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London: Westminster Tour, River Cruise, and Tower of London

1. London: Westminster Tour, River Cruise, and Tower of London

From the meeting point, start the 3-hour walking tour by heading through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, admiring the well-manicured trees and flowers along the way. At the palace, watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony.   Afterward, see 17 other iconic London sights such as Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the London Eye, Parliament Square, and the Houses of Parliament. After the walking tour, take to the River Thames for a sightseeing cruise where you will get to see many other iconic buildings and sights. Disembark at Tower Pier and head to the Tower of London for the exciting Beefeater tour. Walk around the Tower of London, discovering the history, stories, and ghosts that lie within. Marvel at the Crown Jewels and other fascinating historical artifacts including the suits of armor worn by former kings of England. See the cells where prisoners were once kept and journey back in time for an exciting trip into Britain’s past.

London: Top 30 Sights Tour and Sherlock Holmes Museum

2. London: Top 30 Sights Tour and Sherlock Holmes Museum

Start with a walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Head to Westminster, see Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. See 30 sights in one day, including: • Buckingham Palace • Trafalgar Square • Changing of the Guard • Big Ben • Downing Street • Westminster Abbey • Whitehall • Houses of Parliament • London Eye After your tour, visit the world-famous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, who lived at 221b Baker Street between 1881-1904, according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Mr. Holmes shared his place with his loyal friend and colleague Dr. Watson. The house is protected by the government due to the special architectural and historical interest. The first-floor study overlooking Baker Street is faithfully maintained for posterity and just as it was kept by Mrs. Hudson in Victorian Times.

London: Westminster Walking Tour and Kensington Palace Visit

3. London: Westminster Walking Tour and Kensington Palace Visit

Explore 30 of London's most incredible sights on this attraction-packed historical walking tour that takes you through some of the city's most famous neighborhoods. Listen to your guide as they tell you stories of the history, culture, and legends of England's capital city. Start your tour in the beautiful royal parks and then head on to Buckingham Palace where you can watch the famous Changing of the Guards ceremony. Later, marvel at the architecture of Westminster Abbey, peer into Downing Street and visit the bustling Trafalgar Square. Journey past historical Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and then onto London Bridge to visit Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, The Shard, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, The London Eye, and the Tower of London. After all of this, head to Kensington Palace, which has been home to several young royals over the last 300 years. Walk in the footsteps of royalty in Victoria's re-imagined childhood rooms and the magnificent King's State Apartments. Afterward, enjoy a stroll through the famous Sunken Garden.

Windsor Castle and London Eye Half-Day Tour

4. Windsor Castle and London Eye Half-Day Tour

Drive to Windsor Castle in the Royal Borough of Berkshire on a half-day tour to explore more than 900 years of royal history. From William the Conqueror through to the current Queen, successive English monarchs have lived, ruled and left their mark on what is now the largest continuously occupied castle in the world. Your ticket allows entrance to the castle, where you can marvel at the splendor of St. George’s Chapel, and see the sumptuous state apartments. Take some time to wander around the pretty town, full of traditional shops and historic pubs. Shakespeare is said to have written his play “The Merry Wives of Windsor” in one of them! Then, return to the capital to experience the breathtaking feat of engineering of the London Eye. From inside one of the capsules you will be able to see for up to 40 kilometers in all directions on clear days. With a capacity for 800 passengers per revolution - equivalent to 11 double-decker buses each rotation takes about 30 minutes at speeds twice as fast as a sprinting tortoise. Marvel at London’s monuments from heights of up to 135 meters above street level.

London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and Tower Bridge Exhibit

5. London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and Tower Bridge Exhibit

Start with a walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace and watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Head to Westminster and see Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Continue onwards to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. After seeing 29 impressive sights, you’ll head to Tower Bridge and explore the permanent exhibition in the Engine Rooms of the iconic bridge. Set amongst the original steam engines, coal burners, and accumulators that once powered the raising of the bridge, uncover the fascinating history of cooks, coal stokers, and engineers. Immerse yourself in this atmospheric space where exciting activities, newly commissioned films, and never-before-displayed photographs explore and explain the role of this dynamic workplace at the heart of Tower Bridge.

London: Walking Tour, River Cruise and Entry to The Shard

6. London: Walking Tour, River Cruise and Entry to The Shard

Join a guided walking tour of the famous Westminster area in London. Pass historic landmarks, including Buckingham Palace. Cruise along the Thames and admire London from the Shard. Marvel at Buckingham Palace and get a chance to see the Changing of the Guard during the summer months. See Big Ben and the London Eye before delving into the world of British politics at Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament, and Parliament Square. Make your way along historic Whitehall to Trafalgar Square and learn interesting facts and stories about your surroundings from your guide. After, head to Westminster pier and jump on a Thames riverboat to see the English capital from the water. Once the river cruise has finished, walk over Tower Bridge and head to the Shard. Ascend the tallest building in London, almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in the capital, and enjoy 360-degree views for up to 40 miles.

London: Private Walking Tour with Lunch

7. London: Private Walking Tour with Lunch

Embark on a private walking tour through London and discover the city's most popular attractions with a local guide. Along the way, stop for lunch and end the day savoring typical British delicacies. Start in the morning at Charing Cross Train Station station, where you'll see the most popular landmarks in Westminster. See highlights, such as Trafalgar Square, the Changing of the Horses Guard Parade, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the iconic London Eye. Take a relaxing break as you stop for lunch at an authentic British restaurant. Then, walk past other famous London sites, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern Gallery, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, and London City Hall. Explore shopping centers, children’s play areas, pubs, and party hangouts. End the tour at a cafe to experience Britain’s classic treats and drinks. Your guide can drop you off either at your accommodation or your preferred evening venue.

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based on 55 reviews

Tim, was hilarious, very funny and made the walking tour very pleasant. My husband and I found our tour guide very knowledgeable in the history while explaining the tour. The river cruise was delightful and pugs us right next to the tower bridge , perfect photo and for last the Tower of London which is the mis rain where the Queen has her jewels, excellent. We definitely recommend this tour, please do remember on Tuesday there is no change of guard in front of the Buckingham palace, therefore we missed that part of the tour. Will suggest to carry umbrella or rain jacket

Tim was a great host for the 3 hour walking tour. Loads of facts and stories which were fun and great even for those who have lived or worked in London for years. Then we were on our own with tickets for the cable car (not sure why but we only had single tickets which meant queuing to buy returns in the rain). Then the walk across the dome. Thankfully it had stopped raining and the views were brilliant and well briefed. Matt was fab and the experience is all well planned. A lovely day - thank you

Chris was an amazing tour guide. He made the experience extremely captivating and fun. History has now become my new favorite hobby thanks to him! Excellent job, Chris!

The tour guide, Chris, was very knowledgeable about the place. He was very caring towards the participants. Absolutely loved the time.

Great tour with a great guide in perfect weather. What more do you want.