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London: Tootbus Kids Tour

1. London: Tootbus Kids Tour

Join the bus at the meeting point and be whisked around London. Head past some of the main sights of the British capital on a non-stop tour that is specially designed for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Learn about the history of the major landmarks from the live kid-friendly commentary. The onboard guide will provide stories and insights to captivate children’s imaginations.  Drive past the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Pall Mall, Piccadilly Circus, Downing Street, and many more and more on this 45-minute bus tour. Additionally, get free access to the Tootbus app allowing you to locate the main attractions, locate the point of departure, prepare your visit ahead, and enjoy self-guided walking tours.

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London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

2. 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: Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

3. London: Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Capture the heart of the city’s culture, landmarks and history on this London bus tour, while sipping a lovely cup of tea and enjoying the exquisite tastes of England. Indulge in High Tea, which is accompanied by an array of tasty sandwiches and delicious cakes and pastries. Your London bus driver will take you round several iconic sites, such as Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street and more. This sightseeing tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on traffic. Nothing beats a good cuppa, so experience the beating heart of England like a local!

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London: Walking Tour with Thames Boat Ride, Tower of London

4. London: Walking Tour with Thames Boat Ride, Tower of London

Discover the best of London on this walking trip and cruise in one. See inside the Tower of London, before enjoying a trip down the River Thames on a boat tour with your guide, and then explore the city of Westminster, learning the city’s royal history. Start your tour outside the Tower of London. From crowns to confessions, the Tower of London has been keeping a watchful eye over the city and the river since its founding in 1079. Meet your guide who will give you the highlights of the fortress before you go inside to discover it on your own. Rejoin your guide for a relaxing cruise on the River Thames with your group as you hear the stories of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Romans, and the impact this river has had on the lives of Londoners since its banks were first settled. Afterward, take a walking tour of the iconic landmarks that dot the streets of Westminster. See Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, Horse Guards Parade, all paired with incredible stories, anecdotes, and history gems shared by an expert guide.

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London: City Highlights Bike Tour

5. 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: 4-Hour Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

6. London: 4-Hour Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy an intimate introduction to England's capital on a private 4-hour sightseeing tour of Central London, and see some of the city's most iconic sights. Your private guide will collect you from the lobby of your hotel at 10:00. Discuss the flexible itinerary before you set off. Go to Buckingham Palace, official residence of the Royal Family. See the balcony where Prince William kissed his new wife Catherine in 2011. Watch the Queen’s Foot Guard march to a military band at the Changing of the Guards ceremony. Marvel at the eye-catching outfits and bearskin hats. Continue to Westminster Abbey, final resting place of kings, queens, poets and statesmen. Admire architectural details of the former Benedictine monastery, including the stone cloisters, Chapter House and Strong Room. Take in the Clock Tower, home to Big Ben, and the marvelous Gothic edifice of the Houses of Parliament. Then, walk up Whitehall, past Banqueting House and No. 10 Downing Street, to arrive at Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery.

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London: 2-Hour Customizable Walking Tour with Private Guide

7. London: 2-Hour Customizable Walking Tour with Private Guide

Create your dream tour of London with this customizable walking tour. Enjoy an intimate introduction to England's capital on a private 2-hour sightseeing tour of Central London, and see some of the city's most iconic sights. Your private guide will meet you at Westminster tube station (exit 1). Discuss the flexible itinerary before you set off. Go to Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the Royal Family and see the balcony where Prince William kissed his new wife Catherine in 2011. Then, watch the Queen’s Foot Guard march to a military band at the Changing of the Guards ceremony and marvel at the eye-catching outfits and bearskin hats. Continue to Westminster Abbey, final resting place of kings, queens, poets, and statesmen. Admire architectural details of the former Benedictine monastery, including the stone cloisters, Chapter House and Strong Room. Take in the Clock Tower, home to Big Ben, and the marvelous Gothic edifice of the Houses of Parliament. Finally, walk up Whitehall, past Banqueting House and No. 10 Downing Street, to arrive at Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery.

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Guided Tour of Westminster Abbey & Royal Sights of London

8. Guided Tour of Westminster Abbey & Royal Sights of London

The tour starts in front of the Palace of Westminster, the magnificent Houses of Parliament, a Victorian neo-Gothic masterpiece with its Big Ben annexe. The morning schedule includes a guided visit inside the Westminster Abbey, the most important church of England, from both a historic and architectural point of view. With this tour you will skip the line to enter, and enjoy a reduction in entrance price. Your Italian-speaking guide will share the history of this famous abbey, telling you about the eminent people who are buried here, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth the second, the funeral of princess Diana and, of course, the wedding of William and Kate. The tour of the Abbey ends at Poet's Corner where, amongst the others, Chaucer, father of English poetry, Charles Dickens and the composer Handel are buried. Once you get leave Westminster Abbey, the walk goes into the most beautiful English Royal Park, St. James' Park. There, the blooming flower beds, where the cute squirrels love chasing each other, reflect in the lake, populated by swans and pelicans. When you arrive at Buckingham Palace, it will be possible to see the very well-known Changing of the Guard ceremony. The itinerary continues to Trafalgar Square where the tour ends.

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London: City Highlights Bus Tour

9. London: City Highlights Bus Tour

Enjoy London from a unique viewpoint with a bus tour through the city. Take advantage of the comfort of a bus as you tour the main sights accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Drive past landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and more, depending on the option selected. Make stops along the way, and learn interesting facts about each landmark from your guide.

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London: James Bond Experience

10. London: James Bond Experience

Your mission (if you choose to accept it) is to step into the world of one of cinema’s most successful franchises and take on the leading role. For one day you’ll be Bond, James Bond. Enter the cloak and dagger world of espionage On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Make a visit to ‘Q’ and pick up some top secret gadgets. Visit a London gun club for some target practice with some of 007’s favourite weapons, including his legendary Walther PPK. Wander the streets of London and have the real stories of 007 revealed For Your Eyes Only. Visit one of Ian Fleming’s favourite London hotel bars and sample Bond’s preferred Vesper Martini - shaken, not stirred - (alcoholic or mocktail) at The Taj St James’s Court. Pay a visit to Floris and learn the stories behind Bond’s favourite aftershave as well to Mayfair, visiting locations relating to the life of Ian Flemming and its espionage ‘secret corners.

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What people are saying about St. James's Park

Absolutely fantastic, girls were great , enjoyed every minute of my day , afternoon tea was amazing , worth every penny , left them a tip which we were sad to see that my sister & I were the only 2 to tip them , how sad at xmas when so much effort was put into it , xmas lights & music made it so enjoyable, as much tea & coffee as u liked & a great variety. Also got to keep the cups and left with a doggy box fir the left over cakes.

The route is the perfect length for younger children, my daughter is only 4 and came away talking about what she had seen and been told by our amazing guide Peter. Peter really made this a great experience fir the children. I would definately recommend!!

The app was really useful - especially the timing reminder! Kept us om track! The staff were super friendly and made kids feel welcome. The tour guide was friendly and shared interesting bits of information. The kids liked her questions too.

Very engaging for children & informative for adults too! We had a 4 month & 5 year old and I'd say it was just about the right amount of time. Driver & guide we're really great with the children. I'd definitely recommend

It was amazing. I enjoyed London views with delicious snacks and tea with my friend. It's few days before Christmas so the scenery was ideal. It was a really really enjoyable! I hope I'll do it again.