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  1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. Big Ben

London: Westminster to Covent Garden Personalized Tour

Product ID: 64730
Explore palace halls, royal parks, cafes hidden in crypts, as well as other sights of London on a personalized 4-hour experience that takes you to iconic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the iconic route between Westminster and Covent Garden and visit its famous sights
  • Soak up the beautiful surroundings the neighbourhood's pristine royal parks
  • Take in the wonders of the districts treasured statues, memorials and galleries
  • Grab a pint at a pub renowned for its political and parliamentary regulars
  • Take a tour outside Buckingham Palace
Full description
You'll follow your host on a winding journey through London's royal past as you explore the age-old route from Westminster to Covent Garden and discover the rich and vibrant cultural heritage that was.

Meet your guide at 10:00 AM outside Westminster Underground Station. Look at the Elizabeth Tower of the Houses of Parliament, home to the famous bells of Big Ben. Walk past Westminster Abbey, where many royals have married, and continue through two of London’s most charming parks. See two lesser-known churches near Westminster Abbey, before watching the royal swans glide through the ponds and the protected bird sanctuaries of the secluded shrubberies.

Stop outside Buckingham Palace, and see if the state flag is flying - an indication that the Queen is in residence. Then, discover Westminster’s best street for some retail therapy. Enjoy a quick bite to eat or a coffee at an unknown café, located above one of the area’s largest bookshops. Get panoramic views of Big Ben and Westminster Abbey as an add-on treat to your afternoon tea.

Next, stroll past the upmarket grocers used by the Queen, and the most expensive restaurant in London - which fortunately has slightly more affordable lunch options! Continue into chaotic Piccadilly Circus, often compared to New York's Times Square, before navigating the numerous squares and backstreets leading to Covent Garden.

Wander around the covered market to discover unique handmade and designer treasures to take home. Hear some of the street musicians (buskers) and performers, who must apply to the local authorities to win the right to play in the prestigious venue.
Includes
  • Private and personalized tour (4 hours)
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Attraction tickets
  • Transport fees

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Important information
Know before you go
Please note, the above description is just a suggestion. Tours are private so are totally flexible to meet your needs and interests.

The goal of the tour is to be as authentic and spontaneous as they are when a friend shows you around the city.

The tour itinerary is a suggested one and anything from start time, meeting place and route can all be tailored to your needs- this is not your normal tour!

Please book at least 24 hours in advance so we can build the best experience for you!
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.6 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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We've joined a lot of walking and guided tours while visiting other countries over the years and thought we would try one in our own Capital City. We were seeking a tour with someone who was native to London with local knowledge who could show us places not on the normal tourist trail and give us an insight to London from a Londoner's perspective. Stuart delivered on this and some! He led us to some gems of places, most of which we wouldn't have known about and it was a joy to be on such a relaxed meander. Stuart is great company and the whole tour felt like we were being shown little known places by an old friend. We both thoroughly enjoyed the tour and I am sure Stewart enjoyed it too. We would recommend Stewart to anyone looking for this type of tour in the knowledge they would enjoy the experience.

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March 9, 2020

Best experience ever ! Beyond words ! Highly recommended !

We had a wonderful and so much educational day with Anna our guide. What we really, really liked that the tour was so personalised. We shared our thoughts and interest with Anna and she suggested a lot of things to do and see and ´tailormade' the tour in a way for us. She was really nice and enthusiastic and had so much interest for us. We will definately use CityUnscribted for our future sightseeing tours. Thanks so much for this wonderful day. :)

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October 21, 2016

bel giro lo consiglio

un giro molto interessante sia a livello storico che anedoti particolari, lo consiglio

October 29, 2018

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Product ID: 64730