London & Edinburgh

7 Day Package from London to Edinburgh

Do you know the phrase, “The whole nine yards?” Some say it originates from traditional Scottish kilts, which are nine yards. We don’t know if that’s true or how the expression came into being, but we know that when it comes to your vacation to Scotland—specifically Edinburgh—we’ve taken care of “the whole nine yards.” And it’s not just Edinburgh. We’ve handled the details and logistics for your time in London as well. On this 7-day vacation, we've arranged your hotel reservations in London and Edinburgh, sightseeing, transportation between cities, transfers to/from the train stations, and daily breakfast. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature: our Monograms Local Host®, someone who is there for you in both London and Edinburgh to share local insights, answer questions, and help ensure your vacation runs smoothly.

Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in London, as we can pick you up at the airport and get you seamlessly from baggage claim to your selected hotel. There, your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome and materials to help you become familiar with the city. The next morning, after an included breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel for exclusive, guided sightseeing with a local expert, someone who will share local stories and insights as you see the must-see attractions, such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben. We will take you to St. Paul's Cathedral, the historic church where Charles and Diana got married. We will also take you to the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, where you can imagine what it's like to be a royal. In Scotland, your sightseeing tour with a local expert features Edinburgh Castle. Here, you'll see the "Honours of Scotland," the oldest set of crown jewels in the British Isles and used for the coronation of Mary, Queen of Scots in 1543. Your inside visits with Monograms include VIP access, which means you get to skip the lines! Why waste your time waiting in line like other tourists when you can be up close with the attractions?

In both cities, you will have a full day to explore on your own (with the support of your Local Host). In London, perhaps visit Windsor Castle; explore one of the many museums, such as the Churchill Museum & Cabinet War Rooms; shop at the famous department stores, such as Harrods and Selfridges; and enjoy dinner and theater in the West End, where we can get you tickets for shows such as Mama Mia, Wicked, Billy Elliot, and more. In Edinburgh, you can take an excursion to the Highlands, check out the Clan Tartan Centre to see if your name is linked to a Scottish clan, or enjoy coffee in the cafés where J.K. Rowling crafted much of her early Harry Potter stories.

And did we mention we've included the Express train between London and Edinburgh in your package, as well as transfers to/from the train stations? With the sightseeing and guides we've arranged, the transportation and transfers we've included, and the hotels we've booked, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy yourself! Add the time you save by letting us handle the details and the comfort of knowing you have an expert in both cities to help you, and you've got yourself a wonderful vacation!


Receive a $300 per couple Europe air-credit on select airlines*

Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

& Destination Guides with city maps

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily

Sightseeing & Activities

Guided sightseeing; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2017

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms package includes sightseeing in London & Edinburgh, including both Edinburgh's “Old Town,” featuring Edinburgh Castle, and “New Town,” dating to the 18th century.

DAY
1
London, England

Welcome to London, one of the world’s most important business, financial, and cultural centers. Your Local Hosts will help you maximize your time.

DAY
2
London

Morning guided sightseeing includes all of London’s famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married; Whitehall’s mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister’s Downing Street; and Piccadilly Circus. Take photographs of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the riverbank, and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Visit ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL. Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London’s skyline, and the awe-inspiring interior holds fascinating stories about its history. The final highlight is the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard (if held).

DAY
3
London

Full day at leisure for you to enjoy the very best of London. Your Local Hosts can offer recommendations, such as a river cruise to enjoy unique views across London from the Thames—Big Ben, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, Tate Modern, the Shard, HMS Belfast, and much more.

DAY
4
London–Edinburgh, Scotland

Travel to Edinburgh by EXPRESS TRAIN (first-class).

DAY
5
Edinburgh

Morning guided sightseeing introduces you to the 200-year-old elegant “New Town” with its original neo-classical and Georgian period architecture. In the “Old Town,” follow the Royal Mile and visit EDINBURGH CASTLE, perched on top of a rocky crag, the remnants of an extinct volcano. Tour the castle and admire the “Honours of Scotland,” the oldest set of crown jewels in the British Isles and first used for the coronation of Mary Queen of Scots in 1543.

NOTE:
Edinburgh sightseeing might take place on Day 4.

DAY
6
Edinburgh

Your Local Host will have exciting suggestions for your day at leisure, like a visit to Holyrood Palace, the official residence of the British Monarch in Scotland. Located at the bottom of the Royal Mile, the palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 16th century, and is a setting for state occasions and official entertaining.

DAY
7
Edinburgh

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on April 16, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

London
Edinburgh

Holiday Inn London - Kensington Forum

97 Cromwell Rd.
London, United Kingdom

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

Located in fashionable Kensington the striking, 27-storey property enjoys excellent transport links close to London's key attractions. Leafy Kensington's restaurants and cafes are on your doorstep and the Natural History Museum and brand-name shopping on bustling High Street Kensington are a short walk away. The elegant Consortia Restaurant serves a varied European menu, light lunches and hearty breakfasts, and the Cromwell Tavern offers chilled beers, world wines and spirits. The hotel also boasts a fitness center and a gift shop.

Location & Highlights

The hotel is a 2-minute walk to Gloucester Road underground station and only 4 stops on the underground to Paddington. Thriving restaurants and cafes, as well as some of London's most famous museums are on your doorstep, and brand-name shopping on bustling High Street Kensington is only a short walk away. There are also easy and direct links to some major transport hubs including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Paddington and Heathrow.

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Pay Movies
  • Desk
  • Window Opens
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Smoking Rooms

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Ice Machine
All of the 906 bright, modern, air conditioned rooms have high-speed internet access, LCD TV with pay-per-view movies available and tea/coffee making facilities.

G&V Royal Mile

1 George Iv Bridge
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

The G&V Royal Mile Hotel is a stunning, contemporary landmark on the historic Royal Mile in the heart of the Scottish capital, offering iconic design characterised by the rich Scottish heritage. With special, stand out touches of emphatic contrasts and sublime comfort in all 136 guest rooms and suites. With Nespresso machines, i-pod docks, LCD TV's, free high speed Internet and many other truly desirable, modern indulgences. With the award-winning Cucina Italian restaurant, vibrant Bar G&V, and relaxing Spa.

Location & Highlights

The hotel is situated on the historic Royal Mile in Edinburgh's stylish Old Town, a 5-minute walk from lively Princes Street, and only 200 yards away from the magnificent castle.

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pay Movies
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Cable/Satellite
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
  • Beauty Salon
All 136 guestrooms feature indulgent linen, bathrobes and luxury products, walk-in showers, Nespresso coffee machines, iPod-docks, free high-speed internet access, and many other desirable, modern indulgences.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

London

Millennium Gloucester

4-18 Harrington Gardens
London, United Kingdom

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

This modern and luxurious hotel is located in fashionable South Kensington, a relaxed environment in the heart of London. Situated next to Gloucester Road underground station, it is perfectly placed for visiting London’s greatest attractions including Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The hotel offers a variety of dining options such as Bombay Brasserie and Bugis Street Brasserie for Indian and Oriental cuisine, South West 7 for breakfast and Humphrey’s Bar for light meals and drinks. 24-hour room service, concierge service, and a fitness room with cardiovascular equipment and weights is also available.

Location & Highlights

The hotel is ideally situated next to Gloucester Road underground station and within walking distance of some of the greatest museums London has to offer. Knightsbridge with Harrods and other famous department stores is two tube stops away and it only takes 10 minutes to reach Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden and Soho.

Room Amenities

  • Window Opens
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Alarm Clock
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Pay Movies
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Television
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • ATM
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
The 610 air-conditioned guest rooms are elegant, modern and spacious. In-room amenities include satellite TV, pay per view movies, direct dial telephone, internet connection (free for Globus and Monograms clients), tea and coffee making facilities, hairdryer and mini bar.

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

200 Westminster Bridge
London, United Kingdom

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

This contemporary hotel is located within minutes of London's famous landmarks in the heart of city. Dining options include Brasserie Joël, Ichi Sushi & Sashimi, 1WB Lounge & Patisserie and Primo Bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre with 15-metre pool and Mandara Spa. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guest throughout the hotel.

Location & Highlights

Situated opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London places guests at the heart of central London. The London Eye, the London Aquarium, and the city's finest theatres, restaurants and bars are just steps away.

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Alarm Clock
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Pay Movies
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Voicemail

Hotel Amenities

  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Pool
  • Ice Machine
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage
Each guestroom at this hotel features contemporary décor and refined details. The rooms are fully equipped with state-of-the-art amenities including cable TV, desk, complimentary Wi-Fi access, refrigerator, coffee and tea making facilities, and safe.

Millennium Bailey's

140 Gloucester Road
London, United Kingdom

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

This hotel is a beautifully renovated Victorian London townhouse, located in the heart of fashionable South Kensington. Millennium Bailey's Hotel London Kensington combines style and character, and is one of the most traditional and popular hotels in the area. The hotel provides concierge and 24-hour room service as well as Wi-Fi throughout (free in lobby area chargeable in rooms). Olives restaurant serves Italian cuisine, expertly created by the Italian-born chef, and Olives bar is ideal place for catching up with friends, or just unwinding.

Location & Highlights

Located in the heart of fashionable South Kensington, the hotel is a two minute walk away from Gloucester Road underground station, which is served by three major lines. It takes a mere 15 minutes to reach Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. London's famous Hyde Park and Harrods department store are a short walk away, as are three major London museums.

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite

Hotel Amenities

  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
The 211 delightful guest rooms at the Millennium Bailey's are quintessentially English in style. The rooms are well-equipped with satellite TV, internet connection (free for Monograms clients) pay per view movies, tea/coffee making facilities, safe, iron and ironing board, hairdryer and mini bar.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Edinburgh
London

Edinburgh

Ghosts and Ghouls

Explore Edinburgh's famous haunted Blair Street underground vaults on this light-hearted and entertaining look at Edinburgh's ghoulish past and ghostly present.

Price Range: $

Scottish Evening with Bagpipers and the Ceremony of the Haggis

No visit to Scotland's capital city would be complete without joining a Scottish evening with dinner, wine and a show featuring singers, dancers, bagpipers and the Ceremony of the Haggis.

Price Range: $$

Secrets of the Royal Mile

A unique journey round the sites, stories and secrets of the Old Town. A wonderful introduction to Edinburgh, its past and its people.

Price Range: $

Loch Ness, Glen Coe and the Highlands of Scotland

A fully guided day into the Highlands of Scotland takes in Glen Coe, Loch Ness and many more unforgettable sights.

Price Range: $$

Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline and Stirling Castle

This fascinating tour will take you behind the headlines of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code and explain the background to one of the world's most enduring mysteries. You'll visit some of Scotland's most beautiful buildings and piece together the jigsaw of the country's turbulent history.

Price Range: $$

London

A Taste of London

Combine a dinner outing at a traditional London pub with a relaxed, nighttime cruise along the Thames River, viewing some of the capital's most beautiful illuminated sights.

Price Range: $$

London Eye

At 135 metres, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the world¿s tallest cantilevered observation wheel, with 40 kilometre panoramic views on a clear day. The gradual rotation in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes offering spectacular views of London and its famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul¿s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square.

Price Range: $

The London Dungeon

Delve into the blood-curdling parts of history that your teachers never wanted to tell you. Live actors, scary rides, shows and special effects, transport you back to those black, bleak times. Are you brave enough?

Price Range: $

Tower of London & Crown Jewels

From the opulent Crown Jewels to the uniformed Beefeaters and infamous ravens, this fascinating excursion introduces you to the Tower of London, one of the country's most famous castle fortresses.

Price Range: $$

Sea Life London Aquarium

With 17 themed zones and over 600 species of marine life, SEA LIFE London Aquarium will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing sea creatures, from sharks to rare Green Sea Turtles, from jellyfish to rays, from clownfish to blue tangs.

Price Range: $

River Cruise Experience

Take a London Eye River Cruise and see London from a different perspective. Enjoy a unique 40 minute circular sightseeing cruise on the River Thames with fascinating live commentary that brings the city to life, presented by specialist guides. Highlights include Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

Price Range: $

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace was once Princess Diana's home. Sir Christopher Wren lavishly improved the original house, turning it into a palace for William III and Mary II. It remained a royal home and was the birthplace of Queen Victoria. The splendid State Apartments and Court Dress Collection are on view to the public as well as special exhibitions.

Price Range: $

Stonehenge Direct

Stonehenge is the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. Come and unlock its secrets.

Price Range: $$

Madame Tussauds

Walk the red carpet at the legendary Madame Tussauds London and meet the world's most famous stars from Hollywood to Bollywood, and The Royal Family to Rock Royalty.

Price Range: $

Hampton Court Palace

From Henry VIII and "Bloody" Queen Mary to the ghostly Grey Lady and the puzzling hedge maze, you'll be positively captivated by rich history and infamous characters during your half-day visit of magnificent Hampton Court Palace.

Price Range: $

Lunch in the Cotswolds

A fully guided day in the Cotswolds includes lunch, and takes in some of the most beautiful English villages.

Price Range: $$$

Stonehenge and Roman Baths in Bath

The most famous prehistoric monument in the world, Stonehenge stands alone in the vast empty tract of Salisbury plain. Next we head to Bath and arrive in time for lunch (not included). Following our scenic drive into the heart of the city, there will be plenty of time to explore at your leisure. Your ticket also includes entrance to the Roman Baths that were built nearly 2,000 years ago.

Price Range: $$$

Windsor Castle

A thousand years of royal history await at Windsor Castle on this fascinating peek behind the scenes at the Queen's favorite castle.

Price Range: $$

London Zoo

Visit one of the world's great zoos, with more than 15,000 animals to see and animal displays throughout the day.

Price Range: $

Classic Rock and Beatles Tour

Learn what made London swing in the `60s and rock in the `70s and `80s on this exciting guided excursion that focuses on the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and many other music legends.

Price Range: $

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

Visit the underground command station of Britain's war effort, which contains the world's only museum dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill.

Price Range: $

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

A visit to the home of the old and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world, that includes both the museum and a guided tour.

Price Range: $

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Visit the reconstructed Globe Theatre, opened in 1997 and dedicated to Shakespeare's work.

Price Range: $

Luxury Paris Day Trip

Travel by high-speed Eurostar train through the Channel Tunnel to Paris. After a guided city orientation tour, take a ride up the Eiffel Tower for a champagne lunch. Then cruise on the River Seine and enjoy free time to explore Paris on your own before catching the train back to London.

Price Range: $$$$

Warwick, Stratford, Oxford, and the Cotswolds

From the "City of Dreaming Spires" to the birthplace of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"...and from charming thatch-roofed cottages to mighty thousand-year-old castles, this exciting full-day excursion to Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, and the magical Cotswolds has it all.

Price Range: $$$

Day Trip to Liverpool: The Beatles Experience

Journey to Liverpool for an exciting day trip that focuses on the lives and times of the Fab Four. Between the Beatles Story in the morning and the afternoon's Magical Mystery Tour, you'll walk in their footsteps and come away with a real understanding of just what made the Beatles tick. Round-trip train tickets with reserved seats are included.

Price Range: $$$$

Jack The Ripper

This evening excursion takes you through the dark side of London, where you hear about the murderous activities of the infamous Jack the Ripper and other notorious, dark characters.

Price Range: $

Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

This unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world.

Price Range: $$

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Edinburgh

London

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to London. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Plus, your Local Host® will share local London insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in London

A dedicated team of Local Hosts are on hand at every Monograms hotel to offer you advice during your stay in London - whether you need help on how to travel about the British capital, how to book one of the many optional excursions available, or to recommend a nice place to dine in style.

Top 10 London Attractions

British Museum

Founded in 1753, the British Museum is one of the world’s great museums. With works dating from prehistoric to modern times, it is a showcase of collections from around the whole world. Ten years ago, the museum’s inner courtyard was transformed into the largest covered public square in Europe; it is now worth a visit in its own right.

Camden Market

Explore one of London's more popular markets. The one-time undisputed center of London’s alternative scene still has plenty of delights, from vintage fashion and retro T-shirts to second-hand books and bric-a-brac.

Covent Garden

Stroll through the famous glass-covered market with its fashionable boutiques, cafés, and arts and crafts stalls or watch the jugglers, mime artists, variety acts, and musicians perform in the open piazza. The small roads around Covent Garden are also full of beautiful shops, lively bars, and great restaurants.

Hampstead Heath

Enjoy amazing views over London from Hampstead Heath. As London's largest ancient park land, it was first mentioned in 974 and remains very popular with locals, who love it for its wilderness areas and ponds.

Harrods

One of the world's most famous department stores, Harrods has everything—from food, fashion, and furniture to sportswear and 20 in-store restaurants. Must-see sights include the five art deco-style food halls as well as the store itself at night, which is illuminated by 11,500 light bulbs.

Highgate Cemetery

Now a Grade 1-listed park, the cemetery boasts a wealth of flora, fauna, and bird life. Over its 150-year history, the burial site and its natural setting have become inseparable, and it is this that makes it unique. Its most famous occupant in the east cemetery is probably Karl Marx.

Hyde Park

At more than 350 acres, Hyde Park is one of the largest green spaces in central London and famous for its Speaker’s Corner and Serpentine. Relax in one of the deckchairs that are available from April to September, and enjoy a scoop of ice cream or even a light lunch from one of the many stalls and cafés.

Little Angel Theatre

Founded by John Wright in 1961, this is the only permanent puppet theatre in London. The compact 100-seat theatre stages diverse productions devised here or by visiting companies, and it shares its space with the workshop where the marionettes are carved and created.

National Portrait Gallery

The Gallery was founded in 1856 to collect portraits of famous British men and women. Today, it houses 120,000 portraits dating from the 16th century, including one of the best-known paintings of William Shakespeare, a self portrait of William Hogarth, and Branwell Bronte's famous painting of his sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne.

Natural History Museum

This is the world’s leading museum of natural history. It features hundreds of exciting interactive exhibits, ranging from the dramatic earthquake experience to the spectacular dinosaurs exhibitions.

Old Bailey Criminal Courts

Not a classic tourist sight but the Old Bailey or Central Criminal Court offers a unique authentic insight into London and the British justice system with its peculiar wigged judges and barristers. The Old Bailey was built about a century ago on the site of an old prison. The courts consist of 18 courtrooms and nearly all have public viewing galleries. Entry is free.

Portobello Market

The Saturday antiques market on Portobello Road is truly unique as 2,000 antiques dealers tend their stalls full of intriguing items. You can spend hours looking for that special souvenir—and once you leave the antique stalls behind, you find yourself in the middle of the most colorful food market. Go early because it gets crowded.

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Stand on the world-famous Greenwich Meridian Line, Longitude Zero (0° 0' 0"), which divides Earth’s eastern and western hemispheres. Explore the history of time and astronomy in this charming Wren building.

Saatchi Gallery - Sloane Square

The Saatchi Gallery is a London gallery for contemporary art, opened by Charles Saatchi in 1985 in order to show his sizeable (and changing) collection to the public. The gallery has been a major influence on art in Britain since its opening; it presents work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK.

South Bank

Why not spend a sunny afternoon on the bustling South Bank? It is an area equally popular with tourists and locals due to the amazing number of famous venues and things to do along this incredibly scenic walk by the Thames.

St. Katherine Docks

Situated next to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, St. Katherine Docks has been the focus of worldwide trade and commerce for over 1,000 years. It’s a quiet and unique place to eat or have a drink—plus, while you’re admiring the yachts, remember that it costs about £800 a month to park a 50-footer here.

Tate Galleries

If you like the arts, consider a visit to one of the Tate Galleries. Tate Modern is located in an unused power station and exhibits international modern and contemporary art, whereas Tate Britain is home of British art from 1500 to the present. Admission is free.

The English Tea Room at Brown’s Hotel

This is the best place in London to enjoy a sumptuous Afternoon Tea, including finger sandwiches, scones, pastries, and cakes! The English Tea Room has won the tea world’s highest accolade—the 2009 Tea Guild’s Top London Afternoon Tea award!

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

Climb a creaky spiral staircase to a church attic for a look at Britain's only surviving operating theatre, where limbs were sawed off in front of a live, viewing audience. Tour an assemblage of other Victorian medical devices—you'll be glad to step soundly back into the 21st century!

Westfield Shopping Center

Europe’s largest in-city shopping center is a stunning architectural masterpiece with over 275 shops from luxury fashion labels to high street favorites and over 50 places to eat and drink, Westfield London is truly a unique shopping experience.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is steeped in more than a thousand years of history; it has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs. The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the country’s most important gothic buildings.

Westminster Cathedral

The mother church of the Roman Catholic community in England and Wales is dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ. The Byzantine-style architecture of the eastern Roman Empire sets it quite apart from other London landmarks.

Edinburgh

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Edinburgh, ScotlandMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Edinburgh and Scotland. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Edinburgh and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Edinburgh insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

David was born and bred in Edinburgh, just a stone's throw away from the castle. His love of the city and its history led him to become a Scottish Tour Guide and then a local Edinburgh guide. Over the years, David has acquired profound experience and a vast knowledge, and together with a great passion for his hometown he will make your visit to Edinburgh forever memorable.

Arthur's Seat

Located within the center of Edinburgh at Holyrood Park, the remains of this extinct volcano rise 823 feet making it a notable landmark of the city. With its myriad footpaths, mini loch and ruin on the hillside (St. Anthony's Chapel, which dates back to the 15th century), it is a great place for a walk.

Bruntsfield Links

Yes, you can play golf in Edinburgh! Bruntsfield is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world, and has hosted a number of major championships. It boasts spectacular views over the Firth of Forth.

City Art Centre

Visit the City Art Centre, home to one of the finest collections of Scottish art in the UK and host to international touring exhibitions of fine art, photography, design and more.

Calton Hill

Climb Calton Hill, off Princes Street, one of the best view points over the city. It is one of Edinburgh's main hills, set right in the city center and is unmistakable with the upturned telescope, the monument to Admiral Lord Nelson's victory, and death, at the battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, and the Athenian acropolis poking above the skyline.

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Five great attractions in one visit – Camera Obscura, live moving panorama of the city; 360° Rooftop View of Edinburgh; Magic Gallery optical illusions; Light Fantastic, dedicated to the science and art of holography; Edinburgh Vision - see Edinburgh in 3D from the 1850s to the present. It is one of Edinburgh's oldest visitor attractions, built beside Edinburgh Castle in 1853.

Clan Tartan Centre

Close to the Royal Yacht Britannia, at Leith Mills, you will find a world of truly Scottish style. Search the database of 50,000 names and find out if your name is linked to a Scottish clan or tartan. If so, take a printed clan certificate home with you, and maybe toast to your Scottish heritage with a dram from the Spirit of Scotland Whisky Shop; it boasts over a hundred Scottish Malts to tempt your palate.

Dean Village

Just a few minutes walk from New Town's Charlotte Square and 100 feet below the rest of the city, you'll find an 800-year-old milling town on the Water of Leith. Enjoy a riverside walk through the village with its fascinating blend of old and new architecture.

The Dome

Located in the heart of Edinburgh's New Town, this large domed structure was once a bank and now houses a classy bar and restaurant where the locals meet friends and colleagues for coffee, cocktails, lunch and dinner.

The Elephant House Gourmet Tea & Coffee House

Opened in 1995, The Elephant House has established itself as one of the best tea and coffee houses in Edinburgh. Made famous as the place of inspiration to writers such as J.K. Rowling, who sat writing much of her early novels in the back room overlooking Edinburgh Castle.

The Georgian House

For a glimpse into the lifestyle of Edinburgh's 18th century upper class, visit the Georgian House in Edinburgh's "New Town." Refurbished and opened to the public by Scotland's National Trust, the Georgian House boasts elegant architecture and antiques.

Grassmarket

Stroll through Edinburgh's vibrant and historic Grassmarket area, which offers a range of unique and quirky shops and is the ideal place to find a Scottish souvenir.

Greyfriars Bobby Memorial

This memorial commemorates the loyal dog that spent 14 years by his master's grave. When John Gray, an Edinburgh policeman died in 1858, Bobby made his home by his master's grave in Greyfriars' Kirkyard, and local residents fed him and built him a shelter.

Holyrood Palace

Explore Holyrood Palace, Queen Elizabeth II's official residence in Scotland and once the home of Mary, Queen of Scots. The palace has served as the principal residence of the Kings and Queens of Scots since the 15th century. The Palace stands at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle.

Holyrood Park

Holyrood Park, also known as the Queen's Park since it is still owned by the monarchy, contains some interesting attractions such as the remains of an ancient volcano, a bird sanctuary, the dramatic Salisbury Crags and three lochs or lakes.

Magdalen Chapel

Hidden in the Cowgate in Edinburgh's Old Town, beneath George IV Bridge, is the 16th Century Magdalen Chapel. It was the last Roman Catholic chapel to be built in Edinburgh before the Reformation.

Museum on the Mound

Money and so much more! Opened in 2006, this fascinating museum takes a fresh look at money – and much, much more. Art & design, technology, crime, trade and security – all feature in the story of money.

National Museum of Scotland

The collections tell you the story of Scotland, its land, people and culture. It covers life, the universe and everything in it. Some exhibits are millions of years old, others less than a decade. From Iron Age gold ornaments to Jackie Stewart's F1 car, to the milk bottle actor Sir Sean Connery carried when he was a milkman.

Royal Oak Pub

You'll find plenty of pubs in Edinburgh, but for the sounds of Scottish folk music while you savor your ale, this pub on Infirmary Street is the place.

Scotch Whisky Experience

Take a barrel ride as you become part of the actual whisky making process, then access the vault containing the world's largest collection of Scotch Whiskies and enjoy a special tutored nosing and tasting. Explore Scotland's whisky history from the very beginnings through to the global success of today.

St Giles' Cathedral

St Giles' Cathedral is the historic City Church of Edinburgh. With its famed crown spire it stands on the Royal Mile between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. Also known as the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it is the Mother Church of Presbyterianism and contains the Chapel of the Order of the Thistle (Scotland's chivalric company of knights headed by the Queen).

St. Mary's Cathedral

The largest ecclesiastical building in Scotland stands in the heart of Edinburgh's bustling west end, and its three spires can be seen dominating the skyline. It is a place of stillness in Scotland's capital. Take some time to explore the site and find out what is going on in and around the cathedral. A warm welcome awaits you.

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