From New York, London is just a seven hour plane ride away. Therefore, London getaways prove an ideal option for those short on time but in need of some serious R&R. Each Ker & Downey suggestion for London is perfect for families and fans of literature, culture, and history. Furthermore, we can completely customized them to fit your schedule and interests. Get inspired below, then contact us to start planning your own journey.
Classic London Getaway
London, the Corinthia | 5 days / 4 nights
On our classic London getaway, you will be right in the heart of London's action at The Corinthia. There are over 2,3000 paintings hanging in the National Gallery, which is only a stone's throw away. Ride your way to the top of the London Eye for 360-degree bird's-eye views of London's iconic sights: Big Ben, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and the Shard. Furthermore, monarchy buffs will relish the chance to discover the famed Tower of London with an expert guide. Finally, pour a cuppa tea at Fortnum & Masons, a quintessentially British afternoon tea spot in a lavish salon.
City Tour of London
London, the Kensington | 4 days / 3 nights
London boasts several unique neighborhoods, each one equally as charming. Among them, Kensington proves one of the most stylish and cultured. From your Kensington base, set out on a London Getaway to see the regal sites. Walk the red road leading to Buckingham Palace, the Queen's residence. And enjoy the pomp and ceremony at the famed changing of the guard. Next, descend into the Churchill War Rooms where the Prime Minister plotted strategies during World War II. Outside the heaving city, there's a quieter countryside to explore. Revel in Stonehenge's mysterious beginnings and admire the delightful Georgian architecture in Bath.
London Literary Tour Getaway
London, Ham Yard Hotel | 5 days / 4 nights
Literary buffs will love this unique London Getaway. Virginia Woolf and Charles Dickens are just two world-renowned writers who penned their work in this great city. Indeed, Charles Dickens wrote Oliver Twist at 48 Doughty Street- now a museum to the author. And the Globe Theatre proves just the place to catch a performance of Twelfth Night. In Stratford-upon-Avon, discover playwright William Shakespeare's birthplace. Or for a more modern show, London's West End has musicals to suit your fancy. You can even pay homage to the country's literary icons at Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey where poets and writers have been remembered or buried. Finally, Harry Potter fans will find a whole host of filming spots in London, and Oxford too.
London Town & Country
London, Belmond Cadogan Hotel and Hampshire, Heckfield Place | 5 days / 4 nights
Our final London Getaway pairs town and country. What makes England such a special destination is its alluring countryside and lively cities. On this journey you will start in London, browsing around the Chelsea boutiques with a personal shopper. After your feet have had enough of the city streets, set out to Hampshire's Heckfield Place, a historic and luxurious country house surrounded by acres of dreamy British landscape. While here, walk in the footsteps of Jane Austen at her country house where she danced and fell in (and out of) love. Indeed, so much in this quaint corner of the country seems to be unchanged from when the author wrote about them in her letters.
London with Ker & Downey
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