Get away from it all and enjoy a scenic trip to the Oxfordshire countryside where you will visit a magnificent stately home and explore quintessential Cotswold villages. Enjoy exploring the historic grounds and rooms of Blenheim Palace. See a wonderful collection of portraits, furniture and tapestries.
Delve into the villages of Bibury, Bouton-on-the-Water and Bampton in the Cotswolds. There is a wonderful model village in Bourton-on-the-Water, which features a flowing river with a water wheel, stone bridges, churches and even a model of the model village itself! In the traditional English village of Bampton, see if you can spot some of the filming locations of Downton Abbey.
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With over 80 stops available, enjoy Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, London Bridge, the Tower of London and more, whether from the top of an open bus run by The Original Tour or on the River Thames on a City Cruises boat.
The ticket's hop-on, hop-off flexibility is its best feature. Whether you feel like having some lunch, want to see an attraction up close, or just want to do some exploring on foot, your ticket allows you to get off and start again at whichever stop you’d like, even if that means starting on a completely different route or swapping between land and river.
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Whatever London landmarks you feel like seeing this summer, you can find them through The Original Tour's 24-hour hop-on, hop-off service.
Depending on the route you choose, any of the London landmarks that spring to mind are probably available to see. Big Ben, Madame Tussauds, the Tower of London, the West End, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, and Trafalgar Square, to name a few, are available on one of the tours.
The best thing is the ability to, as it says, hop on and hop off the bus. Whether you feel like lunch, want to see an attraction up close, or just want to explore on foot, your ticket allows you to get off and start again at whichever stop you’d like, even if that means starting a totally different route.
Immerse yourself in the royal history of transportation at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace. Home to a gleaming collection of horse-drawn carriages and motor cars, the Royal Mews is a great day for kids and adults alike. Experience how it feels to sit in a royal carriage with the replica Semi-State Landau (popular with Queen Victoria), practise tacking up a wooden horse and dress up like a footman in the specially created livery. An incredibly fun day out for the whole family.
Whilst you are visiting the Mews, why not combine a visit to the nearby Queen’s Gallery?
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For a London trip, one of the best things you can do is see the attractions - Merlin’s Magical London Pass is perfect for families to do just that.
Find Shrek at Shrek’s Adventure, meeting loveable Dreamworks characters along the way. A walk and ride adventure, bring some magic into your day. There’s plenty of opportunities for photos and loads of interactive games.
Sea Life London holds one of Europe’s biggest collections of global marine life, with over 7,000 different creatures, perfect for budding biologists. Spot the Green Sea Turtles and Gentoo Penguins, and find out all about the conservation efforts of the team.
Head to the London Eye and ride on one of the UK’s most popular attractions, and the world’s tallest observation wheel. With 360-degree views of London and access to the Lastminute.com London Eye 4D Experience, this is a great way to get to know the city whether you’re a local or not.
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Whatever fun-filled day you want in London is possible with the Merlin’s Magical London: 3-in-1 pass.
Find Shrek at Shrek’s Adventure, as you explore 12 fairytale themed live shows. It’s a truly 4D experience, so get ready to see, hear, touch and smell Far Far Away.
Walk the runway with Cara Delevingne, pose with Usain Bolt, or wave with Queen Elizabeth II, the most modelled in Madame Tussauds' history, with the first created when she was just two years old.
From octopi to crocodiles, enjoy the fun of the sea at Sea Life London. Discover the UK’s largest live coral reef, or watch the penguins get fed. There’s so much to do all day.
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Whether you’re brand new to London or want to feel like a tourist in your town, this pass is perfect.
Start off at Madame Tussauds to get closer to the stars. Maybe you want to finally get that picture with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, or just feel like hanging out with King Kong.
See London from the sky on the London Eye, the most popular paid attraction in the whole of the UK. Move over the skyline like a bird and see what buildings you can spot. You also have access to London Eye 4D Experience.
Dive down and discover everything aquatic at Sea Life London. The aquarium is home to over 7,000 different marine creatures. Try and get to a feeding, and watch octopuses, rays, penguins, sharks and rainforest creatures go about their lives.
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The Queen’s Gallery is in the south wing of Buckingham Palace and is run by the Royal Collection Trust, displaying around 450 pieces of art at one time.
Currently, The Queen’s Gallery is displaying an exhibition on King George IV, focusing on his life and tastes through a variety of art pieces made by many of the finest artists of the day. The collection includes a variety of pieces of interest, from furniture and dishware, to paintings and sculptures.
This is a great trip for anyone interested in art, particularly the crossover from the 18th to the 19th century.
Find out more about The Queen's Gallery here.
Nominated for four Academy Awards and winner of two, Le Mans '66 could be the best car film ever made! Based on the true story of American engineer Carroll Shelbey (Matt Damon) and maverick driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale), this film follows the intense rivalry between Ford and Ferrari and charts the real events that lead-up to the race. An adrenaline-fuelled action film with a brilliant soundtrack and unforgeable cast. Be prepared to be blown away!
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A romcom on stage perfect for the whole family.
Sam moves to Seattle with his ten-year-old son Jonah, who ends up getting his father onto the radio. There, Sam talks about his sleepless nights and heartbreak, becoming the most eligible bachelor in America. He is heard by Annie, a Baltimore journalist who, though engaged, is seeking more. Will Jonah be able to get them both up the Empire State Building?
Originally a Theatre Royal Plymouth production, with brilliant jazz-inspired music courtesy of Larry Blank and brilliant direction by Morgan Young, this heartwarming show is the perfect way to bring theatre back to your life during the summer holiday.
You can find out more about Sleepless: A Musical Romance here.
St Paul’s Cathedral is an iconic building on the London skyline, seen as a symbol of London for almost 300 years.
The Cathedral Floor itself has plenty to see, with one of the most prominent aspects being The High Altar, dating from 1958, as well as Wellington’s monument and a variety of sculptures with a beautiful history.
Upstairs, the Stone Gallery is open to the public. It acts like an attic, surrounded by windows which are able to bring light into the Cathedral.
If you instead chose to go down into the St Paul’s Cathedral Crypt, you would find three very important tombs - Nelson, Wellington and Sir Christopher Wren. There are a variety of other tombs and memorials in the crypt, such as the scientist Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin. It’s the perfect spot for a history lesson.
The beautiful chapels and stunning exterior add with these elements to create a truly beautiful building, full of things to discover with your family.
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Relive the magic of the great American drive-in theatre, and try not to spill popcorn all over the car as you laugh out loud.
Ryan Reynolds plays former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who is forced to undergo horrific experiments after being diagnosed with cancer. These experiments leave him with accelerated healing powers, so he adopts the alter ego Deadpool in order to continue his mercenary work and track down the organisation that experimented on him. With his dark, twisted sense of humour, and his brand-new abilities, will Deadpool be able to ever go back to his original life? If you enjoy true black humour, then this is the perfect film for you.