Summer Adventure in London V6 - Final Information

Michael and Joshua Banner

Sunday 16th June – Saturday 22nd June 2024

Number of Travellers: 2
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

Highlights

  • Explore some of London's most iconic landmarks with an expert guide
  • Head into the idyllic Wiltshire countryside to discover more about some of Englands Neolithic history
  • Absorb the vibrant city life of London as you explore by foot and soak in the culture

Day by Day

Day 1 - Sunday 16th June - Welcome to London - Partially Guided - 3 Hours

On arrival in London, meet your private transfer and be whisked away into the city to your centrally located hotel. An unmissable destination for travellers, the capital city is an international melting pot that brims with culture, history and iconic landmarks. After dropping off your luggage, meet your foodie guide for a short walk to Soho, where the vibrant food scene mirrors the city’s diverse culture. With your guide leading the way, you explore hidden gems and renowned eateries, savouring the aromas of freshly baked pastries, exotic spices, and sizzling street food. Indulge in the rich, buttery goodness of traditional British scones, sample the finest artisanal chocolates, and relish the mouthwatering flavours of international cuisines, all carefully curated by your guide to represent London’s gastronomic diversity. Each bite tells a story, and your guide weaves tales of culinary traditions, local ingredients, and the passionate chefs behind each dish. With taste buds tingling, you navigate through bustling markets and quaint cafes, experiencing the city’s food culture in its truest form. This three-hour adventure not only fills your belly with scrumptious delights but also leaves you with a deeper understanding and appreciation for London’s rich and varied culinary heritage. Meet your driver for a quick trip back to your hotel in the late afternoon. With a well-known and well-deserved reputation for an eclectic and globally diverse food scene, your dinner this evening is sure to be a thoroughly enjoyable affair. Later, draw the curtains on the twinkling lights of the city to enjoy a good night’s sleep ahead of an exciting day of exploring tomorrow.

Overnight: London | Kimpton Fitzroy London
Room Type: Sleeping Room

Day 1 - Flight Details Read More +

Travel Date: June 15, 2024 | Airline: Delta Airlines | Flight Number: DL5923
Departure Airport: John F Kennedy | Departure Time: 9:00 pm
Arrival Airport: London Heathrow | Arrival Time: 9:25 am

Day 1 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Pick Up Location: Heathrow Airport T3 | Pick Up Time: 9:25 am
Phone: +44 (0) 141 883 2111

Your driver will meet you in the terminal arrivals hall, outside WHSmith (blue stationary shop), holding a board with your name, Banner.

Day 1 - Foodie Tour Read More +

Activity: Foodie Tour
Chubby Fellows: George
Start Location: Fitzroy Kimpton Hotel | Start Time: 12:00 pm
Phone: +44 7823 777965

Your private food tour guide from Chubby Fellow will meet you at the hotel reception for your Soho foodie adventure. You’ll be dropped off near the Piccadilly Circus where you will take a private transfer back to the hotel.

Day 1 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C1883
Pick Up Location: Mughouse Pub | Pick Up Time: 3:00 pm
Phone: +44 (0)20 3327 6606

Your private transfer will transport you back to your hotel for late afternoon.

Day 1 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Pastaio | Location: 19 Ganton Street, Carnaby
Reservation Time: 7:30 pm | Booking Reference: BTQ4CYZW
Phone: +44 (0)20 3019 8680 | Website: https://pastaio.co.uk/

Please note that this is a Table Reservation only, booked under Michael Banner. Clients to pay directly.

A driver can be arranged directly from the hotel – please speak to the Concierge desk to arrange this.

Day 2 - Monday 17th June - A Royal Palace, Afternoon Tea and a Mini Adventure - Full Day - Partially Guided 3 Hours

Start the day by meeting your morning transfer to whisk you away to the elegant Kensington Palace, stepping into the grandeur of royal history. Walking through the ornate halls and lush gardens, be captivated by the stories of kings and queens that once graced these grounds. With a sense of regal charm absorb the atmosphere and delights of the palace and leave in awe of the palace’s magnificence. Following your visit, stroll across Hyde Park and make your way to South Kensington to indulge in a private pod afternoon tea experience. Indulge in delectable pastries and sandwiches, making for an enchanting afternoon that perfectly blends your love for Harry Potter with the elegance of London’s culinary scene. With a free afternoon, the city is yours to explore at your leisure. After your scrumptious lunch meet your dapper driver for a tour around London in a traditional Mini Cooper, don your house scarf and visit iconic filming locations as you even through the streets and access streets only a mini cab take! Return to your hotel for a lovely evening in the city.

Overnight: London | Kimpton Fitzroy London
Room Type: Sleeping Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 2 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C443266
Pick Up Location: Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel | Pick Up Time: 9:30 am
Phone: +44 (0) 2033276606

Your private transfer will drop you off at Kensington Palace for your self guided tour.

Day 2 - Kensington Palace Read More +

Activity: Kensington Palace
Start Location: Kensington Palace | Start Time: 10:00 am
Booking Reference: 42403111401
Phone: +44 (0)333 320 6000 | Website: https://www.hrp.org.uk/kensington-palace/#gs.8p6zmg

Please see tickets for Kensington Palace entry attached.

Day 2 - Afternoon Tea Details Read More +

Restaurant: London Secret Garden | Location: 100 Cromwell Road, London
Reservation Time: 12:30 pm | Booking Reference: 22070
Phone: +44 (0) 204 559 1745 | Website: https://www.londonsecretgarden.co.uk/

Clients to make own way from Kensington Palace to London Secret Garden (16 minute walk)

2x Classic afternoon tea’s have been pre-paid for the clients

Day 2 - Mini Cooper Tour Read More +

Activity: Mini Cooper Tour
Start Location: London Secret Garden | Start Time: 2:00 pm | Approx Duration: 3 hrs

Booking Reference: 1533-9887
Phone: +44 (0)2078396737

Enjoy a magical Harry Potter themed tour of London in a Mini Cooper.  Your driver will meet you after your afternoon tea at the London Secret Garden and will drop you off at your hotel at the end of the experience.

Day 2 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Sheba | Location: Brick Lane
Reservation Time: 7:30 pm
Phone: +44 (0)207 247 7824 | Website: https://www.shebabricklane.com/

Please note that this is a Table Reservation only, booked under Michael Banner.  Clients to pay directly.

Day 3 - Tuesday 18th June - Historic London - Full Day - Guided - 8 Hours

The morning sun casts a warm glow upon the iconic Tower of London, your first stop of the day where you will meet your local guide. Steeped in history, this ancient fortress whispers tales of royalty, intrigue, and ancient artefacts. Marvel at the grandeur of the White Tower and the medieval architecture that surrounds you. Next, you find yourself in the hallowed halls of Westminster Abbey, where every corner resonates with centuries of British history. The solemn beauty of this place will leave you in awe, as you explore the final resting place of kings, queens, poets, and statesmen. After a delightful lunch at a nearby charming cafe, venture towards the breathtaking London Eye as the afternoon unfolds. Board one of its capsules and prepare for a panoramic view of the city. The River Thames, the distant skyline, and the bustling life below all come into view, painting a vivid picture of London’s vibrancy. With every rotation, the city unveils its charm, leaving you with memories to cherish from your trip to London.

Your private driver will be available to whisk you between locations if the weather changes.

Overnight: London | Kimpton Fitzroy London
Room Type: Sleeping Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C443267
Pick Up Location: Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel | Pick Up Time: 9:00 am
Phone: +44 (0)2033276606

Your private transfer will take you with your Blue Badge Guide, Helena, to the Tower of London

Day 3 - Guide Details - Helena McColl Read More +

Name: Helena McColl
Contact Number: +44(0)7786521207
Meeting Place: Tower Hill Memorial | Meeting Time: 9:00 am

Helena will meet you in the hotel lobby and will be your local expert guide today for your adventure to the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye.

Your guide will have all of the tickets and information you need for the day.

Day 3 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: KOL | Location: 9 Seymour Street
Reservation Time: 6:15 pm
Phone: +44 (0) 20 3829 6888 | Website: https://kolrestaurant.com/

Please note this table has been reserved by the clients.

Please note: the hotel have been advised of the timings for the clients today and the hotel concierge will arrange this taxi for them on the day – it has not been pre-booked.

Day 4 - Wednesday 19th June - The Standing stones of Wiltshire - Full Day - Guided - 8 Hours

Leave the bustling city of London to the picturesque landscapes of Wiltshire for a day filled with ancient wonders. Your adventure begins with a scenic drive to the mystical Stonehenge, where you’ll marvel at the colossal stone circles that have stood for centuries, shrouded in mystery and history. Continue your exploration to Avebury Stones and stop for a delightful lunch in a local pub along the way. Avebury, an enchanting site where ancient stones are nestled within a charming village. As you wander through these awe-inspiring megalithic monuments, you’ll find yourself transported back in time with your local guide. After a day of discovery, bask in the sense of wonder and knowledge you’ve gained before heading back to the vibrant city of London, cherishing the memories of this extraordinary day trip.

Overnight: London | Kimpton Fitzroy London
Room Type: Sleeping Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Pink Berry Cars
Booking Reference: C1885
Pick Up Location: Kimpton Fitzroy | Pick Up Time: 9:00 am
Phone: +44 (0)20 3327 6606

The Chauffeur will stay with you all day and although times have been given, will be on standby for full flexibility. You will visit Stonehenge, Avebury Stones and return to your hotel for the evening.

Day 4 - Stonehenge Read More +

Day 4 - Guide Details - Graham Horne Read More +

Name: Graham Horne
Contact Number: +44 (0)7827 715353
Meeting Place: Avebury Stones | Meeting Time: 2:15 pm

Graham will join you for a guided tour of Avebury Stones before you return to London for the evening.

Day 4 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Hawksmoor Seven Dials | Location: 11 Langley Street, London
Reservation Time: 8:30 pm | Booking Reference: #2110547231
Phone: +44 (0)20 7420 9390 | Website: https://thehawksmoor.com/locations/seven-dials/

Please note that this is a Table Reservation only, booked under Michael Banner.  Clients to pay directly.

Day 5 - Thursday 20th June - London Lifestyle Tour and Free Afternoon - Partially Guided - 4 Hours

Start your day with a delightful breakfast, sipping on freshly brewed coffee before meeting a local expert who knows the city’s pulse inside out. Your adventure begins in the heart of Soho, where the lively atmosphere and eclectic mix of people set the perfect tone for your day. Dive into the world of mixology as you visit some of the trendiest bars in the area, sipping on expertly crafted cocktails and soaking in the bohemian ambience. Allow your guide to introduce you to hidden gems, where the city’s creative energy truly comes to life. After indulging in Soho’s charm, venture towards Kensington, a neighbourhood synonymous with elegance and sophistication. Here, you’ll explore chic cocktail bars nestled among upscale boutiques. Enjoy the refined flavours of artisanal drinks and engage in lively conversations about life in the city. With your guide leading the way, you’ll not only taste the essence of London but also gain insight into the city’s social fabric, making your experience both delightful and culturally enriching. Cheers to a day filled with exquisite drinks, fascinating stories, and the allure of London’s diverse lifestyle! Return to your hotel for an evening at the West End to catch one of their fabulous London shows, Les Mis, Lion King or perhaps Mathilda.

Overnight: London | Kimpton Fitzroy London
Room Type: Sleeping Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Guide Details - Helena McColl Read More +

Name: Helena McColl
Contact Number: +447786521207
Meeting Place: The Kimpton Fitzroy | Meeting Time: 10:00 am

Your local expert guide Helena will meet you at the hotel reception. This morning, enjoy a half day Soho Coffee and Cocktails tour.

Day 5 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Sophie's Steakhouse
Reservation Time: 5:30 pm
Phone: +44 (0)20 7836 8836 | Website: https://www.sophiessteakhouse.com/soho-home/

Table booked by clients

Day 5 - Phantom of the Opera Read More +

Activity: Phantom of the Opera
Start Location: His Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket | Start Time: 7:30 pm
Booking Reference: AKY47677
Phone: +44 (0)20 3925 2998 | Website: https://lwtheatres.co.uk/theatres/his-majestys/

Clients to make on way. It is advised to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. Late comers will be admitted at an appropriate time during the show.

Your tickets are attached, please take these with you on the day.

Day 6 - Friday 21st June - The Eras Tour

As you step onto the bustling streets of London, your senses will awaken to the vibrant energy of the city. With your day free before the Eras Concert this evening head to Covent Garden or Portobello Road to wander through colourful markets where artisans peddle their wares, filling the air with the scent of exotic spices and freshly brewed coffee. Returning to your hotel mid-afternoon, take some time to relax before your eventful evening.  Dressed in anticipation, start your journey to Wembley Stadium for Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour. As anticipation builds, sharing stories of past concerts and dreams of the evening ahead arrive at the venue where palpable energy, a harmonious blend of excitement and music fills the air. The concert, a dazzling display of talent and creativity will fill your night.

Free day for clients 

Overnight: London | The Kimpton Fitzroy
Room Type: Sleeping Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: The White Horse | Location: Wembley Park
Reservation Time: 4:00 pm | Booking Reference: 1533-9887
Phone: +44 (0)20 8237 8037 | Website: https://www.whitehorsewembley.co.uk/

Please note that this is a Table Reservation only, booked under Michael Banner.  Clients to pay directly.

Day 7 - Saturday 22nd June - Onwards Travel

Waking on your final day in London, enjoy a splendid breakfast before heading to your departure airport ready for your onward travel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Flight Details Read More +

Travel Date: June 22, 2024 | Airline: Delta Airlines | Flight Number: DL5922
Departure Airport: London Heathrow | Departure Time: 4:20 pm
Arrival Airport: John F Kennedy | Arrival Time: 7:25 pm

Please note: clients making their own way to Heathrow Airport

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 7
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable UK-qualified guide on guided days. Day 3, 4 & 5.
  • Ground transportation on Days 3, 4, 5
  • Private transfer from the Airport to the Hotel
  • Private Foodie tour of Soho on D1
  • Private Harry Potter-themed tour of London in a traditional Mini Cooper
  • Entry to Kensington Palace
  • Afternoon Tea – Harry Potter Themed
  • Entry to the Tower of London
  • Entry to Westminster Abbey
  • Entry to Stonehenge
  • Entry to Avenbury Stones
  • Flexi Fast Pass onto London Eye
  • West-End Theatre show – Phantom of the Opera
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • Snacks throughout the trip
  • Map and trip dossier
  • 24 hour in-country support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
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)748 217 0401 (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
  • Kensington Palace Tickets - PDF: View Now
  • Stonehenge Tickets - PDF: View Now
  • Phantom of the Opera Tickets - PDF: View Now
  • Phantom of the Opera Tickets - PDF: View Now
Terms & Conditions Read More

Please see our booking terms here.


Accommodation

Kimpton Fitzroy London

1-8 Russell Square, Bloomsbury | London |
WC1B 5BE | England
Phone: +44 (0)20 7123 5000
Web: kimptonfitzroylondon.com