3 Perfect Days - Day 1
3 Perfect Days
Day 1 - East to West
Tower of London Private Tour
Head over to the City of London to catch the hustle and bustle – with a history lesson along the way. The best way to learn about the rich lineage of the British Monarchy is to enjoy a private tour of the Tower of London. You'll be joined by a Yeoman Warder, or Beefeater as they're nicknamed, who will guide you through the awe-inspiring symbols of monarchy – culminating in a glimpse of the Crown Jewels and the 530.2 carat Cullinan I diamond. Explore the White Tower, where Guy Fawkes is believed to have been interrogated, and learn more about this formidable royal fortress.
St Katherine’s Docks
On a sunny day, this delightful marina is perfect for strolling and spotting a sailboat or two. For thrill-seekers, the Thames Rockets “all-speed” experience, departing in the shadow of Tower Bridge, has created an eye-watering “Break the Barrier” speedboat tour.
Head over Tower Bridge, and follow your tastebuds all the way to Borough Market, on Southwark Street. A melting pot of the world's best produce and street food, it's the best place to find lunch. Don’t miss the street-food courtyard at this sprawling market and stock up on picnic snacks for later – you'll need them for the evening ahead.
St Lincoln's Inn on the Fields
Catch the tube, hop on a London bus or hail a black cab to London’s best-kept secret: Lincoln’s Inn Fields. A clandestine, historic part of the city, far from the usual tourist hotspots, you’ll find some beautiful architecture and old pubs, such as the Cittie of Yorke, an inn since 1430, and Ye Olde Mitre, built in 1546. Head Concierge Simon’s favourite pub is The Seven Stars, hosted by exotic-sounding landlady Roxy Beaujolais.
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
As the day draws to a close, head North West to Regent's Park for a theatrical experience with a difference. Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre programme offers enthralling performances in an enchanting setting from dusk until twilight.