V2 - Hickey Family London Explorations - Final Information

Saturday 6th July – Tuesday 9th July 2024

Number of Travellers: 4
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights

Highlights

  • Spend the day following in the boy wizards footsteps in magical world of Harry Potter
  • See London from a different angle as you whizz through the streets in a mini cooper
  • Take a tour of the fabled Chelsea football ground

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 6th July - Welcome to London

On arrival at Heathrow, your private transfer driver will be waiting to whisk you into the heart of the city and your centrally located hotel.  However, first there is a quick detour to be made to the hallowed turf of Chelsea Football Club.  Enjoy a tour of the dressing rooms, pitch-side  and the press room along with the museum before continuing on to your hotel where you can rest your head after a busy travel day.

Overnight: London | Firmdale Charlotte Street
Room Type: Two bedroom Suite
Meals Included: None

Day 1 - Flight Details Read More +

Airline: Delta | Flight Number: VS4012
Departure Airport: BOS Arrival Airport: LHR | Arrival Time: 07:05

Day 1 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Littles Chauffeur Hire
Booking Reference: 0016175294321
Pick Up Location: Heathrow Airport, Terminal 3 | Pick Up Time: 07:25
Phone: +44 (0) 141 883 2111

Your prirvate transfer driver will meet you in terminal 3 Arrivals and have a sign showing your name.

Transfer Company system will send contact details for the chauffeur as an SMS 30 minutes prior to the reservation taking place, to the mobile number for the travelling passenger. If the client is unable to locate our chauffeur, they must call the mobile number provided, or call the Little’s Office on +44 (0)141 883 2111, which operates 24/7.

Day 1 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Littles Chauffeur Hire
Booking Reference: 0016175294321
Pick Up Location: Charlotte Street Hotel | Pick Up Time: 10:30
Phone: +44 (0) 141 883 2111

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

Your driver will take you to Chelsea Football Club (as close as possible to the ticket office), wait 90 mins and return you to your hotel.  They will let you know where they will pick you up for the return transfer.

Transfer Company system will send contact details for the chauffeur as an SMS 30 minutes prior to the reservation taking place, to the mobile number for the travelling passenger. If the client is unable to locate our chauffeur, they must call the mobile number provided, or call the Little’s Office on +44 (0)141 883 2111, which operates 24/7.

Day 1 - Stadium Tour & Museum Read More +

Activity: Stadium Tour & Museum
Chelsea FC:
Start Location: Tour Ticket Desk | Start Time: 11:20
Booking Reference: 324595
Phone: +44 (0)371 811 955

Your confirmation is attached to the important documents in your final information, please have this with you on the day.

The tour starts at the Tour Ticket Desk, in the Tour & Museum entrance.  Rear of the site adjacent to the Matthew Harding Stand (Stamford Bridge Stadium, Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS).

Day 2 - Sunday 7th July - The Magical World of Harry Potter

Spend the day following in the footsteps of Harry Potter as you embark on a wonderful adventure to the Warner Bros studios.  Try your hand at flying a broomstick, cast some magic spells and see the incredible sets and costumes that made this story about a boy wizard one of the most successful film franchises of all time.

Overnight: London | Firmdale Charlotte Street
Room Type: Two Bedroom Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 2 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Golden Tours London
Booking Reference: NYEXTRJ9
Pick Up Location: Charlotte Street Hotel | Pick Up Time: 09:30
Phone: +44 (0)207 630 2028

Your private transfer driver will meet you at the in the parking area of your hotel (or in the hotel reception if possible)

Your driver will call you on your mobile number on the day of the pick up. If the driver cannot be located, please call the contact number.

Your driver will arrange to meet you at the same location you are dropped off after your experience.

Day 2 - Warner Bros Studio Tour Read More +

Activity: Warner Bros Studio Tour
Warner Bros Studio:
Start Location: Entrance to the Studio | Start Time: 11:00
Booking Reference: RA9KSK1H
Phone: +44 (0)207 630 2028

This element is self-guided

Your Golden Tours Voucher & Tickets are attached to the important documents section of your Final Information, please take these with you on the day.

Day 2 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Golden Tours London
Booking Reference: NYEXTRJ9
Pick Up Location: Entrance, same as drop off location | Pick Up Time: 15:30
Phone: +44 (0)207 630 2028

Your private transfer driver will meet you at the entrance of the studios, the same location where you were dropped off.

 

Day 2 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Hawksmoor, Seven Dials | Location: 11 Langley St, London WC2H 9JG
| Booking Reference: 2110557909
Phone: +44 (0)20 7420 9390 | Website: https://thehawksmoor.com/

Table reservation for clients booked under Andrew Hickey

Clients to pay

Cancellation policy: We have a 15 minute grace period. Please call us if you are running later than 15 minutes after your booked time.

We require 48hrs notice for cancellations – if you cancel within 48hrs of your reservation, we charge a fee of £25 per head.

Day 3 - Monday 8th July - Exploring the Capital

After breakfast, head out to explore the city.  Step into a classic mini cooper with your true born and bred tour guide who will whisk you through the city and point out sights only known to the locals.  Negotiate the famous traffic jams of London with ease as you pass Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and perhaps stop to watch the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace – with all the pomp and pageantry that is associated with the British Royal Family.  After a whistle stop tour of the Highlights of London, the rest of the day will free for you to explore at your own pace, perhaps indulge in some retail therapy or pop into one of the many museums to step back in time.

Tonight you will end your trip to London with a private pod on the London Eye – watching the sun set over the city and the places you have been visiting.  A great way to end the trip.

Overnight: London | Firmdale Charlotte Street
Room Type: Two Bedroom Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Mini Cooper tour of London Read More +

Activity: Mini Cooper tour of London
Small Car Big City:
Start Location: The Phoenix (Public House), 14 Palace St, London SW1E 5JA | Start Time: 12:00 | Approx Duration: 2 hrs

Phone: +44 2078 396 737

Your dapper drivers will meet you at The Phoenix (Public House) – there will be 2 Mini Coopers

The Phoenix is a short 5 minute walk from Buckingham Palace

Your Mini Cooper tour will finish back at your hotel.

Day 3 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Littles Chauffeur Hire
Booking Reference: 0016175294321
Pick Up Location: Charlotte Street Hotel | Pick Up Time: 17:15
Phone: +44 (0) 141 883 2111

Your private driver will meet you at the reception of your hotel ready to whisk you to your dinner reservation.

Transfer Company system will send contact details for the chauffeur as an SMS 30 minutes prior to the reservation taking place, to the mobile number for the travelling passenger. If the client is unable to locate our chauffeur, they must call the mobile number provided, or call the Little’s Office on +44 (0)141 883 2111, which operates 24/7.

 

Day 3 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: J. Sheekey | Location: 28-32 St Martin's Ct, London WC2N 4AL
Reservation Time: 17:30 | Booking Reference: n/a
Phone: +44 (0)20 7240 2565 | Website: https://j-sheekey.co.uk/

This is a table reservation booked under Andrew Hickey

Clients to pay

Cancellation policy: We require a minimum of 24 hours notice to cancel.Should you not arrive for your reservation a cancellation charge of £25.00 per person will be charged to the credit/debit card provided.

Day 3 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Little's Chauffeur Hire
Pick Up Location: J Sheekey Restaurant | Pick Up Time: 19:30
Phone: +44 (0) 141 883 2111

Your private transfer driver will meet you at the restaurant and whisk you to the London Eye.

Transfer Company system will send contact details for the chauffeur as an SMS 30 minutes prior to the reservation taking place, to the mobile number for the travelling passenger. If the client is unable to locate our chauffeur, they must call the mobile number provided, or call the Little’s Office on +44 (0)141 883 2111, which operates 24/7.

Day 3 - Private Pod Experience Read More +

Activity: Private Pod Experience
London Eye:
Start Location: London Eye Admissions Desk | Start Time: 20:15
Booking Reference: 577245342
Phone: +44 (0)20 7967 8021

Your ticket to your private pod is in the Important Information section of your Final Information.  Please have this with you on the day.

When you arrive at The London Eye, please make yourself known to the admissions desk (opposite the London Eye when you are walking towards it).  You will be escorted to a waiting lounge and be collected when your pod is ready.

Your experience will last around 30 minutes.

Day 3 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Littles Chauffeur Hire
Booking Reference: 0016175294321
Pick Up Location: London Eye Taxi Rank | Pick Up Time: 21:00
Phone: +44 (0) 141 883 2111

Your private transfer driver will meet you at the London Eye taxi rank and take you back to your hotel.

Transfer Company system will send contact details for the chauffeur as an SMS 30 minutes prior to the reservation taking place, to the mobile number for the travelling passenger. If the client is unable to locate our chauffeur, they must call the mobile number provided, or call the Little’s Office on +44 (0)141 883 2111, which operates 24/7.

Day 4 - Tuesday 9th July - Depart

A private transfer will take you to the airport today in time for your onward connection to Paris – taking with you a small part of the big city in your heart and a longing to return.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: Littles Chauffeur Hire
Booking Reference: 0016175294321
Pick Up Location: Charlotte Street Hotel | Pick Up Time: 05:00
Phone: +44 (0) 141 883 2111

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

Transfer Company system will send contact details for the chauffeur as an SMS 30 minutes prior to the reservation taking place, to the mobile number for the travelling passenger. If the client is unable to locate our chauffeur, they must call the mobile number provided, or call the Little’s Office on +44 (0)141 883 2111, which operates 24/7.

Day 4 - Flight Details Read More +

Travel Date: July 9, 2024 | Airline: LH | Flight Number: 2471
Departure Airport: London Heathrow (Terminal 2) | Departure Time: 09:00

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 4
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Private transfer from the airport to the hotel on Day 1 via Chelsea Football Club
  • Private transfer to the airport on Day 4
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Stadium and Museum tour of Chelsea Football Club (not private)
  • Entry tickets to the Harry Potter Studio tour including return transportation from Kings Cross
  • Private mini cooper tour of the Highlights of London (2 mini’s travelling in convoy)
  • Private pod on the London Eye
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24 hour in-country support from the on ground operators
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 – July 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

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 Contact Numbers Read More
Wilderness England Office | 9:00am – 5:30pm

UK: +44 (0)1768 721 210
US: 833 574 0690


Out of Office Hours | 5:30pm – 9:00am

+44 (0)7482 170 401


Emergency Services

999

Important Additional Information Read More
  • England General Info General Info - PDF: View Now
  • Chelsea FC - Stadium Tour & Museum - PDF: View Now
  • Golden Tours - Voucher - PDF: View Now
  • Golden Tours - Ticket - PDF: View Now
  • London Eye - Private Pod - PDF: View Now
Terms & Conditions Read More

Please see our booking terms here.


Accommodation

Firmdale Charlotte Street

15-17 Charlotte Street | London |
WIT IRJ | England
Phone: +44 (0)20 7806 2000
Web: firmdalehotels.com/hotels/london/charlotte-street-hotel