New York, NY â€“ Heathrow Express, the fastest, most hassle-free way to get from Heathrow Airport to central London has launched an Explore London train ticket for those transferring/layover passengers looking to spend a few hours in one of the most exciting capital cities in the world. To make the most of your time the multi- award winning train company has identified some of the best ways to excite all your senses.
See famous London landmarks by taking an alternative tour using a refurbished WW2 amphibious vehicle. Departing from Chicheley St. Waterloo (behind the London Eye), the vehicle drives past famous London landmarks such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square before a dramatic launch into the River Thames from a slipway at Vauxhall for the waterborne part of the 75 minute tour.
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Feel the nostalgia of 60â€™s London with a three hour self-guided walk around the Beatles public and private London. The guide has a map, clear directions and a full explanation of what happened where and to whom. The aim of the book is to allow any visitor to London to visit all the famous Beatles Sites, along with many of the more secret and hidden locations.
Also included in the walk are other sites relating to famous musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones, along with general places of interest relating to the sixties. The Beatles in London Walk (14 page paperback) is available from www.amazon.co.uk
Vinopolis Wine Tour â€“ Excite those taste buds by combining one of four self guided wine tasting tours with a lunchtime or evening meal in either the award-winning Cantina Vinopolis Restaurant or a more relaxed setting of Brew Wharf Bar & Restaurant. You can pre book Wine & Dine tickets for a specific date or order a flexi ticket (valid for 6 months).
Relax and rejuvenate at The Sanctuary in the heart of Londonâ€™s Covent Garden. With treatment times starting from 25 minutes you will have time to experience more than one powerful treatment designed to relax, replenish.
Explore London ticket is a Heathrow Express return ticket combined with a travel card for
Zones 1 & 2. Tickets cost Â£20 and can be purchased from the Heathrow Express ticket office in Terminal 5 after 10h00 and are valid for six hours from the time of issue. Customers will also receive a free London street map containing 20% off vouchers for many attractions.
Departing from Heathrow Airports, Terminal 5 every 15 minutes, the Heathrow Express
will stop after six minutes at Heathrow Central (servicing Terminals 1, 2 & 3), before arriving at Paddington Station in just 21 minutes. When deciding what to see during your layover, allow yourself a reasonable amount of time to exit the airport and get through customs. You will also want to factor in enough time to return to the airport and go through security.
Terms and Conditions:
1. All times are recommended and visitors are advised to allow at least fours hours for transport to and from London, activity and airport check-in
2. Valid for a period of 6 hours from 10:00 Monday to Friday, and for 6 hours from 05:00 on Saturdays and Sundays
3. This promotion expires the 31st August 2009.
4. The Explore London ticket is non-refundable.
5. All normal security rules apply. Fast Track pass bearers must be at security at least 35 minutes before departure.
6. Heathrow Express are not liable for missed flight connections.
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