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Tower of London & Westminster Abbey Walking Tour

Iconic London Landmarks
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  • 8 Hours
  • Private tour for groups up to 8
  • Avoid long lines with pre-purchased tickets
  • Perfect for children
  • Fun quiz available
  • Certified Blue Badge Guide

We Begin With a Westminster Abbey Walking Tour

Your private walking tour of London begins at Westminster Abbey. This famous church is recognisable from various famous royal weddings, funerals, and coronations; it’s hard to ignore the history here!

We’ll enter through the cloisters, which is a great opportunity to appreciate both the age and the scale of this magnificent building. Look around as we walk into the church: you will see many names, some of these you will recognise immediately, others you may remember once your guide links them with stories.

Next, let’s have a look at one of the oldest pieces of furniture in the United Kingdom. Last used in 1953, the chair patiently waits for the next coronation.

Making our way around the church, we will find the sites of many royal burials around the High Altar. Learn about two sisters – stepsisters – both queens, but with very different personalities. In life, they weren’t very fond of each other, yet in death, they are buried here in the same tomb. 

Westminster Abbey has so much to offer and we will spend about 90 minutes here before we move on.

Continuing Our Private Walking Tour Around London

After leaving Westminster Abbey, we will continue our tour to see more iconic sights.

Can you recognise if Her Majesty is home? Buckingham Palace sometimes offers with the chance to see the Changing of the Guards. During certain days and fair weather, we can join the Regiments marching from their Barracks to the Palace.

If the guard change is cancelled, don’t panic! This is London, so there is always time for traditional pageantry. The Horse Guards are just around the corner and they are inspected every day, rain or shine.

Heading now to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, you’ll enjoy a great opportunity for iconic pictures of these world-renowned sites.

How many statues of famous statesman can you recognise? Your Blue Badge Guide will be happy to explain who some of them were and their significance in British history.

A Quick Ride to Part Two of Your Private London Walking Tour 

Next let’s ride the bus or tube through the financial district, known as the City of London. This is an ideal opportunity to compare differing architectural styles, both old and new.

We will walk towards Whitehall to see where the Prime Minister lives and works. This is also our chance to look around at the many war memorials and hear stories from your guide about the past conflicts that these monuments represent. 

Then, we will reach Trafalgar Square, the city centre of London. Here we can admire Nelson’s Column and maybe take a photo with one of the lions protecting Lord Nelson.

Next, we will visit the area around St Paul’s Cathedral, another beautiful church with its own 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. 

We will walk around the churchyard to appreciate this vast structure and your guide will show you the best spots to take a picture of this church, whether it’s from the Millennium Bridge or the roof terrace at One New Change.

There are plenty of places to eat here and it’s the perfect time to break for lunch. Fancy fish and chips in one of the local pubs?

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.

*Note that your tour itinerary details will be finalised on the day to make the most of the events on offer and prevailing weather conditions.

Tower of London & Westminster Abbey Walking Tour Highlights

  • Tour inside Westminster Abbey
  • See Buckingham Palace
  • See Big Ben & Parliament
  • Explore Whitehall and Downing Street
  • See St Paul's Cathedral
  • Tour inside the Tower of London

Pricing

All tours are for private groups only and start from £522. Groups can be up to 8 people. Your entrance tickets to Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London are additional and can be purchased during the checkout process: Adults £47, Child £21. If you purchase a London Pass, you will not need to purchase additional entry tickets. 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 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.