Film and the Gilded Age in London Sunday 5th April for 4 days
Based at the excellent family run 3* Clarendon Hotel in the upmarket London village of Blackheath, this trip includes all admissions and a top notch Blue Badge Tour Guide.
Victoria & Albert Museum Different talks and tours take place through out the day at the V&A. Take time to explore as many of the 2 million objects on the display at the worlds largest museum.
Spencer House London’s most magnificent 18th century aristocratic private palace. During the Gilded Age the house was let to the 9th Duke of Marlborough, chatelaine of Blenheim Palace, and his Dollar Princess wife Consuela Vanderbilt. The lavishly furnished state rooms have been beautifully restored by the Rothschild family.
Gilded Age Tour After the American Civil War, the US economy grew at lightning speed. The so-called robber baron families built vast fortunes from monopolies in steel (Carnegies), oil (Rockefellers), railways (Vanderbilts) and real estate (Astors). Mark Twain called these unprecedented times The Gilded Age
The Flicks Tour We hear the story of film in London from the advent of the silver screen to the blockbusters that are filmed on location in London today. We also visit the quirkily wonderful Cinema Museum in the old workhouse where a young Charlie Chaplin stayed.
National Trust Cliveden Garden As home of Nancy Astor, wife of the 2nd Viscount Astor, Cliveden was the meeting place of the Cliveden Set of the 1920s and 30s—a group of political intellectuals. Before heading home one of their knowledgeable guides will take us on a tour of this special Grade I listed garden. (Entry to the house is not included)
- 3 nights accommodation
- Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
- 20 single rooms free of supplement
- All admission fees to attractions
- Blue Badge Guide on Day 2 & 3
Costs: Including travel costs, all fees listed and up to 20 single rooms free of supplement from £430.00 per person (NT Members).
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