Personalised private tour of London's highlights 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. (2017 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 Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: To be agreed - normally the foyer of your hotel
End location: Normally back at your hotel.
Duration: 8 hours
Subway, bus, walking, River Bus.
Private chauffeured car option available on request.
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.
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Amanda showed up right on time at our flat. She is a positive, intelligent, and charming woman. I booked her onthe advice of my coworker who met her on his trip the year before. Amanda was just odelightful as we made our way through the streets of our apartment neighborhood to Tower Bridge, and up over to London Tower. There was no question she couldn't answer. I love learning about history but also how to function in a new environment. She gave us great ideas for activities in days to come. Loved her.