3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

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  • 3 hr

Discover top attractions and famous landmarks across the British capital on this private 3-hour London walking tour. Follow a private guide through the ancient streets of London and gain insight into centuries of British history. Along the way, hear the chimes of Big Ben and take in key sites of interest such as Covent Garden, China Town, and Trafalgar Square. Soak up the atmosphere in Piccadilly Circus and see the royal soldiers at Buckingham Palace. This private tour includes pickup and drop-off at selected London hotels.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Big Ben

The famous clock tower of Westminster Palace.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Thames River

Behind Parliament is the River Thames and you'll learn a little of the life it has played in shaping London.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: London Eye

We won't go on it but we'll see it from the river.

Stop At: Houses of Parliament

The Mother of Parliaments. Once a royal palace, it has inspired democratic movements in the France, the USA and around the world. We'll learn of its history and the role it still plays today.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Parliament Square

Parliament Square the the political heart of Westminster. Full of statues of people dedicated to Democracy and Liberty from Winston Churchill to Abraham Lincoln to Nelson Mandela. Surrounded by Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the High Courts.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Whitehall

The broad avenue in Westminster full of beautiful and famous London government buildings.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At:

Our national memorial to the fallen of WW1, WW2 and recent wars.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Downing Street

The home of the Prime Minister at Number 10.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall

The primary ceremonial parade ground is surrounded by beautiful buildings and parks. It must be why the Queen has her birthday celebrations here.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Westminster Abbey

Beautiful Westminster Abbey is where every monarch has been crowned since the times of William the Conqueror almost 1,000 years ago.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Admiralty Arch

The beautiful old headquarters to the Royal Navy.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Trafalgar Square

The most famous square in London. Home of fountains, statues, galleries and culture.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Nelson's Column

Learn the story of Admiral Nelson and the famous lions at the base of his majestic column

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At:

Overlooking the fountains and large plaza, The National Gallery is full of paintings on the inside and street performers and art on the outside.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Cecil Court

This beautiful old street is full of niche art and cultural shops and the inspiration for Diagon Alley in Harry Potter.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Covent Garden

The cultural heart of London with a unique vibe. From Opera to sword jugglers, this is the place to be.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Leicester Square

The beating heart of the West End. Surrounded by cafes and movie-cinemas.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Women of World War II Memorial

Learn the story of the women who died during the epic war effort.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Piccadilly Circus

New York has Time Square, London has the much older Piccadilly Circus.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Fortnum & Mason

One of many high quality retailers in Piccadilly and one where everyone from The Queen downwards buys their goodies from!

Stop At: Green Park

One of the Royal Parks. It is called Green Park for a particular reason!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Spencer House

From Green Park, we will see the London family home of the Spencer family.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Mall

The primary Ceremonial road in London. You might recognise it from Royal Weddings and national celebrations.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, the home of The Queen.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chinatown

Chinatown in Soho is a unique mix of old London, Chinese heritage and contemporary culture.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. James's Park

An ornately beautiful Royal Park with great views of the palace and Westminster. Sometimes used in TV shows such as Downton Abbey.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. Paul's Cathedral

On the extended tour, we will see the cathedral for London and learn its fascinating history.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Millennium Bridge

Londons newest iconic bridge. (Extended Tour)

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Tate Modern

The largest modern art gallery in the world. (Extended Tour)

Stop At: Borough Market

Londons most famous food market, here since Roman times. You can get food from all over the world here... freshly made. Many a tour has come to a halt here :-) I like the dairy free goat ice-cream and also the Ethiopian curry but everyone has their favourites! (Extended Tour)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Southwark Cathedral

One of the smaller and less famous London cathedrals but beautiful nonetheless. (Extended Tour)

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: London Bridge

The original bridge was built by the Romans and pulled down by the Vikings. A millennia later and this modern bridge still has a tall spike on the end with a gory story to tell. (Extended Tour)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At:

Learn the story behind the famous Globe theatre and all things Shakespeare! (Extended Tour)

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: HMS Belfast

From London Bridge we will see this old Royal Navy Cruiser. (Extended Tour)

Stop At: The Monument to the Great Fire of London

From out of nowhere, the epic Monument to the Great Fire of London appears. (Extended Tour)

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Tower of London

Built by William The Conqueror and home to the Crown Jewels and with an active military history up past WW2. We will visit the ominously named Traitors Gate. (Extended Tour)

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tower Bridge

We finish by one of the symbols of London, Tower Bridge and learn a little of its interesting history along the way. (Extended Tour)

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Ye Olde England Tours

This is just one of over 50 tours run and organised by Ye Olde England Tours. Believe it or not the list of places we visit in this tour is not exhaustive. This is the tour for you for your first or only day in London.
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