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Overview

Self-Drive Holidays
4 Nights
  • Prices from: £660 per person
  • Availability: Any departure date
  • Best time to go: All year

Highlights

Buckingham Palace
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Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the British Monarchy and the focal point of many Royal celebrations. In Summer, the state rooms are open to visit and throughout the year you can watch the famous Changing of the Guard.

Museums and galleries
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There is an outstanding array of museums and art galleries in the capital, from the British Museum and the V&A to the Tate Modern Art Gallery and London Transport Museum. Lose yourself for an afternoon wandering one of these fascinating establishments.

World-class dining
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You will be spoilt for choice dining in London with restaurants from every cuisine in the world and more than 50 restaurants boasting a coveted Michelin star.

For more casual dining, explore one of the vibrant food markets including Borough Market, Camden Market and many more.

Tower of London
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The Tower of London is one of the city’s most iconic buildings, guarded by the famous “Beefeaters”. The exhibitions inside delve into over 1000 years of a dark and bloody history and a visit offers the chance to see the spectacular Crown Jewels.

Parks and green spaces
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There are many delightful parks in which to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy nature. Wander through these green spaces perhaps taking a boat ride in Hyde Park, spotting deer in Richmond Park or admiring the Peter Pan Statue in Kensington Gardens.

River Thames
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For a different view of the city take a cruise on the winding River Thames. Pass under London’s famous bridges and admire attractions such as the London Eye or Westminster from the water.

Wandering on foot, a stroll along the Southbank takes you past historic pubs, lively restaurants, market stalls and street performers.

Immerse Yourself in England’s Energetic Capital City

Our four-night London itinerary provides the opportunity to dive into all that England’s fantastic capital city has to offer, from historic attractions and delicious dining to fascinating museums and riverside wanderings.

Learn about the rich history of the city, experience an incredible diversity of cultures and cuisines and embrace the vibrancy around every corner. 

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London is visited by millions of people each year and it is easy to see why. The possibilities for sightseeing, culture, eating, drinking and entertainment are simply endless. We recommend beginning your stay in the city with a sightseeing tour of London’s best attractions. At the Tower of London admire the sparkling Crown Jewels and learn about the building’s dark and long-reaching history. Take a spin on the London Eye and take in the vast cityscape below. 

London is an epicentre of British culture, and throughout the city there are many opportunities to witness its long and fascinating history. St Paul’s is the city’s celebrated cathedral, at Buckingham Palace you can learn about Royal history and the many museums and art galleries offer another glimpse into the past. The city also has a vast array of green spaces and parks – the perfect place to wander, enjoy nature or have a picnic. 

In the evening the dining options are incredible, with every cuisine in the world a possibility to tempt your taste buds and hundreds of world-renowned restaurants. For many, a visit to London would not be complete without booking a performance in London’s celebrated West End to enjoy a musical, ballet or opera in a spectacular venue.

Itinerary

This is our suggested itinerary for our Best of London holiday. We design each itinerary around your interests, so think of this as a starting point which can be tailored into something completely unique to you.

We love the opportunity to use our first-hand knowledge and experience to design and deliver the perfect, bespoke holiday experience for you.

This short holiday is perfect for a long weekend, midweek break, or as an extension to one of our self-drive holidays.

Day 1: Arrive in London
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Relax and enjoy your first evening in the UK’s wonderful capital city. You will be spoilt for choice for dinner tonight. London has an incredible restaurant scene with choices from every cuisine in the world and more than 50 Michelin starred restaurants. Wander the city, find your bearings and drink in the energetic atmosphere.
Overnight – London

Day 2: London Sightseeing
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Today we would recommend getting acquainted with the city on a hop-on, hop-off tour of the main attractions. You could choose to alight at the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament or Trafalgar Square and many more attractions besides. For those who prefer to go on foot, a historic walking tour is another excellent choice. 

In the evening you could book tickets to a show in London’s spectacular West End for an unforgettable night of entertainment.
Overnight – London

Day 3: London Sightseeing
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For a more extensive view of this renowned capital, why not take a cruise along the River Thames, a circuit on the London Eye or a trip up the dizzying heights of the Shard, to enjoy stunning views of London’s well-known skyline. St Paul’s Cathedral and Buckingham Palace are two more must-see attractions in an endless list of possibilities. 

If you would prefer to head inside, book in for a delicious afternoon tea at one of London’s luxurious hotels.
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Day 4: London Sightseeing
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Delve further into British culture today with a visit to one of the city’s museums or art galleries. You are spoilt for choice with the British Museum, V&A, Natural History Museum, Tate Britain and Tate Modern all on your doorstep.

Take a wander along the banks of the River Thames and stop in at a historic pub, or head into one of the London Parks to bask in nature and enjoy some fresh air.
Overnight – London

Day 5: Depart London
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Before departing today you could head for a spot of retail therapy on Oxford Street, the world’s biggest high street. Covent Garden is another excellent spot for browsing and nearby, the seven streets of Seven Dials connect Covent Garden and Soho through an array of life-style shops and independent eateries. 

After a final morning exploring, you will depart London as your escape draws to an end.

What's Included?

Your holiday includes:

  • Carefully selected en-suite accommodation for 4 nights including traditional English breakfast
  • Comprehensive information pack and local visitor guidebooks
  • London Pass which includes a hop-on-hop-off bus tour and free entry to the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral and over 80 other attractions
  • Personalised itinerary with our recommendations for the best places to eat and drink and sightseeing suggestions
  • 24-hour emergency contact number
  • Full financial protection

Your holiday doesn't include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Lunches and evening meals

Accommodation & Prices

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Standard & Budget Standard & Budget

We know that after a busy day of sightseeing an exceptional place to stay makes all the difference. That’s why all of the accommodation we select is hand-picked using our first-hand knowledge of the best places to stay.

Our discerning team has a wealth of experience, and we extensively research and regularly review all of the accommodation we select for our clients.

Please choose from one of our accommodation categories below. If you wish to combine these categories or perhaps upgrade for a special occasion let us know in your enquiry.

Category
Accommodation type
Price per person
Premium
Boutique Guest Houses and 4* Hotels
From £1300

Our Premium category includes a unique collection of luxurious and stylish boutique Guest Houses and small 4* Hotels. These are wonderfully charming and intimate and run with great flair by their owners.

It also comprises larger 4* Hotels selected for their high standard of accommodation, exceptional service, and great location. These range from traditional luxury to contemporary Hotels.

Standard
4* Guest Houses and 3* Hotels
From £685

A collection of quality 4* Guest Houses and 3* Hotels often located in beautiful locations which provide an excellent standard of accommodation.

Tastefully decorated and furnished, these properties are generally owned and operated by locals who have a genuine passion for their region which they are keen to share with you. Their warm hospitality is sure to be a highlight of your experience.

Budget
3* B&Bs and Guest Houses
From £660

A collection of 3* B&Bs and Guest Houses offering comfortable accommodation close to local attractions. Your accommodation is great for the little personal touches.

A chat with your warm and friendly hosts and fellow guests over breakfast will arm you with local knowledge and tips for the day ahead.

Special Places to Stay
Exceptional Hotels and luxury Resorts
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From award-winning luxury Hotels to unique country retreats, all of which offer exceptional accommodation with superb facilities and outstanding service.

These are truly magical places and amongst the best England has to offer. The perfect choice when you would like somewhere really special which can be a treat for the night or for your entire holiday.

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The Best of London

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