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London: Three Palaces Guided Walking Tour and High Tea

1. London: Three Palaces Guided Walking Tour and High Tea

Discover the Royal Family's palaces and then experience the original Royal English Tea with traditional sandwiches, cakes, and scones on the grounds of Kensington Palace. Take in St. James Palace, the Mall, Buckingham Palace, and more. Ride a quintessential red bus to the Albert Hall. Start with a stroll to St. James Palace and the Mall, Then, take a moment to see Buckingham Palace, the main Royal Residence in London, and try and witness the Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Maybe catch a glimpse of the mounted King's Life Guard Soldiers if the King is resident in London. Next, jump on an iconic red bus and head to the Royal Albert Hall. See the Albert Memorial and take a leisurely stroll through Kensington Gardens. Soak in the beautiful gardens created 200 years ago and see where Prince Harry and William grew up. Experience the full splendor of High Tea on the grounds of a breathtaking landmark and gain personal insights into the Royal Family and the fascinating history of Britain's national drink during the ceremony of afternoon tea.

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

2. 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: Best of London Day Tour with Pub Lunch

3. London: Best of London Day Tour with Pub Lunch

Your tour begins at the front steps of St Martin-in-the-Fields Church. From there you will stroll through London’s most famous piazza, Trafalgar Square, admiring Nelson’s Column. You will then walk down the dramatic mall which leads to Buckingham Palace, and on which many royal processions take place. You will stop briefly at Henry VII’s St James’s Palace, before watching the Changing of The Guard near Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s official residence in London. Afterwards, you will make your way to Horse Guards Parade where the Queen’s Life Guards are on duty 24/7 protecting the royal palaces. You will walk down Whitehall, passing #10 Downing Street (the Prime Minister’s residence), the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. You will then jump into an iconic "Black Cab", which will take you to a well-deserved traditional English pub for a lovely lunch. Following lunch you will arrive to the magnificent St. Paul’s Cathedral, which was built by Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of London in 1666. Here you will be able to spend some time inside the magical Whispering Gallery, where you can see the amazing painted dome up close. Leaving St. Paul's you will begin to explore the City of London, which dates back 2000 years to when the Romans called it "Londinium". You will visit London’s only Roman amphitheater as well as the historic Guildhall, before then passing the historic Bank of England. It will be here that you will be able to best experience how the city's skyline is changing, as you observe new buildings such as the Gherkin, the Cheesegrater, and the Walkie-Talkie. Towards the end of your tour you will visit Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley, where you can visit the monument which marks where the Great Fire of London began. Finally, you will arrive at the Tower of London, the famous royal fortress where the Queen keeps her Crown Jewels. Your tour ends here, from where you can easily take a taxi, bus, the tube, or a river boat to anywhere in London.

London: Private Walking Tour with Lunch

4. 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.

Royal Historic Pubs Walking Tour

5. Royal Historic Pubs Walking Tour

What better way to celebrate the reign of Queen Elizabeth II than with a beer in your hand whilst visiting four hidden historic royal pubs? Discover secret tunnels, ancient alley ways, the Palace where Ed Sheran nearly lost an ear whilst partying with a princess, and lots more weird and wonderful stories. As we walk through the royal district, we’ll drink where Royalty have drank (and maybe still do!). We'll embrace England's centuries-old pub scene while being entertained by tales of salacious scandals, romance, intrigue, and betrayal. Admire some of London’s most iconic attractions, including Buckingham Palace - yes The King’s house - while managing to avoid the crowds. Enjoy drinking where only the locals drink. We may even stroll through a royal park in-between beers! We’ll also be swinging by several film locations where they filmed The Crown, Kingsman, Harry Potter and many more. Guaranteed to have you amazed and laughing throughout, you’ll be doing as the locals do and discovering a whole new side of London.

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What people are saying about Buckingham Palace

This tour was so filling and immersive and a must do for anyone coming to visit London and only has a short few days! Our guide, Ollie, was such a lovely vibe and her passion for London really shows through in her tour. This was a long 6-hour experience so we got to see all the main sights in that time, Ollie also gave us some great recommendations for where we should spend the rest of our evening which we truly appreciated. I fully recommend this for anyone that wants to explore a lot of London in a short period!!

I had a lovely day on my tour of London. Ollie is very friendly and an excellent tour guide with great knowledge of the sights and history of London. Some of my highlights were the changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, seeing the pelicans at St James' park, Fish & Chips by the London eye and the Tower of London. Definitely recommend this tour.

Conner was awesome. Full of enthusiasm, wit, interesting stories about the sites, and attention to the needs of everyone.

It was wonderful. Simon was a perfect guide for us!

Our guide new some many other interesting tidbits.