Dillon Family UK Adventure V2 - Final Information

Thursday 6th June – Thursday 13th June 2024

Number of Travellers: 5
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Overview

A wonderful eight day adventure experiencing the very best of Southern England. From the bright lights of London with its Royal connections, history and incredible shopping experiences to elegant Edwardian splendour in Bath. Enjoy time as a family exploring, relaxing and indulging as you soak up the atmosphere and culture of England, taking treasured memories with you when you leave.

Highlights

  • Visit Harry Potter filming locations and get behind-the-scenes
  • Enjoy a personal family shopping experience
  • Indulge in a quintessentially British treasure chest afternoon tea
  • Learn about the history, culture and traditions of the region from your expert guide

Day by Day

Day 1 - Thursday 6th June - Welcome to London

On arrival at the airport you will be met by a private driver who will transfer you to your city centre hotel. Depending on your arrival time you can choose to relax at the hotel or head out to start exploring this unique city.

Overnight: London | The Soho Hotel
Room Type: Richmond Suite

Day 1 - Flight Details Read More +

Airline: Delta | Flight Number: DL0020
Arrival Airport: London Heathrow (LHR) | Arrival Time: 2:50 pm

Brad, Estelle & Lauren

 

Day 1 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C2408
Pick Up Location: Heathrow Airport, Terminal 3 (LHR) | Pick Up Time: 3:05 pm
Phone: +44 (0)203 327 6600

Your private driver will meet you in the arrivals hall – in front of WHSmith (Blue, Stationary shop) – and have a sign showing your name.

Scarlett & April will make their own way to the Soho Hotel.

Day 1 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Bancome, London | Location: Golden Square
Reservation Time: 6:30 pm | Booking Reference: 6VTUBR35
Phone: +44 (0) 20 3034 0820

Please note that this is a Table Reservation only. Please pay directly.

Your reservation is booked under Brad Dillon.

Cancellation policy: 24 hours notice is required, if the table is not cancelled prior to this time then a £25 per person fee will be charged.

Day 2 - Friday 7th June - Peter Pan and the West End

After a relaxing morning, head to the jaw dropping Shard building, the tallest in the UK. 31 Floors up, experience a magical Peter Pan Afternoon Tea, inspired by his adventures on the island of Neverland, whilst experiencing panoramic views of the London skyline.

Spend the evening in the crowning glory of the West End watching a performance of Six, an uplifting musical comedy about the six wives of Henry the VIII. Bringing to life each Queen’s distinct personality and story, this musical sensation will take you back to times of this fascinating Tudor dynasty.

Overnight: London | The Soho Hotel
Room Type: Richmond Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 2 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C2043
Pick Up Location: The Soho Hotel | Pick Up Time: 12:20 pm
Phone: +44 (0)203 327 6600

Your private transfer driver will meet you at the reception of your hotel to transfer you to The Shard.

Day 2 - Peter Pan Afternoon Tea Read More +

Activity: Peter Pan Afternoon Tea
Aqua Shard:
Start Location: Aqua Shard | Start Time: 1:15 pm
Booking Reference: 8XPBM3AYP table reservation, 3464588 vouchers
Phone: +44 (0)203 011 1256 | Website: https://aquashard.co.uk/peter-pan-afternoon-tea/

Your Afternoon Tea vouchers are in the Important Document section of your Final Information.  Please take these with you to your Afternoon Tea.

Aqua Shard restaurant is located on Level 31 of The Shard building (from St Thomas Street). Please note, there will be security on the entrance to the restaurant performing bag checks.

Please note: Clients to make own way back after afternoon tea.

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Restaurant: Soho Hotel | Location: Refuel
Reservation Time: 6:00 pm | Booking Reference: 33KD7XE4
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7559 3000

Please note that this is a Table Reservation only. Please pay directly.

Your reservation is booked under Brad Dillon.

Cancellation policy: 24h cancellation policy for all bookings of up to 5 guests. Late cancellations or no shows will result in a £20 fee per person.

Day 2 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C2044
Pick Up Location: The Soho Hotel | Pick Up Time: 7:10 pm
Phone: +44 (0)203 327 6600

Your private driver will meet you at the reception of your hotel and take you to the Vaudeville Theatre.

Day 2 - Theatre Show - Six Read More +

Activity: Theatre Show - Six
The Vaudeville Theatre:
Start Location: The Vaudeville Theatre | Start Time: 8:00 pm
Booking Reference: TDXZPPQ
Phone: +44 (0)330 333 4814

Your guide will have your theatre tickets and provide them on the day.

Day 2 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C2045
Pick Up Location: Vaudeville Theatre London | Pick Up Time: 9:30 pm
Phone: +44 (0)203 327 6600

The exact meeting location outside the theatre will be communicated on the day.

Day 3 - Saturday 8th June - Westminster Abbey and RIB Cruise

This morning, you’ll meet your guide to learn about the home of Royal coronations and weddings at arguably the UK’s most famous church, Westminster Abbey. Admire the English architecture and the beauty of the Lady Chapel before exploring the final resting place of monarchs, poets, and statesmen. Guided by your knowledgeable expert, immerse yourself in tales of royalty and intrigue on this unforgettable journey through one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

In the afternoon speed down the river Thames on a spellbinding RIB cruise. Explore iconic locations from the Harry Potter World on this adrenaline fuelled magical journey. Retrace the Order’s broomstick flight and avoid the perilous Death Eaters as you learn about behind-the-scenes and test your knowledge on the famous film franchise history.

Overnight: London | The Soho Hotel
Room Type: Richmond Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Full Day Guided Experience Read More +

Activity: Full Day Guided Experience
Local Expert Guide: Isabel Moore
Start Location: The Soho Hotel | Start Time: 9:10 am
Phone: +44 (0)7786 176 249

Your local expert guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel.

Your guide will have all of the tickets and information that you need for your activities.

Day 3 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: HIDE | Location: 85 Piccadilly
Reservation Time: 7:00 pm
Phone: +442031468666

Booked made by Jacada.

Day 4 - Sunday 9th June - Harry Potter Studios

Today you’ll be whisked to the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio for a Tour. Enter the magical Wizarding World to explore authentic sets, costumes and props from all the Harry Potter films. Step aboard the Hogwarts Express, window shop down Diagon Alley and stop at Professor Sprouts greenhouse to pull out a potted Mandrake! After your extraordinary encounters, your private transfer will take you back to the hotel for the evening.

Overnight: London | The Soho Hotel
Room Type: Richmond Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C2046
Pick Up Location: The Soho Hotel | Pick Up Time: 9:20 am
Phone: +44 (0)203 327 6600

Your private transfer driver will meet you at the reception of your hotel and whisk you off to Warner Bros Studios.

Day 4 - Warner Bros Studio - Entry Read More +

Activity: Warner Bros Studio - Entry
Warner Bros Studio:
Start Location: Warner Bros Studio, London | Start Time: 9:00 am
Booking Reference: 5955633
Phone: +44 (0) 800 640 4550

Your tickets are in the Important Information section of your Final Information.  Please make sure to take these with you on the day.

Day 4 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C2047
Pick Up Location: Warner Bros Studios Taxi Pickup Point | Pick Up Time: 4:00 pm
Phone: +44 (0)203 327 6600

Here is a link to the location of the pick up point where you will meet your driver to return to your hotel –HERE

 

 

Day 4 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Sophie's Soho | Location: Soho, London
Reservation Time: 7:00 pm | Booking Reference: BCN8X3N
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7836 8836

Please note that this is a Table Reservation only. Please pay directly.

Your reservation is booked under Brad Dillon.

Cancellation policy: please let the restaurant know at your earliest convenience if your plans change.

Day 5 - Monday 10th June - Retail Therapy

London’s retail haven will be sure to delight as you spend your day shopping to your hearts content. This morning, meet your expert guide and experience the finest toys in the world at Hamleys. You’ll enter past the magnificent window displays, walk the red carpet and watch the entertainers perform. Have all seven floors to yourself to explore this magical emporium of delights before the doors open to the public.

Afterwards, search the treasures inside Liberties Tudor revival building, the iconic Carnaby Street of Soho and luxuries on Bond Street. Visit the home of bespoke tailoring on Savile Row or explore the historically prominent Harrods and Regent Streets flagships. Return to your hotel with your treasure trove and spend the evening relaxing.

Overnight: London | The Soho Hotel
Room Type: Richmond Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Full Day Guided Explorations Read More +

Activity: Full Day Guided Explorations
Expert Local Guide: Isabel Moore
Start Location: The Soho Hotel | Start Time: 8:30 am
Phone: +44 (0)7786 176 249

Your local expert guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel and will have all of the tickets and information you need for your day’s activities.

Your guide will escort you to Hamley’s (a 10 minute walk), where you will meet your Hamley’s representative and begin your Exclusive experience.

Your Private Hamley’s experience will last around 1 hour.

 

Day 5 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Benihana | Location: Covent Garden, London
Reservation Time: 6:30 pm | Booking Reference: 43JF4Y3Z
Phone: +44 (0)20 7494 2525

Please note that this is a Table Reservation only. Please pay directly.  Your hotel concierge will be able to assist with a local taxi if required.

Your reservation is booked under Brad Dillon.

Cancellation policy: 24 hours notice required.

Day 6 - Tuesday 11th June - Exploring Bath

After breakfast, your private transfer will escort you to your next destination, the Georgian gem of Bath. With your guide, enjoy a wonderful walking tour of the city. As the beautiful Georgian architecture presses honey-yellow against the blue sky, soak in the sights and sounds of a city founded by the Romans for well-being and relaxation. Discover culinary delights, local specialities and gastronomic history of the city as you wind through this World Heritage City.

Overnight: Bath | Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Room Type: Master Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C2048
Pick Up Location: The Soho Hotel | Pick Up Time: 8:00 am
Phone: +44 (0)203 327 6600

Your private transfer driver will meet you at the reception of your hotel.

Drive time from The Soho Hotel to Bath is around 3hrs depending on traffic without stops.

Day 6 - Full Day Guided Explorations Read More +

Activity: Full Day Guided Explorations
Expert Local Guide: Isabel Moore
Start Location: The Royal Crescent Hotel Bath | Start Time: 11:10 am
Phone: +44 (0)7786 176 249

Your local expert guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel in Bath and will have all tickets and information for your day’s activities.

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Restaurant: Montagu's Mews | Location: Bath
Reservation Time: 6:30 pm | Booking Reference: B6GJV3X4
Phone: +44 (0) 1225 823333

Please note that this is a Table Reservation only. Please pay directly.

Your reservation is booked under Brad Dillon.

 

Day 7 - Wednesday 12th June - Roman Baths

This morning, discover Roman life and learn about the fascinating history at the Roman Baths. Walk in the shadows of Romans who once bathed in the Great Bath, chat to the Roman characters and learn about the lives of real people who lived here 2000 years ago.

Spend the afternoon at your leisure, indulge in some shopping, perhaps climb the Bath Abbey steps or watch as the boats cruise down the canals as the sun sets on your final day in England.

Overnight: Bath | Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Room Type: Master Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Full Day Guided Explorations Read More +

Activity: Full Day Guided Explorations
Expert Local Guide: Isabel Moore
Start Location: The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa | Start Time: 9:30 am
Phone: +44 (0) 07786 176 249

Your local expert guide will meet you at the reception of your hotel ready to begin your explorations.  Your guide will have all tickets and information for your day’s activities.

Day 7 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: The Malborough Tavern | Location: Bath
Reservation Time: 6:45 pm | Booking Reference: 180895
Phone: +44 1225 423731

Please note that this is a Table Reservation only. Please pay directly.

Your reservation is under Brad Dillon.

Cancellation policy: No-shows or cancellations less than 1 day in advance may be subject to a charge of £10 per person.

Day 8 - Thursday 13th June - Depart

It’s time to bid farewell to England as your adventure comes to an end. A private transfer will pick you up from your accommodation and take you to the airport to make your onward connections. Saying goodbye for now but taking with you special memories and wonderful stories of your explorations.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Chauffeur Travel Bath
Pick Up Location: The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Phone: +44 (0) 7799 730195

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Day 8 - Flight Details Read More +

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Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 7 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day 4 to Day 7
  • All private airport transfers
  • Private return transfers to Harry Potter Studios
  • Private transfer to Bath
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Peter Pan Afternoon Tea at The Shard
    • Theatre Tickets to Six the Musical
    • Tickets to Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour
    • Entry to Westminster Abbey
    • Private RIB Cruise on the River Thames
    • Private VIP Hamleys experience
    • Private guided tour of Bath
    • Entry into the Roman Baths
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide
Notes Read More
  • Activities are only private if specifically stated

 

Notes On Weather & Flexibility

Weather – June in England can be a very wide range of weather, and very changeable. Suitable clothing and footwear is essential, as well as a flexible attitude. Plans may have to be changed to accommodate Mother Nature, and your guide will have back-up plans that they will discuss with you if required.

 

Useful Contacts

24 hour in-country support (Wilderness England):  +44 (0)1768 721 210, or out with regular office hours +44 (0)7482 170401 (urgent calls only)

Emergency services:  999 or 112

NHS 24 (24 hour free medical advice):  111

 

Tipping Guidelines

For tipping our guides – We don’t generally recommend a set amount as tipping is not expected in the same way that it is in North America. However, similar North American travel companies generally suggest something along the lines of £10-30 per person per day for your guide, which is a wide range to choose from. Generally, we would encourage you to ask yourself what you were expecting from your guide, and then think about how they have exceeded those expectations and choose an amount you are comfortable with.

For local services such as restaurants again tipping is not expected but if you receive great service then 10-15% of the bill is normal.

Luggage Notes

Please note that we expect travellers to bring an average of One Large Holdall or Suitcase and up to Two smaller day-bags or hand-luggage sized pieces. If you expect to bring more than this then please let us know well in advance of arrival so that we can ensure there is capacity for this (additional charges will apply if separate luggage transfers are required).

Important Additional Information Read More
  • England General Info - PDF: View Now
  • Peter Pan Afternoon Tea Voucher - PDF: View Now
  • Warner Bros Studio - Entry Ticket - PDF: View Now
Terms & Conditions Read More

Please see our booking terms here.


Accommodation

The Soho Hotel

Soho Hotel, 4 Richmond Mews | London |
W1D 3DH | England
Phone: +44 (0)20 7559 3000
Web: firmdalehotels.com/hotels/london/the-soho-hotel

Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

16 Royal Crescent | Bath |
BA1 2LS | England
Phone: +44 (0) 1225 823333
Web: royalcrescent.co.uk