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  • London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

    1. London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

    Find the prime vantage points that most people miss and see this time-honored tradition from outside Buckingham Palace. Follow your guide on a dynamic journey that will take you through each stage of the entire Changing of the Guard ceremony from beginning to end. Navigate the crowds easily and quickly. Let your guide take you to the best spots with unobstructed views for taking photos of the palace, gardens, and parade grounds. Marvel at the precision with which the Queen’s Foot Guards march to Buckingham Palace, clad in their iconic red tunics and bearskin hats. Admire the gleaming coats of the Household Cavalry’s horses as they emerge at Horse Guard’s Parade. As you watch, hear about the history of this fascinating ceremony and gain invaluable insight into every detail of this British spectacle.

  • London: Westminster Tour, Climb The O2 Arena, and Cable Car

    2. London: Westminster Tour, Climb The O2 Arena, and Cable Car

    From the meeting point, start the 3-hour walking tour by heading through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, admiring the well-manicured trees and flowers along the way. At the palace, watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony.   Afterward, see other iconic London sights such as Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the London Eye, Parliament Square, and the Houses of Parliament.   Next, head to the O2 Arena and get ready for a guided climb across the arena roof for scenic views of London's landmarks. Lastly, take the cable car for an easy ride across the River Thames, allowing for further amazing views of the London skyline from up high.

    Tim was a great host for the 3 hour walking tour. Loads of facts and stories which were fun and great even for those who have lived or worked in London for years. Then we were on our own with tickets for the cable car (not sure why but we only had single tickets which meant queuing to buy returns in the rain). Then the walk across the dome. Thankfully it had stopped raining and the views were brilliant and well briefed. Matt was fab and the experience is all well planned. A lovely day - thank you

  • London: City Highlights Bike Tour

    3. London: City Highlights Bike Tour

    Visit London’s must-see sights and attractions by bicycle as well as off-the-beaten-track hot spots that tour buses can’t reach. You’ll hear quirky tales about London’s amazing and sometimes bizarre history on this unique bicycle excursion. You’ll cycle at a comfortable pace along riverside pathways, dedicated bike lanes, and park routes. Possible tour stops include London’s major highlights, including the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. Other places of interest that you may see include Admiralty Arch, Trafalgar Square, Chinatown, Covent Garden, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Listen to amusing anecdotes about London from your knowledgeable guide, and make stops during the day.

  • London: Westminster Tour, River Cruise, and Tower of London

    4. London: Westminster Tour, River Cruise, and Tower of London

    From the meeting point, start the 3-hour walking tour by heading through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, admiring the well-manicured trees and flowers along the way. At the palace, watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony.   Afterward, see 17 other iconic London sights such as Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the London Eye, Parliament Square, and the Houses of Parliament. After the walking tour, take to the River Thames for a sightseeing cruise where you will get to see many other iconic buildings and sights. Disembark at Tower Pier and head to the Tower of London for the exciting Beefeater tour. Walk around the Tower of London, discovering the history, stories, and ghosts that lie within. Marvel at the Crown Jewels and other fascinating historical artifacts including the suits of armor worn by former kings of England. See the cells where prisoners were once k...

    Chris was an amazing tour guide. He made the experience extremely captivating and fun. History has now become my new favorite hobby thanks to him! Excellent job, Chris!

  • London: Top 30 Sights Tour and Sherlock Holmes Museum

    5. London: Top 30 Sights Tour and Sherlock Holmes Museum

    Start with a walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Head to Westminster, see Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. See 30 sights in one day, including: • Buckingham Palace • Trafalgar Square • Changing of the Guard • Big Ben • Downing Street • Westminster Abbey • Whitehall • Houses of Parliament • London Eye After your tour, visit the world-famous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, who lived at 221b Baker Street between 1881-1904, according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Mr. Holmes shared his place with his loyal friend and colleague Dr. Watson. The house is protected by the government due to the special architectural and historical interest. The first-floor study overlooking Baker...

  • London: 30 Top Sights and Churchill War Rooms Tour

    6. London: 30 Top Sights and Churchill War Rooms Tour

    You will start with a walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of London, one of Europe’s most-loved cities. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace before heading to Westminster, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Then, you will proceed to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. After all this, you will head to the Churchill war rooms. Here you will discover the stories of the staff who spent thousands of vital working and sleeping hours from 1938 onward at the Cabinet War Rooms. You will see historic images, objects and interviews with the men and women who worked in the underground hideaway, revealing what it was like to work in secret alongside Winston Churchill during the Second World War.

    Our tour guide was called Henry and he was brilliant. He was knowledgeable, funny and very friendly. The tour was amazing and the information really brought the history to life. Thank you Henry

  • London: Full-Day London Bus Tour

    7. London: Full-Day London Bus Tour

    London Panoramic Tour and Westminster Abbey Enjoy a whistle stop tour of London's famous monuments and marvel at the history of London's modern masterpieces from the comfort of your seat. Have your cameras ready for a photo stop at the spectacular Westminster Abbey. Westminster Abbey is the traditional church where British Monarchs are crowned and buried and was founded in 750. St. Paul's Cathedral - Exclusive Feature Towering high over the City of London, the magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral is widely considered to be Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece. Enter the Quire and marvel at the beautiful mosaics inside. (Due to church services, there is no guiding inside the cathedral on Sundays). Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guard A mass of red tunics, bearskins and Buckingham Palace - an unforgettable experience! Observe...

    It was nice. It covered activities in right required time and speed. Covered a good amount of London and also got good idea of London to travel by self. Guide was great !

  • London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and Tower Bridge Exhibit

    8. London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and Tower Bridge Exhibit

    Start with a walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace and watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Head to Westminster and see Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Continue onwards to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. After seeing 29 impressive sights, you’ll head to Tower Bridge and explore the permanent exhibition in the Engine Rooms of the iconic bridge. Set amongst the original steam engines, coal burners, and accumulators that once powered the raising of the bridge, uncover the fascinating history of cooks, coal stokers, and engineers. Immerse yourself in this atmospheric space where exciting activities, newly commissioned films, and never-before-displayed photogra...

    Johanna is fantastic, she does an amazing job .... she’s nice , intelligent and has an excellent knowledge of British history. 100% for her ! Eduardo

  • Royal London Tour with London Eye and Madame Tussauds

    9. Royal London Tour with London Eye and Madame Tussauds

    Climb aboard a luxury coach and take a panoramic drive to see the landmarks of London. Marvel at the monuments of Parliament Square, such as Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Continue to Kensington Palace to see the former residence of Diana, Princess of Wales. Pass the Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial, and then head to St James's Park where on selected ays you can watch the ceremonial Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace. End at Trafalgar Square at around 12:00 PM, where you will be given your flexible entry tickets to Madame Tussauds and the London Eye, valid for 30 days.

  • Full-Day Total London Tour & Flight on the London Eye

    10. Full-Day Total London Tour & Flight on the London Eye

    Taking in some of London’s most famous sights along the way, including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The morning part of the tour begins with a visit to St. Paul’s Cathedral, where you enter as their doors open. You can hear the 17th-century organ that Mendelssohn once played, see medieval relics in the crypt below, and visit the tombs of famous historical figures. On Sundays, when viewing is restricted, you can enter the cathedral for one of the services. After leaving St. Paul’s Cathedral the tour heads to Buckingham Palace, the London residence of the Queen, to watch the changing of the guard. Please note that if the changing of the guard is not taking place you’ll still go to Buckingham Palace for a photo stop. In the afternoon the tour continues with a visit to the Tower of London built in 1066 by Willia...

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based on 55 reviews

Tim was a great host for the 3 hour walking tour. Loads of facts and stories which were fun and great even for those who have lived or worked in London for years. Then we were on our own with tickets for the cable car (not sure why but we only had single tickets which meant queuing to buy returns in the rain). Then the walk across the dome. Thankfully it had stopped raining and the views were brilliant and well briefed. Matt was fab and the experience is all well planned. A lovely day - thank you

Good day fellow Globetrotters, I would like to give commendation to London tour and to our guide Chris. The tour guide (Chris) is well knowledgeable about the place and its history. He is also very caring for its clients during the tour. By and large, the rating I could give is 5 out 5. Keep up the good work. Thanks, Patrick

Our tour guide was called Henry and he was brilliant. He was knowledgeable, funny and very friendly. The tour was amazing and the information really brought the history to life. Thank you Henry

Chris was an amazing tour guide. He made the experience extremely captivating and fun. History has now become my new favorite hobby thanks to him! Excellent job, Chris!

The tour guide, Chris, was very knowledgeable about the place. He was very caring towards the participants. Absolutely loved the time.