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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

London City Sightseeing Tour Including Tower of London and City of London

See the best of London in an afternoon, with a visit to the Tower and a city tour including St. Paul's Cathedral.


  • 4.5-hour afternoon tour of London combining Tower of London and City of London tour
  • Guided tour of St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Guided tour of the Tower of London
  • Fabulous Crown Jewels
  • Guided drive through the City of London, passing St. Paul's Cathedral, Mansion House and the Bank of England
  • Professional Blue Badge guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This jam-packed half-day tour whisks you around to a number of top sights. Good choice for late-risers or those short on time.

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What You Can Expect

London City Sightseeing Tour Including Tower of London and City of London

Take a guided tour of the Tower of London

Pop in your state-of-the-art Vox headphones as your tour starts and listen to your guide talking clearly about each site. If you want to wander aside and take photos of attractions, you won’t miss any of the commentary!

First stop is a guided tour of Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece, St. Paul's Cathedral. Crowned by the magnificent dome that continues to dominate the London skyline, the cathedral was rebuilt after the Great Fire of London in 1666. In recent years it has seen the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, to Lady Diana Spencer and, most recently, the thanksgiving services for both the Golden Jubilee and 80th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen.

Then it's on to the Tower of London, the ancient fortress steeped in centuries of murder and treason, guarded by jet-black ravens. The splendidly dressed Beefeaters will tell you about the Tower's history, including tragic tales of royals and nobles who met their end within its walls. You'll also see the fabulous Crown Jewels, including the 6,000-year-old Koh-I-Noor diamond and impressive coronation regalia.

You'll then continue by coach to the City of London, that famous square mile where brash new architecture towers above buildings dating back to medieval times. The Romans founded Londinium here 2,000 years ago, and the city's square mile of narrow streets follows the cramped medieval street plan.
You'll see the glorious dome of St. Paul's Cathedral, the elegant Mansion House, home to the Lord Mayor of London, and the nearby Bank of England, known as the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street, at the heart of the City.

St Paul’s Cathedral is closed to the public on Sundays and following dates: December 23 2014, February 4, 18, March 19, April 3 and May 12 2015. On these dates, there will be a photo stop outside the Cathedral and the tour will visit Tower Bridge Exhibition or Banqueting House instead.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great Tour, money well spent!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was great! The tour guide was soooo nice and friendly and knew what she was doing. She went into an in depth description of all of the places we visited as well as places we drove past. She was very kind and funny. The tour was overall great!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Very knowledgeable tour guide who was helpful and fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Excellent tour with an excellent guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

I recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Had a good time, loved the river cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

Our guide was very knowledgeable in the history of the Tower of London, St. Paul's and other Landmarks in London. Great to meet other people from around the world on the tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

This was a good tour to do as it covered two of the best tourist places and we were taken there and didn't have to line up for tickets! The commentary was informative also. Unfortunately the skies opened up just as the Thames river cruise started but we were entertained by the commentary which was sharp but funny. Well worth doing this half day tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

The tour was very interesting and well presented by our guide, Trevor.
We saw the highlights of St Paul's Cathedral then after seeing the 'Crown Jewels' we had our own time to visit the Tower of London and get the cruise back.
The headphones system worked very well.
A very enjoyable trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Excellent. My mother and sister LOVED this tour. Informative guide, air-conditioned coach (which was a life-saver in august) and trip to see the jewels.

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