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Essential London

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This London tour has it all - world famous sights, photo opportunities galore, history (the interesting bits), stories, English culture, architecture, pageantry, royalty, palaces, a fortress, royal gossip .... your tour takes in so much of what London is about with full explanations on what you are seeing along the way. If you only have time for one London highlights tour - this is the one!

London Tour Guide - Vivien S.
Vivien S.
5.00 / 5
(2 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

Green Park or at your hotel

09:00 AM

Green Park or at your hotel (provided that it is in central London)

We meet by the Diana the Huntress drinking fountain (I can give precise details)

09:10 AM

Buckingham Palace

An outside view of the Palace with full explanations - walking tour around the Mall area

10:20 AM

St James's Palace

We get into position to catch the start of the Changing of the Guard ceremony - great views from here. PLEASE NOTE: the Changing of the Guards only happens on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If your tour happens on a Tuesday or a Thursday I will show you other sites in the area. PLEASE NOTE: Occasionally The Guard Change is cancelled on the day due to wet weather.

10:50 AM

Catch the Horse Guards riding down the Mall

This is a truly magnificent sight.

11:10 AM

Westminster Abbey - private tour

Using a special entrance we step inside this medieval church which is probably the most intricate in the world in terms of it's function, history, associations and memories. It is where Charles III was crowned in 2023, featuring an ancient ceremony dating back centuries.

12:40 PM

Parliament Square

Photo opportunity with 'Big Ben' in the background! Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.

01:10 PM

Lunch

You've worked hard this morning, you'll need a break!

03:00 PM

The Tower of London - private guided tour

Royal palace, fortress, home to the magnificent Crown Jewels, state prison, place of torture and execution, royal zoo - the Tower has been all of these in it's long history. Home to the famous Yeoman Warders (Beefeaters), lots of history and some wonderfully gory stories too.

04:20 PM

Tower Bridge

Great views of Tower Bridge as we exit the Tower of London.

04:30 PM

Your tour ends (I'll be sorry to see you go!)

We can end at the Tower taxi rank or I can walk you across the road to the nearby London underground station at Tower Hill. I always try to make sure that my guests are not left wondering where they are in an unfamiliar city at the end of my tours.

Ending Point

The Tower taxi rank or nearby London underground station at Tower Hill

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

My London Blue Badge Tourist Guide expertise

My London transport fares

My entrance to any site we visit (Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London etc)

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What‘s not included

Your entry tickets to Westminster Abbey - £29 per adult (age concessions apply)

Your entry tickets to the Tower of London - £33.60 per adult (age concessions apply)

Lunch

Transport as we move around London either by London transport (the tube), or by London black cab (taxi) which can be hailed in the street as required.

Tour Important Information

London experiences a lot of different types of weather (sometimes in one day), so please check the forecast and dress accordingly because we are both outside and inside during this tour.

Comfortable footwear is a must. You will be walking and standing on hard surfaces all day and there are cobble stones at the Tower.

Please let me know in advance if you have any mobility issues. This is YOUR tour and I want you to be comfortable.

Bring water. It's amazing how there is never a water seller when you are really thirsty.

Cancellation Policy

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London Tour Reviews

Pleasant and knowledgeable.

Vivien was lovely! We toured the Tower of London and British Museum with her. On both tours she easily guided us through the maze of rooms and objects; informing us of the history and stories connecting them. She easily handled our questions and kept us focused. We had the opportunity to overhear other guides, some (loudly) reading information from a tablet which made us appreciate Vivien that much more. We highly recommend your tour with Vivien.

Jacqueline G.

What a pleasure it was to meet you both today and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour. Thank you for your tour rating and very kind comments which are greatly appreciated. Enjoy the rest of your stay and happy onward travels. Vivien x

Vivian was the BEST!

We enjoyed our tour with Vivian and would highly recommend her. Great knowledge of all the sites of London… very interactive and friendly. We had spoken to several guides prior to hiring her and they just didn’t hit and understand like she did. She provided a great service to us and hope you discover what we did! A real GEM

Tim K.

Hi Tim & Lisa - Very many thanks for your wonderful review and tour rating. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour so much and for my part it was a great pleasure to spend the morning with you both. Wishing you happy onward travels. Vivien x

$800/ per group

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