Come with us for a glorious romp on the edge of spring in London and southern England! The bulbs will be blooming, the galleries and theatres sparkling after winter, and the Great Houses blessedly uncrowded. Our emphasis will be on Englishness—doing the things the English like doing when most of the tourists are away.
Visiting London and southern England in March is a revelation. The daffodils are up and the tourist numbers are down, providing the opportunity to experience its diverse heritage and culture more as the English do. Our focus will be on Great Houses such as Blenheim and Eltham Palaces, botanical awakenings at Wakehurst and Kew Gardens, and Very English activities such as bell ringing at St. Mary Abbots Church and the Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London. We’ll visit National Trust and English Heritage properties with guides arranged exclusively for our group, as well as galleries and art exhibitions—and we’ll see some plays and music events, have toothsome meals at fabulous restaurants, and have plenty of time to talk about it all. Join us in March for A Very English Spring!
Tour Highlights Include:
Excursions to Kew Gardens, Eltham Palace & Gardens, 18 Stafford Terrace, Spencer House, Sir John Soane’s House, and 2 Willow Road in Hampstead
Day trips to Blenheim Palace and Wakehurst Gardens
Bell ringing at St. Mary Abbots Parish Church, Kensington
Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London
Five must-see theater and musical performances especially chosen for A Very English Spring: