Personalised Private Tour with a Blue Badge Guide - ideal for couples, families and small groups
You arrive in London - it's your first visit - What to see? In what order? How to get there? How to maximise your day?
Using a combination of transport to suit you, whether you like walking, want to take the Tube and red double decker buses and a boat trip along the River Thames - or you prefer a chauffeured car - I will show you my favourite highlights of Royal Westminster and the City of London or 'Square Mile' during a customised, completely flexible and 'at your own pace' private tour.
As a qualified Blue Blue Badge Private Tourist Guide I am allowed to guide you inside Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London for no extra cost over the normal entry charge, also saving time standing in the public entry line (apart from Crown Jewels where there is 1 line for all!).
Please see the itinerary for a suggested highlights tour or if you let me have your own 'must see' list I'll plan the best tour for you on the day.
A typical itinerary includes visiting Westminster Abbey and seeing the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Downing Street and Trafalgar Square, as well as the Guard Change at Buckingham or St James' Palace and mounted Horse Guards at Horse Guards Parade or riding along the Mall. (2019 Buckingham Palace Guard Change Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun. )
We can take the Tube, or a River Boat along the Thames to The Tower of London, passing riverside highlights such as the London Eye, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, St Paul's Cathedral, The Shard and Tower Bridge.
Following a tour of the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels (NB there can be a long line for the Jewels in peak season) we can take a double decker bus to St Paul's Cathedral at the end of the day.
We will stop for lunch at an old London pub or have a quick bite at one of the many cafes and sandwich places.
(On Sundays we cannot visit inside Westminster Abbey or St Paul's apart from attending a choral service)
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Hotel, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
Subway, bus, walking, River Bus.
Private chauffeured car option available on request.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
55 GBP - per person depending on sites visited, for example
Westminster Abbey 18GBP per adult
Tower of London 25GBP per adult
1 day travel card for public transport on buses and tubes 12GBP,11-16 years 6GBP and kids under 11 free!
Most credit and debit cards are accepted.
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Amanda was a fabulous guide. She knew all kinds of fun things that were happening on the day we were in London (like the rehearsal for the Queen's birthday celebration) and she worked them into our Highlights of London tour. We saw more and learned more about English history in our one day with her than I could have hoped for. She took us on the Tube some and we walked a lot—great way to experience the city. She tailored the tour to what we wanted and gave us lots of suggestions. Best tour day ever.