London, United Kingdom
Private tour.. You and your group will be the only ones on the tour. I drive a very comfortable Mercedes V-class, large enough for 7 passengers. For larger groups a minibus can be arranged (different rate). As a 'Blue Badge' qualified guide, I am permitted to guide within many popular locations, including Tower of London and Westminster Abbey.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England
TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Guests can choose to go inside for detailed tour (budget for 1.5 hours) or a walk around the Church for basic information and photos. Founded in the 10th Century, Westminster Abbey, is the venue for Coronations, royal weddings, royal funerals, royal burials and other notable burials such as Charles Dickens, Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Tower of London, London EC3N 4AB England
TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Guests can choose a detailed tour (budget for 2 - 2.5 hours) or walk around with an overview and photos.
Tower Of London which is a huge castle. Oldest part of the Tower dates from the late 11th Century but most of what you will see was completed by the 14th Century. It has been used as a mint, museum, observatory, a zoo and a place of execution (including 2 of King Henry VIII's wives) and other prisoners too. The Tower is also where you can see the Crown Jewels which are used in the coronation ceremony.
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England
To give its proper name.. the Palace of Westminster. Origins go back to 11th Century and used as a royal residence until 16th Century. First Parliaments met in the Chapel of the palace in the 13th Century and been home to UK's parliament ever since. Present building dates from 19th century. Eastern side of building has clock tower known as Elizabeth Tower which houses 5 bells, the largest being the hour bell known as 'Big Ben'
Pass By: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP England
TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Guests can choose to do a detailed visit (budget for 1 hour) but usually this tour stops for overview and photos.
This iconic 'Bascule Bridge' and image of London was completed in 1894. The Bascules raise to allow tall marine vessels into the pool of London on average about 3 times a day.
Pass By: London Bridge, London SE1 9DD England
Present Bridge opened in 1973 and is 5th major incarnation. the first London bridge across the River Thames was built by the Romans in early 2nd Century
Pass By: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England
Main London residence of the UK's Monarch since early 19th Century. Interior is open for tours in August and September. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. on this tour we usually have an overview and photos. visit to Buckingham Palace coincides with Changing of Guard (if happening on the day of your tour)
Stop At: Changing of the Guard, Constitution Hill Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA England
Pomp and ceremony. Guard change is not everyday. usually held on Monday Wednesday Friday and Sunday. Weather permitting. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. If Guard change is on, we watch about 15 minutes of the hour long ceremony.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Hyde Park, London W2 2UH England
Together with Kensington Gardens, largest park in central London. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Usually drive through park and a photo stop.
Pass By: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England
Built to commemorate the Royal Navy's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Significant naval battle which thwarted French Emperor Napoleon's invasion plan of Britain. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Usually drive by but can stop if guests wish to
Pass By: Downing Street, London SW1A 2AL England
Number 10 Downing Street. Official residence of the UK's Prime Minister. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE.. usually drive by
Pass By: Marble Arch, Park Lane, London W1H 7EJ England
Originally stood as a gateway to Buckingham Palace. relocated in mid-19th Century, swallowed up by traffic junction in 1960s
Pass By: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT England
late 20th century reproduction of late 16th theatre part owned by William Shakespeare. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Guests can take tour (conducted by in-house guides.. budget for 1 hour). Usually stop for overview and photos
Pass By: London Eye, Westminster Bridge Road Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB England
at 135m high, was the world's highest observation wheel when it opened in 2000. one rotation takes about 30 minutes. great views of London, in particular, Parliament, St James Park and Buckingham Palace. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. guests can choose to take a ride on London eye budget for 1 hour by time collect tix etc and doing the ride... Usually just drive by
Pass By: Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX England
Originally constructed as a gateway to, the now long gone, Whitehall Palace, Horse guards is now a ceremonial gateway to Buckingham and St James's Palaces. Guarded by the Household Cavalry, with their distinctive uniform. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. usually just drive by.. but can stop for photos
Pass By: St. James's Park, Horse Guards Road The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ England
One of 5 central London Royal parks, orginally landscaped in 1600s, re-landscaped in early 19th Century . Has a variety of flowers beds and trees and the lake has assorted wildfowl. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. If going to see guard change will walk through the park. If no guard change, usually drive by