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3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

Discover top attractions and famous landmarks across the British capital on this private 3-hour London walking tour. Follow a private guide through the ancient streets of London and gain insight into centuries of British history. Along the way, hear the chimes of Big Ben and take in key sites of interest such as Covent Garden, China Town, and Trafalgar Square. Soak up the atmosphere in Piccadilly Circus and see the royal soldiers at Buckingham Palace. This private tour includes pickup and drop-off at selected London hotels.

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3 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off to selected hotels
    • Private guide
    • Entry/Admission - The Cenotaph
    • Entry/Admission - Nelson's Column
    What's excluded :
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Entry/Admission - Big Ben
    • Entry/Admission - Houses of Parliament
    • Entry/Admission - Downing Street
    • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
    • Entry/Admission - Admiralty Arch
    • Entry/Admission - The National Gallery
    • Entry/Admission - Women of World War II Memorial
    • Entry/Admission - Spencer House
    • Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace
    • Entry/Admission - St. Paul's Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - Southwark Cathedral
    • Entry/Admission - The Globe Theatre
    • Entry/Admission - The Monument to the Great Fire of London
    • Entry/Admission - Tower of London
    • Entry/Admission - Tower Bridge
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Big Ben, Parliament Sqaure Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA England

    The famous clock tower of Westminster Palace.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Thames River, London England

    Behind Parliament is the River Thames and you'll learn a little of the life it has played in shaping London.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: London Eye, Westminster Bridge Road Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB England

    We won't go on it but we'll see it from the river.

    Stop At: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England

    The Mother of Parliaments. Once a royal palace, it has inspired democratic movements in the France, the USA and around the world. We'll learn of its history and the role it still plays today.

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    Parliament Square the the political heart of Westminster. Full of statues of people dedicated to Democracy and Liberty from Winston Churchill to Abraham Lincoln to Nelson Mandela. Surrounded by Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the High Courts.

    Duration: 15 minutes

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

    The broad avenue in Westminster full of beautiful and famous London government buildings.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Cenotaph, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2ET, UK

    Our national memorial to the fallen of WW1, WW2 and recent wars.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Downing Street, London SW1A 2AL England

    The home of the Prime Minister at Number 10.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX England

    The primary ceremonial parade ground is surrounded by beautiful buildings and parks. It must be why the Queen has her birthday celebrations here.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

    Beautiful Westminster Abbey is where every monarch has been crowned since the times of William the Conqueror almost 1,000 years ago.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Admiralty Arch The Mall Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, London SW1A 2WH England

    The beautiful old headquarters to the Royal Navy.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England

    The most famous square in London. Home of fountains, statues, galleries and culture.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London England

    Learn the story of Admiral Nelson and the famous lions at the base of his majestic column

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, UK

    Overlooking the fountains and large plaza, The National Gallery is full of paintings on the inside and street performers and art on the outside.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Cecil Court, Between Charing Cross Road & St. Martin's Lane, London England

    This beautiful old street is full of niche art and cultural shops and the inspiration for Diagon Alley in Harry Potter.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD England

    The cultural heart of London with a unique vibe. From Opera to sword jugglers, this is the place to be.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Leicester Square, London England

    The beating heart of the West End. Surrounded by cafes and movie-cinemas.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Women of World War II Memorial, Whitehall What3words: Zips.scared.forms, London SW1 England

    Learn the story of the women who died during the epic war effort.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Piccadilly Circus, London W1J 9HS England

    New York has Time Square, London has the much older Piccadilly Circus.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER England

    One of many high quality retailers in Piccadilly and one where everyone from The Queen downwards buys their goodies from!

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

    One of the Royal Parks. It is called Green Park for a particular reason!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NR England

    From Green Park, we will see the London family home of the Spencer family.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: The Mall, London London SW1 England

    The primary Ceremonial road in London. You might recognise it from Royal Weddings and national celebrations.

    Duration: 5 minutes

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

    Buckingham Palace, the home of The Queen.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Chinatown, Gerrard Street & Lisle Street, London W1D 6JW England

    Chinatown in Soho is a unique mix of old London, Chinese heritage and contemporary culture.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St. James's Park, Horse Guards Road The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ England

    An ornately beautiful Royal Park with great views of the palace and Westminster. Sometimes used in TV shows such as Downton Abbey.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England

    On the extended tour, we will see the cathedral for London and learn its fascinating history.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Millennium Bridge, Thames Embankment, London SE1 9JE England

    Londons newest iconic bridge. (Extended Tour)

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Tate Modern, 53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG England

    The largest modern art gallery in the world. (Extended Tour)

    Stop At: Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL England

    Londons most famous food market, here since Roman times. You can get food from all over the world here... freshly made. Many a tour has come to a halt here :-) I like the dairy free goat ice-cream and also the Ethiopian curry but everyone has their favourites! (Extended Tour)

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Southwark Cathedral, 1 London Bridge Montague Close, London SE1 9DA England

    One of the smaller and less famous London cathedrals but beautiful nonetheless. (Extended Tour)

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: London Bridge, London SE1 9DD England

    The original bridge was built by the Romans and pulled down by the Vikings. A millennia later and this modern bridge still has a tall spike on the end with a gory story to tell. (Extended Tour)

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Globe Theatre, Cardinal Cap Alley, London SE1 9JF, UK

    Learn the story behind the famous Globe theatre and all things Shakespeare! (Extended Tour)

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: HMS Belfast, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2JH England

    From London Bridge we will see this old Royal Navy Cruiser. (Extended Tour)

    Stop At: The Monument to the Great Fire of London, Monument St., London EC3R 8AH England

    From out of nowhere, the epic Monument to the Great Fire of London appears. (Extended Tour)

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Tower of London, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB England

    Built by William The Conqueror and home to the Crown Jewels and with an active military history up past WW2. We will visit the ominously named Traitors Gate. (Extended Tour)

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP England

    We finish by one of the symbols of London, Tower Bridge and learn a little of its interesting history along the way. (Extended Tour)

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Ye Olde England Tours, London England

    This is just one of over 50 tours run and organised by Ye Olde England Tours. Believe it or not the list of places we visit in this tour is not exhaustive. This is the tour for you for your first or only day in London.

  • Departure Point :
    Westminster, London SW1A 2JR, UK
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick you up from any Central London hotel, not just those listed here.
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This tour involves a moderate amount of walking please wear comfortable shoes
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Generally the sights are relatively quiet and we always practice social distancing but at some locations it is possible small sections may have small crowds so we will do our best to avoid them though social distancing is generally not a problem. All of our tours are private so it is just you/your family and your guide.  To make it easier and safer for all concerned we would suggest starting this tour a little later than the usual time, perhaps around 10.30-11am which allows us all to miss rush-hour. We are happy to still come to your hotel to meet you but for the moment we would suggest meeting us at the tour starting point.  This allows you to arrive by a taxi or uber rather than public transport. Please feel free to wear masks throughout or at times during the tour.  Your guide will also have a mask with them.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Your guide and yourself are welcome to wear face masks and we will keep to the UK law regarding social distancing.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Ye Olde England Tours

Activity ID: V-8607P1

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