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THE BIG SMOKE                                                                                                       5 Days

Enjoy the best of the capital with a 5-day London break based at the lovely 3* Clarendon Hotel on Blackheath next to Royal Greenwich. With 20 single rooms without supplement, all admissions included and a Blue Badge Tour Guide for four days this is great value in an expensive City.

Day One: The River Meet the Blue Badge Tour Guide for a Thames Cruise from Westminster to Royal Greenwich. We’ll break for some free time in Greenwich for lunch before visiting the Queen’s House and National Maritime Museum before we check in at 4.00pm. There is time to settle in, relax and freshen up before a 3-course, 3-choice dinner is served at the hotel.

Day Two: Pomp & Ceremony Depart hotel 9.30am with the Blue Badge Guide. See the Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard, visit the Household Cavalry Museum, explore Whitehall and Downing Street and enjoy an in depth guided tour of Westminster Abbey. Dinner is down to you this evening; the hotel has a restaurant and elegant Blackheath Village on your doorstep has many pubs and restaurants and Blackheath Concert Halls are five minutes away.

Day Three: The City of Culture Enjoy the Culture Capital of the World with visits to The British Museum and National Gallery. We stop for free time over lunch at the famous Borough Farmers Market, and, if you’re game for it, take in a bit of modern art at Tate Modern. Opt to spend an evening in the West End with a 3-course pre-theatre hotel carvery and selected West End show for an additional fee of just £49pp.

Day Four: Law & Disorder Today the theme is all things legal and illegal! Your Blue Badge guide will trace the history, traditions and peculiar practices of English Law with visits to the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand and the Temple. After free time for lunch we tell the thrilling story of crime & punishment. and head East to explore the Sinister Side with tales of Jack the Ripper, Back at the hotel a 3-course dinner with coffee is served. e ages.

Day Five: Royal Greenwich Check out is at 11am. Enjoy some optional free time in Royal Greenwich before making tracks for home at a time to suit you.

*Based on max 200 miles from London

Optional 3-course carvery with coffee

& top price stalls or dress circle theatre ticket for selected West End show - add £49pp

The 3* Clarendon Hotel, Blackheath

A row of handsome eighteenth century

residences with commanding views across

the open grassland of Blackheath to Royal

Greenwich Park and 20th century additions to the rear of the hotel. 175 rooms, walled garden, attractive lounge and bar. The Clarendon Hotel has been independently owned by the same family for 50 years. The housekeeping is impeccable. Attractive country style pubs a stone’s throw away

£495pp Based on minimum 25 people

Includes Coaching Throughout

Available all year

Total Tour Coach Mileage 35

Prices valid 1st April 2018  to 31st March 2019