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Destination: England

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September 12, 2022

Kelmscott Manor, an Arts & Crafts House in the Cotswolds

Kelmscott Manor, the country home of the Victorian designer, poet and socialist William Morris, is an iconic Arts & Crafts house-museum and garden in the Cotswolds. Artisans of Leisure can customize tours to include Kelmscott Manor and other Arts & Crafts sites throughout England and Scotland.

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April 6, 2022

Just Back: Cornwall & Devon in England

We just returned from a private tour of Cornwall and Devon, counties in southwest England that are known for their beautiful coastlines, windswept moors, magnificent gardens, superb cuisine and mild climate.

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February 16, 2022

Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in England

Celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee taking place in the United Kingdom this year will demonstrate British pomp and pageantry at their best. Artisans of Leisure can arrange private England tours that incorporate the Platinum Jubilee events and festivities and private tours of places related to the queen and the British monarchy.

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November 13, 2021

Chartwell, Winston Churchill’s Country House in England

Chartwell is the much-loved family home of Winston Churchill in the countryside south of London. For travelers interested in historic houses, English gardens and the life of one of the United Kingdom’s greatest statesmen, Chartwell makes a wonderful private excursion from London.

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June 10, 2021

The Tower of London and the Ceremony of the Keys

The iconic Tower of London is an ancient castle complex steeped in nearly 1,000 years of English history. For a very special, exclusive London experience, Artisans of Leisure can arrange after-hours private tours, including attendance at the Ceremony of the Keys.

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November 4, 2020

The Best of Our Private England Tours

England is one of our favorite tour destinations. Enjoy photos of the very best of the country with our private England tours that include top cultural, scenic and culinary highlights of London, Oxfordshire, Bath, the Cotswolds, the Lake District and more.

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August 14, 2020

Private Literary Tours of England

England is an incredible destination for literature lovers, full of landmark literary sites that bring to life favorite authors and characters. Read about some of our favorite literary destinations throughout the country that we can incorporate into any private Artisans of Leisure tour of England.

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October 8, 2019

Afternoon Tea in England

Afternoon Tea is a wonderful way to experience local culinary culture in England. Artisans of Leisure arranges Afternoon Tea throughout England, including at legendary hotels, country estates, heritage homes and insider spots.

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May 18, 2018

Vacation like Royalty at Cliveden

The sumptuous interiors, beautiful gardens and extensive grounds at Cliveden make this one of our favorite properties in the London area, conveniently located near Heathrow Airport and Windsor Castle, and a fitting choice for Meghan Markle, who will spend the night before the Royal Wedding at the historic property with her mother.

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June 20, 2016

A Few Favorite Dining Spots in the Cotswolds, England

Rolling hills, charming stone villages, Roman ruins, and beautiful gardens are the best-known highlights of the Cotswolds in England. The pastoral region—which is at the heart of England’s farm-to-table movement—has also become a popular foodie destination where restaurants incorporate fresh, local ingredients into refined versions of traditional British cuisine and more modern takes on international […]

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February 22, 2016

Stay at a Private Club in London: The Arts Club

Private members clubs have been a tradition in London for centuries. One of the most prestigious is The Arts Club, which was established in 1863. Long a haven for writers, artists, musicians and other creatives, the club is in the heart of stylish Mayfair, one of our favorite London neighborhoods. Recently, The Arts Club created […]

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June 25, 2015

Must Visit: Serpentine Pavilion

The Serpentine Gallery is one of the best places in London to experience contemporary art. We especially love exploring the temporary pavilion the gallery commissions in Kensington Gardens each summer. This year’s pavilion was designed by the Spanish architecture firm selgascano, led by Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano.  The tunnel-like structure hides a cafe at […]

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May 18, 2015

An Interview with Laura Rowe of Crumbs Magazine – England for Foodies

On a recent trip through England’s beautiful Cotswolds region, we fell in love with local foodie publication Crumbs. The well-designed magazine focuses on regional chefs, ingredients and culinary traditions through in-depth articles and mouth-watering photographs. Artisans of Leisure culinary travel specialist Luke Pyenson caught up with Crumbs editor Laura Rowe, who also edits the magazine’s sister […]

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May 15, 2012

An Interview with One of Our Birding and Travel Experts

Artisans of Leisure travel specialist, Stephanie Dosch, tells us how she has been lucky to be able to combine her twin passions–birding and travel–since she was a child. Q: When and how did you become interested in birding? A: My mom has been birding forever, and she would take me along with her when I […]

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September 1, 2010

Must Stay: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

We love the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park in London–it’s a hotel that gets it right on every level. It has a perfect location in Knightsbridge, just steps from some of the city’s best shopping spots (including Harvey Nichols, Harrod’s, Walton Street, The Kings Road, Sloane Street and Sloane Avenue), beautiful Hyde Park and the Chelsea […]

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August 3, 2009

Secret London: Chelsea Physic Garden

The Chelsea Physic Garden is one of our favorite places in London. Hidden behind high brick walls and largely unknown to many travelers, this three-and-a-half-acre garden is not just a beautiful and relaxing sanctuary. It’s also a fascinating window into the botanical world, international trade and London’s history. The garden was founded in 1673 by […]

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February 24, 2009

An Interview with One of Our Art and Architecture Travel Experts

John is one of the travel experts based in our New York City office. He’s passionate about art and architecture, and helps design our tours around the world. Q: What are your favorite travel destinations? A: Each destination is fascinating in its own way, and I love exploring new places and discovering what’s distinctive about them—local […]

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February 18, 2009

Top 5: Best food markets in Europe

We feel that food is a window into culture, history and traditions, and we always encourage our travelers to visit local food markets as part of the private tours we arrange. It’s a great opportunity for people-watching and to sample the tastes and flavors of each destination. Here are a few of our favorite food […]

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February 18, 2009

The best English gardens in the Cotswolds

One of the highlights of having a privately guided tour of the Cotswolds is the opportunity to learn about the incredible gardens in the region–the history, unique characters and characteristics of the manor homes and their gardens, and how international trade and exploration influenced English gardens, planting and style in the Cotswolds. Our tours of England and the […]

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February 11, 2009

Afternoon tea around the world

Something I like to do when I travel is try the local version of a traditional British afternoon tea. Usually this is found in countries that have a history of British occupation, but not always. One of my favorite versions is at The Peninsula in Hong Kong. Held in the hotel’s elegant lobby, the menu […]

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