British Museum & London City Center Westminster Guided Tour - Private Tour

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  • 5.5 hr

This 5.5 hour private tour guided combo tour is a history lover’s delight as we explore central London and its iconic British Museum. Your energetic guide will lead you through the city’s streets before taking you to one of the largest collection of human artifacts in the world. We’ll pause for lunch in between.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: The British Museum

Start off your private trip to London with an introduction to culture and civilizations at the monumental collection of the British Museum, spanning 6000 years of human history. It features items from all over the world like Samurai armor and rare Assyrian lion hunt reliefs. Our guides will take a serious but enjoyable approach towards the museum’s galleries, discussing primitive tribes and fallen empires through a carefully chosen selection of items. You’ll learn about the Mummy of Katebet, the Lewis Chessmen, and the Rosetta Stone – the actual rock, not the language learning program. Walk away with an understanding of what we humans have achieved during our short history and hopefully you’ll be proud to call yourself a part of this incredible species.

Duration: 2 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Westminster

After a break for lunch, continue with your guide to understand London through its history as you walk through its urban landscape. 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 define London. 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 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Covent Garden

After a break for lunch, start your walking 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1827. Today Buckingham Palace is very much a working building and consists of the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Churchill War Rooms

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

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

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

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
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