About our Outside London Taxi Tours
We will pick you up from your central London hotel or apartment and take you on a tour, in an air conditioned London taxi. At the end of the tour you can be dropped back at your hotel or a central destination of your choice.
Sissinghurst Castle was once a splendid mansion built for Sir Richard Baker in the mid-16th century. The moated Tudor house, set high on a ridge above the Vale of Kent,
By 1800, however, the house was neglected and decayed. At this time the building was partially demolished leaving substantial fragments for use as barns, stables and cottages for labourers.
Over the next hundred years Sissinghurst slowly degenerated until it was rescue in 1930 by Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson.
Harold Nicolson planned the garden but it was Vita Sackville-West who devised the inspired planting schemes and carried out the work. The rows of flowers are carefully grouped according to colour, texture and season.
The brick structures and walls gives the basic shape of the 6 acre garden. Harold Nicolson combined the hedges of rose, yew and hornbeam, to create a series of 'outdoor rooms' with long linking walks.
Parts of Hever Castle date date to 1270.
Hever Castle passed through several families until 1903 when it was bought by William Waldorf Astor.
Hever Castle is surrounded by some stunning grounds and gardens, situated on a 35 acre lake with loggia and piazza, classical sculpture in the formal Italian gardens, water maze and hedge maze for everybody to enjoy.
During the summer months you have jousting and open-air theatre.
There is also a miniature Model Houses Exhibition .
Sir Winston Churchill's Home from 1924
Chartwell House is set in the Kentish countryside and once was the home of Sir Winston Churchill and his family.Now owned by the National trust and has been used in the filming of 'Winston Churchill The Wilderness Years'.
The rooms of Chartwell House have been left as they were in his lifetime, and evoke his career and interests, with pictures, maps, documents and personal mementoes.
Chartwell House also has a museum of his many gifts and uniforms, terraced gardens - tea garden and lake with black swans and a garden studio containing many of his paintings.
|Cost Of Visiting Sights|
|Hever Castle||£15.50 Adult ~ £8.70 Child ~ £39.75 Family|
|Chartwell House||£21.00 Adult ~ £13.50 Child|
|Sissinghurst Castle||£11.20 Adult ~ £5.40 Child ~ £28.00 Family|