New York Times offers ‘Brexit Means Brexit’ tour

The New York Times has unveiled a five-night Brexit-themed escorted tour of London.

Costing $5,995, the ‘Brexit Means Brexit!’ tour is named after the phrase used by Prime Minister Theresa May, and accompanied by experts who will “examine the historic implications of a historic vote”.

The newspaper said: “With the guidance of Steve Erlanger, the London bureau chief of The New York Times, and other experts, [guests will] meet with politicians, journalists and historians to discuss Britain’s decision to leave the EU and the financial, legal and social implications for Britain, Europe and the world.”

Staying at St Ermin’s Hotel in the heart of Westminster, the guests will tour the Houses of Parliament (pictured) and join a member of the House of Lords and House of Commons to hear their views on Britain’s triggering of Article 50 and the implications of being separate from the European Union.

This will be followed by “a typical pub lunch and a pint at a local pub frequented by members of Parliament”.

Also on the itinerary is a chance to explore the history and current role of the City of London, and attend a talk with a senior officer of the Greater London Authority to learn about housing and immigration in London.

A traditional afternoon tea with scones and clotted cream will be followed by a talk from a political historian “to put British politics in context within the EU and global economics and politics”.

Guests will also take a guided tour of the Supreme Court, where the Article 50 Brexit appeal was decided, and the newly designed Magna Carta room at the British Library.

The departures are in October 2017, and April and October 2018.

nytimes.com