London combines its past and present culture along cobblestone streets and Victorian architecture. Fires roar in historic pubs where Charles Dickens once dined. The regal ambiance of Westminster Abbey radiates from the Gothic façade. Upon your arrival at the airport, your private transfer will greet you at baggage claim, ready to assist you with your luggage. The city has a vibrant ambiance drifting along the historic corridors of the Tower of London. London’s oldest restaurant, Rules, is located in Covent Garden and maintains its 18th-century style when it begun by selling oysters; it’s also where Edith Crawley meets Michael Gregson for lunch.
You are staying at the luxurious St. Ermin’s Hotel, located in the heart of London and within walking distance to the city’s captivating landmarks. The Victorian-era hotel embodies the grandeur of London familiar to the characters of Downton Abbey. Verdant trees shade the square and provide a touch of the countryside, taking you away from the bustling center of London. You have time to freshen up and relax before your driver escorts you to the Ritz London for afternoon tea. The hotel has stood in Piccadilly since the early 1900s.
The hotel overlooks the lavish boutiques around St. James and the emerald hues of Green Park. Once inside, you feel as though you have explored the lobby before. Edith Crawley dines with Aunt Rosamund Painswick in the spectacular dining room. Elegant chandeliers dangle from the ceiling. Beautiful pastries decorate the tiers of the cake stand. The herbaceous aroma of steeping tea emanates from the teapot. It is easy to imagine Edith and her aunt enjoying a fine meal at the Ritz during Season Six.