The Rich History – Warwick Castle Tours

If you’re after an insight into British history, then why not embark on our Warwick Castle tours, as it definitely won’t disappoint. It has ancient buildings that are home to a marvel of history and myth and have both played significant parts in British history throughout the ages.

Warwick Castle’s rich history can be discovered on the Warwick Castle & Blenheim Palace Tours, where you’ll not only visit these locations, but get a first-hand experience of the wonder and beauty surrounding them too.

With a history that spans over 1,100 years, when it was first built by William The Conqueror in 1068, Warwick Castle has so much to offer. Sitting at the top of a hill, this medieval castle has been expanded and modified over the centuries by a wide range of individuals, families and monarchs, which is what makes it so unique and fascinating.

For history lovers and kids alike it will have visitors captivated from the moment they arrive. Regular ‘Horrible Histories’ productions are a great and fun way to learn about the history of the Castle, especially for the kids, whilst the tours throughout the castle and grounds give a more insightful look at the sumptuous interiors, stories, myths and magic behind this fantastic structure.

If you can stomach gruelling tales, then the Castle Dungeons provide visitors with a gruesome and realistic account of some of Warwick Castle’s darkest history, bringing it fully back to life with live actors and special effects.

You can also explore the many towers and ramparts of the castle, where you’ll find fascinating architecture that is centuries old, as well as breath taking views of the landscaped gardens and surrounding countryside.

It’s the perfect place for discovery and history in a beautiful setting.

London Day Tours – Can You See All of London in a Day

London is a very diverse and interesting city that is packed with character and possibility. The average tourist which turns up in this great European study would struggle to visit everything in a few weeks, never mind just a day! Taking a London Day Tour won’t guarantee covering even a fraction of everything London has to offer, but you can certainly cram the day full.

An advantage of this extremely busy and bustling city is that many of the attractions are close together. If you are willing to do the necessary planning of where you want to go then different sights and attractions can be linked together in the same visit. For example, you can visit Number 10 Downing Street, where the Prime minister lives, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and the Royal Parks, Whitehall and the Cabinet Wars within a few roads.

A speciality tour will help to narrow down what you want to get from a sightseeing tour of London. Perhaps you have seen the main sites before or you want to explore a different side to this incredibly diverse and cosmopolitan city. The longer tours of 7 or 9 hours will definitely be able to maximise the amounts you can do in a day around London. A tour includes your own private tour guide and could be focused on one particular location in London such as Greenwich or one place such as the British Museum.

One way of visibly being able to cover the surface of London in a day would be to take a helicopter tour over London city. During a one-hour flight you will see the major landmarks from the air and enjoy a truly spectacular view across the city.

London Tour Guides – Choosing the Best One

 

When you visit London, it can be hard to narrow down what it is exactly you want to see.  London city boasts so many famous buildings, and there are so many different activities you can do.  The first thing to consider is what your focus is; for example, if it is the royal family and the big iconic buildings you are interested in then Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and even Kensington Palace may be just what you are looking for.  Another option for your group is to visit a range of museums and galleries; the British Museum and the National Gallery are both locations where you could spend many hours visiting and will give a true flavour of British history and culture.

For any history fans, the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels and Tower Bridge will definitely impress all those in your group.  Another option is to visit the city entirely from the Thames and stop at locations along this amazing valley river, as there are so many landmarks and iconic sites to see just from the river.  One thing you won’t be short of is things to do and how to fill your time.  The key thing is to focus on what it is you are hoping to get from your day and choose some landmarks to visit.  It is impossible to visit every famous location and attraction, however by narrowing it down to the ones that are preferred, you can always come back and visit other sites another time.

Just a stone’s throw away from the city centre of London there are also many sites of interest such as Oxford, Windsor Castle, Stratford and even a Harry Potter Tour.  Attractions outside the main city centre will require more time however are easily accessible from the city centre.  With so much to choose, one thing is certain; you will not leave London disappointed, as there is so much to see and do for all tastes.

Enjoying London like a local with Private London Tours

 

There are many famous attractions to visit in London and the hardest part of a trip is probably deciding which places to visit during a day trip. Tours of London need at least a full day to even touch the surface of what London has to offer for a tourist. A London Day Tour can be highly personalised and tailored to individual requirements.  When you visit, it is best to have private transport as this means you can visit all the attractions you wish to see without waiting around.  This maximises your experience of this fabulous city.

If it is your first trip to London then you will probably be most interested in visiting the most iconic locations right across this capital city. Watch the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace or take a wander across the beautiful royal parks in area. If it is large churches which you wish to marvel then visits to St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey are sure to be on the agenda.  Buckingham Palace is certainly a sight not to be missed; as well as this; Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament are part of the iconic view across the Thames.

During the day if it’s hot and busy then take a cool and refreshing trip along the river Thames. This allows you to have a completely different view of the fantastic buildings that run along the riverside, and give you a completely different and refreshing perspective of this truly spectacular and fascinating city.

A more experienced and frequent visitor to London could take a London Tour with a completely different format. If it is history that fascinates you then a trip to some of London’s finest museums are surely places to go. The choice is overwhelming with the Natural History, Science and Victoria and Albert museums within a stone’s throw of each other.

Where to Visit During London Guided Tours

There are many exciting attractions to visit during your stay in London, so why not incorporate a London Tour during your visit. On a London sightseeing tour you can take explore the amazing city and see some of the most historic sites in London; many places you will have seen on TV can be visited in person, including places such as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament. Tours for groups of two in a medium sized luxury car are a great way to get around the city quickly but if you want to visit with a big group you may prefer a whole coach load of visitors.

If it is great views of the city which you are looking for then head to the banks of the river Thames and hire your own private capsule on the London Eye. The wheel rises 135 metres right over the heart of central London and affords spectacular views over as well as beyond the London skyline. A memorable experience waits, as it is an attraction that provides a different and unique experience during the light of day or the twinkling lights of night. This iconic landmark, which was first opened as part of the millennium celebrations in 2000, provides a private function in your own pod in the sky that can be uniquely tailored to your own requirements.

A tour of London is never complete without a shopping trip in Knightsbridge and Harrods. The famous department store covers 4.5 acres of exclusive retail space across seven floors. Almost everything which you could desire is found under one roof, from the finest designer goods to exquisite jewellery and a host of exciting events across their 300 plus departments throughout the year. In addition, there are 28 different restaurants in the store to keep you fed and watered, from fine dining to light snacks.

Corporate Treats with London Tours

Has the ‘corporate bonding experience’ had its day?  We only ask because we personally think not.  Corporate days out are a great way to say “well done” to your colleagues.  What better way to reward their contribution towards the achievement of corporate goals than a great day out with, for example, a trip around the great city of London?

A private and superbly organised sightseeing tour of London can be the perfect blend of relaxation and excitement.  To spend a whole day with a personal London city tour guide and private transport at your beck and call must be the best way of getting around London taking in all that this iconic city has to offer.

If you have never been to London then the famous landmarks like Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London have to be on your bucket list.  To witness the Changing of the Guard or gaze upon the Crown Jewels is to understand some of the history that surrounds you.

Regular visitors will be delighted by lesser-visited sites like the famous (yet much photographed) Abbey Road of The Beatles fame, or the world’s most famous court of justice the Old Bailey.  Camden Lock Market is an interesting place to see.  This huge open-air market complex offers a huge variety of goods to buy and the choice of food stalls has to be seen to be believed.  If you only get to visit one of London’s many great markets you will not be disappointed in Camden.

For those who wish to incentivise and re-energise their colleagues the ultimate bespoke London sightseeing tour is perfect and British Tours can put together a memorable itinerary for you.

Day Tours in London

Samuel Johnson once said, “When a man is tired of London he is tired of life”.  You could say ‘that was then but this is now’.  London today is so packed full of things to see and do that you could not possibly tire of it.  The only regret you could have is not seeing all the important sights on your list.

Imagine you could be collected by private car, by your own London tour guide, and then taken anywhere you want.  That has to be the best way to see the most important sights and places in and around the city.  British Tours has an extensive choice of day tours that take in not only traditional London landmarks but also some more contemporary ones, like the Kate and William Tour for example.  This takes in all the places of significance that shaped the relationship of Britain’s favourite Royal couple including the magnificent Westminster Abbey where their Royal Highnesses were married.

London is a city steeped in history and this is illustrated no better than the imposing 900-year-old Tower of London, the place where Kings, Queens and noblemen were imprisoned or executed.

There are so many museums to choose from but, if you only visit one then try the British Museum which houses exhibits from prehistoric to modern times.  The Natural History Museum is also a fantastic day out with a chance to see the spectacular dinosaur exhibition.

The Tate Modern showcases a collection of modern and contemporary art housed alongside a fine restaurant.

How could you leave without visiting Madame Tussauds for a face-to-face encounter with the most famous – and lifelike – mannequins in the world?