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Churchill's Life & WW2: London Tour with Churchill War Rooms

1. Churchill's Life & WW2: London Tour with Churchill War Rooms

Meet your guide in the heart of Mayfair, the elegant London neighbourhood that served as a central setting in Winston Churchill's life. Set off on your walking tour to experience a host of places Churchill once frequented on a daily basis - from the park where he used to play as a child to the hotel from which he ordered his food while living nearby. You’ll even see the bachelor pad that he called home in his younger years. Before becoming Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Churchill was a frequent presence in London's fanciest spots. After getting a glimpse of his usual haunts as a young man, you'll swing over to visit the iconic tailors on Saville Row (where he still owes one tailor £197!). Continuing on to St James Street via Burlington Arcade, your guide will show you even more shops where he indulged his taste for the finer things in life—such as his famous hats and cigars. After a brief break in Trafalgar Square, your journey continues through some of the darkest days during Churchill's tenure as Prime Minister: World War II. Millions courageously sacrificed their lives for a noble cause during these tumultuous years and are remembered in places throughout London today. Pay homage to them at iconic statues and visit solemn memorials that commemorate all the casualties experienced by British forces during WWII and other conflicts. Last but not least, you’ll take a step away from London's hustle and bustle into the city's secret past. Churchill’s War Rooms, a network of hidden underground bunkers, are where he made crucial decisions that crushed Nazi advancements during World War II. Immerse yourself in British history as you explore one of its significant sites where forgotten war stories are retold.

London: Best of London & Landmarks Guided Walking Tour

2. London: Best of London & Landmarks Guided Walking Tour

Take in the culture of the city with this tour through some of London's most popular spots. Visit the royals at Buckingham Palace and explore the West End of London. Use the free app to take advantage of bonus self-guided walking routes after your guided tour. As you leave Parliament Square, your guide will introduce you to the whimsical Westminster Abbey. Admire its striking facade and enjoy hearing about the iconic royal weddings and coronations that have taken place here. The tour continues along St. James Park, London's oldest royal park, to the Buckingham Palace. Have your camera at the ready as you stand outside the world's most treasured royal residence. From here, sing and dance your way through the West End. Pass some of London's oldest venues, including the Piccadilly, Sondheim, and Apollo, that have been home to some of the most popular theater shows. The West End is known for its dining and nightlife scene, so remember to ask your tour guide for some recommendations. London is such a multifaceted city that there’s always something else to be explored. Use the free app included in your tour to discover more self-guided routes in and around this cool capital city like "Parks and Palaces," "Best of Soho," and "Tower and Thames." Royalty & Landmarks includes: Big Ben Houses of Parliament Westminster Abbey Buckingham Palace Queen Victoria Memorial Piccadilly Circus St James Palace Piccadilly Theatre Apollo Theatre Duke of York Column Lyric Theatre ...and many more sights!

London: Winston Churchill Walking Tour with War Rooms Ticket

3. London: Winston Churchill Walking Tour with War Rooms Ticket

This tour will be for all fans of the man voted the greatest figure in British history, wartime prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill. On this walking tour, you will explore the streets of Piccadilly, St. James and Westminster and visit places that played important roles in his life. Have a chance to sit on a bench with Churchill and his wartime ally, President Roosevelt. Everyone knows that Sir Winston Churchill loved his cigars, as well as various other vices. Visit the store which used to supply his cigars. Inside, there will be a hidden treasure of London which was used by the great man himself. Visit the home where Churchill lived as a young boy as well as Downing Street, where he lived as prime minister and see the church where he and Clementine were married in 1908. Nearby, you will see the most famous statue of Churchill and learn about the story of why it is there and what it represents, handily it is rather close to one of the pubs he used to visit and a good place to visit afterwards. The tour will end outside the Churchill War Rooms which are perfectly preserved from the Second World War and from which Churchill ran the war whilst the streets through which you walked were regularly bombed by the Luftwaffe. Tickets for the War Rooms will be included along with an excellent audio guide.

London: Queen Elizabeth II Private Walking Tour

4. London: Queen Elizabeth II Private Walking Tour

This walking tour will visit many places relating to the Queen. From where she was born to her funeral and much more like Whitehall, Buckingham, and Saint James's. We will see her favourite shops, where she would eat out and various homes and palaces that she lived in through her long life as well as learning about different events in the life of the Queen. See neighbourhoods and districts in London that you'd never normally visit before visiting ceremonial places famous for parades and royal spectacles as well as following in the footsteps of her solemnly observed but majestic funeral. We loved the Queen, I even sang for her when I was a boy and we want to show you our love and appreciation of our late Queen when you come on this very special tour.

London's West End: World at War Exploration Game

5. London's West End: World at War Exploration Game

Discover London’s historic locations in the West End and the secrets behind them, all the while unraveling the tale of Lacey Biggins. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Ready for an adventure? Your game will start at Green Park Underground Station. From there as you play the game you will be taken to various locations throughout the West End.  You will finish the game at The Cenotaph. There’s no time limit so feel free to explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime. You can play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. As you play, explore London's West End in a new and exciting way.

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What people are saying about Burlington Arcade

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Really nice tour around London. Our guide Lew had a great sense of humour which I always value on tours. Great value for money too.

Easy to follow, great value for money and a lovely way to amble around London