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Parliament Square
One of London’s most popular and most visited tourist attractions, Parliament Square links many of the capital’s iconic buildings. The square is ringed by Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Supreme Court, and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and features 12 statues of famous world leaders and historical figures.

The Basics
First designed in 1868, Parliament Square is a sweeping green space surrounded by some of London’s most important landmarks and government buildings. Used by tourists as a place to relax or as the ideal location for photoshoots, the square is also a frequent site of protests and demonstrations. In addition to the world-famous monuments that surround it, Parliament Square features 12 statues of important figures throughout history, from leaders such as Nelson Mandela and Abraham Lincoln to influential activists like Mahatma Gandhi and Millicent Fawcett.

Given its proximity to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and world-renowned landmarks, Parliament Square features on dozens of tour itineraries, from hop-on hop-off bus and private tours to history-themed small-group walking tours.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The square is patrolled by Heritage Wardens (who wear distinctive uniforms and can assist with various sightseeing queries) 24 hours a day.
  • Following bombing damage sustained during World War II, Parliament Square was renovated in 1948 and now features a grand lawn and various walkways.
  • It is forbidden to feed pigeons or other birds on Parliament Square; dogs also must be kept on leashes.
  • As the square is level and includes paved walkways, it is accessible to wheelchair users.

How to Get There
As one of Central London’s most important hubs, Parliament Square is accessible by numerous forms of transit. Via the London Underground, take the Circle, District, or Jubilee line to Westminster Station. The area is also served by many bus lines, including the 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 87, 88, 148, 159, 211, and 453, and can be reached on foot, by bike, or by car.

When to Get There
Parliament Square is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Be mindful that protests for or against various government actions and policies are often held in Parliament Square; it is best to avoid the area during particularly large or impassioned demonstrations.

Protests at Parliament Square
Protest has been an essential part of Parliament Square’s legacy. From multiyear Iraq War rallies to climate-change demonstrations and marches both for and against Brexit, the square has long been one of the city’s liveliest forums for public debate and dissent.
Address: Westminster, London, England
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Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with dozens of possible stops, including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights. Hop off to enjoy a free walking tour and a River Thames cruise.
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  • 60 to 120 minutes
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Cultural Tours

London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard

Limited time in London doesn’t have to mean a limited view of the capital. Soak up the key sights in just one action-packed day on this guided small-group tour. Explore Westminster Abbey and watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace. Then cruise the River Thames to Tower Bridge and explore its inner workings before delving into British history at the Tower of London.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour London Highlights, entries Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London

The Tower of London and Westminster Abbey are two of London’s most impressive must-see attractions, but the entry queues can be long. On this tour, save valuable sightseeing time with skip-the-line entry and head straight inside with your guide. Learn the history of Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square on a walking visit, and stop at Buckingham Palace, Nelson’s Column, and more.
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

Skip the Line into Houses of Parliament & Westminster Abbey Fully-Guided Tour

Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament are two of London’s highlight landmarks—and on this tour, you’ll have special access to both. Skip the line at Westminster Abbey and head inside the soaring church, where your guide will share facts about its royal history. Next, you’ll have the rare opportunity to explore parts of the interior of the Houses of Parliament, which is frequently off-limits to the public.
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  • 3 hours 45 minutes
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Sir Winston Churchill Private Walking Tour & War Rooms

Follow in the footsteps of one of Britain’s most celebrated Prime Ministers and historic figures on this private, Winston Churchill-themed walking tour. Following pickup from your hotel or another convenient meeting point, you’ll explore the areas of Mayfair, Westminster, and Piccadilly associated with Churchill, from his childhood home and 10 Downing Street to the cigar shop he once frequented. Your final stop is at the Churchill War Rooms, the secret bunker from which he ran World War II.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

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Private London Sightseeing by Luxury Vehicle

If it’s your first time in London, tick off the city’s top attractions in style on a private 9-hour sightseeing tour. Travelling in a luxurious vehicle equipped with Wi-Fi, you’ll visit icons such as Tower Bridge, 10 Downing Street, and Trafalgar Square. In the afternoon, browse Harrods departments store and admire Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, and the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

Behind-the-Scenes Houses of Parliament Guided Tour

Step inside one of London's most iconic attractions on this behind-the-scenes tour of the Houses of Parliament. Meet your guide right in front of the UNESCO-listed attraction. Once inside, you’ll follow in royal footsteps, will visit both the House of Commons and the Lords Chamber, will admire artworks and architectural highlights, and more. As you go, your guide will share stories and facts about the landmark’s long history.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Cultural Tours

Private Tour, Entry to Westminster Abbey and London Highlights

Join us for this half day tour around Westminster, a unique area where the Royalty meets Government. Starting in the beautiful Westminster Abbey, your guide will share stories about past of this most famous historic Church. Making our way next through Parliament square with iconic views of Big Ben, we'll visit Horse Guards Parade and on to St James's Park. Finally on towards Buckingham Palace, and Trafalgar Square, this tour covers many of the most recognisable sights around London.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Super Savers

London Super Saver: Royal Walking Tour Including Tower of London and Changing of the Guard plus London Highlights

See the royal sights of London and save money at the same time on this day-long Super Saver tour—a combination of two popular sightseeing experiences. Start with early access to the Tower of London, and then take a cruise along the Thames River to central London to see the Changing of the Guard ceremony. In the morning, enjoy a royal-themed walking tour that takes in sights of Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

Private Walking tour London, Buckingham Palace to Big Ben and much more

This action-packed private walking tour of London is the ideal experience for travelers with limited time. You’ll save time and see multiple top London attractions in one day, including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament, and Trafalgar Square. By going on a walking tour, you’ll visit places on foot that can’t be reached by car or bus. Your tour will be enhanced with guide commentary about London’s highlights, as well as insider tips.
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  • 210 to 240 minutes
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  • 210 to 240 minutes
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Bus & Minivan Tours

London Eye Fast-Track Ticket with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

Discover London aboard an open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour and enjoy a spin on the London Eye with your skip-the-line ticket. With your 24, 48, or 72 hour ticket, design a personal itinerary with dozens of possible stops, including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and many more. Enjoy unobstructed views and on-board commentary as you view the city’s highlights and hop off to admire the best panoramic views of London's skyline on top of the world's highest observation wheel, the London Eye. Make the most of the rest of your day with a free walking tour and a River Thames cruise.HighlightsSee more of London in less time with this two-in-one package Pick between 24-, 48-, or 72- hour unlimited hop-on hop-off busSkip-the-line and experience the best panoramic view of the city on the London EyeWalking tour and River Thames cruise included with each ticket option
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  • 60 to 120 minutes
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony and Thames River Cruise

Discover the regal residences and rich royal history of London on a sightseeing tour and Thames River cruise. With an accomplished guide, travel by luxury coach through the capital’s most opulent areas to see majestic landmarks like Big Ben and Kensington Palace. Gaze at a traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace and then climb aboard a boat for a tranquil cruise on the River Thames. Glide past iconic sights like the London Eye and the Tower of London and enjoy illuminating commentary as you sail.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

Private Half Day London Tour With Car/Black Cab/MPV/Van/Coach

This half-day tour can start either in the morning or in the afternoon. A car or SUV or an iconic black cab (if available at the time of booking) and other types of vehicles (depending on the number of the participants) will be used for this tour. The direction of the tour can be reversible. In this tour, we aim to give the full history of London in a limited period of time. This way visitors can understand the 2000 years of history of the city. Our guides have an excellent background of the city's history. We would be very pleased to offer an immaculate culture experience for our guests. We welcome the large group of travellers as well. Please just contact our tour management service or book your desired options online.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Cultural Tours

3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

Marvel over royal monuments, architectural masterpieces and iconic landmarks on this 3-hour walking tour of London. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you stroll around Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus; snap photos of Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben; and stand in awe before the magnificent Buckingham Palace. For the full experience, upgrade to include a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Bus & Minivan Tours

The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

See London from the streets, water, and sky with this great-value package that lets you explore London at your own pace. Easily reach top sights without spending a fortune on cab fare with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket valid for 1, 2, or 3 days. You’ll also get an aerial view of the city aboard of the London Eye giant observation wheel and glide past Parliament and Big Ben on a Thames River cruise.
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  • 60 to 120 minutes
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Cultural Tours

Darkest Hour - Parliament and Churchill War Rooms Private Tour

Have the rare opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament—and explore the Churchill War Rooms, too—on this political London tour. Following pickup from your local accommodation, travel to the UNESCO-listed Houses of Parliament, and explore both the Commons Chamber and the Lords Chamber. As you go, learn all about British political history and the fight for democracy. Next, continue to the Churchill War Rooms, located in a bunker deep below street-level. See where the Prime Minister led the war effort, and explore the perfectly preserved setting.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Bus & Minivan Tours

Madame Tussauds London with Hop-on Hop-off Tour and River Cruise

Explore London your way with a popular hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus that takes you directly to dozens of top attractions like Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and Downing Street. Take in views from atop the double-decker bus and ride as often as you like with a 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket. This combo tour also includes admission to the legendary Madame Tussauds wax museum, where you can pose for selfies with models of your favorite celebs including Benedict Cumberbatch, Kim Kardashian, and the royal family.
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  • 60 to 120 minutes
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  • 60 to 120 minutes
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Best of London: Experience the top 100 sights your own way, your own pace

Let technology lead the way and take a tour when you want with this self-guided tour of London the provides directions and commentary through your Smart Phone and right into your earbuds. Use the system without eating up any Smart Phone data and explore at your own pace while learning about London’s history, heritage, culture, traditions, and landmarks.
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  • 1 to 72 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 to 72 hours
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Cultural Tours

Private Churchill Walking Tour of London

Join us for our Churchill Tour of London. Learn about Britain's greatest Britain (as voted for by the British public in 2002) and how he led Britain and its empire to victory over the evils of fascism. Not only will you explore locations linked to Sir Winston Churchill, including his childhood home, you will also get to visit some of the finest shopping areas in London, Green Park which is home to some unusual wildlife, and several areas linked to royalty. Finishing at the Imperial War Museum's Churchill War Rooms (entry not included) the tour is for everyone from people curious about Britain's greatest war-time Prime Minsiter to people who are well versed in Chruchillian history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Half Day Traditional Private London Tour

This half-day tour can start in the morning or in the afternoon. The direction of the tour can be reversable. In this tour, we aim to give the full history of London in a limited period of time. This way visitors can understand the 2000 years of history of the city. Our guides have an excellent background of the city's history and we would be very pleased to offer an immaculate culture experience for our guests. We welcome the large group of travellers as well. Please just contact our tour management service.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Chauffeured Minivan at Your Disposal in London for 4 Hours

With so much to see and do, travelers visiting London for the first time can often feel overwhelmed. Escape the crowds and skip the hassle of navigating an unfamiliar public transport system on a customizable tour by private minivan, a hassle-free choice designed with travelers on a time budget in mind. Your private chauffeur transports you between top attractions with ease and reveals lesser-known spots that you won't find in the guide book.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour London Highlights, entries St Paul's Cathedral, The Tower of London

With two years of extensive training, Blue Badge guides are some of the most qualified tour operators in London and are the only external guides permitted to show visitors around major attractions like Westminster Abbey. This full-day Blue Badge tour of London, which comes with a guarantee to skip long lines, is ideal for travelers seeking a world-class British history lesson without the wait.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

VIP Parliament Tour with Afternoon Tea on River Terraces

Get a behind the scenes look at the daily proceedings of the Palace of Westminster on a 3.5-hour small-group tour. Explore the Queen's Robing Room, Chamber of the House of Lords, Division Lobbies, and more. Afterwards, sit town for a traditional afternoon tea, complete with cakes, scones, and petits fours. Don’t forget to enjoy the unbeatable view of the River Thames as you sip your tea.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Shopping Tours

Private Chauffeur Driven London Sightseeing and Shopping Trip

Save time by combining sightseeing with a shopping trip in London. As your private chauffeur drives you around the city's best shopping destinations, such as Knightsbridge and Covent Garden, see top London attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the Houses of Parliament. Enjoy the flexibility of customizing your itinerary according to your preferences and benefit from local insight from your driver.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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