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Brick Lane Music Hall Show & Afternoon Tea
Originally located in the former Truman's Brewery building in London's Brick Lane, you will now find the the Brick Lane Music Hall in the former church of St Mark's in Silvertown in the Royal Docks area of London. With various dates throughout the year, plus new dates regularly added, on this coach day trip you will enjoy an entertaining afternoon with with some of the finest music hall and variety artists from around the country whilst seated at tables in a cabaret-style arrangement.
Additionally, the coach day trip stops at Greenwich town before the show for approx 1 to 1.5 hrs so you get time to see more of this part of historic London.
Includes return travel by coach and show ticket.
The following matinee shows are available and come with an included first class afternoon tea served during the interval:
25 April 2014 St George's Celebration Show with Afternoon Tea
A special show, created especially to mark this very English occasion with music, comedy and song.
16 May 2014 Divas II Show with Afternoon Tea
Take two on this brilliant, fun-packed show. Dramatic divas and desperate divos. A fast-moving show full of fun and surprises, with Vincent Hayes and guests.
6 June 2014 The Sixties Show with Afternoon Tea
Brick Lane Music Hall presents all the fun of the Sixties. "As good as the West End but better".
3 July 2014 Seaside Special with Afternoon Tea
Buckets and spades at the ready - Brick Lane Music Hall heads for the summer with all the fun of a day at the seaside!
7 October 2014 Be-Bop-A-Lula 50s Show with Afternoon Tea
A brand new show dedicated to 50′s rock and roll
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Fri 25 April
£54 per adult
London Theatre Showtime Coach Day Trip
We regularly offer a variety of popular London West End Shows coach day trips throughout the year. On our Saturday matinee trips we aim to arrive in London by coach around late morning with a set down point on the Embankment. You are free to take leisure time before making your own way to the theatre. Our driver will hand you your ticket and a London map during your journey.
A travel only price may be available where you have your own tickets, or just wish to spend a day out in London doing your own thing. Please ask for details.
Keep updated with what's happening in London's West End and book some fantastic seats to see your favourite shows.
Shows currently available include:
Billy Elliot, The Bodyguard, The Book of Mormon, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, The Commitments, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In Night-Time, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, I Can't Sing - The X Factor Musical, Jeeves And Wooster, Jersey Boys, The Lady Killers, Les Miserables, The Lion King, Mamma Mia, Matilda The Musical, Miss Saigon, Once, One Man Two Guvnors, The Phantom of the Opera, Stomp, War Horse, Wicked.
Other shows and plays may also be available to book. Prices range depending on show and seating available at the time of booking. We normally obtain top priced seats so please contact us for all pricing options and availability. Let us know what you want to see and we'll do the rest.
Please call us or complete our online contact form here with details of your request.
Sat 26 April
£59 per adult
Queen Victoria's Osborne House
A day out to the Isle of Wight commencing with the journey to Portsmouth followed by the short ferry crossing.
"It is impossible to imagine a prettier spot" - such were the words of Queen Victoria after her first visit to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. Indeed no trip to the island would be complete without a visit to this royal seaside palace where Queen Victoria lived with her beloved Prince Albert and their nine children.
From the top of its elegant gilded clock tower to the glorious state apartments filled with rich furnishings, treasures and fabulous works of art, it is every inch the regal residence of the of the most important and best loved monarchs to sit on the British throne.
Take an intimate glimpse into Queen Victoria’s family life as you tour the nursery and private rooms of Victoria and Albert. Marvel at the magnificence of the Royal Apartments including the sumptuous drawing and dining rooms and the richly decorated Indian-inspired Durbar Room.
Admire the stunning view from the terraces across the Solent – said to remind Prince Albert of the bay of Naples and stroll through Osborne’s extensive grounds. Don’t miss the miniature Swiss Cottage, built to teach the royal children the art of household management! And now its equally royal landscape has a wonderful new addition following the opening of Queen Victoria's private beach.
Price includes return coach travel, ferry crossing and entrance to Osborne House. A travel only price is available for English Heritage members and can be selected during the online booking process or when making a telephone booking. Should have approximately 5 hrs at venue subject to traffic/travel.
For more information, please click here
Sat 26 April
£57 per adult
London Day Out Web Special BOGOF
Free time to sightsee, shop or explore around our great capital,London. Perhaps visit a museum or two or take in some of the other well known visitor attractions. It is one of the best cities in the world with so much to see and do at any time of the year.
For this trip, we drop at the Embankment, near to Southbank and the London Eye. Leicester Square and Covent Garden are around ten minutes walk away. A tube station is close by for anyone wishing to explore further afield.
Subject to traffic and travel, we arrive in London around 1130am and depart around 6pm.
For more information on what to see and do in London, please click here.
Sat 26 April
Buy one get one free per adult
Enjoy Guildford by luxury coach.
Guildford, the historic and vibrant county town of Surrey offers a wealth of attractions including Guildford Cathedral, Guildford Museum and Castle. Experience the beautiful architecture for yourself. Subject to travel, should be a minimum of 4 hours free time in Guildford.
Price includes return travel by luxury coach.
May be a shared departure. At certain times of the year, some of the attractions may not be open.
For further information on Guildford, please click here.
Sun 27 April
£26 per adult
Loseley Park Stately Home & Garden Show
Built in the reign of Elizabeth I, Loseley Park stands in ancient Surrey Parkland close to the North Downs. Still the home of the More-Molyneux family, it is remarkably unchanged since 1562 when Sir William More laid the first stones, and remains, as he intended, a place of calm, grace and subtle beauty.
From the house itself, where the intricate panelling in the Great Hall was once in Henry VIII’s Nonsuch Palace; to the Tithe Barn with its ancient oak beams; to the elegant and restful walled garden, Loseley Park has been the location for films such as Sense and Sensibility. But it’s also a place to visit, to enjoy the grounds, the garden and house, and relax in one of England’s friendliest historic homes. For more information on Loseley Park, please click here.
Our visit on Sunday 27 April 2014 coincides with their popular annual Spring Garden Show event. Hosting a number of garden stalls, visitors to Loseley will find plant sales, garden furniture and bygones, driftwood sculpture and food stalls and a chance to preview Loseley’s spectacular Spring bedding displays before they open fully for the Summer. All this in the lush surroundings of Loseley’s 2.5 acres Walled Garden. A great day out for everyone
Price includes return coach travel, entrance to House, Garden & Grounds & Garden Show. This may be a shared departure.
Sun 27 April
£35 per adult
Essex Villages & Lavenham
A lovely scenic tour through this beautiful rural part of the country, visiting Finchingfield and travelling through Clare, Cavendish and the Roding Villages, in the heart of Dick Turpin Country. We include a visit to the attractive Suffolk town of Lavenham.
Includes return travel by coach.
Tue 29 April
£27 per adult
On this coach day trip, visit historic Ypres in Belgium, sadly ravaged by war but now wonderfully restored.
For four gruelling years from 1914, the city of Ypres was shelled and reduced to ruins. Some 500,000 soldiers died in the ongoing 'Ypres Salient,' evident in the 170 cemeteries that sweep the city's surroundings. Since the last bomb fell on October 14th however, Ypres has been sensitively re-built and after many years of work, is now restored to its original medieval beauty, down to its centrepiece Cloth Hall.
Ypres is a charming city for you to discover. The memory of the Great War is kept alive in one of the museums or on the historic sites. Visit The Flanders Fields Museum in the beautiful Cloth Hall, the grandest building in Ypres. The medieval character of Ypres can be experienced in the cosy centre or on the Vauban Ramparts, the best preserved in the country. Although it was completely destroyed during the war, the Ypres Market Square was completely restored and is now one of the most beautiful market squares in Belgium. You can have a drink on one of the many terraces and just enjoy your view on historical Ypres or visit the many beautiful buildings reflecting Ypres' glorious past, or maybe enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants.
Includes return travel by coach and scheduled Eurotunnel crossing with free time in Ypres.
For further information on Ypres, please click here.
Wed 30 April
£36 per adult
De Panne or Ostend
De Panne in Belgium is a quiet and friendly town and is attractively situated in a sandy valley and is reported to have the most beautiful sand dunes on the North Sea coast of West Flanders. De Panne was originally a fishing village, very popular with artists, which quickly developed into a modern holiday centre. It is much favoured by the French, and has many attractions and leisure activities. The town and its surroundings became famous during the First World War as being the only unoccupied part of Belgium and the residence of King Albert and Queen Elizabeth. For further information on De Panne, please click here.
Or spend time in the well known enchanting Belgian seaside town of Ostend which combines a fascinating history with a thriving modern culture. Described as the cultural capital of the Belgian coast, it has become a firm favourite with British visitors. Ostend is Belgium's premier resort known as the "City by the Sea", with miles of sandy beaches. Stroll down the delightful wide promenades where you will find many shops to browse and buy or perhaps just relax in one of the many bars or restaurants. Ostend has grown from a humble fishing village into a lively and cosmopolitan seaside resort with a pretty harbour, marina, casino and pedestrianised shopping streets. Visitors will be amazed by all there is to see and do with many activities taking place all year round. It is a fine place to sample a wonderful, friendly European ambience. For further information on Ostend, please click here.
Price includes scheduled Eurotunnel crossing and return travel by coach.
Sat 03 May
£34 per adult
Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway
Exbury Gardens and Steam Railway - a magical place in the New Forest National Park.
The Gardens are a spectacular 200 acre (100 hectare) site, world-famous for the Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and rare trees and shrubs. This earthly paradise offers a riot of colour in spring, an oasis of tranquility in summer followed by a splendid show as the leaves change in the autumn. Discover Exbury’s hidden beauty and escape the cares of the world as you explore a myriad of pathways.
The Railway follows a one and a quarter mile circular route on a 12 ¼” gauge and is a wonderful and evocative way to see the gardens. The sights and sounds of the liveried blue engines are a draw for visitors of all ages. After leaving Exbury Central Station, the train enters the Summer Lane Garden with a bridge, tunnel, causeway and series of individual themed gardens based on character and texture. The collection of plants reflect the seasons and can only be seen from the train. The railway track has a journey time of approximately twenty minutes.
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Price includes admission to gardens and ride on the steam railway plus return travel by coach. Subject to traffic and travel, we arrive late morning and have around 5 hours free time. We leave for home around 430pm. This may be a shared departure with another day trip.
May 2014 'A riot of colour' is perhaps an over-used phrase, but it is an apt way to describe Exbury in the spring. May is normally the very best time to see the renowned and superb Rothschild Collection of rhododendrons and azaleas.
October 2014 - Autumn Colours
Everyone thinks of Exbury in the Spring, but the Gardens are just as glorious in Autumn with fiery colours from maples, dogwoods and deciduous azaleas. The subtle light tones of Autumn reflect these colours dramatically. A special Autumn Trail leads visitors to the best of the colour.Also see Exbury's fantastic collection of Nerine sarniensis in an exhibition in the Five Arrows Gallery, specially prepared to highlight the extraordinary beauty of these hybrids as they scintillate under direct light.
Sat 03 May
£42 per adult
Bluebell Railway & Sheffield Park Gardens
The Bluebell is a heritage Steam Railway running through the glorious Sussex countryside and we enjoy a fantastic return journey on the UK’s first preserved standard gauge passenger railway.
The magnificent informal landscape garden at Sheffield Park was laid out in the 18th century by 'Capability' Brown and further developed in the early years of the 20th century by its owner, Arthur G. Soames. The original four lakes form the centrepiece. There are dramatic shows of daffodils and bluebells in spring, and the rhododendrons and azaleas are spectacular in early summer. Autumn brings stunning colours from the many rare trees and shrubs, and winter walks can be enjoyed in this garden for all seasons. Visitors on the coach day trip can now also explore South Park, 107 hectares (265 acres) of historic parkland, with stunning views.
Includes return travel by coach with entrance to Sheffield Park Gardens and a 90 minute return journey on the train at the Bluebell Railway.
A reduced price is available for National Trust members which can be selected during the booking process or please contact us for details.
Wed 07 May
£39 per adult
The great Royal Palace of Windsor Castle dominates the skyline of this delightful, historic town nestling on the banks of the Thames. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. Established in the 11th century by William The Conqueror, it has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years. It is an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen, whose standard flies from the Round Tower when she is in residence. See the magnificent State Apartments which are furnished with world-famous works of art, from paintings by Holbein, Rubens and Van Dyck to the tiny treasures in Queen Mary's Dolls' House.
Enjoy time at your leisure at the Castle and if you wish wander around the town and perhaps even take a cruise down the Thames.
This coach day trip includes return coach travel and entrance to Windsor Castle.
This may be a shared departure.
For more information on Windsor Castle, please click here
Thu 08 May
£43 per adult
Windsor & River Boat Lunch Cruise
Leaving Windsor Promenade, passengers will have excellent views of Windsor Castle and Eton College. After passing Windsor racecourse, the boat goes through Boveney Lock and passes Sutherland Grange. It then head towards Oakley Court, Queen's Eyot and Monkey Island where the boat turns for the journey back to Windsor.
While you take in the beautiful scenery of the Royal River Thames, you will be served a delicious light lunch.
Includes return travel by coach, cruise and lunch along with some free time in Windsor itself following the cruise.
This may be a shared departure.
Thu 08 May
£44 per adult
You can’t say the word Windsor without conjuring up images of the world’s oldest and largest inhabited castle, royalty, the changing of the guard, the River Thames and Eton College. Windsor thrives on its royal patronage, rich cultural heritage, stunning architecture and beautiful natural scenery. Add to this an abundance of quaint one-of-a-kind shops and culinary scene headed by the likes of Heston Blumenthal and you’ll have a reasonable idea of the treats in store for you in Windsor.
Around 5 hours free time in Windsor. Enjoy time at your leisure in either the town or at the Castle (entrance is not included). Perhaps even take a cruise down the Thames.
Includes return travel by coach. This may be a shared departure with another day trip.
Photographer: Peter Packer
The Royal Collection © 2010 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
For more information on Windsor, please click here
Thu 08 May
£27 per adult
Hatfield House & Gardens Coach Day Trip
Travellers on this coach day trip will visit the beautiful Hatfield House and stunning surrounding gardens.
Home of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury, the Estate has been in the Cecil family for 400 years. The House was built by Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury from 1607-11. Superb examples of Jacobean craftmanship can be seen throughout Hatfield House. The House is steeped in Elizabethan and Victorian political history. On display in the House are many historic mementoes collected over the centuries by the Cecils, one of England's foremost influential families. There is a marvellous collection of pictures, furnishings and historic armour.
The Victorian kitchen has been recreated to show life below stairs in a grand house as the staff prepare for the Queen Victoria's banquet and the royal visit to Hatfield House in 1846.
Elizabeth I spent much of her childhood happily at the Old Palace of Hatfield. Elizabeth held her first Council as Queen in the Great Hall, which is still in use today as a venue for social and corporate functions. The beautiful Knot Garden in front of the Old Palace was recreated in the Tudor style and can be viewed from the West Garden.
In the Park, an oak tree marks the place where the young Princess Elizabeth first heard of her accession to the throne.
The Garden at Hatfield House dates from the early 17th century when Robert Cecil employed John Tradescant the Elder to collect plants for his new home. Tradescant travelled all over Europe to bring back trees, plants and fruit trees, which had never previously been grown in England. The West garden includes a scented garden, new borders and a spectacular sundial commissioned for the anniversary year.
Our visit includes entry to the House, Park & West Garden. You are not able to visit Lord and Lady Salisbury's private East Garden except on Wednesday visits. For further information about Hatfield House, please click here
Our visit on Saturday 10th May 2014 coincides with the extra special Living Crafts event, celebrating its 40th Anniversary. For an enjoyable and entertaining creative day out, this leading UK craft experience includes ‘Have a go’ workshops, art lectures, spectacular live craft demonstrations, a sculpture school and entertainment and features over 300 acclaimed British designer-makers. Entry to the event is included in our price. Further information at www.livingcrafts.co.uk
Image: Permission Hatfield House
Sat 10 May
£40 per adult
We visit St. Albans - Hertfordshire's oldest town - which has risen from an Iron Age settlement into a vibrant modern city over the course of 2000 years of human occupation. There is an abundance of shopping streets overflowing with just about every type of shop selling many varied goods. Our visit coincides with St Albans Market Day, one of the most colourful and vibrant street markets in the South of England with over 170 stalls. Alternatively there are a number of museums plus St Albans Abbey, the jewel in the historical crown of St Albans - with something to interest everyone. Click here for more information.
Price includes return coach travel. This may be a shared departure.
Sat 10 May
£26 per adult
We visit Butterfly World near St Albans. This £27 million project was conceived by Clive Farrell, a butterfly fanatic and lepidopterist whose dream was to create a tribute to the butterfly and a dedicated centre of learning for the preservation of this fragile and beautiful species. Along with the support of patrons (who include Sir David Attenborough, Professor Dr David Bellamy, Alan Titchmarsh, Emilia Fox and Baroness Helena Kennedy) the project was launched in 2008 at an event at the Royal Society in London. Highlights include:
Tropical Butterfly House - Come and see butterflies in their tropical habitat. At any one time you will be able to see between 500-800 butterflies, from 15-20 species. Look carefully and you will see eggs and caterpillars on the plants, and even some pupae.
Ant World - The largest leaf cutter ant colony in the country! Visit the colonies of leaf cutter ants. This species invented farming and living in a 'city'. They each have their own jobs and work together to support their Queen. Don't miss this fascinating attraction.
Designer Gardens - The nineteen designer gardens are a pleasure to take a relaxed walk through. Including three newly planted gardens this season they have been planted to attract native butterflies back into the Hertfordshire countryside.
You can enjoy a selection of hot and cold food, drinks and cakes, ice creams, etc., in a comfortable and relaxed setting at the Nectar House Cafe.
Click here for further information about Butterfly World.
We also include a visit to St. Albans - Hertfordshire's oldest town - which has risen from an Iron Age settlement into a vibrant modern city over the course of 2000 years of human occupation. There is an abundance of shopping streets overflowing with just about every type of shop selling many varied goods. Our visit coincides with St Albans Market Day, one of the most colourful and vibrant street markets in the South of England with over 170 stalls. Alternatively there are a number of museums plus St Albans Abbey, the jewel in the historical crown of St Albans - with something to interest everyone. Click here for more information.
Price includes return coach travel and entry to Butterfly World. This may be a shared departure.
Sat 10 May
£32 per adult
This wonderful coach day trip takes you to one of Europe's most beautiful and best-preserved medieval cities, with something to see at every turn.
Not many people realise that the historic Belgian town of Bruges, or Brugge in Flemish, is in fact within easy driving distance from Calais to make an ideal day trip destination. Bruges has been called "The Venice of the North" due to its canal-lined streets and stunning architecture. It is easy to explore on foot, by horse-drawn carriage or canal cruiser. Tempting Belgian chocolates, beautiful hand-made lace and world-famous beers make Bruges one of our most popular destinations.
Bruges boasts a rich cultural heritage. The majestic past of Bruges lives on in the many works of art that can be seen in the many museums, often housed in historic buildings. The many places of interest, too, are silent witnesses to the city’s rich heritage. Bruges has a lot to offer from a culinary perspective too. Many restaurants offer typical regional dishes of Bruges as well as exotic delicacies for different tastes and budgets.
Normally a minimum of 4 hours in Bruges subject to travel time. So as to preserve its unique heritage for locals and visitors alike,coaches are not allowed into the inner city. We therefore park at the coach park which is a flat, leisurely 20 minute walk to the main city centre or closeby there is a bus stop where a frequent bus service runs to and from the city centre.
Price includes return travel by coach and scheduled Eurotunnel crossing.
PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NO STOPS AT ANY WAREHOUSES, SUPERMARKETS OR OTHER OUTLETS SCHEDULED TO BE INCLUDED ON THIS TRIP.
For our other trips to Bruges, please click here
For more information on Bruges including maps and other practical information plus city highlights and places of interest, please click here
Sun 11 May
£36 per adult
Dieppe - Gardens of Le Bois des Moutiers
France is home to some of the most beautiful gardens in all of Europe.
In this full day excursion we take the tunnel and follow the channel coastline south, across the estuary of the Somme and continuing into Haute-Normandie and onwards to the small village of Varengeville, a few miles past Dieppe and in all about a two-hour drive from Calais.
We expect to arrive in Dieppe around 11:30am and give ourselves a couple of hours free time in this historic seaport before continuing the short distance to Le Bois des Moutiers.
We have a full afternoon here to enjoy the superb English gardens set in the extensive grounds of a 19th Century house by Lutyens, and with pathways down to the sea less than a mile away. The estate is listed as a historical monument and as one of the Remarkable Gardens of France.
The following visitor comments on Trip Advisor speak for themselves – they typify the enthusiastic reviews of people who have visited.
“This is surely one of the most under recognised destinations to visit a classic English country house and garden. This is an important and delightful Lutyens house, much more intimate than others I have visited as it is one of his first works. It has a well preserved and superbly maintained garden the equal of many in the UK and comparable with Sissinghurst for its size, location and beauty, We went there by impulse and were astonished - it is worth a journey for those who enjoy such things, especially if you can go when the house is open to view. A very good and memorable visit.”
“A Lutyens designed Arts & Crafts house set within a garden by Gertrude Jekyll and extensive park beyond, this is worth a visit at any time of the year - although the house is only open in the summer. To make the most of a visit it is worth the short drive to the church of Saint Valery and the Cemetery Marin. The main reason to visit is for the tomb of the painter, Georges Braque, but the setting high on a hill at the edge of the sea and overlooking the Alabaster coast is breathtaking.”
Our visit will include an introductory welcome by the Park’s Director, M. Antoine Bouchayer-Mallet, after which we will be at liberty to stroll the grounds at leisure.
A guided visit to the Lutyens house is available but as capacity is limited this must be booked with us as an optional extra and we will then make the arrangements for you. The cost is an additional £10.
In concluding our afternoon we pay a brief visit to the Church of St Valery to enjoy its memorable vista over the Channel coast, before returning to Calais for our 21:20 tunnel crossing. This should offer us sufficient time for a brief hypermarket stop in Boulogne.
Includes return travel by coach,scheduled Eurotunnel crossing and entrance to the gardens of Le Bois Des Moutiers. Please note: Early morning start. No catering facilities are available at the venue.
SCHEDULE OF VISITS 2014
Tuesday 13th May
for the azaleas and rhododendrons
Tuesday 8th July
for the midsummer flowers
Wednesday 15th October
for Autumn colours
Tue 13 May
£48 per adult
Spirit Of Summer Fair at Olympia
A hand-picked collection of boutiques presenting interiors and fashion accessories you simply won’t find on the high street...
Taking place against the stunning backdrop of Kensington’s London Olympia, the Spirit of Summer Fair is the perfect day to spend on your own or with friends or family and provides the most discerning of shoppers the chance to shop, dine and socialise in style.
Spirit of Summer Fair: The Event for Stylish Living returns for its 6th year at Olympia Grand London, presenting a prestigious collection of independent boutiques and trend setting designer makers, in addition to some of the finest brands in the UK. For a truly unique shopping experience, all boutiques are hand-picked for their quality, originality and style in association with House & Garden.
Discover beautiful interiors, garden and decorative accessories, striking fashion pieces and children’s clothing, all alongside original summer gifts and artisan food and drink. Let a memorable day at the Fair inspire stylish living, whether it’s for your home, holiday or summer soirée and enjoy complimentary inspirational workshops and theatre presentations by London’s leading interior, lifestyle and gastronomic experts.
Savour the flavours of fresh, delectable, seasonal fare in our Summer Food Hall where you will find the perfect ingredients. From French charcuterie’s offering Foie Gras to prize beef from the Scottish highlands, you will find a fine selection of delicacies. Visit the Great Taste Awards Theatre and taste award-winning produce from specialist artisan producers.
Whether you are looking to refresh your summer style, find decorating ideas for your home or garden, discover some delectable treats or simply relax with friends and dine in style - Spirit of Summer Fair has a wealth of inspiration...
For more information about the show, please click here.
Price includes return travel by coach with show entrance ticket.
This may be a shared departure.
Wed 14 May
£39 per adult