Royal London & Westminster Abbey Private Guided Half-Day Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Religious Heritage, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes. The content of the tour is acceptable for all ages.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent)

Palaces, Pageantry, Kings and Queens...

At St James's Palace we are in a prime position to catch the start of the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony*. Up-close views of the Guards and the band from this spot.

Buckingham Palace for magnificent photo opportunities of the most famous residence in the world.

Royal London - a guided walking tour of the area where royalty lived and played including specialist royal shops, Trafalgar Square, St Jame's Park, Horse Guards Parade and Whitehall to the Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey. Countless photo opportunities along the way!

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, stories. . . . .


* Please note that The Changing of the Guard ceremony DOES NOT TAKE PLACE EVERY DAY so please ask me about the schedule.


10am: Meet Green Park station - head down to St James's Palace for the Changing of the Guard ceremony*

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.

Private guided tour of Westminster Abbey.

2pm: Tour finishes at Westminster Station.

* Please message me for when the Guard ceremony takes place - it's not every day!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Green Park London Underground station.

End location: Westminster London Underground station.

Duration: 4 hours


Walking tour

What’s Included

My LONDON Blue Badge tourist guiding services and tour planning.

Only LONDON Blue Badge tourist guides are permitted to guide within Westminster Abbey (we have to pass a specific exam on Westminster Abbey to qualify).

My Transport for London travel fares (if applicable).

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 GBP - Money for drinks/lunch/souvenirs - all can be bought with a credit card.

What’s Extra

Your entry tickets to Westminster Abbey. Please ask me for details.


A Recent Review of this tour

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.
Tanya Voltsinger

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