3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

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Duration - 3 hours

INR 12,487 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Discover top attractions and famous landmarks across the British capital on this private 3-hour London walking tour. Follow a private guide through the ancient streets of London and gain insight into centuries of British history. Along the way, hear the chimes of Big Ben and take in key sites of interest such as Covent Garden, China Town, and Trafalgar Square. Soak up the atmosphere in Piccadilly Circus and see the royal soldiers at Buckingham Palace. This private tour includes pickup and drop-off at selected London hotels.

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See all the main sights! 10:00
3 hour walk to see Big Ben, Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, Horseguards Parade, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, Picadilly & Leicester Sq, Buckingham Palace and more!

INR 12,487
p.p. onwards

Additional 2 hours Touring 10:00
Everything in the standard tour plus we will then get the Tube a few miles across London to visit St. Pauls Cathedral, The Millenium Bridge, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Tower Bridge+Tower of London!

INR 17,170
p.p. onwards

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

The famous clock tower of Westminster Palace.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Thames River, London England

Behind Parliament is the River Thames and you'll learn a little of the life it has played in shaping London.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: London Eye, Westminster Bridge Road Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB England

We won't go on it but we'll see it from the river.

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

The Mother of Parliaments. Once a royal palace, it has inspired democratic movements in the France, the USA and around the world. We'll learn of its history and the role it still plays today.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3BD England

Parliament Square the the political heart of Westminster. Full of statues of people dedicated to Democracy and Liberty from Winston Churchill to Abraham Lincoln to Nelson Mandela. Surrounded by Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the High Courts.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Whitehall, London SW1A 2BX England

The broad avenue in Westminster full of beautiful and famous London government buildings.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Cenotaph, Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET, UK

Our national memorial to the fallen of WW1, WW2 and recent wars.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Downing Street, London SW1A 2AL England

The home of the Prime Minister at Number 10.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX England

The primary ceremonial parade ground is surrounded by beautiful buildings and parks. It must be why the Queen has her birthday celebrations here.

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Beautiful Westminster Abbey is where every monarch has been crowned since the times of William the Conqueror almost 1,000 years ago.

Duration: 5 minutes

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

The beautiful old headquarters to the Royal Navy.

Duration: 5 minutes

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

The most famous square in London. Home of fountains, statues, galleries and culture.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Learn the story of Admiral Nelson and the famous lions at the base of his majestic column

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, UK

Overlooking the fountains and large plaza, The National Gallery is full of paintings on the inside and street performers and art on the outside.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Cecil Court, Between Charing Cross Road & St. Martin's Lane, London England

This beautiful old street is full of niche art and cultural shops and the inspiration for Diagon Alley in Harry Potter.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD England

The cultural heart of London with a unique vibe. From Opera to sword jugglers, this is the place to be.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Leicester Square, London England

The beating heart of the West End. Surrounded by cafes and movie-cinemas.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Women of World War II Memorial, Whitehall What3words: Zips.scared.forms, London SW1 England

Learn the story of the women who died during the epic war effort.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Piccadilly Circus, London W1J 9HS England

New York has Time Square, London has the much older Piccadilly Circus.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER England

One of many high quality retailers in Piccadilly and one where everyone from The Queen downwards buys their goodies from!

Stop At: Green Park, Piccadilly, London W1J 9EJ England

One of the Royal Parks. It is called Green Park for a particular reason!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NR England

From Green Park, we will see the London family home of the Spencer family.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Mall, London London SW1 England

The primary Ceremonial road in London. You might recognise it from Royal Weddings and national celebrations.

Duration: 5 minutes

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

Buckingham Palace, the home of The Queen.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chinatown, Gerrard Street & Lisle Street, London W1D 6JW England

Chinatown in Soho is a unique mix of old London, Chinese heritage and contemporary culture.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. James's Park, Horse Guards Road The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ England

An ornately beautiful Royal Park with great views of the palace and Westminster. Sometimes used in TV shows such as Downton Abbey.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England

On the extended tour, we will see the cathedral for London and learn its fascinating history.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Millennium Bridge, Thames Embankment, London SE1 9JE England

Londons newest iconic bridge. (Extended Tour)

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Tate Modern, 53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG England

The largest modern art gallery in the world. (Extended Tour)

Stop At: Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL England

Londons most famous food market, here since Roman times. You can get food from all over the world here... freshly made. Many a tour has come to a halt here :-) I like the dairy free goat ice-cream and also the Ethiopian curry but everyone has their favourites! (Extended Tour)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Southwark Cathedral, 1 London Bridge Montague Close, London SE1 9DA England

One of the smaller and less famous London cathedrals but beautiful nonetheless. (Extended Tour)

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: London Bridge, London SE1 9DD England

The original bridge was built by the Romans and pulled down by the Vikings. A millennia later and this modern bridge still has a tall spike on the end with a gory story to tell. (Extended Tour)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Shakespeare's Globe, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT, UK

Learn the story behind the famous Globe theatre and all things Shakespeare! (Extended Tour)

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: HMS Belfast, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2JH England

From London Bridge we will see this old Royal Navy Cruiser. (Extended Tour)

Stop At: The Monument to the Great Fire of London, Monument St., London EC3R 8AH England

From out of nowhere, the epic Monument to the Great Fire of London appears. (Extended Tour)

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Tower of London, London EC3N 4AB England

Built by William The Conqueror and home to the Crown Jewels and with an active military history up past WW2. We will visit the ominously named Traitors Gate. (Extended Tour)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP England

We finish by one of the symbols of London, Tower Bridge and learn a little of its interesting history along the way. (Extended Tour)

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Ye Olde England Tours, London England

This is just one of over 50 tours run and organised by Ye Olde England Tours. Believe it or not the list of places we visit in this tour is not exhaustive. This is the tour for you for your first or only day in London.

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
  • This tour involves a moderate amount of walking please wear comfortable shoes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Generally the sights are relatively quiet and we always practice social distancing but at some locations it is possible small sections may have small crowds so we will do our best to avoid them though social distancing is generally not a problem. All of our tours are private so it is just you/your family and your guide.  To make it easier and safer for all concerned we would suggest starting this tour a little later than the usual time, perhaps around 10.30-11am which allows us all to miss rush-hour. We are happy to still come to your hotel to meet you but for the moment we would suggest meeting us at the tour starting point.  This allows you to arrive by a taxi or uber rather than public transport. Please feel free to wear masks throughout or at times during the tour.  Your guide will also have a mask with them.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Your guide and yourself are welcome to wear face masks and we will keep to the UK law regarding social distancing.


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off to selected hotels
  • Private guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Cenotaph
  • Entry/Admission - Nelson's Column

Departure time

10:00 AM

Departure point

Westminster, London SW1A 2JR, UK
Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick you up from any Central London hotel, not just those listed here.

Recent reviews

LoreenC20   4th October 2022

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Steve was amazing!!! Full of fun facts and interesting stories. We really enjoyed the pace of the tour and how many hidden treasures he showed us. We have travelled Extensively and have done many tours, by far this was the best. Worth every penny! Can’t wait to have The privilege of another tour with Steve.

Federico_A   2nd July 2022

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I would recommend this tour to everyone visiting London! the tour guide was extremely knowledgable and never felt by any means boring. He catered directly to our liking and seemed to know everything about the city. We were extremely impressed by all the various opportunities he made us aware of! I wish we had another day in the city to explore all the options. I loved how the guide was always informing us about information and history of the city, I feel like our family had never learned more about any place we have visited! I would recommend to anyone visiting to definitely go with full energy, and be willing to follow the lead of the guide, I was astounded by the quantity of things I had never known before, yet perfectly catered to what we wished to see.

christinemaloneyy   4th October 2022

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This was a fantastic tour and Simon a very knowledgable tour guide. Although we had been there for a few days before our tour and walked by some sights, Simon answered all the questions we had and added points and facts we would not have know about (with lots of humour). The tour covered a lot and probably one of the best things we did.

Dianne_B   18th May 2022

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Kevin was absolutely wonderful Not only was he so informative on the facts but he told me so So many wonderful stories I am still telling my husband all Of them ❤️❤️❤️❤️ We spent almost four hours together and it was honestly the most enjoyable way to start my trip in London! Just wonderful! Ask for kevin!

ryangV7985PL   14th June 2022

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We had a great time on our walking tour of London. We saw Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, and even the changing of the horse guards where one member of our party got some extra attention from one of the horses! Stephen was very knowledgeable and told us a great deal about the things we were seeing. He met us at our hotel and led us everywhere we needed to go saving a lot of time and planning on our part. The day before we had another company cancel our tour we had scheduled with them which led to us doing some unplanned wandering and seeing things such as St. James Park which had originally been scheduled for this tour. Stephen was great about being flexible and adjusting on the fly to show us things we hadn’t seen yet. This made for a great day and I recommend doing it early in your stay to get a feel for the city.

Jason_G   14th April 2022

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Stephen, He was early for the walk and very knowledgeable. He was so friendly and we learned a lot about England. It was one of the best tours we have ever taken. I highly recommend him for a tour of london. Found out he does several different kinds of tours so there are so many to choose from. He has written several books on history of England and was one of the first private tour operators in England. We had so much fun walking the streets of london and learning about all the little ins and outs of london.

Stodorof   15th June 2022

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Simon really made our tour special. He showed us everything we asked for and even more. He was considerate of our time constraints and got us exactly where we needed to be on time. He kept the pace quick but also was very patient with us taking pictures, asking questions, etc. 1000% would recommend if you’d like an insider view of London!

Leontine_C   7th April 2022

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Kevin was a great tour guide! He’s a local that grew up in London. He tailored our tour to our interests and was enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge with us. He had tons of little funny trivia information that you would never learn from a book or online. He also gave us great recommendations on where to eat and visit after the tour. I highly recommend this tour to get accumulated to London.

Quincy_S   16th March 2022

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Our guide, Kevin, was extremely knowledgeable of everything he showed us but also of random questions we asked of him. We viewed popular places and hidden gems! We also got to see to see a royal leaving St James Palace! Everything was quite brilliant really!

William_H   16th May 2022

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Stephen was a wonderful tour guide. He showed us so many sites in London in a very short period of time. Stephen had so many stories that were interesting and humorous. Would highly recommend his tours. Could not have had a better experience!