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London: Monuments & Back Streets Guided Tour in Black Taxi

1. London: Monuments & Back Streets Guided Tour in Black Taxi

Your tour will take place in an iconic London black taxi, with a clear glass roof to take in as much of the city as possible. You will visit the places you have heard of as well as other places that only a select few people know about. Stand outside Buckingham Palace, gaze at Westminster Abbey, and see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Drive alongside the River Thames, before seeing the flowers blooming in the Royal Parks. Stop off at Trafalgar Square and take a walk through Piccadilly Circus. Your guide will show you buildings that are 500 years old and still functioning. Hear stories about how the City and many famous landmarks shaped London’s history. Whether you have been to London before or if it is your first time, you will explore the lesser-known sights of the capital. Dive into the history and culture of the city by listening to stories about Londoners past and present.  See London from up high in a medieval tower, see a "Dead House", and visit the most haunted pub in London. You will even walk on a Roman pavement. This unique tour will really show you London at its very best.

London: Westminster in WWII Walking Tour

2. London: Westminster in WWII Walking Tour

On a private or shared group walking tour with an expert guide, discover the grandeur of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Cenotaph, Ministry of War, 10 Downing Street, and Whitehall through the lens of WWII. Learn about the British resolve and the reality of life for millions at that time. Start your tour outside the Monument to the RAF, which commemorates the individuals who took part in the Battle of Britain during the Second World War. Meet your guide who will begin to tell you the history of the area, and about life during WWII. Together, travel through London visiting iconic landmarks, such as Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey, as your guide tells you the impact of WWII and how Britain coped with the war. Finish your tour outside the Churchill’s War Rooms. Your guide will leave you here to explore if desired. Explore strategic bunkers from where Winston Churchill and cabinet were to conduct their part of WWII, frozen in time and ready to be discovered once again.

London: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

3. London: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See London at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Borough Market and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

London: Westminster to Covent Garden Personalized Tour

4. London: Westminster to Covent Garden Personalized Tour

When you book this tour, the supplier will be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. You'll follow your host on a winding journey through London's royal past as you explore the age-old route from Westminster to Covent Garden and discover the rich and vibrant cultural heritage that was. Meet your guide at 10:00 AM outside Westminster Underground Station. Look at the Elizabeth Tower of the Houses of Parliament, home to the famous bells of Big Ben. Walk past Westminster Abbey, where many royals have married, and continue through two of London’s most charming parks. See two lesser-known churches near Westminster Abbey, before watching the royal swans glide through the ponds and the protected bird sanctuaries of the secluded shrubberies. Stop outside Buckingham Palace, and see if the state flag is flying - an indication that the Queen is in residence. Then, discover Westminster’s best street for some retail therapy. Enjoy a quick bite to eat or a coffee at an unknown café, located above one of the area’s largest bookshops. Get panoramic views of Big Ben and Westminster Abbey as an add-on treat to your afternoon tea. Next, stroll past the upmarket grocers used by the Queen, and the most expensive restaurant in London - which fortunately has slightly more affordable lunch options! Continue into chaotic Piccadilly Circus, often compared to New York's Times Square, before navigating the numerous squares and backstreets leading to Covent Garden. Wander around the covered market to discover unique handmade and designer treasures to take home. Hear some of the street musicians (buskers) and performers, who must apply to the local authorities to win the right to play in the prestigious venue.

London: 1-Hour Professional Westminster Photo Shoot -LAST M

5. London: 1-Hour Professional Westminster Photo Shoot -LAST M

To make your visit to London even more memorable, experience a professional travel-photography session during your stay. It consists of a 1-hour photo session in your choice of great Westminster locations against the city backdrop. You will receive high-resolution digital images to take home with you as a special memento of your trip, which you can print and use as you wish. Professional holiday images are so much more desirable than only having selfies. Choose from locations including Westminster Bridge, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, and a classic red phone box. Candid or posing, it’s up to you.

London: Private City Walking Tour

6. London: Private City Walking Tour

Explore the best of London in this private walking city tour, ideal for newcomers. Your local host will give you the best introduction to the city, taking you to discover the secrets and highlights around London while avoiding the crowds. Discover the best of London Downtown and visit St. Paul's Cathedral, the famous Shakespeare's Globe, and the most beautiful bridges that the city can offer, such as the historical London Bridge. Take a ride in the 'underground' and arrive at one of the most iconic areas of London, Westminster. In this private tour, your guide will explain the history and details of the most important buildings of London, including the Palace and the Abbey of Westminster and Big Ben. Together we will also visit Trafalgar Square and see the smallest police station in the city. Last stop is the beautiful Covent Garden Market. Visit its open-air stores and authentic cobblestone corners, and learn about the history behind one of London’s best markets. Get all the information you need to make the most of your visit to London. If you have children, this private visit to the city could be incredible for them too. Just let us know and we will tailor it for them.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 14 reviews

We've joined a lot of walking and guided tours while visiting other countries over the years and thought we would try one in our own Capital City. We were seeking a tour with someone who was native to London with local knowledge who could show us places not on the normal tourist trail and give us an insight to London from a Londoner's perspective. Stuart delivered on this and some! He led us to some gems of places, most of which we wouldn't have known about and it was a joy to be on such a relaxed meander. Stuart is great company and the whole tour felt like we were being shown little known places by an old friend. We both thoroughly enjoyed the tour and I am sure Stewart enjoyed it too. We would recommend Stewart to anyone looking for this type of tour in the knowledge they would enjoy the experience.

Just perfect

We can highly recomend this Tour. The Tour covers all must see atractions of London and in adition our host showed us some hidden Spots as well. Flavio was super symphatic and explained a lot. We enjoyed the Tour and can recomend it definetly!

Richard was fantastic and such a pleasure! I feel like I walked away with tons of new knowledge all while having fun. I have already recommended to many others!

we had e nice time with lixiana. full of little secret places und useful tips thanks for this new experiences

Great tour and fabulous guide , very friendly and knowledgeable