Eltham Palace – The Art Deco Jewel In London’s Crown – private tour

Join us on a private tour to the beautiful and entirely unique Eltham Palace. For centuries a Royal Palace sat atop of a hill overlook beautiful countryside and more latterly in the leafy London suburbs. There is nowhere else quite like Eltham Palace where the Medieval meets the Art Deco.

Join us on a private tour to the beautiful and entirely unique Eltham Palace. For centuries a Royal Palace sat atop of a hill overlook beautiful countryside and more latterly in the leafy London suburbs.

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There is nowhere else quite like Eltham Palace. Situated in SE London, it is a unique marriage between a medieval and Tudor palace and a 1930s millionaire’s mansion. From the 14th to the 16th century it was an important royal palace, where monarchs often stayed and hunted in the surrounding parks.

Much of Eltham Palace fell into disuse and large sections of it had to be taken down but happily the Great Hall remains and it is one of the finest in the country, up with that at Westminster Palace and Hampton Court Palace.

What really makes Eltham Palace unique however is that after centuries of neglect, Eltham was leased to Stephen and Virginia Courtauld in 1933 and they spent £20 million on building a state of the art home here that incorporated the Great Hall with their magnificent Art-Deco creation. The result was a masterpiece of 20th-century design.

Finally, Eltham surrounded by beautiful gardens, a wonderful moat and ancient brick bridge which anywhere else would be a tourist destination in its own right.

The tour will end with us returning by car back to our starting point.

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Private Tour: Alternative and Eclectic East London Walking Tour with a Local Guide: including a tour to Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market

Get up to speed on one of London’s hottest areas, East London, on this 4-hour walking tour with private, local guide. You’ll see how Shoreditch and Hoxton have transformed from working class areas to creative hubs, explore Brick Lane and Spitalfields Market, and much, much more. Your guide will tailor the precise details of the tour to suit your personal interests, whether that’s art, fashion, design, or food, and include any particular sights you want to see.

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Highlights
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Get inside tips from a local
Led by a local guide
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Private guide for a more personalized experience
As this is a personalized tour, you can start any time between 9am and 3pm. You’ll meet your guide at Spitalfields Market – arrive an hour or so early to give yourself time to explore the maze of funky stores and eateries at your own pace. Over coffee at a cafe that locals know for the best java in town, plan out your tour – or choose to follow this recommended itinerary.

After meeting your guide and getting to know them, head to Brick Lane, one of East London’s most diverse destinations, at 1:30pm. Explore vintage stores, vinyl shops, event spaces, bakeries, and more, all the while inhaling the delicious scent of the East End’s national dish: curry.

At 3pm, your guide will recommend a great local restaurant for an Indian lunch (own expense). Next, stroll down the road to Shoreditch to explore a pop-up mall in shipping containers, where artists and creative designers exhibit and sell their work in bespoke spaces. The two-storey container set-up is also home to restaurants, bars, and terraces, where you can eat, drink, and look out over the East End.

Finally, walk to Old Street and explore the Old Street and Hoxton areas, known for their vibrant nightlife. Wander down side streets to view some great street art and uncover hidden gems such as a motorcycle café nestled within the fabric of the community. This version of the tour would end at Old Street tube station around 5pm.

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Private Arrival Transfer from Heathrow Airport to Central London: wide range of vehicles available including 8 seater Minivans

Arrive to London with our private transfer service. A driver will meet and greet you in the the arrivals hall at the airport terminal and assist with your luggage. We operate wide range of vehicles: Saloon Cars, MPVs, Executive vehicles, 8 seater Minivans.

Enjoy the ride to your central London accommodation.
Private transfers operate 24 hours, 7 days a week.

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Highlights
Airport transfer
Multiple times offered throughout the day
Family friendly
Upon your arrival, a professional chauffeur will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall and holding a sign with the lead traveler’s name printed on it. Proceed with a meet and greet by driver, who will ensure that you will receive the best customer care the entire way. The driver will be tracking your flight, so if your flight is delayed or set for an early arrival, they will make sure to be available for you. After meeting your driver, head to the private vehicle awaiting you outside.

Relax comfortably as the chauffeur loads your luggage into the trunk for you, ensuring you will not have to lift a finger. As you drive along London, admire the sights and views of the city, even perhaps picking out areas you look forward to exploring later into your vacation. Arrive at your accommodations in a timely manner and bid your driver farewell.

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London Travel Update for Weekend Underground, Rail, Bus and Road Users

This weekly London travel update will help you get around London this weekend, 18-19 March. With only one London Underground line affected by planned works, most of the network will be open with services running as normal. Please check if any of the following affect you:

London Underground:

Northern line

There will be no service between Archway and High Barnet/Mill Hill East from approximately 01:25 on Saturday and all day on Sunday. This is to allow for track improvement work at Highgate and High Barnet.

London Overground:

All weekend there will be no service between Romford and Upminster, due to Crossrail construction work and Network Rail infrastructure work.

On Sunday there will be no service between the following stations:
• Camden Road and Stratford due to bridge replacement work at Highbury Corner and Network Rail station work at Hackney Wick
• Wandsworth Road and Clapham Junction until 11:45, due to Network Rail track work

DLR:

There will be no service between Bow Church and Stratford all weekend. This is for Crossrail construction work at Pudding Mill Lane.

TfL Rail:

All weekend, trains will not run on the entire line. This is while Network Rail carry out track and station improvements as part of their Railway Upgrade Plan, as well as Crossrail construction work.

There is no service between Brentwood and Shenfield until late May. This is while Network Rail carry out major work at Shenfield to upgrade tracks, signalling and overhead lines.

Emirates Air Line

The Emirates Air Line is closed for planned maintenance work. It will reopen on Monday.

Buses:

Bus users may be affected by the following this weekend. While we will try to maintain a good service, buses may be delayed or stop short of their normal destination:

Tulse Hill – From 22:00 on Friday until 05:00 on Monday, and for the following two consecutive weekends, there will be lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place on Thurlow Park Road between St Faith’s Road and Birkbeck Hill. This is for Network Rail bridge work.

London Bridge – From 01:00 on Saturday until 05:00 on Monday, Tooley Street and Duke Street Hill will be closed in both directions between Borough High Street and Bermondsey Street. This is for road works. From 05:00 on Monday, the closure of Tooley Street will revert back to eastbound only.

Victoria – From 08:00 until 20:00 on Saturday, and between the same times on Sunday, Victoria Street will be closed in both directions between Bressenden Place and Palace Street. This is for pedestrian crossing works.

Central London – From 11:30 until 17:00 on Saturday, roads in the area will be busier than usual and may be subject to closures, including Regent Street, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Parliament Square. This is for a march.

Central London – From 06:00 until 16:00 on Sunday, various roads will be closed for a parade.

Roads:
Road users may be affected by the following this weekend:

Tulse Hill – From 22:00 on Friday until 05:00 on Monday, and for the following two consecutive weekends, there will be lane closures and temporary traffic lights will be in place on A205 Thurlow Park Road (South Circular) between St Faith’s Road and Birkbeck Hill. This is for Network Rail bridge work.

London Bridge – From 01:00 on Saturday until 05:00 on Monday, Tooley Street and Duke Street Hill will be closed in both directions between Borough High Street and Bermondsey Street. This is for road works. From 05:00 on Monday, the closure of Tooley Street will revert back to eastbound only.

Victoria – From 08:00 until 20:00 on Saturday, and between the same times on Sunday, Victoria Street will be closed in both directions between Bressenden Place and Palace Street. This is for pedestrian crossing works.

Central London – From 11:30 until 17:00 on Saturday, roads in the area will be busier than usual and may be subject to closures, including Regent Street, Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Parliament Square. This is for a march.

Central London – From 06:00 until 16:00 on Sunday, various roads will be closed for a parade.

Santander Cycles

The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:
• Grosvenor Crescent, for utility works
• Kingsway, for repair works
• South Quay West, Bourne Street, Cardinal Place and Foley Street, for building works
• Westfield Eastern Access Road, for site redevelopment
• Rodney Street, Tallis Street and West Smithfield Rotunda, for works
• Wellington Street, for site extension

For the latest update on docking station availability, please click here

TfL is sorry for any disruption that works this weekend may cause you.


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VICTORIA INN LONDON – Near Victoria Station

Welcome to the best of the bed and breakfast hotels near Victoria Station in Central London, the Victoria Inn London. This hotel provides you with everything that you are looking for in a great hotel in the best area of London at the prices you will be very happy with. You get a high quality hotel with the clean, comfortable rooms and caring staff that you need while staying at a hotel that puts you within easy distance of all of the best tourist attractions, restaurants, shopping and entertainment that you can find in the city.

There are few things more important than location when you are traveling for leisure or business in London and the location in Central London make the Victoria Inn London the ideal place to stay. You will find many of the top attractions right near the hotel, such as Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace, Harrods, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, the Tate Gallery, the London Eye and much more. This allows you to easily get to all of the best tourist sites in minutes so you can see everything you want to see. For those traveling for business purposes, the Central London location keeps you close to many of the major business areas of the city such as the Passport Office.

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Great Shopping and Dining

London is well-known as one of the top cities in the world when it comes to great shopping and dining. Staying at the Victoria Inn London places you in the perfect spot in Victoria in Central London so you are close to all of the action. The hotel is right near the famous Harrods, Sloan Square and Oxford Street, where some of the best shops and designers in the world can be found so you can get everything you are looking for.

Public Transportation

Using the public transport (tube and bus) system in London is key to being able to get around the city. The Victoria Inn London makes it easy for you thanks to its central location, placing you within easy reach of Victoria Station in Central London so you can get to the train or the bus to take you where you need to go, whether it is Belgravia London, the airports, Harry Potter museum or anywhere else in the city today.

Comfort, Quality and Affordability

When it comes to any hotel you stay at today, you want the best accommodation you can get at a price that is good value for money. The Victoria Inn London gives you just that, with the cheap accommodation in Central London that you want most while giving you a room that provides quality and comfort. You will get all of the amenities you need the most, including a flat-screen television, en-suite bathroom facilities, tea and coffee making facilities in your room and the comfortable bedding to help you relax. Additionally, each guest receives a complimentary breakfast each morning of your stay if booked direct with us.

The Victoria inn London takes great pride in offering the best combination of comfortable accommodation along with the best price you can find in the area. Whether you are traveling for leisure or for business reasons, take the time to look over the website to see all the hotel has to offer along with any discount or seasonal special offer to help you with even greater savings. You can also make use of the handy online reservation system to securely book your room or call the hotel directly and speak to a representative.

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