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Palaces and Parks Historical Walking Tour in Westminster - Private tour!

Hit all the most famous sights in one tour!
Learn the fascinating history of London whilst getting some great photos too!
Your guide is passionate about London's history and here to make your tour fun and engaging!
Hear the stories behind the monarchy; why does it exist, how it almost fell, the intrigues at court, how to tell if the Queen is home, and the Gunpowder plot that almost brought the country to its knees.. Learn what it means to be 'hung, drawn and quartered', walk through beautiful Royal parks, wave at the Queen and meet the mounted cavalry soldiers!
Sites visited include: Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, Nelson's Column, Admiralty Arch, Buckingham Place, St James Palace, St James park, Whitehall Parade, Churchill's War Rooms, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben.
(We visit the outside of these locations, please be aware if you want to enter any of the buildings you will need a separate ticket. Please contact us if you would like help arranging this.)

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2 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Private professional English-speaking guide solely for your group
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD England

    Our experienced guide will meet you at Covent Garden to show you around the historical market and introduce you to the history of the area including the Piazza.

    Duration: 3 minutes

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

    Your guide will introduce you to the fascinating history of the iconic square, Lord Nelson's column, the fountains, the National Gallery and more. Great photo opportunities here!

    Duration: 10 minutes

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

    Historic royal entry to the palaces of Westminster, guards by the Queen's cavalry! Explore the history of the soldiers and the royal family, including beheadings and treason..

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Downing Street, London SW1A 2AL England

    10 Downing Street home to our Prime Minister. Give him a wave whilst hearing about the history of the post and all the latest gossip.

    Duration: 3 minutes

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

    Find out why Big Ben is called Big Ben, learn about the fires which raged through Westminster and about the plot to overthrow the monarchy.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Westminster Cathedral, 42 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QW England

    The site of all Royal coronations. Your guide will introduce you to the famous figures buried inside, as well as to the Royal Weddings. Find out why Westminster is called Westminster. (We will not enter inside the Cathedral.)

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Churchill War Rooms, King Charles Street, Clive Steps Westminster, London SW1A 2AQ England

    Understand the controversial figure who was our prime minister through times of trouble. Find out why he has been both loved, and hated. (We do not enter the war rooms which need a pre-booked ticket and take roughly 2 hours to visit in their entirety)

    Duration: 3 minutes

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

    Voted the most picturesque park in London, with a great view to the London eye over its lake and a history as a Royal hunting grounds and a zoo! Get up-close with Englands wildlife right in the middle of the city!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St. James's Palace, Marlborough Rd, St. James's, London SW1A 1BS England

    This amazing Tudor palace built by the infamous Henry the Eighth, the most forgotten and overlooked palace in London, it even has Queen Mary's heart buried under the floorboards of the Chapel! Spooky.

    Duration: 5 minutes

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

    Your guide will take you to all the best spots to get some wonderful photos of the palace, whilst describing the history of the building and our monarch. We also learn about Queen Victoria whose monument is just outside, and get up close and personal with the Royal guard. (We do not enter the palace, it is not open for visitors at present)

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Clarence House, St. James's Palace, London SW1A 2WH England

    Home of the heir to the throne! Hear all about Charles and Diana's ill-fated marriage, about Camila, the woman who has replaced her, and about Charles' love of talking to his vegetables! A brilliant place to get a sighting of a Royal as they are often at home.

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Apple Covent Garden, No. 1, 7 The Piazza, West End, London WC2E 8HB, UK
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Buckingham Palace, Westminster, London SW1A 1AA, UK
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • This is a private tour just for your group. Your guide will wear a mask and have disposable masks available if guests would like to wear them. We are currently taking smaller group sizes to enable social distancing. This tour is 100% outdoors.
  • 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 London Culture Tours

Activity ID: V-186515P6

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