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London break competition: the winning itineraries – 06 Sep 2007

 



London Calling competition


Back in July, Travel Weekly and Superbreak challenged agents to design the ideal itinerary for a family weekend break in London.


Six winning agents won their own trip to the capital, with access to some of the attractions featured in their itinerary, courtesy of Superbreak and VisitLondon.


Check out their suggested itineraries below.


London Calling videos: The winners reflect on their prize weekend, plus London selling tips from Superbreak sales director Ian Mounser


 


Lianne Coleman


Lianne Coleman and family with Superbreak sales director Ian MounserCustomer service manager, Thomas cook, Cardiff


Friday



  • Head for the London Eye and take in the famous landmarks.
  • Take an amphibious ‘Duck Tour’ around Westminster and down the Thames.
  • Take in the tower of London
  • Visit the London Dungeon.
  • Grab a pizza and enjoy an early night.

Saturday



  • Visit Madame Tussauds
  • Visit London Zoo, see its new Gorilla Kingdom and enjoy a picnic lunch. 
  • Hop on The Original London Sightseeing Tour bus with a 24 hour ticket.
  • Grab a bite to eat.
  • See The Lion King.

Sunday



  • Take the Original London Sightseeing Tour bus to the Natural History Museum
  • Visit the nearby Science Museum.
  • Take in the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace.
  • Eat at Planet Hollywood.

Dawn Wilson


Dawn Wilson and family with with Superbreak sales director Ian MounserAssistant manager, Going Places, Lincoln


Friday



  • Check in at the London Marriott Regent’s Park. We stayed here before and loved the pool.
  • Take a trip to London Zoo to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the animals.
  • Go back to the hotel for room service and an early night.

Saturday



  • Enjoy a full English breakfast, then take a flight on the London Eye.
  • Join the Duck Tour for a river and road adventure.
  • Off to Covent Garden for a bite to eat before a matinee performance of The Lion King.
  • Hop in a taxi to Hamleys for a treat for the children.
  • Planet Hollywood or Hard Rock Cafe for dinner.

Sunday



  • Head to train station to store luggage.
  • Trip on a pre-booked Original London Sightseeing Tour bus, hopping off at Horse Guards Parade and Trafalgar Square.
  • Visit Madame Tussauds.

Wendy Crofts


Wendy Crofts and family with Superbreak sales director Ian MounserBath Travel, Midhurst, West Sussex


Friday



  • Using the pre-paid two-day London Pass for sightseeing, go to Westminster for a tour of the Houses of Parliament.
  • Take the Bateaux London lunch cruise on the Thames
  • See Star Wars: The Exhibition at County Hall.
  • See The Mousetrap at St Martin’s Theatre.

Saturday



  • A visit to the Tower of London.
  • Take the City Cruises boat tour from Tower Pier
  • Take a champagne flight on the London Eye.
  • Visit the London Dungeon.
  • Hop on an Original London Sightseeing Tour bus.
  • Enjoy dinner and cabaret on The London Showboat.

Sunday



  • Check out of the hotel and store luggage at departure train station.
  • Visit Madame Tussauds.
  • See the animals at London Zoo.

Leanne Waud


Leanne Waud and family with Superbreak sales director Ian MounserSales consultant, Thomson, Hull


Friday



  • Visit Madame Tussauds – probably the only time I will get up close and personal with David Beckham.
  • Take a trip to the theatre to see The Lion King.

Saturday



  • Spend the day at London Zoo.
  • Take a ‘Sinister London’ evening tour to see the haunts of Jack the Ripper, gangsters and Sherlock Holmes.

Sunday



  • Visit the London Dungeon, with a Fast Track ticket upgrade.
  • Take a flight on the London Eye.

Suzanne New


Suzanne New and family with Superbreak sales director Ian MounserConsultant, Village Travel, Sunderland


Friday



  • Visit the Natural History and Science Museum in South Kensington.
  • Enjoy an early evening meal before a night flight on the London Eye.

Saturday



  • Take the Original London Sightseeing Tour to Madame Tussauds.
  • Travel on to London Zoo for lunch.
  • Tour Hampton Court Palace, including the maze.
  • Visit the London Dungeon.
  • Eat out and head to the theatre to see Grease.

Sunday



  • Visit the Tower of London 
  • Do some last-minute shopping at Harrods and Hamleys.

Janine Bursey


Janine Bursey and family with Superbreak sales director Ian MounserTravelcare, Frinton-on-sea, Essex


Friday



  • Check out the famous waxworks at Madame Tussauds.
  • Dine at Chiquito Mexican diner in Leicester Square.

Saturday



  • Head to London Zoo to spend the day at our leisure.
  • Have an early supper, then off to see The Lion King.

Sunday



  • Take a flight on the London Eye.
  • Visit the London Dungeon.

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