London is a destination not to be passed over. Catch the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, admire Big Ben, and do your best to spot the Royal Family! After soaking up the atmosphere in Hyde Park, trying your luck at Platform 9¾, and experiencing the sunset from the London Eye, you may never want to leave this royal city!
Please note: The trip meets in London at the St. Christopher’s Inn The Village location anytime after 16:00 Thursday afternoon. Transportation to this destination is not included. Please plan your arrival accordingly.
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The trip meets in London at the St. Christopher’s Inn The Village Hostel anytime after 16:00. Your Bus2alps guide will be at the hostel to help check you in between 16:00 and 22:00. Luggage storage will be available for those of you arriving before 16:00. For those of you arriving after 22:00, you can check in at the reception desk and pick up your Bus2alps guide will meet you at breakfast the following morning.
After breakfast on Friday morning, we set out on a private walking tour of the city with Sandeman’s New London Walking Tours. Our 2.5 hour tour will cover Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Hyde Park Corner, The Houses of Parliament and other highlights. After the tour you will have the option to go further in depth with one of the many New Europe Guided Tours throughout the city, or to utilize a London hop on, hop off service.
Friday night we offer optional pub crawls hitting some of London's best nightlife, including local bars and dance clubs with free entrance at every venue and discounted drink specials throughout the night.
Saturday morning your Bus2alps trip leader will take you around the city of London to the many open air markets including the Borough Market, Old Spitafields Market, or the Portobello Markets. After scoping out the many eclectic markets of London town, the day is yours to explore. We recommend taking a ride on the London Eye, walking along the Thames, heading over to Camden, the alternative area of London, or getting an iconic picture on Abbey Road.
Saturday night there is nothing planned. Bus2alps recommends heading over to Camden to explore the neighborhood’s alternative nightlife scene. For those of you that would rather lay low, there are plenty of quaint English pubs located near the hostel or are a quick Tube ride away. The New London Grim Reaper Tour is also a great option as well (not included).
Sunday morning the trip ends. Check out from the accommodation is at 10:00. Please contact us for information regarding an additional night’s stay.
New London Walking Tour: This 2.5 hour Royal London tour covers everything from Buckingham Palace to The House of Parliment to Westminster Abbey and many other city highlights. Get to know those who ruled Great Britain, from Edward the Confessor to Winston Churchill as you discover where they spent most of their time.
New Europe 1BigNightOutPubCrawl: Experience London’s world renowned nightlife on the biggest and best pub crawl the city has to offer. Includes five cool bar and dance clubs, drink specials throughout the night, free entrance at all venues, and a free t-shirt.
New Europe Grim Reaper Tour: Travel back in time to the 1400s when tyrants ruled the city. Learn all about the infamous Jack the Ripper and explore the sites of ghastly executions, poverty, overcrowding, disease and criminality.