The Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2017

Summer is just around the corner and that can only mean one thing – the Wimbledon 2017 Tennis Champions are almost upon us!

What are the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships?

Since 1877, Wimbledon in South West London has been home to the oldest tennis tournament in the world. With over 1/2 a million visitors during the 2 weeks of the year, it is the place to be for the very best in world tennis.

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Djokovic Vs Murray at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships

When is Wimbledon this year?

Wimbledon 2017 will take place from Monday 3rd of July through to Sunday the 16th of July.

What makes Wimbledon different?

Tennis at Wimbledon is the stuff of legend. Apart from being the oldest tennis tournament, some unique characteristics separate a Wimbledon tennis match:

1. Players must be dressed in all white

2. The matches are played on grass courts

3. Spectators must feast on Strawberries dipped in cream with a round of Pimms*

*This last one is not necessarily an obligation, but still great fun!

Royal visitors Kate and William enjoy the tennis at Wimbledon

Royal visitors HRH Princess Catherine and HRH Prince William enjoying the tennis at Wimbledon

Why not visit Wimbledon this year and enjoy the very best in tennis? What’s more, you can join one of London Magical Tours’ professional guides on a special visit through the history of the game at the official lawn tennis museum and tour the beautiful Wimbledon Village. See more of what Wimbledon has on offer on Wimbledon Tennis Tours through London Magical Tours.

How to spend Valentines Day 2017 in London

 

Valentines Day 2017 in London

Valentines Day 2017 in London

Whether you are single or feeling romantic, there is always fun activities to in London on the 14th of February.

Here are a few ideas to spark your imagination and inspire your this Valentines Day 2017:

Kensington Palace:

Visit the home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and other Royal Couples from British history.

West End:

Enjoy a magical musical or theatre show during the evening. Alternatively catch a classic movie or one of the latest blockbusters.

The London Eye:

Soar above London with a ride on the London Eye and why not indulge with champagne and chocolates on the ride.

The View from the Shard:

Enjoy breathtaking views and catch the sunset from the top of the Shard.

Enjoy the breathtaking views London has to offer this Valentines day

Enjoy the breathtaking views London has to offer this Valentines day

Romantic Evening Tours:

Enjoy the highlights of London with a private London Magical Tour covering the romantic locations of the city at night. Whats more, include champagne and chocolate gifts in the comfort of your private chauffeur driven vehicle with additional private London tour guide.


The Magic of London

A young girl appears to lose her pet dog in central London. But all may not be as it seems ….

Filmed as part of our Magic of London series, simply click on the video link below to watch the short video in Full HD:

Our special thanks to Fortnum and Mason, Piccadilly Arcade, the Royal Albert Hall and all of the London Magical Tours team who helped with filming.

Are you thinking of visiting London soon? Why not treat yourself to our range of Private London Tours, all of which are available with complimentary pickup and return to your central London hotel. The difference is indeed Magical!




Blessings from Her Majesty

We are delighted to share a lovely letter that our director Ana Cartland recently received from Her Majesty The Queen in response to the wonderful works of art made by the young visitors on our tours during 2016.

Earlier this year Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday and London Magical Tours helped mark the special occasion by showing Her Majesty some of the many wonderful examples of art work made on our London tours for children.

Our expert team of family friendly guides love to interact with young visitors, not just teaching them about the history of London and England but also making it a fun and memorable experience. Our specialist children’s program focuses on the use of art and colour to help with learning – many wonderful examples are frequently published on the blog.

We are delighted to share The Queen’s response below:

 

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A big thank you to all our young visitors who submitted entries. We would like to wish Her Majesty continued health and many happy returns from everyone at London Magical Tours.

Let the planning for the 100th birthday celebrations begin!

 


Things To Do: Halloween and Bonfire Night 2016

We are very much looking forward to what London has to offer over the next few months.

With Halloween and the Bonfire Night festivities on the way, here is a round up of our favourite upcoming events that should not be missed if you’re visiting London.

 

Halloween 2016: Monday 31st October 

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Get your face paint and fancy dress on – Halloween in London is easily one of the best nights out for kids and adults alike. There are loads of great things to do from:

– Picking your own pumpkin and carving it into a scary face down at Strawberry Farm

– Exploring the witches den and creating your own potions in Hyde Park’s Education Centre at the family-friendly open day.

– Getting make up tips so that you can perfect your ‘scary face’ at the London Dungeon.

 

Young visitors learning about London on a private tour

Young visitors learning about London on a private tour

 

Bonfire Night 2016: Saturday 5th November

Bonfire night, otherwise known as “Fireworks Night” or “Guy Fawkes Night”, is the anniversary of the 5th November 1605, when Guy Fawkes’ plot to blow up the House of Parliament came to a spectacular end. In London and throughout the UK, we celebrate the occasion by lighting the night with spectacular firework displays!

 

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London Magical Tours’ London Night Tours are an experience not to be missed and are a great way of viewing London with children this Halloween and Guy Fawkes night.

As night falls over London, the city’s old Victorian lamps become lit. From the bright lights of the West End, to illuminated icons like Waterloo Bridge and the spectacular Houses of Parliament: discover the best of London with your own professional tour team. Come and join us!