Delve into the historic and engaging city of London during our one-week stay. You’ll feel like a Londoner in no time as you explore the city in depth and get around by the Tube and London bus system. Enjoy your stay at the elegant Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel, located in posh Kensington.

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 London and the River Thames. Credit: Julian Lovel, London and Partners  Flags along Oxford Street in London  Houses of Parliament overlooking the Thames River  Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London. Credit: London On View  St. Paul's Cathedral. Credit: Pawel Libera / London and Partners  The iconic British Museum. Credit: Pawel Libera / London and Partners  The courtyard of the British Museum. Credit: London On View  London's Tower Bridge  London's historic Westminster Abbey. Credit: London On View  London's Houses of Parliament and Big Ben Tower. Credit: London On View  Pub located in Bankside, London. Credit: Mickey Lee Photography / London Tourism  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  All Souls College, Oxford  The Radcliffe Camera, Oxford  Skyline of the medieval town of Oxford  A typical village in the Cotswolds  Lobby of the historic Radisson Blu Vanderbilt Hotel, Kensington, London

London

A One-Week Stay in England

9 days from $4,290

Delve into the historic and engaging city of London during our one-week stay. You’ll feel like a Londoner in no time as you explore the city in depth and get around by the Tube and London bus system. Enjoy your stay at the elegant Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt Hotel, located in posh Kensington.

or Call 855-330-1542

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Jul 16 - 24, 2020 Departure
Janetta Rebold Benton

Janetta Rebold Benton

Janetta Rebold Benton is the 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 speaker on trips worldwide for both institutions. A former resident of Paris, she was Visiting Professor in the graduate school of art history at European University in St. Petersburg, Russia, and in the graduate school of art history at China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, on two Fulbright Senior Scholar Awards in 2012 and 2018.

Dr. Benton is the author of eight art history books (with translations into French and Chinese), as well as numerous scholarly articles and reviews published in Austria, China, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, and the U.S. She holds degrees/diploma from Harvard University, Brown University, George Washington University, and Cornell University.

Aug 13 - 21, 2020 Departure
Carol Ann Lloyd

Carol Ann Lloyd

Carol Ann Lloyd is a popular speaker and author who specializes in Early Modern History, particularly the Tudors and Shakespeare. She has enjoyed speaking to Smithsonian audiences for eight years, offering programs about Henry VIII and his Six Wives, Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots, the Wars of the Roses, Jane Austen, Mothers of the Monarchs, and Shakespeare. She also speaks nationally for Royal Oak Foundation, Agecroft Hall, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University, TEDx, and numerous community venues. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and holds graduate degrees in Education from the University of Virginia and English from the University of Utah. The former Manager of Visitor Education of Folger Shakespeare Library, Carol Ann designs interactive Shakespeare programs for students and families. She also delivers corporate communication workshops for organizations in the Washington, DC area and is the author of Building Relationships, One Conversation at a Time: A Guide for Work and Home. Carol Ann is currently writing a book about the Tudors. She loves traveling to London and can’t wait to share the fascinating history of this wonderful city with Smithsonian Journeys travelers.

Oct 29 - Nov 6, 2020 Departure
Cassandra Potts Hannahs

Cassandra Potts Hannahs

Cassandra Potts Hannahs is a historian with special expertise in Celtic, Viking, and Anglo-Norman studies. She has enjoyed traveling with Smithsonian Journeys on more than 50 tours and cruises, sharing her passion and knowledge of Great Britain, France, and Ireland.

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.