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Our most recommended Big Ben Tours

  • The Big Smoke in a Whiff! 5-Hour Bike Tour

    1. The Big Smoke in a Whiff! 5-Hour Bike Tour

    The journey starts outside Hotel Hilton at 129 Bayswater road, 20 meters from Queensway tube station. You will cruise through the wonderful Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park to visit some of the most famous places in the world such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, and Big Ben. Then, follow the River Thames towards the iconic Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, making a stop at the Monument of London and, of course, at Sir Christopher Wren's St Paul's Cathedral. This is approximately a 5-hour tour at a slow pace and it provides a chance to see the best places in London. You'll stop for a snack along the way and you're welcome to bring your own. After the tour your guide will be happy to assist you in any way they can and share their great experiences of London.

  • London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

    2. London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

    Find the prime vantage points that most people miss and see this time-honored tradition from outside Buckingham Palace. Follow your guide on a dynamic journey that will take you through each stage of the entire Changing of the Guard ceremony from beginning to end. Navigate the crowds easily and quickly. Let your guide take you to the best spots with unobstructed views for taking photos of the palace, gardens, and parade grounds. Marvel at the precision with which the Queen’s Foot Guards march to Buckingham Palace, clad in their iconic red tunics and bearskin hats. Admire the gleaming coats of the Household Cavalry’s horses as they emerge at Horse Guard’s Parade. As you watch, hear about the history of this fascinating ceremony and gain invaluable insight into every detail of this British spectacle.

  • London: Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

    3. London: Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

    Capture the heart of the city’s culture, landmarks and history on this London bus tour, while sipping a lovely cup of tea and enjoying the exquisite tastes of England. Indulge in High Tea, which is accompanied by an array of tasty sandwiches and delicious cakes and pastries. Your London bus driver will take you round several iconic sites, such as Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street and more. This sightseeing tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on traffic. Nothing beats a good cuppa, so experience the beating heart of England like a local!

    Superb afternoon tea on the upper deck of the bus. It was my friends special birthday treat and made even more special as she had a an extra slice of cake with a candle, all the passengers sang Happy Birthday and a little gift too. She enjoyed herself immensely so did I. The staff very helpful, pleasant and cheerful.

  • Westminster Abbey Tour with Optional Houses of Parliament

    4. Westminster Abbey Tour with Optional Houses of Parliament

    Meet your guide at the entrance to Westminster Abbey at 09:15 AM, and then look inside the historic monument to stand in the footsteps of kings and queens. Since the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066, all coronations of English and British monarchs have been held in the abbey, as have many royal weddings, including that of Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011. Then, take a panoramic tour around the Houses of Parliament and pass the Elizabeth Tower where the famous Big Ben bell chimes every quarter hour. Learn about the role of MPs who sit in the House of Commons and the function of the House of Lords. Hear how, and why, the Elizabeth Tower and its great clock and iconic bell were built. For a more complete experience, select the option that includes the ticket to the Parliament and get an audio guided tour inside the building.  Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1...

    We absolutely loved the tour of the Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, four hours sounds a long time but I could have happily stayed even longer. It was very interesting on so many fronts. Seeing the final resting place of so many iconic Kings and Queens and to stand in the Houses of Parliament where so much history has been and continues to be made is incredible. Loved it.

  • London: Westminster Walking Tour & The Tower of London Entry

    5. London: Westminster Walking Tour & The Tower of London Entry

    Start with a walking tour of the Westminster area, where your tour guide will escort you to 20 different historical and cultural sights. Head 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, and the Houses of Parliament. Then, step into the Tower of London, where there is an abundance of history, stories, and ghosts to be found. Marvel at the Crown Jewels and other fascinating historical artifacts including the suits of armor worn by the Kings of England. See the cells where prisoners were once kept. Journey back in time and take an exciting trip into England's past.

  • London: City Highlights Bike Tour

    6. London: City Highlights Bike Tour

    Visit London’s must-see sights and attractions by bicycle as well as off-the-beaten-track hot spots that tour buses can’t reach. You’ll hear quirky tales about London’s amazing and sometimes bizarre history on this unique bicycle excursion. You’ll cycle at a comfortable pace along riverside pathways, dedicated bike lanes, and park routes. Possible tour stops include London’s major highlights, including the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. Other places of interest that you may see include Admiralty Arch, Trafalgar Square, Chinatown, Covent Garden, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Listen to amusing anecdotes about London from your knowledgeable guide, and make stops during the day.

  • London: Private Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

    7. London: Private Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

    The tour begins with a pickup from a location of your choice in central London. Then embark on a journey going back thousands of years whilst traveling through the historic streets of London on an open-top double-decker bus. Enjoy this private tour with friends, family, or colleagues. You can even open a bottle of Champagne if you are celebrating a special event. A guide will be with you throughout your journey explaining the wonderful history behind the many sights that you will see including Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and many more.

  • Royal London Half-Day Bike Tour

    8. Royal London Half-Day Bike Tour

    Discover royal London by bike! Hear about kings, queens, and princesses from your engaging guide. Learn about the royal parks and palaces and the history of parliament. Discover the heroes and villains of Britain's historic battles and hear lots of London trivia along the way. The comfortable cruiser bikes provide for smooth cycling as you tour classic London attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. Halfway through the tour you’ll take a break at a traditional English pub. Why not enjoy a bite of lunch and a traditional pint of English beer? After lunch you’ll continue your journey and discover more of royal London. Singing “God Save The Queen” as you cycle is by no means compulsory, but it's strongly encouraged! With a friendly guide and action-packed schedule, this is one tour you shouldn't miss!

    This was great fun! Definitely the best way to tour the sights and learn some history too.

  • London Essentials: 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

    9. London Essentials: 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

    Your journey starts by Kensington gardens. The first stop in this beautiful Royal park is Kensington Palace. Next, you cycle to the Royal Albert Hall, London's most classic venue, built to memorialize Prince Albert and the now the host for everything from the Miss World contest to rock concerts. Feel free to do your own "Last night of the proms" or stand back and listen to one of your guide's anecdotes and stories about the British Empire. You then follow the "rotten row" and the Serpentine in the amazing Hyde park to the statue of one of England's greatest war heroes. From here, you head downhill on Constitution Hill along the Green park, (the route where Queen Victoria had three assassination attempts on her life) to visit the official residence of the Royal family, Buckingham Palace. Maybe you will be invited in for a cup of tea? Your next stop is Trafalgar Square, right in the hear...

    Ola was an amazing guide. We had such fun on this bike tour. Ola was so knowledgeable and he played music as we cycled through the royal parks. The cycling was easy. We had a blast and would highly recommend this tour.

  • London in One Day Tour with River Cruise

    10. London in One Day Tour with River Cruise

    Westminster Abbey and Parliament Square The tour begins with a panoramic drive around parliament Square, to see Westminster Abbey, where many of our Kings, Queens, Statesmen, poets and writers are buried. See Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. London's West End, Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard Enjoy a fascinating panoramic tour, seeing Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, London's Theatre District and Piccadilly Circus. Then to Buckingham Palace to see the colourful ceremony of the Changing of the Guard**. We will then have a chance to enjoy lunch at a traditional London Pub. St Paul's Cathedral A guided tour of Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece – St Paul's Cathedral - crowned by th...

    This was a great day tour. Leslie was a good guide and there was sufficient time allocated for each of the sites/attractions!

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What people are saying about Big Ben

Overall rating

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based on 419 reviews

My party consisted of 2 adults and 1 child. Myself and wife were a little apprehensive about Londons busy streets and the fact nether of us had risen a bike for years. The tour was one of the best excursions we've done and well worth the money. It was safe, saw most of Londons famous landmarks and our guide (Pat) was wonderfully informative entertaining.

Ola was an amazing guide. We had such fun on this bike tour. Ola was so knowledgeable and he played music as we cycled through the royal parks. The cycling was easy. We had a blast and would highly recommend this tour.

A fantastic way to see the sights Ashley was fantastic. The best guide in London. He knows so many stories about all the monuments we visited which makes it interesting. I will do the tour again it’s a a good laugh.

A brilliant experience, I would highly recommend to others. We got to see the most beautiful parts of London in one morning. The guide was amazing and didn't rush us. He was very knowledgeable and funny too.

This was great fun! Definitely the best way to tour the sights and learn some history too.