special entrance tours & visits
Give your group the WOW! factor with a private visit to one of the country’s special venues. Skip the queues and get the most out your visit with a private tour. We can arrange an expert Blue Badge Guide to accompany you so you get to hear the history and stories of your chosen site. Many of the most famous sites in both London and the rest of the UK can also offer private space for cocktail receptions or dinners.
Here are just some of the venues available for private visits or hire.
The great ferris wheel has become an iconic part of London’s skyline and the views from the top are breathtaking. Situated on the South Bank, the Eye gives you views across the River Thames to the Houses of Parliament and then westwards towards Buckingham Palace and St James’s Park.
Each capsule holds 25 people and can be hired for private flights with or without catering, although enjoying the views with a glass of Champagne is pretty special!
Private viewing of the Tower of London
The Tower of London is an enclave of calm in the middle of the bustle of the City of London and it’s very special to be able to appreciate the tranquil calm of this fortress by visiting before, or after, the general public.
A private visit also gives you the opportunity to chat to one of the Yeoman Warders who live in the Tower, and also view the famous Crown Jewels in peace and quiet. Catering can be included with coffee and croissants in the morning or Champagne and canapes in the evening.
Private hire of rooms in the Palace of Westminster
The Palace of Westminster houses both Chambers of Parliament and is one of the jewels of Victorian architecture in the United Kingdom. The famous bell tower, Big Ben, is part of this huge complex beside the River Thames.
There interior of the Palace is highly decorated and holds numerous works of art so it forms the perfect backdrop for a special occasion, such as a formal dinner or cocktail reception.
Oxford & Cambridge Colleges
The leading universities of the country, Oxford and Cambridge, are composed of many separate colleges, many of which are beautiful, historic buildings. Many of the colleges will hire rooms for corporate events and special occasions and in summertime there are often gardens suitable for cocktail receptions.
Hampton Court is one of the most important royal palaces with a rich and fascinating history but it is most famously associated with Henry VIII who built much of it in the 16th century. His great hall is one of the most important, intact halls of its type in the country and they palace holds an impressive collection of portraits. It is here at Hampton Court that Henry married his 6th and last wife and the ghost of his 5th wife, Katherine Howard, is said to still haunt the corridors of the palace.There are several different rooms that can be hired for groups and events.