Trip to England—4 days in London, 3 days in English Country Side (Bath, Stonehenge, Oxford, Cambridge)
England | May 29 - Jun 6, 2022

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Madison P.
Bowling Green, KY | Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Our trip to England was absolutely phenomenal. From the beginning of planning the trip to the moment we got home everything was fun & easy. Stephen was fully accessible at all times when it came to planning the perfect trip. He went back & forth with me several times planning & making changes to make sure we were able to have the exact kind of trip we were wanting. All of our tour guides were very informative and interactive! While we were in England anytime we needed to contact one of the... read more

Our trip to England was absolutely phenomenal. From the beginning of planning the trip to the moment we got home everything was fun & easy. Stephen was fully accessible at all times when it came to planning the perfect trip. He went back & forth with me several times planning & making changes to make sure we were able to have the exact kind of trip we were wanting. All of our tour guides were very informative and interactive! While we were in England anytime we needed to contact one of the KimKim members we received feedback from them instantly. Any issues we had were quickly corrected and fixed. I only have the best things to report on Stephen, William and the entire KimKim team who helped plan this once in a lifetime trip to England for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee! Thanks again for everything guys! Will definitely be using KimKim again in my future travels.

Hotel Reviews
Graduate Cambridge
Cambridge
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Hampton by Hilton Bath City
Bath
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Trebovir Hotel
Kensington, London

Rooms extremelyyyy small. At least one tube stop away from any sight seeing for tourists. And they lock the outside doors at a certain time, which is great for safety, but when you’re out enjoying the night life in London it makes it difficult to get back to your room. The breakfast was included & very filling, and the staff was always nice.

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Activity Reviews
Tower of London Early Access Tour with Beefeater
London

We went on this tour after the black cab tour so we weren’t able to really get to have the time in the tower that we would have liked. We were somewhat rushed but we did get in to see the Crown Jewels. I’m not sure what the “early access” means for this tour because our entrance time for the tour was 4pm and the tower closed at 5pm. We were unable to do the true beefeater tour. I’d recommend to other travelers if you want to visit the Tower of London and truly get the full experience go at the beginning of the day so you have all the time you want in the Tower to see everything. There’s so much history & interesting facts to learn about while there!

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A better entrance time to get to have the full experience
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Simply Windsor Castle - Afternoon Tour with transport, unaccompanied
London

Loved loved LOVEDDDD this trip!!! Anyone who goes make sure you get a map and the audio recording guide. Make SURE to go inside the chapel in the Windsor grounds too. One of my favorite parts of the entire tour, so many historically famous Kings & Queens burial sites are in the cathedral.

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Black Cab Tour of London
London

One of our favorite tours of the entire trip. Our tour guide was phenomenal and very informative! It was so fun to zip around London in the black cab and see the main hotspot sites as well as other ones we wouldn’t have otherwise known about. Such fun & definitely recommend!

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High tea at the Savoy Hotel
London

We went to the Savoy for high tea after the Trooping of the Colours celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It was the perfect place for tea after such a fun & celebratory day! Beautiful setting & lovely live music. The food was delicious & the staff was very welcoming and friendly.

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Hampton Court Palace - private tour.
London

Tour guide was very informative & interactive. The tour actually turned out to be more of an architectural tour which we weren’t aware of ahead of time. We were expecting more of a historical tour specifically about the Tudors (Henry VIII). I told our tour guide this and she was very well informed on this part of history about Hampton Court Palace as well so it wasn’t really an issue, we were still able to get the experience we were wanting. I’d be specific and clear about what your tour guide will be including in the tour before booking.

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Literary tour of Bath
Bath

This was a wonderful way to walk around & see all of Bath! The most BEAUTIFUL town, probably my favorite one of the entire trip. This tour gives you all the Jane Austen deets, as well as lots of sights for Bridgerton fans (which I am!). However, it doesn’t give as much background on the Roman Baths and Romans in general if that is something you’re looking for. Our tour guide Dianne was SO informative on all of the Jane Austen time period information. She was a lovely guide and we had a wonderful time with her.

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Cambridge by the flow of the Cam river
Cambridge

This was without a doubt in our top two favorite things we did on this trip (The first being seeing the Queen & Royal Family during the Trooping of the Colour celebrating the Jubilee!) Punting down the canals of Cambridge was so peaceful & relaxing. Beautiful scenery & lovely punting guide who made for great conversation! Take a bottle of champagne or two & some plastic cups with you ahead of time to enjoy during the tour!

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Local specialist: William Armstrong
William
William Armstrong
Local specialist in Dorset, UK | Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Dear Madison & Charles,

Thank you for this 5-star review. We are really happy to see the detailed review, as your time is precious. It was a pleasure for myself, Stephen, and the team to organize this for you and allow you to experience the Queen's 75th jubilee in such a special way. These types of themed requests are really interesting to work on!

Thank you for trusting in us to create your tailormade vacation in England. Spring is a great time to travel here and we are happy that... read more

Dear Madison & Charles,

Thank you for this 5-star review. We are really happy to see the detailed review, as your time is precious. It was a pleasure for myself, Stephen, and the team to organize this for you and allow you to experience the Queen's 75th jubilee in such a special way. These types of themed requests are really interesting to work on!

Thank you for trusting in us to create your tailormade vacation in England. Spring is a great time to travel here and we are happy that you had a great time.

Of course, we have noted your comments about room size in London.

Best regards!
Stephen