We have a winner! Children’s Art Competition 2015 Prize Winners

As we near the end 2015, we delight in being able to announce the winners of this year’s Children’s Art Competition for both the over 10 and under 10 years old categories.

Children on London Magical Tours’ trips and excursions are given the chance to enter this fun competition which is run annually, drawing or writing all about their favourite London experience.

 

Children Art Competition

Smiling faces! Children with their entries for the 2015 Art Competition

The London Magical Tours judges had a very difficult decision to make given the quality of this year’s entrants: it was no easy feat choosing from the hundred of standout entries. In the end though, they managed to narrow it down to a select group of finalists.

So without further ado, here are the winner and runner up entries for the Children’s Art Competition 2015:

Winner 10 Years and Over: Goes to Joan Matthew age 11, Massachusetts. Written during one of our Magical Christmas Tours in December, Joan tells “Father Christmas” all about her action packed day in London, including when she got to see Her Majesty The Queen. What a lovely letter!

 

Dear Santa Winner

 

Winner Under 10’s: What an amazing effort from Aiden Zinke from Maryland – aged just 6! His beautiful description of seeing the Cullinan Diamond at the Jewel House inside the Tower of London warmed the hearts of all the judges.

 

Childrens Art Competition Under 10

 

Congratulations are due for all the prize winners. Stand out entries to have also made the final four included:

Claire Robertson age 12, from Texas. The judges loved reading how Claire recalled seeing the horses at the Royal stables (the Royal Mews) and how much of a highlight this was for her personally, as well as this wonderfully colourful piece of art by Claudia Sitjar age 5, from Barcelona, Spain.

 

God save the queen

 

Children Art Competition Colouring Entries

 

A huge thank you to everyone who entered for such great effort and work. Gifts and prizes are on their way to the lucky winners.

Would you like to enter next year’s competition? Read all about our London Tours for children with London Magical Tours for a fun and educational day out.


Children’s Art Competition – Favourite Entries

We are delighted to share with you all our favourite entries so far for this year’s Children Art Competition.

Throughout the year we enjoy treating our young visitors to the history of the sights of London, as well as the surrounding cities:

London Magical Tours guides are specialised in ensuring children have a balanced historical and enjoyable experience, very much valuing the importance of participating in a way that is both fun and educational. There is nothing better than seeing our visitor’s faces light up as they see history brought to life before their eyes, the ideal way to create lasting memories!

Below are some of our favourite entries so far for this year’s competition. Winner will be announced next month with prizes sent out to the winners in time for christmas – so stay tuned!

LMT Letter

Buckingham Palace

 

London Guard

LMT Letter 2

London Eye

LMT Letter 4


My London Magical A to Z Guide – Children’s Guidebook to London

We are delighted to announce the publishing of London Magical Tours’ very own guidebook for children:

My London Magical A To Z Guide

My London Magical A To Z Guide

My London Magical A to Z Guide is the perfect accompaniment to our excursions for all family visits, allowing children to follow the landmarks on their tour through a blend of drawings and clever anecdotes.

Covering many of the famous sites such as Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park, the book also helps young visitors to awaken an interest in London life by introducing central figures like the Monarch and the Prime Minister.

As can be seen in the examples below, every one of the beautiful hand drawn illustrations has been inspired by the artwork of children who take part in our London tours on a daily basis from all corners of the globe:

W is for Westminster

W is for Westminster

Printed in luxurious hardback form, My London Magical A to Z Guide makes a beautiful souvenir, a memento for every child to customise with their name and date of their London visit to forever be reminded of their sightseeing experience.

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London Christmas Tour Reviews: December 2013

We are happy to see so many smiling faces on our Magical Christmas Tours!

With plenty of sold out dates, this year’s tours are proving to be another great success. Thank you to all our clients who have been nice enough to share their feedback, we are delighted with the comments received so far. A lot of effort goes into each year’s tours to make them better than ever before and it is wonderful to hear that they are going down a treat.

So what makes a Christmas Tour truly magical? Here’s a sample of what you’ve been saying so far this holiday season while touring with London Magical Tours, including video commentary:


Mrs. Wilcox from Somerset, UK

Mrs. Wilcox from Somerset, UK

“Absolutely marvellous! Fantastic and knowledgeable tour guide”

Mr. Vos from Amsterdam, Holland

Mr. Vos from Amsterdam, Holland

“Fantastic tour. A true professional experience, a great job done by our guide and also by our chauffeur. Merry Christmas!”

Our London Christmas Lights Tours run through until January 6th 2014. We look forward to seeing you!


London Christmas 2013 – Tour Updates

London Christmas 2013

London Christmas 2013

As we approach the official start of 2013’s Christmas tours, we can now reveal some of the little optional extras we have added for this year’s itineraries:

Mince Pie and Wine wine-mince-pies
What better way to enjoy the best of the London decorations and lights than with the most famous of English Christmas traditions – a delicious mince pie with a glass of red wine – perfect to keep warm on a frosty Christmas night!

This special treat is available to order with your tour at 10 GBP per person.

Personal Visit from Father Christmas
For many years we have received special requests asking whether there was any way to be able to guarantee a visit from Santa during the Magical Christmas tours. Well, for the first time ever and after much deliberation with the man himself … we now can!

Father Christmas will be taking a well deserved break from his workshop at the North Pole on select dates during November and December to pay a totally private and personal visit to guests who request this service. Magically appearing during the course of your Christmas tour, Santa Claus will be on hand with a special gift to make your tour a truly memorable experience, with plenty of photograph opportunities. Offered exclusively as an option on our private tours.

Luxury Car Upgrade- 50% off Promotion
Wish to sightsee in true style? For that extra special touch, upgrade to our luxury fleet of Mercedes and Jaguar vehicles to enjoy the best of London at Christmas in the utmost comfort. Offered on select dates during November and December at a promotional rate, saving 50% off the standard upgrade price.

Watch the latest Christmas tours teaser video, new for 2013 with tour comments and sample tour footage:

Still needing a little extra holiday cheer? Get into the spirit by viewing our official London Christmas Tours video trailer, which is also the featured video of the month at VisitBritain.tv, the TV channel for the official tourist board for Great Britain.

Let us be the first to wish you a magical Christmas season – we look forward to seeing you!