Price from £159.95 per person*
Departures from 6th May 2017 to 16th Dec 2017
Single person supplement : £60.00 per person
From when she was first propelled into the public eye as a shy, young kindergarten teacher sporting the Sloane Rangers' ubiquitous pie–crust collar, to the elegant, sophisticated young woman confidently gracing the world stage in the nineties, Diana, Princess of Wales' fashion choices were keenly dissected and debated across the world.
This year marks 20 years since her untimely death, and in tribute to her life a major new exhibition opens at Kensington Palace this spring. Titled 'Diana: Her Fashion Story', the exhibition charts the development of the Princess's fashion style from those first demure, romantic outfits, to the chic 'working' suits worn throughout her public life, to the glamorous evening dresses seen on numerous star–studded occasions, including the inky blue velvet gown worn at the White House in 1985 for that famous dance with John Travolta! The Princess's relationship with her favourite designers will also be highlighted in a display of original sketches created for her during the design process.
Follow the evolution of a Princess at first strongly directed by royal advisors, who slowly but surely nurtured her own distinctive style and navigated a unique position in the public eye, learning to use her image to engage and inspire people, and to champion the causes she cared about.
To complement the fashion exhibition in this anniversary year, the sunken garden at Kensington Palace will be re–named The White Garden in memory of the Princess and planted with white roses, scented narcissi and a carpet of forget–me–nots for visitors to enjoy as part of the palace admission.
This tour is organised and operated by Omega Holidays plc ABTA V4782 ATOL 6081
Return standard class rail travel from your chosen departure station to London (you may have to pay a supplement for your area, and first class is offered from most stations)
Overnight stay at a choice of 4 star central London hotels with full English breakfast
Sunday morning admission ticket to Kensington Palace and gardens, including entrance to the 'Diana: Her Fashion Story' exhibition
Free time in London
VAT at 20%
Book an extra night for just £69.95pp*.
* Based on two people sharing a room. A room for single person occupancy is offered, subject to availability, at a supplement of £60pp per night.
Saturday Take the morning train to London from your local station. You have a choice of central 4 star London hotels, either very close by or easy to reach by tube. Hotel check–ins are normally around 3 – 4pm but if you like you can go directly to your hotel and leave your luggage with reception. Check in at the hotel when you're ready to enjoy your overnight stay.
Sunday After a full English breakfast it's time to head to Kensington Palace for your visit, which includes the 'Diana: Her Fashion Story' exhibition and the gardens. Afterwards the day is at leisure until it's time to make your way to the station for your train in the mid / late afternoon.
Alternatively you can make a long weekend of it by booking an extra night with breakfast at your hotel for just £69.95pp*.
Here are some example hotels or similar ones that we use for this break, actual availability may change with the travel date you choose.
Some hotels have an additional supplement per person, as shown below. Supplements are stated for the break (not per night)
Crowne Plaza London Docklands, London
The Crowne Plaza London Docklands is located in Londons thriving Docklands area, just a very short walk from DLR Royal Victoria, and close to Canary Wharf.
Hilton Docklands Riverside Hotel, London
Located on the River Thames and with fabulous views of the river and Canary Wharf, the Hilton London Docklands Riverside hotel provides a fantastic base for your stay in London.
Novotel London Excel, London
Located in the London Docklands area right next to the ExCeL exhibition centre and within easy reach of the O2 arena, Canary Wharf and London City Airport, this contemporary waterfront hotel boasts views over the Royal Victoria Dock.
Thistle Euston, London
The Thistle Euston offers affordable luxury accommodation just a short walk from Euston station.
Thistle Kensington Gardens, London
Located on Bayswater Road with views over Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, the 4 star Thistle Kensington Gardens hotel is ideally located for a leisurely stay in London.
Tower Guoman Hotel, London
One of London's most prestigious addresses, the Tower Guoman overlooks the Thames and is located next to two World Heritage Sites, Tower Bridge and The Tower of London. You can enjoy one of the finest outlooks in London with the majority of rooms offering breathtaking views over the River Thames, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, St Katharine's Dock and the City of London beyond.
Guoman Grosvenor Hotel, London
This elegant and spacious 4 star Victorian London hotel is one of London's finest hotels and is located very near to Victoria railway station and also Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.
Additional supplement from £10.00 per person.
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All breaks featured are organised by Omega Holidays plc - ABTA V4782, ATOL Protected 6081, part of the Omega Holidays Group plc, White Cross, Lancaster, LA1 4XQ. ATOL Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom. All insurance premiums quoted include IPT. VAT number: GB 483 0044 68