England with AD: Country Houses and City Treasures

Join the tastemakers of Indagare and Architectural Digest on a behind-the-scenes journey to experience the best of British design. The trip will begin in the Cotswolds—a storybook region whose most charming castles, estates and gardens are only accessible with an introduction—and conclude in London, just in time to catch an acclaimed design show. The program is rounded out by memorable meals in town and country, as well as by meeting the insiders and tastemakers who bring each region to life.


What to Expect

  • Preview access to an acclaimed design show offering fine works of art, design, furniture and jewelry.
  • Curator-led tour of London’s cutting-edge Serpentine Galleries.
  • Behind-the-scenes visits of some of the Cotswolds’ and Oxfordshire’s most celebrated addresses, including the stunning Blenheim Palace and The Grove, with spectacular gardens designed by David Hicks, as well as America Farm, the home of India Hicks.
  • Guided tour of the interior design headquarters of Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, who was raised at nearby Blenheim Palace.
  • Behind-the-scenes touring at Asthall Manor, a Jacobean manor house that was once the childhood home of the Mitford sisters, with a garden designed by Julian and Isabel Bannerman, whose other clients have included the Prince of Wales.
  • Meet tastemaker Amanda Brooks at Cutter Brooks, her stylish new shop, featuring items ranging from dinnerware to fashion accessories, all selected with an eye to the English countryside.
  • Shopping in Pimlico Road Design District, with stops at the best design resources.
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  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Art Lovers , Style Mavens , Foodies , Intellectuals

This Journey's Host

Architectural Digest is a vibrant celebration of international design talents, innovative homes and products, inspiring decorating ideas, culture, and travel. Launched in 1920 as a California trade quarterly, the magazine evolved over the years, increasing in frequency and broadening in scope until it became the byword for living well. Today AD publishes nine international editions, as well as a website, and its brand has immeasurable influence in the world of interior design and style. On this journey, you will be joined by Mitchell OwensAD’s Decorative Arts Editor. Owens has held editorial positions at leading newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, and has written about interior decoration, architecture, art and landscape design for publications ranging from The World of Interiors to Out, of which he was a founding editor. On this journey, you will also be accompanied by Indagare’s founder and CEO, Melissa Biggs Bradley.

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 24 travelers
  • Host
    AD's Mitchell Owens and Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley
  • From


  • Accommodations two of England's finest hotels, the Lygon Arms and Dukes London
  • All meals and beverages indicated in the itinerary
  • All activities indicated in the itinerary
  • Touring with expert guides, as well as your Indagare and AD hosts
  • The services of our England partners and emergency contacts


  • International air transportation to and from England, as well as airport transfers and travel insurance
  • Meals not specified and alcoholic beverages other than those included in meals
  • Personal items and expenses, including additional activities
  • All gratuities
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

What To Read

Indagare has selected the articles from our website and magazine to prepare you for your journey. Peruse inspiring slideshows, insider tips, reading lists and more.

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