Category Archives: Private Guided London Tours
When visiting London one of the not to be missed and most popular experiences is a traditional English afternoon tea at a top London hotel, with all the trimmings; freshly baked scones, Devonshire cream, fruit preserves, finely cut sandwiches and a wide selection of exotic teas.
Booked separately prices vary and it can be a little expensive, however included with other attractions makes it much better value.
For example here is a great tour including Buckingham Palace that opened to the public last week for the summer, combined with a splendid afternoon tea at the top hotel, The Grosvenor at Victoria.
- Visit inside Buckingham Palace
- Traditional afternoon tea at The Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria
Buckingham Palace – ‘Special Timed Entry includes an Audio Tour’
Special timed entry ensures a breathtaking visit to the official residence of Britain’s sovereigns since 1837. Open for just 8 weeks a year, viewing the State rooms is an opportunity not to be missed! Marvel at the splendour of the rooms, used on official occasions by The Queen to entertain her guests. Be dazzled by the beautiful ballroom and throne room, before ending your royal tour with a walk through the stunning South Garden.
Afternoon Tea – The Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria
After your independent visit, you will be free to take your afternoon tea between 3pm – 4.30pm in the Grosvenor Hotel in Victoria. Traditional afternoon tea consists of a selection of finger sandwiches, scones served with clotted cream and preserves, small tea cakes and a choice of tea.
Tours in the area of the games
London’s professional BLUE BADGE TOURIST GUIDES can take you on a guided tour of the Olympic park area with views of the main sites for the 2012 Games.
Our tours will show you how this former industrial part of London has been transformed into a green corridor, connecting the River Thames and the beautiful new Thames Barrier Park, through the Olympic Park, to another large area of sport, leisure and nature – the Lea Valley.
Construction in the Olympic Park is now complete and ready for the Opening ceremony on 27th July. Various test events have already taken place in the different venues, trees have been planted across the parklands and you will view some of the iconic Olympic buildings from the perimeter of the park (no admission to the interior of the park).
Discover the history of London’s Royal Docks, as you travel to the Boxing, Judo, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Table Tennis and Taekwondo venue. View the North Greenwich Arena, venue for Artistic Gymnastics and Basketball finals.
Cross the River Thames to the Shooting in Woolwich and picture horses jumping in front of the Maritime Museum in Greenwich, set in its splendid Royal Park. Enjoy the panorama from the Old Royal Observatory above.
You can experience any of the above by car, coach, public transport or on foot.
Spend a day or half a day visiting the Olympic venues, or fit an Olympic briefing into your East London or Greenwich sightseeing tours. We can also plan tours with emphasis on particular sports or urban regeneration, and engage specialist guides to provide technical information.