With 1 month to go until all coronavirus guidelines are officially removed in the United Kingdom on the 21st of June 2021, we take a look at the latest lockdown news:
The UK government have asked the public to remain cautious by continuing to wear masks and err on the side of caution until the full removal of restrictions, however many of the lockdown rules have now been relaxed in England, Scotland and Wales.
What are the rules now?
Museums, theatres and cinemas can open
Hotels, Hostels and Bed & Breakfasts can reopen
Restaurants and pubs are able to serve customers indoors and social distancing guidelines have eased.
People can meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors
From the 21st of June 2021 it is hoped that all legal limits on social contact will be removed.
Summer is just around the corner and we could’nt be more excited for the sunshine in London and the warm weather!
To make things sweeter, the end of June 2021 marks the official end of the lockdown period, meaning we can all get back to some degree of normality with shops and restaurants opening. Next week on Monday 12th of April, certain services such as hairdressers and restaurants with opening outdoor seating areas will be permitted to open.
One new event that London has in store is the announcement that Buckingham Palace will be hosting picnics for the first time in its history. Thats right, members of the public will be able to enjoy the summer and dine like a royal!
From the 9th of July through to the 19th of September, visitors to the Palace will be able to freely roam the gardens and view the route filled with trees planted and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Covid safety measures will still be in place with masks and social distancing.
Make sure to book your Private London Tour to visit Buckingham Palace as well as the Royal Parks including Hyde Park, Green Park, St. James’ Park and make this summer a fun one to remember.
With social distancing measures lifted, we are delighted to announce that London Magical Tours is continuing to welcome visitors back to London and the surrounding cities. It is fantastic to hear from so many travellers eager to return and discover the best of the United Kingdom.
With reservations being made in advance, we would like to re-assure all of our guests that hygiene and your safety is of the utmost importance.
To this end, we have introduced the following measures to keep everyone safe:
All guests (as well as the tour guide and chauffeur) are to wear masks while touring inside of the vehicle.
Tour guides will practice social distancing according to the latest government regulations, maintaining a current distance of 2 metres from guests at all times when guiding outside of the vehicle.
Guides and chauffeurs will refrain from shaking hands and making physical contact with guests.
Offering visits away from the crowds, including priority fast track entry where available.
Private tours are the best way to avoid crowded areas and our tour guides are specialists in going off the beaten path, including behind the scenes opportunities and visits through quiet back streets.
Hand sanitiser will be available in all vehicles
A thorough sterilisation and clean of vehicles before each and every private tour – all surfaces will be cleaned and wiped down in accordance with latest Covid-19 practices.
Any guide or chauffeur with symptoms will be unable to report to work, no matter how mild, with regular Covid-19 testing taking place.
One of the main benefits of a private tour is that you are provided with your very own vehicle. Unlike bus tours, shared tours or visiting London via public transport, our private tours are exclusively for your party and provide a personalised experience to help you enjoy the cities away from the masses.
Visit the London Magical Tours website to plan your trip and book your next London Private Tour.
We are very much looking forward to seeing you all again.
We hope everyone is doing well during the current climate.
Every year we receive thousands of comments from happy visitors from across the globe that visit the UK on our group and private London tours. Many are featured in the customer comments section of the main London Magical Tours website. Every now and then we do however receive wonderful trip reports with stories and photos to match. We wanted to share one such example in this week’s blog, courtesy of the Terezakis family from New York.
Thank you for having the time to share your thoughts and comments on your London Magical Tour. We are thrilled to hear you had a truly magical time with us exploring London!
We only had 2 full days in London and didn’t want to waste them trying to see all the sights by ourselves so we booked a private tour with London Magical Tours. What a WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE! Our tour guide made it so much fun for all of us especially our 2 teenagers. His knowledge of the history of all the places we visited truly made the experience unforgettable. From St. James Palace to the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, fish and chips in Kensington, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye and ending with high tea, we covered so much in one day. Our driver was amazing as well!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND. We had a memorable experience thanks to London Magical Tours!
Thank you again for taking the time to send this wonderful feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again to London and the surrounding cities!
We would like to share this fantastic piece of inspirational news:
Captain Thomas Moore, 99 years of age, completed his target of 100 laps walk around his garden here in the United Kingdom. With less than a fortnight before his 100th birthday on April 30, the fundraising walk has currently raised £14million for the National Health Service amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
The fundraising campaign was launched last Thursday, and soon hit its initial target of £1,000 within the first 24 hours. With regards to the coronavirus pandemic, he told BBC news: ‘We will get through it, at the end of the day we shall all be okay again.’
Several staff members, friends and family of London Magical Tours’ team are currently serving in the front line in hospitals across the UK. We are so proud of the efforts they are putting in to help the NHS and are all very much looking forward to seeing them and our guests return on our London tours.