VAFS Crown Jewels VIP event in London

  • 01 November 2017
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Last week on Thursday 26 October, Virgin Atlantic Flightstore held our #VAFSCrownJewels VIP event in London hosted by our very own Rachel Greenough and David Pettifor from Virgin Atlantic. It was an evening of fine dining and a royal tour of the Crown Jewels.

The evening began at Gaucho Restaurant, Tower Bridge with welcome drinks. After catch-ups and introductions the party made their way to a private dining room. There was a stunning view overlooking Tower Bridge and the Tower of London whilst being served a three-course meal with drinks. Soon after finishing the meal the sun began to set and Tower Bridge lit up, the party strolled across the iconic bridge towards the Tower of London enjoying fantastic views of our capital city.

Upon arrival at the Tower of London, prosecco and canapes were served including some very British Pimms Pops – frozen chocolate lollipops filled with Pimms. The tour of the grounds began, led by charismatic Yeoman Warden (a.k.a Beefeater) Shaun Huggins, including engaging stories of our royal history and the beheadings and deaths that took place at the Tower. The final part of the tour ‘Private tour of the Crown Jewels’ was hosted by four guides. A very intimate, informative and surreal experience. On average 14,000 people view the Crown Jewels every day and so to have a completely private tour for a group of 18 was a memorable and breath-taking experience.

On behalf of everyone here at Virgin Atlantic Flightstore, we wanted to say a further thank you to all who attended. We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as Rachel and David did.

“…thank you again for yesterday, it was a great day!”

Nicola Richardson – COGO travel

“Thank you so much for a fabulous afternoon and evening!

I will remember the Tower of London visit, the Beefeaters’ tales from our past certainly cause pause for thought. The Crown Jewels were breath taking. Can’t even comprehend the value!”

Theresa McDermott – ECT Travel

“Thank you very very much for yesterday, really was a brilliant afternoon.”

Richard Silver - Travelink Group Ltd

“Thank you so much for a wonderful day yesterday! I really enjoyed myself.

The lunch was fabulous, The Tower of London tour was amazing I loved that part and you were the perfect host!”

Anna Papaphotis- Travelmania Ltd

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