Spring has arrived in London!

The sunshine has finally made its way back to London. Without doubt, the spring and summer seasons are fantastic times of the year to visit the capital and always help make outings and day trips that much better!

Big Ben looking glorious in the London Spring Sun

Big Ben looking glorious in the London Spring Sun

So what are we looking forward to over the coming months? Well to begin with, there’s:

– Strawberries and cream at the Wimbledon Lawn tennis club
– UEFA Euro 2016 Football. Its been four years since the last tournament: catch the best matches on big screens all over London or for the more adventurous, pop over to Paris to see the games live with our friends at Paris Magical Tours.
– Music festivals, garden parties and lunches at roof top terrace pubs

– The horse racing season, including Royal Ascot: ladies in fine hats and dresses and gentlemen in tails

– Royal Celebrations: The Trooping of the Colour to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday and the Order of the Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle: a stunning display of British tradition at its very best.
… and last but not least: more more hours of sunshine goodness!

London will also host for the very first time the London Games Festival. Celebrating everything from culture, art, the  business of games and video games – there is something for everyone including workshops, activities and the largest Monopoly board in Trafalgar Square!

Did you know that the Queen is lucky enough to have 2 birthdays? That’s right: although Her Majesty’s official birthday is in June, the Queen’s actual birthday falls on the 21st April. Look out for gun salutes being fired in Central London to mark the occasion.

Why not book a day out in London and spoil family and friends this Spring 2016? To make sure you have a wonderful experience this Spring, make sure to visit London Magical Tours to find out all about their  fantastic days out.


Wimbledon Tennis Tours

We are the champions: familiar faces Roger Federer and Serena Williams

We are the champions: familiar faces Roger Federer and Serena Williams

Located in the south west of the capital, Wimbledon is world-renown as the home of the prestigious lawn-tennis championships. But did you know that there is plenty to do in SW19 beyond this? Of course it gets busy during the 2 weeks of tennis (which run from the last week of June to the first week of July), but during the other 50 weeks of the year Wimbledon is a fantastic place to enjoy some ‘me-time’ with many shops, parks, restaurants, pubs and bars.

The horses from Wimbledon Village Stables passing through Wimbledon Village

The horses from Wimbledon Village Stables passing through Wimbledon Village

The beauty behind Wimbledon is that it somehow makes you feel like you are in the countryside while still being in greater London. This is especially true when you arrive into Wimbledon Common, the gorgeous open parkland located just behind Wimbledon Village. The Common provides the perfect place for cycling, walks or enjoying a picnic by the lake.

It is rare to find this combination of shopping, restaurants and park life all perfectly wrapped up in one town. As you walk around SW19 you can easily see why people are drawn to visit here no only for the tennis but for the variety of activities on offer.

You will also find many pubs and bars where you can enjoy a nice meal or a pint or two. A popular pub is the Alexandra located in the centre of Wimbledon, with its open roof terrace, especially welcoming during the warm summer months with panoramic views across the town.

Enjoy a refreshing meal on the roof top terrace of the Alexandra, Wimbledon

Enjoy a refreshing meal on the roof top terrace of the Alexandra, Wimbledon

A short walk will find you among the many shops of the town centre, the Wimbledon Imax Cinema, classic british supermarkets such as Tesco and Morrisons, as well as Centre Court – a shopping mall home to a variety of shops and restaurants. As you make your way up Wimbledon hill you will find Wimbledon Village, full of beautiful buildings and independent  shops as well as famous fashion brands.

Tennis Rackets

Tennis Rackets as found inside the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

The Ultimate Prize in Tennis: The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship Cup

The Ultimate Prize in Tennis: The Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship Cup

For those visiting, London Magical Tours offers a fantastic outing to Wimbledon where you can visit Wimbledon village, Wimbledon Common and the famous lawn tennis club, including tours of the world’s most famous tennis courts and the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum. Here you can experience the magic of Wimbledon any time of year. If visiting during Wimbledon, enjoy a Private VIP London Guided Tour in the morning before enjoying a pre-booked traditional meal in Wimbledon, followed by a match at the world famous Wimbledon tennis courts, exclusively for London Magical Tours clients (large groups are also welcome).

With the tennis just around the corner and the British Summer about to kick off, it is a fantastic time to come and discover Wimbledon with London Magical Tours.

a London Magical Tours group admiring the Fred Perry Statue during a visit to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Grounds

A London Magical Tours group admiring the Fred Perry Statue during a visit to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Grounds