Christmas Adventure in London – Final Information

The Anderson Family

Tuesday 26th December – Saturday 30th December 2023

Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights


Overview

With a captivating blend of historical charm and wintry ambience, you are sure to be amazed by this incredible City.  From museums, to iconic landmarks to spectacular shows, you will explore London’s rich cultural offerings while experiencing a side of the City that few get to see.

Highlights

  • Explore the highlights of London with insights from experienced guides
  • Enjoy a delectable afternoon tea at an iconic location
  • Delight in one of London's best West End shows

Day by Day

Day 1 - Tuesday 26th December - Welcome to London

On arrival at Heathrow you will be met by your VIP team and whisked seamlessly through the airport checks to your waiting transfer driver.  From here, weave your way through the streets of London to your hotel.  Take a free afternoon to relax before your dinner reservation at 6pm. The evening is free for you to head out for some evening Christmas shopping or admiring the beautiful Christmas lights.

Flight
American Airlines 78 – Dept Dallas DFW at 09:00 pm – Arrives London Heathrow LHR at 12:05 pm

FastTrack Services, Heathrow Airport and Transfer
Contact: 00 44 333 305 8799
The representative will meet you at the step of the plane, where the air bridge meets the terminal. Luggage assistance will be provided. Rep will escort passengers through the priority/fast track immigration line and will co-ordinate with the driver to ensure a seamless transition to your hotel.

Dinner
A table has been booked at 18:30 at the Reading Room & Foyer Restaurant at Claridges, by own arrangement. Please pay directly

Overnight: London | Claridge's Hotel, by own arrangement
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Wednesday 27th December - Culinary tour & Cruise along the Thames

Your host will welcome you this morning and together you will head out in your private vehicle. London is a Smörgåsbord of different cultures and cuisines with eclectic markets being the heart of some communities.  Let your senses take you on a journey through London with an acclaimed foodie writer who will tantalise your tastebuds with different tastes and textures.  Discover the real London through the sights and smells of this incredibly vibrant area.  This afternoon, relax on a tranquil boat trip along London’s famous river, spotting the historic sites that line this iconic route. This evening a babysitter will be provided at the hotel to look after the kids while Nicole & Blake enjoy a relaxing dinner.

YOUR MAIN GUIDE
Guide Name: Jeremy Martin
Mobile: +44 (0) 7717 390 103
Your main TCS guide will be available to you throughout your stay in London. He will meet you at 09:30 this morning in the lobby of your hotel.

Driver Service
Provider:  London Chauffeur Company
Alex Porter – +44 (0) 7500 831 200
Your city driver will be ready at 09:30 from Claridge’s Hotel and will be available throughout the day

Foodie Tour
Provider:  Chubby Fellow Private London Food Tours
Contact:  +44 (0) 7508 000 450
Meeting time:  11:30am

Thames Cruise
Provider:  Thames Limo London
Contact:  +44 (0) 77 0458 2000
Start Time:  14:45

Babysitter
This has been arranged through the hotel and the nanny will come up to your room at 7pm to meet you and the children and get your instructions for the evening regarding bedtime, entertainment and anything else you would like them to do.  The nanny is booked from 7pm – 11pm.  If you would like this time extended please let your host when you meet him this morning.

Dinner 
By own arrangement – 7:30 pm at Great British Restaurant, Duke Hotel. A driver can be arranged directly from the hotel – please speak to the Concierge desk to arrange this

Overnight: London | Claridge's Hotel, by own arrangement
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Thursday 28th December - Highlights Of London & Ride 'The Eye'

Spend a fascinating day with a Private Expert Guide exploring the best of London. As red buses and black cabs trundle around corners, wind your way through the heart of the city, learning about its turbulent history that stretches back over 2000 years. Admire elegant Buckingham Palace and step inside the forbidding walls of the Tower of London, full of traditions and stories.

Enjoy a delicious gastro lunch at a cosy, characterful pub, sitting back and watching the city hustle and bustle beyond the window. End your day in a private pod on the iconic London Eye, enjoying incredible views over this beautiful city as the Christmas lights twinkle around you. Your private driver will then take you back to your hotel to refresh before dinner.

Private Expert Guide 
Name & Contact:  Nursev Gunduz  +44 (0) 7426 845 405
Timings: Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 09:00 am and guide you through London to attractions and booked admissions throughout the day.

Driver Service
Name & Contact:  Alex Porter – +44 (0) 7500 831 200
Your city driver will be ready at 09:00 from Claridge’s Hotel and will be available throughout the day.

Activities are scheduled as follows:
09:00-18:00 – Timings are non-specific for visit to Tower of London and other London attraction within the guided tour of London 
13:00 – Lunch, The Mug House
15:30 – London Eye, Private Pod
20:15 – Emirates Stadium London – Arsenal FC vs West Ham United (self arranged)

Evening Driver Service
Name & Contact:  Alex Porter – +44 (0) 7500 831 200
Collection time: 19:15 from the hotel – this is wait and return service so they will be waiting for you once the game is over to take you back to your hotel

Overnight: London | Claridge's Hotel, by own arrangement
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Friday 29th December - Ice Skating, Afternoon Tea and a show in the West End

Spend the day enjoying some time as a family.  Glide across the glistening ice feeling the wind in your hair, with the sound of laughter and rosy cheeks this truly is a festive and fun experience for the whole family.  This afternoon head to a hidden gem for an enchanting Harry Potter-themed afternoon tea and be transported into the wizarding world as you feast on chocolate frogs, scrumptious treats and savoury bites.

For your final night in London, head to the magic of the West End to enjoy one of the many shows that let you step into a different world and leave you spellbound before heading back to your hotel for one final night.

Driver Service
Name & Contact:  Alex Porter – +44 (0) 7500 831 200
Your city driver will be ready at 09:00 from Claridge’s Hotel and will be available throughout the day

Activities are scheduled as follows:
10:00 – Ice Skating at Somerset House
13:45 – Wizarding afternoon tea at Cutter & Squidge

Dinner
A table has been booked directly by Anna, at 34 Mayfair Restaurant, for 6:00 pm
!!As per our recommendations this table should be moved to at least 17:30 in order to allow enough time to order and eat before needing to leave for the theatre!!

Theatre Transfer
Name & Contact:  Alex Porter – +44 (0) 7500 831 200
Collection time: 6:30pm to transfer you from 34 Mayfair to the Apollo Victoria Theatre in time for your performance.  This is a wait and return service so they will be waiting for you once the performance is over to take you back to your hotel

West End Performance – Wicked
Performance Timings:  The performance is scheduled to start at 19:30 – please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the performance start time.
Location: Apollo Victoria Theatre
Tickets will be given to you via your main guide, Jeremy.  Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable point.  You will also have access to the Ambassador Lounge pre show (this opens at 6pm) and at the interval with drinks and snacks included.

Overnight: London | Claridge's Hotel, by own arrangement
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Saturday 30th December - Depart - Farewell London

Your private driver will transfer you to the train station in time for your onward travel where you will be met by the VIP who will take care of all formalities before you board the train.

Driver Service
Name & Contact:  Alex Porter – +44 (0) 7500 831 200
Your city driver will be ready at 12:00 from Claridge’s Hotel and will take you to St Pancreas

Meet & Assist, St Pancras Station 
Provider: Diamond Air UK
Contact number: TBC – we will pass this to Jeremy as soon as we have it and he can pass it onto the clients
Your rep will meet you at the kerbside when your driver arrives and will assist you through check in and up to the security check at St Pancras for your journey on the Eurostar. They will also keep an eye on the departure time of your train and advise you of any hold ups.

Departure
Eurostar – Train 9032, Coach 15 – Depart St Pancras, 2:31 pm – self arranged

Overnight:
Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • Some meals as indicated in itinerary
  • Services of an experienced host on Days 2, 3 & 4
  • VIP meet and greet on arrival and departure
  • Airport Transfer on Arrival Day
  • Services of Private Driver & Vehicle on Days 2, 3 & 4
  • Transfer to Train Station on Departure Day
  • All guided activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Foodie tour of the foodie spots of London
  • Private boat trip on the River Thames
  • Babysitting services for the kids during dinner on D2
  • Private city guide for a London Highlights tour
    • Including Entry to Tower of London and one other location if required
  • Morning of Ice Skating at Somerset House
  • Harry Potter themed afternoon tea
  • Tickets to a West End Show – choice to be made prior to arrival
  • Tips for drivers, expert guide and host
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24 hour in-country support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
Terms & Conditions Read More

Please see our booking terms here.