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Private Sightseeing Walking Tour of Central London, Whitehall, & Westminster

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Highlights

This tour offers you a unique way to see central London with someone who is not only a highly-skilled tour guide but is also someone who loves London, its traditions and its quirks.

Available for a range of start times throughout the day this tour is a perfect way to learn about London whether it's your first time in town or if you've been in London for years.

Please note that the Changing of the Guard is only available on morning tours starting before 10 am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday between August and May and every day in June and July. If you have any questions about the Changing of the Guard or anything else related to this tour, please feel free to contact us.

What You'll Get

Itinerary
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Stop At: Statue of Eros (Anteros), Piccadilly Circus, London England

Whilst in Piccadilly your guide will explain the significance of some of the beautiful historic buildings, as well as what most London guidebooks have got wrong about the famous statue of 'Eros'

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BD, London W1J 0BD England

After walking down Piccadilly we will quickly stop to admire Burlington House, home to the Royal Academy of Arts plus several of London's royal societies including the Royal Society of Chemistry who have a very surprising honourary member.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. James's, St. James's, London, England

As we walk down St James's Street your guide will explain some of the amazing stores that have called St James's Street home, including the tobacconist to Royalty and Prime Ministers, a hatter's shop that you'd be mad to miss and a right royal liquor store.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. James's Palace, Marlborough Rd, St. James's, London SW1A 1BS England

St James' Palace is the oldest of the Royal palaces still standing in London today. Originally a hunting lodge for Henry VIII, today it stands largely empty but serves a very important purpose in the planning of the state funeral and coronation of our monarchs.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Green Park, Piccadilly, London W1J 9EJ England

As we walk from St James's Palace to Green Park we will stop off at St James's Place and look at the childhood home of Sir Winston Churchill. Whilst here your guide will give you a quick history of Sir Winston and his involvement with London both as Prime Minister and as a private citizen.

After this we will take you through one of London's secret passages before walking through Green Park. Whilst here our guide will tell you some of the stories behind how the park got its name before walking you down to Buckingham Palace.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England

Buckingham Palace is the London home of British Royalty since the reign of Queen Victoria, one of Britain's most famous Queens. Now home to Queen Elizabeth II, the most famous Queen in the world, the tour will take you to see this beautiful palace and depending on the time of year and day of your booking the world-famous Changing of the Guard.

Please note that the Changing of the Guard takes place every day during June and July and on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday between August and May. Please also be aware that the Changing of the Guard can be cancelled at late notice due to poor weather or security alerts.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: The Mall, St. James's, London, UK

As you walk up the Mall, famous for being the site where crowds gather for royal and state events such as Royal Weddings and Jubilee celebrations, your guide will explain the history behind the famous name, the interesting addition to the local wildlife and how film and TV crews often flood the area - who knows you might also get to see one of the crews setting up, taking down or even filming a scene!

Stop At: Whitehall, Government London, London SW1A 2BX England

Whitehall is the home of the UK's government. As you wander down Whitehall our guide will tell you all about the various government departments, the statues of famous faces and the memorials to the brave men and women who made great sacrifices during the First and Second World Wars.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3BD England

The final location on the tour will be Parliament Square. Here your guide will tell you all about the significants of the square and the figures that surround it, we well as the numerous internationally important buildings nearby that include Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Exclusions
  • Gratuities


Departure Point
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1B, UK

Traveler pickup is offered



Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 11/18/2019 - 12/14/2020
Monday:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Friday:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Saturday:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sunday:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM


Duration
3 hours

Return Details
Westminster Station, Westminster, London SW1A 2JR, UK


Voucher Info
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