Get into the festive spirt of London at Christmas with a grand tour of the best places to shop in town. Visit the Museum of Brands to examine the history of consumer culture and learn of the Marvellous Mr Selfridge. Take a private tour examining the Royal Warrant Holders and continue through Mayfair and Jermyn Street for afternoon tea at Fortnum and Mason. Enjoy a private wine tasting at Berry Brothers and Rudd, purveyors of wines and spirits to royalty, and explore the lively markets of Spitalfields and Columbia Road Flower Market. Head off the beaten track and learn the history of the John Bell & Croyden Pharmacy and Kings Cross Coal Drop Yards. Take part in a 'secret shopping' tour of some lesser-known retail gems of London and shop until you drop.
The tour provides options including accommodation or without accommodation. The hotel is the Royal Society of Medicine's Domus Medica, located on the first floor of the RSM on the corner of Wimpole Street and Wigmore Street in Marylebone.
Please contact Jon Baines Tours at firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0) 207 223 9485 to book.
Until recently Janice Liverseidge was Director of Membership at The Royal Society of Medicine and is now a full time guide and in her spare time a trustee of both the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the London Handel Festival. Earlier in her career she worked for the British Medical Association. She is also a registered Blue Badge tourist guide and regularly leads groups in London on medical history walks, tours of the Wellcome Collection and other healthcare locations plus provides music and art tours for the Foundling Museum and the London Handel Festival. Janice has travelled extensively, including an eight month journey around India, South East Asia and Australia, and has led highly successful RSM tours to Vietnam and Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Cuba, South Africa and China.
Janice has the Visit Britain "Good to Go" Industry standard demonstrating that she has shown her compliance with government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, has a Risk Assessment in place and ensures social distancing including using a phone app when providing tour commentaries.
All itineraries are subject to change according to local conditions.
The cost of the tour for RSM members is £690 per person sharing. The cost for non RSM Members is £740 per person sharing.