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The Lubock Party

Thursday 11th May – Friday 19th May 2023

Number of Travellers: 8
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights


A wonderful eight day adventure exploring the beating heart of London as well as getting off the beaten track to find the hidden gems only known to the locals. Sample food from around the world with a food expert at one of the best markets in the city, enjoy private tours of some of the iconic buildings and see London from a different perspective as you drift along the Thames and glide through the air on the London Eye. With your private guide at your side, you can immerse yourselves in the city and will leave longing to return.


  • Have a private viewing of Shakespeare’s First Folio - published in 1692
  • Follow in the footsteps of the Beatles, including recreating that famous album cover
  • End your trip on a high as you take in a West End Show and post theatre supper

Day by Day

Day 1 - Thursday 11th May - Welcome to London

On arrival into Heathrow you will be met by the VIP team and seamlessly whisked through security and immigration to your waiting cars to transfer you into the heart of the city and your Grade II listed hotel right opposite Kensington Palace. The rest of the day is free to head out to enjoy a walk through the gardens, take a tour of the palace or simply relax at the hotel after your long journey. Tonight you will indulge in a wonderful welcome dinner where you will make a toast to the adventure that awaits you.

Overnight: London | The Milestone Hotel & Residences
Room Type: Deluxe King Room
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 - Friday 12th May - Highlights of London

You will be met at your hotel this morning by your local city guide and will set off to explore the city. Starting off with passing Buckingham Palace where you may see the changing of the guard, the famous ceremony where the Old Guard are replaced by the New Guard marching in from the Barracks accompanied by music. After a fantastic display of pomp and ceremony, it is just a short walk to the houses of parliament and the famous bell of Big Ben, sitting proudly on the bank of the River Thames. This afternoon, you will head across the Westminster bridge and take a ‘Behind the Glass’ tour of the Churchill War Rooms with an expert guide – seeing where Winston sat making some of the biggest decisions of the war. Your day will end with a private pod on the London Eye where you can enjoy some champagne while watching the sun set over the London skyline.

Overnight: London | The Milestone Hotel & Residences
Room Type: Deluxe King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Saturday 13th May - Tasty Treats and the Tower of London

Meet an acclaimed cookery author this morning as you set out to explore Borough Market and wander through the many stalls sampling some of the local delicacies. Hear stories about the area and produce as she takes your taste buds on a tour of London and all of the different foods that make up this incredible city. Feeling full, you can have a free afternoon where you could venture north to explore Spitalfields and Brick Lane or perhaps jump on the tube to the heart of Mayfair and indulge in some retail therapy. A unique experience awaits you tonight as you head to the Tower of London for a private viewing of the Crown Jewels. Hear about the importance of these jewels to the British Monarchy and the role the Tower plays in protecting them while taking time to view the collection with your own personal guide.

Overnight: London | The Milestone Hotel & Residences
Room Type: Deluxe King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Sunday 14th May - Day trip to Windsor

Head out of the city today to Windsor, the home of one of the most beloved homes of the late Queen. Your expert guide will meet you at the station and will bring the castle to life with tales of the late Queen and over 1,000 years of history that has passed through these ancient halls. Then spend time exploring the beautiful castle and St George’s Chapel where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex got married. You can spend some time exploring the pretty town of Windsor and take a wander along the river before returning to the city by train – watching the scenery unfold as you head back to your hotel.

Overnight: London | The Milestone Hotel & Residences
Room Type: Deluxe King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Monday 15th May - Shakespeare’s Globe and Trip on the Thames

One of the most famous of all playwrights is William Shakespeare, who wrote 39 plays and 154 sonnets in the 16th and 17th century including famous works such as Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream. Take a tour today of the replica of the Globe theatre that was built by Shakespeare and his fellow players in 1599 on the banks of the Thames. Head to parts of the theatre that are not normally accessible to the public and listen to the history of this incredible building. From here, you will board your private boat and spend an enjoyable afternoon gliding along the river – seeing all of the famous landmarks from a slightly different perspective before retiring to your hotel in the early evening.

Overnight: London | The Milestone Hotel & Residences
Room Type: Deluxe King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Tuesday 16th May - Hampton Court

It is an early start today as you spend the day exploring the amazing Tudor Court and Gardens. With your private expert guide, take a tour of the Palace before the doors are opened to the public. Learn more about two previous King’s called Charles, view the famous Abraham tapestries which are the most valuable items in the Royal collection after the Crown Jewels and hear stories from Royal Beasts to Coronation Chicken as your guide weaves the tales around the palace while you explore. After a truly immersive experience, the rest of the day will be spent enjoying the gardens, perhaps taking a walk to see the Diana Fountain or simply enjoying the green space after a couple of days in the city.

Overnight: London | The Milestone Hotel & Residences
Room Type: Deluxe King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Wednesday 17th May - Artists, Abbey’s and Afternoon Tea

After a couple of busy days, it is a more leisurely start to the morning with a few free hours to rest, relax or enjoy a short turn around the block should you wish. Once you are all ready, your first stop today will be following in the footsteps of one of the biggest music influencers in the world – The Beatles. With an expert guide, you will cross the iconic zebra crossing, visit Abbey Road and see where some of the music videos were shot. After being immersed in Beatlemania for the past couple of hours, it is time for some tranquil downtime in the cool, calm and impressive Westminster Abbey. Sitting in the Nave, with the light shimmering through the stained glass windows, take a moment to just be in the moment where Royalty were married and buried and British history is etched into the towering stone pillars and smooth flagstone floors. Your final stop today is for afternoon tea where you will be transported to a secret garden in Yorkshire with every bite – a truly decadent experience.

Overnight: London | The Milestone Hotel & Residences
Room Type: Deluxe King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Thursday 18th May - The V&A and the West End

For your final day in the city there is a chance to step back in time with a private tour at the timeless V&A. Set in a breathtaking building in the heart of South Kensington, you will enter a world of creativity and extraordinary collections. From the History of Tea to Eastern Craft and Art – there is something for everyone as you wander through the collections, immersing yourself in this incredible building. For your final night in the ‘Big Smoke’ you will have the best seats in the house to one of the colourful West End Shows before enjoying one final dinner and raising a glass to your London adventure

Overnight: London | The Milestone Hotel & Residences
Room Type: Deluxe King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Friday 19th May - Depart

A private transfer will take you to the airport today where you will be met by the VIP team for a seamless transfer through the airport to your plane. As you lift off into the sky you can sit back and let the memories from your fantastic trip wash over you as you head home.
Meals included: Breakfast

Overnight: London | The Milestone Hotel & Residences, London
Room Type: Deluxe King Room
Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 8 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced guide from Day 1 to Day 8
  • VIP services on arrival and departure at Heathrow airport
  • Private transfers to and from the airport
  • All transport including buses, trains and tubes while in London
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support from the Wilderness Team
  • Gratuities for the main guide, expert guides and driver team
  • Private Highlights of London tour with a local city guide
  • Private pod on the London Eye with champagne
  • Foodie tour with an acclaimed food author
  • Private tour of the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels
  • Entry to Windsor Castle
  • Private tour of Shakespeare’s Globe and viewing of the First Folio
  • Private trip on the River Thames with champagne and canapes
  • Private out of hours tour of Hampton Court Palace
  • Beatles walking tour with a private expert guide
  • Entry to Westminster Abbey
  • A truly decadent afternoon tea at a 5 star London hotel
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
Notes Read More
  • All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • A 15% deposit is required before any accommodation and services will be confirmed
  • This quote is valid for 14 days from the date quoted, after this time pricing may be subject to revision
Arrival & Departure Read More

Your guide will meet you at London Airport TBD at on the first day of your trip.

You will be returned to London Airport TBD at on the final day of your trip.

Pricing Read More

The NET price for this itinerary is 12,400 GBP and is based on 8 clients on a twin-share basis including a £12 per person conservation contribution*

Total NET cost for the trip £ 99,200 GBP

Room Upgrades are available in some locations, subject to availability. Pricing on request.

*This voluntary donation of £12 per person goes towards conservation projects in the locations we operate. If you would like to opt out just let your trip designer know.
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