• Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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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 an open-date ticket for the London Eye.

Highlights

  • Full-day London tour including Tower of London visit
  • See top London attractions like Westminster Abbey and Big Ben
  • Enjoy fast-track entry and a guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral
  • Watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace
  • Explore the Tower of London independently or choose to join a complimentary tour (dependent on timing) led by a Beefeater
  • Make use of a ticket for a River Thames cruise from the Tower of London
  • Upgrade to include a flexible date ticket for the London Eye

What You Can Expect

London in One Day Sightseeing Tour Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard with Optional London Eye Upgrade

Take a tour of the Tower of London.
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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.

See the handsome government buildings along Whitehall and pass Downing Street, the London base of the British Prime Minister. 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, armoury, 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 every 30 minutes 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 River Thames, from the Tower of London to Westminster Pier. Upgrade to include a flexible ticket for the London Eye to be used any time.

Customer Reviews

Roderick H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This was a great tour fo a first time visitor to a London. Norma was amazing. She was knowledgeable of English history and was able to add humor, pop culture references and current events. Highly recommend this Evan Evans Tour company adventure

andrea.thon17

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Emily was so knowledgeable and engaging the entire trip. She was able to position us to see things that many others could not, great photo ops! Would highly recommend, and Russell was a skilled driver!!

Coach Billygolfer!!! United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

A wonderful way to see the City of London in one day!!! Very relaxed and not rushed!!! St Paul Cathedral and Tower of London were amazing!!! Finished with beautiful cruise along the River Thames!! Great guide!!! Highly recommended!!!

Annettekarem

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This tour was awesome. Debra, our guide, was the best. She knew exactly where we should stand to get the best views of the changing of the guard. Her stories were the great as well! I would highly recommend this tour.

Camelia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

The guide was fabulous. The only drawback was after the Tower of London we given are tickets for the boat ride and told we had to find our own transportation back to the train station that our tour began. After over a 8 hour and very exhausted; we opted for a very expensive taxi ride back to our hotel.

Diane H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

We were only in London for a day and a half - and we saw and did it all! Including Buckingham Palace, with the changing of the guards parade of historical beauty, the London Eye ride, where you can see all of London, cruise down the Thames River, lunch, Tower of London Entrance and tour, Westminster Abbey, complete city tour including Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, House of Lords, etc... the trip went on and on....the most brilliant day in London!

cheryliselli

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Nice tour that takes you around the city to see the main attractions!

Anetgall08

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Great tour and a lot to see in one day. We had a great time.

Denise H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Sheila was an outstanding tour guide. Lots of history and hit all the highlights.
We had originally purchased the optional flexible date London Eye with this package. Unfortunately after a week of communicating through Viator to the vendor we found the tickets are not flexible. We needed to use them BEFORE our tour and the tickets are distributed on the tour and must be used the same day. The vendor did finally agree to issue the tickets before if I went to their office although they didn't share where that was!, by that time I had cancelled the London Eye portion and rebooked as Skip the Line separately

James G USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The tour guide was very informative, and the bus was clean and easy to spot.

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