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  • London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

    1. 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: Private Family Bike Tour

    2. London: Private Family Bike Tour

    Join a fully customizable private family bike tour of London. Take in the sites that your family wants to see and listen to your tour guide, a lover of the city and someone who can give you an insider's take. Along the way you'll hear about London’s looniest laws, its most eccentric inhabitants, the realities of being a royal and more. You'll also visit more sites from the Harry Potter movie scenes than you can shake your magic wand at.  If you have any budding graffiti artists in the family, spray paint cans can be provided the kids can go wild in the Banksy tunnel, a legal street art zone close.  You'll cycle at a speed suitable for the family, and the tour route will be very easy to follow. You will travel down cycle lanes, crooked cobbled streets, riverside pathways and park routes. Helmets are provided for everybody and there are a range of different cycle options for small child...

    Superb tour which I would highly recommend for anyone interested in sight seeing. You don’t have to be a confident cyclist to enjoy the tour as much of the route is on cycle paths. Our guide Patrick was friendly, informative and funny.

  • London: Full-Day Sightseeing and Harry Potter Tour

    3. London: Full-Day Sightseeing and Harry Potter Tour

    This is an all-day London sightseeing tour, plus during the day you will get to see Harry Potter's London film location sites that were used. This tour does not go to the Studios. The tour is fantastic fun for the whole family — this is the best of both worlds! London Sightseeing Your guided tour takes you past many of London's major sights and landmarks. See Westminster Abbey* (exterior only), where monarchs have been crowned since 1066 . Stand outside Buckingham Palace and watch the Changing of the Guard*. Go to the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Eros. Take a drive past Downing Street, Harrods, the London Eye, museums, galleries, the areas of Soho, Piccadilly, Kensington Palace, Albert Hall, and much more, before stopping for lunch. No London tour is complete without a lunch in a pub. Situated on the edge of the River Thames,...

  • London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and London Dungeon Entry

    4. 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 ...

  • London: Private Harry Potter Walking Tour

    5. London: Private Harry Potter Walking Tour

    Walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards (and witches) around Muggle London. Your private Harry Potter enthusiast guide will be armed with wonderful trivia as you visit many of the iconic real-life locations that inspired the book and were featured in the movies. Learn about London’s rich muggle and wizarding history. Discover amazing facts about the books and films, and see many of the film locations used in London, including the Ministry of Magic and the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron. The tour includes familiar Harry Potter film locations as well as iconic London landmarks, such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern, Borough Market, and Leadenhall Market. Along the route of this magical Harry Potter walking tour, you’ll have plenty of chances to take pictures and see the film locations up-close as well as places that inspired JK Rowling in her writings.

  • London: The Changing of the Guard Experience

    6. London: The Changing of the Guard Experience

    The changing of the guards is definitely something that should be experienced when visiting London. On this tour, your guide will explain to you how the changing of the guard, also known as "Guard Mounting", has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in London. You will see how the soldiers in place are “relieved” of their position in a very particular way, while accompanied by a military fanfare. The soldiers have protected the King or Queen of England since the reign of Henry VII, who established the Royal Body Guard as a permanent institution. The tradition has since continued for more than 500 years. All of the guards are dressed in a traditional red tunic partnered with an easily recognizable bearskin helmet. The music that accompanies the changing of the guard can be either military or more contemporary, an attraction that is not to be missed.

    Our guide was very nice and friendly. She was on the top to known "te place to be" to have the best view ...

  • Where Does the Queen Cuddle Her Corgis?

    7. Where Does the Queen Cuddle Her Corgis?

    Discover London by foot on a walking tour of Westminster for children. Forget boring facts and figures and listen to exciting stories that spark children’s interest in London's past and present. Is Green Park really green? Why is there a nose in Admiralty Arch? And how do I know if the Queen is at home or not? All these questions and more will be answered during the 1.5-hour to 2-hour discovery tour. See Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the Horse Guards Parade and if time permits you may even see the entrance to the Ministry of Magic from Harry Potter. The route of the tour accounts for the safety of children and travels on, as far as possible, wide sidewalks suitable for baby strollers.

    Tolle und abwechslungsreiche Tour. Guide Julia hat uns an die schönsten und interessantesten Orte Londons geführt. Am Ende wussten wir nicht nur, wo die Queen ihre Corgis knuddelt, sondern hatten viel Spannendes über die Stadt, das Königshaus und die Geschichte gelernt. Die Tour ist absolut kindgerecht mit vielen Bildern, Geschichten und Infos. Mein 9jähriger Sohn war absolut begeistert. Aber auch mir als Elternteil hat es viel Spaß gemacht. Danke an Julia Huber für eine sehr engagierte, freundliche, kompetente und rundum gelungene Tour.

  • London: The Changing of the Guard Private Family Tour

    8. London: The Changing of the Guard Private Family Tour

    Meet with your guide who will escort you to the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. This historic ceremony is one of the most popular tourist attractions in London. See how the soldiers in place are “relieved” of their position in a very particular way while accompanied by a military fanfare. Learn about how the soldiers have protected the King or Queen of England since the reign of Henry VII, who established the Royal Body Guard as a permanent institution. This tradition has continued for more than 500 years. All of the guards are dressed in a traditional red tunic and an easily recognizable bearskin helmet. The music that accompanies the changing of the guard can be either military or more contemporary.

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What people are saying about Buckingham Palace

Just wanted to write and thank you and Mike for a fantastic tour on Friday. My children and I had a great time. Mike was informative, friendly and entertaining, and made the day really fun for all of us. I have recommended you to my friends and will certainly look to book another tour with you in the future. Please pass on my thanks and positive feedback to Mike.

Superb tour which I would highly recommend for anyone interested in sight seeing. You don’t have to be a confident cyclist to enjoy the tour as much of the route is on cycle paths. Our guide Patrick was friendly, informative and funny.

Very well organised and professionally carried out. We had a very knowledgeable guide and have learnt a lot of new details about our capital. Will highly recommend to my friends.

Our guide was very nice and friendly. She was on the top to known "te place to be" to have the best view ...

Awesome.. really you can’t visit London without seeing this with a tour guide... believe me.