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London: 4-Hour Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

1. 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.

London: Private Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

2. London: Private Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

The tour begins with a pickup from a location of your choice in central London. Then embark on a journey going back thousands of years whilst traveling through the historic streets of London on an open-top double-decker bus. Enjoy this private tour with friends, family, or colleagues. You can even open a bottle of Champagne if you are celebrating a special event. A guide will be with you throughout your journey explaining the wonderful history behind the many sights that you will see including Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and many more.

London: Churchill War Rooms & WW2 Westminster Private Tour

3. London: Churchill War Rooms & WW2 Westminster Private Tour

Join a guided private historical walking tour around London with your live guide, a fellow historian lover. Enjoy a day exploring all the iconic sites such as the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall to discover the military bunkers of the Churchill War Rooms. Learn all about World War II, when on September 7th, 1940, Nazi Germany sparked a lightning war on London, dropping bombs across the city and beginning 57 consecutive nights of terror on Britain’s capital. But how did we get there, and what was to happen next? On a private walking tour with a Blue Badge licensed guide, discover the grandeur of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Cenotaph, Ministry of War, 10 Downing Street, and Whitehall through the lens of WW2 - learn about the famous British resolve and the reality of life for millions at that time. As your private guided experience continues, descend below the streets of Whitehall to discover the military bunkers of the Churchill War Rooms, frozen in time and ready to be explored once again. Roam the top-secret corridors with your private guide. Absorb the atmosphere of a Cabinet War Room where the decisions made could lead to victory… or disaster. Chart the course of the war in a Map Room, untouched since 1945. Learn more about the man who led a nation through their darkest hour in a museum brimming with artefacts from Winston Churchill’s life- from his baby rattle to the cigar and bowler hat he was never seen without. Discover the reality of life in the bunkers for the men and women who slept, ate and worked here as the bombs rained overhead. ‘’It is the time to dare and endure.’’ —Winston Churchill

London: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

4. London: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See London at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Borough Market and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

London: Private Chauffeur-Driven Sightseeing Tour

5. London: Private Chauffeur-Driven Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a private tour of London with your own personal guide and driver. This tour offers a flexible itinerary in which you can choose what you would like to visit. You will be able to choose between different VIP tours in places such as London, Windsor, or Hampton court. Your guide and driver will help ensure a fun, secure environment for you and your family during your vacation. Travel comfortably and safely, and enjoy each location at your own pace. Choose how you spend your day, visiting all the destinations you want. See sights such as the famous Tower, the St. Paul Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, or Kensington Palace, as well as discovering London’s hidden riverside gems on this fascinating tour. You can also join your guide for an in-depth view of London’s magnificent landmarks, such as the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge.

London Half-Day Private Chauffeur Driven Tour

6. London Half-Day Private Chauffeur Driven Tour

Discover London in complete privacy and luxury on a private, chauffeur-driven tour of the city center, and see some of the city’s top attractions away from the hustle and bustle of organized group tours. If you are looking for a unique way to discover London, this private tour is the perfect choice! Your chauffeur will take you on an intimate journey, guided by a professional guide who will provide you with personal attention and courtesy throughout your urban adventure. Take the family to some of the best-known and historic sites of London, such as the imposing Tower of London where the Crown Jewels are kept. Pass one of the official residences of Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Drive through Trafalgar Square and see Nelson’s Column, the National Gallery, and National Portrait Gallery. Pass Westminster Abbey, also known as the Houses of Parliament. Relax in the comfort of your private car, and discover some places that other tourists never get to see!

London Private 4-Hour Taxi Tour

7. London Private 4-Hour Taxi Tour

Drive along the streets of London on board one of the city’s iconic black cabs and get a great narration of the city’s history from your registered guide. Following a pick-up from any central London hotel (zone 1), you willl set off and stop at each landmark for photographs and a historical explanation. Take in the massive medieval fortress of the Tower of London, and the fairytale splendor of Tower Bridge. Motor through Trafalgar Square, past St James's Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Westminster Cathedral, stopping outside the Queen’s official residence at Buckingham Palace. See St. Paul's Cathedral, Covent Garden, the Houses of Parliament, and more. Your guide will not just be a Licensed London Taxi Driver, but a registered Blue Badge, City of London, or City of Westminster Guide, so you know you are in the safest of hands. London's taxi drivers have to sit the toughest taxi exam in the world, and their knowledge of the city is unsurpassed.

London: Westminster Abbey Skip-the-Line Entry & Private Tour

8. London: Westminster Abbey Skip-the-Line Entry & Private Tour

Discover Westminster Abbey on this private tour. Save time with convenient skip-the-line tickets. See the the burial place of royals and famous authors. Ascend to the stunning 13th century triforium at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries. Meet your guide outside of the Westminster Abbey. Find out where every coronation from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II took place. Enjoy the romance of the setting for seventeen royal weddings including the wedding of William and Kate. Visit the the burial place of many royals and including the feuding Tudor Queens Elizabeth and Mary. See the final resting place of Geoffrey Chaucer, Rudyard Kipling, Charles Dickens, Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking and Charles Darwin. Marvel at the 700-year-old coronation chair as you learn about this ceremony. Admire the craft of 16th century stonework, the portraits of modern martyrs, and the grand Henry VII Chapel. Go up to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries. Marvel at the flying buttresses and ornately carved gargoyles. Take in the views of the Abbey from the 13th century triforium.

London: Notting Hill, Downtown & Markets Private Tour

9. London: Notting Hill, Downtown & Markets Private Tour

Explore London on this half-day Private Walking City Tour. See the best of London Downtown and the Notting Hill district. Let your private guide take you through the highlights and secrets that this incredible city has to offer, avoiding the crowds. Visit the beautiful Soho district, with its characteristic gateway to Chinatown. Walk down the colorful hidden streets and even a mural in a secret passage. Get into the famous art gallery dedicated purely to the Harry Potter saga, before arriving at the prestigious National Gallery. Come to Trafalgar Square and see the smallest police station in town. Visit the most important buildings in London such as the Palace and the Abbey of Westminster and the famous London icon: Big Ben. Learn about its political history as well as its emblematic monarchy. Get into the famous London Underground and reach one of the most charming districts: Notting Hill. Lose yourself in its narrow streets of colorful houses, scenes of famous movies. Taste the classic British bakery with the best and traditional English tea, in one of its most prestigious bakery shops. Visit the open-air shops and the most authentic corners of Portobello Market, considered the most beautiful in London.

London: Changing Of The Guard & Westminster Private Tour

10. London: Changing Of The Guard & Westminster Private Tour

Take a whirlwind ride through thousands of years of history, walking in the footsteps of Winston Churchill, Henry VIII, Queen Victoria, Lord Admiral Nelson, Richard the Lionheart, Guy Fawkes, and the Suffragettes with views of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and a trinity of palaces to admire. Meet your guide before the Changing of the Guards and listen as they tell you the history of the city. See iconic landmarks around the city as you make your way to the best vantage points. After your crash course in British history, your local guide will tell you the secrets of the Changing of the Guards ceremony, how to tell the guards apart, why they wear those fantastic hats, and all the rules surrounding these trained soldiers. By the end, you’ll have a deep understanding of the significance and symbolism of this age-old tradition. Your private tour will reach a crescendo as you join the Changing of the Guards ceremony towards Buckingham Palace, marching to the beat of their drums.

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What people are saying about Westminster Abbey

Steve was a wonderful driver. The cab was new and squeky clean. Steve was very knowledgeable and accommodating. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour

Quite rightly a World Heritage Site! We got there early and were able to see the crown jewels and everything else quite relaxed before the main rush.

It was a lot of fun. Our guide Sonja really knew London history. I feel like I learned so much.

Wonderful discovery of London.

Excellent day from all points of view, picturesque passages, walks in the parks...

Great tour and fabulous guide , very friendly and knowledgeable