This London Walking Tour is a wonderful introduction to the sights and sounds of London town. The standard tour is a 3 hour circular walk (there is a 5 hour option too) which starts and finishes from right outside Big Ben. It’s a great way to see the famous sights of London.
Westminster – Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey
First of all, we will head to Westminster and walk to the Houses of Parliament and see the giant clock tower of Big Ben. Weaving our way through statues of of old monarchs and Prime Ministers we will then make our way to Westminster Abbey whose origins date back to Edward Confessor back before the Normans in the 11th century. Westminster Abbey is well known as the place of all Royal Coronations right up to our recent coronation of King Charles III as well as the centre of pageantry for the solemn funeral of Queen Elizabeth II and the joyful wedding of William and Kate.
Whitehall – Downing Street, Horseguards Parade and Trafalgar Square.
Leaving the pageantry behind for a while, we take the short walk up Whitehall to visit the gates of Downing Street, the home of the British Prime Minister and Chancellor amongst others. This is the heart of government and all the surround imposing buildings are full of the comings and goings of government. As we continue, we pause at The Cenotaph, our primary national memorial to the fallen of the war-dead.
The London Walking Tour continues towards Trafalgar Square we will briefly visit Horse-guards Parade, home of the Household Cavalry. Trafalgar Square itself is massive and surrounded by galleries and museums all of which are well worth a visit. The square is dominated by Nelsons Column built to commemorate Lord Nelson following his magnificent though tragic victory at Trafalgar. There will be time enough to take some classic London photos next to the fountains and lion statues.
London Walking Tour Into The West End
From Trafalgar Square, we will wonder up towards theatre land with a visit to much loved Covent Garden. We’re in the middle of the famous West End now and this London Walking Tour then passes through Leicester Square, home of film and movies. China Town is round the corner and then on to Piccadilly Circus, the original Time Square. From the heart of the West End we will meander through grand avenues and quaint shopping arcades.
The Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace
Soon we reach the Royal Parks as we make our way towards Buckingham Palace. We sometimes see King Charles and if not the famous guards are on sentry duty for that all important selfie. Then it’s down the Mall, which we all remember from the Coronation, Queens jubilee and funeral to St James Palace & back to Big Ben.
How to book the London Walking Tour
Departure Time:10 am
City Location: London
Duration of Tour: 3 hours
(Approximate times as all tours are bespoke)
Standard Adult Prices per person excluding entry fees (child prices available upon request).
1 Adult = £150
2 Adults = £140
3 Adults = £120
4 Adults = £110
5 – 10 Adults = £90
To make a booking please use our automated calendar booking system below or contact us via email at email@example.com
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We also have a 5 hour extended version of the London Walking Tour which also visits everything in the standard tour. It also goes to St Pauls Cathedral, the Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, Borough Market, London Bridge and Tower Bridge. It ends outside the famous Traitors Gate at the Tower of London.
To book this option please click London 5 hour extended tour