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London: Churchill War Rooms & WW2 Westminster Private Tour

1. London: Churchill War Rooms & WW2 Westminster Private Tour

Join a guided private historical walking tour around London with your live guide, a fellow historian lover. Enjoy a day exploring all the iconic sites such as the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall to discover the military bunkers of the Churchill War Rooms. Learn all about World War II, when on September 7th, 1940, Nazi Germany sparked a lightning war on London, dropping bombs across the city and beginning 57 consecutive nights of terror on Britain’s capital. But how did we get there, and what was to happen next? On a private walking tour with a local expert guide, discover the grandeur of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Cenotaph, Ministry of War, 10 Downing Street, and Whitehall through the lens of WW2 - learn about the famous British resolve and the reality of life for millions at that time. As your private guided experience continues, descend below the streets of Whitehall to discover the military bunkers of the Churchill War Rooms, frozen in time and ready to be explored once again. Roam the top-secret corridors with your private guide. Absorb the atmosphere of a Cabinet War Room where the decisions made could lead to victory… or disaster. Chart the course of the war in a Map Room, untouched since 1945. Learn more about the man who led a nation through their darkest hour in a museum brimming with artefacts from Winston Churchill’s life- from his baby rattle to the cigar and bowler hat he was never seen without. Discover the reality of life in the bunkers for the men and women who slept, ate and worked here as the bombs rained overhead. ‘’It is the time to dare and endure.’’ —Winston Churchill

London: Churches and Cathedrals Private Walking Tour

2. London: Churches and Cathedrals Private Walking Tour

Hear the origin story of the Church of England and discover interesting facts and myths about the religious life of Great Britain on a private walking tour! See a variety of London’s churches offering stunning architecture, beautiful sacred art and fascinating history. Discover the Top-ranked Churches of London and see some of the city’s most iconic landmarks along the way! Book a 2-hour tour to visit 2 beautiful churches in the heart of London: St Margaret’s and St Martin-in-the-Fields. Your Private Guide will meet you in Westminster, home to the world-famous Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, which together with St Margaret’s Church form a single World Heritage SIte. St Margaret’s is the official church of the House of Commons and is closely associated with the Protestants. This 12th-century church will amaze you with its Gothic-style exterior and an elegant interior featuring a Victorian organ, a wooden ceiling and original stained glass windows. Throughout the tour your Private Guide will help you understand the role that the religious institutions, especially the Church of England, play in British history, culture and politics.You will take a walk from Parliament Square to Trafalgar Square, where you will enter St Martin-in-the-Fields. It is one of the most famous churches in London. You may recognize its neoclassical exterior from films like Notting Hill and Enigma and TV shows like Doctor Who and Sherlock. The guide will show you the beautiful interiors of St Martin and share interesting facts about its rich history and the ethos of the "Church of the Ever Open Door". Book a 3-hour tour to enhance your experience with a visit inside Westminster Abbey. This magnificent Gothic-style abbey is one of the most important Anglican churches in the world as it serves as the venue for royal coronations, weddings and burials. Your Expert Guide will share interesting facts about the royal events that take place here and show you treasures such as the Coronation Chair, the tombs of 30 kings and queens, and Poet’s Corner. Book a 4-hour tour to visit St Margaret’s, St Martin’s, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral. On this extended walking tour your Private Guide will take you from Westminster to the City of London, where you will see the medieval Temple Church, which was built by the Knights Templar and St Paul’s Cathedral, which is one of the largest domed churches in the world. With skip-the-line tickets to St Paul’s you will save time and enjoy full access to the cathedral, including the viewing terrace in its dome. Admire the stunning architecture inspired by St Peter’s Basilica in Rome, see the Stone Gallery and the Golden Gallery and enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of London!

London: Changing of the Guards Ceremony Guided Walking Tour

3. London: Changing of the Guards Ceremony Guided Walking Tour

Join this original tour to learn about the British Royal Family and witness the daily Changing of the Guards parade outside of the Buckingham Palace. Enjoy an exlcusive experience with a 5-Star Guide who will show you the best spots for taking photos of the palace, gardens, and parade grounds. Join the basic 2-hour walking tour to see the Changing of the Guards ceremony outside of the Buckingham Palace. Hear historical facts, cultural anectots and myths about the British Royal Family as you admire the marvelous Admiralty Arch and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Memorial Pass by the Clarence House, a royal residence of Prince of Wales and his wife Duchess of Cornwall. See the monumental Victoria Memorial and prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience as the old guards who guard the Buckingham Palce prepare to exchange places with the new guards. Witness the traditional Changing of the Guards parade in front of magnificent Buckingham Palace. Enjoy observing the different stages of the ceremony and learn about the royal customs and traditions from an Expert Guide. Choose the 3-hour option to enrich your experience with a guided tour of the City of Westminster. Disocver the must-see sights and hidden gems of one of the most important districts of London. See the iconic landmarks such as the Westminster Cathedral. This neo-byzantine gem is the largest Catholic church in the United Kingdom. Admire the historic, neo-gothic Palace of Westminster, which is the seat of the British Parliament, the House of Commons and the House of Lords. See its iconic Elizabeth Tower, better known as the Big Ben, and the Winston Churchill Monument to one of the most important politicians in British history. Finally, explore the Church of St Margaret adjacent to one of the biggest London attraction - the Westminster Abbey (tickets to the abbey are not included in this option). This notable church is the coronation site of the kings of England and Great Britain and the burial place of kings and distinguished persons. Choose the 4-hour option to also visit the interior of the Westminster Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Save time and jump ahead of the queue thanks to skip-the-line tickets. The Westminster Abbey is closely linked to the Royal Family, as most Kings and Queens were crowned, married, and burried within these Gothic walls. Explore the elegant interiors with your Private Guide and discover the rich history and heritage of this remarkable site. Visit the Royal Tombs and Poet’s Corner to see the tombs of Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, as well as Charles Dickens, Robert Burns and many more notable personalities. Take a moment to look at the oak door near the Abbey’s Chapter House and wander around the charming gardens to feel the unique ambience.

London: Winston Churchill Walking Tour with War Rooms Ticket

4. London: Winston Churchill Walking Tour with War Rooms Ticket

This tour will be for all fans of the man voted the greatest figure in British history, wartime prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill. On this walking tour, you will explore the streets of Piccadilly, St. James and Westminster and visit places that played important roles in his life. Have a chance to sit on a bench with Churchill and his wartime ally, President Roosevelt. Everyone knows that Sir Winston Churchill loved his cigars, as well as various other vices. Visit the store which used to supply his cigars. Inside, there will be a hidden treasure of London which was used by the great man himself. Visit the home where Churchill lived as a young boy as well as Downing Street, where he lived as prime minister and see the church where he and Clementine were married in 1908. Nearby, you will see the most famous statue of Churchill and learn about the story of why it is there and what it represents, handily it is rather close to one of the pubs he used to visit and a good place to visit afterwards. The tour will end outside the Churchill War Rooms which are perfectly preserved from the Second World War and from which Churchill ran the war whilst the streets through which you walked were regularly bombed by the Luftwaffe. Tickets for the War Rooms will be included along with an excellent audio guide.

The Heart of the Nation: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. The Heart of the Nation: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

This walk covers the great palaces of the monarchs and the Archbishop of Canterbury. We walk from the Golden Jubilee Bridge through Whitehall Gardens to the Banqueting House in Whitehall, the last remaining building from the ancient Palace of Whitehall. From there we walk along the Thames with views of the London Eye and Westminster Bridge, before seeing Parliament Square, the Houses of Parliament and Westrminster Abbey. The walk ends passing the famous Burghers of Calais sculpture by Rodin on to Lambeth Bridge and Lambeth Palace, the London home of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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What people are saying about St Margaret's Church

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Richard obviously loves the topic and shares so much history and government enthusiastically throughout the tour. He was patient with our group of 5, aged 15-71.

Richard was an excellent guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and never lacked for an answer to any question we had.