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Lake District Weekend Coach Trip + Hotel (3 days/2 nights) - £190 (£50 Deposit)
Join us on a Weekend Luxury Coach Trip to the beautiful Lake District in Northern England. This excursion over 3 days will take place between Saturday 27th October to Monday 29th October. The trip will include a 2-night stay in the 3-star Cumbria Grand Hotel, which is set in 20 acres of gardens and woodlands, with bed + breakfast also included. Autumn is often regarded as the best time to visit the Lake District as the colours are so spectacular. On this private trip, just for our meetup group members, we will be visiting: Lake Windermere, the largest lake in England, the beautiful Lake District towns of Ambleside, Keswick, and Bowness-on-Windermere and the stunning village of Grasmere. We will also be visiting several other lakes in this dramatic region, which has a stunning backdrop of England’s highest mountain range. There will also be an optional 90-minute cruise on Lake Windermere. Included in the price of £190 (£50 Deposit): • Privately-hired, luxury return coach travel over three days from London to the Lake District region. • Two Nights Hotel Accommodation in a 3-star hotel with bed and breakfast. This will be based on two members sharing a twin room. However, there will also be limited single rooms available at an additional £50 per person (£25 per night). UPDATE: SINGLE ROOMS ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED. • Fully planned trip with a very detailed itinerary. This whole weekend trip will be hosted by two very experienced meetup organisers, with 5 years’ experience of organising very successful trips through this social travel group. • Guided microphone commentary on the coach over the weekend of the Lake District and of all the destinations which we will be visiting. • Concise guides/booklets on Ambleside, Keswick, Grasmere, Bowness-on-Windermere and an overview of the entire Lake District itself, which we have personally researched and written. • Optional Treasure-Hunt which was created by the organisers when we visit Grasmere. • Both a Quiz and Raffle on the coach with prizes. Earlier in the year, my brother and myself (who organise this meetup group) spent 7 days exploring the Lake District specifically to pre-plan this trip, as so many members had requested us to visit this world-famous region. It's finally going ahead :-) An Introduction to the Lake District: The Lake District, set in the stunning county of Cumbria, is not only the largest national park in England covering 885 square miles, but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site (2017). It's spectacular and diverse landscape of: beautiful lakes, pools, rivers, mountains, fells and picturesque towns and villages draws in over 15 visitors per annum. Full Plan/Itinerary. 7:30 am - Coach pick-up point is 2 minutes walk from St James Park Tube Station, or 7 minutes walk from Westminster Tube Station (Scroll down to view both a map and photograph of the exact location). Organisers will be holding up yellow hand flags to help you recognise us. We'll be travelling to our locations by an air-conditioned/heated luxury coach (with W/C). Please can everyone aim to arrive 10-15 minutes before our pick-up time, to ensure everyone arrives with plenty of time to spare. Scroll down to view both a map and photograph link of the exact pick up location. 10:30 am - Approximate time of stop in services for 45 minute break. 13:45 pm - Approximate arrival time in Ambleside. Members have the option of joining us on a pre-planned stroll through the town. 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Free time for lunch. 3:30 pm - We will continue to explore the beautiful countryside around Ambleside. 6:00 pm - Coach will head for our hotel in Grange-over-Sands. 6:45 pm - We will arrive at Cumbria Grand Hotel and check in. A wide selection of restaurant and bar meals are available to purchase until 9 pm. 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm - Option of joining us for social drinks in the hotel bar. Sunday: 8:00 am - 9:00 am - Breakfast in hotel. 9:15 am - We will leave the hotel and head for the town of Keswick. 10:35 am - Arrive at Keswick, where we will take members on a walk around main sites, with option to visit nearby Derwent Water Lake. 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Free time for lunch and to continue exploring the town. 1:30 pm - Meet back at coach for journey to Grasmere village. 2:00 pm - Arrive Grasmere, where we will take everyone on a stroll around the main sites of this large village, with the option of visiting Grasmere Lake – a 15 minute walk. 3:30 pm – We will hand out the optional Treasure Hunt for members to complete. Members will then have free time to themselves in this large tourist village. There are also many places to eat/shop in the village itself. 6:00 pm - Coach will head back to hotel. 7:00 pm - Arrive back at hotel. A wide selection of restaurant and bar meals are available to purchase until 9 pm. 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Option of joining us for social drinks in the hotel bar. Monday: 9:00 am - Leave hotel after breakfast and head for Bowness-on-Windermere. 9:45 am - Arrive at lakeside resort Bowness-on-Windermere, where we will have short break. 10:30 am – Then members will have 2 options: Option 1) Scenic 90-minute cruise along Lake Windermere (Group Rate Discount is £9.60 pp). Option 2) Members can alternatively continue to explore the lakeside resort of Bowness-on-Windermere and Windermere town itself. 12:00 pm - Finish boat cruise and break for lunch. 2:00 pm - Optional visit to World of Beatrix Potter – which is also based in the resort of Bowness-on-Windermere (Entry is £7:95). 4:00 pm – Coach will leave the resort of Bowness-on-Windermere for return journey to London. 7:00 pm - Approximate time for stop at services for 45 minute break. 10:00 pm - Approximate arrival time in Kings Cross. Please note that while we always make every attempt to adhere to our itinerary. The times may vary slightly. Price of Trip and Payment details: The price of the trip is £190 per person which is based on two sharing a twin room. If you are joining us with a guest (therefore paying for two places) you will automatically share a room with your guest. If you are travelling solo, please state whether you are male or female when you are prompted in the message box after RSVP'ing. We will then automatically allocate you a room with someone of the same sex. There are also a limited number of single rooms available. These single rooms can be requested when prompted in the message box after RSVP'ing. Members will know when the single room option is no longer available as it will be displayed when you RSVP and before you pay. Deposit: A deposit of £50 per person is required to secure a place when you RSVP. This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable as we also have to pay non-refundable deposits for various services we have engaged for this trip. This deposit is required to be paid online via PayPal if you decide to RSVP (you will be taken to the payments page after you RSVP). Please note you do not have to have a Paypal account to pay via Paypal. If you do not have a Paypal account, choose the option to 'pay with a debit or credit card' and fill in your card details, address, email etc as directed by the screen. How and when to pay the full amount: The outstanding balance is required before Sunday, 7th October. This final payment is required to be paid via bank transfer. We will forward our bank payment details within 14 days of booking your place. This email message will clearly display from 'Day Trips from London Meetup Organiser 'Martyn Lloyd'. The name of the account to make the bank transfer will be: Trips From London Ltd, bank HSBC and the last 4 digits of the account will be 3875. Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable unless the trip is cancelled or rescheduled. However, if you have booked on the trip and can no longer attend, we will refund your money only if the meetup is full and someone else takes your place (and pays for the place). However, if you are a solo traveller sharing a twin room, your space must be sold to someone of the same sex. Note that 72 hours before this event the RSVP's will close and no more spaces will be re-allocated by us or refunds provided. Flexible Itinerary: It is not compulsory to follow every aspect of our detailed itinerary. We understand that some members prefer to plan aspects of their own trip and it will be easy to tailor our itinerary. The trip can be as relaxing or eventful as you choose. We can only offer this trip to adults aged 18 and over. Photograph and Map of Pick-up-point: Please visit the following link to view a photograph and map of our pick-up point: Terms and Conditions: By attending any of our trips, members confirm they have read and agreed with our terms and conditions. Our terms and conditions can be read by visiting the following page: Martyn and Terry (Day Trips from London Meetup Group Organisers) Trips from London Ltd

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What we're about

Day Trips from London is brought to you by the main organisers of one of the largest and best reviewed groups on - Friends in London. ('ve been organising some of the most popular meetup events for 10 years.

We organise regular Day Trips from London to some of the most historic and beautiful places in the UK. The destinations we have visited so far include; Bath, Birmingham Christmas Market, Blenheim Palace, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Broadstairs Viking Bay, Cambridge, Canterbury, Cardiff, Christchurch, Corfe Castle, Cotswolds, Durdle Door, Ely, Lulworth Cove, Newmarket Race Course, Oxford, Poole, Portsmouth, Rye, Rochester, Salisbury, Sandbanks, Seven Sisters, Stratford upon Avon, Wales, Weymouth, White Cliffs of Dover and Winchester Christmas Market.

The vast majority of our trips involve booking luxury air conditioned coaches. We also organise shorter trips via train and have organised boat trips. Our Day Trips from London also regularly include guided tours and visits to famous attractions as part of the package.

The social part of the Day Trips is just as important. So we also arrange optional After-Trip-Drinks when we return to London in the late evening. This gives everyone the chance to continue socialising, discuss your day trip experience and continue making friends over a few drinks.

Joining any new meetup group can be overwhelming as the choice is so wide and varied. However, we have a proven track record of running very successful social events through our Friends in London Meetup Group. You can check out the reviews/ratings for the past 400 meetup events we have run on our sister Meetup Group by 'Clicking Here' (

Day Trips from London Meetup Group was founded 5 years ago by brothers Martyn Lloyd and Terry Lloyd who continue to host all events. Some of the meetup events we have organised together are often the best attended of any meetup group in the UK, so we're very experienced event organisers who are meticulous when it comes to planning details.

Mainly, it's also about having fun. On our Day Trips you'll be part of a club where everyone is there to socialise in addition to sight-seeing. The majority of members attend by themselves and we always ensure no-one is left out - so don't worry about being nervous or shy.

50 of the 53 trips we have organised so far have received a maximum overall rating of 5 stars from those members attending (reading the reviews/ratings of past events is so important for anyone deciding to join any meetup group). We hope to continue the high standard we have set on all future trips. This is why we always visit new destinations for our trips before they are scheduled. Sometimes we spend entire weekends in locations before deciding upon whether they would be suitable or not to organise a new meetup day trip. This ensures the events can be organised with as much detail as possible and we know that a destination will be suitable for our group.

Please note that unfortunately we can only offer our day trip to adults due to the vastly increased legal responsibilities that will otherwise be involved (and we are just meetup group and just do not have the resources to adjust this policy). However, providing members are adults (18 and over) all ages are welcome at our events.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me (Martyn). You can do so by clicking on my profile photograph and choosing the option to message. Alternatively you can contact us via mobile phone between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm

By attending any of our day trips members (and guests of members) confirm they have read and agreed with our terms and conditions. Please 'Click Here' ( to read these terms and conditions.

Martyn Lloyd and Terry Lloyd who founded this meetup group organise events on behalf of Trips from London Ltd and we both still continue to host/attend every trip.

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