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London City Tour

Famous London on Foot
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  • 4 Hours
  • Private tour for groups of up to 10
  • Guaranteed to avoid long lines
  • Perfect for children
  • Fun quiz available
  • Certified Blue Badge Guide

Start Your London Sightseeing Tour

Our city of London walking tour begins at Westminster Abbey, the church that has been used for many royal weddings, coronations, and burials.

Moving around outside the church gives you some idea of the scale of this magnificent building. Thousands of people are buried here, stretching from medieval monarchs to modern scientists.

Your Blue Badge Guide will happily help you guess some of their names.

Let’s Head to Parliament Square

From Westminster Abbey, we’ll cross the road to Parliament Square, complete with statues of many famous statesmen. Not to be outdone, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben creep into view as we make our way around the Square. 

But which bit is Big Ben? And who was it named after? 

Join us to find out! Of course, as this is a London private tour, you will have the complete attention of your guide who can answer any of your questions.

Next Up: Buckingham Palace!

We’ll carry on with our central London walking tour, strolling away from Parliament Square through hidden alleyways. We can admire the local architecture on our way to the main site: Buckingham Palace. Can you recognise if Her Majesty is home?

A stop at Buckingham Palace could also mean witnessing the Changing of the Guards. During certain days and in fair weather, we can join the regiments marching from their barracks to the Palace.

If they cancel the guard change, don’t panic! 

This is London: there is always time for traditional pageantry. The Horse Guards are just around the corner, and they are inspected every day, rain or shine.

Your City of London Walking Tour Continues…

Walking down The Mall offers a very regal feel and also offers plenty of places to take spectacular pictures.

Maybe one palace isn’t enough? St James’s Palace awaits close by, offering more stories about the Royal Family. 

Perhaps you’d like to see where Her Majesty buys her hats from? Browsing through St. James’s Street, we can hunt out all the shops with the Royal Warrant.  

If you’ve had enough of 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.

Wrapping Up the Sightseeing Tour of London

Finally, to conclude our London city tour, we head out towards the heart of West End: Piccadilly. Surrounded now by theatres, shops, and restaurants, perhaps you can find some inspiration for how to spend the evening? 

The tour finishes at Trafalgar Square, right in the city centre of London, leaving you with time to contemplate your tour around some of the world’s most iconic sights.

Sometimes the tour runs in a different order to maximise your chances of seeing the guard change, but we will still cover all the places mentioned above.

Want to dive even deeper? Join us on a Westminster Abbey Tour to explore all the fascinating history inside the Abbey and then explore the surrounding area. Alternatively, consider seeing even more royal pageantry on our Tower of London Tour.

London City Tour

  • See Westminster Abbey
  • Explore Parliament Square
  • See Buckingham Palace
  • See St James's Palace
  • Explore Trafalgar Square

Pricing

All tours are for private groups only and cost £343 for up to 8 people. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

Departure Point

Westminster Abbey shop, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3JS. By prior arrangement, your guide can meet you at your central London hotel.

Departure Time

Daily 9:00am, 2:00pm

Directions

Your tour guide will meet you at the Westminster Abbey shop and will be holding a sign with the lead customer’s name.

Why should you book a tour with our Blue Badge Guides?

  • All of our Guides are Blue Badge holders, this is Britain’s highest professional tourist-guiding qualification, they are the only external guides able to show you around the most famous attractions.
  • Blue Badge guides are carefully selected for an intensive 2 year course culminating in an extensive series of exams in all aspects of History, Art, Architecture, Contemporary Britain and much more
  • Your time on holiday is precious, let our expert team make it memorable for all the right reasons
  • We pride ourselves on being able to tailor tours to your interest, our guides strive to bring your tour to life, making it enjoyable for all ages

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sknipfel
sknipfel
2020-01-04
Fantastic! Marina was superb. I took this tour with my husband and three sons (20,18.17). Loved that we had a small group and could ask questions. Note this tours doesn't include skip the line tickets. We ended up seeing the crown jewels at the end of the day to avoid the ridiculously long line.
kimberlyk615G
kimberlyk615G
2020-01-03
Best Tour of London Tower Denisa gave us an amazing tour of London Tower. She was knowledgeable and provided a wonderfully historical tour, holding the attention of a 14 and 15 year old. Denisa is top notch. Try and secure her when you book any tour! Loved hearing about the history of the ravens and, of course, the palace intrigue.
shannonsmoyer
shannonsmoyer
2019-07-24
Great Tour! Sarah was amazing and gave us a great introduction to York! We only had a few days to spend there and this was a wonderful way to make a list of the places we wanted to visit. Highly recommend!
E C
E C
2019-07-07
Private tour Our tour guide Marina was wonderful! She did a great job keeping our 13 year olds engaged the whole time. We all learned a lot and had a great afternoon!
C C
C C
2019-03-31
Wonderful Tour! Kids learned so much! I have never had a tour in a museum before, but wow. I will definitely do it again! Our guide explained the history and folklore behind the paintings. It was like a friend taking you to her favorite places. Our children age 9 and 11 were able to remember what paintings we saw and why they were important. 10/10 would definitely recommend!
gigibites
gigibites
2019-03-31
LOVE Denisa! We had a group with 6 kids and she was absolutely incredible! Very informative and extremely engaging with the children! We did a trip to Paris with a “children specialist” tour and she was just as good if not better!! It felt like we were hanging out with a local friend from the first minute we met her. We recommend her highly and we hope to book again with her in the future!
87joyk
87joyk
2019-03-27
Private walking tour of London and private tour of Tower of London Our family of four took two tours on two different days with Denisa. We took a walking tour of London as well as a tour of the Tower of London. We found her to be extremely friendly and knowledgeable. She had a wealth of information about everything that she showed us. She even knew smal details like the names of the ravens at the Tower! We would highly recommend any tour with Denisa!
M G
M G
2016-08-08
Wonderful walk around... We had a great day with Denisa - we are a family with two relatively small children and we saw a lot of this wonderful city (Westminster, St. Pauls, Tower etc.). Everything was well prepared and with all this specific knowledge it is much easier to get around - very quick and to the point. Denisa knows a lot of the background and she made it very targeted to the kids. She gave us a few great tips on restaurants and other things to see by ourselves. Very recommendable !
Romingscots
Romingscots
2016-08-01
Brilliant London Visit Living at the other end of the country we don't visit too often, or know London very well, but Denisa made lots of very useful and practical suggestions and made sure that we fitted in everything that we were looking for. Her knowledge of the City is excellent, whether it is of the tourist haunts, the historical areas or shopping and eating. She even helped direct us to a great area to stay when visiting the City, which was handy for everything we wanted to do. On top of all that the 2 hour tour we did with her showed us St Paul's and beyond, including the Tower, an area we hadn't really seen before. Lots of information and a good pace with a friendly and very flexible approach. We would not hesitate in recommending her for anyone else visiting London, whether they think they know where they would like to go, or have no idea and we will be booking Denisa again for future visits. First class.
chrism12345342
chrism12345342
2016-08-01
Tour of London I booked a tour with Denisa for my partner and I on a short trip to London. It is clear that she really knows a lot about many different historical and cultural aspects of the city. We spent 2 hours in the National Gallery looking at a number of paintings and were given a comprehensive tour of the highlights. Denisa also gave us a walking tour round some of the sights of the city. She was more than happy to adapt her tour to our interests and the small amount of time we had. Would highly recommend her for your trip to London.