Last updated on 7 July 2021
‘History will be kind to me for I intend to write it’- Sir Winston Churchill
History holds a particularly special place in Britain’s heart, helping to shape this nation and culture along the way.
That’s why we’ve selected a few of our wonderful history experiences for you to immerse yourselves in different eras and aspects of British history. Whether you’re a fully-fledged history lover or you’re just interested to learn more, our experiences are perfect for both. With some experiences including a meal or an afternoon tea, they’re also a lovely day out which you can share with someone special!
For the patriotists out there, this Buckingham Palace State Rooms and Afternoon Tea for Two is royally designed for you!
Experience a taste of Royalty as you explore the State Rooms, where The Queen and other members of the Royal Family host guests on ceremonial and official occasions. Admire the stunning décor, beautiful furnishings and Royal Collection paintings that adorn the walls of these lavish rooms. You’ll also get to enjoy the special exhibition at Buckingham Palace, ‘Royal Animals’, incorporating works of art across the Royal Collection acquired from the reign of George III to the present day. After this truly royal-filled experience ends, you’ll enjoy a delicious traditional British afternoon tea.
Or you can explore where the legacy of the renowned world’s greatest playwright lives with a Visit to Shakespeare’s Globe and a Meal for Two.
An expert tour guide will show you around this stunning reconstructed theatre, which stands just a few yards away from the original site built in 1599. You’ll hear some interesting stories about 16th century drama along the way. You can also look around the exhibition below the stage, which provides a fascinating insight into early theatre productions from costumes, writing, music and sound effects from over 400 years ago! A tasty two-course meal from a set menu at a nearby restaurant is also included, making this a delightful day out!
Or perhaps an English Heritage Adult Membership Two is more appealing, which gives you and a loved one access to over 400 castles, gardens, abbeys and more! You’ll unlock the doors to history that’s just waiting to be explored.
Tread along the grounds where events that defined important parts of British history took place, including the battleground of the famous 1066 Battle of Hastings, the iconic Stonehenge, Hadrian’s Wall and plenty more.
And if you want to make this a family, you can bring up to six children under 18 within your family group along too for free!
Or perhaps the Entrance to Warwick Castle and Afternoon Tea for Two experience is more up your street!
Shrouded in 1,100 years of history, home to the largest working trebuchet catapult in the world and set in 64 acres of stunning grounds and landscaped gardens, a day out at Warwick Castle is sure to be a wonderful one for you both. Visit the Time Tower to uncover the true history of Warwick Castle over time and if you’re in the mood for some exercise, take a 500-step climb to the top of the Castle’s tallest tower, where you’ll enjoy stunning panoramic views over Warwick. Also included is a scrumptious Afternoon Tea for you both to enjoy, comprised of delicious sandwiches, a sumptuous scone with jam, butter and clotted cream and some mini cakes to excite the taste buds.
Of course, we’re not limited to just these wonderful experiences above, the rest of our history-related activities can be found here.