Best of British

 

This quintessential British break is designed for those who want to tick off the bucket list landmarks while doing it in ultimate style.

 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Walk the affluent streets of Mayfair with a Royal historian

  • Try on some of the latest looks, curated for you by a personal shopper at Harrods and Harvey Nichols

  • See London's world-famous skyline by helicopter 

  • Explore your favourite museums and palaces undisturbed and out-of-hours

  • Watch the iconic Changing of the Guard ceremony from a privileged vantage point 

  • Take your taste buds on a culinary journey through Borough Market with a top chef

  • Get a taste of London's bar-scene as you try the finest creations of a skilled mixologist

  • Sample two-Michelin star cuisine in the exquisite surroundings of chef Raymond Blanc's Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

  • Hear tales of Oxford's past with a historian, followed by afternoon tea in one of the prestigious colleges

  • Get the best seats in the house at a West End Show of your choice, followed by dinner with the cast 

  • Private visit to a boutique gin distillery to create your own signature cocktail

 

This trip can be customised to your personal preferencesGet in touch to create your own British adventure.

london

 

England's land of hope and glory may be small in size but centuries of well-preserved history and deep-rooted tradition make it appeal on a grand scale. It doesn't take long to see why this island nation has inspired some of the world's greatest artists, poets, musicians and eccentrics alike. From town to country, explore some of the landmarks and landscapes that make Britain so great. 

 

London

London is a capital of contrasts. Whether you favour the traditional elegance of Claridge’s or the quirky eccentricity of a Soho boutique hotel, you will not be far from the recognisable sights and historic facades that each tell a story.  Led by a Royal Historian, explore one of aristocracy's most exclusive enclaves – Mayfair. Visit Savile Row - where skilled clothworkers uphold London's style hegemony - to experience their bespoke, quality workmanship for yourself. If you're in the mood for a shopping spree, head to Harrods with a personal shopper, who will present you with a luxurious wardrobe selection that fits perfectly with your personal taste.

 

afternoon teaA visit to England wouldn't be complete without taking afternoon tea. Head to central London's Mayfair  where at Claridge's Hotel  the rich traditions of this quintessentially British custom are upheld. If you have an affection for confection then join one of Britain's finest chocolatiers - endorsed by a Royal Warrant – to create (and sample) some of their artisan truffles.  Bottle the home-grown scents of Britain's botanicals at one of the great perfume houses. Or if that's not heady enough for you, immerse in London's legendary night scene with a leading mixologist, who has exclusive access to the city's hottest bars. 

 

natural history

Take things to new heights with a view of London's iconic skyline from a private capsule on the London Eye. On a clear day, you can see as far as Windsor Castle, some 25 miles away. We know the perfect spot for a privileged view of the Changing of the Guard ceremony. The immaculately turned-out Guards and their precision drills epitomise the pomp and pageantry for which Britain is best-known. Treat your little ones (or just the little kid inside you) to an exciting sleepover at the Natural History Museum. Imaginations can run wild surrounded by the fascinating creatures of the animal kingdom under the cover of night.

 

londonEnjoy an exclusive look around Her Majesty's Tower of London led by its guardians, the Yeoman Warders. For some extra family fun we can organise a treasure hunt for the Crown Jewels followed by a medieval-themed banquet inside this historic fortress. The sinuous trail of the 215 mile-long Thames threads through the heart of London. Whether you choose a sauntering dinner cruise or an adrenaline-pumping speedboat ride, admire the iconic landmarks that line this famous river as the sun sets. 

 

 

oxford villageAfter an enthralling few days in the high-density capital, unwind in the glorious English countryside. See London's recognisable landmarks from the air as you depart by helicopter on your way to Oxfordshire. Explore the grounds of Chef Raymond Blanc’s resplendent manor house estate to discover orchards, lavender beds, mushroom fields, organic vegetable patches and Japanese gardens. Sample the home-grown produce in the Cookery School or two-Michelin star restaurant.  

 

 

 

oxfordNot far away is the city of Oxford, where a local expert will guide you through the cobbled streets and historical buildings of the medieval centre – some of which may look familiar to Harry Potter fans. Enjoy tea in one of the prestigious college dining halls or enjoy the idyllic pleasure of punting along the River Charwell. You may like to view the impressive collections of art, furniture, sculptures and tapestries house at Blenheim Palace. There is over 300 years of history to explore there.

 

 

 

This journey will take you from London's contemporary skyscrapers to Oxford's centuries-old city of dreaming spires. We will design every element to suit your needs and interests, ensuring that you experience the very best of these two Great British cities. 

 

oxford skyline