London/Paris Tour (Nov/Dec 2013)
20th Nov 2013-KL – London KLIA
20th Nov 2013-Check in hotel (London time)
|AFTER 12 HOURS ON BOARD...KLIA ---HEATHROW|
London is a leading global city with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence. It is one of the world's leading financial centres and has the fifth- or sixth-largest metropolitan area GDP in the world depending on measurement. London is a world cultural capital. It is the world's most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the world's largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic. London's 43 universities form the largest concentration of higher education in Europe. In 2012, London became the first city to host the modern Summer Olympic Games three times
21th Nov 2013
Tower of London,Thames River Cruise,The London Tower Bridge Exhibition & Shopping at Oxford Street
|Tower of London|
The Tower of London is one of the world’s most famous fortresses and has seen service as royal palace, prison, armoury and even a zoo. The ancient stones reverberate with dark secrets, priceless jewels glint in fortified vaults and pampered ravens strut the grounds.
Constructed over 900 years ago by William the Conqueror, the Tower of London is steeped in a rich history. This fortress was expanded by many medieval kings and is a grand structure used by Royals through the years as a refuge and powerbase.
|Thames River Cruise|
Thames river cruise is without doubt one of the best ways to see London, meandering through the heart of the city and past so many of its most famous attractions. See and experience the sights and splendour of this great city from the relaxed comfort of City Cruises modern, all-weather boats with open upper decks and spacious lower saloons with panoramic windows
Highlights of a Thames river cruise include the site of the Cutty Sark, Canary Wharf, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, the retired battle-cruiser - HMS Belfast; St Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Tate Modern. From the boat you get a closer view at Millennium Footbridge, controversially built for the turn of the new century; and of course Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, both recognized worldwide as iconic buildings of London.
|The London Tower Bridge Exhibition|
Learn about the history of the Bridge and how it was built. Interactive displays and videos provide an entertaining and informative guide to Tower Bridge in London and its place in the history of the River Thames
Shopping at Oxford Street
Oxford Street is a major road in the City of Westminster in the West End of London. It is Europe's busiest shopping street, and as of 2011 had approximately 300 shops.
22th Nov 2013
| Trafalgar Square|
Trafalgar Square is a public space and tourist attraction in central London, England, United Kingdom, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. It is situated in the borough of the City of Westminster. At its centre is Nelson's Column, which is guarded by four lion statues at its base. There are a number of commemorative statues and sculptures in the square, while one plinth, left empty since it was built in 1840, The Fourth Plinth, has been host to contemporary art since 1999. The square is also used for politicaldemonstrations and community gatherings, such as the celebration of New Year's Eve.Read More:Trafalgar_Square
The name is taken from the vast Palace of Whitehall that used to occupy the area but which was largely destroyed by fire in 1698. Whitehall was originally a wide road that led to the front of the palace. Trafalgar Square was built at its northern extremity in the early 19th century. The southernmost portion between Parliament Square and Downing Street is named Parliament Street. Combined, Parliament Street and Whitehall cover a distance of about 0.6 mile (1 km).
Whitehall is also widely known for a number of memorial statues and monuments, including Britain's primary war memorial, the Cenotaph.
|Big Ben-UK Parliament|
Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clockat the north end of the Palace of Westminster inLondon, and often extended to refer to the clock and the clock tower.
Read More:Big Ben.
|China Town-Leicester Square|
The present Chinatown is part of the Soho area of the City of Westminster, occupying the area in and around Gerrard Street. It contains a number of Chinese restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets, souvenir shops, and other Chinese-run businesses.
the official London residence and principal workplace of the British monarch.
23th Nov 2013
Windsor Castle ,Eton College
Eton College is one of the most exclusive educational establishments in the world. . King Henry VI set up the college in 1440 for the purposes of educating only seventy of the poorest scholars in the country!
Cloisters is the oldest classroom in the College and the College Chapel and experience how the first students would have lived and worked here.
This Eton tourist attraction is famous for sticking closely to its historical roots and traditions - scholars are still to be seen sporting the original School Dress of black tailcoats and pin striped trousers. With 19 former British Prime Ministers numbered among the former pupils, there are few other educational establishments in the UK as steeped in tradition and history as Eton College.
24th Nov 2013
Asia House & Emirates Stadium(Matchday)
Asia House & Emirates Stadium(Matchday)
|ASIA HOUSE LONDON|
Asia House, is a non-profit, non-political Pan-Asian organisation in the UK. It was founded in 1996 by a small group led by Sir Peter Wakefield
Asia House Cultural Programmes feature lectures and discussion, exhibitions, film and performance, from or about 40 countries of Asia from the Persian Gulf to the Pacific annual events such as the Asia House Festival of Asian Literature, the Asia House Pan-Asia Film Festival,the Connecting Contemporary Cultures series, and a broad program of talks, debates and discussions.
Read More:Asia_House & http://www.asiahouse.org/
|EMIRATES STADIUM ARSENAL|
The Emirates Stadium is a modern marvel with a capacity of over 60,000 it was built 2006 on a plot of land adjacent to the former home to Arsenal, Highbury. The stadium is a triumph of modern sports stadia architecture and was the centre piece of a wider regeneration project of the surrounding area.
25th Nov 2013
| Oxford University|
The University of Oxford is one of the leading universities in the world.
|Museum of Oxford|
Explore Oxford is the only museum exhibition, in a city of world-class museums and heritage offers, telling the story of Oxford and its people.VisitingtheMuseumofOxford.
| Oxford University|
The University Parks are a 70-acre parkland area in the northeast of city. It is open free of charge to the public during daylight hours. As well as providing beautiful gardens and rare and exotic plants, the parks contains numerous sports fields, used for official and unofficial fixtures.
|Lunch @Oxford University|
|CHRIST CHURCH@OXFORD UNIVERSITY|
Christ Church is a unique institution, one of the largest colleges in the University of Oxford and the Cathedral Church for the Diocese of Oxford. It has a world famous Cathedral Choir; scholarly collections of books and art; and is enjoyed by many people as visitors or guests at conferences and Summer schools.
Christ Church has a fascinating history and many distinguished people have studied here including John Locke, Robert Hooke, John Wesley, Robert Peel, William Gladstone, W.H. Auden, David Dimbleby, Rowan Williams, Richard Curtis and Howard Goodall.
|BOTANICAL GARDEN @ OXFORD|
The oldest botanic garden in Britain
The Botanic Garden on the High Street is the oldest botanic garden in the UK and the third-oldest scientific garden in the world. It contains over 8,000 different plant species on 1.8 hectares (4½ acres). It is one of the most diverse yet compact collections of plants in the world and includes representatives from over 90% of the higher plant families.www.botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk
26th Nov 2013
St Paul's Cathedral ,Tate Modern ,The HMS Belfast ,The London Bridge Experience! ,Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
|St Paul's Cathedral |
Built between 1675 and 1710, the cathedral went through a £40 million programme of cleaning and repair work for its 300th anniversary and the work has transformed the exterior and interior of the building.
There is so much to discover throughout this vast cathedral including The Aspe, an American Memorial Chapel dedicated to servicemen and women who died during World War II. Also there is The Quire, where the choir and priest sit during services and is home to the cathedrals grand Organ and High Altar.
The highlight of St Paul's Cathedral is the remarkable Whispering Gallery, situated 30 metres above the cathedral floor and is famous for its acoustics.
Below the cathedral in the elegant and spacious crypt, are the tombs and memorials of such historical luminaries as Admiral Lord Nelson and the Duke Of Wellington.
|St Paul's Cathedral -Bird's eye view |
Another 55 metres above the Whispering Gallery is the Golden Gallery which offers breathtaking panoramic views of central London for those with the energy to climb the 530 steps.
|Millennium FootBridge-Thames River|
Londoners nicknamed the bridge the "Wobbly Bridge" after participants in a charity walk on behalf of Save the Children to open the bridge felt an unexpected and, for some, uncomfortable swaying motion on the first two days after the bridge opened. The bridge was closed later that day, and after two days of limited access the bridge was closed for almost two years while modifications were made to eliminate the wobble entirely. It reopened in 2002.read more:Millennium_Bridge,_London
|Shakespeare's Globe Theatre|
Situated on London’s Bankside, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is a reconstruction of the original building that housed Shakespeare's theatre in London. This open-air playhouse is where the playwright penned many of his greatest plays.
This modern building is a faithful reconstruction of the Globe, first built in 1599, and perfectly evokes the atmosphere of Elizabethan London. Resident storytellers on the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour and Exhibition introduce visitors to all aspects of the Globe, historical and contemporary, including Sam Wannamaker's epic struggle to recreate the theatre.
|ALONG THAMES RIVER..|
|The London Bridge Experience!!|
The London Bridge Experience is a two-part tourist attraction situated within the arches of London Bridge. For the 4th year running, it has won ‘Best Year Round Scare Attraction’ at the Screamie awards!
Firstly enjoy a fascinating trip back in time as London Bridge Experience delves through the history of the bridge, from Druids through to Victorians, meeting Vikings, Romans, and some creepy medieval characters along the way. Featuring real life actors, stunning special effects and animations, this is unique interactive adventure really does takes you back in time.
|The HMS Belfast|
HMS Belfast was launched in 1938 and served with distinction in both the Second World War and the Korean War. She is now the only surviving example of the great fleets of big gun armoured warships built for the Royal Navy in the first half of the twentieth century. HMS Belfast is moored on the River Thames, with an idyllic location between London Bridge and Tower Bridge.
On 5 August 1939 HMS Belfast was commissioned into the Royal Navy and just a month later she was at war. On 21 November 1939, whilst leaving the Firth of Forth, HMS Belfast was severely damaged by a German magnetic mine, the damage was so severe that it was almost three years before she was fit for action again. She continued to serve in active military engagements until 1952, including participation in the destruction of the battle cruiser Scharnhorst the Normandy Landings and the Korean War. She remained in service until 1965.
27th Nov 2013
Arsenal FC Stadium Tour
Arsenal FC Stadium Tour
|Arsenal FC Stadium Tour|
Discover life behind-the-scenes of a top premiership football club – Arsenal FC. The Arsenal Stadium Tour takes visitors into some of the most intimate areas of the club and gives them a taste of what it is like on Match Day.
From the changing rooms to the Tunnel to media interview rooms, the Arsenal Stadium Tour features all of the key highlights of the glamorous stadium.
The tour comes complete with a visit to the Arsenal Museum for a look into the history of this top Premier League football club.
28th Nov 2013British Museum ,Natural History Museum ,Royal Albert Hall,Princess Diana Memorial Fountain
Albert Memorial ,Wellington Arch ,Piccadilly ,Burlington House
The British Museum is a museum in London dedicated to human history and culture. Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.
|Natural History Museum(www.nhm.ac.uk)|
|Royal Albert Hall|
Opened in 1871 the Royal Albert Hall London is one of the capital’s most prestigious historic buildings and tourist attractions. It has been the scene of over 150,000 performances including the celebrated BBC Proms.
|The Royal Park- Diana Memorial Fountain|
This unique Memorial to Diana, Princess of Wales was opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 6th July 2004.The design aims to reflect Diana's life, water flows from the highest point in two directions as it cascades, swirls and bubbles before meeting in a calm pool at the bottom. The water is constantly being refreshed and is drawn from London's water table.
|The Royal Park-The Albert Memorial|
The Albert Memorial is located in Kensington Gardens on Albert Memorial Road opposite the Royal Albert Hall.
It is one of London's most ornate monuments, designed by George Gilbert Scott.
Unveiled in 1872, The Albert Memorial commemorates the death of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband, who died of typhoid fever at the age of 42.
The memorial shows Prince Albert holding the catalogue of the Great Exhibition, held in Hyde Park in 1851, which he inspired and helped to organise.
|Wellington Arch ,Piccadilly Circus ,Burlington House|
The Wellington Arch is one of the most viewed London landmarks thanks to its proximity to the busy traffic interchange at Hyde Park Corner
Piccadilly Circusis a road junction and public space of London's West End in theCity of Westminster, built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with the major shopp ing street of Piccadilly.
Burlington House:is a building on Piccadilly in London. It was originally a private Palladian mansion, and was expanded in the mid-19th century after being purchased by the British government.
29th Nov 2013St James Park ,Buckingham Palace ,Royal Mews . Queen Gallery
|Royal Mews & Queen Gallery|
A Royal Mews is a mews (i.e. combined stables, carriage house and in recent times also thegarage) of the British Royal Family. In London the Royal Mews has occupied two main sites, formerly at Charing Cross, and since the 1820s at Buckingham Palace.Queen's Gallery: is a public art galleryl ocated at Buckingham Palace, home of the British monarch, in London. It exhibits works of art from the Royal Collection (i.e., those works owned by the Queen "in trust for the nation" rather than privately) on a rotating basis; about 450 works are on display at any one time
St. James's Park is a 23 hectares (57 acres) park in the City of Westminster, central London - the oldest of the Royal Parks of London.The park lies at the southernmost tip of the St James's area, which was named after a leper hospital dedicated to St. James the Less.
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