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LONDON & COLONEL'S REVIEW
(Rehearsal of Trooping the Colour)

Friday 3rd/Saturday 4th June 2016


Friday

We plan to catch the 09.20 train from Newton Abbot to London Paddington arriving approx 12.30.
 
It is just a short walk to our hotel the 4* superior Hilton Paddington.  

The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy yourselves, with your train tickets there are various 241 offers usually available.

Many of the larger  museums in London are also usually free except for any special exhibition. 
 
 
 
 

Saturday

After a good Hilton breakfast, check out and leave bags in luggage room. 
 

We make our way to Horse Guards and our reserved seats in the Stands on Horse Guards Parade for the Colonels Review.

The custom of Trooping the Colour dates back to the time of Charles II in the 17th Century when the Colours of a regiment were used as a rallying point in battle and were therefore trooped in front of the soldiers every day to make sure that every man could recognise those of his own regiment. In London, the Foot Guards used to do this from 1755 onwards as part of their daily Guard Mounting on Horse Guards and the ceremonial of the modern Trooping the Colour parade is along similar lines. In 1805 the parade was for the first time carried out to celebrate the Sovereign's  birthday.
 
Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall, Colonel Coldstream Guards will take the salute.
 
Afternoon free in London
 
 
 
Included in the price of the break
 
 
                       Return train Newton Abbot/London Paddington
 
Bed & Breakfast at 4* Hilton Paddington
 
Stand Ticket to Colonel's Review
 
Cost £140 per person sharing
 
£25 pp deposit
 
Balance due by 1st May


 
Please note insurance is not included
 

 

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Drum Horse on Parade


Guards on Horse Guards
Guards on Horse Guards

 

Guards outside Buckingham Palace


Hilton Paddington

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