The Postal Museum and Mail Rail

Discover the stories, processes, machinery & vehicles of the world’s first social network – the Royal Mail.

Browse through fascinating memorabilia and learn about the ingenious ways in which the Post Office handled logistical challenges to deliver its service, the quality and reliability of which would be unheard of today. We take a ride on Mail Rail, exploring the underground passages which served as the veins & arteries of the UK’s incredible communication system, allowing the Royal Mail to deliver more than six million mail bags per year at its peak.

Both of our featured hotels are a short distance from the Postal Museum & Mail Rail, as well as many more of London’s famous attractions. Just ask our sales team to recommend another activity to add to your stay!
Day 1 Arrival 

We arrive at our hotel with time to explore Southbank before dinner.

Day 2 Departure
After breakfast we visit The Postal Museum then return home.

Park Plaza London Riverbank

Great Views
The impressive Park Plaza London Riverbank is situated on the south side of the River Thames, opposite the Tate Britain art gallery, and offers stunning views of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye. Park Plaza London Riverbank offers 394 deluxe, fully air-conditioned guest rooms including superior & executive rooms, plus executive suites. Non-smoking rooms and rooms adapted for people with disabilities are also available throughout the hotel. Each room is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including high-speed Internet, flat screen televisions, direct dial telephone, mini-bar, tea & coffee making facilities, plus movie & music channels on demand. The closest coach parking is at Nine Elms Lane, New Covent Garden Flower Market approx. 5 minutes by taxi from the hotel. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Swimming pool • Coach parking is off-site & chargeable

The Tower Hotel

AAA+ Central Location Fantastic Touring Location
Come rain or shine, the beautifully hypnotic sight of Tower Bridge never fails to impress. During the warm summer months, the Lawn Bar and Brasserie Restaurant at The Tower Hotel provide the perfect outdoor settings to enjoy these fabulous views, whilst, when the colder months arrive, the Brasserie offers an alternative indoor dining choice with floor-to-ceiling windows ensuring that none of that outside magic is lost. With its bedrooms designed to reflect the individual architecture, styles and character of their historic surroundings, every room at the hotel offers great comfort and facilities. All bedrooms are non-smoking, and complimentary fast BT Wi-Fi comes as standard. Many of the rooms have breathtaking views of The Thames, St Katherine's Dock or the historic Tower of London. There is ease of access too, which makes dropping off and collecting passengers a lot less stressful. Coach parking is off-site and chargeable.

Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel

Central London
1 Night Bed & Breakfast
2020 Twin from £76pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £55

Dates available

• Full cooked breakfast
• Entrance to the Postal Museum & Mail Rail


The Tower Hotel

Tower Hill, City of London
1 Night Bed & Breakfast
2020 Twin from £84pp
Single Supplement from £59

Dates available

• Full cooked breakfast
• Entrance to the Postal Museum & Mail Rail
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£76 for 2 days

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