English author Samuel Johnson has been quoted as saying “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” Experience the history, culture, and tradition of this compelling city while allowing you time to follow your own path.

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 London's Houses of Parliament and Big Ben Tower. Credit: London On View  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London. Credit: London On View  St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Credit: London On View  Entrance to the magnificent British Museum, London. Credit: London On View  The courtyard of the British Museum. Credit: London On View  London's esteemed Victoria and Albert Museum  London's Tower Bridge  London's historic Westminster Abbey. Credit: London On View  The lovely Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London. Credit: London On View  Typical pub on Great Russell Street, London. Credit: London On View  Traditional high tea  Historic Hampton Court, outside London  Entrance to Henry VIII's palace at Hampton Court  Tudor ceiling of Henry VIII's Great Hall, Hampton Court  Houses of Parliament overlooking the Thames River  All Souls College, Oxford  The Radcliffe Camera, Oxford  Skyline of the medieval town of Oxford  A typical village in the Cotswolds

London

A One-Week Stay in England

9 days from $4,290

English author Samuel Johnson has been quoted as saying “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” Experience the history, culture, and tradition of this compelling city while allowing you time to follow your own path.

or Call 855-330-1542

Jul 12 - 20, 2017 Departure
Janetta Rebold Benton

Janetta Rebold Benton

Janetta Rebold Benton is Distinguished Professor of Art History at Pace University, New York. She has lectured for many years at the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and has served as the lecturer on trips worldwide for both institutions. A former resident of Paris, she recently returned from St. Petersburg, Russia, where she was Visiting Professor in the Graduate School of Art History at European University as a Fulbright Senior Scholar. Dr. Benton is the author of eight art history books (with translations into French, Chinese, and Farsi), as well as numerous scholarly articles published in France, Italy, Austria, Germany, and elsewhere. She holds degrees/diplomas from Harvard University, Brown University, George Washington University, and Cornell University.

Aug 2 - 10, 2017 Departure
Cassandra Potts Hannahs

Cassandra Potts Hannahs

Cassandra Potts Hannahs has enjoyed leading Smithsonian groups to Great Britain, France, and Ireland since 2000.  With a Ph.D. in medieval history, she was a tenured professor at Middlebury College in Vermont, where she taught courses on a wide range of subjects, from ancient history through the Reformation.  A Fulbright scholar and recipient of several grants, she has also spent considerable time living in France pursuing research.  Her publications include a book exploring the Viking settlement of Normandy in northern France during the 10th and 11th centuries, and the revival of monasticism that took place as the new rulers encouraged monks to return to the region after the Viking raids.  In her research and lectures, Cassandra explores the cultural and political exchanges that have historically linked Britain, France, Ireland, and Scandinavia. She looks forward to sharing her love and knowledge of these lands, their history, music, and literature, with Smithsonian Journeys travelers.