Looking forward to Easter 2023 in London!

Traditional Afternoon Tea with plenty of Easter treats for our London Magical Tours Visitors

Traditional Afternoon Tea with plenty of Easter treats for our London Magical Tours Visitors

If you were to ask a Londoner what is the capital like during Easter, they will undoubtedly inform you “it’s bloody brilliant mate!” And rightly so! From picnics in the dazzling sunshine to Easter eggs hunts, there is truly something for everyone during the Easter break in London.

Easter weekend this year starts on Good Friday on the 7th of April 2023 and runs through to Easter Monday on the 10th of April 2023. Here are some of our favourite activities to make sure this Easter is the best one yet:

Hyde Park:

Our top pick is to make the most of the sunshine and enjoy a day out in London’s premiere park. In a previous life, Hyde Park was the private hunting grounds of King Henry VIII – today the park is open up to all the general public.  To get in the spirit of Easter, why not enjoy a picnic or even venture out on your own boat and explore the glorious Serpentine lake.

The Passion of the Christ Ceremony:

With a cast of over 100 actors (including horses, donkeys and doves), this open-air re-enactment of the story of Jesus is a must on Good Friday. Featuring volunteers who have come to London from all over the globe, it is truly a spectacular way of celebrating the story of Easter in London’s Trafalgar Square (large screens are also put on display to ensure nobody misses the story!)

London’s Best Chocolate Shops:

Whether you are on an Easter egg hunt with the family or simply looking to indulge your sweet-tooth, you are sure to find the perfect chocolate treats in London. Our top pick would be a visit to Charbonnel et Walker in Bond’s street ‘Royal Arcade’. Here you will be transported back to 19th century Victorian England, with the shops of the arcade filled with Easter goodies. With so many chocolate flavours (ranging from salted caramel to vodka or even afternoon tea favoured chocs) it will certainly be difficult to find your personal favourite.

Daffodils and Easter Egg Hunts:

Whether exploring London’s very own Green Park, St. James’s Park or even the garden’s at Hampton Court, you are sure to find a sea of yellow in during the spring, with over 1 million daffodils in bloom. Unusually, the park has no “formal” flower beds; rumour has it that King Charles’ II wife had them all removed after he was caught picking flowers there for another lover – ouch!

Easter Egg Hunts:

London Magical Tours are offering Easter Egg Hunts as part of their tours (take a look at some of our guests enjoying their Easter holidays in London in the video below!).

Combine your Private London Tour, Private Windsor Tour or even your Private Hampton Court Tour with an Easter Egg hunt! Our favourite is exploring Hampton Court Palace with its acres of palace gardens and its fantastic maze – it’s a sure way to make this Easter 2023 an unforgettable experience! (*non- chocolate rewards are also available on request).

 

 

We hope you gathered  a few ideas of how to make the most of your Easter 2023 visit to London. 

What are some of your favourite Easter activities?

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Spring 2023: Visiting the United Kingdom

As February 2023 draws to a close, there is a sense of excitement as we wave goodbye to the colder winter months and welcome the sunshine and first blossoms of spring.

Today in the UK it is Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake day! As the start of Lent begins officially tomorrow Wednesday 21st of February, here on the London blog we are taking a closer look at just what Spring has in store for our London visitors!

Looking at the best places to visit during Spring 2023? Well look no further, below are some of our favourite destinations!

Looking for the best places to visit during Spring 2023? Well look no further, below are some of our favourite destinations!

Baker Street:

With the recent BBC television series Sherlock, there has been demand to visit Baker Street home of Arthur Conan Doyles detective Sherlock Holmes. For  visitors of London who are keen Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts or are just simply looking for a London adventure, the Private Sherlock Holmes Tours are a real treat this spring season.

Hampton Court Palace:

First time visitors of London are usually keen to visit Buckingham Palace and rightly so! But did you know that just 1 hour from central London is another historic palace? Hampton Court was the home of King Henry VIII and today visitors from all over the world come to visit its grounds. Spring time at Hampton Court is just spectacular, with its gardens starting to blossom and its Maze proving a grand adventure for adults and children alike! London Magical Tours offer a fantastic day out with their Hampton Court Palace Private Tours

Exploring the United Kingdom as we welcome the Spring has never felt better!

Exploring the United Kingdom as we welcome the Spring has never felt better!

Greenway House:

Exploring Englands’ countryside has to be up there with one of the best things to do during the spring and summer months. Often referred to as “the loveliest place on Earth’ – Greenway House, located in Devon in the South of England, is the beloved former holiday dedicated to one of the world’s best selling novelists, dame Agatha Christie. New for 2023 is the  The Magical Agatha Christie Tour (12 hours) and offers the complete full day experience which is not to be missed.

The All Lawn Wimbledon Tennis Tour:

Get ready for Wimbledon with a visit to the All Lawn Tennis Club this Spring 2023

Get ready for Wimbledon with a visit to the All Lawn Tennis Club this Spring 2023

Nothing is as quintessentially British as Wimbledon in the sunshine. Get ready for the tennis season 2023 by exploring Wimbledon. Why not venture on your very own Wimbledon Tennis Tour, that includes visiting the surrounding town of Wimbledon Village, the Tennis Championship grounds and even make time for a traditional British meal.

Stonehenge:

Exploring the countryside during Spring 2023

Exploring the countryside during Spring 2023

Stonehenge is arguably the most important prehistoric site in the United Kingdom. Just how was this feat achieved, a perfect circle with stones weighing up to 50 tonnes, all without machinery? Visiting the plains of Wiltshire is a sure way of welcoming in the spring sunshine! Take on Stonehenge with your very own Private Stonehenge Tour this spring.

Make the most of your next   trip to London!

Make the most of your next trip to London!

We hope you have enjoyed reading about our favourite places to visit during Spring 2023 and look forward to your visit! 

We would love to see how you welcome in this spring –

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London Christmas Tours 2022

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No sooner is Summer drawing to a close when we start being inundated with requests for this year’s Christmas tour dates!

One of the highlights of the holiday season in London, our Christmas special tours are the ultimate night out to discover the best of the capital during what is truly the most wonderful time of the year.

Still haven’t booked yours? Here’s a sneak peak at what you’re missing out on!

You never know who you might run into during a Magical Christmas Tour ...

You never know who you might run into during a Magical Christmas Tour …

London's Christmas markets

London’s Christmas markets

Our London Christmas Lights Tours are the original holiday themed tours, visiting the best of the festive lights in central London, alongside many off the beaten path locations.

Remember that unlike other tour offerings, this is not just the usual London landmarks. Our professional tour guides will take you out of the chauffeur driven sightseeing vehicles to hear the stories and learn about the traditions behind what it means to spend Christmas in London – the perfect holiday treat.

Christmas fairies - much loved by children on our Christmas tours!

Christmas fairies – much loved by children on our Christmas tours!

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Tower Bridge at Christmas: Magical …

The London Christmas Tours are running from 14th of November 2022 to 5th of January 2023.

Still need convincing? Take a look at some of the videos below for a little taste of what visitors have been saying about previous year’s Magical Christmas London Tours:

 

 


Platinum Jubilee – Her Majesty’s 70th Anniversary Celebrations

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Final preparations are now in full swing to celebrate this year’s very special milestone – Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Her Majesty Elizabeth II has become the first monarch to ever celebrate a Platinum Jubilee this year – an incredible 70 years of service to the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.

There has been an overwhelming amount of interest in visiting London this year as a direct result and many of the events and celebrations taking place will culminate in a 4 day weekend at the start of June. Here are the confirmed highlights at the start of June period in what is sure to be a spectacular start to the Summer in London:

Thursday 2nd June

The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour)

Starting at Buckingham Palace, the parade will go by the Mall to Horse Guards Parade, where more than 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will celebate The Queen’s official birthday. The Parade will finish with a spectacular fly-past of the Royal Air Force, watched by The Queen and Members of the Royal Family from the famous balcony at Buckingham Palace.

Friday 3rd June

Service of Thanksgiving

Her Majesty will attend a special service of thanksgiving to celebrate the 70 years of Her reign at St Paul’s Cathedral in central London.

Saturday 4th June

The Derby at Epsom Downs

Accompanied by members of the Royal Family, Her Majesty will attend the horse racing derby at Epsom Downs.

Platinum Party at the Palace

The BBC will host a special live concert from Buckingham Palace to celebrate Her Majesty’s special occasion. The spectacular show will bring together some of the world’s biggest musician and entertainment stars to celebrate each decade of Her Majesty’s 70 year reign.

Sunday 5th June

The Big Jubilee Lunch

The Big Lunch was an event started over a decade ago to encourage communities to come together to celebrate their connections and get to know each other more in a spirit of fun and friendship. In 2022 The Big Lunch will bring the Jubilee celebrations into the heart of every community.

At London Magical Tours we are very excited to celebrate this historic celebration with our guests from across the world. Discover the best that London has to offer with your own private London tours and celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in style.

 

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Freedom Day

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The United Kingdom will officially see the end of lockdown on the 19th of July 2021, otherwise known as “Freedom Day”.

As “Freedom Day” approaches, we take a closer look at what we can expect:

  • The ‘1 Metre rule’ will no longer be enforced
  • The Government’s order to work from home will end
  • The number of people we can meet up with in the UK will no longer be capped
  • The use of face masks will no longer be mandatory (however they will still be strongly encouraged)

It is important to remain cautious, as use of face masks and social distancing will be of great help in reducing the spread of Covid and the nation will be able to continue to ease back to some form of normality.

Looking to visit the UK? One of the great advantages of Private Tours is that your party can visit the famous landmarks of London and the surrounding cities away from the general public and from the comfort of your own private vehicle.

We are very much looking forward to “Freedom Day” and touring London with you during the summer.