LITERARY LONDON, MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

THE BRITISH MUSEUM:

Price £12 per person

“The most important museum in the world” -and the most visited; The British Museum houses some of the most spectacular exhibits of the worlds’ cultures: The Rosetta Stone, Egyptian antiquities and mummies, the Parthenon Marbles, the Portland Vase, the Sutton Hoo hoard, and Roman Gold. The list is endless. It’s the greatest treasure chest in the world, covering almost 13 ½ acres, and our guides will help you make the most of your time, navigating around the huge array of exhibits!

SHAKESPEARE’S LONDON:

Price £12 per person

Travel back to the 1500’s to the Elizabethan world of William Shakespeare. This tour meets in the City, much of it still laid out as it was when Shakespeare walked the same streets. Your guide will explain how Shakespeare arrived in London from Stratford upon Avon and quickly stole the hearts and minds of the bawdy Elizabethan audiences. Learn how the 16th century London, from its seedy bars and brothels to aristocratic palaces, inspired Shakespeare to produce his most famous works. Wander through one of London’s original markets and see the church where Shakespeare’s brother was buried. The tour will end at the site of the original Globe Playhouse, where you can see the world famous Globe Theatre, the spectacular building that has risen in its place on the bank of the Thames. (Back stage tours with members of the cast and team can also be arranged. Try on Elizabethan costumes and see what life was like for actors in the 16th Century).

THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM:

 £12 per person

“The world’s greatest museum of art and design”, The Victoria & Albert Museum is also one of London’s most loved (and loveliest) museums. With one of the most diverse collections in the world, the museum covers over 12 acres, has 145 different galleries and over 5 million objects. The museum’s collection spans 5000 years of art from ancient time to the present day, in virtually every medium: glass, jewellery, fashion, sculpture, ceramics, furniture, the list goes on and on, from the Medieval to Modernism, Art Deco to Arts and Crafts.

Some of the many highlights include: the sumptuous Great Bed of Ware, The Norfolk House Music Room, the Fashion Galleries, and the Sculpture Galleries. Our guide will help negotiate your way around this breathtaking display of beauty.

WESTMINSTER ABBEY:

£26 per person, including entry to Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, where kings and queens have been crowned since 1066, is steeped in more than 1000 years of history. The Abbey is also the final resting place for 17 kings and queens, and the place where some of the most significant people in the nation’s history are buried or commemorated: Geoffrey Chaucer, Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, the tomb of the Unknown Warrior, just to name a few. A treasure house of paintings, stained glass, pavements & textiles, you can understand how Henry III spent one tenth of the entire wealth of the kingdom on building it, and why Prince William chose it for his wedding, making it the one of the most significant buildings in the country.