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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 2023, 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 His 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.

If you’d like a shorter tour, you can try either our Westminster Abbey Private Tour or our  Tower of London Private Tour.

*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 £681. Groups can be up to 8 people. Your entrance tickets to Westminster Abbey 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 and will be holding a sign with the lead customer’s name.

Travel Guides to attractions on the Tour

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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5-Star Rated on Tripadvisor

Natallia Y
Natallia Y
29. July, 2023.
Perfect day We had a day tour of Westminster Abbey and London Tower with Marina today. It was outstanding! Can't say enough good words about it. Not every tour guide can keep 8 y.olds interested for two hours. She did it for the whole day! Marina is very knowledgeable and passionate about her work. She adjusted the tour to our liking and was very attentive to everybody's needs. Hope one day we will have more tours with her! Thank you Marina and "Let me show you London" company!
Kerry G
Kerry G
25. July, 2023.
So worth it! Excellent, in depth tour. Our guide, Denisa, was knowledgeable and entertaining. We had 2 adults and 3 teens, and she kept all of us engaged in the experience. She customized the tour for our interests/ages. We visited the Tower of London, saw the Tower ravens (Poppy came out to meet us), stopped at Traitors’ Gate, explored the Bloody Tower… We even saw “the word,” the ceremony in which a Beefeater gives Tower Soldiers the new password for the day. Last, we saw the crown jewels. The collection and it’s history are really something! We thoroughly enjoyed our time!
Sharon L
Sharon L
29. June, 2023.
Amazing Visit to London I took a group of first time London visitors to the city in June. Because we had limited time there (just 1.5 days), I decided to enlist the help of Denisa at Let Me Show You London and we ended up arranging two private tours - one private tour of the British Museum on our arrival afternoon and a full day tour of Westminster, St Paul’s Cathedral, and the Tower of London. Marianna was our guide for both tours and she was amazing. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic, she made both tours great. We even experienced a fire alarm at the British Museum and she was proactive in talking to the guards to see if and when we had to evacuate and once we did evacuate, she again didn’t hesitate to ask how long it would take to re-enter. Even I, who has been to London numerous times and who has visiting all of the places before, thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Since it was warm and we walked a lot, she was very conscientious about our energy level and made quite a few adjustments at the Tower of London to minimize steps, but again the tour was still fascinating. I would definitely work with both Denisa and Marianna again in the future.
lynnshayes
lynnshayes
4. May, 2023.
Great experience Maria was wonderful - incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. She gave background about the origins of the tower all the way to present day. Highly recommend!
Holly
Holly
8. April, 2023.
Wonderful Wonderful experience with knowledgeable and thoughtful guide. Catered to our group’s interests and needs.
Jim Vajda
Jim Vajda
31. March, 2023.
The highlight of our UK trip This was an unforgettable experience for the whole family, including our 8 year old daughter. Our tour guide Lucy was excellent, and it really helped to have an expert explain each of the areas we explored. There is so much we would have missed without her. She really brought the place to life with her storytelling and expertise. Did I mention how well the kids liked her too! If you are going to splurge on one thing in London, this is it.
Imad B
Imad B
6. February, 2023.
Felice Sono felice di tutto ben organizzato e molto semplice da usare vi ringrazio per il servizio alla prossima a
Paul T
Paul T
31. January, 2023.
Amazing day The information that Lucy had brilliant and interesting,the best tour yet Paul Taylor I could go on and on the facts are Lucy is the best is that ok
LPB627
LPB627
11. November, 2022.
Walking your with Fantastic Phil The experience was great. Phil is an outstanding guide. Would highly recommend. Saw details you would never see otherwise.