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London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

London
| 2 hours 30 minutes

Overview

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Category: Tours
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Highlights
Led by a local guide
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Description
Itinerary
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Stop At: Westminster, Victoria Street at Parliament Square, London SW1P 3PA England

To understand London, you first need to understand its long, complex history. 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 make up this fascinating urban landscape. 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

You will start your 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, Government London, 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, London 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

To understand London, you first need to understand its long, complex history. 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 make up this fascinating urban landscape. 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: 10 minutes

Stop At: Churchill War Rooms, Clive Steps, King Charles Street 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 minutes

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, 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

Stop At: Babylon Tours London, 80 Cathcart Road, London SW10 9DJ England

Say “Cheerio” to the dusty, stodgy tours of yesteryear. At Babylon Tours, our London is fresh and engaging – the one that you probably want to experience. Join us on a private or small group tour through the National Gallery and the British Museum or hit the streets through a historic tour of the center and (maybe) catch a glimpse of Kate or the rest of the royal family. Our young, energetic guides at Babylon Tours will introduce you to London in the best way possible, from Big Ben to the street art of its multicultural East End.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Inclusions
Guided Walking Tour
Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
Duration 2 - 2.5 Hours
Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine
Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace
Entry/Admission - Churchill War Rooms
Entry/Admission - Big Ben

Location

Meeting point
Covent Garden, London, UK
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