If you’ve ever dreamed of driving a vintage car in the London-Brighton run, playing the organ in St. Paul’s or being a steam train driver for a day, then your dream could just come true this summer. Dozens of the UK’s top attractions are to raise much-needed funding. The Top Lots initiative is a partnership between eBay, the Association for Independent Museums (AIM) and UK heritage fundraising specialists, Development Partners, working closely with VisitBritain and EnjoyEngland. Funds raised will go 80% to the attraction providing the lot, and 20% to the AIM
Other highlights include behind the scenes tours of the Tower of London and Durham Cathedral, driving a tank, taking tea in Agatha Christie’s house, a tour inside the stones at Stonehenge and attending Vivienne Westwood’s launch party. Personally I rather fancy the tour of Hampton Court Palace’s gardens in the company of their head gardener; maybe he could give me some advice on keeping rabbits off my lettuces.