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Private Tour, Entry to Westminster Abbey and London Highlights

London
| 4 hours

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Category: Tours, Museums & Attractions
Duration: 4 hours
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Stop At: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

We start our tour at Westminster Abbey, this famous church is recognisable from various famous royal weddings, funerals and coronations, it’s hard to ignore the history here! We’ll enter through the cloisters, a great opportunity to appreciate both the age and the scale of this magnificent building. Look around as we walk into the church, you will see many names, some of these you will recognise immediately, others you may remember once your guide links them with stories.

Next let’s have a look at one of the oldest pieces of furniture in the United Kingdom. Last used in 1953, the chair patiently waits for the next coronation. As we pause to admire the coronation chair, listen as your guide paints a picture of the coronation ceremony, imagine the spectacle each time a new monarch is crowned in this very spot.

Making our way around the church, we will find the sites of many Royal burials around the High alter. Two sisters, step sisters, both Queens but very different personalities. In life they weren’t very fond of each other, yet in death, they are buried here in the same tomb.

Ladies Chapel shows you the hight level of a gothic style with its beautiful fan vaulted ceiling.

Now it is time to check out Poets corner and find your favourite writer or a poet.

Westminster Abbey has so much to offer and we will spend about 2 hours before we move on.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Parliament Square, London England

As we leave the Abbey, we arrive immediately into Parliament square, this a great opportunity to take a picture in front of houses of Parliament. How many statues of famous statesman can you recognise? Your Guide will be happy to explain who some of them were and their significance in British history.


Duration: 20 minutes

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

This being London, there is always time for traditional pageantry. The horse guards are just around the corner. Here we see the Guards, proudly siting on their horses keeping this royal area safe. They are inspected every day, rain or shine. Time for another quick picture? Watch out though the horses can bite!


Duration: 20 minutes

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

Leaving the famous buildings behind for a moment let’s wander through St James Park. Home to not only a lovely display of plants and flowers but also many birds. Any ornithologist would be in heaven here, black swans, white swans, pelicans, geese and many more species call St James Park their home. If you have children in your group then let’s take a few minutes to stop and feed the birds and the ever hungry squirrels!


Duration: 30 minutes

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

Our next stop needs little introduction, Buckingham palace, a grand building and royal residence. If we get close to get gate you will see the guards, looking after her majesty. You guide will help you figure out if Her Majesty is at home today, perhaps you’d like a photo next to one of the most famous sights in the world?


Duration: 30 minutes

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

We finish our tour on Trafalgar square, the very city centre of London. From here you are ideally placed to visit Leicester square and Covent Garden. Your guide Will be happy to help with any directions and suggestions for the rest of your stay.

Duration: 20 minutes

Inclusions
Professional Guide
Skip the Line
Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
Guaranteed to skip the lines
Breakfast
Lunch
Gratuities
Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace

Location

Meeting point
Westminster Abbey Shop, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3JS, UK
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