TIME TRAVEL OVERNIGHT TRIP: 1940S EVENING & VICTORIAN VILLAGE
PARTY LIKE IT'S 1945!
HISTORICAL DISPLAYS & COSTUMED ACTORS & SINGERS RECREATE THE PAST.
EXPERIENCE LIFE IN THE VICTORIAN ERA.
STAY OVERNIGHT IN A COMFORTABLE HOTEL.
Sat 16th July - Sun 17th July 2016
£99 per person in a shared twin or double room (please note - twin rooms have one double bed and one sofa bed)
Limited single supplements available for £20 extra per night.
This overnight break will see our coach turn DeLorean and head back in time… kind of! Departing London Saturday early afternoon we will travel upcountry to the wonderful Black Country Living Museumfor a very special evening event. The award-winning open-air museum is a recreation of a village from the early 20th Century, complete with costumed residents, village shops, houses, a fish and chip shop and even a pub! You might recognise the village, it has recently been used as a set for the BBC series Peaky Blinders.
For one night only the Museum will transform itself to relive the sights, sounds and celebration of 1945. Expect re-enactments and street performers, including the D-Day Darlings singers and a sing-along in the Bottle & Glass Inn. There will be vintage vehicles and military and veteran displays, a memorabilia market and 1940s style food – you can even buy a food ration card, which entitles you to a spam fritter! Your ticket for this event is included in the trip cost.Dressing up is not essential but is strongly encouraged!
We will stay overnight at the comfortable Novotel Hotel in Wolverhampton, just a short hop away. Your stay and a full breakfast are included.
The following morning we’ll go back in time even further to the Victorian era, with a trip to Blists Hill Victorian Town. Again, your ticket is included in the cost of the trip! Step back in time more than a hundred years and chat to the townsfolk about their lives, explore their homes, workplaces and shops and see them at work in the bakers, candle factory and blacksmiths. Change your money for shillings and use them in the shops! Enjoy the fun of the fair at the Victorian Fairground and explore the 52 acre site to meet farm animals. Again, you can enjoy traditional fish and chips and a pint in the New Inn pub.
Fancy even more museums? Blists Hill is part of the Ironbridge Gorge, home to 10 remarkable museums, so you are free to explore as you wish (please note, only entry to Blists Hill is included in the trip cost). You may wish to visit the Coalport China Museum, Tar Tunnel, Museum of the Gorge or the Iron Bridge itself, spanning the River Severn. At the end of the day, we will hop back on the coach and back home to London and the present!
Departure/Drop off point
Outside Union Car Park, Harrington Road, South Kensington
From South Kensington Station, exit via the left hand stairs when you come through the ticket barriers. Turn right and cross at the traffic lights. Walk up Harrington Road, between the optician and the NatWest bank. You will pass the big grey Ampersand Hotel on your right. Keep walking until you come to the wooden fence on the left, this is Union Car Park. We will meet you on the pavement by the phone box.
Sat 16th July
13.00 – depart South Kensington
16.00 – Arrive Novotel, Wolverhampton. Check in & change into costume!
17.45 – Depart hotel bound for Black Country Living Museum
18.15 – Arrive in 1945! Enjoy event until it closes at 10pm (depart 10.15pm)
22.45 –Arrive back at hotel
Sun 17th July
Breakfast at hotel (included)
10.15 – Check out of hotel & depart
11.00 – Arrive in Victorian times! Blists Hill Victorian town, depart at 16.00
19.30 – Arrive London South Kensington.
13.00 on Sat 16th July
19.30 on Sun 17th July
Return coach travel from Central London & transfers, 1 nights accommodation & breakfast in a 3* hotel, Ticket to the 1940's evening at Black Country Living Museum, ticket to Blists Hill Victorian Town, the services of a tour guide
Other food & drink, ticket, tickets to other attractions, gratuities
*Timings are approximate and the schedule is subject to change when required. Please check your booking confirmation for any changes to departure time. Your tour guide will confirm times to be back at the coach at each stop, the schedule above is a guideline only. See our below for full terms & conditions.
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