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London In One Day Tour with Changing of the Guard with London Eye option

Greater London, United Kingdom

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  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Get to know London in one day on this sight-packed, full-day tour with a guide. Traveling by air-conditioned coach, see top London attractions such as Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, and enjoy fast-track entry and a guided tour of St. Paul's Cathedral. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, and then visit the Tower of London. Break for a pub lunch, and receive a ticket for a Thames River sightseeing cruise to use after your tour or another day. For a bird's-eye view of the city, upgrade to include a ticket for the London Eye in the evening.
  • Full-day London tour including Tower of London visit
  • Enjoy fast-track entry and a guided tour of St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Make use of a ticket for a Thames River cruise from the Tower of London
  • Upgrade to include a ticket for the London Eye

What's Included

  • Expert Blue Badge Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Thames River cruise
  • London Eye standard ticket at 6pm (if option selected)
  • Entry to Tower of London
  • Entry to St Paul's Cathedral
  • Personal Audio Headset
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Victoria Coach Station, Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK

    Departs at 9 am (boarding at 8.30), Victoria Coach Station (Gate 1-5) Nearest station: Victoria Station - Victoria line, Direct line, Circle line, British Rail

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

  • Tower of London, London EC3N 4AB, UK

  • Westminster Pier, Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK

  • London Eye River Cruise, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB, UK

What To Expect

Begin in central London when you hop inside your comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Meet your friendly, local guide, and then sit back and enjoy the sights on a panoramic drive around the heart of this historical city.

See the iconic Big Ben and Houses of Parliament in Parliament Square, and snap pictures of Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married in a grand ceremony in April 2011.

Then, gaze up at Nelson’s Column in buzzing Trafalgar Square, and drive to Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Walk to the palace gates to watch the Changing of the Guard. Look on in delight as the soldiers of the Queen’s Foot Guard, clothed in red tunics and bearskin hats, exchange duties to the regal music of a military band, and learn about this centuries-old ceremony from your guide.

Next, continue by coach to a cozy London pub in Trafalgar Square. Sit down to a tasty lunch (own expense) and then pick up your tour again in the City of London. Located east of the West End, and famous for its financial institutions, this history-steeped district is home to the Bank of England and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Hop out for fast-track entry and a guided tour of St. Paul's Cathedral.

Afterward, pay a visit to the Tower of London, the medieval prison-fortress that stands on the north banks of the Thames River. Head inside to explore independently, and learn about the tower’s blood-soaked history. Founded in the 1080s by William the Conqueror, this imposing complex has served as a palace, armory, prison and execution site, and is known for its ravens and colorful Beefeater guides.

If you wish, join one of the complimentary Beefeater tours that run regularly from inside the gates. Learn about the famous events that took place here, and hear some of the mysteries that still haunt the complex.

Before your tour ends, receive a complimentary ticket for a sightseeing cruise on the Thames River, from the Tower of London to Westminster Pier.

Upgrade to include a ticket for the London Eye to be used that evening.

Westminster Abbey (Pass By)

Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster.

Big Ben (Pass By)

Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London and is usually extended to refer to both the clock and the clock tower.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: St Paul’s Cathedral is closed to the public on Sundays and special events or services (June 2, 3, 25, July 2, Oct 12). We will stop for photographs at St Paul's Cathedral and spend longer at Tower of London instead.
  • You can choose to take the river cruise on another day and finish the tour at the Tower of London instead of Westminster Pier. The London Eye is a Standard Experience booked at a 6pm time-slot for guaranteed entry (if option selected).
  • Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace will resume from Monday the 23rd August 2021 and will take place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • The Dome Galleries are open for visits on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays only, and daily during school holidays. Within the Dome, the Stone and Golden Galleries are open but the Whispering Gallery remains closed to the public until further notice. Entrance to the Golden Gallery is subject to availability due to continued distancing measures and there may be time restrictions in place. The café and restaurant remain closed.
  • If there is no Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace we see the Changing of the Guard at Horse Guards Parade instead
  • London Eye: The London Eye ticket is for standard entry 6:00pm on the same day. This ticket can only be used for this one visit. Please show the ticket on your phone as the barcode will be scanned. Visit to The London Eye is independent
  • NEW EXHIBITION - St Paul’s, the Monarch and the Changing World (Launches 25th May 2022, running to mid-December 2022)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 53 travelers
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Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during London In One Day Tour with Changing of the Guard with London Eye option?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during London In One Day Tour with Changing of the Guard with London Eye option?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during London In One Day Tour with Changing of the Guard with London Eye option?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during London In One Day Tour with Changing of the Guard with London Eye option?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips


St Paul’s cathedral is not open to the general public on Sundays.
Changing of the Guards does not take place daily in June.
It is not easy to find if you take the tube to the bus station.
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Must do!!!
Pamela_D, Jun 2022
Fantastic guide, kept 2 teenagers and a variety of others engaged for an 8 hour Lindon overview that was delightful!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello Pamela, Thank you so much for this lovely review, we are so happy to hear you had such a good experience with us. Guest satisfaction is our top priority. We're constantly looking for opportunities to exceed expectations. We hope you come visit us again soon! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
It was a great tour and...
AartJan_v, Jun 2022
It was a great tour and the tourguide Deborah was excellent! It was only a pity that we were too late for the London Eye experience. The tour was a a little too long, to arrive in time with the city tour boat. ..
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear AartJan, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and your lovely comments about our guide Debbie. Indeed the schedule is very tight and any delay might compromise the ability to complete the itinerary, so we are sorry to hear that you missed the London Eye. If you wish to discuss your experience further, please email us at reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk Best wishes, Evan Evans Team
Great day in London
Mary_E, Jun 2022
Our tour guide Deborah was wonderful. She kept the day interesting with her knowledge and kept us on track with her tips. Great way to see a lot of London when you only have one day.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello Mary, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful 5* review! We are glad that the team has managed to meet your needs and was able to offer you the service you expected. We will pass on the kind words over to Deborah, she will be delighted to know she was able to make the day a memorable one for you. We hope you come visit us again soon Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Disappointing Day
Helsy, Jun 2022
Basically just a bus tour with some walking Had to take a cab to pick up point due to tube/rail strike and they dropped off at a different place, got a bit lost.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Helsy, We are very sorry to hear your feedback about our London in One Day tour. What you describe is not in keeping with our usual high standards of guest experience, and certainly not in line with the vast number of positive reviews we usually receive for this tour. We would like to look into the matter to understand what happened. Please email details of your booking to reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk and we will investigate. All the best, Evan Evans Team
Fabulous tour with Sheila...
Deborah_P, Jun 2022
Fabulous tour with Sheila as our tour guide. She was full of information and a lovely person. I highly recommend this tour early in your trip so you can get the lay off the land
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello Debora, Thank you for leaving us this wonderful 5* review! We are glad that the team has managed to meet your needs and was able to offer you the service you expected. We will pass on the kind words over to Sheila, she will be delighted to know she was able to make the day a memorable one for you. We hope you come visit us again soon Best wishes Evan Evans Team
An average tour! Disappointing!
Patricia_A, Jun 2022
Big shout out to our driver who navigated London very well! Our tour guide was good! Provided a good narrative! What I find disappointing is that I find it that wr did not get our money’s worth . The details of tour did not match what we got from the tour. We also missed the London Eye because the ticket for 515 pm. They’re no way they to meet that because that would mean cutting the tour of London tower short which is not fair. Even if it was to start at 545 pm or 6 pm….it’s possible yo make it! Suggest to make the London Eye valid for 24 hrs or offer refund if unused due to delays in tour running late.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Patricia, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for your lovely comments about driver and guide. We would love to allow more time at Tower of London, but due to current closing time at London Eye it is not possible. Thank you for your suggestions about London Eye, we will keep them in mind when planning for next season. We would like to learn more about your experience and what details did not match, so please kindly email us at reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk with your booking reference so we can investigate further. All the best, Evan Evans Team
Poorly Organized
Parul_P, Jun 2022
It was a good tour itinerary but our guide poorly managed our time and rushed us everywhere. She had no clue where our bus went and made all the people walk in the sun for an extra 5 minutes. She was poorly organized and could not for the life of her figure out how much time was needed for each item on the trip.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Paul, We are very sorry to hear your feedback about our London in One Day tour. What you describe is not in keeping with our usual high standards of guest experience, and certainly not in line with the vast number of positive reviews we usually receive for this tour. We would like to look into the matter to understand what happened. Please email details of your booking to reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk and we will investigate. All the best, Evan Evans Team
Great tour for a family
Lindsey_S, Jun 2022
The tour was well planned and we saw so much including a wonderful display of the changing of the guards. I only give it 4 stars instead of 5 because I wish we had had more time at The Tower of London before having to get in the boat and make it to our time at the London Eye. That felt rushed and we were there less than an hour. Our tour guide was amazing and I’d give her 5 stars. Very friendly and informative.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Lindsey, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Also thank you for your feedback about Tower of London. Unfortunately due to tight schedule, it is not possible to allow more time at the venue, but we will keep your feedback in mind when planning for next season. Best wishes, Evan Evans Team
Worse tour that I have taken
Jeanne_H, Jun 2022
How to begin. Let's start at the beginning. The pick up place was very hard to find. Several of us from the tour had difficulty finding it. Upon finding it we were kept standing in line for a half hour instead of being able to board the the bus at the designated time. There were older people and people with canes standing and waiting. Once the tour started we were informed that because of the Julbilee we would not be able to go anywhere near Buckingham palace. The name of the tour was London in one day with the changing of the guard. If we couldn't go anywhere near the palace we should have had the option of a refund. At some point the tour director asked if we could all handle a ten minute walk that she would take slow. Everyone agreed it would be okay. We were then led on a fast paced 45 minute walk. During the walk, the older people and the person with the cane had a VERY hard time keeping up. The tour director was totally clueless and could care less where any one was. She had to be told that there were people way behind. There was a wonderful couple on the tour that made it their business to try and keep track of everyone. They ended leaving the tour early because the director frustrated them so much. At one point we left the bus to tour St Paul's Cathedral. When one of the guests came out of the Cathedral the bus had been moved without the guests being informed that it was going to be moved. In the meantime the bus started leaving without him. When the tour director was told by his wife that he wasn't there her comment was "I counted. Are you sure?" She was assured from his wife that he was not there and she finally went to find him. We also were not given enough time to make our reservation for the eye and lost the money we spent on it. All in all it was a terrible experience and most of it could be placed directly at the feet of the tour director.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Jeanne, We are very sorry to hear your feedback about our London in One Day tour. What you describe is not in keeping with our usual high standards of guest experience, and certainly not in line with the vast number of positive reviews we usually receive for this tour. If you wish to discuss your experience further, please email details of your booking to reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk and we will investigate. All the best, Evan Evans Team
Was decent but could be better!
Apryl_P, Jun 2022
Figuring out where to meet for this tour was VERY confusing! When we finally found the location, the man who worked for this company was so disorganized and seemed confused himself. The tour itself was fine. The morning drive around London was too long-it seemed that we were stuck in traffic more than anything. We did see the changing of the guards though which was neat. My only other complaint about the morning was that we went 3 hours with no bathroom stop and we were told we couldn’t use the bathroom on the coach. That’s a long time! The afternoon was jam packed! By the time we got to the Tower of London, we only had 20 minutes if we wanted to make it to the boat cruise and London Eye on time. As it was, we got to the London Eye and we were the last group they let in. It seems that we could’ve cut some of the driving time in the morning to allow for more time at the other attractions. We did a lot in one day and enjoyed the things we did-just needed more time!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Apryl, We are very sorry to hear your feedback about finding Victoria Coach Station. The majority of our day tours depart from Victoria Coach Station, and when guests make their reservation this is clearly stated as the departure point with instructions of how to find the location, as is the case with Viator. We believe once at Victoria Coach Station you met our new staff Jacob, who is currently on training and shadowing our experienced staff, that is why you might have found him "disorganised and confused". Thank you for your suggestion about itinerary and timings, which we will keep in mind when preparing for next season. If you wish to discuss your experience further, please feel free to contact is at reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk. Best wishes, Evan Evans Team
and we never saw the palace or even got close to where the changing of the guard occurred. So for me this wasa waste
Sharon_Q, Jun 2022
The guide was very knowledgeable but it doesn’t matter how much knowledge a person has if they can’t show you what’s been advertised. I wanted to see the changing of the guard and also tour the tower of London and hear the history. However neither one of those things were covered. I feel like I was misled since they did not cover either event. The bus was late and we never saw the palace or even got close to where the changing of the guard occurred. So for me this was a waste of money.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Sharon, We are very sorry to hear your feedback about our London in One Day tour. What you describe is not in keeping with our usual high standards of guest experience, and certainly not in line with the vast number of positive reviews we usually receive for this tour. We would like to look into the matter to understand what happened. Please email details of your booking to reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk and we will investigate. All the best, Evan Evans Team
Very disappointed
Sandra_B, Jun 2022
We were given no information on where to meet the tour except Victoria coach station which is huge. We also had no phone number or email to contact the provider. The tour guide was knowledgeable but hard to hear outside. He walked too fast for my husband and I to keep up and we got lost from the tour at one stop. We were too tired to walk over to the London eye after the cruise and went back to the hotel.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Sandra, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very sorry to hear your feedback about finding us at Victoria Coach Station. The majority of our day tours depart from Victoria Coach Station, and when guests make their reservation this is clearly stated as the departure point with instructions of how to find us at the location (gate 1-5), as is the case with Viator. Our Contact Centre number also appears on the voucher, should you need to contact us. We are sorry to hear that you felt the guide walked too fast, indeed this tour requires moderate walking. Should you wish to discuss this further, please feel free to contact us at reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk along with your booking reference. Thank you, Evan Evans Team
Great London in a Day
Holly_S, Jun 2022
Missed the changing of the guard by minutes and never went to Trafalgar Square to see the sights or eat lunch. The tour guide and the driver were wonderful, though. I was temporarily handicapped and had difficulty keeping up with the group.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Holly, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for your lovely comments about our guide and driver. We are sorry to hear about your difficulties on the day, we hope you are now feeling better and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Evan Evans Team
Fantastic!
David_B, Jun 2022
Our guide Debra was without a doubt the best tour guide I have ever seen in my life. She loves her work, her city, her country and puts all that she has into her job!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello David, Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion about our services. We are glad that our team did a great job. We take pride in providing a clean and comfortable space for all of our guests, so our team appreciates that you noticed. We will pass on the kind words over to Debra. We hope to welcome you onboard another one of our tours in the future! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Waste of time and overpriced
Cameron_P, Jun 2022
Total waste of time and money. Part of the issue was they were still cleaning up from the Jubilee but the schedule was published online and the tour guide should have known that. No time spent at Buckingham or see the changing of the guard. She desperately walked through the park just to find a random solider in military fatigues (as if they was the same). First half was a complete waste of time plus then they don't even escort you at the Tower of London in the second half. Save yourself time and money and do a hop on/off tour instead.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Cameron, Thank you very much for taking the time to give us feedback. We are very sorry to hear that you have had a negative experience. At Evan Evans Tours we pride ourselves on offering the best possible service and experience to all our guests. We would like to hear from you with any additional questions, comments, or concerns. You can contact us on 0207951777 or email us on Reservations@evanevanstours.co.uk We would love the chance to make things right with you and hope you choose to give us a second chance. Sending you our best wishes, Evan Evans Team
Best tour ever
JOHN_F, Jun 2022
The tour guide and the driver went way out of their way to ensure that we had the most memorable tour
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello John, Thank you for leaving us this fantastic 5* review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Most Overpriced Tour Ever
Steve_M, Jun 2022
This day started out well enough, but quickly went downhill. My recommendations to the tour guide and bus driver would be more specific about times and pick up points when disembarking the bus. Over $160.00 for an admission to Tower of London and a boat ride on the Thames River is outrageous. Do yourselves a favor and see more for much less 💰with a hop on/hop off bus ride.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello Steve, We are terribly sorry to learn that we have let you down. Your constructive criticism will allow us the opportunity to improve and do better. We sincerely appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We are always looking for ways to improve. Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Educational and fun overview of London
Lynn_B, Jun 2022
Tower of London was really interesting. St Paul's beautiful and learned lots of history. Unique time to visit during jubilee and Leslie arranged it so we could see some of the areas of celebration
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Lynn, We would like to thank you for your kind words and for sharing it with the rest of the community. Our team works very hard to provide the best service and it makes us very happy that it reflected during your visit to our establishment. And we agree, it is truly a unique time to visit during the queen's jubilee. We hope you come visit us again soon! Best wishes Evan Evans Team
Disappointed since the jubilee interfered. Would have liked to enjoy the fly over but our guide said we didn’t have ti
Denise_T, Jun 2022
Didn’t have a lot of highlights since part of our tour was cancelled last minute due to the jubilee.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello Denise, Thank you for leaving us feedback about the tour. We are terribly sorry to learn that we have let you down. Your constructive criticism will allow us the opportunity to improve and do better. During the Jubilee weekend or any special events around London sadly a lot of disruptions can happen, we do apologise for this. Please do not allow this isolated incident stop you from giving us another chance. We are confident that your next experience will be worthy of a 5-star review.
Our tickets for the...
Jennie_D, Jun 2022
Our tickets for the London Eye that we were given were for 5:15, and we had to arrive a half hour early. The site had said 6 pm. Therefore, we had very little amount of time at the Tower of London, and we rushed to get on the Thames cruise at 4:35, the time our guide said to board to get to the London Eye in time, but then we missed the London Eye as it was too late.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Jennie, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear that you missed the London Eye and we would like to investigate this further. Please kindly write to us at reservations@evanevanstours.com along with your booking reference. Thank you, Evan Evans Team
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