Greater London, United Kingdom
You may be familiar to the most famous sights of London, but are you familiar with the history, stories and characters behind them? This tour takes in a range of central London's most iconic spots, ideal for plenty of photo ops whilst allowing you to learn the hidden histories behind famous buildings.
Throughout, you'll be rewarded with plenty of facts and trivia that are guaranteed to shed new light on parts of London you thought you knew. This is a stair-free route through the streets of London suitable for wheelchair users.
The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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Pass By: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England
Queen Victoria was the first ruler to call Buckingham Palace her official residence in 1837. She oversaw huge changes to the "tiny" palace, including new wings and ballrooms, as well as the installation of gas lights, and then electricity in 1887.
Pass By: St. James's Palace, Marlborough Rd, St. James's, London SW1A 1BS England
St James' Palace is the most senior royal palace in the United Kingdom. Although it's no longer the main living space of the monarch, it is the formal gathering spot of the Accession Council and the London residence of some minor members of the royal family.
Pass By: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England
St Paul’s Cathedral has been there for over 300 years. It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and was just one of the 52 churches he built after the Great Fire of London in 1666.
Pass By: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England
The 18ft tall statue of Nelson in Trafalgar Square has stood atop its column since 1854, looking towards the Houses of Parliament.This statue is commonly said to be the very centre of London! It took fifteen years to construct.
Pass By: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England
Westminster Abbey is where all the kings and queens of this country have been crowned, from William the Conqueror in 1066, to our current Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. A large number of monarchs are also buried here, so it's where their reign begins and ends.
Pass By: Churchill War Rooms, King Charles Street, Clive Steps Westminster, London SW1A 2AQ England
Winston Churchill worked at the famous Cabinet War Rooms throughout WW2. Winston Churchill was the figurehead for England’s steadfast role against the conflict that engulfed the world.
Pass By: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England
The build-up of the plot to blow up Parliament began with Queen Elizabeth I, who came to the throne in 1558. She ran Protestant England, and effectively made Catholicism illegal. If you didn’t go to church and take the oath of Supremacy to the Queen, you were charged with treason.
Pass By: Big Ben, Parliament Sqaure Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA England
Did you know that the tower itself is not actually named Big Ben? For most of its life it had the very functional, very Victorian name of ‘Clock Tower’. And then, in commemoration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, it was renamed ‘Elizabeth Tower’. So how then did this clock tower come to be known as Big Ben? The name actually refers to the bell inside the clock tower.
Pass By: London Eye, Westminster Bridge Road Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB England
At 135 metres high, the London Eye it’s the biggest Ferris wheel in Europe. Every component of the wheel had to be designed and built from scratch and floated up the Thames on barges, assembled flat on piled platforms in the river.