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Discover London & South East England In Three Days
London has something for everyone – from world-class heritage sites to the finest shopping hotspots – and just a short train ride away, your group can experience the authentic British countryside, enjoy a day at the beach or visit an ancient Norman castle. Discover London and the beautiful South East of England with our three-day itinerary.
Start your trip at the Tower of London – London’s most notorious prison and home to the precious Crown Jewels. Join an iconic Beefeater on a tour and hear their bloody tales, learn the legend of the Tower’s ravens, storm the battlements and get to grips with swords and armour. Walk past Tower Bridge on your way to lunch at London’s most renowned food market, Borough Market, with more than 100 gourmet food stalls and stands.
After lunch, head to Tower Pier and jump aboard one of the many City Cruises’ boats that operate along the river – this is one of the best ways of exploring the Thames and the city. Head west towards Westminster Pier to enjoy sights such as Tate Modern, The Coca-Cola London Eye, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament. For dinner, enjoy modern Indian cuisine in an unusual setting at the Cinnamon Club, situated inside the Old Westminster Library.
The next day, why not start with a relaxing walk along Kensington Gardens? This Royal Park is home to Kensington Palace; a stunning 18th century building that serves as residence to the Royal Family. For lunch head to Babylon, a fantastic seasonal restaurant just a few minutes’ walk away. In the afternoon, jump on the tube and get off at London Waterloo station, where you’ll catch a direct train to Guildford in Surrey.
In under 30 minutes you’ll be walking along the cobbled High Street of Guildford, shopping and taking in the museums, castle and cathedral, all set against the stunning backdrop of rolling hills. Located in the heart of the town, Steak & Lobster Guildford is a fun and modern restaurant, which is perfect for an informal dinner.
The city of Portsmouth is just over an hour by rail from Guildford. Portsmouth has miles of sea views and centuries of history. Located on the South Coast of England, it is an island city totally surrounded by water. Ascend 170-metres to the top of Spinnaker Tower and enjoy a panoramic view of the harbour, the naval port and the Isle of Wight.
With over 800 years of naval history, Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard is also a must-see. Enjoy an unrivalled mix of 90 premium outlet stores and 30 restaurants and bars at Gunwharf Quays – a key premium outlet shopping destination on the South Coast.
Finish off your three-day break with a traditional British meal at The Old Customs, a protected ancient monument that has now turned into a restaurant. The Old Customs House offers a fantastic selection of traditional British culinary delights such as beer battered fish and chips, homemade steak, ale and mushroom pie and traditional local sausages with mashed potato.
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