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London: Westminster and Changing of the Guard Tour

1. London: Westminster and Changing of the Guard Tour

The Royal Westminster and Changing of the Guard (English) guided walking tour offers you the ability to get up close and personal with London’s most famous and impressive sights. Beginning with Buckingham Palace, the most famous residence of the King, we will explore the iconic buildings, parks and monuments of Royal London.  Witness parades by the world-famous King's Guards before continuing along the corridor of power which includes Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and 10 Downing Street.  You'll be led by an expert in London’s political, royal, and cultural history, who knows the best places to witness the Changing of the Guard ceremony, allowing you the best views and photo opportunities away from the crowds. Along the way, be entertained and enthralled by your tour guide’s in-depth knowledge, memorable anecdotes, and unique take on London's history, as you discover the Kings, Queens, rogues, and villains behind this incredible city, and witness iconic buildings and mesmerizing parades along the way. Suitable for all ages and encompassing multiple different experiences in a single two-and-a-quarter-hour period, this Westminster and Changing of the Guard Walking Tour is the best way to experience Royal Westminster all in one day. 

London: Explorer Pass with 80+ Top Attractions - Go City

2. London: Explorer Pass with 80+ Top Attractions - Go City

Get your London Explorer Pass, a digital credits package, and create your own city itinerary while saving up to 50%* off on top London attractions. Redeem your credits against 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 attractions from a selection of over 80 monuments, tours, cruises, dining experiences, and more. Each visit equals 1 credit used. For the best experience, follow the instructions on your booking confirmation to sync your pass with the Go City app. Choose from a variety of venues, including the Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe, The View from the Shard and St. Paul's Cathedral. Get instructions on how to plan your itinerary and place reservations ahead when needed with the free Go City app. You have 60 days to use your attraction credits starting with your first choice. Choose any 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 attractions from the following list: Popular attractions: • 1-day Hop-On-Hop-Off London Bus tour • Tower of London • The View from the Shard • Kensington Palace • Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition & Theatre Tour • St Paul’s Cathedral • City Cruises Thames River Pass • Tower Bridge • Westminster Abbey • The London Bridge Experience • London Zoo Fun Activities and Tours: • Up at the O2 • Brit Movie Tours • Brit Music Tours • Brit Icon Tours • Hop-on Hop-off Open Bus tour of Windsor • Chelsea FC Stadium Tour & Museum • Emirates Arsenal Stadium Tour • Tottenham Hotspur FC Stadium Tour • Wembley Stadium Tour • Twickenham Stadium Tour & World Rugby Museum • Kia Oval Ground Tour • London Bicycle Tour Company - Bicycle Hire • Fuller's Brewery Tour • Hard Rock Café London • Curzon Soho - Cinema Ticket • Curzon Mayfair - Cinema Ticket • Curzon Bloomsbury Cinema - Cinema Ticket • Swingers Crazy Golf (West End or City venues) • Sherlock: The Official Live Game • All Star Lanes (bowling) • The Chocolate Cocktail Club - One Free Cocktail • The Bermondsey Bierkeller • The Dare Skywalk • Solve a Mystery: the Murder at Trafalgar Square • ArcelorMittal Orbit • London Food Walking Tour Museums and Places of Interest: • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew • Royal Observatory Greenwich • London Transport Museum • Cutty Sark • Benjamin Franklin House • Florence Nightingale Museum • Freud Museum London • Hampton Court Palace • Household Cavalry Museum • London Bicycle Tour • Museum of Brands • Old Royal Naval College • Royal Albert Hall Tour • Garden Museum • The Guards Museum • The Monument to The Great Fire of London • The Postal Museum • Wembley Stadium Tour • Apsley House • Eltham Palace • Jewel Tower • Wellington Arch • Chiswick House and Kitchen Garden • Royal Air Force Museum London • The Courtauld Gallery *Savings based on sample itineraries on the Go City website. 

London: Westminster WW2 Tour & Churchill’s War Rooms Ticket

3. London: Westminster WW2 Tour & Churchill’s War Rooms Ticket

Explore the World War II history of London’s Westminster district and discover the secret bunker that Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his government used during the German bombing campaigns. Home to undercover and often underground bases for governments in exile, Westminster suffered especially badly during the blitz and was awash with espionage. Your unique tour starts with a walk around some of London’s most historic sites, such as 10 Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament, and Westminster Abbey. End at the Cenotaph, built as a memorial to the First World War and now the UK’s primary national war memorial. Along the way, see the statue of Sir Winston Churchill and the monument to the Women of World War II, hear about governments and monarchs that were forced into exile in London as Germany overtook the nations of Europe and more. Then, it’s time to head to the wartime bunker of the Churchill War Rooms. Tour the Churchill Museum and learn about the maze of underground rooms that were used to plot and plan war strategies. Although your guide will not accompany you inside, you'll be able to browse the War Rooms at your leisure and hear fascinating facts from your audio guide as you wander round. Experience what life was like for those that worked in the dark rooms and how they deciphered enemy communications and created maps of the army’s movements. Learn about the primitive sun lamps that were used to get sufficient levels of vitamin D and how even the families of those that worked there couldn't know what they did for a living. Explore the legacy of Sir Winston Churchill and hear authentic audio of his inspiring wartime speeches. Discover fascinating stories about Churchill’s private and public life, from his love of his wife to his special relationship with President Roosevelt. You’ll even see the original door to 10 Downing Street that he walked through after becoming prime minister. The war rooms have been preserved exactly as they were on the day the lights were switched off in 1945, with signs that indicated the weather outside. As you venture deeper into the labyrinth, discover how life continued underground, from top-secret conversations between Churchill and Roosevelt in the Transatlantic Telephone Room, to simple domestic concerns in Churchill’s kitchen.

London: Westminster in WW2 and Churchill War Rooms Entrance

4. London: Westminster in WW2 and Churchill War Rooms Entrance

It’s time to go back to the 1940s. Big Ben no longer sounds. Air raid sirens are the norm. German bombing raids come under cover of darkness. The population lives with rations and restrictions. Many Brits lay down their lives in Europe and beyond. With your local expert guide, you will keep calm and carry on, learning about the British resolve and getting the inside scoop on the truth behind Westminster in wartime on this walking tour past important monuments like the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Cenotaph, Ministry of War, 10 Downing Street and Whitehall. After your Westminster small group experience, bid your new-found friend and guide a fond farewell to descend into the War Rooms. At your own pace, discover the miles of strategic bunkers where Winston Churchill and his cabinet were to conduct their part in WW2. This unforgettable location is frozen in time and ready to be discovered once again.

London: Walking Tour and Churchill War Rooms Entry

5. London: Walking Tour and Churchill War Rooms Entry

Explore the incredible sights of London on this attraction-packed historical walking tour that takes you to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks and attractions. Follow your guide passed sights like Westminster, Buckingham Palace, and Downing Street.  Start the tour in the beautiful area of Green Park and then head on to Westminster. Marvel at the amazing Buckingham Palace, home to the Royal Family, peer into Downing Street, residence of the Prime-minister, and watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony.  Journey passed the stunning Westminster Abbey, the historical Big Ben tower, and the Houses of Parliament. Stroll to the Queen Victoria Fountain, Trafalgar Square, and Pall Mall. Enter the Churchill War Rooms and learn the rich history of the place from which Churchill directed the Second World War. Uncover the stories of the staff who spent thousands of vital hours working and sleeping at the Cabinet War Rooms.

London: Winston Churchill and London in WWII Walking Tour

6. London: Winston Churchill and London in WWII Walking Tour

On a private or shared group walking tour with an expert guide, discover the grandeur of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Cenotaph, Ministry of War, 10 Downing Street, and Whitehall through the lens of WWII. Learn about the British resolve and the reality of life for millions at that time. Start your tour outside the Monument to the RAF, which commemorates the individuals who took part in the Battle of Britain during the Second World War. Meet your guide who will begin to tell you the history of the area, and about life during WWII. Together, travel through London visiting iconic landmarks, such as Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey, as your guide tells you the impact of WWII and how Britain coped with the war. Finish your tour outside the Churchill’s War Rooms. Your guide will leave you here to explore if desired. Explore strategic bunkers from where Winston Churchill and cabinet were to conduct their part of WWII, frozen in time and ready to be discovered once again.

London: 30 Top Sights and Churchill War Rooms Tour

7. London: 30 Top Sights and Churchill War Rooms Tour

You will start with a walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of London, one of Europe’s most-loved cities. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace before heading to Westminster, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Then, you will proceed to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. After all this, you will head to the Churchill war rooms. Here you will discover the stories of the staff who spent thousands of vital working and sleeping hours from 1938 onward at the Cabinet War Rooms. You will see historic images, objects and interviews with the men and women who worked in the underground hideaway, revealing what it was like to work in secret alongside Winston Churchill during the Second World War.

London: Westminster Abbey & Churchill War Rooms Walking Tour

8. London: Westminster Abbey & Churchill War Rooms Walking Tour

We will see more than 20 of London's most iconic sights and visit two of London’s most iconic attractions: Westminster Abbey & Churchill War Rooms Westminster Abbey : the Coronation church since 1066, the setting for many other great events in the life of the nation Churchill War Rooms: the centre of Britain's war effort during the Second World War First, we will explore the City of Westminster, one of the most popular tourist locations in London We start at Green Park and walk down to Buckingham Palace, where we'll watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (daily during the summer). We will walk down The Mall, the red-colored road that is adorned by two Royal Parks & two Royal Palaces. Head to Parliament Square to see Big Ben & Westminster Abbey. Sights along the way include Trafalgar Square, Nelson's Column, Horse Guards, Downing Street, Parliament Square, the Houses of Parliament... After the walking tour, we then head to Westminster Abbey – One of the UK's most notable religious buildings and the traditional place of coronation and burial site for the British Monarchy for 1100 years of history! Spend about an hour here you then head to the Bunker and see how Churchill won World War 2. Other things to note: ***Entrance to Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms are included. ***Our tour guide will not enter the 2 attractions with you

London: Churchill's Life & WW2 with Tour of War Rooms

9. London: Churchill's Life & WW2 with Tour of War Rooms

Meet your guide in the heart of Mayfair, the elegant London neighbourhood that served as a central setting in Winston Churchill's life. Set off on your walking tour to experience a host of places Churchill once frequented on a daily basis - from the hotel from which he ordered his food while living nearby to the bachelor pad that he called home in his younger years. Before becoming Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Churchill was a frequent presence in London's fanciest spots. After getting a glimpse of his usual haunts as a young man, continue on to St James Street via the Royal Arcade. Your guide will show you even more shops where he indulged his taste for the finer things in life—such as his famous cigars and hats. You'll stop by one of London's most famous sites, the Horse Guards Parade, to see mounted cavalry troops on beautifully bred horses and where the annual Trooping the Colour takes place in celebration of the King's birthday. Then your journey continues through some of the darkest days during Churchill's tenure as Prime Minister: World War II. Millions courageously sacrificed their lives for a noble cause during these tumultuous years and are remembered in places throughout London today. Pay homage to them at iconic statues and visit solemn memorials that commemorate all the casualties experienced by British forces during WWII and other conflicts. Last but not least, you’ll take a step away from London's hustle and bustle into the city's secret past. Churchill’s War Rooms, a network of hidden underground bunkers, are where he made crucial decisions that crushed Nazi advancements during World War II. Immerse yourself in British history as you explore one of its significant sites where forgotten war stories are retold.

London: Churchill War Rooms & WW2 Westminster Private Tour

10. London: Churchill War Rooms & WW2 Westminster Private Tour

Join a guided private historical walking tour around London with your live guide, a fellow historian lover. Enjoy a day exploring all the iconic sites such as the Houses of Parliament and Whitehall to discover the military bunkers of the Churchill War Rooms. Learn all about World War II, when on September 7th, 1940, Nazi Germany sparked a lightning war on London, dropping bombs across the city and beginning 57 consecutive nights of terror on Britain’s capital. But how did we get there, and what was to happen next? On a private walking tour with a local expert guide, discover the grandeur of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Cenotaph, Ministry of War, 10 Downing Street, and Whitehall through the lens of WW2 - learn about the famous British resolve and the reality of life for millions at that time. As your private guided experience continues, descend below the streets of Whitehall to discover the military bunkers of the Churchill War Rooms, frozen in time and ready to be explored once again. Roam the top-secret corridors with your private guide. Absorb the atmosphere of a Cabinet War Room where the decisions made could lead to victory… or disaster. Chart the course of the war in a Map Room, untouched since 1945. Learn more about the man who led a nation through their darkest hour in a museum brimming with artefacts from Winston Churchill’s life- from his baby rattle to the cigar and bowler hat he was never seen without. Discover the reality of life in the bunkers for the men and women who slept, ate and worked here as the bombs rained overhead. ‘’It is the time to dare and endure.’’ —Winston Churchill

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Our guide was John who from the very first moment was super sympathetic to everyone. He was very nice, funny and went out of his way to try and translate everything to Spanish for a girl in our group. He was super cheerful and optimistic regarding the weather too, even after it started raining. He shared a bunch of fun facts at each stop and made sure we got the best experience. The tour was great, we saw everything, even the things John said “we are lucky if we can see”. Great experience overall.

Alan was AMAZING! He was super knowledgeable which made the tour that much better. He knew the exact time to leave from place to place to ensure we had the absolute best views of each part. The history and stories really captivated us the entire time. He was also so patient and kind with my kids. Always made sure the entire group got the same attention. I really recommend!!

It was great! I totally recommend the tour. Very interesting information are being provided plus the fact that you will be in the places were you have the best view. It worth every money that I paid.

This was fun. Our Tourguide Allan did a perfect job.

I forgot who our tour guy was but he was AMAZING!!