Explore the remains of Richmond's Tudor Palace where Shakespeare performed in the ‘Golden Age’ of the English Monarchy. Learn about the genesis of British rock n roll and visit the location where The Beatles had their last photo taken in London and where the Rolling Stones 'kicked-off' their career. In just 90 minutes, you'll be transported back over 500 years in the comfort of our tour bus, passing 60s music venues, rock-star's homes and hang-outs, to the remains of King Henry VII's palace where young Henry VIII learned how to joust and where Queen Elizabeth l died in 1603. Tours start from outside the Railway Tavern (100 yards from Richmond Station). Bespoke, tailor-made tours that include pick-up from your Richmond address, are also available by contacting the organiser. Airport transfers can be arranged too for those short of time (LHR and GTW only).
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The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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