See the great highlights of London from the best possible perspectives
This tour covers two essential London localities. The City of London (the original "square mile") with 2000 years of history from "The Roman invaders" to modern day business district. Secondly its "younger sibling", founded 1000 years ago and the place of Parliament, Monarchy, Westminster Abbey, and today known as Westminster. If you understand these London districts then you are a good way into understanding London as a whole! The tour includes walking, using London's excellent public transport system of underground and buses. A lunch break sometime around midday, at a place of your choosing from among the many cafes, pubs, restaurants that populate this capital city! We will look at and learn about Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, Trafalgar Square in the morning. Later journey to view the ancient City of London district with Roman remains, River Thames-side locations, famous London, Tower Bridges and exterior of the Tower of London, highways and secret byways
9 am - collected from your central London hotel lobby/accommodation.
9. 30amWestminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square
10. 30am Buckingham Palace & St James Park
11. 30am Horseguards Parade, Downing Street. Whitehall & Trafalgar Square
12. 30 pm "Pub Lunch" or food break,
13. 30pm Covent Garden & Theatreland
14. 30 Bus to St Pauls Cathedral
15. 00 Walk over the pedestrian Millennium Thames Footbridge to London's Southbank to see Shakespeares Globe and historic district.
16. 00 Borough Market - Fine Food, Wine, and Cheese Market
17. 00 Tower of London and Bridge (from the outside) and Roman Remains - Hear about Vikings and Romans
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 9 hours
London is a very busy and large city. The central area covers several square miles and can be congested with traffic. Public transport is excellent so the guide can deal with most situations. The weather can be wet but in the summer period this can be just showers. We will know in advance what the weather conditions will be. There are many places of interest where if the weather is poor visitors of all ages can be entertained
By Public transport, tube and bus.
If you prefer we can use taxi at any desired point (short trips are normally around £10).
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 pounds - You will need enough cash to buy local refreshments,snacks or lunch. A one day travel card will be required costing approximately £15 per person that covers all trips on underground & buses. Entrance fees will be extra if the visitor wishes to go inside one of the historic sites. Some large sites have a charge per person (typically around £20 per adult) but others are completely free. The £30 estimate is the minimum without extra entry charges
- Personal Expenses
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
There are no restrictions and I can arrange car transport if required in a private vehicle.
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Barry is a wonderful guide and worked so well with us to see and do what interested us. He enabled us to get a flavor for the central part of london over 1.5 days and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.