Palaces, Pageantry, Kings and Queens...
Your private tour starts with the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony*, then a private guided tour of Westminster Abbey, where kings and queens have been crowned since 1066.
We also take a walking tour of Royal London featuring photo opportunities of Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, St James's Park, Horse Guard's Parade, Trafalgar Square and much more - even some royal shops!
NB: *The Guard Change does not happen every day. Please contact me for details.
A PRIVATE GUIDED tour of Westminster Abbey**. As a London Blue Badge guide I am uniquely qualified to guide you inside this Royal institution, where monarchs have been crowned since 1066. History, royalty, architecture. Please note that Westminster Abbey is CLOSED ON SUNDAY for touring. Occasional weekday closures too.
10am: Meet at Green Park London underground station.
Viewing and explanation of the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
Private guided tour of Westminster Abbey.
Walking tour of Royal London featuring Buckingham Palace, the Mall, Trafalgar Square, St James's Park, Houses of Parliament, 'Big Ben' (currently covered in scaffolding) with history, stories and explanations along the way. Please note that apart from Westminster Abbey we do not go inside any of the buildings along the way.
Tour finishes at Green Park station.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Westminster Abbey - western entrance by gift/book shop
End location: Green Park London Underground station
Duration: 4 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 GBP - Money for drinks/lunch/souvenirs - all can be bought with a credit card.
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Vivien was just an amazing tour guide she knew all the good and interesting places to go to and had very interesting explanations. She even knew when we became tires and was very considerate we had a lot of fun and we hope next time we will come to London we will be accompanied by her.