Rule Britannia Highlights
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Today, we’re going to bring you some of the highlights of our Rule Britannia Tour, an epic and exhilarating look at London’s iconic landmarks!
Through the tour you’ll gain a fascinating insight into Britain when its empire ruled much of the world and reigned supreme.
So, let’s transform that sofa into an all-electric two-seater Twizy, buckle up our seatbelts, adjust the mirrors and off we go as we transform London into our very own urban playground.
🚗 We kick off our tour at Baker Street, made famous by the resident of 221B, one Sherlock Holmes – the world’s most famous literary Detective. Even as a fictional character, Holmes is known as one of London’s most iconic characters alongside our very own Twizy! He embodied exactly what it meant to be a real English gent in Victorian England. Holmes’ celebrity has soared beyond the pages of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s 1887 novel ‘A Study in Scarlet’, becoming a multimillion-pound television and film franchise.
Make sure you pack your magnifying glass for this stop Twizlers, you’ll need to do a little detective work to find 221B, it’s in-fact located between 237 and 241 Baker Street!
🚗 Up next the prestigious Park Lane, the second most expensive piece on the Monopoly Board, overlooking the breath-taking Hyde Park. Twizy is not the only A-list celebrity you’ll find whizzing around this coveted area. Park Lane is a hotspot for many of the world’s biggest stars past and present.
Look to your left to see some of the most iconic hotels in the whole of the United Kingdom including The Dorchester, a second home to the late Elizabeth Taylor throughout her life. Ms Taylor loved the hotel so much she spent five of her eight honeymoons there. She also learned that she scored the role of Cleopatra while soaking in the tub of the fabulous pink marble bathroom which she personally requested in the sixties, yes you read that correctly, pink marble.
🚗 We continue our thrilling journey in style to Buckingham Palace, the London residence of our beloved Queen. For this part of the tour, Twizlers are advised to go by foot so you can get really up close and personal with the monarchy, albeit as close as wrought iron gates will allow.
If you’re lucky, while cruising by the gates you might just catch the Changing of the Guard, a ceremony where The Queen’s Guard hands over responsibility for protecting Buckingham Palace to the New Guard (who then pops off for a much-deserved cup of tea).
The Palace is actually currently undergoing a £369 million renovation, its biggest refurbishment since before the Second World War.
We simply cannot wait for Twizy’s invitation to the housewarming.
🚗 Next on our sightseeing extravaganza, we cruise on by to Westminster Abbey, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Coronations have been held at Westminster Abbey for over 900 years, that’s a lot of Kings & Queens! Over 3,300 people have also been buried or commemorated at the church, including 17 British Monarchs, Diana, Princess of Wales and Charles Dickens.
Dressed in the Union Jack, Twizy is very much at home here amongst British Royalty, so don’t be surprised as passers-by stop & wave. All in the day and life of a British icon, Twizy that is, not you.
🚗 Now onto Lower Regent Street, one of the most iconic shopping districts in the capital city, nicknamed the “Mile of Style” – Twizy the daring fashionista feels very at home in these stylish parts. Regent Street houses some of Great Britain’s most iconic stores including Hamleys toyshop and Liberty of London.
Make sure you look left when passing the Apple store to try and catch a glimpse of the Salviati Mosaic, which adorns the spandrels of the façad and has been there since 1898. One for the art enthusiasts!
The mosaics were created by the Salviati family firm, glassmakers from Murano in Venice. The design features two lions and four coats of arms, representing the cities of London and Westminster, and the Venetian islands of Murano and Burano. The mosaics were restored in 1999 and can still be admired today from the comfort of a two-seater Twizy!
Now we’re going to have to love you and leave you, we’re off for a virtual evening whizzing around the West End! We hope you’ve enjoyed some of the highlights of our Rule Britannia Tour. We certainly relished in cruising down memory lane and basking in the (former) glory of the Great British Empire!
Twizy Tours will be back whizzing around the capital city very soon, we cannot wait to safely see you all and bring you the best of London on your own terms.
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