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As convenient and efficient modes of transport were developed in London, it changed the way people were able to spend their leisure time, paving the way for an institution we hold dear to this day: the great British day trip. 

We are happy to announce our new line-up of exclusive day trips around the capital, giving you the opportunity to hop aboard a vintage vehicle, see the sights and explore some of London's most iconic attractions. 

Booking is now open for our spring excursion to Kew Gardens and our autumn excursion to Greenwich.

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Spring Excursion to Kew Gardens

Date: Thursday 16 May 2019
Location: Covent Garden/ Kew Gardens
Time: 09:00 to 18:00
Tickets: Sold out
Includes morning refreshments, curator talk, entry and guided tour in Kew and a picnic lunch

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Join us for a day of flowers and fragrance as we answer spring’s call and hop on a vintage double decker bus to Kew Gardens.

Start your day at London Transport Museum, learning about London Transport’s stunning posters and their promotion of day trips in a curator talk with your morning coffee. Then board a beautifully restored RTW bus, leisurely winding its along Whitehall, past the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, until you reach the blossoming bounty that is Kew Gardens in springtime.

Upon arrival, join Kew Gardens’ expert guides on a private walking tour. Visit newly restored Temperate House, explore Kew’s rich history of art, science, and leisure, and enjoy the sights and scents of spring, enhanced by Dale Chihuly’s stunning botanical-inspired glass sculptures among the flowers.

Then enjoy some free time at Kew, ambling around the lush expanses at your leisure with an exclusive picnic lunch courtesy of Newens – the original Maids of Honour, who have been serving freshly baked goods in Kew since the early 18th century.

The day concludes with a self-guided gallery visit back at London Transport Museum where you can explore London’s transport heritage of the last 200 years.

See full timetable and more information about the day in the Event Information Sheet below. Please read this carefully before booking your tickets and choosing your lunch options.

Download the Spring Excursion to Kew Gardens information sheet [182KB]

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Autumn Excursion to Greenwich

Date: Thursday 17 October 2019
Locations: Covent Garden/Greenwich Park
Time: 09:00 to 18:00
Tickets: Adults £90, Concessions and LTM Friends £85
Includes morning refreshments, curator talk, entry and activities in Greenwich and a pub lunch.

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Join us on a daytrip through time and space as we visit the Royal Observatory and the Queen’s House in Greenwich, and enjoy the autumnal splendours and maritime breeze of Greenwich Park.

Start your day at London Transport Museum, learning about London Transport’s stunning posters and their promotion of outings in a curator talk with your morning coffee. Then board a beautifully restored RTW bus, leisurely winding its way along the Thames, crossing iconic Tower Bridge, until you reach the stunning display of colours that is Greenwich Park in the autumn.

Upon arrival, join one of three exclusive activities: Let the Curator of Time guide you through the Royal Observatory and Meridian Garden, join a guided tour of the Queen’s House exploring this stunning building and its art collection, or take part in an exclusive Tudor and Stuarts clothing demonstration in the Queen’s House private parlour. Please refer to the event information sheet below for more information on the choices. The choice of activity must be made at the point of booking.

Then sit down for a hearty meal in the Old Brewery on the grounds of the Royal Naval College right by the riverside, and enjoy some free time exploring the parks, National Maritime Museum, the Queen’s House, Royal Naval College, or taking in the city views from the riverbank.

The day concludes with a self-guided gallery visit back at London Transport Museum where you can explore London’s transport heritage of the last 200 years.

See a full timetable and more information about the day in the Event Information Sheet below. Please read this carefully before booking your tickets and choosing your activity.

Download the Autumn Excursion to Greenwich information sheet [174KB]

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