A fascinating and unusual trip to the capital, which includes tours of both The House of Lords and Aspley House - the Duke of Wellington’s home.
Day 1: Drive to London, where we have a few hours at leisure in the South Bank area before arriving at The Houses of Parliament.
We enjoy an exclusive afternoon tour through The House of Lords, admiring the fine art as we make our way through from the top of the Royal Staircase and follow the Queen's processional route at the State Opening of Parliament through the Queen's Robing Room, Royal Gallery and Prince's Chamber before entering the majestic Lords Chamber.
We finish the tour in style with a glass of Champagne in one of the rooms of the magnificent Palace of Westminster.
After our tour we go to the Strand Palace Hotel for a carvery roast dinner followed by pudding plus tea and coffee, before heading to our overnight hotel in the greater London area.
Day 2: Following breakfast we travel to the home of the Duke of Wellington, Aspley House, where we will enjoy a fascinating guided tour. One of the grandest addresses in the Capital, once known as ‘Number 1 London’, this beautiful Georgian building was the London home of the first Duke of Wellington and has changed very little since his great victory at Waterloo in 1815. Our visit also includes a guided tour of Wellington Arch – built as an original entrance to Buckingham Palace and later becoming a victory arch proclaiming Wellington’s victory over Napoleon. We will see some fantastic panoramic views over London from the Arch’s balconies.
Our visit should last a little over 2 hours, after which we head for home.
Price includes: Coach, hotel, dinner, full breakfast and admissions. Single room supplement applies