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  1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. St. James's Park

London Full-Day Walking Tour and Tower of London

Product ID: 49908
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See the historic landmarks of London on a 9-hour walking tour, and discover hidden sites known only to locals. Visit the medieval Tower of London to see the famous “Beefeaters” (Yeoman).
About this activity
Duration 7.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the famous "Beefeaters" of the Tower of London
  • Cruise down the River Thames on a panoramic river cruiser
  • Discover the hidden nooks of London, known only to locals
  • Marvel at historic palaces and government buildings, including the Houses of Parliament
  • Walk down Whitehall to see the entrance to 10 Downing Street
  • Watch the changing of the guards ceremony from a prime position
Full description
Experience the best of London on a 2-part walking tour, exploring the historic landmarks of the city center.

Meet at the Tower of London, home to the Yeoman Warders (“Beefeaters”), and a former prison that was the site of the execution of 3 English queens! Marvel at the Crown Jewels of the English monarchy, and see official regalia worn by HM the Queen, including orbs, swords, crowns and scepters. Go to the White Tower where the “Princes in the Tower” were held before being murdered, allegedly by Richard III.

Next, cruise down the Thames on board a river boat. Admire the sights en route to the Embankment, such as St. Paul’s Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe. Upon arrival at the Embankment, stroll over to watch the changing of the guards ceremony, either at Buckingham Palace or Horse Guards Parade. Your guide will put you in prime position for the best views of the crowded event, and provide a colorful commentary as the pageant unfolds. End your morning tour at Buckingham Palace, the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II.

Get recommendations for nearby restaurants for lunch (own expense) from your guide. Then, re-group for a guided afternoon walk around Trafalgar Square, past the government offices of Whitehall, to the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Along the way, your guide will point out iconic attractions, such as the site of the old Palace of Whitehall, and the Banqueting Hall where King Charles I was executed.
Includes
  • Entrance tickets to the Tower of London
  • Boat cruise on the River Thames
  • Guided walking tour from Embankment to Buckingham Palace
  • Changing of the guard ceremony (weather permitting)
  • Guided walking tour from Whitehall to Westminster
  • English-speaking guide
  • Headsets when appropriate to hear your guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transfers between tours
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

**Morning Tour at 8:15am:** Meet directly in front of the Tower of London ticket office (just opposite the main entrance to the Tower). The nearest Underground station is Tower Hill. Upon leaving the station, turn right towards Trinity Square. You will see the Tower as you exit the station, and the meeting point is a 3-minute walk from the station. **Afternoon Tour at 2:15pm - (from 1st April 2018 tour departs at 2pm instead):** Meet by the Duke of York Column on Waterloo Place, 9 Carlton Terrace, London SW1Y 5AJ. This is the tall column with a statue on top.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
Know before you go
• Tours operate with no more than 25 people
• Non-flash photography is permitted in the Tower of London
• Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving once the tour has departed cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets will not be refunded
• The tour involves a fair amount of walking and stairs. Please wear comfortable shoes
• With regret, tours are not suitable for people in wheelchairs, or any impairment requiring special assistance. Strollers or baby carriages cannot be accommodated
• The changing of the guard ceremony will not operate in the event of rain. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be replaced with an extended walking tour. Please also note the the Changing of the Guards ceremony is sometimes rescheduled to the early morning on Sundays, and your tour will not include the ceremony
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City Wonders Ltd. UK

Product ID: 49908