Joanne Socha

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For London - So much to do and see. Get an Oyster Card for Tube/Bus – and ride around and see the City. Besides all of the main tourist attractions, don't forget the Sherlock Holmes Museum and Abbey Road Crosswalk!
Where to stay - wonderful properties abound in the City depending upon the experience you desire - want a private location and keys to a lovely garden? Or what about over the top meeting rooms for off beat corporate meetings? I love a wonderful drawing room where I can have a spot of tea. Stay in Knightsbridge for a shopping weekend!
Have Afternoon Tea at Claridge's...head to Wimbledon.
Day trips out of the City are a must - but remember traffic out of the City can be intense. I can arrange a driver for you....take a trip to Cambridge American Cemetery - which is the only WWII American military cemetery in UK – achingly beautiful and touching place.
Visit Cambridge in NE London and Oxford in NW London - see the Ashmolean Museum and the 'Harry Potter' dining hall. Go to the Oxford covered market! Dine at the Eagle and Child Pub - fish and chips with vinegar sprinkled on top!
Go to Eaton and see the playing fields and where Princes William and Harry etched their names on the schoolroom door.
Go to Blenheim Palace - A UNESCO world heritage site - and see where Winston Churchill was born. Have lunch on the River Thames and gaze at the Royal Swans.

North Country in Spring is similar to Holland - tulip filled fields.
I love to stay at an elegant English Country Manor House. Take a day trip to Grimsthorpe Castle.
Then head to Bath, and see how Jane Austen and her set spent the 'season'. Go to Number One The Royal Crescent to see how people in Georgian Bath lived and learn about Palladian architecture. Head to the Roman Baths.
Last day - tour Windsor Castle and pretend to be a Queen for the day.

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