A Luxury Tour of London Royalty
Take in the best of London on this Royal tour, filled with the pomp and pageantry of the capital city, home to the British Monarchy. From Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle explore the best of the Royal collection over seven days.
Itinerary at a Glance:
- Explore all the major palaces in London
- Enjoy a quintessential afternoon tea
- Learn more about the Royal Warrant suppliers who work directly with the Queen
When To Travel
Day 1: International Flight
Begin your journey with an international flight (most likely overnight) to London.
Day 2: Arrival to London
You will be met at arrivals by your private driver who will transfer you to your central London hotel. The drive should take approximately one hour, depending on traffic.
On arrival at your hotel, relax and unpack at leisure. To feel truly like royalty, is there anywhere else to stay than The Goring, the only hotel in London to have a Royal Warrant and where Kate Middleton stayed the night before her wedding day.
Day 3: Royal Tour
On your first full morning in London, begin your Royal itinerary with a visit to the Tower of London with your private chauffeur and guide.
Learn all about medieval kings and queens and the Tower of London's other uses as a fortress and prison, before enjoying a tour of the Crown Jewels, which are still used by the Queen today. The Jewels are seen as one of the most powerful symbols of the British Monarchy and hold deep cultural and religious significance.
After your tour stop for lunch at leisure - our handy London Dossier has lots of suggestions for the best places to eat and we're always happy to make reservations for you.
After lunch it's time to explore Westminster, the very centre of royal and political London: home to the Queen and Parliament this area is synonymous with pomp, pageantry and power. Visit the iconic, 700-year-old, Westminster Abbey - site of the 2011 Royal Wedding and royal coronations since 1066 (in earlier centuries in a church in the same site) and walk past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben before returning to your hotel.
Day 4: Household Cavalry Museum
After breakfast at your hotel, depart with your driver & guide for the Household Cavalry Museum, located in the heart of Horse Guards in Whitehall.
Enjoy a pre-opening tour of the museum with the director as you learn about their 350-year-old history. From here, head onto witness the Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace - a must see for any first-timers in London.
If you're visiting between July and September, follow this up with a visit to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace, or alternatively marvel at the art collections in the Queens Gallery.
Day 5: Windsor Castle
Today, enjoy a tour outside of the city as you head to Windsor Castle with your driver-guide.
Windsor Castle is in the forefront of the Royal Collection this year, as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle prepare for their wedding there in May. The Castle is over 900 years old and has some of the finest works of art in the Royal Collection, and you must visit the Chapel to better appreciate the scale and grandeur of the upcoming wedding. After your tour head to neighbouring Eton, dominated by the prestigious college where princes William and Harry went to school.
Day 6: Kensington Palace
It's up early this morning for you pre-opening tour of Kensington Palace, the residence of Prince William & Catherine and soon to be Harry & Meghan too. Enjoy the exhibitions which often focus on Royal Women and their influence on the palace.
Your guide will then take you to Mayfair for your luxury shopping tour, focusing on the Queen's Royal Warrant Holders such as Gieves & Hawkes, Asprey and Hardy Amies (The Queen's dressmakers) Explore the three elegant and grand old shopping arcades; Princes, Burlington and Piccadilly which are defined by their commitment to quality and luxury before stopping for a quintessential afternoon tea at Fortnum and Masons.
Day 7: Farewell
Your driver is on hand to transfer you back to the airport for your flight home.
Susie is our expert for this itinerary and, as a seasoned traveller, has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.