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London: Tower of London Guided Tour with Optional Upgrades

1. London: Tower of London Guided Tour with Optional Upgrades

Our guided tours of the Tower of London are a journey back in time to Tudor England, one of the bloodiest points in British history. Uncover the darkest secrets of the British royal family and their medieval palace, where many noble people and traitors met a tragic end. You can book a private or group experience. Witness the bloody intrigue at the Tower of London! Book a 2-hour private tour for an intimate experience of the Tower of London. Since William the Conqueror, this iconic monument has served as a fortress, prison and medieval palace of the British monarchs, so there is plenty to see inside! Your Private Guide will walk you through the most important events from the Tower’s history, explaining the meaning of the phrase “sent to the Tower” and introducing you to historic figures such as Richard I, Henry III and Elizabeth I. Explore the nooks and crannies of this World Heritage Site and learn about the royal conspiracies and executions that changed the history of medieval England! Book a 3-hour private tour to see the legendary Crown Jewels at the Jewel House in the Tower of London! The Crown Jewels exhibition is the Tower’s most popular attraction but, due to crowds, a 2-hour tour is usually not enough to cover it. With more time available, your Private Guide will happily take you to this exhibition and explain the symbolism and importance of the working collection of royal regalia. See the British Crown Jewels upclose! Choose the 4,5-hour option to book a 3-hour private tour of the Tower of London with Crown Jewels and an estimated 1,5-hour round-trip transfer from your accommodation in London. We will organize a private driver and a clean, air-conditioned vehicle exclusively for your pickup and drop-off. Book in advance to save time and effort! Book an extended 5-hour private tour to combine a visit to the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels exhibition with an exclusive experience of the Tower Bridge with skip-the-line tickets! Discover one of London's most recognizable symbols in a whole new way! Step inside the iconic Tower Bridge, enjoy the best panoramic views over the Thames River, and look down through the Glass Floor at London's busy life. Choose the 6,5-hour option to enjoy a 5-hour private tour of the Tower of London, Crown Jewels and Tower Bridge with an estimated 1,5-hour round-trip transfer from your accommodation. Book our convenient, private car transfers with pickup and drop-off service to not worry about being late or getting lost! We also offer a group tour of the Tower of London. Book a 3,5-hour group tour to visit this top-rated attraction with a licensed Blue Badge Guides and see also the Tower Bridge and other highlights of the Thames River. Our group tours are conducted in English and are limited to 30 participants.

London: Historic City Walking Tour

2. London: Historic City Walking Tour

Explore the City of London and discover over 2000 years of British history and culture on this Historic London City Tour. On the Historic London City Tour you’ll make your way through the City of London where you'll discover the history of St Paul’s Cathedral, see Tower Bridge and get up close of the Tower of London to learn about Beefeaters, Ravens and the Crown Jewels! You’ll stand in the centre of financial power at Bank and discover the glorious Bank of England, the home of traders and merchants at the Royal Exchange and the powers of the Lord Mayor at Mansion House. Along the way the Historic London City Tour will visit London’s most beautiful market at Leadenhall Market and learn the true story of one of the most devastating events in London at the Monument to the Great Fire of London before finishing up at London’s Roman Wall dating back 2000 years! The City of London is the oldest part of London and no other London city tour will make you more appreciative of the incredible and fascinating history of London.

Skip-the-Line St Paul’s Cathedral Private Tour in London

3. Skip-the-Line St Paul’s Cathedral Private Tour in London

St Paul’s Cathedral is the most important place of prayer and worship in London, a real architectural masterpiece filled with soul-inspiring artworks that attract thousands of visitors daily. This 2-hour tour is the ultimate way to experience the wonders of St Paul’s Cathedral. We provide skip-the-line tickets .This 17th-century church is one of the greatest examples of treasure trove of British history and culture. Your Private Guide will help you uncover its story, from the construction of the original church on this site in 609 AD, through its rebuilding after the Great Fire of London, to the 2019 terrorist plot to attack the cathedral. Step inside to get amazed by the grand scale and beauty of this architectural masterpiece. Walk down the aisle to admire the apse and High Altar adorned with beautiful sculptures and paintings. Visit the ornate crypts with tombs and monuments of notable figures like the Duke of Wellington. Climb up one of the largest domes in the world and explore the Stone Gallery and the Golden Gallery. Enjoy phenomenal views of the London skyline, with highlights such as the scenic River Thames, Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. Choose the 3,5-hour option to take advantage of a private car transfer between your accommodation and St Paul’s Cathedral. London is huge and difficult to navigate, so this is the easiest and most convenient way to join this tour. We will organize a private driver and car to pick you up directly from your London accommodation so you do not have to worry about getting lost. Join the 4-hour option to visit St Paul’s Cathedral and enjoy a walking tour of the City of London. See historic buildings and monuments, such as the elegant Mansion House, which is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London, and the Monument to the Great Fire of London, which is the tallest freestanding stone column in the world. Follow your Expert Guide along the Thames river embankment and hear the disturbing origin story of the “London Bridge is Falling Down” nursery rhyme and other interesting facts and urban legends, such as the one about Jack the Ripper. This is your chance to discover hidden gems of London, such as the ancient All Hallows-by-the-Tower church and ancient roman wall remains. See also the Tower Hill Memorial to learn about the history of England during WWI and WWII, and explore the centuries of bloody history around the medieval castle and stronghold Tower of London. Enjoy the benefits of your Private Guide, who can help you find the best spot to take a selfie with the iconic Tower of London! The 5,5-hour includes a round-trip transfer, skip-the-line tickets to St Paul’s Cathedral and a walking tour of the London City Center and its highlights. Save time and effort by booking transfers in advance to avoid using public transport or overpriced taxis. Take advantage of a pickup and drop-off service directly at your accommodation and enjoy sightseeing London from your seat!

London: History and Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour

4. London: History and Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour

From monuments of the British Empire to top-class contemporary architecture, London is a multicultural metropolis with plenty of interesting stories to tell. Join our Local Guide on the streets of the historic City Center to see must-see sights and hidden gems of London. Fall in love with the city and feel it's beating heart! The 2-hour walking tour is a perfect introduction to London’s history and heritage, including the royal family, British politics, WWII and even local folklore. For example, do you know what the City of London Corporation is? Have you ever wondered if people still live in the Tower of London, and what is the difference between the Tower Bridge and London Bridge? Your Private Guide will answer all of these questions, share interesting facts about these important landmarks and help you find the best spots for taking pictures. You will admire the scenic Thames river and see notable landmarks such as the Monument to the Great Fire, Mansion House and the Bank of England. As this is a private tour, you will have the full attention of your Private Guide so you can even ask about the best entertainment venues, restaurants and pubs to visit in town. Join the 3-hour tour to add a visit to the oldest church in the City of London to the itinerary. All Hallows By The Tower houses over 1300 years of history under its roof, including strong connections to London's elite. This tour will show you more city highlights along with immersive commentary on the local history, government institutions, big corporations and impressive skyscrapers, such as the iconic Sky Garden. . Choose the 4-hour tour to also see the Blackfriars district and visit St Paul’s Cathedral. Your Private Guide will show you the amazing details of its exterior and interior architecture, which was inspired by the world’s greatest St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. You will admire its stunning altars, frescoes and paintings, including the quiet Whispers Gallery and other galleries. This tour also includes climbing up the Cathedral’s magnificent dome to see the phenomenal views of Thames and London skyline, something you don't want to miss for sure! The 7-hour option is the most comprehensive tour of central London. The extended walking tour will take you past the Two Temple Place, King’s College London and Somerset House to the bustling Trafalgar Square, home to the famous National Gallery, fountains and monuments. You will also see the highlights of the City of Westminster, such as the 10 Downing Street, the Parliament building and its iconic Big Ben. Admire the scenic panorama over the Thames River, with the landmark London Eye and a forest of modern skyscrapers. The main attraction of this extended tour will be a visit inside Westminster Abbey, a historic church where Queen Elizabeth II and other British royals since 1066 have been crowned. Skip-the-line tickets are included so you will not have to waste time buying tickets on site.

City of London: a place of contrasts

5. City of London: a place of contrasts

What if I tell you that this tour is the one that has surprised the thousands of tourists that I have taken to tour London the most? Immerse yourself in London's ancient history as we explore the fascinating City of London, the oldest part of the city dating back to Roman times. During our tour, you will discover a unique combination of historic architecture and modern skyscrapers that make up the city's impressive skyline, and explore the hidden treasures and impressive points of interest that make up the city's financial epicenter. We will start the tour in part of what was the old Roman wall. We will also pass by the imposing Tower of London, a symbol of power and a historic fortress that holds fascinating stories. Later, we will approach the famous Tower Bridge, a magnificent bascule bridge that offers panoramic views of the River Thames and its surroundings. In addition, we will walk through the picturesque streets of the City of London, where you will find ruined churches that tell their own stories and discover places like Leadenhall Market, which have unique architecture and characteristic charm. I'll also take you to see the Bank of England, which has played a vital role in the country's financial history, and we can't forget the iconic Royal Exchange, once the center of commerce in London. During our tour, we will also see Mansion House, the official residence of the Mayor of the City of London, and visit the impressive Guildhall, a historic building steeped in tradition and significance. If you are touring the City of London, you cannot miss the majestic St. Paul's Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece and a cultural landmark of the city. There are different strategic viewpoints with impressive panoramic views that will take your breath away. If the weather is in our favor, we can include them in the tour, so that you can contemplate the majesty of London in all its splendor, from these privileged heights. Each step on this tour will allow you to discover the charms and rich history of the City of London. So get ready to plunge into a world of contrasts, where the old and the new intertwine in a unique harmony.

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