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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.

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London: City Highlights Bike Tour

2. 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.

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London Essentials: 3.5-Hour Morning Bike Tour

3. London Essentials: 3.5-Hour Morning Bike Tour

This tour starts in Kensington Garden - you'll start the morning by cycling through this beautiful park to see where Queen Victoria grew up and where Princess Diana lived. Further down the road, you'll stop at London's most classic venue, The Royal Albert Hall, built to memorialize Prince Albert. Feel free to do your own "last night of the proms" or lay back and listen to one of your guide's anecdotes. Your group will then follow the "rotten row" in the magical Hyde park to the statue of one of England's biggest heroes of all time, the man who defeated Napoleon back in 1815: if you know his name and where the battle took place you're the hero of the day. It's all downhill from there, through the Green Park to visit the official residence of the Royal family, Buckingham Palace - maybe you'll get invited for a cup of tea? We hope to tell you some stories about the Palace that you won't find in a travel guide! Next stop on your route is Trafalgar square, one of the world's most famous places. Whatever happened to Lord Nelson in Trafalgar and where did all the pigeons that once lived here go? If you know this then please do share - that's what the tour is all about, sharing some stories  - it's more of a chat than a lecture with a lot of yeardropping. If you like the royal weddings and the coronations, the amazing Westminster Abbey might be the highlight for you on the tour, if you prefer some good old execution and torture you can pay some extra attention by ţhe Houses of Parliament. Then, take a selfie at Big Ben, London's number one landmark before your group goes back again through the Royal Parks to the meeting point again. But please don't rush off without challenging your guides with any questions you may have about other attractions, museums, markets and more ways to enjoy this fabulous city.

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London: Private City Highlights Car Tour with Transfer

4. London: Private City Highlights Car Tour with Transfer

Discover London in privacy and luxury with a private, chauffeur-driven tour of the city center, and see the city’s top attractions away from the hustle and bustle of organized group tours. Sit back and relax as your private driver takes you past sights such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament, and more, depending on the option selected. Tailor your perfect day along with your driver and stop at the points that most interest you. Ask your driver all the questions you’ve ever had about historic London.

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London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

5. London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

Meet your guide at Piccadilly Circus and get an introduction to the background of the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Hear what you will be doing for the next 1 hour and 45 minutes. Then proceed as a group toward The Mall. Pass by Pall Mall and Waterloo Place. Here you will learn more about the British Army and its greatest general, the Duke of Wellington. Once on The Mall, see the extraordinary monuments to royals and generals. Get a view of St. James's Park. Admire the most beautiful of the royal parks and look at the majestic open space of Horse Guards Parade. Continue toward St. James's Palace. On the way, you might see the Household Cavalry en route from their barracks in Hyde Park. The main focus, however, will be to watch the foot soldiers emerge from St. James's Palace ready for their uniform inspection. They will then march to Buckingham Palace, sometimes accompanied by a band. If you're lucky, they may even play a song! One of the highlights of your tour will be to march in step with the guards as they leave St. James's Palace. Then watch as the New Guard emerges from Wellington Barracks. He will often be accompanied by a full ceremonial band. Take a photo of Buckingham Palace from a raised platform. The tour ends with a flourish as the band plays in the palace courtyard. Marvel as the cavalry and guardsmen march past. Your guide will then help you get to your next port of call. 

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London: British Royalty Walking Tour

6. London: British Royalty Walking Tour

Take a gentle stroll through some of the most famous streets in the world. Hear amazing stories about the monarchy and their connection to various parks and monuments in London. See royal landmarks such as Kensington Palace, Green Park, the Royal Mall, Clarence House, Admiralty Arch, Westminster Abbey, and Trafalgar Square, depending on the option chosen. Hear majestic stories that surround each place. Visit Buckingham Palace, the most famous residence of the Queen. Admire the imperial exterior of the building and look out for the famous red-coated soldiers of the Household Cavalry or Queen’s Foot Guard.

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London: Princess Diana Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

7. London: Princess Diana Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

Meet your guide at the Diana Fountain in Green Park. Your expert guide on the British royal family will be waiting there to take you and your tour companions on a walk through London, stopping at locations significant to Princess Diana's life. This family-friendly tour also incorporates activities for younger guests also learn about the beloved Princess of Wales.    Visit Buckingham Palace to see the Royal Guard. Learn from your guide about Princess Diana's experience becoming part of the royal family. From here, continue to the private mansion of the princess' family house, the Spencer House. Discover more about her childhood and family life. Also, visit the wedding venue in which the princess and Prince Charles celebrated their marriage.  Along the way to major points of interest, visit the several parks the princess frequented, including Hyde Park. See the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain and hear about her early and tragic death.

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London Essentials: 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

8. 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 heart of London. Find out what happened to Lord Nelson in Trafalgar and all the pigeons that once lived here? Then it is time for 250 meters by foot down to Whitehall, the political center of England. Next up, take some selfies at Big Ben before you go back through the Royal parks to the meeting point which is also the end of the line. But please don´t rush off without challenging your guide with any questions you may have about museums, markets, shopping, sport or other ways to enjoy this fantastic city.

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Royal London Walking Tour

9. Royal London Walking Tour

Your local guide will meet either meet you at your hotel or at the tour starting point of St. James Park Underground Station. The walk starts by heading to St James’ Park, built by King Henry VIII and so the oldest Royal Park in London. The park is renowned for its wonderful variety of birds that live in and around the lake. Next up you will visit the first of several Royal Palaces and walk a short distance to St. James’ Palace. This old palace used to be the residence of the monarch until 1837. These days it is occupied by Prince Charles, the Duchess of York and Prince Harry. From here you will walk along Londons primary ceremonial road, The Mall which leads to Buckingham Palace but before you get to the home of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, you will see Clarence House, a home with a lengthy Royal history that for many decades was the residence of the Queen Mother. There is no avoiding the magnificent Buckingham Palace and you will stop here for a while to take some wonderful photos as you learn a little about the history of the palace and The Queen before you continue past the Royal Mews. Time to move on from this particular part of London, you head over to another Royal Park, Green Park and along Constitution Hill to a number of marvelous memorials and a fabulous monumental Arch with the largest bronze statue in Europe sat atop. After stopping at Number 1 London, an actual address of a great house that once belonged to the Duke of Wellington, you enter Hyde Park. When in the middle of Hyde Park you can almost forget that you are in the middle of London with is acres of parkland, meadows, lakes and thousands of trees. It is little wonder that it was once a Royal hunting ground. You will visit the beautiful Serpentine before visiting the Princess Diana Memorial. Going back 150 years further you go on a little further to see the magnificent Prince Albert Memorial and neighboring Royal Hall before you finish this private guided tour passing through Kensington Gardens at the front gates of Kensington Palace, official London Royal residency of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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London Private Bike Tour: Highlights, Picnic & Royal Parks

10. London Private Bike Tour: Highlights, Picnic & Royal Parks

Discover the best of London by bike on this complete private tour. Ride with a local guide on a safe circuit, and explore the highlights of this incredible city. Feel like a Londoner and get into the history of the city. Visit the Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Admire Westminster Abbey, one of the most famous religious buildings in the world, which has been the scene of all royal coronations since the 11th century. Cross the River Thames, over the incredible Millennium Bridge, while contemplating St. Paul's Cathedral and its magnificent dome – one of the largest in the world. Visit the old theater where Shakespeare used to perform his plays. Relax on the grass of Hyde Park, breathe fresh air and enjoy a picnic, listen to all the stories the local guide has, and learn tips to get the most out of London.

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What people are saying about Hyde Park, London

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

My friend and I experienced a wonderful afternoon with the kindest Tourist guide-Ola in London. This is my first time visiting London; we are cycling to a lot of beautiful places. The tour, the weather, the vibes, and the history stories, everything leaves me an unforgettable memory! I feel I am lucky to choose this happy and wonderful trip with my friend. Highly recommend everyone to join this leisurely bike tour!!

I’m a Londoner and have been to a lot of sightseeing tours but this was the best so far. I really enjoyed the wealth of information and fun stories. Our guide (Ola) was very knowledgeable, up to date, easy going and friendly. Its easy to see that he loves his job as a tour guide.. Thanks for the experience and i’ll book the longer tour in a near future.

It was a great day. The tour guide is informative, fun and friendly. It was a great way to sight see around London. In case you're worried about London traffic - you don't cycle anywhere dangerous. I would and have been recommending this activity to others.

Ola knows many interesting stories that are not in books. Was fun

Was a brilliant day on the tour to see changing of the guard