THE CHRISTMAS POST
Discover the very British story of posting a letter from Roman times to the coming of the GPO. We combine an entertaining guided coach tour that also shows you the best of Christmas London with a visit to the museum and a ride on Mail Rail, which once whizzed four million letters a day beneath the busy streets of London.
Meet at 1pm to buy lunch in and around the Museum of London -
there are two museum cafes and one restaurant plus a Pret and a pub. The Museum occupies the site of the main Royal Mail coaching inn. We begin our tour with a little bit on foot through the heart of the postal city. We see the man who invented the Penny Post and one of the very first post boxes.
The Postal Museum is not one where you might as well have bought the book for how much reading you have to do! It's all marvellously visual and packed with great talking points. You'll really enjoy seeing your members cheerfully chatting away as it is also all rather nostalgic to people of a certain age! The visit includes a Mail Rail ride but if anyone can't join in through poor mobility or plain old claustrophobia don't worry because there's an excellent little film of everything you would see from the train.
After a break to buy a cuppa we're off to complete the story of the post and take in the best of the 2019 Christmas Lights.
The Christmas Post finishes at Somerset House where you can buy refreshments. Or you can opt to add a fish & chip supper.
Adults & Seniors: £29
(With supper £39)
Selected dates during November to January
Price Valid to 31 March 2021