A chance to discover some of London’s less well known attractions as we explore the areas around East and South London, with visits to the fascinating Thames Barrier, one of the largest moving flood barriers in the world, the Imperial War Museum and Eltham Palace and Gardens, a former Royal Palace where Henry VIII grew up. We also spend time in Greenwich, home to the Cutty Sark and National Maritime Museum.
Thursday: We travel down to London with a stop for lunch on the way.
Friday: After breakfast we head for the Thames Barrier, where we learn about the unique structure which stops central London flooding during tidal surges. Later we travel on to Greenwich, where we have free time to explore at leisure.
Saturday: Today’s excursion takes us along the Old Kent Road to Southwark and Lambeth, where the Imperial War Museum London is located. There will be plenty of time to visit the museum which reveals stories of conflict from the First World War to the present day.
Sunday:We head south to Eltham Palace and Gardens, which has been restored in 1930’s Art Deco style after falling out of favour as a Royal Palace. Spend time in the beautiful gardens before we return to the hotel.
Monday: After breakfast we begin the homeward journey.
Located in fashionable Blackheath Village, the Clarendon Hotel is one of the finest Georgian hotels in London. With views over parkland towards Greenwich and well regarded restaurants, the hotel is the perfect base for
this tour. The en-suite bedrooms have TV, tea/coffee making facilities and a hairdryer.
Admissions to the Thames Barrier Visitor Centre and Eltham Palace and Gardens are included