British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Duration - 5 hours 30 minutes

CNY 1,317 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Your 5.5-hour semi-private (8 Guest Maximum) guided combo tour is a history lover’s delight as you explore central London and its iconic British Museum. Your guide will lead you through the city’s streets before taking you to one of the largest collection of human artifacts in the world. You will pause for lunch in between and the group will be limited to just 8 people. Hotel pickup and drop-off are not included.

Available options

SEMI-PRIVATE 8ppl Max. English 10:00
Save money by booking a group up to 8 guests per guide. This option NOT FOR WHEELCHAIRS.

CNY 1,317
p.p. onwards

UPGRADE AS PRIVATE TOUR 10:00
Private Guide Just For You: Private Museum Tour & Walking Tour; Professional Tour Guide Exclusively For You Duration 5 - 5.5 Hours (Including A Break)

CNY 2,641
p.p. onwards

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG England

Start off your walking tour to London with an introduction to culture and civilizations at the monumental collection of the British Museum, spanning 6,000 years of human history. It features items from all over the world like Samurai armor and rare Assyrian lion hunt reliefs. Our guides will take a serious but enjoyable approach towards the museum’s galleries, discussing primitive tribes and fallen empires through a carefully chosen selection of items. You will learn about the Mummy of Katebet, the Lewis Chessmen and the original Rosetta Stone.  Walk away with an understanding of what humans have achieved during our short history and hopefully you will be proud to call yourself a part of this incredible species.


Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Westminster, Victoria Street at Parliament Square, London SW1P 3PA England

After a break for lunch, continue with your guide to understand London through its history as you walk through its urban landscape. Our expert guides will peel back the layers as you walk past some of the most iconic places in central London like Trafalgar Square and the House of Parliament. Learn about Chaucer at Westminster Abbey or maybe bump into the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street. The tour will pass through the sweeping green parks, bustling crowds, and quaint squares that define London. Learn about the monarchs and leaders, like Queen Elizabeth II and Winston Churchill, while also taking advantage of your local guide, who will be more than willing to share a few of the city’s best kept secrets as you explore together.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD England

After a break for lunch, start your walking tour at Covent Garden, an area of London whose thriving history started as early as the 7th century as a Saxon settlement. It is a must-see destination for anyone who enjoys, shopping, theatre, restaurants, bars, history and culture.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England

You will then pass through Trafalgar Square where you will learn all about the history of this public square which commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars over France and Spain. During its history, the square has been a place for protests and demonstrations which continue to this day.


Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London England

Nelson's Column is a monument in Trafalgar Square, built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Admiralty Arch The Mall Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, London SW1A 2WH England

Next you will discover the rich history and heritage of Admiralty Arch, a landmark building in London, providing road and pedestrian access between the Mall and Trafalgar Square. It was commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Whitehall, London SW1A 2BX England

You will then walk along the street which runs between Charing Cross and the Houses of Parliament, known as Whitehall. The name Whitehall also applies to the group of small streets, squares and government buildings adjoining the street. Whitehall has been known to be the site of principal government offices since the establishment of Henry VIII’s court at Whitehall Palace in the 1530s.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Downing Street, London SW1A 2AL England

Next you will visit Downing Street, a street built in the 1680s which houses the official residences and offices of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. A renowned landmark of Downing Street is 10 Downing Street, the official location of the Prime Minister’s office.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. James's Palace, Marlborough Rd, St. James's, London SW1A 1BS England

You will also walk by St. James’s Palace, the most senior royal palace in the UK. It has been the setting for some of the most important events in Royal history after having been a Royal residence for over 300 years.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England

residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1827. Today Buckingham Palace is very much a working building and consists of the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Churchill War Rooms, King Charles Street, Clive Steps Westminster, London SW1A 2AQ England

You will also pass by the Churchill War Rooms, a museum that makes up one of the five branches of the Imperial War Museum. The museum is made up of the Cabinet War Rooms, a historical underground complex that housed a British government command centre during the Second World War, and the Churchill Museum, a biographical museum dedicated to the life of Winston Churchill.

Duration: 10 hours

Stop At: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

During your tour you will also visit the beautiful Westminster Abbey, a large, mainly Gothic abbey church which has touched the lives of kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers since 960 AD, having been the coronation church since 1066.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England

Next you will see the Westminster Palace, also known as the Houses of Parliament. A Gothic style building whose history spans over 900 years, it is where the House of Commons and the House of Lords meet.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Big Ben, Parliament Sqaure Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA England

Finally, you will see one of London’s best-known landmarks, Big Ben, the clock tower at the end of the Palace of Westminster.

Duration: 10 minutes

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • A maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
  • Minimum numbers apply. This tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Notes: British Museum and other attractions or museums in London may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Inclusions

  • Semi-Private Walking Tour & Museum Tour
  • Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Duration 5.5 Hours (Including A Break)
  • Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine

Departure time

10:00 AM


Departure point

The British Museum, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG, UK


Recent reviews

olmacd   18th October 2022

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Gave info you would not normally know if just on your own . Got to see a lot in 2.5 hours. Andy was great

Q5391SScraigb   1st September 2022

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The tour was amazing. Anthony was extremely knowledgeable and revealed the stories behind the historic artifacts to make them come alive.

MaryK581   9th August 2022

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Jake was informative and pleasantly interactive. Quite knowledgeable. Very pleasant demeanor. Appropriately paced tour. We’ll done Jake

40ejd   7th August 2022

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Sacha was excellent, knowledgeable, informative and engaging. The tour flowed well. Punctual start was nice.

N3360IZdavidv   6th August 2022

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Egypt and Babylon section was our favorite part. The guide Matilda was very profesional and friendly. She really made the visit enjoyable and took us to the relevant places. We learned a lot from her

randalascott   2nd August 2022

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Highly recommend. Egypt exhibit was excellent. Much more informative with the guide than trying it on your own.

barrycE7957PF   6th March 2020

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Excellent tour with Tony! He was wonderfully knowledgeable with humor and personality. He added tidbits of information we hadn’t heard and added color to every aspect of the tour.

daniellesU6960LQ   3rd November 2019

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Danielle was great! She was extremely knowledgeable. She also tailored the tour to things we wanted to see and to make it interesting for my 9 year old niece. We had a great time and I would definitely recommend this tour.

Philip S   11th May 2019

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Had a great tour of the British Museum and Westminster. The tour guide took me through a selection of exhibits in the museum tailored to my interests, answered all questions I had, and pointed me in towards objects she thought I would enjoy. The second half of the tour was walking around Westminster with frequent stops by landmarks to explain their significance and history. The tour surpassed all my expectations and I would definitely recommend it to friends.

Sarahvhk   1st April 2019

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Kathy is incredibly knowledgeable. She was thorough, courteous, and efficient in touring us around. We needed to leave a bit early and she arranged the visit so we would not miss any highlights.