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Hidden London - WITHDRAWN

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 £449

UK Tour

  • Luxury Coach Travel
  • Local Pick Ups
  • Half Board
  • Thames Cruise
  • Crossness Cathedral of Sewage
  • Middle Temple Hall
  • London Silver Vaults
  • St Pancras Hotel
  • Charterhouse
  • 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, Rose Green, Bognor Regis, Felpham, Littlehampton, Goring and Worthing. There is no porterage available at our hotel.
Sun 31 October 2021
  • £449
  • 3 Days
  • G21172

  • Single Supplement Nil


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Itinerary

Day 1 After our local pick ups, we travel to London and have free time to get some lunch. We then have a special visit to the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel to discover hidden aspects of this truly historic hotel. We check into our hotel to relax before dinner.

Day 2 This morning we meet our Blue Badge Guide and first visit 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. We see the Great Hall where the Brothers eat their meals and the Great Chamber where Queen Elizabeth I held court. 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 free time for lunch on Fleet Street, we visit the astonishing Middle Temple, where medieval lawyers, Dr Johnson, Oliver Goldsmith and, of course, Rumpole have practised their craft. Finally back to our hotel for dinner.

Day 3 Our Blue Badge Guide takes us to the Cathedral of Sewage! This grand and ornate building was built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette to house the Crossness Engines after the Great Stink of 1858 – a fascinating and very unusual place. Free time for lunch in gorgeous Greenwich, before we board our boat for a Thames Cruise to Westminster. We rejoin our coach and head home to the south coast.

Clarendon Hotel

A row of handsome 18th-century residences overlooking the open grassland of Blackheath to Royal Greenwich Park, 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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