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Crossness Cathedral of Sewage

Hidden London

Join us on this unique and extraordinary exploration of Hidden London in the company of a Blue Badge Guide to discover some of our capital’s most beautiful hidden interiors and deep dark secrets.

3 Days from £398

Singles Holiday UK Tour

  • Luxury Coach Travel
  • Local Pick Ups
  • Half Board
  • Thames Cruise
  • Crossness Cathedral of Sewage Freemasons Hall
  • London Silver Vaults
  • St Pancras Hotel
  • Charterhouse
  • Light Lunch Day 1
  • Fish & Chip Lunch Day 3
  • 2 Days Blue Badge Guide

Please note: Due to the specifications of this holiday, it is only possible to have limited pick ups. These will be Chichester, North Bersted, Bognor Regis, Felpham, Littlehampton, Goring and Worthing.
Sun 21 July 2019
  • £398
  • 3 Days
  • G9157

  • No Single Supplement


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Itinerary

Day 1 After our local pick ups, we make our way to London for a buffet lunch at the Cathedral of Sewage! This grand and ornate building was built by Sir Joseph Balzalgette to house the Crossness Engines after the Great Stink of 1858 – a fascinating and very unusual place. We transfer by coach to our hotel in Blackheath for our evening meal.

Day 2 Accompanied by our Blue Badge Guide we first visit the Freemasons Hall at Covent Garden to see the glitzy Art Deco interiors of the United Grand Lodge of England. We explore the museum, Grand Temple and ceremonial areas of the distinctive building which is a popular film location with Spooks and Sherlock Holmes among the credits. Next to the London Silver Vaults, the sprawling Victorian catacombs built as strongroom facilities for the rich and famous, and now one of the largest silver markets on Earth. After some free time for lunch, we visit the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel to discover hidden aspects of this truly historic hotel. We return to Greenwich by river followed by a short coach transfer to our hotel for our evening meal.

Day 3 This morning we are with the Blue Badge Guide for some more capital curios. We visit The London Charterhouse, which is open to the public for the first time in 600 years since it was founded as a Carthusian monastery on the site of a Black Death plague pit. During our visit we see the Great Hall where the Brothers sit together to eat their meals and the Great Chamber where Queen Elizabeth I held court during the first days of her reign. Our last stop is at Kennedy’s in Clerkenwell, where we enjoy a traditional fish & chip lunch, before rejoining our coach mid-afternoon and making our way back to the south coast.

Clarendon Hotel

A row of handsome 18th Century residences overlooking the open grassland of Blackheath to Royal Greenwich Park, where the London Marathon begins, along with some 20th Century additions make up our family-run three-star hotel. There is a pleasant lounge, bar, restaurant and walled garden. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to some rooms.

www.clarendonhotel.com


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