Private Tour London Highlights, entries Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London

Duration: 8 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 8 hours
  • London
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Overview

Join us for a full day Highlights tour of London, this tour is designed to show you around some of the most famous sites. Your Blue Badge guide will take you to Buckingham Palace, Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square before heading into Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London to explore inside.  This Tour provides a fantastic overview of central London, your guide is packed with stories and information to make for an unforgettable day.  You will travel around like a local, using public transport; tube and buses.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England

The tour begins at Trafalgar Square, the city centre of London. Here we can admire Nelsons Column, maybe take a photo with one of the Lions protecting Lord Nelson.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Whitehall, Government London, London SW1A 2BX England

Walking towards Whitehall, to see where the Prime Minister lives and works. This is also our chance to look around at the many war memorials, hear stories from your guide about the past conflicts that these monuments represent.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

Westminster Abbey, this famous church is recognisable from various famous royal weddings, funerals and coronations, it’s hard to ignore the history here! We’ll enter through the cloisters, a great opportunity to appreciate both the age and the scale of this magnificent building. Look around as we walk into the church, you will see many names, some of these you will recognise immediately, others you may remember once your guide links them with stories. Next let’s have a look at one of the oldest pieces of furniture in the United Kingdom. Last used in 1953, the chair patiently waits for the next coronation. Making our way around the church, we will find the sites of many Royal burials around the High alter. Two sisters, step sisters, both Queens but very different personalities. In life they weren’t very fond of each other, yet in death, they are buried here in the same tomb. Westminster Abbey has so much to offer and we will spend about 90 mins here before we move on.


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England

Can you recognise if Her Majesty is home? Buckingham Palace sometimes comes with the chance to see changing of the guards. During certain days and fair weather, we can join the Regiments marching from their Barracks to the Palace. If the guard change is cancelled, don’t panic! This is London, there is always time for traditional pageantry. The horse guards are just around the corner, they are inspected every day, rain or shine.


Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: St. James's Park, Horse Guards Road The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ England

Walking down The Mall offers a very regal feel and is also a great spot for spectacular pictures. Maybe one palace isn’t enough? St James’s Palace is waiting close by, offering more stories about the Royal Family. If you’ve had enough the Royals, let’s stop by St James’s Park, a beautiful area of serenity in the middle of the city. This is also a great opportunity to spot some local wildlife, with a huge variety of birds and squirrels calling this park home.


Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3BD England

Heading now to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, this provides a great opportunity for iconic pictures of these world renowned sites. How many statues of famous statesman can you recognise? Your Guide will be happy to explain who some of them were and their significance in British history.

Next lets ride the bus or tube through the financial district, known as the City of London. This is an ideal opportunity to compare differing architectural styles, both old and new.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England

Now we visit the area around St Paul’s Cathedral, another beautiful church with its own unique history. Built in just 35 years by one architect in a consistent style, its position in this part of the London skyline is protected by law.  Lets walk around the church yard to appreciate this vast structure. Your guide will show you the best spots to take a picture of this church, whether it’s from the Millennium Bridge or the roof terrace at One New Change. There are plenty of places to eat here and its the perfect time to break for lunch. Fancy fish and chips in one of the local pubs?

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tower of London, St Katharine's & Wapping Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB England

Lets now continue our journey east towards the Tower of London, a medieval fortress surrounded by modern architecture. We explore this castle both inside and out, meeting the famous ravens of the tower, seeing the Crown Jewels and hearing all the gory stories about this Palace throughout the years. Beefeater, is not just a brand of a gin, it's another name for the Yeoman Warders. You can't miss them, they are always around, proudly wearing their uniforms and always happy to pose for a quick photo.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP England

On exiting the Tower we will have a spectacular view, of the world famous Tower Bridge.

Your tour finishes here and your guide will assist you with directions or help you find a taxi to your next adventure.

Your tour itinerary will be finalised on the day to make the most of the events on offer and prevailing weather conditions.

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace
  • Entry/Admission - St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Tower Bridge
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, UK


Departure Time

9:00 AM


Return Details

Tower of London (Stop TB), St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4DR, UK

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

8 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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LizannKes

Private Tour of Westminster Abbey/Central London/Tower of London was absolutely the BEST EVER! Our guide, Claudia, was EXCEPTIONAL!!! Wonderful day! Best tour ever!

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