INSIDE INFO Getting there
British Airways operates two daily flights from Dubai to London starting from Dh2,495.
A Portland Deluxe room at the Café Royal starts from £400 (including tax and excluding breakfast). To book visit www.hotelcaferoyal.com
You can go on a Boeing 737 simulator from £399 or go long-haul in a simulated jumbo jet or Boeing 777 from £449 per hour-long session. www.ebaft.com.
Afternoon tea at The Connaught is £41 per person. www.the-connaught.co.uk.
Rooms at The Athenaeum start from £275 per night. Call 0044 (0) 20 7499 3464 or visit www.athenaeumhotel.com.
For rail passes, theatre tickets and entrance to top attractions log on to www.visitbritain.com or www.visitbritainshop.com