London is synonymous with Big Ben, the royal family, the Tube… in fact the list is endless and whether you're a foodie, an art lover, a history buff or a devout royalist, we have the inside track on the very best experiences for a truly memorable trip to London. But where to start? Well, we've rather handily narrowed down five of our favourite, and most exclusive, London experiences for 2019…
Guided Royal Warrant Tour
A Royal Warrant is a mark of recognition given to those who have supplied goods or services to the royal family for at least five years. We can arrange exclusive private tours focusing on businesses which have been accredited with Royal Warrants, such as bespoke tailor Gieves & Hawkes and wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd. Be treated like a royal yourself on a behind-the-scenes tour of the tailors, where you can visit the Queen's bodyguard's room and explore the archives, and while being guided through the historic cellars of Berry Bros & Rudd with an expert Wine Advisor.
Privately Guided Art Walking Tour
Enjoy a privately guided art walking tour with an expert curator, beginning at the Haymarket Hotel, where the work of both well-known and up and coming artists is juxtaposed throughout the hotel, from a beautifully fluid stainless steel sculpture by Sir Tony Cragg to a 22ft long installation of tiny stones by Sue Lawty. Your curator guide will then take you out to explore some of the most prestigious galleries around Mayfair and St James's. For those wanting to channel their inner Banksy, we also know some of London's best street artists who can offer a unique insight into the secret world of spray paint and brick walls on a street art tour of East London.
Under the Bearskin Tour
The Changing of the Guard is one of the most iconic royal ceremonies in Britain and we can arrange for a specialist guide, who was a member of the Band of Her Majesty's Scots Guard for 14 years, to accompany you to the ceremony. He'll be able to give you up close and personal insight into the ceremony itself, as well as the inner workings of the Royal Family and other state ceremonies. Your guide can make sure the experience is exciting and enjoyable for both children and adults, tailoring it to suit your group.
Bespoke Masterclass at a Three Michelin Starred Restaurant
Go behind the scenes in the kitchen of Gordon Ramsay's flagship restaurant and enjoy a masterclass by the Chef de Cuisine. Observe the skill and creativity that goes into each meal at the restaurant, and receive close tuition from the chef as you help to prepare a three-course meal. Then for the best part - enjoying the fruits of your labour along with carefully paired wines for each course. You will leave with recipe cards of what you prepared throughout the day so you can attempt to recreate the dishes at home.
Private Children's Tour of the Christian Dior Exhibition
For any young fashionistas travelling to London, we can arrange a child-friendly private tour of the Christian Dior Exhibition at the V&A museum, which runs until mid-July this year. This kind of tour is the perfect way to introduce children to museums in an interactive way; leave the children in the capable hands of their guide while you explore the exhibition and admire Dior's work yourselves or wander around the rest of the museum, taking your time to admire the artwork in peace.