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London in a Day: Tower, Westminster & Changing of the Guard

4.6 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: Walks - UK

London in a Day: Tower, Westminster & Changing of the Guard

Activity provider: Walks - UK
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From US$ 155.83 per person

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Immerse yourself in the quintessential sights of London on this comprehensive tour of the city’s most popular attractions. Visit the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, cruise the Thames in a comfortable riverboat and much, much more.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Benefit from more entrance tickets than any other London-in-a-Day tour
  • Explore Westminster Abbey, Tower of London & Tower Bridge
  • See two Changing of the Guards ceremonies
  • Marvel at the view from Tower Bridge's glass floor
  • Admire the stunning Crown Jewels at the Tower of London
  • Beat the crowds with pre-booked tickets
Full description
Your day begins in Westminster Abbey. Take advantage of pre-reserved tickets to visit England’s most hallowed church, marveling at the tombs of national heroes, religious and royal relics, and of course, hundreds of years of royal weddings, coronations and funerals. Witness the changing of of the Queen’s Life Guard, an elite cavalry regiment, mounted on exquisitely-bred, and specially-trained horses. As you watch the guards go through the ceremony, your guide will explain the significance of everything from the armor they wear to the colors on their uniforms. Then explore Trafalgar Square, the geographic center of London and one of the city’s most iconic public spaces. Your last stop, the Tower of London, is also the most impressive. Benefit from pre-reserved tickets and immerse yourself in 1,000 years of bloody royal feuds, improbable jailbreaks, jewel heists, menacing ravens and even a ghost or two. Discover hair-raising stories of this royal stronghold, jail, zoo and occasional execution block, including the mystery of two lost boys that will send shivers down your spine. As a final treat, pause to marvel at the Crown Jewels inside the Jewel House at the Tower). These aren’t just the largest collection of coronation regalia in the world, they are also the only ones in Europe that are still in use by a Royal family.
Includes
  • Entrance to Westminster Abbey
  • Entrance to Tower of London
  • Changing of the Guard
  • Horseguards Parade
  • River cruise along the Thames
  • Free time for lunch
  • Headsets
  • Small Groups of 15 people
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

This tour will meet at Winston Churchill statue, Parliament Square, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JX. There are 11 statues within Parliament Square. The Winston Churchill statue is the largest and is located on the northeast corner of the square closest to Big Ben. The name 'Churchill' is written on the stone base of the statue. The closest underground station is Westminster.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • Unfortunately this tour is unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, and no wheelchairs or strollers are allowed on the tour
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before tour start time
  • Please be advised that there is no Changing of the Guard on Saturdays
  • Please note that for security reasons bag searches will take place at Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge and at the Tower of London
  • On days that 'Changing of the Guard' does not take place, guests will see Horse Guards Parade
  • The tour partner complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to local government guidelines for the most up-to-date information
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Gina was amazing!! She knew so much about London and everything!! But what made so great was the pride she has in her city!! It really shows!! If you want to know about London take this tour!! If you are concerned about walking she is extremely patient with you!! I have nerve damage in my leg. But she never acted liked I was slowing down the group. Can’t say enough great things!!

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April 20, 2022

Wonderful tour guide named Alex. He was a former history teacher so he had a plethora of knowledge to share. Great tour, great guide, highly recommend!!!! Kathy Surace. April of 2022.

April 16, 2022

Good hike, amazing sights and a good history lesson. Extended lunch in the middle would have been better filled with an activity. This version is a bit over priced.

September 14, 2019

Product ID: 137816