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London Festival

Head across the pond for an adjudicated music festival at renowned Cadogan Hall

The London Heritage Festival is a favorite among many. Unarguably one of the most international and diverse cities in the world, with an incredible history and few rivals for global significance, London is your destination for a truly unique and exciting festival. When you’re not performing at the world-renowned Cadogan Hall, or celebrating at the awards ceremony at Beefeaters Hall, set your sights on countless opportunities to explore a city as rich in modern, dynamic culture as it is in old-world appreciation.

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7 Days
Highlights
Performance at Cadogan HallAwards Ceremony & Banquet at Beefeater's HallSt Paul's CathedralLondon SightseeingWarner Brothers Studio Tour
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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Travel
  • Flight to London Sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight.
Day 2 Welcome to London!
  • Driving Tour of London London is the largest city in Europe: quite a feat, considering its location on a relatively small island. London is filled with countless historic and cultural treasures that meld seamlessly in this exciting, contemporary city.
  • London Eye Enjoy a ride on the London Eye, which opened in March 2001 to celebrate the new millennium. Experience fantastic, bird's-eye views of the city.
  • Dinner Enjoy an evening meal together in a local restaurant.
  • Hotel check in Your base for the next five evenings will be a centrally-located London hotel, where daily breakfast will be included.
Day 3 Visit St. Paul's Cathedral
  • St. Paul's Cathedral Visit Sir Christopher Wren’'s Renaissance-style masterpiece which includes an ascent to the Whispering Gallery, an acoustic marvel in which the faintest whisper can be heard clearly on the opposite side, plus time at the American Memorial Chapel.
  • Evening Service and Concert Attend Choral Evensong, which is one of the most-loved of all the services and musical experiences at St Paul's, usually sung by the Cathedral Choir.
  • Dinner Enjoy your evening meal together in a local restaurant.
Day 4 Explore London's Most Famous Sites
  • Thames River Cruise Enjoy a Thames River Cruise, a relaxing way to view many of London’s most magnificent sights. The trip will take you past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben and under the famous Tower Bridge.
  • Tower of London Visit the Tower of London, one of Britain’s most fascinating and important historical structures. Begun as a fortress by William the Conqueror, the Tower is now primarily associated with the legendary figures imprisoned and executed here over the centuries. The visit includes the armories, a display of instruments of torture and execution and the breathtaking Crown Jewels Exhibit.
  • Concert Performance The extensive portfolio of venue options include Southwark Cathedral, St. James in Piccadilly, St. Sepulcher's and Church of St. Anne & St Agnes, all of which are excellent musical settings for a sacred repertoire. Our range of secular venues include St. Dunstan's College, Dulwich College, Ruislip Garden School, North Hall at Covent Garden, Royal Hospital Chelsea, American School, Kings College School and the Royal Military School of Music. Outdoor venues include Tower Bridge Park Parade, Parliament Square or Covent Garden.
  • Dinner Enjoy an evening meal together in a local restaurant.
Day 5 Continue to Explore London
  • Warner Brothers Studio Tour - Harry Potter This unique walking tour explores the Harry Potter movie magic and 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.
  • Dinner Enjoy an evening meal together in a local restaurant
  • Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square Spend some free time in two of London's most vibrant and lively areas. Piccadilly Circus is known for its lighted advertisements, while Leicester Square is where stage and screen combine, having provided entertainment to the city since the Victorian era.
Day 6 Festival Performance Day!
  • Full Day of Festival Performances at Cadogan Hall Home to the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Acoustically one of the finest concert halls in London, it houses a 900 seat concert hall and has seen several famous recordings recently. Mozart symphonies with John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists, also the English Rock Band, Marillion recorded their live concert here. Everyone who takes part will receive professional critique from a panel of internationally known adjudicators.
  • Awards Ceremony Tonight you will enjoy the awards ceremony followed by a Medieval Banquet dinner, a production paying homage to 1000 years of history. Join Henry VIII and his court of knights, contortionists, magicians, jugglers, minstrels and medieval tumblers at this most royal of banquets and enjoy a four course feast accompanied with music from the Medieval and Renaissance courts of Europe.
Day 7 Final Farewells
  • Depart from London Your rewarding and enjoyable tour comes to an end as you make your way to the airport to board your flight back home.
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