Royal Westminster Small-Group Guided Walking Tour

13 Ratings
  • Live Guide
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  • E-Ticket
  • 2 hr

Come along on a small-group adventure, guided by a local expert, through over 1000 years of history and hear the stories of Saxon Kings, Civil War, religious Reformation, important cats, the truth behind our Fireworks Night, Blitz, Crusades, heroes, villains and even how to tell when you’re on land owned by the royals. Walk in the footsteps of Winston Churchill, Henry VIII, Queen Victoria, Lord Admiral Nelson, Richard the Lionheart, Guy Fawkes and the Suffragettes. Capture the ultimate Westminster snapshots as you visit the most iconic telephone box in the city and the Queen’s Lifeguards who, on horseback, guard the entrances to the royal residences. Saunter right to the heart of British democracy with us. With maximum of 15 people in your group you will learn all you could ever need to know about the who, what and why of Westminster with our expert local guide.

Itinerary Details

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Houses of Parliament

Welcome to Westminster. Marvel at Big Ben, a London icon and hear all about the centuries that took this majestic building from palace to centre of British democracy. Visiting outside.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Westminster Abbey

Dream of the last Anglo-Saxon king and a flagship of the Church of England, your guide will give you the lowdown on this most important of places. Visiting Outside

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Parliament Square

With statues of icons from Mahatma Gandhi and Millicent Fawcett to Honest Abe, this square celebrates democracy in all its forms as you’ll find out.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Downing Street

Home to the Prime Minister for hundreds of years, this unassuming little street has been a major player in British politics. Visiting Outside

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall

The prime spot to get your photo with the mounted cavalry of the Queen’s Horseguards and official entrance to Buckingham Palace itself. Visiting Outside

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall

Every day, come rain or shine, the Horseguards take part in their very own changing of the guards. Your guide will talk you through the symbolism and importance of this age-old tradition. And hey, the photos are great here too.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: St. James's Palace

Built on the site of an old leper hospital, did you know that St James’s is the oldest royal palace in the whole of the UK? Take in this beauty, still the official royal residence today. Visiting outside

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Buckingham Palace

The most famous of Queen Elizabeth’s palaces and housing a whopping 775 rooms, the stories attached to this icon have to be heard to be believed. Visiting outside

Duration: 20 minutes
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