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London: 1-Hour Guided Tour of the Royal Albert Hall

1. London: 1-Hour Guided Tour of the Royal Albert Hall

Make your way to London's leafy Kensington neighborhood and enter the beautiful Royal Albert Hall to take a 1-hour guided tour through its salubrious history and lavish interiors. Start your tour at Door 12, where you will be greeted by one of the hall's knowledgeable and friendly tour guides. Follow them on a magical journey around the iconic building, visiting front of house areas and the Queen's Royal Box and private suites, decorated with wallpaper designed by William Morris. Experience the excitement as the concert hall prepares for its next performance, and soak up the spirit of the stunning auditorium, where so many of the world's stars have performed to acclaim. Get breathtaking views from the Gallery, and hope to see an artist in rehearsal (not guaranteed)! End back at Door 12 and get the opportunity to round your tour off with lunch or afternoon tea in the Verdi Restaurant (located on the Grand Tier) or with a simple coffee and pastry from the Cafe Bar. It is also where the Gift Shop is located for souvenirs. Show your tour ticket to receive a 10% discount on your treats! 

London: Three Palaces Guided Walking Tour and High Tea

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

Discover the Royal Family's palaces and experience the original Royal English Tea with traditional sandwiches, cakes and scones on the grounds of Kensington Palace. Stroll to St. James Palace, Buckingham Palace, and catch a cab to Albert Hall. Take a moment a Buckingham Palace, the main Royal Residence in London, and try and witness the Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Catch a glimpse of the Queen's Bodyguard: the mounted Queens Life Guard Soldiers. Jump in an iconic Black Cab and head to Albert Hall. See the Albert Memorial, and leisurely stroll in Kensington Gardens. Soak in the beautiful gardens Prince Albert created for his wife Queen Victoria and find where Prince Harry and William grew up. Experience the full splendor of High Tea in a breathtaking landmark and gain personal insights into our royal family and the fascinating history of our national drink during the ceremony of afternoon tea.

London: Private Birthplace of The Rolling Stones Tour

3. London: Private Birthplace of The Rolling Stones Tour

On this 3-hour tour, hear all about the birth of the greatest rock band of all time: The Rolling Stones. From their early hang-outs on King's Road in Chelsea and the flat they shared, this tour takes you down to the band’s spiritual home in Richmond via venues and locations that all Rolling Stones fans will want to experience. Pass by the Chelsea Drugstore, immortalized in the hit “You Can't Always Get What You Want” and visit the celebrated Half Moon pub in Putney, where the Stones often played. Then, continue to Olympic Studios where The Stones recorded six albums between 1966 and 1972 before heading to the original Crawdaddy Club locations, stopping at The Bull's Head pub along the way, another one of West London's famous music venues. Visit the spot where the band first met The Beatles and signed Decca Records. After Eel Pie Island, stop at the Richmond Athletics Association grounds.

London: "Queen" Highlights Walking Tour

4. London: "Queen" Highlights Walking Tour

Enjoy this walking tour exploring the spots that rock sensation "Queen" visited on their rise to fame with your local guide. Discover the memorable locations that helped the band go from grubby flats to riches. Start your tour in South Kensington where your guide will tell you how "Queen" began. Visit the university where the original members met and formed the band.  Then head past the two studios where they recorded most of their songs. See the band member's houses including the house in Kensington where Freddie lived and died. Pass by some of their favorite gig sites including the Royal Albert Hall. Throughout the tour, your guide will tell you stories and explain what life was like for them during the highs and lows of their careers.

Royal London Walking Tour

5. 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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This was so fun and informative! David was an excellent and knowledgeable guide, and we walked through some lovely parks in addition to seeing the palaces. We walked to St. James Palace through Green Park, walked to Buckingham Palace, and then took a quick taxi to Hyde Park and Kensington Palace, where we had high tea in the restaurant next to the Princess Diana statue, complete with choice of tea, tiny crustless sandwiches, scones with butter and jam, and mini pastries (eclair, chocolate tart and Victoria sponge cake) PLUS a glass of sparkling wine, to end the tour. They were able to accommodate my vegetarian needs just fine. Note that you see the palaces from outside, not inside, which is how you cover so many in a short period of time. It was fun to learn about the history of each palace and surrounding parks and grounds while getting to see some areas of London that I hadn't seen before. Highly recommend!

Our tour guide, David, was wonderful. Very accommodating when my mother needed a restroom, flexible and had insightful knowledge about the palaces. We enjoyed chatting and getting to know him a bit more over a lovely tea. The tea, sandwiches, scones and desserts were delicious, and they even provided to go boxes so we could take the rest with us. Thank you for a wonderful morning!

the tickets were easy to get - we arrived a bit early and were given the opportunity to take an earlier tour - out guide "tony" was exceptional

This was a neat inside glimpse of one of the most world-renowned and legendary concert venues in the world.

You learned a lot about the history of the location and the current references were always made.