Visit Greenwich on a Big Day Out!
Greenwich really is London's 'Jewel in the Crown', and our big day out together will include an historical presentation of one of London's most famous districts, with its many royal and naval connections.
Among the main highlights we shall be taking in those iconic Greenwich landmarks such as the Cutty Sark, the famous Painted Hall at the Royal Naval College, the classical 17th century royal villa the Queen's House, the National Maritime Museum and the Old Royal Observatory and Planetarium.
Our Walk will also take in Greenwich Park, stopping to enjoy the most spectacular viewpoint in the whole of London.
There is so much diversity here, and your Greenwich experience can be adapted to include a leisurely Afternoon Tea at the Orangery or an exhilarating thrill on a guided expedition over the roof of the O2, take the cable car over the River Thames, or even extended to take in a very special evening of wine tasting at a traditional English pub where even a layover can be arranged in the Innkeeper's Lodge.
I shall meet you at your hotel or preferred central London location to drive down to Greenwich in south-east London.
Our Tour starts by taking in the legendary sailing ship 'Cutty Sark', before our historic walking tour which will highlight Henry VIII's Tudor Palace, the grandeur of the Painted Room at the Old Royal Naval College, plus a fascinating insight into local social history in this unique quarter of London.
We shall be in good time to experience the Time Ball drop at the Old Royal Observatory, and then enjoy the most spectacular viewpoint in London in the picturesque Royal Park.
In the afternoon we shall visit the world's largest Maritime Museum as well as a former Royal residence the Queen's House.
This special day has options for Afternoon Tea and perhaps a traditional whitebait supper alongside the River Thames either in Greenwich or at the famous Mayflower pub in Rotherhithe (named after the Pilgrim Fathers) before returning to your hotel (or perhaps you would like to layover in Greenwich)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I shall meet and greet you in the hotel lobby where you are staying - or any preferred pick-up location in Central London.
I shall identify myself by showing you my guiding badges which clearly have my name displayed.
My Transport for London Authority Cab Drivers Licence No 72480 is clearly displayed on the front and rear windscreens of my Licensed London Black Cab.
End location: I shall return you back to your hotel - or any preferred Central London location at the conclusion of your Tour.
Duration: 6 hours
Our vehicle will be a Mercedes Vito London Black Cab (room for up to 6 passengers) - ideal for any journeys outside of London, and is fully air-conditioned, is full wheelchair accesible, has a good size luggage compartment for suitcases or shopping requirements and provides central locking for additional security.
Tour Co-ordination including reservation requests pre-visit.
All transportation costs are inclusive within this Tour, as are parking charges and tolls.
Meet and Greet at your Hotel, or preferred Central London location.
Private Tour with a Certified and Experienced Guide PLUS a Driver which allows me to solely concentrate on the guiding and your basic needs and requirements (working this way also allows for easier access to buildings and monuments).
Public Liability Insurance.
Courtesy on-board refreshments.
Return to your Hotel, or preferred Central London location.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
45 GBP - 30 Meals and Refreshments
15 Cutty Sark and Royal Observatory Joint Ticket
Other options could include:
5 Fan Museum
10 Afternoon Tea
28 Climb the O2
7 Emirates Cable Car
Entrance Fees to any sites that you may wish to visit in any customised Tour arrangements.
Meals and Refreshments.
Most Museums and Art Galleries have free admission - but I will be happy to confirm when I start to put your Tour schedule together.
Gifts and Souvenirs.
I am not a Blue Badge Guide which means that although I can accompany you inside the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey I cannot guide inside these historical monuments.