Half day walking tour + boat trip Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Tower of London + Tower Bridge
10am Meet outside St James Park Tube Station (Broadway/park exit)
See Buckingham Palace, watch soldiers move between 3 locations for Changing of the guards*
Enjoy walking through St James Park
Pass Wellington Barracks, St James Palace, Horse Guards Parade + 10 Downing Street, home of the prime minister.
Walk to Westminster Abbey
Enjoy the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
Boat trip to the Tower of London passing St Paul's Cathedral.
See famous Tower Bridge
You have various lunch options with your guide, fish/chips overlooking the Tower of London, a pub lunch or cross to Borough Market instead (Open Thurs, Fridays, Saturdays).
Finish at the Tower of London for your visit if you wish, trains run from Tower Hill.
Or enjoy the leisurely walk on the south of the River Thames, passing Globe Theatre, Tate Modern, Golden Hind replica boat, Clink Museum, accompanied or on your own. You can cross to Start Paul's Cathedral for a visit if you wish.
*We do not usually watch the events at Buckingham Palace.
10am Meet St James Park Tube Station (Broadway/Park exit)
Walk and boat tour as above
Take lunch en route Tower of London pub or Borough Market (Thurs, Fridays, Saturdays)
2pm Finish Tower Of London, Tower Bridge Museum, Borough Market, various locations on the Southbank or tube from Tower Hill or London Bridge depending on your afternoon plans, please tell in advance so I can plan your route accordingly.
If you wish we can continue walking the south side of the river together and cross to St Paul's Cathedral for your finish but please be aware this is alot of walking.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Outside St James Park Tube Station (Broadway/Park exit)
On the District Line (green) + Circle Line (yellow)
Please ask if advise on travelling to this station is needed, or other stations or nearby hotels can be arranged.
Oyster Cards are best for cheaper travel in London, 1 per person (children under 11 years are free), £5 refundable deposit, available all Undergound Stations. Boat not included but discount with Oyster card given.
End location: Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral for your visit or anywhere on the route depending on your afternoon plans.
Duration: 4 hours
Your walking speed and where you wish to finish your tour will decide the exact duration for example 3.5 hrs if you finish at Tower of London or 4-4.5 hrs if you continue walking the south side of the river +/- finishing at St Paul's Cathedral.
Metro/train-depending on your hotel location
Thames Clipper Boat
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 sterling - Food and drinks
Boat Trip (£8 single to Tower of London)
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Ginette was amazing! Completely tailored our experience to what we were interested in. She was very informative and friendly. We truly enjoyed our day. She also gave great tips to follow up on for our next trip. I would recommend doing this early in your vacation so you could follow through on her tips.