Antique Doll & Teddy Bear Collectors Tour
15th - 19th Novemer 2017
Antique Doll & Teddy Bear Collectors
15th of November arrival day
Please book your flight to arrive at the airport before 12 noon
Check-in at 5* Hotel The Pelham
Welcome drink and information meeting starts at 14pm
Free afternoon and evening (relax)
16th of November
We will meet at 8:30am for breakfast.
During the day we will go to the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood Bethnal Green, London and everyone can enjoy the collections.
The V&A Museum of Childhood is the UK’s National Museum of Childhood.
It is the largest institution of its kind in the world. Its mission is to hold in trust the nation’s childhood collections and to be an international leader in engaging audiences in the material culture and experiences of childhood.
The Museum holds a collection of around 100 dolls’ houses, models and shops, we can learn a lot about how people used to live by looking into these miniature worlds. It holds also the largest collection of dolls in the UK.
At the evening will go to the Theater and enjoy a musical!
17th of November
The Wallace Collection A national museum in an historic London town house. In 25 galleries are unsurpassed displays of French 18th-century painting, furniture and porcelain with superb Old Master paintings and a world class armoury.
3:30pm - 5:00pm Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River Thames! The best way to see London is from the River Thames.
Enjoy a Traditional Afternoon Tea Cruise with a back drop of the most famous sights of London.
A Traditional Afternoon Tea includes a selection of freshly made sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, a selection of delicious cakes and unlimited tea and coffee.
The on-board bar offers a wide range of soft and alcoholic drinks.
The newly refurbished Millennium of London boat is a very stylish venue suitable for any occasion.
Afternoon Tea while cruising along the Thames. What a civilised way to pass the afternoon.
Of course afternoon tea wouldn't be right without scones, jam and a generous dollop of cream, so fear not you'll find those along with the selection of finger sandwiches and cakes. Yum yum. Plus of course tea! In fact an almost endless supply if that's what takes your fancy. All aboard for a selection of delicious sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, a selection of traditional cakes. Delicious!
18th of November
Knightsbridge London Shopping:
The first thing that comes to one’s mind when thinking about shopping in London is Harrods. The most famous shop in London is only 15-minute stroll along Brompton Road from the Pelham Hotel. Previously owned by Mohamed Al-Fayed, this magnificent London department store was founded in far 1849 by Charles Henry Harrod and it has never lost its appeal ever after. Apart from prestigious brands and latest fashion trends, what you will find here is an unmistakable Harrods atmosphere that brings in a festive vibe even on the most ordinary day.
Within reach, you can find a not less touristic chic Harvey Nichols with three floors of designer wear, preferred by local crowd. Here, you can also unwind on the top floor with restaurant, bar, café, wine shop, and food market.
After a visit to Harrods and Harvey Nichols, you can proceed with one of the best shopping streets in London that begins exactly here and stretches to Sloane Square.
Sloane street is a sanctuary of big-name fashion designers and a collection of luxury goods: Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo, Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel, Chloe only to name a few brands.
Gala Dinner at the Olympia Hilton Hotel
6:30pm - Champagne Reception
7:00pm - Jean Pang, concert pianist
7:30pm - 3 course meal with wine
9:00pm - Guest
A chance to meet like minded people in a relaxed social environment. A rare opportunity to mingle, sit down, eat and drink with some of the most enthusiastic and knowledgeable people in the doll, teddy bear and toy world. Dress code: "smart".
19th of November
INT. ANTIQUE DOLL, TEDDY BEAR AND TOY FAIR
9:00am International Antique Doll, Teddy Bear and Toy Fair at Kensington Town Hall
1:00pm back to the Hotel, farewell and souvenir gift.
PRICE: 5 days / 4 nights $ 2,500.00 U.S. (single room) and $ 2'200.00 U.S. (twin room)
5* Hotel incl. breakfast, all rooms with private toilet and shower/bath.
Lunches and dinners are not included in the price, if not special mentioned in the itinerary.
All drinks, personal expenses, tips and gratuities, optional activity costs are also not incluced.
Please book your flights to London Airport November 15, 2017 arrival time during the morning and return flights to depart from London Airport November 2017, 19th late afternoon or evening.
NOTE that the arrival and return flights must be booked by yourself.
Also the transfer to the Airport. I can help you with this, if you need help.
Travel insurance is highly recommended.
Please note also:
I suggest a good pair of walking / flat shoes to avoid discomfort.
To protect you I recommend to sign up for travel insurance (private medical insurance, travel cancellation, etc…).
In November the weather will be cold but with proper clothing it should not be a problem to stay in Europe.