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St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower of London Private Tour

Iconic Church and Castle
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  • 8 Hours
  • Private Tour
  • Guaranteed to avoid long lines
  • Entry Fee Included
  • Perfect for children
  • Fun quiz available

 

Our St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower of London Tour takes in two of London’s most impressive attractions and explores Westminster, the heart of Political and Royal London. 

We begin with a walking tour of Westminster

The Tour begins at Westminster Abbey, giving us the chance to marvel at this magnificent Church from outside, before making our way to Buckingham Palace.  Can we recognise whether Her Majesty is home today? Let’s find out. Why not stop here for a group photo. Walking down through royal parks and the Mall, we catch a glimpse of either the Queen’s Guards or the Cavalry, both if we are lucky!

Next we move on to Trafalgar Square, the city centre of London.  Walking towards Whitehall, to see where the Prime Minister lives and works, then heading on to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.  This provides a great opportunity for iconic pictures of these world-renowned sites.

 

 

 

What to Expect on a Tour of St Paul’s Cathedral?

St Paul’s Cathedral is a beautiful church with a unique history. Built in just 35 years by one architect in a consistent style, its position in this part of the London skyline is protected by law. From the main entrance, we are afforded an unobstructed view down the cathedral, which is a great time to appreciate both the size and style of this church.

We’ll begin our St Paul’s tour by exploring the main floor first, which houses memorials of many national heroes, as well as many works of art both old and new.

We then have the opportunity to climb right to the top of the church! We’ll pass the whispering, stone, and golden viewing galleries along the way. A terrific view is your reward for the 528 steps you must climb!

From the highest point to the lowest, we’ll continue to the crypt in St Paul’s. We will witness the final resting place of many of the heroes memorialised on the main floor, such as Admiral Nelson and The Duke of Wellington. Your guide will make sure you don’t miss two models of the cathedral, an excellent comparison between the old Gothic structure and the “modern” English baroque version.

This will complete our tour of St Paul’s Cathedral itself. But don’t worry, there’s plenty more to see!

A Tour of the Tower of London

 

Let’s now continue our journey east towards the Tower of London, a medieval fortress surrounded by modern architecture.

We explore this castle both inside and out, meeting the famous ravens of the tower, seeing the Crown Jewels, and hearing all the gory stories about this Palace throughout the years.

Beefeater is not just a brand of a gin, it’s another name for the Yeoman Warders. You can’t miss them, they are always around, proudly wearing their uniforms and always happy to pose for a quick photo.

On exiting the Tower we will have a spectacular view of the world-famous Tower Bridge.

Your private London walking tour finishes here and your guide will be happy to assist you with directions or help you find a taxi to your next adventure.

Tour More of London

Our St Paul’s Cathedral and Tower of London Tour runs in all weather conditions and involves a moderate amount of walking. If you’re keen to add more iconic London landmarks to your stay, take a look at our Westminster Abbey Private Tour. Explore all of our Tours of London for iconic landmarks, remarkable museums, and so much more!

St Paul’s Cathedral Tour Highlights

  • Tour inside St Paul's Cathedral
  • See Buckingham Palace
  • Explore Trafalgar Square
  • Tour inside The Tower of London
  • See Tower Bridge

Pricing

All tours are for private groups only and start from £586. Groups can be up to 8 people. Your entrance tickets to St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London are included. 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

Mon-Sat 9:00am

Directions

Your tour guide will meet you at the Westminster Abbey shop, they 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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6. November, 2021.
This tour is a “must do” while in London Marina was an outstanding tour guide. Clear communication, great choice of spots to highlight, very good tempo to tour (not too slow or too fast). Loads of great information. Shared just enough history to delight me without making my wife’s eyes glaze over. Tower would be my “must do” for a London visit. And, Marina’s tour was superb.
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sknipfel
4. January, 2020.
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.
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kimberlyk615G
3. January, 2020.
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
24. July, 2019.
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
7. July, 2019.
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
31. March, 2019.
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
31. March, 2019.
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
27. March, 2019.
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
8. August, 2016.
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
1. August, 2016.
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.