Est. 1985

London – Great Gardens and Parks Summer 2019

  • Hyde Park Stables, London

    Hyde Park Stables, London (NCN)
  • The Original Tour in Piccadilly, London

    The Original Tour in Piccadilly, London
  • Pleasure cruise boat on the River Thames, outside County Hall in London

    Pleasure cruise boat on the River Thames, outside County Hall in London
  • Kensington Palace, home to members of the Royal family ©Historic Royal Palaces

    The Royal Kensington Palace ©Historic Royal Palaces / stay at the stafford
  • Tower Bridge © Simon Winnall / London and Partners / visitlondon.com

    Tower Bridge © Simon Winnall - London and Partners
4 day tour (other durations available)
From £265 per person

Includes the chance to explore London’s best parks and gardens.

Make 2019 the year that you visit London! With so much to see and do, there is no better time to experience the sights and sounds of the Capital City.

This tour will help your discover some of London’s best green and open spaces. You will see Hyde Park, Regents Park and Kensington Palace Gardens, and as an independent traveller you are free to spend as much time as you like exploring. Also take the train the short distance out of London to Kew Gardens and Palace (30 minutes) to London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes, vistas and iconic architecture from every stage of the Gardens’ history. The collection of living plants is the largest and most diverse in the world, growing out in the landscape and within our glasshouses and nurseries.

Greatdays has been arranging tours for both groups and individuals to London for over 30 years, so we know the best places to go, and the best sights to see, to really allow you to make the most of your visit.

Our staff are London experts and can suggest how to make the best of your visit, whatever your interest, so whether you are a first time visitor or an expert, a group or an individual, let Greatdays make all your arrangements for a successful trip.


Dates

2019 dates available on request


Suggested itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to London

Transfer from London Heathrow or London Gatwick

Once clear of Immigration and Customs, there’s a transfer from London Heathrow or Gatwick to your chosen hotel in central London.

This evening you are free to take dinner at your leisure and then maybe visit one of the local pubs in the area for a nightcap.

Day 2

Full day London sightseeing tour and River Cruise

Sightseeing tour with river cruise. Hop-on and Hop-off open top bus tour with live guided commentary in English, with digitally recorded commentary in seven other languages. Four tour routes cover over 90 stops showing you the very best of London attractions.

The River Cruise departs from Waterloo Pier (The London Eye) and Westminster Pier (Big Ben & Westminster Abbey). View the sights of London before arriving at Tower Pier where you can visit The Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

Day 3

At leisure, your chance to explore the Gardens of London

Take advantage of the summer weather and enjoy a day outdoors exploring at your own pace some of the great gardens and parks of London. Why not start at Regents Park to the north of the City designed by John Nash, and covers 395 acres and includes Queen Mary’s Gardens which features more than 12,000 roses of 400 varieties, as well as the gloriously restored William Andrews Nesfield’s Avenue Gardens. With excellent sports facilities spanning nearly 100 acres, it includes the largest outdoor sports area in central London. The Park also houses the Open Air Theatre, London Zoo, Primrose Hill, the country’s largest free to access waterfowl collection and 100 species of wild bird.

Then maybe move onto Hyde Park which covers 350 acres and is home to a number of famous landmarks including the Serpentine Lake, Speakers’ Corner and the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain. The Park also offers various recreational activities including open water swimming, boating, cycling, tennis and horse riding, followed by Kensington Gardens.

Every year millions of Londoners and tourists visit Kensington Gardens, one of the capital’s eight Royal Parks. Kensington Palace, the Italian Gardens, Albert Memorial, Peter Pan Statue and the Serpentine Galleries are all located within its 265 acres, planted with formal avenues of magnificent trees and ornamental flower beds.

If you have the energy, take a short train ride from Waterloo Station to Kew Gardens station, with a chance to explore London’s largest UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes, vistas and iconic architecture from every stage of the Gardens’ history. The collection of living plants is the largest and most diverse in the world, growing out in the landscape and within our glasshouses and nurseries.

Day 4

Transfer to London Heathrow or London Gatwick

Or why not extend your stay and really make the most of London’s outside spaces. Please contact us for extra night prices or upgraded hotels.


Featured hotels

We are delighted to offer and recommend the following hotel for these special packages:

Royal National Hotel,  Bloomsbury, London ***

A unique and lively hotel with unparalleled facilities and direct London Underground link with Heathrow Airport. The Royal National offers a variety of drinking and dining options including a pizzeria, carvery, pub, bar and a coffee shop.

Russell Square  (4 min walk)   British Museum  (5 min walk)   Oxford Street  (13 min walk)

The President Hotel, Russell Square ***

A contemporary hotel in a classic Bloomsbury setting many rooms offer views over London’s famous Russell Square. Close to the underground station with a direct link with Heathrow Airport.

Russell Square  (2 min walk)    British Museum  (5 min walk)    Oxford Street  (12 min walk)

Imperial Hotel, Russell Square ***

Offering breath taking views across Russell Square the hotel is within easy walking distance to the British Museum. Well located with Russell Square underground station a 2 minute walk away.

Russell Square  (2 min walk)    British Museum  (5 min walk)   Oxford Street  (12 min walk)


Please note:  Regents Park, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are all free to enter. There is however a charge for Kew Gardens, which is payable on arrival at Kew gardens (not necessary to pre book).

Travel around London is not included, however a 1 day visitor travelcard, will allow you to travel throughout the day on the London underground, buses and trains within the London area, including your travel to Kew.


 Valid from 1st May – 31st October 2019 4 days
 Royal National Hotel  £265.00 per person
 President Hotel  £295.00 per person
 Bedford Hotel  £315.00 per person
 Imperial Hotel  £335.00 per person

Please note that all our prices shown are per person and are nett and non commissionable, and are based on a minimum of two persons travelling together.

Prices at the Royal National & President Hotels include Continental breakfast, prices at the Bedford and Imperial Hotel’s include English breakfast.

There will be supplements applicable for occupancy of a single room – supplements on request.

 

This offer is subject to availability and is validuntil 31st October 2019 (blackout dates may apply) Price is per person based on 2 people sharing a twin/double room. Available for FIT & Groups (minimum 2 persons travelling). Supplement for single occupancy rooms on request. Bookings must be received at least 7 days prior to arrival. Supplements for transfers from / to Gatwick £35per person (minimum 2 persons).

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