Today we guide you on a spectacular route around Westminster, it would make a perfect self guided walk or inspiration for planning your vacation. This route is extremely popular with tourists, when you find out how many London icons we pack into 90 minutes of walking you’ll see why!
Starting at Westminster Abbey, Mark and Denisa take you on a journey covering Churches, Palaces, the Queen’s guards and London wildlife. You’ll hear facts and stories about the spots we visit, combined with hints and tips about specific attractions. Not forgetting our Tour guides top tip, so you can make the most of your time.
This route covers:
- Westminster Abbey (read our Westminster Abbey Guide)
- St Margarets Church
- Parliament Square
- Big Ben
- The Houses of Parliament
- The Treasury
- Churchill War Rooms
- The Cenotpah
- Horse Guards and Horse Guards Parade
- Banqueting House
- St James’s Park
- Buckingham Palace
- The Mall
- Carence House
- St James’s Palace
- Admiralty Arch
- Trafalgar Square
- The National Gallery
This Westminster walking route pairs really well with a visit to Westminster Abbey, if you’d like to find out more about the Abbey listen to our specific Westminster Abbey podcast.
If you’d like to take a tour with Denisa, or one of our other expert guides, book a private Westminster Abbey Tour. The perfect experience for first time visitors and those looking to remind themselves of what London has to offer.
Westminster Walk show notes
Westminster Abbey visiting details
Houses of Parliament visiting details
Churchill war rooms visiting details
Horse Guards Parade visiting times:
Changing of regiment at Horse Guard Parade – Mon-Sat – 11am, Sun – 10am:
The new regiment arrives from Knightsbridge Barracks, they line up on the parade ground where they are joined by the on duty regiment. The change occurs between 11am and 11.30am. The off duty regiment returns back to their barracks.
Change of Horse Guards- Hourly change daily -10am-4pm:
A short change where two mounted guards on duty leave their sentries and are replaced by new guards.
Banqueting House visiting details
Buckingham Palace is open to the public during summer months, from the end of July to the beginning of October. Dates change slightly each year, specific details published here.
Buckingham Palace Shop visiting details
National Gallery visiting details