Today is dedicated to the author Jane Austen, starting with a visit to her birthplace, the village of Steventon near Basingtoke, and the associated church of which her father was the vicar. Unfortunately the rectory where Jane grew up no longer stands. It was from her life here in the village that she derived many of the themes for her novels including Pride and Prejudice, which she wrote whilst still living here. Continue to Chawton, her second home, where she lived when the novel was published. Jane’s home is now an excellent museum and houses some fascinating artefacts including the table on which the novels were written! The final visit today is to the historic city of Winchester, and Jane Austen’s last resting place in the great architectural masterpiece at its centre, Winchester Cathedral. Return through the delightful Hampshire countryside to your hotel. Overnight London.