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London Private 4-Hour Taxi Tour

1. London Private 4-Hour Taxi Tour

Drive along the streets of London on board one of the city’s iconic black cabs and get a great narration of the city’s history from your registered guide. Following a pick-up from any central London hotel (zone 1), you willl set off and stop at each landmark for photographs and a historical explanation. Take in the massive medieval fortress of the Tower of London, and the fairytale splendor of Tower Bridge. Motor through Trafalgar Square, past St James's Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Westminster Cathedral, stopping outside the Queen’s official residence at Buckingham Palace. See St. Paul's Cathedral, Covent Garden, the Houses of Parliament, and more. Your guide will not just be a Licensed London Taxi Driver, but a registered Blue Badge, City of London, or City of Westminster Guide, so you know you are in the safest of hands. London's taxi drivers have to sit the toughest taxi exam in the world, and their knowledge of the city is unsurpassed.

London: Top Attractions Private Guided Bike Tour

2. London: Top Attractions Private Guided Bike Tour

Take advantage of this exciting bike tour and discover the most interesting sights of London. Meet your guide and be led safely around the city’s best spots. Enjoy the adjusted tempo and comfort of an environmentally friendly tour. Forget about crowds of tourists, tired feet, and traffic jams. Choose the 2-hour option to explore the Must See Attractions of the very center of London. Admire the iconic Big Ben and beautiful Westminster Abbey. Ride along the Whitehall and reach the historical Trafalgar Square. Stroll around, take a souvenir picture and move to the next stop. Enjoy the serene atmosphere of St. James’s Park with its peaceful lake and blooming colorful flowers. Marvel at Buckingham Palace and see where the Queen lives. Then, learn even more history under the Westminster Cathedral. This Neo-Byzantine gem is the largest Catholic church in the United Kingdom! Enjoy a break at the Victoria Tower Gardens and admire the unique atmosphere by the River Thames. Join the 4 hours tour if you wish to explore even more treasures of London. See all the gems of the city’s center as well, but enjoy a different way back to discover more fantastic places. Explore St. Paul’s Cathedral, a real symbol of this city. Admire the stunning architecture of the British Museum and hang around Soho, a bustling district full of trendy bars, clubs, and restaurants. Extend your tour to 6 hours and visit all the popular spots as well as hidden gems that are further away. Discover the Tower of London - a historic castle that has served as a defensive and palace building of the British monarchs. Admire the iconic London Bridge and take a moment to look at the Monument to the Great Fire of London. Take some breaks between the sights to have a local snack. Then, marvel at the St Mary Axe, a Must See exclusive skyscraper! Finally, see the stunning Marble Arch and enjoy a visit to Hyde Park.

London: City Highlights Private Tour

3. London: City Highlights Private Tour

London is one of the largest capitals, making it almost impossible to explore the entire city on foot. This original car tour gives you the chance to see the best selected highlights of London in just a few hours! Forget about tired feet and tearing through the crowds of tourists. Enjoy private car transfers between the sights of London! Choose the 3-hour option to explore Greater London and its must-see sight by private car instead of the usual walking tour. You will be picked up directly from your accommodation. Enjoy live commentary from a Local Guide as you travel from one landmark to another. See the River Thames, the iconic Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, a former fortress and palace of the House of Tudor. Admire the exterior of St Paul’s Cathedral and the many skyscrapers of the City of London, the banking capital of the world. Take a stroll around the bustling Trafalgar Square then head to the heart of the City of Westminster to see the Westminster Abbey, the Westminster Palace and the most prominent symbol of London, the Big Ben. Another point of interest will be the exterior of Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the Queen, guarded by the famous red-clothed guards. The final sight will be at the Westminster Cathedral with its unique neo-Byzantine style exterior made almost entirely of brick. After the guided tour, you will be dropped-off at your accommodation. Choose the 7-hour option to see more sights and visit 2 top attractions: St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. We provide skip-the-line tickets to both attractions, so you can skip the queue and head straight for the entrance. St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the largest and most beautiful places of worship in the UK, both inside and out, inspired by St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Feel its awe-inspiring atmosphere, explore the Stone Gallery and the Golden Gallery, and enjoy a panoramic view of London from the dome. You will also visit Westminster Abbey, admire its 1000 years old Gothic architecture and hear amazing stories about the royal coronations, weddings and funerals. Explore the Royal Tombs and Poet’s Corner sections which contain the tombs of Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, as well as Charles Dickens, Robert Burns and many more important people. It's a world heritage site and a treasure trove of British history and culture!

London: Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour & Boat Cruise

4. London: Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour & Boat Cruise

Follow a 5-Star Local Guide through the streets of Westminster, London and see the city like never before. Discover the past, present and the future of London. On this original tour you can explore the capital on foot and enjoy a relaxing cruise on the River Thames. Let us take you on an adventure! Choose the 3-hour option to see the best selected highlights of London. This option includes skip-the-line tickets for a 30-minute cruise on Thames, but first, you will enjoy exploring the city by foot with your 5-Star Private Guide. Your tour begins at the iconic Trafalgar Square, which features the Nelson’s Columns, fountains, lion statues and other monuments. This district is known for its monumental landmarks, such as the Admiralty Arch, the Westminster Abbey, and the Westminster Palace, which houses the British parliament. Of course, you cannot miss the sight of London’s icon, the Big Ben clock tower. Your Private Guide will escort you all the way to the Westminster Pier while sharing interesting facts and legends about the city. We want you to see London from a different perspective, so we will book tickets for a boat cruise on the river Thames. It will be an unforgettable experience that will make you appreciate the beauty of London, even more. You will pass by landmarks such as the London Eye, Millennium Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe, HMS Belfast, The Shard and the Tower of London. The cruise will end by the iconic Tower Bridge. Choose the 4-hour option to see additional sights during the walking tour that precedes your cruise. This extended route covers St James’s Park, a large royal park in the heart of London. You can find many monuments and memorials to the British monarchs here, and of course, the one-and-only Buckingham Palace. This is your chance to learn more about Queen Elizabeth II, her predecessors and successors, as well as the Queen’s Guards who hold daily parades through the park. It is a must-see in London!

London: Changing of the Guards Ceremony Guided Walking Tour

5. London: Changing of the Guards Ceremony Guided Walking Tour

Join this original tour to learn about the British Royal Family and witness the daily Changing of the Guards parade outside of the Buckingham Palace. Enjoy an exlcusive experience with a 5-Star Guide who will show you the best spots for taking photos of the palace, gardens, and parade grounds. Join the basic 2-hour walking tour to see the Changing of the Guards ceremony outside of the Buckingham Palace. Hear historical facts, cultural anectots and myths about the British Royal Family as you admire the marvelous Admiralty Arch and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Memorial Pass by the Clarence House, a royal residence of Prince of Wales and his wife Duchess of Cornwall. See the monumental Victoria Memorial and prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience as the old guards who guard the Buckingham Palce prepare to exchange places with the new guards. Witness the traditional Changing of the Guards parade in front of magnificent Buckingham Palace. Enjoy observing the different stages of the ceremony and learn about the royal customs and traditions from an Expert Guide. Choose the 3-hour option to enrich your experience with a guided tour of the City of Westminster. Disocver the must-see sights and hidden gems of one of the most important districts of London. See the iconic landmarks such as the Westminster Cathedral. This neo-byzantine gem is the largest Catholic church in the United Kingdom. Admire the historic, neo-gothic Palace of Westminster, which is the seat of the British Parliament, the House of Commons and the House of Lords. See its iconic Elizabeth Tower, better known as the Big Ben, and the Winston Churchill Monument to one of the most important politicians in British history. Finally, explore the Church of St Margaret adjacent to one of the biggest London attraction - the Westminster Abbey (tickets to the abbey are not included in this option). This notable church is the coronation site of the kings of England and Great Britain and the burial place of kings and distinguished persons. Choose the 4-hour option to also visit the interior of the Westminster Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Save time and jump ahead of the queue thanks to skip-the-line tickets. The Westminster Abbey is closely linked to the Royal Family, as most Kings and Queens were crowned, married, and burried within these Gothic walls. Explore the elegant interiors with your Private Guide and discover the rich history and heritage of this remarkable site. Visit the Royal Tombs and Poet’s Corner to see the tombs of Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, as well as Charles Dickens, Robert Burns and many more notable personalities. Take a moment to look at the oak door near the Abbey’s Chapter House and wander around the charming gardens to feel the unique ambience.

London: Churches and Cathedrals Private Walking Tour

6. London: Churches and Cathedrals Private Walking Tour

Join this unique walking tour and admire the variety of London’s churches, offering stunning architecture, beautiful sacred art and fascinating history. The live commentary from your 5-Star Local Guide will give you a new appreciation for these monuments. Marvel at the beauty of the Top-ranked Churches in London and see some of the city’s most iconic landmarks along the way. Choose the 3-hour option to visit 3 magnificent churches in the heart of London and learn about the relationship between the Church of England and other denominations. The first attraction is the Westminster Cathedral, which is the largest Catholic church in the UK. Its distinctive appearance delights already from the outside - it is built in neo-Byzantine style and made almost entirely of brick. Inside you can admire a High Altar made of marble , beautiful mosaics and stained glass, and the Blessed Sacrament and the Lady Chapel. Follow your Private Guide through Central London and see highlights such as the Westminster Abbey, the Westminster Palace with the Big Ben, and the Trafalgar Square. Next stop is the elegant Georgian church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, which helds regular classical concerts and recitals. Finally, you will visit the mediaeval Temple Church. It was built by the Knights Templar in the 12th century and is recognized as one of the oldest and prettiest churches in London. The church appeared in the controversial book The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and was also featured in the movie version. Choose the 4-hour option to also visit the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral. We provide skip-the-line tickets so you can skip the queue and head straight for the entrance. It is one of the largest domed churches in the world with architecture inspired by St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Explore its beautiful interior, see the Stone Gallery and the Golden Gallery and enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of London from the dome with sights such as the River Thames, Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre!

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What people are saying about Westminster Cathedral

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Andrew was flexible (we had to change plans due to a cancelled flight), knowledgeable beyond belief, and super friendly. It felt like your favorite uncle was touring you around his home town. Thank you for an amazing day! We highly recommend this tour!

Very good tour especially to get your bearings on the city. Hits all the main historical attractions, our guide Thora was passionate and insightful, Great way to start trip in London

Steve was a wonderful driver. The cab was new and squeky clean. Steve was very knowledgeable and accommodating. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour

interesting tour

We were able to learn a lot about history, architecture and culture. Top tourist guide who delighted us with his job. Any time. Again thank you very much:)

The guide was super friendly, he showed us the best of London.