Group Itineraries

London

Take your group to London and discover some of English Heritage's capital gems.

Visitors admiring the view over London from Wellington Arch

DAY ONE - CENTRAL LONDON

Morning: Visit the magnificent Wellington Arch. Topped by the largest bronze sculpture in England, this monument to the Duke of Wellington offers fantastic views of central London. It's the ideal spot for your group to see the pageantry of the Horse Guards who pass beneath it every day on their way to the Changing of the Guard.

Just next door is Apsley House - famously known as 'No. 1 London' - one of the capital's finest residences and today houses one of the most exquisite art collections in London.

Lunch: Have lunch in one of the many nearby traditional pubs in historic Westminster.

Afternoon: Head to the Jewel Tower, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The Jewel Tower is one of only two buildings to have survived from the original Palace of Westminster. Afterwards, walk across Westminster Bridge to the London Eye for breath-taking views of London.

Driving: It should take under 10 minutes to get to the Jewel Tower from Apsley House.

The interior of Eltham Palace
The interior of Eltham Palace

DAY TWO - MILLIONAIRES' LONDON

Morning: Take your group to one of England's finest Art Deco houses. Originally a royal palace and the childhood home of Henry VIII, Eltham Palace was restored in the 1930s by society millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld. Take a personal tour through a recreated 1930s house party with the multimedia tour. You should plan three hours for this visit.

Lunch: Enjoy a light lunch or cream tea in the the Eltham Palace tearoom. Pre-booking essential.

Afternoon: Pick through the stunning private art collection of a Victorian diamond magnate at Ranger's House - The Wernher Collection. Nearly 700 works of art are on display, including Dutch Old Masters, medieval ivory carvings and Renaissance jewellery. Spend the rest of the day in Greenwich before taking a leisurely cruise on the Thames back to central London.

Driving: Ranger's House is an 11 minute drive from Eltham Palace.

The interior of Kenwood

DAY THREE - FINE ART IN NORTH LONDON

Morning: Enjoy a half-day visit to delightful Kenwood. This neo-classical house set in 112 acres of landscaped grounds contains one of the finest art collections in the world.

Visit the beautiful Robert Adam rooms, including the Great Library. A pre-booked guided tour around the house is highly recommended.

Three hours will give your group plenty of time to explore the house and gardens.

Lunch: Have a pre-booked lunch in Kenwood’s award-winning Brew House Restaurant.

Afternoon: Drive back to central London for an afternoon of shopping, or explore Hampstead and its beautiful Heath.

Driving: Central London is a 15 minute drive away from Kenwood

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