll send your tickets by special delivery so that you don’t have to queue up at the box office on the day.

But What About Our Coach in Theatreland?

Don’t worry, its perfectly lawful to set down on double or single yellow lines as long as you aren’t on a bus stop and you’re not blocking the road. Follow these simple rules and there’s no danger of a ticket. Ask us for more advice.

For a memorable West End theatre trip without tears call us now on 0208 692 1133.

Jam Busting London Theatre & Hotel Carvery Packages mean that you miss the rush hour at both ends of the day. And by seeing the show first and having the meal afterwards, with plenty to talk about, no one will have to struggle to stay awake through the show! And when you get home? There’s no supper to make. Just kick off your shoes, bit of news headlines, bed. Lovely.  What’s more we’ll send you very clear instructions on exactly what to do on the day for a seamless and stress free experience.

Pay for your

theatre tickets

Just 4 to 8 weeks

before you come






Hosted by Chris Wheeler

Comedian & Impressionist

With a Professional Ballroom

& Latin Dance Couple

Part Show, Part Get Up & Dance

100% fun

An Impressive Afternoon Tea

Endless pots of tea

Cash Bar

Noon to 3.30pm

Miss the rush hour at both ends

Free Coach Parking

Minimum 25 people

CALL 0208 692 1133



I wanted to let you know how much everybody on the trip enjoyed the overnight stay at the Clarendon Hotel in Blackheath. The Hotel was very good … the staff and service both excellent. The members who went into London in the evening really enjoyed the West End Shows. Day 2 when we had the Blue Badge Guide - Victoria - to show us around Legal London was superb, all my members commentated on her knowledge, humour and clear diction. It was a most enjoyable couple of days and I would recommend using City and Village Tour without reservation. We are looking already at next year!

Margaret Tyrer, Purbeck Association National Trust

I really cannot thank you enough for arranging the last couple of days for our group.  Everything went really well with no hiccups!! or moans!! Which is wonderful.

Liz really has become quite a ‘friend’ and we got on really well – again thank you.  Our driver Norbert from Landmark really put himself out that extra mile and nothing was too much trouble, bless him.

Liz was excellent .. – again bless her she really worked hard and put so much into making our couple of days.Without exception everyone said what a super weekend it was and nobody (I repeat nobody) was going home to cook a meal!!  The manager of the hotel kindly insisted on coming on the coach to bid us farewell and to invite us back to stay at the hotel either as a group or individually, mention who we were and they would look after us. 

Enid Pamment, Shefford Leisure Group


Best Company or Venue Offering Guided Tours

Winner - City & Village Tours

Runners Up - Canterbury Guided Tours

Finalists -

 Raman Rai - C&V, Sarah Wood - C&V Blue Badge Guide, King Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Sarah Jefferies - GTO, Matt Johnson - Welsh broadcaster  the telly

City & Village Tours Presents a Strictly Tea Dance

in the Royal Docks

At the end of June, around 50 Group Travel Organisers and friends headed to London’s Docklands to be the first to sample The Strictly Tea Dance, a new event for groups that combines entertainment, dancing and a classic afternoon tea.

The Strictly Tea Dance takes place each Wednesday afternoon on board the air-conditioned Tereza Joanne, a large venue boat moored in the Royal Docks - if you watch EastEnders,

it’s the bit on the right in the credits!

The three-and-a half-hour entertainment package, part show and part get-up-and-dance,

is hosted by comedian and impressionist Chris Wheeler, with a showcase of Ballroom and

Latin dance presented by professional dancers Kerry Tite and Jonathan Reed.

The first thing you notice as you step aboard the Tereza Joanne are the views from the windows

(or the rooftop terrace) across the Royal Docks towards the Canary Wharf skyline and the City

of London in the distance. No stuffy central London venue for this event!

The location, not far from the Brick Lane Music Hall, offers free parking for coaches, a real bonus that’s guaranteed to go down well with coach operators.

The timetable for the event starts with savoury afternoon tea canapés served on arrival at 11.45am for midday.  Before the show starts traditional tea dance music is played with an open invite for guest to enjoy the large ballroom dance floor. A fanfare heralded the start of the fun with some comedy and impressions from debonair hosts Chris Wheeler as he warmed up and engaged the audience. We then enjoyed some comedy and impressions from Chris Wheeler as he engaged with the audience, finding out where they were from, who was married to whom, and who wasn’t!

Then it was the turn of Kerry and Jonathan to impress with their dancing skills, and oh my, did  they impress! A waltz, a tango and a foxtrot with the dancers making great use of the large dance floor and wowing the audience.

It wasn’t long though before they were inviting guests on to the dance floor to learn a few moves. Almost everyone took part, keen to show off their fancy footwork, or not, as the case might be. Those who didn't dance during the afternoon enjoyed the spectacle of the professional dancers and their friends in a series of entertaining participation dances.

The first half of the show came to a very exciting climax with the professional dancers executing a very exciting quick step that would have given Fred & Ginger a run for their money. During the interval, guests enjoyed a classic afternoon tea, with freshly-made sandwiches and scones, and some delightful little cakes. Nothing too heavy, after all, there was more dancing to come. Guests commented on how lovely it was to be drinking tea from elegant bone china cups and saucers.

The second half of the show began with another show-stopping demonstration from Kerry and Jonathan on a Latin theme this time before introducing more audience involvement. But this time the stakes had been raised. Which man and woman (married or not) would be crowned ‘The Strictly Tea Dance Champions’?

A bit of Cha Cha Cha and a fun Mambo and a bit of what looked, to this dancing novice, suspiciously like country dancing, and the winners were announced, each walking off with a rather nice bottle of wine.

The event starts at 12 noon and ends at 3.30pm. This is one of City & Village Tours’ ‘Jam Buster’ events, meaning it is especially designed to enable coaches to get away before the rush hour begins. Another boon for coach operators!

This event has been put together to offer groups a well-organised, entertaining and fun afternoon, and is suitable for dancers and non-dancers alike. With breathtaking demonstration dances from the professionals, participation dances as part of the show, and an open floor for traditional tea dancing, this new weekly afternoon event on board the Tereza Joanne will give groups of all ages another enjoyable and memorable experience.

Prices for The Strictly Tea Dance are £35 per person for groups of 25 or more. The price includes savoury canapés on arrival, a classic afternoon tea and limitless tea and coffee.

Stuart Render

Coach Tourism Specialist

Stuart attended the Preview Event as a guest of City & Village Tours. Before embarking on his current career as an advisor and PR specialist to the coach tourism industry he was for six years editor of Coach Monthly magazine.

Call 0208 692 1133 or email us at info@cityandvillagetours.com to book

or if you require further information