1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. Tower of London

London in Style with Afternoon Tea at Westminster Abbey

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Explore London from an iconic 1960s Routemaster bus and see the best of the city, including the Tower of London before the crowds, Borough Market and a guided tour of Westminster Abbey with Afternoon Tea in the Cellarium Café.
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Duration 8 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Travel on an iconic red London 'Routemaster' bus from the early 1960's
  • Beat the crowds at The Tower of London and be welcomed by a White Tower warden in the oldest part of the Tower
  • Get exclusive access to the new 'Armoury in Action' exhibition and have plenty of time to see the Crown Jewels
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of the hidden gems of the old City: St. Paul's Cathedral, The Monument and Tower Bridge
  • Delve into real local culture as you explore the unique stalls of Borough Market
  • Take a fully guided tour of the inside of Westminster Abbey
  • Round off your day with a delicious afternoon tea inside the Abbey
Full description
A Private Welcome at the Tower of London

Your tour begins with a visit to one of London's most iconic attractions - The Tower of London, before the crowds. You will enter as one of the first admitted groups of the day before proceeding directly to the most historic part – The White Tower. There you will be welcomed by a White Tower warden for a private talk on its unique history. Then enjoy exclusive access to the new ‘Armoury in Action’ exhibition. The Tower has always played a prominent role in British History. Explore all 4 floors, including the Royal Armouries Collection. Enjoy the spectacular display of the Crown Jewels, revealing these priceless treasures like never before. The Crown Jewels are part of the Royal Collection and are still used regularly by the Queen.

Gems of the City

Head into the City of London where you will see St Paul's Cathedral and the Bank of England. Then cross over Tower Bridge to visit Borough Market.

Explore London's Oldest Food & Drink Market

Borough Market is London’s most renowned food and drink market and dates back in its earliest form to 1014. A source of British and international produce, it consists of more than 100 stalls and stands. Producers from all over the country bring a range of fresh produce to the market, including fish, meats, vegetables, ciders, cheeses, breads, coffees, cakes and patisseries. Other stalls specialise in produce imported from abroad.

You will have time to explore the many stalls and avail yourself of some of the local delicacies* before you explore the South Bank, home to the Tate Modern and the Globe Theatre (*optional and cost not included).

A Guided Tour of Westminster Abbey

Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains – Westminster Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history. The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs. The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the most important gothic buildings in the country. You will experience a fully guided tour as your Blue Badge guide brings the story of the Abbey to life amid its magnificence and splendour.

Afternoon Tea at Westminster Abbey

Relax as you round off your tours with a delicious afternoon tea in the sumptuous setting of the Cellarium Café located inside Westminster Abbey. Your afternoon tea consists of a selection of savouries, homemade sweet and savoury scones, a selection of handmade cakes, and a pot of loose English Breakfast tea.

Your tour ends here so you can take your time and enjoy your Afternoon Tea at your own pace.
Includes
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up or drop-off
  • Travel on a beautifully restored vintage Routemaster bus from the early 1960s
  • Entry and a guided tour of the Tower of London with a private welcome in The White Tower by a White Tower warden
  • Exclusive access to the new Armoury in Action exhibition
  • Entry and a fully guided tour of Westminster Abbey
  • Afternoon Tea inside Westminster Abbey: a selection of savouries, home-made scones, a selection of handmade cakes and a pot of loose-leaf English breakfast tea
  • The services of a professional Blue Badge tour guide
  • The state of the art VOX Radioguide® system is used during the walking sections of this tour: guests are issued with a personal headset ensuring they never miss a word of the guide's commentary

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Evan Evans Tours, 258 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1BS

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note there are quite a few stairs within the White Tower and there is no disabled access
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Evan Evans Tours

Product ID: 76183