3 Nights London & 3 Nights Edinburgh (DE)

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!


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Arrival & Hotel Transfer

Monograms greets you like a VIP when you arrive at your destination then whisks you off to your hotel with a friendly Monograms operated transfer, complimentary for guests who have purchased their flights through Monograms.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

MonogramsGO App

To help you feel even more comfortable in your destination, Monograms offers access to our MonogramsGO app where guests can check flight, hotel and transfer information and customize their trip with a host of local suggestions.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Your Local Host

What is the Role of a Local Host?

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. Simply ask your Local Host about London and you'll be on your way in no time. 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.

Local Host Recommendations

Meet One of Your Local Hosts

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.

Day-By-Day 2019 / 2020

With Monograms, we handle the details so you can focus on the sights, experience new cultures and new destinations. From arranging the right hotels and seamless transportation to providing your own Local Host® and included sightseeing, we've thought of-and included-everything you need in an all-in-one package.

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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.

Local Host

DAY
1
LONDON, ENGLAND

12-Apr-2020

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

No Excursions Available on this day

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DAY
2
LONDON

13-Apr-2020

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 Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall’s mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister’s Downing Street; Piccadilly Circus; and Buckingham Palace. 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.

Excursions Available:

The London Dungeon

Price: Starting From: $33/person

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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?

Tower of London and Crown Jewels

Price: Starting From: $69/person

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Tower of London and 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.

Sea Life London

Price: Starting From: $32/person

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Sea Life London

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.

River Cruise Experience

Price: Starting From: $18/person

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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.

Kensington Palace

Price: Starting From: $21/person

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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 are on view to the public.

Stonehenge Direct

Price: Starting From: $74/person

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Stonehenge Direct

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

Jack The Ripper

Price: Starting From: $44/person

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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.

Madame Tussauds

Price: Starting From: $42/person

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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.

Hampton Court Palace

Price: Starting From: $30/person

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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.

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DAY
3
LONDON

14-Apr-2020

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.

Excursions Available:

The London Dungeon

Price: Starting From: $33/person

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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?

Sea Life London

Price: Starting From: $32/person

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Sea Life London

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.

River Cruise Experience

Price: Starting From: $18/person

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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.

Kensington Palace

Price: Starting From: $21/person

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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 are on view to the public.

Stonehenge Direct

Price: Starting From: $74/person

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Stonehenge Direct

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

Jack The Ripper

Price: Starting From: $44/person

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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.

Madame Tussauds

Price: Starting From: $42/person

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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.

Hampton Court Palace

Price: Starting From: $30/person

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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.

London Eye

Price: Starting From: $39/person

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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.

Lunch in the Cotswolds

Price: Starting From: $125/person

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Lunch in the Cotswolds

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

Stonehenge and Roman Baths in Bath

Price: Starting From: $122/person

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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.

Windsor Castle

Price: Starting From: $72/person

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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.

RIB Boat

Price: Starting From: $61/person

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RIB Boat

Experience an action-packed 50 minute long trip on London's River Thames in a high-speed, rigid inflatable boat (RIB) tour.

Classic Rock and Beatles Tour

Price: Starting From: $64/person

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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.

Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's Stratford, Oxford, and the Cotswolds

Price: Starting From: $129/person

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Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's 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.

Ticket to Ride: The Beatles in London

Price: Starting From: $57/person

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Ticket to Ride: The Beatles in London

Over 50 major Beatles sites are visited, charting the Beatlemania years from 1962 to 1970, and their solo years thereafter. No other London Beatles tour covers as many central London sites and locations in a single tour.

Luxury Paris Day Trip

Price: Starting From: $335/person

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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.

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DAY
4
LONDON–EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

15-Apr-2020

Travel to Edinburgh by EXPRESS TRAIN (first class).

Excursions Available:

Ghosts and Ghouls

Price: Starting From: $24/person

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Ghosts and Ghouls

Explore the infamous and haunted Blair Street underground vaults on this spine-tingling look at Edinburgh's ghoulish past and ghostly present.

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DAY
5
EDINBURGH

16-Apr-2020

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,” 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.

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Edinburgh sightseeing might take place on Day 4.

Excursions Available:

Ghosts and Ghouls

Price: Starting From: $24/person

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Ghosts and Ghouls

Explore the infamous and haunted Blair Street underground vaults on this spine-tingling look at Edinburgh's ghoulish past and ghostly present.

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DAY
6
EDINBURGH

17-Apr-2020

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 the Scots since the 16th century, and is a setting for state occasions and official entertaining.

Excursions Available:

Ghosts and Ghouls

Price: Starting From: $24/person

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Ghosts and Ghouls

Explore the infamous and haunted Blair Street underground vaults on this spine-tingling look at Edinburgh's ghoulish past and ghostly present.

Loch Ness, Glen Coe and the Highlands of Scotland

Price: Starting From: $68/person

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Loch Ness, Glen Coe and the Highlands of Scotland

The legendary character of the Scottish Highlands comes to life on this full-day journey featuring Cairngorms National Park, Loch Ness, Glen Coe, the Wallace Monument, and more!

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DAY
7
EDINBURGH

18-Apr-2020

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

No Excursions Available on this day

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Transportation

From City-to-City

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, your local Monograms team makes it an absolute breeze! We'll get to your train or plane, stress free and on time with door-to-gate service. And your local Monograms team awaits your arrival as soon as you pull into your next destination.

Hotels

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London

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

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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