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      Cream Cakes and Cocktails for Two at Mr Fogg's Gin Parlour, Covent Garden

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      <p>Step into the wild world of Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour, where a raucous welcome awaits weary travellers. Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour is the finest spot in London for gin lovers to immerse themselves in this most splendid spirit. Phileas’ Aunt Gertrude, God rest her soul, left Phileas a splendid collection of over 300 gins, 25 tonics and 40 botanicals to make a spectacular plethora of gin and tonics. At Phileas’ last count the variations numbered over 9,000,000 different G&amp;T’s. This is not recommended in one sitting! You and your guest will enjoy a most decadent selection of cream cakes and an exquisite Mr Fogg’s cocktail expressly created by Passepartout for your gratification. Settle into the swing of your eclectic surroundings, where you will be served up an array of sweet delights to indulge the sweet tooth. The libation selection is indeed a fabulous one, each as gin-laden as the next. Have your pick of a heady First Audition, sip down the razzmatazz of Show Time or try the acclaimed Critics’ Choice. So step off the path well-travelled and into the madcap world of Mr. Phileas Fogg and co.</p>

      £32.00

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      Three Course Champagne Dinner for Two at the Luxury 5* Lowry Hotel, Manchester

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      <p>Dine in style for the night with a superb Three Course Champagne Dinner for Two courtesy of the Luxury 5* Lowry Hotel, Manchester. You’ll take your dining experience in the hotel’s flagship eatery, The River Restaurant. Boasting superior best of British seasonal cuisine, you and your dining partner are sure of three courses of cuisine to remember. Your carefully compiled Chef’s Choice Dinner Menu, is a constantly evolving offering, devised monthly and designed to reflect the finest produce available at any given time. Your menu will feature a selection of starters, mains and desserts, so whatever you’re in the mood for, you won’t be disappointed. Your evening will be completed with a sparkling flourish in the form of a glass of Champagne each.</p>

      £55.00

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      Three Course Meal with Champagne for Two at The Balcon, St James's

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      <p>Take a stunning dining experience in the heart of St James’s, with a Three Course Meal with Champagne at the exceptional Balcon. Soak in the elegant décor of the high-ceilinged dining area, and look out of the large arch windows overlooking Waterloo Palace and Pall Mall. Upon arrival at The Balcon, things start as they mean to go on with a glass of chilled Champagne each before you’re presented with your exceptional set menu from which to choose your three courses. Your carefully compiled menu reflects Head Chef Matt Greenwood’s taste for fusion cooking while preserving elements of French cuisine. Using only the very best local and seasonal produce, you’ll have your pick of starter from the extensive small plate menu, followed by a superb main from the Market Special section of the Plat du Jour. You’ll finish with an exemplary sweet offering from the dessert menu, or cheese for the savoury inclined.</p>

      £70.00

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      Pasta Master Class at The Jamie Oliver Cookery School

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      <p>This Pasta Masterclass at The Jamie Oliver Cookery School will help you learn some of the skills and techniques that make for exceptional pasta. Led by a professional chef – picked by Jamie Oliver himself – you’ll use the best, fresh ingredients to make delicious pastas that you can recreate again and again. Jamie Oliver’s Cookery School is the ideal place to learn cooking styles and dishes from all across the globe, all in the relaxed and informal fashion that Jamie Oliver’s known for, conveniently located in the Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherd's Bush, London. Once there you’ll meet one of Jamie’s professionals, your lead on a culinary journey designed to be fun for all, whether you’re a beginner or a kitchen expert looking to learn something new. Once you’ve cracked it, fresh pasta is super easy to make and even easier to eat. Instantly impressive at any mealtime, you’ll be let in on the secrets of making perfect pasta dough, every time. You’ll use your new skills to make a variety of pasta shapes, from lasagna sheets to fettuccine, served with a lip-smacking simple sauce.</p>

      £45.00

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      Sharpen Your Knife Skills: The Essential Class at The Jamie Oliver Cookery School

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      <p>This Sharpen your Knife Skills class at The Jamie Oliver Cookery School will help you learn some of the skills and techniques that chefs use to slice and dice with precision, led by a professional chef – picked by Jamie Oliver himself. Jamie Oliver’s Cookery School is the ideal place to learn cooking styles, skills and dishes from all across the globe, all in the relaxed and informal fashion that Jamie Oliver’s known for, conveniently located in the Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherd's Bush, London. Once there you’ll meet one of Jamie’s professionals, your lead on a culinary journey designed to be fun for all, whether you’re a beginner or a kitchen expert looking to learn something new. There’s a right way and a wrong way to handle properly sharpened kitchen knives, and under the watchful eye of a trained professional you’ll learn the most foolproof slicing, chopping and dicing techniques while preparing a delicious dish. Once the dish is made and the skills have been learned, all that’ll be left to do is tuck into your tasty creation!</p>

      £50.00

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      1kg Tomahawk Steak Dinner with Cocktail for Two at Smith & Wollensky

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      <p>Bring a friend and an appetite for lunch or dinner at the New York Steakhouse in London famous for its excellent steaks, and enjoy a cut made for sharing along with some signature sides for a full American meal built for two with this 1kg Tomahawk Steak Dinner with Cocktail for Two at Smith &amp; Wollensky. If you’re wondering who Smith &amp; Wollensky might be, you’ll likely never know, as the restaurant’s name was chosen back in 1977 from two random names in the phone book that sounded good together. The chain began in New York, the home of big food and flavours, before the UK version of the restaurant was opened in 2015 bringing a healthy dose of American hospitality (and steaks) to this side of the pond and the hungry masses. You’ll have a cocktail each to whet your appetite before the star of the show appears, a 1kg Tomahawk steak – named for the meaty handle that pokes out of the end and perfect for two to share. In case you’re worried that all that meat might not be enough each, you’ll also get to enjoy three signature sides to share, from classic french fries to the intriguing truffled mac ‘n’ cheese and creamed spinach.</p>

      £115.00

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      3 month Chocolate Subscription from Choc on Choc

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      <p>Give the gift of great chocolate. A monthly trove of chocolatey goodness delivered right to their front door. This 3 month subscription could include anything from Choc on Choc's huge range, such as gorgeous and gooey truffles, cute miniature teapots, or melt-in-the-mouth hearts. As well as this you’ll also receive special seasonal gifts, such as Santa hats, eggs at Easter and spooky surprises at Halloween. All the chocolates are lovingly handmade in Somerset, and carefully chosen by the resident Chocolate Ladies.</p>

      £52.75

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      Chocolate Picnic Hamper

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      <p>It’s as the old adage goes, ‘the best picnics are the ones made of chocolate.’ Treat the whole family to an alfresco feast with this mouth-watering hamper. Each carefully compiled hamper contains all your summer foodie favourites. You’ll find a punnet of chocolate fruit, a punnet of chocolate strawberries, best-selling chocolate biscuits, some chocolate cheese and crackers, and, to wash it down, a white chocolate bottle of Prosecco. Cheers! All the chocolates are lovingly handmade in Somerset from delicious Belgian chocolate.</p>

      £50.75

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      De Havilland Rapide Flight over London for Two

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      <p>Your flight will start at the former RAF airfield in Duxford, Cambridgeshire which has a rich history, having seen much action during the Battle of Britain. You will receive a briefing from your pilot then both board the vintage aircraft and head south towards London. The de Havilland Dragon Rapide is a well loved pre-war aircraft and there are very few of these left in flight. The planes seat eight and each passenger has a large window to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Cambridgeshire countryside below. You will soon spot London’s Olympic Village, and then soar over the Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace, along with many other famous landmarks, before returning to the airfield. Once your flight is complete, you will be granted entry to Imperial War Museum Duxford, which is labelled as Europe’s premier aviation museum. Here, you will discover an outstanding collection of over 150 historic aircraft from Biplanes and Spitfires to the mighty Concorde.</p>

      £458.00

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      Two Day London Sightseeing Pass - Two Adults

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      <p>Make the most of a trip to London with this Two Day Sightseeing Pass for Two Adults. You and a lucky friend, family member or partner will enjoy free entry at over 60 of the most popular attractions in London, including historic buildings, museums, galleries, tours and cruises. There is so much on offer with this sightseeing pass that it would be impossible to see it all in one day, so spend a couple exploring one of the most vibrant capital cities in the world. You can visit famous historical locations including the Tower of London, Kensington Palace and Westminster Abbey. Why not spend some time perusing the Tate Modern, London Motor Museum and Churchill’s War Rooms while you’re in town? You can relax as you take a Thames River Cruise or pop into London Zoo to see animals from all over the world. Perhaps you’ll venture into Shakespeare’s Globe or take a stroll in the beautiful Kew Gardens. Whatever you choose to see, you’ll be sure to enjoy two unforgettable days in magnificent London. This fantastic pass also offers you the chance to queue jump at certain attractions and receive discounts at selected shops and restaurants whenever you need to take a break from all the fun.</p>

      £154.00

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      15 minute Tiger Moth Flight and IWM Duxford Entry

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      <p>Take a 15 minute flight in a vintage open cockpit aircraft at a former RAF fighter airfield. Steeped in history, this location in Duxford saw plenty of action during the Battle of Britain. It is now home to Europe’s premier aviation museum where you can discover an outstanding collection of over 150 historic aircraft from Biplanes and Spitfires to Concords, with free entry. Most Tiger Moths in Britain are privately owned so revel in the rare chance of a flight in one of these fabulous planes. Throw in a leather flying jacket, goggles and a helmet and you are ready for a ride of pure nostalgia. High above the bustle of modern life it will be easy to imagine you’ve time travelled back to the 1930's. To add to this amazing experience you will be given the chance to try flying the vintage beauty yourself.</p>

      £139.00

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      Two Night Deluxe Short Break for Two

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      <p>Indulge in a truly memorable getaway with this Two Night Deluxe Short Break for Two. You’ll choose from a sensational selection of 5* and 4* hotels located across the UK for two nights of total luxury. Take your pick from town houses to rustic retreats in the countryside with this spectacular experience that has something to suit every taste. It’s up to you how you spend your time at your chosen hotel, whether you’re there to explore the surrounding area or just fancy taking the opportunity to get away from it all and relax for two days. You’ll enjoy access to spa facilities, so you can fully unwind and make the most of your relaxing break. Greet each morning with a delicious breakfast for two – the perfect way to set you up for the days’ activities. Facilities do vary with each venue, but you’re sure to find a warm welcome in elegant surroundings no matter where you choose to stay.</p>

      £575.00

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      Three Lesson Dance Experience at Karen Hardy Studios for Two

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      <p>Learn some new moves or brush up on your current skills with professional tutoring from the dance teachers at the Karen Hardy Studios. Karen is an international award-winning champion who lifted the Strictly Come Dancing trophy back in 2006 and has since opened a glamorous dance venue in the stunning location of Chelsea's Imperial Wharf, offering you a variety of dance classes. Your exciting experience includes a glass of champagne or an alternative if you wish; whilst you watch some inspirational ‘Strictly’ moments on a plasma screen TV in the dazzling studio lounge. You’ll soon take to the dance floor yourselves for the first of your three lessons, which style will you choose? You have an incredible selection available to you including Ballroom, Cha Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Jive, Latin, Quickstep, Paso Doblé, Rumba, Samba, Salsa, Tango, Viennese Waltz and the Waltz.</p>

      £259.00

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      Ultimate Wimbledon Tour with Lunch and Champagne for Two

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      <p>See Wimbledon in style with a three-course lunch for two and strawberries and Champagne to compliment your tour. You won’t go hungry as you are welcomed to the England Lawn Tennis Club with a coffee and Danish. Then you will embark on a spectacular multi-dimensional tour, as part of a small group, with all the sights and sounds of Wimbledon; the home of the tennis Championships. Together you will visit the Water Gardens – more widely known as ‘Henman Hill’ or ‘Murray’s Mount’, from which you will appreciate the spectacular views of London. See the Centre Court and the picnic terrace, and more exciting areas usually off limits. After the tour you will stop in the Wingfield Café for lunch which will comprise of three-courses, before heading over to the museum at your leisure. Here you will find a vast collection of tennis memorabilia dating back to 1555 and archive footage that tells the story of tennis; how a garden party pastime became a multi-million dollar, international sport. Finally you will conclude your visit with strawberries and a glass of champagne. What a perfect way to experience Wimbledon.</p>

      £180.00

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      Beaches and Bays Helicopter Sightseeing Tour for One

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      <p>Take to the skies with this helicopter sightseeing flight that takes you above the beaches and bays of Selsey Bill, Chichester Harbour and the magnificent Witterings. Offering unrivalled views of the UK’s Southern Coast, it will be a journey full of wonders to behold. As well as these stunning views you will get to see the Goodwood Estate from the sky as the aircraft rises from the Aerodrome to embark on your marvellous 15 minute tour. You will hover above some beautiful beaches and bays with opportunities to take photographs or record film, so you can look back upon this breath-taking tour. On a clear day you will also be able to catch sight of Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight and the South Downs.</p>

      £105.00

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      The London Bridge Experience and London Tombs - 2 Adults

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      <p>Take a day together to uncover the horrible histories of London Bridge and the creepy London Tombs with this exciting experience for two adults. If you fancy a good scare then this is just the place for it. With live characters in full costume of the era who knows who you’ll meet? The Romans, the Vikings… maybe even a pick pocket or two. The London Bridge is recreated in wood and stone so you can witness its appearance over the ages and you’ll even see a re-creation of the Great Fire of London sweep through the city streets. With surprises, thrills and horrors a-plenty you’ll find yourselves descending into the London Tombs, where for over 1000 years the dead were laid to rest. A former plague pit, this experience is bound to send a chill down your spines.</p>

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      £48.00

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      Oxford Cycle Tour for One

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      <p>Take a tour of the beautiful city of Oxford, in the traditional fashion – atop a vintage-style bicycle. See the sights of the glorious, genteel city and learn about its history on an eco-friendly, three-hour guided tour. You will journey around the ‘city of dreaming spires’, covering 5.5 miles whilst saddled up on a hand-made in Britain, Pashley Britannia bicycle. The classical style bicycle comes with a wicker basket and a ‘ding dong’ bell, so you will feel like you have been transported to a bygone era as you peddle down narrow lanes and discover some of the secluded jewels of Oxford. The tour includes visiting the many works of architectural greatness such as the colleges around Oxford. You will also visit the Botanic Gardens and the Bodleian library, and famous sights that have inspired books and been seen in films. You will see all this whilst in the company of a university educated tour guide who will deliver exceptional insights into the history of each sight. it is an adventure not to be missed, whatever the season, the Oxford Cycle tour is a delightful way to see the picturesque city.</p>

      £25.00

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      The View from The Shard - Two Adults and One Child

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      <p>Get to grips with the capital's newest landmark, during this incredible experience for two adults and one child -The View from The Shard. Head straight for the high speed ‘kaleidoscopic’ elevators, travelling skyward taking you all to levels 68 and 69 where you can take in the impressive sights of London from Western Europe’s tallest building. Your view can stretch for up to 40 miles, offering sights of all the famous landmarks and much more, all at once. Head to level 72 and you’ll be presented with unobstructed views from the highest vantage point in the city with multimedia displays and state of the art telescopes on hand to bring it all to life. This is one of those extra special outings that you’ll remember for a long time to come.</p>

      £86.85

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      James Bond Bus Tour of London for Two

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      <p>Step into the dangerous world of 007 in this James Bond Bus Tour of London for Two. You’ll take a seat on a high-quality mini coach for a tour of movie locations and sites linked with Ian Fleming’s famous secret agent, including some used in the latest film Spectre. Stand on the same spot where traffic wardens were splashed in The World is Not Enough. See the St Petersburg Square that James Bond visits in Goldeneye. See the location for the car crash scene from Spectre. Then discover where fiction becomes reality as you visit locations associated with the real world of espionage, including the actual headquarters for MI6. Don’t forget your camera as there will be plenty of opportunities to take pictures as you walk in the footsteps of James Bond and real-life British spies.</p>

      £54.00

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      London Ghost Bus Tour for Two

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      <p>Jump on board the Ghost Bus; a classic 1960s Routemaster, aptly painted black, and discover the dark side to the city with the London Ghost Bus Tour for Two. This vehicle was once used as a funeral bus (otherwise known as a ‘carcass coach’) but today has been restored to transport you and a friend around the creepiest parts of London. Your tour is made up of gruesome facts and a good dose of black humour from your conductor. You will pass the Houses of Parliament; St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, and many more locations to hear the creepy tales of torture and murder. Find out about royal executions and beheadings on this educational yet entertaining tour. Two tours are available every evening for a spooky tour that will send shivers down your spine.</p>

      £42.50

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      Naughty London - Sex, Drugs and Sausage Rolls Walking Tour for Two

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      <p>Discover London’s dark side with the Naughty London - Sex, Drugs and Sausage Rolls Walking Tour for Two. This mischievous tour uncovers the debauched history of the country’s most populated city. Find out where the Cardinal got caught with his trousers down, why the Bishop of London owned all the brothels, and why it was acceptable to have a naked sword fight in the street. Dirty, depraved and hilarious, this tour will provide an insight into some of London’s less glamorous times. You will be lead by a friendly tour guide who will tell you all about everything from prostitutes to the plague as you take a trip back in time. Find out about opiates and what the dodgy surgeons got up to and, moving forward in time, you can stop off for a drink at Bridget Jones’ flat. This tour is sure to be great fun if you fancy finding out the naughty secrets London has to hide.</p>

      £28.00

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      Downton Abbey Town and Country Filming Locations Tour for Two

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      <p>With Downton Abbey’s final season now sadly over, this is a fantastic opportunity to explore some of the phenomenal show’s unforgettable locations and continue to get your Downton fix. This Country Film Location Tour can be appreciated by both diehard fans and dilettantes alike. Departing from the bustle of Temple Underground Station, your day will start by taking in some of the popular central London filming sites. You’ll follow in the footsteps of Lady Edith, Mr. Bricker &amp; Cora, as you visit the exteriors of Lord Gillingham’s townhouse, the Liverpool Grand Hotel and Grantham House amongst other sites. Having been whisked away to rural Oxfordshire, your London starting point will feel a world away as you begin your exploration. Your professional and well-informed tour guide will give you the scoop at each stop. To keep the Downton buzz at a high and to contextualise each new spot, episodes will be shown along the way as you travel between locations. You will see many recognisable places including Downton Village and Yew Tree Farm. You’ll also pop into Mr. Drewe’s farm, where you’ll get to enjoy a guided tour and delicious and replenishing Cotswold lunch platter.</p>

      £120.00

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      Visit to Kew Gardens and Palace for Two Adults

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      <p>Explore one of London’s most beautiful locations with a visit to the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. The world’s largest collection of living plants, this UNESCO World Heritage Site features 326 acres of diverse plant life from across the globe. Journey through glasshouses and landscapes shaped over the Garden’s 250 year history. As well as exploring some of the world’s most famous gardens, you’ll have access to the Royal Kitchens, Palm House, the Rose Garden, and The Princess of Wales Conservatory. You can also check out Kew Palace. The smallest of the British royal palaces, but every bit as marvellous as the rest, the Grade I listed building is the last remaining of Kew’s three palaces. New for 2016 is the critically acclaimed UK pavilion from the Milan Expo 2015, The Hive. Designed to be an immersive, multi-sensory experience inspired by bees, you’ll be drawn in by hundreds of glowing LEDs and orchestral sounds filling the air. To get the most out of your day, why not take part in one of the daily tours which are included in your entry to the Gardens and take in the best bits of this amazing destination.</p>

      £30.00

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      Newcastle United Stadium Tour for One Child

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      <p>Junior Magpies fans can go behind the scenes at the home of all their footballing heroes. This Newcastle United Stadium tour offers access to all the areas usually off-limits to the public. An experience sure to create some lasting memories and cement a lifetime love affair with Newcastle United along the way Over the course of their tour, they’ll visit the dressing rooms to see where their favourite players get ready for the big game. Imagine the roar of the St. James’ crowd as they walk down the players’ tunnel, and let them take it all in from the Director’s Box way up high. Their passionate and knowledgeable guide will be on hand to take them round all the best bits the stadium has to offer and answer any burning Newcastle United questions that they might have. With plenty of audio and visual effects to keep them entertained throughout, they’ll come away with loads of fascinating information about the club and historic venue which has been home to Newcastle United since 1982.</p>

      £8.00

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      Millwall FC Stadium Tour for One Child

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      <p>Treat a junior Lions fan to a tour of the famous Den with this Millwall FC Stadium Tour for One Child. They’ll go behind the scenes and walk in the footsteps of the countless Millwall legends that have graced this historic football club over the years. The experience will kick off on the club’s iconic blue and white Routemaster bus, where they’ll be met by a knowledgeable guide and begin a fascinating account of the club’s history. The tour continues around the stadium with access to areas normally off limits to the general public including the directors’ box, the players’ tunnel, the home team’s dressing room, the dug outs and pitchside where they can imagine walking out of the players’ tunnel to the roar of the crowds on match day. En route they’ll see club photographs, memorabilia and of course that all important trophy collection. They’ll also view two entertaining video films that give a wonderful insight into the history of Millwall and what it means to manage the team. The tour lasts for approximately 1 hour and finishes in The Lions Store, offering the perfect opportunity to pick up a few souvenirs of your child’s memorable visit.</p>

      £6.00

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      Visit to Coca-Cola London Eye with The London Eye River Cruise - Two Adults

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      <p>See London in a different way from 135 metres high and from a boat on the River Thames, and take in London in motion with this Visit to Coca-Cola London Eye with The London Eye River Cruise - Two Adults. Sitting right in the centre of London, the Coca-Cola London Eye is one of, if not the, most iconic landmarks in London. Not only will you be stepping inside this engineering marvel but you’ll also get to see London for up to 40km in every direction, with an ever-changing view as the wheel and your pod completes its rotation. Six interactive screens will inform you of all the sights you can see, or you can just stare out of the windows and take photos to your hearts' content. Included with each ticket is entry to the amazing London Eye 4D Experience, an inspiring journey of discovery that brings London to life through unique perspectives and multi-sensory special effects, including wind, bubbles and smell. Setting out from the London Eye’s pier your River Cruise will head out on a 40 minute round-trip of the nearby sights, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, HMS Belfast and more. Learn about the sights with live commentary, and discover London on this great day out for two.</p>

      £69.00

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      Thames Cruise Sightseeing River Red Rover Ticket for Two

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      <p>Take a friend or loved one aboard a City Cruises hop-on hop-off boat and enjoy the sights of London together, from the world-famous River Thames. Make your way through the heart of the city and discover its history around every bend. Your cruise will capture all of London’s best-loved landmarks as it passes by the grand St Paul’s Cathedral, The Tower of London, The Houses of Parliament and The London Eye plus many other historic and famous sites. You’ll enjoy unlimited travel all day, hopping on and off as you please. With open air decks and panoramic windows allowing unlimited photographic opportunities, you are sure to have a great day out in the capital.</p>

      £18.50

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      Half Day Greenwich Photography Tour

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      <p>Learn how to take expert photographs of some of the famous buildings and attractions in London’s Greenwich from a photography pro, and tour the area with camera in hand with this Half Day Greenwich Photography Tour for one. With your DSLR primed and ready to go you’ll be guided by your tutor for the day to capture some of Greenwich’s history and architecture across its iconic locations. You’ll learn useable, practical and creative photography skills to get the best out of your camera, learning the tips, techniques and tricks used by the professionals to produce award-winning snaps. While we can’t promise you’ll be topping the tables of your local photography competition any time soon, you’ll definitely go home with a trove of great photos and ready to make your next holiday album exceptional. You’ll visit (and photograph) Greenwich attractions including Greenwich Market, the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory and the striking Old Royal Naval College. Explore Greenwich and enjoy plenty of opportunities to practice your newfound photography skills with London as your backdrop on this fun and informative half day photography tour.</p>

      £75.00

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      Diesel Train Driver Experience at Spa Valley Railway

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      <p>Have you ever dreamed of being in control of a powerful diesel locomotive, following the rails through verdant British countryside? With a Diesel Train Driver Experience at Spa Valley Railway you can enjoy a total of seven miles’ driving though the High Weald countryside from Tunbridge Wells West to Groombridge, taking in all of the surrounding scenery if you can tear your attention away from controlling every lever, dial and more of your Queen Mary brake van. There’s even a chance to hop in the Signal Box at Groombridge and have a go at operating some of the signals – a skill in danger of being lost with the rise of automation. You’ll also get to act as Guard for another trip in the brake van, giving you further opportunity to take in the sights, sounds and smells of a diesel traditional wooden guards van on a trip down the track, perfect for train lovers and anyone who enjoys taking leisurely trips in the country.</p>

      £300.00

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      Family Tour of Manchester United

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      <p>Take your family on a tour of Old Trafford and immerse yourself in the history of Manchester United. This fascinating museum and stadium tour will enlighten you with facts about the world’s most famous club and its incredible history. This is your chance to retrace the steps of club’s greatest legends, relive the triumphs and marvel in the glorious past of Old Trafford stadium. Known as the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ for a reason - it certainly is a day to remember for all the family. Discover the magnificent trophy room, sit in the heights of the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand, and stand in the manager's spot in the dugout. Take a seat in the changing room at your favourite player’s peg and, as you emerge from the players’ tunnel, imagine the sound of 75,000 fans cheering for you. Once you have completed the tour you will then be able to browse the museum at your leisure. Learn about all the great players of past and present, and discover over 130 years of football. All the family will enjoy testing their skills on the interactive screens, find out who knows the most about Man U. You will receive a tour certificate as a memento of your visit, but undoubtedly it will be an unforgettable experience.</p>

      £54.00

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      One Night Break with Alton Towers Resort Tickets for Two

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      <p>Make the most of a fantastic day out at Alton Towers Resort, the UK’s number one theme park, and defer that long drive home to the following day after a hearty full English breakfast with this One Night Break with Alton Towers Resort Tickets for Two. Raise your heart rate on famous rides like Oblivion, Nemesis, Galactica and Rita,and then take things a little slower with a flight in an airborne Skyride gondola where you can look down on all the fun. Chill out at the Ice Age 4D Experience with Sid, Scrat and the rest of the gang, then make your way over to Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE for a stroll under the ocean. There’s all sorts of fun to be had at Alton Towers. At night you can unwind in a comfy bedroom at the Hallmark Hotel Derby Mickleover Court before enjoying a filling full English breakfast for two the following morning.</p>

      £189.00

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      Doctor Who Cardiff Walking Tour for Two

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      <p>Doctor Who’s had something of a love affair with Cardiff since the show’s revival in 2005, with many episodes set in and around the city, and now you can discover them all in person with this Doctor Who Cardiff Walking Tour for Two. Following an expert and knowledgeable guide you’ll head into Cardiff Castle, itself used in several Doctor Who and Torchwood stories, followed by a tour of the city centre and the side streets where characters met, died, and generally ran around away from rubbery aliens. You’ll see the National Museum of Wales, the church and site of Donna Noble’s wedding, as well as lots of other interesting places where you can re-enact your own Doctor Who moments. For a bit of background: Doctor Who’s revival was produced by BBC Wales, so where better to film than their own front door? Across ten years of filming the city has become New York, Pompeii, London and Paris, and plenty of other planets too, so this is your chance to go on a galactic adventure and follow in the footsteps of four Doctors and their companions.</p>

      £30.00

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      Firth of Forth Sightseeing Cruise for Two

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      <p>All aboard the Forth Belle for unrivalled views of the Firth of Forth and its magnificent array of bridges and islands. You’ll sail out east under the world heritage rail bridge and out and up close to some of the smaller islands where you’ll be able to see plenty of the goings on in this lively waterway. During your tour, there’s plenty of opportunity to see a wide variety of marine wildlife, with your skipper pointing any out along the way as well as other points of interest. Local wildlife includes seabirds, seals and porpoises. Although sightings are rare, there’s even the possibility of the odd dolphin or killer whale, too. Along the way, you’ll stop off at Inchcolm Island where you can purchase landing passes and disembark for 90 minutes of exploration. Back on board, you’ll both head back west under the heritage bridge and onto the new Queen’s ferry crossing before arriving back at Hawes Pier where the tour concludes.</p>

      £28.00

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      Best of British Full Day trip Excursion for Two on the Belmond British Pullman Luxury Train

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      <p>Travel back in time to the golden age of travel and spend the day enjoying some of England’s most unspoiled scenery. Take your pick from a choice of unforgettable days out from this Best of British collection on the Belmond British Pullman luxury vintage train. Set out and explore aboard your luxury train with excursions to some of the UK’s most historic destinations including the likes of Sandringham, Blenheim Palace, Leeds Castle, Hush Heath Estate and Vineyard, Chatsworth, York and Historic Bath. Relax and want for nothing with the excellent cuisine and enjoy silver service fine-dining in elegant surroundings. All experiences start and finish at London Victoria and include a delicious three-course brunch, an afternoon sightseeing and a four-course dinner with Champagne and wine.</p>

      £840.00

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      Murder Mystery Lunch for Two on the Belmond British Pullman Luxury Train

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      <p>Go back in time to the golden age of travel for a murder mystery that Agatha Christie herself would’ve been proud of. You and your guest will embark on an unforgettable day aboard the Belmond British Pullman luxury train. You will be fittingly welcomed into the world of mystery and drama with a glass of Champagne. Once settled at your elegant table, the impeccable staff will serve you a sumptuous five-course meal with wine. During the afternoon, you will meet the cast of suspects on board. Using your clue sheet and sleuthing skills you can interview them to ascertain the most likely murderer. Sip on coffee and tea and enjoy petits fours as you reach your final verdict. There are prizes for the best detective so channel your inner Sherlock to crack this thrilling, chilling case.</p>

      £680.00

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      Visit to Hampton Court Palace with Thames River Cruise from Central London for Two

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      <p>Take a trip for two along the Thames from the heart of London along the Royal Route of King Henry VIII, and enjoy a picturesque journey to a 500-year-old palace with this Hampton Court Palace River Cruise for Two. From Westminster Pier in London you’ll wend your way along the river, past sights like the London Eye and the Palace of Westminster, as you head through the city towards Hampton Court Palace. Through locks and under bridges you’ll see a side of London that isn’t always seen, meaning you’ll both get to experience a journey like you’ll never have seen before on a lazy three-hour cruise. Once you reach Hampton Court Palace you’ll have time to take in over half a millennium of history, exploring at your leisure, following a guide or with a free audio guide at your disposal. Look out for Tudor architecture, beautiful gardens, Henry VII’s apartments and even a maze to get lost in for a spell – there’s plenty of intriguing things to discover here, all as part of a wonderful London day out.</p>

      £69.00

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      Festival of Steam and Transport 2017 Family Ticket at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

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      <p>Prepare to be dazzled on a day filled with entertainment and displays while the scent of steam engines add to the atmosphere, and celebrate Victorian innovation with the family at the Historic Dockyard Chatham on 16 or 17 April 2017 with this Festival of Steam and Transport Family Ticket. Since the functional naval dockyard’s closure in 1984, the Historic Dockyard Chatham has stood as a monument to the Royal Navy during Britain’s growth as a true world power and dominator of the waves. However, when the Festival of Steam rolls into town the focus moves to solid ground and the world-changing steam-based inventions like the steam engine and locomotive. Of course, running trains and warships don’t make a festival, so amongst the historic machines you’ll also find street entertainers, live music and comedy, as well as the Steampunk Village and Rockabilly Green. Ride the funfair, enjoy fabulous food and drink, and explore 10 exhibitions and three warships too on this adventure-filled Easter day out.</p>

      £40.00

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      Visit to Handel & Hendrix in London for Two

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      <p>Step into a world of culture, history and music in Mayfair with a Visit to Handel &amp; Hendrix in London for Two. This hidden gem is a celebration of two masters of their art, George Frideric Handel and Jimi Hendrix. You and a guest can step back in time into the music rooms where Handel composed, rehearsed and performed along with fellow musical luminaries of the Baroque age. Stand where the great composer wrote Messiah, and see the fabled windows from which he allegedly threatened to throw his sopranos out if they refused to sing his arias. With practicing musicians at work throughout the day, you’ll get a beautiful atmospheric accompaniment as you continue to explore the life and times of this German maestro. Keep ascending to the third floor where the swinging 60s await you. Painstakingly recreated from intensive research and with the help of those close to Jimi at the time; become immersed in 23 Brook Street, the flat where Jimi lived, loved and wrote songs at the height of his fame in 1969. Taking special place in the late great’s heart it was here that Jimi called home. All told, Handel &amp; Hendrix in London offers an amazing and eclectic experience you won’t forget.</p>

      £20.00

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      The Emerald Collection

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      <p>For some extra special experience options, you should choose the incredible Emerald Collection gift voucher. With two night breaks in impressive locations, supercar experiences and gastro delights available to pick from, the recipient of this gift voucher will be lost for words… give the gift of choice and make someone’s day.</p>

      £500.00

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      Couples Collection

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      <p>Can’t decide which activity they would prefer? Let them decide with the Deluxe Collection for Couples Multi-choice voucher. Simply purchase the voucher and it will arrive with all the information about the experiences available to choose from. A personal message can also be added to make it a little bit more special.</p>

      £99.00

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      The Love London Collection

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      <p>Want to treat someone special to an experience to remember in London? Not sure whether to buy a gourmet treat, a high speed river trip or something a little different? If you can't quite decide what they'd prefer here's the perfect solution - a multi-choice voucher that leaves it up to them to choose! As some of the choices are for two ask them if they'd like to share the fun! The Virgin Experience Days multi-choice Love London voucher gives the recipient the opportunity to choose the experience they'd most prefer from the options available.</p>

      £79.00

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      Deluxe Afternoon Tea for Two at The White Swan Hotel

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      <p>Home made scones, mouth-watering cream and fruity preserves. This deluxe afternoon tea for two is a real treat for your taste buds. You and a lucky friend or loved one can take some time out at the impressive White Swan Hotel in the historic market town of Alnwick in Northumberland. Rich with a 300 year history, you are sure to feel its charming splendour as soon as you enter. The hotel's Olympic Suite Restaurant is quite enchanting, with its windows, panelling, mirrors and ceiling all salvaged from the RMS Olympic - The Titanic’s sister ship. The rest of the hotel is just as delightful as you will discover upon taking your afternoon tea in the lounge where you will be served a selection of finger sandwiches, scones with cream and strawberry preserves along with a selection of cakes fresh from the kitchen. Tea or coffee will be served to round off an enjoyable afternoon together at the White Swan Hotel.</p>

      £35.00

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      Afternoon Tea for Two at Lumley Castle

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      <p>Enjoy a quintessentially English treat with this Afternoon Tea for Two at Lumley Castle in County Durham. Surrounded by beautiful parklands overlooking the River Wear, this 600-year-old castle now serves as one of the finest hotels and dining destinations in the region. You’ll indulge in a delicious afternoon tea for two featuring assorted finger sandwiches, scrumptious cakes, homemade scones with jam and cream, alongside your choice of freshly brewed tea or coffee. Served in Lumley Castle’s stylish Library Bar and Black Knight Restaurant, this truly is an afternoon dining experience with a difference. Warm yourself by a roaring fire in winter, or take a take a stroll around the stunning grounds in summer. Whenever you choose to go, you’ll be sure to have a memorable time at this magnificent monument to a bygone era.</p>

      £35.00

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      Spa Treat and Cream Tea for Two at a Marriott Hotel

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      <p>You and a friend can spend the day at one of Marriott Leisure clubs located across the UK and enjoy a sumptuous cream tea for two. You’ll both enjoy unlimited use of your chosen leisure club’s facilities all day. Feel the burn in a heart-pumping gym session or do some laps of the pool before slowing down the pace in the jacuzzi or the steam room. Treat yourselves to some well deserved time away from life's stresses and responsibilities and unwind or burn some calories with a gym and spa session. Take a book and recline on one of the sun loungers in a tranquil atmosphere and leave the pressure of the week behind.</p>

      £79.00

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      Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at The Park Room at the Luxury 5* Grosvenor House Hotel

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      <p>Frequented by royalty, celebrities and the cream of society since it opened in 1929, the historic 5* Grosvenor House on Park Lane is one of London’s most beautiful landmark hotels and the perfect place to enjoy an award-winning Afternoon Tea for Two accompanied by a glass of chilled champagne. As you might expect from such an establishment, Afternoon Tea is a seriously decadent affair with no attention to detail spared when it comes to making guests feel welcome and utterly spoilt. Offering the ultimate in British elegance, the Park Room brings a distinguished Afternoon Tea experience to the 5* Grosvenor House Hotel. With a contemporary design, the newly opened Park Room offers a tranquil setting to relax away from busy London life. Here you’ll be served an assortment of freshly cut finger sandwiches, beautifully finished miniature gateaux, and homemade buttermilk scones served with Devonshire clotted cream and a mouth-watering array of fruity preserves. You’ll also be able to select from an unrivalled choice of loose-leaf teas. To put an extra sparkle into proceedings, your treat includes a glass each of perfectly chilled Pommery Brut Champagne. A sophisticated and delicious experience.</p>

      £105.00

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      Visit to Windsor Castle and Afternoon Tea for Two

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      <p>Explore the largest inhabited castle in the world and the residence of the Queen. Windsor Castle is an important part of British Royal heritage and dates back over 900 years. Discover the magnificently furnished rooms with fine works of art in the State Apartments including work by Rembrandt, Rubens, Canaletto and Gainsborough. Discover the tombs of St George’s Chapel, one of the finest works of Gothic architecture in England, where Henry the eighth and Charles the first lay at rest. One of the highlights of your visit will be viewing the most famous doll’s house in the world that once belonged to Queen Mary. You will also learn of the fire that nearly destroyed the castle in 1992. After your tour you will get to enjoy an afternoon tea at The Castle Hotel, complete with finger sandwiches, an array of cakes, homemade scones and freshly brewed tea or coffee. The afternoon tea will make a marvellous end you royal day out at the castle.</p>

      £75.00

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      Afternoon Tea for Two and Spa Day at Rookery Retreat & Spa

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      <p>If you lead a busy life and need to get away, enjoy a relaxing day at the Rookery Retreat and Spa, where you and a lucky friend or partner can be looked after and indulge in a scrumptious afternoon tea. The 4* hotel is a renovated 16th century manor house. You will both enjoy a classic afternoon tea; complete with sandwiches, cakes and scones with jam and cream and of course your choice of tea. Along with this tea-time delight you will receive a 30 minute treatment at the spa. You can choose between a back, neck and shoulder massage, an Indian head massage, a mini facial, a mini manicure or a mini pedicure. Whilst at the retreat you can also enjoy full use of the spa's facilities, including a hydrotherapy pool, a tranquility room, an outdoor hot tub and wave loungers. Robes, towels and slippers will be provided to ensure a comfortable day at the spa.</p>

      £150.00

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      Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two

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      <p>Indulge in the grand British tradition of afternoon tea. This delightful teatime extravagance has been enjoyed for centuries by dignified society, and has become a fashionable treat that everyone can enjoy. Originally designed to quell that ‘sinking feeling’ that noble ladies experienced between breakfast and supper when it was custom to only take two meals a day. The solution they found was some light snacks and a pot of tea - once a luxury, now an integral part of British culture. The Traditional Afternoon Tea for Two is available at a range of charming venues across the country and consists of a pleasing array of sandwiches, scones, cakes and of course, tea. The type of sandwiches and cakes may differ per venue but you are sure to enjoy a fantastic selection of fancies whether you choose an elegant manor house in the country or a contemporary city hotel. Share this experience with someone special and enjoy the mouth-watering treats and relaxing atmosphere that your chosen venue has to offer.</p>

      £39.00