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See London’s most spectacular sights on a 4.5-hour bus tour of England’s cultural capital. Listen to entertaining commentary from a guide as you explore the sparkling city by coach and foot; gaze at the dramatic dome of St Paul’s Cathedral; immerse yourself in the turbulent history of the Tower of London; and admire the colossal skyscrapers of the City of London. Even better, the experience includes a ticket for a one-way River Thames sightseeing cruise, to be used on the day or another time.


  • 4.5-hour afternoon tour of London combining a Tower of London and City of London tour
  • Take a guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral and learn about its baroque architecture
  • Walk around the Tower of London and view the Crown Jewels
  • Relax on a drive through the City of London, and see the Bank of England
  • Enjoy informative commentary form a Blue Badge guide
  • Make use of a ticket for a River Thames cruise from the Tower of London

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

Greet your guide at the central location of Trafalgar Square and climb aboard your comfortable tour bus. Pop in your technologically advanced Vox headphones and listen as your guide begins a captivating commentary of the city. Retain your headphones throughout the tour in order to capture all of the information provided.

First, stop at the cathedral of St Paul’s. Marvel at Sir Christopher Wren’s architectural masterpiece and absorb the ecclesiastical elegance of the structure. Gain insight into the sacred structure that dominates the London skyline; hear tales of fiery destruction and romantic nuptials before venturing to your next stop.

Arrive at the Tower of London to explore the ancient fortress steeped in legend and historical legacy. Engage as immaculately dressed Beefeaters regale you with tales of torture and treason, and visit the glittering Crown Jewels to admire 6,000-year old diamonds and gilded coronation crowns.

Before leaving, receive a ticket for a one-way River Thames sightseeing cruise, from the tower to Westminster Pier. The ticket can be used after your tour, or on a different day up until March 31, 2016.

Continue by coach to the stylish City of London, where an architectural amalgamation of medieval buildings and sleek skyscrapers provides excellent photo opportunities. See a selection of eclectic structures crowded into the narrow streets, visiting the Bank of England and the impressive Mansion House.

On some dates, St Paul’s Cathedral is closed to the public. When the cathedral is close, going inside will be substituted for a visit to the Tower Bridge Exhibition or the Banqueting House.

Customer Reviews

Adam F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Our guide Deb and driver were FAB! Wonderfully educational with a nice bit of humor mixed in!

Maritza C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great Tour, money well spent!

Rickie B

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!

Leslie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Very knowledgeable tour guide who was helpful and fun.

Dorothy J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Excellent tour with an excellent guide.

Andy C

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

Cheryl O

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.

Helene Australia

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.

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