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London Half-Day Private Chauffeur Driven Tour

1. London Half-Day Private Chauffeur Driven Tour

Discover London in complete privacy and luxury on a private, chauffeur-driven tour of the city center, and see some of the city’s top attractions away from the hustle and bustle of organized group tours. If you are looking for a unique way to discover London, this private tour is the perfect choice! Your chauffeur will take you on an intimate journey, guided by a professional guide who will provide you with personal attention and courtesy throughout your urban adventure. Take the family to some of the best-known and historic sites of London, such as the imposing Tower of London where the Crown Jewels are kept. Pass one of the official residences of Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Drive through Trafalgar Square and see Nelson’s Column, the National Gallery, and National Portrait Gallery. Pass Westminster Abbey, also known as the Houses of Parliament. Relax in the comfort of your private car, and discover some places that other tourists never get to see!

London: Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

2. London: Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy an intimate introduction to England's capital on a private sightseeing tour of Central London, and see some of the city's most iconic sights. Your private guide will collect you from the lobby of your hotel at 10:00. Discuss the flexible itinerary before you set off. Go to Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the Royal Family. See the balcony where Prince William kissed his new wife Catherine in 2011. Watch the Queen’s Foot Guard march to a military band at the Changing of the Guards ceremony. Marvel at the eye-catching outfits and bearskin hats. Continue to Westminster Abbey, final resting place of kings, queens, poets and statesmen. Admire architectural details of the former Benedictine monastery, including the stone cloisters, Chapter House and Strong Room. Take in the Clock Tower, home to Big Ben, and the marvelous Gothic edifice of the Houses of Parliament. Then, walk up Whitehall, past Banqueting House and No. 10 Downing Street, to arrive at Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery.

London: Monuments & Back Streets Guided Tour in Black Taxi

3. 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: Churchill War Rooms & WW2 Westminster Private Tour

4. London: Churchill War Rooms & WW2 Westminster Private Tour

Join a guided private historical walking tour around London with your live guide, a fellow historian lover. Enjoy a day exploring all the iconic sites such as the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall to discover the military bunkers of the Churchill War Rooms. Learn all about World War II, when on September 7th, 1940, Nazi Germany sparked a lightning war on London, dropping bombs across the city and beginning 57 consecutive nights of terror on Britain’s capital. But how did we get there, and what was to happen next? On a private walking tour with a local 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 WW2 - learn about the famous British resolve and the reality of life for millions at that time. As your private guided experience continues, descend below the streets of Whitehall to discover the military bunkers of the Churchill War Rooms, frozen in time and ready to be explored once again. Roam the top-secret corridors with your private guide. Absorb the atmosphere of a Cabinet War Room where the decisions made could lead to victory… or disaster. Chart the course of the war in a Map Room, untouched since 1945. Learn more about the man who led a nation through their darkest hour in a museum brimming with artefacts from Winston Churchill’s life- from his baby rattle to the cigar and bowler hat he was never seen without. Discover the reality of life in the bunkers for the men and women who slept, ate and worked here as the bombs rained overhead. ‘’It is the time to dare and endure.’’ —Winston Churchill

London: 2-Hour Customizable Walking Tour with Private Guide

5. London: 2-Hour Customizable Walking Tour with Private Guide

Create your dream tour of London with this customizable walking tour. Enjoy an intimate introduction to England's capital on a private 2-hour sightseeing tour of Central London, and see some of the city's most iconic sights. Your private guide will meet you at Westminster tube station (exit 1). Discuss the flexible itinerary before you set off. Go to Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the Royal Family and see the balcony where Prince William kissed his new wife Catherine in 2011. Then, watch the Queen’s Foot Guard march to a military band at the Changing of the Guards ceremony and marvel at the eye-catching outfits and bearskin hats. Continue to Westminster Abbey, final resting place of kings, queens, poets, and statesmen. Admire architectural details of the former Benedictine monastery, including the stone cloisters, Chapter House and Strong Room. Take in the Clock Tower, home to Big Ben, and the marvelous Gothic edifice of the Houses of Parliament. Finally, walk up Whitehall, past Banqueting House and No. 10 Downing Street, to arrive at Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery.

London: LGBTQIA Historic, Legal, & Cultural Walking Journey

6. London: LGBTQIA Historic, Legal, & Cultural Walking Journey

There is so, so much to see and discover during this unique tour. The legal and cultural LGBTQI is learned and discussed whilst taking in some of the loveliest and splendourous sights London has to over. Most LGBTQI tours focus on the Civil Liberties: this tour offers unique insights into the various civilisations attitudes and practices in the LGBTQI space. The qualified guide is dressed as Anne Bonney, the infamous pirate, who allegedly had a lesbian relationship with Mary Read, another girl pirate: cross dressing and the culture of M/F identities within UK arts, and music scene is talked about openly in some great spaces. The Royal Family, LGBTQI in royal context is given by the guide in St. James' Park within eyeshot of Buckingham Palace, the place of royal residence since Victoria & Albert. The differences between the treatments of men and women in the LGBTQI history is discussed here before walking to Piccadilly and London's theatreland. Here discover just how important to the arts and music counter culture in London has been totally dependant on and due to the LGBTQI contribution. The notorious and famous Admiral Duncan pub in Soho is visited for a well earned pint and to take in a space that has survived a lot of anti LGBTQI feeling. This is a tour that doen's just cover Pride and the trials and tribulations of the LGBTQI space, but the rich variety of that world, it's legal and cultural journey and the important participants. Questions and contributions from those taking part are encouraged and practiced throughout the duration of the tour. We depart and end in Soho with the choice of remaining with the group and guide or leaving.

London: Notting Hill, Downtown & Markets Private Tour

7. London: Notting Hill, Downtown & Markets Private Tour

Explore London on this half-day Private Walking City Tour. See the best of London Downtown and the Notting Hill district. Let your private guide take you through the highlights and secrets that this incredible city has to offer, avoiding the crowds. Visit the beautiful Soho district, with its characteristic gateway to Chinatown. Walk down the colorful hidden streets and even a mural in a secret passage. Get into the famous art gallery dedicated purely to the Harry Potter saga, before arriving at the prestigious National Gallery. Come to Trafalgar Square and see the smallest police station in town. Visit the most important buildings in London such as the Palace and the Abbey of Westminster and the famous London icon: Big Ben. Learn about its political history as well as its emblematic monarchy. Get into the famous London Underground and reach one of the most charming districts: Notting Hill. Lose yourself in its narrow streets of colorful houses, scenes of famous movies. Taste the classic British bakery with the best and traditional English tea, in one of its most prestigious bakery shops. Visit the open-air shops and the most authentic corners of Portobello Market, considered the most beautiful in London.

London: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

8. 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

9. 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: Harry Potter Walking Tour

10. London: Harry Potter Walking Tour

Start at the Monument to the Great Fire of London, discover how a baby dragon destroyed 80% of London, how magic was used to put out the fire, and how an innocent muggle was accused of starting the fire. After this, marvel at the stunning Victorian Leadenhall Market, a famous filming location thanks to its beautiful neo-gothic architecture, stunning color scheme, and cobblestone streets, and hear how dragons have a special place in the heart of modern-day London. Next, cross London Bridge and take in the sights, such as the Shard, The Tower of London, and HMS Belfast. Whilst on the bridge, hear how a daring driver crossed Tower Bridge in a double-decker bus as it was opening, with the bus full of passengers. Stroll along the river Thames visiting some of Bankside's most famous muggle and magical attractions, including Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, where some of the most powerful words in the English language have been performed on stage. Walk across Millennium Bridge and take a moment to close your eyes and feel the bridge swaying in the breeze. Once across the bridge, learn why it sways, and why death eaters attacked the bridge in the opening moments of The Half-Blood Prince. Carry on to St Paul's Cathedral and listen to how this site of religious worship goes back to the Romans, how the medieval church was once used as a stable, and how it survived the bombings of the London Blitz. Find out which famous wizards stood on the roof of this iconic building. From here, take either a bus or the train, with your guide, and journey from the City of London to the neighboring City of Westminster. Once in the City of Westminster, visit some of the magical places which inspired the writer J. K. Rowling to create the magical world of Harry Potter. Along the way, see Trafalgar Square and identify some of the fantastic beasts which live here, and how and why the square was used for the Harry Potter film premieres. Finally, explore some of the City of Westminster's most memorable filming locations from the Harry Potter film series before taking the underground train to visit Kings Cross, home of Platform 9 and 3/4.

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What people are saying about Houses of Parliament

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.

Micheal was the best tour guide I have ever had. He was so informative and taught us so much about London. He called me the day prior to confirm meeting spot and time. The tour hit all the right parts of London and Micheal told us a lot of history and showed us parts of London you would never find on your own. I highly recommend the private tour. It’s well worth the money. We had a family of 5 and it was perfect.

Merci Suzie. Beaucoup de connaissances et d’histoire sur Londres

Great tour and fabulous guide , very friendly and knowledgeable

Leila was very knowledgeable, great overall experience.