Meet your guide at your central London hotel or pre-arranged meeting point, and take the scenic route to Buckingham Palace. Stroll through Green Park, one of London’s eight royal parks, and stop to admire the grand façade of Buckingham Palace as your guide fills you in on the city’s royal history. Hear tales of royal life in the palace, learn what happened to the Palace during WWII, and be amazed by tales of royal scandals and attempted break-ins.
Continue to the nearby St James’ Palace, a prime spot for watching the centuries-old tradition of the Changing of the Guards ceremony. Get your camera ready for the big event and get chance to walk alongside the suited Guards as they make their way to Buckingham Palace for the daily shift change.
After the ceremony, follow your guide through St James’ Park into central London, stopping to admire the Gothic architecture of Westminster Abbey along the way. Arrive at the River Thames and pause to capture London’s iconic waterfront on camera, as you look out at Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.
As you head towards Trafalgar Square, your guide will point out sights of interest, such as the Winston Churchill War Room, The Horse Guard Parade, and Downing Street. Finally, end your tour in Trafalgar Square, where your guide will be happy to offer recommendations for lunch.