Hotels and Activities
Clayton Hotel City of London
Clayton Hotel City of London is a stylish and contemporary hotel with 212 luxury bedrooms and suites with bathtubs, inspired by the Victorian textile warehouses, combined with flawless and whole-hearted service. The hotel is located in the heart of one of the most emblematic London's postcode: 10 New Drum Street Whitechapel, London, England E1 7AT
The hotel is ideally located close to some of London’s iconic landmarks such as The Gherkin, Tower Bridge, Old Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane and Whitechapel Gallery. Liverpool Street station is only a 10-minute walk from the hotel, and London City Airport can be reached by car in 21 minutes or alternatively by tube via Aldgate East St in 30 minutes.
Price per night: £160.00 (including breakfast)
Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour
Leonardo Royal Hotel Southampton Grand Harbour is located close to the medieval town walls and is at the heart of Southampton's maritime activity, both historic and present. The site overlooks the Mayflower Park which commemorates the point from which the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America on the "Mayflower" and "Speedwell" in 1620. The ill-fated "Titanic" sailed on her maiden voyage from Southampton in 1912. The former offices of the owners of the "Titanic" White Star Line, outside which many hundreds gathered for news of the fate of relatives and friends, still stand on Canute Road, a short distance from the hotel.
Accessing the hotel is easy, thanks to a convenient location near the Ocean Cruise Terminal, which is a five minute drive away. The hotel's location is: West Quay Road, SO15 1AG Southampton
Price per night: £175 (including breakfast)
HMS Victory Tour
HMS Victory is the Royal Navy's most famous warship. Best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar, the Victory currently has a dual role as the Flagship of the First Sea Lord and as a living museum to the Georgian Navy. The visitor experience onboard HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard as Nelson’s famous flagship from the Battle of Trafalgar.
There have been many celebrated warships in Britain’s naval history but HMS Victory can justifiably claim to be the most famous of them all. Having served as Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, she has become one of the UK’s most-loved visitor attractions. When you visit HMS Victory, you'll see the spot where Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson fell with an engraved plaque marking the spot. Occasionally, Captain Hardy may be in his cabin, greeting visitors with tales from his adventures at sea. Ask him questions and find out what life was like on-board. More information is available here.
Warsash Maritime School - Collision Simulation
Warsash Maritime School provides high-quality education and training for the maritime and offshore industries to meet the international demand for crew, officers and captains who are trained to the highest professional standards.
Navigation, marine engineer and marine electro-technical officers benefit from internationally recognised certification programmes, from initial entry as an officer cadet to Master and Chief Engineer. The STCW safety training is delivered by technical specialists with many years' experience in their field. See more here.
Buckler's Hard Museum
Buckler's Hard Museum discovers the history of this unique 18th century shipbuilding village. Originally founded as a free port for the trading of sugar, Buckler’s Hard actually flourished as a naval shipbuilding centre and has become famous for building warships for Nelson’s Navy, including three vessels that took part in the Battle of Trafalgar.
The course offers an evening visit to the Buckler's Hard Museum to follow the development of this fascinating village, the story of its ships, and the residents who lived and worked here. See more information about the museum and the village here.
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Things to do in Southampton
Get your culture fix in Southampton's art galleries, theatres and live music venues. Step back into history while you walk the medieval walls and discover the maritime heritage. Get a breath of fresh air in award-winning parks or out on the open water.
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SeaCity Museum Southampton
Most of the crew of the Titanic lived in Southampton and over 500 families lost a relative in the disaster. To commemorate the centenary of the loss of the "Titanic" there is a permanent "Titanic" exhibition at the SeaCity Museum. Cruise ships now berth close to an within sight of the hotel, and Southampton is the home port for vessels such as the "Queen Mary 2", "Queen Victoria" and "Queen Elizabeth". More information about the museum is available here.