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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  8.5 - 9 hours

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See London in one day on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city, led by an expert local guide! Hear the history of top London attractions like Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral while traveling around the West End and City of London. After the sightseeing tour, watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace and tour the Tower of London with a Beefeater.

Highlights

  • Full-day London tour including Tower of London visit
  • See top London attractions like Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral, on a coach tour
  • Watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace
  • Explore the Tower of London with a Beefeater guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you have just one day in London, this tour shows you all the must-see attractions like St Paul's Cathedral, the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London.

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What You Can Expect

London in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Take a tour of the Tower of London with a Beefeater guide

Meet your guide on board your air-conditioned coach, and then relax as you travel around central London to see the sights. Pass through Parliament Square, seeing the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clock, and then travel past Westminster Abbey where Prince William married Kate Middleton in a lavish royal wedding ceremony. Admire prestigious government buildings at Whitehall and Downing Street, and then see the hustle and bustle that surrounds Nelson’s Column at Trafalgar Square.

Travel to Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the Queen, and walk around in front of the gates to see the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Have your camera ready to capture the pomp and pageantry of the Queen’s Foot Guard as they march in their eye-catching red tunics and bearskin hats, and then travel by coach to a traditional London pub in Trafalgar Square.

Rest and refuel with a hearty lunch (own expense), and then continue your day of sightseeing with a visit to the City of London, an area just east of the city center where many of London’s banks can be found. Besides financial institutions like the Bank of England, the district is also home to iconic London attractions such as St Paul’s Cathedral and Mansion House. Look out for the sights as your guide explains their history.

Continue to the Tower of London, and head inside for a walking tour. The former prison and fortress, which looks out over the River Thames, was built to terrify potential invaders and Londoners alike. Steeped in centuries of murder and treason, the tower is fascinating to explore with its famous jet-black ravens and Beefeater guides. On a tour with one of the Beefeaters, hear tragic tales of the royals and nobles who met their end within the tower’s walls.

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

It was good! The tour guide was very informative! Covered the major spots that we want to see.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I believe the tour guide makes a difference on the quality of the tour. Our guide, Deb was great. She was talkative, entertaining, and personable. She knew all about the history and where to go in the city. Our diver was great as well. He manage to drive the large coach down tight and busy roads.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We gad a very good guide but was very insistent about being on time. He left 4 people behind on the first stop. The trip was very long and there is not much time at each site. You need to keep moving along to see the most important stuff and not slow down or you will miss the rest if the tour if another bus doesn't take you if they have rom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Sheila, our guide, entertained us all day. Tour was great, and overjoyed that she got us so very close to the Changing of the Guard..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a great tour! Richard our tour guide was excellent. It was like having a tour of London with your distant uncle. He was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. He appeared to care about the group and enjoy his job and engaging with us. Though lunch was not included he made sure that when we stopped there were places readily available and where we could quickly sample local fare. We were able to see much of London due to the fact that Richard and the driver made numerous adjustments as it was a Saturday and there was a lot of traffic and activities going on. All in all a great tour and I would definitely recommend it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Richard was an excellent guide and described everything in great detail. We were a little disappointed at the time standing in line to see the Crown Jewels because it kept us from seeing other parts of the Tower of London but guess a wait is expected. EXCELLENT TOUR!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A wonderful tour. Our guide was wonderful and informative. We enjoyed it very much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour. We got to see Buckingham Palace, changing of the guard and ended the day at Tower of London.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This Tour was amazing. We saw so much in one day. Our Guide Deborah was funny and very knowledbable. We had a great day, saw heaps and learnt a lot too. Would high recommend this tour to anyone.

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