Insider London: Highclere and Kid-Friendly Experiences

Highclere Castle is the main filming location for “Downton Abbey.”

Highclere Castle is the main filming location for “Downton Abbey.” Photo by:King & Whitson Travel, an affiliate of Brownell Travel, a Virtuoso agency

Are you a fan of “Downton Abbey?” If that’s an outstanding “yes,” NoteWorthy, the “makers” of British experiences, has the perfect custom tour visiting Highclere Castle, just an hour outside London, to see where the show is filmed. Guests will dine at the Crawley sisters’ favorite restaurants (as seen in the show), then check out the actual costumes the cast wears. Later, you’re off to enjoy racing at Goodwood — it’s like stepping back in time, no? Pay attention, there’s also the opportunity to have afternoon tea with Jim Carter, fans may know him as Carson, the butler on the show. Best Part: There’s also the opportunity to see the castle on a completely private tour, no lines, no crowds. To book, e-mail [email protected] or call 011-442-030-515-165.

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Meanwhile, our London correspondent and mom of little ones, Emily Goldfischer, recommends the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, which can be combined with the fragrant and fun Columbia Road Flower Market on Sunday mornings. For a more high-energy experience, take the kids bouldering at The Arch in trendy Bermondsey. Check out more tips at luxurytraveladvisor.com.

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