St James's Park Tours

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Set between the grounds of St James’s Palace and the iconic abode to the Queen of England, Buckingham Palace; few picnic spots are as breathtakingly regal as St James’s Park, a 58-acre (23-hectare) stretch, located a short stroll from many of central London’s key tourist attractions.

As well as offering a pocket of greenery amidst the urban sprawl of Central London, the Park’s proximity to Buckingham Palace makes it a popular spot to watch the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony, where the uniformed palace guards change over in an elaborate march and band performance. In addition, the park’s Horse Guards Parade hosts the annual Trooping the Colour military parade to mark the Queen's official birthday, along with the Beating Retreat, a floodlit spectacular featuring marching bands from the Cavalry and Foot Guard regiments, held each June.

A number of attractions grace the park’s interior, most notable of which is the Queen Victoria Memorial, commemorating the legendary ruler’s 1901 death. The 25 meter-high monument, carved from white Carrara marble, stands at the heart of the Memorial gardens, a series of formal flowerbeds and protected landmarks designed by Sir Aston Webb. More recently, the park has become a key part of the seven-mile Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk, passing through locations significant to the beloved people’s princess and in 2012, the Diamond Jubilee Floral Crown was unveiled - a floral recreation of the crown used in the Queen’s coronation ceremony, set on the north side of the lake.

Open to walkers, cyclists and dogs, the park features a restaurant, summer deck chairs and a number of refreshment stalls dotted around its many walkways.
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Address: London, England
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Private Tour: London Walking Tour

See London’s most famous landmarks on a private 3-hour walking tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Stop outside top sights including Buckingham Palace, home to the Royal Family, and the government headquarters at 10 Downing St, which is also the Prime Minister’s residence. Enjoy photo ops of Big Ben, Parliament (Palace of Westminster) and Westminster Abbey. Walk through Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho, with the option to purchase drinks at a classic pub. You’ll travel with your own private guide who tailors the commentary to your interests.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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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 tours and a River Thames cruise.
  • Duration: 3 days
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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.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony

Delve into London’s rich royal heritage during a 2.5-hour visit to Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Marvel at the traditional Changing of the Guard performance, which involves meticulously dressed soldiers marching to the rhythm of military drums. Then, enjoy an exclusive experience as you enter the opulent State Rooms of Buckingham Palace for an independent audio tour. See lavish chambers during a tour only available for two months of the year, and gain fascinating insight into the history of the British monarchy.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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London City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off with Free Walking Tour and River Cruise

Maximize your time in London with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose a 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket and make the most of unlimited travel across seven different routes for the ticket validity period. Get views of top London sights such as the Tower of London and Big Ben from the open-top bus, listen to audio commentary and enjoy the flexibility to hop on and off at any of the well-placed stops. All 24-, 48-, 72-hour bus tickets also include a complimentary river cruise and three walking tour routes.
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Royal London Sightseeing Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony with Optional London Eye Upgrade

Experience London’s royal highlights on this 3.5-hour sightseeing tour by coach, including the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Take a panoramic tour of the city with your guide, passing Kensington Palace and Westminster Abbey. You'll also see Trafalgar Square and Big Ben, and watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Upgrade to include an open-date ticket for the London Eye.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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London Royal Parks Bike Tour including Hyde Park

Discover the beauty and history of Royal London by bike on a morning or afternoon city tour. Enjoy a 4-hour guided ride through Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and St. James's Park. Cruise by the stately monuments such as the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, and view Royal sites like Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and the Princess Diana Memorial. Along the way, learn about London’s rich history and contemporary culture.  
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Classic London Bike Tour of Central London

Discover the history and diversity of London by bike on a 3-hour sightseeing tour. Led by a guide, pedal past the city's top sites, including Covent Garden, Buckingham Palace, Westminster, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Trafalgar Square. Along the way, learn about the city’s colorful history — the glorious, the infamous, and everything in between.  
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Private Custom Tour: London in a Day

Discover the spectacular sights of London according to your own personal itinerary on a private custom tour of the vibrant capital with a knowledgeable guide. Opt to enjoy a half- or full-day tour and customize your itinerary according to your cultural and historical interests. Allow your expert guide to pre-plan logistics like public transportation and reservations, and then delve into the capital’s rich history by listening to illuminating commentary. See iconic attractions like Big Ben and the Tower of London, and stray from the conventional tourist trail for a unique experience of London.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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London Landmarks, Historic Ale Pub and British Bicycles Bike Tour with a Local Guide

Pedal around the sights in style on this small-group, 3.5-hour bike tour of central London. Hop on board your classic English Pashley bicycle and follow your guide down quiet backstreets, past famous landmarks and along the banks of the Thames River. Take in iconic sights like Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Southbank and Covent Garden, then get off-the-beaten-track as you discover the street art of Banksy and even have a go at your own graffiti tag.
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Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony and Afternoon Tea

Delight in the quintessentially English culture of London on a 4.5-hour tour that combines three iconic British experiences. With a knowledgeable guide, watch the incredible Changing of the Guard Ceremony outside of Buckingham Palace, and then embark on an audio-guided tour of the residence’s lavish State Apartments, only open for two months of the year. Then, head to a prestigious hotel in central London and pleasure your palate with an appetizing array of finger sandwiches, soft scones and aromatic cups of English tea. Book now to avoid missing the few dates that Buckingham Palace is open to the public.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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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 with 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 River Thames cruise 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.
  • Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
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Historic Royal Walking Pub Tour in London

Discover two quintessential aspects of London’s culture—its royal heritage and its lively pub scene—on this small-group walking tour. Meet your guide in central London, and follow them to regal landmarks the likes of Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and St. James’s Park. You’ll also visit four classic British pubs (drinks own expense), where your guide will share scintillating tales about the royal family and other surprising episodes from London’s history.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Walking Tour of London with Brazilian Portuguese Speaking Guide

Visit London's highlights and landmarks on this private tour with a Brazilian Portuguese-speaking guide. Walk through central London's major sights like Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Customize your tour according to your interests an enjoy the flexibility of traveling with a private guide. Round-trip transportation from central London hotels is included.
  • Duration: 2 to 4 hrs
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Half-Day Private London Walking Tour

Enhance your expereince of London’s cultural jewels on a private 5-hour walking tour of England’s capital. Alongside a personal guide, you’ll tick off top London attractions such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, the London Eye, and Trafalgar Square. Plus, because you’re on a private tour, you’ll have the option to customize the itinerary according your interests.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hrs
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Central London Walking Tour

Visiting London for the first time? This introductory walking tour offers the perfect crash course in the city’s key highlights and major historical events. Meet your guide just outside the Westminster Underground station, and follow them to world-famous landmarks ranging from Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament to Downing Street and Trafalgar Square. As you wander, learn more about the city’s backstory. The tour concludes at Golden Jubilee Bridge: an ideal vantage point for panoramic city views.
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Full-Day London Tour from Oxford

First-time visitors to England won’t want to miss a tour of the capital and visiting London on a day trip can save both time and money. On this full-day tour from Oxford, take a walking tour of London attractions including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the London Eye, then enjoy free time to stroll along the River Thames or browse the shops in Covent Garden.
  • Duration: 1 day
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Private When Prince Harry Met Meghan Royal Black Taxi Tour

Gain secret knowledge about where the members of the British Royal Family love to frequent during this tour of London by traditional black taxi. Stop by main city attractions, and see where the Queen, Prince William and Kate, and the newly engaged Prince Harry and Meghan shop. This tour focuses on Prince Harry and Meghan—catch sight of where they met, where they’ll live together, and their favorite venues.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private London Tour with Guard Change and St Pauls Cathedral

See the great landmarks of London on a 4 hour drive by minibus. Enjoy the visit of St. Paul’s Cathedral and the famous Changing of the Guards, as well as relaxing in St. James park.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Walking Tour: Pokemon Adventure

Embark on this private Pokemon Go Adventure. This Pokemon London adventures aim to increase your Pokemon knowledge via pokestops, hunting specific Pokemon for your pokedex, improving your catching capabilities and increasing your own team gym prestige.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Photography Walk Through London

London is considered among the world’s most photogenic cities, but it’s hard to get the best shots out of a simple camera-phone selfie. On this tour, explore the streets and sites of London as your photographer guide captures your day on camera. With a basic retouching service included, be photographed at landmarks including Big Ben, St. James Park, Trafalgar Square, and more.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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