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4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Your tour starts from Westminster Abbey, perhaps the most beautiful early Gothic building in Great Britain and still used for daily worship and royal functions. The Abbey, a royal mausoleum for many centuries, was used from 1066 after the coronation of William I to crown all kings and queens of England, except two. Rebuilt in 1220 in the then new Gothic style, inside is the Henry VII Chapel (1503-19), this is one of the most beautiful examples of the perpendicular Gothic.

Highlights

  • Visit to the interior of Westminster Abbey
  • Guided walk through Whitehall to Trafalgar Square where you will visit the National Gallery
  • Tailor the tour to suit your own interests
  • Choice of morning and afternoon tours
  • Professional art historian guide

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: London Walking Tour

The National Gallery, London

Walk down Whitehall towards the Banqueting House. This was built in 1619-22 by Inigo Jones for James I Stuart in Palladian style. His son Charles 1st continued this richly decorated Royal Palace, an extravaganza largely used for masques, plays, balls and other ceremonies for the Queen and King. Enter Trafalgar Square, then cross to the National Gallery. With Nelson's Column in the center, you can see through the Admiralty Arch, the Mall which leads to Buckingham Palace. The National Gallery opened in 1838 to house one of Europe's greatest collections of Old Master's paintings. Italian Renaissance, Flemish, Dutch, Spanish, French, English and German works from their great artists are displayed. View art works by Jan Van Eyck's famous "Arnolfini Wedding", Piero della Francesca's magnificent "The Baptism of Christ", Botticelli's sensuous "Mars and Venus", Leonardo's "Virgin of the Rocks", Ruben's breathtaking "Chapeaux de Paille", Rembrandt's moving last self portrait and the great French Impressionists collection with Renoir, Monet, Pissarro and Cezanne.
This in-depth private tour is hosted by a professional guide specializing in art history. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at time of booking to alert our guide, so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Excellent experience. Really enjoyed the tour of Westminster Abbey and the National Gallery. Alison was an outstanding guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Excellent tour. Both Westminster Abbey and the National Gallery are well worth visiting.

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