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London's Top Sights: Walking Tour with Local Guide

1. London's Top Sights: Walking Tour with Local Guide

This tour will take you on an exploration of London’s major landmarks, giving you a good overview of the history, culture and legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Start by heading through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where on selected days you can watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. After witnessing this impressive traditional ritual, where the New Guard exchanges duties with the Old Guard, head to Westminster. Sights you'll see along the way include Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. The walk will be timed so that you get to hear Big Ben's globally recognizable chimes. Then, head to the London Bridge area, where you'll see Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, the Shard, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. What makes this tour unique is the expertise and enthusiasm of your guide, who has lived in the center of London for over 20 years (right next to the Tower of London). He is passionate about—and fascinated by—the history and architecture of the city. He is proud to live here and really enjoys showing off the city to visitors. Lots of interaction on this walking excursion will make it a lot more interesting than your average London tour! Your guide has read countless books and attended many talks on London, so they will have many great stories to share.

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: See 30+ Top Sights and Eat 8 British Foods Tour

3. London: See 30+ Top Sights and Eat 8 British Foods Tour

Join an exploration of over thirty of London’s major landmarks and best of British foods for a good idea of the history and tastes of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Start your tour as you head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where you can watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday during the winter months). You will then head to Westminster, and along the way see sights such as Parliament Square, St. James Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben (sadly covered up at the moment) and the Houses of Parliament. You will then move on to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe, the Shard, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. By this point, you'll have worked up an appetite, so you will be invited to stop for a feast of the best of British foods in one of the UK's most historic pubs. From here you will explore Borough market, Europe's favorite food market, and a bustling hub of smells and flavors. You will sample fish and chips, pie and mash, English beer and also taste a world famous doughnut!

London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and London Eye Ride

4. London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and London Eye Ride

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, on selected days you can 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. Go to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Then, hop onto the London Eye and see London from the clouds. The view of London from this globally recognized icon is world renowned.  See 30 sights in 1 day, including: • Buckingham Palace • Trafalgar Square • Big Ben • Downing Street • Westminster Abbey • Whitehall • Houses of Parliament • London Eye • Shakespeare’s Globe Theater • London Bridge • Southwark Cathedral • The Shard (tallest skyscraper in the EU) • HMS Belfast (Second World War Battleship) • Square Mile • Tower Bridge • Tower of London

London: Westminster Walking Tour and Kensington Palace Visit

5. 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.

London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and London Dungeon Entry

6. London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and London Dungeon Entry

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, on selected days you can 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. Go to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Then, head into the London Dungeon and be prepared to be scared!  Explore a uniquely thrilling attraction that will whisk you way back to the capital's most perilous past. See, hear, feel and smell the chillingly amusing characters of the bad old days as they come to life before you.  See 30 sights in 1 day, including: • Buckingham Palace • Trafalgar Square • Big Ben • Downing Street • Westminster Abbey • Whitehall • Houses of Parliament • London Eye • Shakespeare’s Globe Theater • London Bridge • Southwark Cathedral • The Shard (tallest skyscraper in the EU) • HMS Belfast (Second World War Battleship) • Square Mile • Tower Bridge • Tower of London

London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and The Shard Entry

7. London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and The Shard Entry

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, where on selected days you can 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. Go to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Then, head to The Shard, Europe's tallest building,to see London from up high. Head up The Shard in the high-speed elevators, traveling at 6 meters per second, to London's highest observation decks situated over two floors, the indoor viewing platform, and an open-air skydeck. See 30 sights in 1 day, including: • Buckingham Palace • Trafalgar Square • Big Ben • Downing Street • Westminster Abbey • Whitehall • Houses of Parliament • London Eye • Shakespeare’s Globe Theater • London Bridge • Southwark Cathedral • The Shard (tallest skyscraper in the EU) • HMS Belfast (Second World War Battleship) • Square Mile • Tower Bridge • Tower of London

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

8. 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: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and St Pauls Cathedral

9. London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and St Pauls Cathedral

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, on selected days you can 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. Go to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. After your walking tour, head over to St Paul's Cathedral, one of the oldest cathedral sites on the planet, and explore this relic. See 30 sights in 1 day, including: • Buckingham Palace • Trafalgar Square • Big Ben • Downing Street • Westminster Abbey • Whitehall • Houses of Parliament • London Eye • Shakespeare’s Globe Theater • London Bridge • Southwark Cathedral • The Shard (tallest skyscraper in the EU) • HMS Belfast (Second World War Battleship) • Square Mile • Tower Bridge • Tower of London

London: Secret Gin Tour

10. London: Secret Gin Tour

Experience the story of gin alongside some effervescent guides whilst sampling 7 uniquely different drinks. This is a journey which will transport you from its humble beginnings hundreds of years ago, right through to the modern day craft distilleries of London. This distillery will be where your tour finishes with some more in-depth tasting of the gins they produce sustainably on site. Find out what makes gin such an important part of this capital city's rich history, tasting your way through the centuries of different styles in one afternoon. Your tour will kick off with London Bridge and the Bermondsey area, a part of the city which has been rejuvenated by a plethora of brewers, distillers, trendy restaurants and eye-catching cocktail bars built into old leather tanneries and industrial warehouses; all under the watchful eye of the instantly recognizable building, the Shard. As you venture between uniquely different venues tasting a series of mouth-watering drinks, you will see evidence of a surprising past, where old meets new. By the end of this tour, you will be able to understand how effortlessly the past and the present go side by side in the 21st century.

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What people are saying about The Shard

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 13 reviews

First trip to London & thought it would be good to get an overview of the area. Really enjoyed our guide Tim & his stories. Weather was beautiful. Saw Spencer house, caught changing of the guard & the horse guards. Took the tube - our first time & so easy. Went to a huge Market for a quick bite but can’t recall the name. Saw the bubblegum artist at work on the millennium bridge. Really enjoyed our tour.

Our family took the 5 hr tour. It was great and made so especially since our guide Connor was very knowledgeable and humour our. An excellent way to see the city and learn much history of the area, monarchy and country. Highly recommend it!

Super exciting, interesting, insider knowledge, very great, personable, attentive guide! Highly recommended! Gladly again! :-)

Chris was our guide. His knowledge is amazing and he told us about the history of the royalty family 8n a very funny way

Tour guide was wonderful. Great history and current info. Would recommend.