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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Things to do this Easter 2020 in London

From Easter egg hunts to the Passion of the Christ live performance – there is something for everyone to enjoy this Easter 2020 in London.

London Easter Egg Hunts:

Visit the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace and search for Easter treasures. There is even a chance to decorate your very own easter eggs that you can take home.

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The Big Easter Egg Hunt, Covent Garden, London

Easter Weekend Mass: 

Celebrate the Easter weekend with mass at one of London’s churches. Our favourites include Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral (pictured below) and St. Martin’s in the fields.

Celebrate Easter Mass at St.  Paul's Cathedral

Celebrate Easter Mass at St. Paul’s Cathedral

Easter Chocolate in London:

What would Easter be like without some chocolate? Thankfully you need not worry; London has some of the best places where you can indulge on your sweet tooth cravings. Our favourites include Charbonnel et Walker (Bond Street), Le Jeune Chocolatiers and Choccywoccydoodah.

Choccywoccydoodah - the magical shop in London run by real-life Willy Wonkas.

Choccywoccydoodah – the magical shop in London run by real-life Willy Wonkas.

The Passion of Jesus:

Watch the magical performance of the Easter story in London’s Trafalgar Square. This year it takes place on Good Friday the 10th of April.

Easter Family Tours and attractions:

Discover the magic of Easter in London with the London private tours specialist London Magical Tours. With your very own tour guide and chauffeur, you can visit all the above Easter London locations and much more. Whats more London Magical Tours offer special Easter Egg Hunts as part of the tours to create a magical Easter experience for both children and adults alike.


Valentines Day in London

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep;
The more I give to thee, The more I have,
For both are infinite.”
― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

 

Valentines Day London

 

Every year we have hundreds of requests from visitors about where is the best place to propose while visiting London during the month of February on one of our VIP tours of London. Like Paris, London is a very beautiful city, with breathtaking romantic views, especially from the River Thames.

Did you know that ever since its inauguration back in the year 2000, more than 4,500 marriage proposals have taken place on the London Eye? There are over 4,000 restaurants spread across the central London area alone, covering every cuisine on earth.

If you’re planning a special occasion, let our VIP team help make your day one to remember. Whether its touring in our state of the art Rolls Royce with champagne, visiting some of Shakespeare’s favourite locations around the city or taking in a play at the Globe Theatre or the West End,  London offers some truly world class options to show off your true romantic side.


London Holiday Lights Tours

London Christmas Tours 2019

 

Our annual Christmas tours are now in full swing!

London is looking more festive than ever this year and we are delighted to hear how much our guests are enjoying discovering the best of the capital’s Christmas lights and decorations on our Magical London Christmas tours.

Our award winning London holiday lights tours return this holiday season from 10th of November 2019 to 6th of January 2020. Much more than just the best of the Christmas lights, the tours go on a special holiday  journey of discovery through the ages, from Dickens and secret Christmas trees, to the Victorian Squares and off the beaten path neighbourhoods from which so many of our festive traditions originate.

This year guests can opt to join one of our scheduled group tours or a private tour for ultimate privacy. Get away from the crowds with your own tour team: your own professional London Magical Tours guide plus in addition, an extra chauffeur, to avoid all parking worries. The tour makes extended stops to go outside of the vehicle with your professional guide, with plenty of opportunities for photographs and optional visits to Hamleys Toy Store, Harrods Christmas World or the traditional Victorian Arcades. Collection and return to your central London hotel or accommodation is included on private tours for the perfect holiday experience.

 

London Holiday Lights Tours 2019

 

Still need convincing?

We understand how useful it is to see live videos and hear previous guests talk about their tours when choosing your own sightseeing experience. To this end, our ever popular Client of the Month Featurette is making a holiday special return this month:

Filmed live on location immediately after a tour, it places the spotlight on one of our guests to share their thoughts on their sightseeing experience. No scripts, gimmicks or special effects. Just a simple live action review in their own words.

The latest entry is a review of the Private Magical Christmas Tour at VIP level. Simply click on the video link below to see it in full 4K High Definition:

 

 

Wish to watch more guest feedback videos? You can view other client of the month videos by clicking on these links:
Client of the Month Part I
Client of the Month Part II
Client of the Month Part III
Client of the Month Part IV
Client of the Month Part V
Client of the Month Part VI

 


Shakespeare in Love – Valentines Day 2019

Hear my soul speak:

The very instant that I saw you, did

My heart fly to your service.

Hamlet, William Shakespeare

 

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It’s February and romance is in the air!

With all its world famous theatres, restaurants and night life, London is one of the most romantic places to spend Valentine’s day.

To make the most of the occasion this year, why not treat your loved one to a private tour of London for a truly memorable experience. This special time of year sees a marked increase in requests for our Evening and Night tours, which can be customised to include special behind the scenes visit to discover the London of the the greatest writer on the theme of love himself – William Shakespeare.

Although Shakespeare was born in Stratford upon Avon, it was in the City of London where he wrote most of his best plays over four hundred years ago: plays which are still being performed today.

Back in 1580 Greater London’s population was c. 200,000 inhabitants, versus almost 14 million today. While much has changed since the end of the Elizabethan period that Shakespeare was writing in, there are still a surprising number of curiosities and off the beaten path locations from the great bard’s time which can be discovered on London Magical Tours’ private London tours, including:

 

  • The Staple Inn, a Tudor building on the south side of High Holborn street, the last surviving Inn of Chancery. It was designated a grade I listed building in 1974.
  • Majestic Southwark Cathedral.  A gothic structure with foundations dating back to the year 1220, Southwark Cathedral is located only a few steps away from where Shakespeare’s original Globe Theatre was located back then. A life size statue of the playwright is found inside the cathedral. Opposite it are stain colour windows that reflect some of his most famous plays including The Tempest and Hamlet. Did you know that one of Shakespeare’s brothers was actually a fine actor?
  • Back in Shakespeare’s time, St. Paul Cathedral existed but without the famous dome built years later by Sir Christopher Wren. That original St Paul’s burnt down as a consequence of the Fire of London of 1666.
  • As part of several off the beaten path Shakespeare locations, is a great little treat in Cripple Gate, the old neighbourhood where Shakespeare actually lived. He has never been forgotten in his neighbourhood and hints of romance exist all around …

 

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London Magical Tours is offering romantic Valentines Day London Tours throughout the month of February, including the night of the 14th. Make sure not to miss the London Night Tour which takes on a very special romantic twist: it includes the best night lit highlights of Royal London with your own professional tour guide, plus an additional chauffeur to avoid parking worries and enjoy a truly special experience. Whats more, VIP level guests can include champagne and chocolate gifts in the comfort of your private chauffeur driven vehicle, the perfect romantic treat to help make Valentines Day 2019 the best one yet.