See London Museums that you really really want and add something special
You will see London highlights as a first time visitor consider combining two separate vists to The British Museum and the the Victoria and Albert Museums. These are two huge "world class" museums. The extent and size of what they offer are exceptional. The trip will include adding some local London authenticity and "flavour". A pleasant walking tour tacked onto initial highlights with added special "local character" of London. This will be in and around Chelsea and Kensington and use the London Underground and buses with your guide to get to places where many overseas visitors never quite venture. See some spectacular architecture and where the 1960's fashion revolution started in Kings Road.
9. 00 am Meet in your hotel lobby and head off for the start of the day.
9. 00 - 10. 00 am Make our way to The British Museum
10. 00 -12. 00 noon Look at BM exhibits including Parthenon Marbles, Egyptian artefacts including
Rameses 2nd Statue, Mummies, Chinese Gallery, Rosetta Stone (used to decipher the Hieroglyphic symbols), Roman antiquities, Saxon Britain (circa 600AD)
12. 00 - 13. 00 Travel to Kensington and Chelsea
13. 00-14. 00 Lunch Break. Restaurant, Cafe, or Chelsea Gastro Pub
1400-16. 00 Victoria and Albert Museum. See British Galleries, fashion through the centuries, Entertainment and Theatre display, Siver Gallery, Jewellery Gallery, Religious Reliquaries (really old) containers said to have contained saintly remains.
16. 00-18. 00 see more local highlights and then return to client hotel
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Suggested by Guide: Advise the guide of the hotel or accommodation address collect the traveller. This can be arranged on the assumption that this is a central London location
Duration: 9 hours
The climate can be changeable so dressing appropriately is worthwhile, with comfortable footwear for walking.
Walking primarily with the potential use local buses and underground (subway)
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Pounds - It is suggested that a one day travel pass is purchased (approximately £15).This entitles travel on all modes of transport. Some museums are free, but smaller museums may come with an entry fee. You will need some money for food and refreshments along the way or at the end of the tour
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I can arrange car transport if required in a private vehicle.
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Barry was fantastic! Hit all the obvious spots in London the first part of the day so that our new people to London in the group could get a feel for the big stuff. Then we got into the alleyways, parks, and nooks that really took us deeper into London. The stories and the adventure were top notch. We will use Barry again, and I can't recommend him more highly.