This tour will start from your Hotel, as all tours do, and
we shall go directly to Greenwich where the international
dateline is to be found. In an instant and without you knowing,
as you step into the observatory, you will find yourself one
hour behind! From here there is the grand view of the National
Maritime Museum buildings and the water of the Thames slowly
moving towards its estuary.
It is here, just outside the Observatory, that the official
“Yard” measure is exhibited.
We then continue and go down the hill to visit the Cutty Sark,
the world famous ship that used to go around the world and
return with its precious cargo of tea and spices. After a
leisurely stroll, we proceed towards Canary Wharf where the
old Docks used to be. The striking landmark of this area is
the towering Skyscrapers dominating the skyline of this part
of London. Here the HSBC Tower is the tallest building in
London replacing the Post Office Tower’s record, (now
called the BT tower) a few years ago.
Canary Wharf was, before undergoing a radical transformation,
a derelict neighbourhood and probably the worst area of London
in terms of buildings and houses. It took about ten years
of redevelopment from erasing all buildings to the ground
to erecting this magnificent new city within a city, made
of skyscrapers, modern offices, residential dwellings and
of course shops to complement the whole development, including
its own railway station. Don’t miss the Traffic Lights
Tree in the middle of the roundabout!
The tour continues to take you around London’s most
popular tourist spots including The Tower of London, Tower
Bridge, The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square,
Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly, Covent Garden, Marble Arch
and Speakers Corner, The Royal Albert Hall, Hyde Park and
the Serpentine where Lady Diana’s Memorial is now open
to the public, The Natural History and The Science Museums,
Kensington Palace and various other places of interest. At
the end of this tour you will be happy to go back to your
hotel and have a well deserved cup of tea.
Because these are individual tours, (up to 16 persons), the
minibuses used for these is far more versatile than the usual
large and cumbersome coaches, so we can take you to see places
where otherwise many tourists undoubtedly miss out.
One other great advantage is that we can stop anywhere you
choose rather than the pre-arranged, obligatory stops tourists
have to do when in larger groups.
The tour will last approximately 8 and half hours departing
from your Hotel at 09.00 returning to the hotel by 17.30.
Price on application.
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