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London Days Tours

Londonís Underground Railway

Londonís Underground Railway

  • The day is led by Andrew Martin, journalist, novelist, historian and author of Underground Overground: a Passenger's History of the Tube (2012).
  • Starts at Baker Street and ends at Southwark.
  • Visit TFL headquarters at 55 Broadway by special arrangement.
–12 Mar 2015
1 days
£186
–30 Apr 2015
1 days
£186
The Poetic Landscape

The Poetic Landscape

  • This day explores how the greatest of British Romantic landscape painters, Constable and Turner, strove to outdo the poetic visions, and magical effects of light, of 17th-century landscapists, among them Claude and Poussin.
  • The National Gallery in London has the finest collection of 17th-century landscape in the world, while Tate Britain displays the largest collection of Turner.
  • This includes lunch at the National Restaurant, mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments and one taxi journey.
–17 Mar 2015
1 days
£190
–16 Apr 2015
1 days
£190
The Ever-Changing City Skyline

The Ever-Changing City Skyline

  • Starting at St Paul’s, we see some of the planning challenges posed by the ‘reframing’ of the Cathedral over the last decades.
  • A Gherkin sits alongside a Cheese-Grater, and the Walkie-Talkie provides a high-level opportunity to contemplate the ever-changing City below.
  • Led by Professor Peter Rees, who for twenty-eight years was the City of London’s chief planning officer, and since 2014 has been Professor of Places and City Planning at University College London.
–24 Mar 2015
1 days
£195
Seven Churches & A Synagogue

Seven Churches & A Synagogue

  • Visits to St Bartholomew the Great, Temple Church, St Stephen Walbrook, St Mary-le-Strand, Christ Church Spitalfields, All Saint's Margaret Street, St Cyprian's and Bevis Marks Synagogue.
  • Lunch at Middle Temple Hall.
  • Travel is by private coach, but there is quite a lot of walking.
–26 Mar 2015
1 days
£205
–23 Jun 2015
1 days
£205
–17 Sep 2015
1 days
£205
Handel in London

Handel in London

  • The day begins at Russell Square with a short walk to Bloomsbury and the remarkable hall of the Foundling Hospital where Handel’s own performances of Messiah raised huge sums for the hospital.
  • The day includes refreshments, supper, travel by Underground and taxi, special arrangements and top-category tickets for the evening concert costing £35.
  • Led by musicologist Richard Wigmore.
–14 Apr 2015
1 days
£211
Dixon Jones

Dixon Jones

  • Examine the cultural institutions transformed, or built in its entirety, by the architectural firm Dixon Jones.
  • Jeremy Dixon himself is our guide for this day, for which some very special arrangements have been made.
  • Begins at Exhibition Road in South Kensington, which the partnership transformed in 2012 into one of London’s most enjoyable streets.
–21 Apr 2015
1 days
£205
Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts

  • This day provides a splendid survey of the Arts & Crafts movement, with excellent examples in many media.
  • It begins with the 1859 Red House at Bexleyheath – as did the Movement – designed by Philip Webb for the Morris family.
  • Other places seen are a City pub (the Black Friar), a Chelsea church (Holy Trinity Sloane Street), a dining room in South Kensington (in the V&A, for which it was made), a Hammersmith home (Emery Walker’s) and a wallpaper factory in Chiswick. (Among the present occupants are Martin Randall Travel, and participants are invited in for a drink.)
–22 Apr 2015
1 days
£215
–13 May 2015
1 days
£215
Great Halls

Great Halls

  • This rather special London Day unlocks some of the grandest historic interiors and reveals a concatenation of architectural glories and significant sites which have probably never been cajoled into a single-day sequence before.
  • They are scattered across London from the City to Westminster, and across time from mediaeval to Inter-War.
  • The lecturer, Gavin Stamp, is a leading authority on British architecture, and a prolific author and columnist.
–23 Apr 2015
1 days
£220
The Italian Renaissance

The Italian Renaissance

  • London's National Gallery possesses the finest collection of Italian Renaissance art outside Italy.
  • Dr Antonia Whitley has led numerous tours for Martin Randall Travel, all predominantly with Renaissance subject matter.
  • Refreshments and lunch all served at the National Gallery Dining Rooms.
–28 Apr 2015
1 days
£180
–10 Nov 2015
1 days
£180
Memorials of the Great War

Memorials of the Great War

  • This itinerary takes in some of the most affecting and poignant examples of memorials of the Great War in central London.
  • Bronze, stone and stained glass; individual and group memorials; the selection reflects a wide variety of mood, design, style and genre.
  • The leader, Antonia Whitley, has taught an MA course in the war studies department of King’s College London and has developed a speciality in art and memorials associated with WW1.
–29 Apr 2015
1 days
£195
–12 May 2015
1 days
£195
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