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London: German-Speaking Guided Tour of Westminster

1. London: German-Speaking Guided Tour of Westminster

Start your 2.5-hour tour of Westminster's best attractions near Green Park Underground Station, led by a German-speaking guide. Enjoy an unspoiled view of Buckingham Palace, the main London residence of the British Monarchy since Queen Victoria's time. View the Horse Guards ride past on their way to the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Continue your walk along The Mall, the famous red-paved street and ceremonial route the King takes when leaving Buckingham Palace. Follow in the steps of your qualified City of London and City of Westminster guide across the fascinating area of central London. Stroll past Clarence House, St. James' Palace, and Trafalgar Square before you arrive at Westminster Abbey and Parliament Square.

London: Buckingham Palace Tickets with Royal Walking Tour

2. London: Buckingham Palace Tickets with Royal Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour of the royal sights in London. See top sights like St. James's Palace, Clarence House, and The Mall. Save time with skip-the-line tickets to Buckingham Palace and dive into the royal residence with the official palace audio guide. Meet your guide near Buckingham Palace and head out on a guided walking tour of the most royal part of London. Hear fascinating background information about the Palace and the royal family, as well as the magnificent St. James's Palace, which was built by Henry VIII. Visit the beautiful St. James's Park, and the Mall which was built to resemble a giant red carpet leading up to the Palace. Pass by Clarence House which was home to Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Enter the grand halls of Buckingham Palace which is open to visitors for a limited time each year. Get tickets that will give you guaranteed access with no time wasted waiting in line. Marvel at the lavish apartments, sparkling chandeliers, and sumptuous furnishings. View some of the greatest treasures of the Royal Collection, such as exquisite pieces of Sèvres porcelain and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. Using the official palace audio guide, learn about the palace residents, history, and traditions, as well as stories about the furnishings and ornaments. Many of these items were gifts over the centuries from heads of state from around the globe.

British Royalty: Changing of The Guard Walking Tour

3. British Royalty: Changing of The Guard Walking Tour

Once you have met your guide, head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace where you will be able to watch the Changing of the Guard. After watching the Changing of the Guard you will walk down the Mall, the red-colored road that is adorned by two royal parks and palaces. The Mall is the most important road in the UK where national celebrations are held. You will see where Prince Charles lives, Clarence House. Continue on your walking tour exploring the area while listening to your guide talk about the history of the area as well as fun facts along the way.  Learn about the Royal palaces, to the parks, squares, and fountains you will see that are important to the British Monarchy.

London: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Walking Tour

4. London: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Walking Tour

We start the tour with Westminster Abbey where Her Majesty the Queen was married in 1947 and crowned in 1953. It is the burial place of Kings & Queens from the 11th century and where they have all been crowned since 1066. The current splendid gothic church held the Queen's funeral, as per tradition, on the 19th of September 2022. Next to the Abbey is the Palace of Westminster in which are the Houses of Parliament. This Palace was a royal residence from 1040-1512 and thereafter exclusively Parliament. Now we follow the funeral procession route to St. James's Park, the oldest of London's royal parks. This park has been open to the public for centuries and it's next to the great royal avenue, The Mall. Along The Mall, we see Marlborough House, the house where the Queen visited her widowed grandmother Queen Mary between 1936 and 1953, the year of her death. In 1956, the Queen gave the house to the Commonwealth Secretariat. Beside it, we view St. James's Palace built for King Henry VIII in the 1530s. Here the Queen's Accession was first proclaimed after her father's death was announced in 1952 and similarly the new King Charles III was proclaimed on the 11th of September 2022. The King lived here for a few years as Prince of Wales following his separation from his first wife Diana, Princess of Wales. The adjoining residence is Clarence House where the Queen, Princess Elizabeth, lived the first 4 years of her married life. As she became Queen she moved out and her widowed mother moved in and resided there until her death in 2002. We end at Buckingham Palace where the Queen lived whilst still Princess with her parents until 1947 and then again as Queen from 1952 until her recent death. This is one of the more recent royal residences acquired from the Duke of Buckingham by King George III in 1761 and used as a smaller private residence until enlarged into a palace in the 1820s for King George IV and again in the 1840s for Queen Victoria

London: Changing of the Guards Ceremony Guided Walking Tour

5. London: Changing of the Guards Ceremony Guided Walking Tour

Join this original tour to learn about the British Royal Family and witness the daily Changing of the Guards parade outside of the Buckingham Palace. Enjoy an exlcusive experience with a 5-Star Guide who will show you the best spots for taking photos of the palace, gardens, and parade grounds. Join the basic 2-hour walking tour to see the Changing of the Guards ceremony outside of the Buckingham Palace. Hear historical facts, cultural anectots and myths about the British Royal Family as you admire the marvelous Admiralty Arch and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Memorial Pass by the Clarence House, a royal residence of Prince of Wales and his wife Duchess of Cornwall. See the monumental Victoria Memorial and prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience as the old guards who guard the Buckingham Palce prepare to exchange places with the new guards. Witness the traditional Changing of the Guards parade in front of magnificent Buckingham Palace. Enjoy observing the different stages of the ceremony and learn about the royal customs and traditions from an Expert Guide. Choose the 3-hour option to enrich your experience with a guided tour of the City of Westminster. Disocver the must-see sights and hidden gems of one of the most important districts of London. See the iconic landmarks such as the Westminster Cathedral. This neo-byzantine gem is the largest Catholic church in the United Kingdom. Admire the historic, neo-gothic Palace of Westminster, which is the seat of the British Parliament, the House of Commons and the House of Lords. See its iconic Elizabeth Tower, better known as the Big Ben, and the Winston Churchill Monument to one of the most important politicians in British history. Finally, explore the Church of St Margaret adjacent to one of the biggest London attraction - the Westminster Abbey (tickets to the abbey are not included in this option). This notable church is the coronation site of the kings of England and Great Britain and the burial place of kings and distinguished persons. Choose the 4-hour option to also visit the interior of the Westminster Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Save time and jump ahead of the queue thanks to skip-the-line tickets. The Westminster Abbey is closely linked to the Royal Family, as most Kings and Queens were crowned, married, and burried within these Gothic walls. Explore the elegant interiors with your Private Guide and discover the rich history and heritage of this remarkable site. Visit the Royal Tombs and Poet’s Corner to see the tombs of Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, as well as Charles Dickens, Robert Burns and many more notable personalities. Take a moment to look at the oak door near the Abbey’s Chapter House and wander around the charming gardens to feel the unique ambience.

London: British Royalty Walking Tour

6. London: British Royalty Walking Tour

Take a gentle stroll through some of the most famous streets in the world. Hear amazing stories about the monarchy and see them in action with the Changing of the Guard, and the Horse Guards on Whitehall.  Meet at Green Park Underground station and walk through Green Park, one of three Royal Parks in the area, to Buckingham Palace. On selected days you can watch the world famous changing of the guard, a century-old tradition displaying pomp and glory. Walk up the Royal Mall and pass two more Royal Residences, Clarence House and St James Palace. At the top of the Royal Mall, arrive at Admiralty Arch and Trafalgar Square. Lord Nelson, one of the most famous Royal Navy Admirals in British history sits here. He was a firm favorite of the King and Queen during his time.Walk down Whitehall, past Downing Street, to Westminster Palace, to see the seat of British Democracy that was always at odds with the British Royal Family.

London: The Crown Walking Tour and Thames River Boat Ride

7. London: The Crown Walking Tour and Thames River Boat Ride

Meet your local guide in Green Park and take up arms as either of the Royal Houses: York & Lancaster. As these historic rival dynasties you will battle for the crown by playing royal quizzes and other fun games throughout your tour. Receive elocution lessons so that you too may speak like His Majesty and be shown which stores the royals spend their cash in. Strolling through picturesque streets and parks you will discover the real and fascinating history of the modern British monarchy. From ceremonies to scandals, headlines to heartbreak & everything in between, this tour is a must for those who want to know more about the royals. This walking tour also includes filming locations from the popular Netflix series ‘The Crown’ along with behind-the-scenes secrets about how the show is made. Visit the late Queen’s long lost birthplace before a photoshoot in front of Buckingham Palace. Learn fun facts about royal homes as you wander by Clarence House & St James Palace. See the majestic Westminster Abbey, the site of coronations, weddings and state funerals for centuries and take a turn around Parliament Square. From your boat ride along the Thames you will also see iconic landmarks, including St Paul's Cathedral where Princess Diana was wed to the future King Charles, as you uncover secrets from inside the most tumultuous royal marriages. Your tour will conclude at the gates to the Tower of London, home of the Crown Jewels & and a long bloody history as your winning royal family takes the throne!

London: City Sightseeing Walking Tour with 30+ sights

8. London: City Sightseeing Walking Tour with 30+ sights

See 30+ of the best London sightseeing spots and top London attractions on the ultimate London walking tour! On this exciting London walking tour you'll start by exploring the City of London where you'll discover over 2000 years of history with famous London sights including: Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Bank of England, Monument, Leadenhall Market, Royal Exchange, London Bridge, The Shard, City Hall & more. After a quick lunch stop (own expense) you’ll then take a journey on the famous London Underground to visit Westminster and see even more of the best London sightseeing spots including: Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Downing Street, St James’s Palace, Clarence House, The Mall & more. Led by a local London tour guide, the tour uses photos to bring the stories of London to life in a relaxed atmosphere (no boring lectures!) allowing everyone to participate in the tour with questions, trivia, great photo opportunities and a lot of fun! Finish up in central London close to many of the best London attractions, bars and restaurants to help you further explore London after the tour.

London: Royal History Walk Self Guided Tour

9. London: Royal History Walk Self Guided Tour

If you are a fan of the Royal Family then this 60 minute circular self guided audio tour is for you! Discover the London homes of the Royals as you pass Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and St James Palace before you take in the beautiful Green park. Make your way to Wellington Arch before heading back along Constitutional Hill to finish where you started at the gates of Buckingham Palace. Our recommendation is that you check out the times for the changing of the guard for that extra special treat.

Love London 3-Hour Bike Tour

10. Love London 3-Hour Bike Tour

Enjoy a 3-hour afternoon bike ride around central London to see many of the city’s most historic sites. Meet your guide on the south bank of the River Thames, close to the Southbank arts complex, and select your bike. Then, head into the back streets of Waterloo and for the first 'Theatre' stop, Kevin Spacey's Old Vic. Banksy's graffiti tunnel installation follows the street food markets of Lower Marsh, and all of a sudden, it's back onto the river at the majestic Lambeth Palace, the residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury (the Church of England's equivalent of the Pope!). Cycle along the River Thames to Lambeth Palace, one of London's oldest buildings, and home of the head of The Church of England. Now, cross to the north side of the river to explore the lanes of traditional red brick houses, cycling though a back gate into Westminster Abbey School courtyard, the first school in England. Just outside the school, you will be standing on the place where so many kings and queens have had their coronation, and been buried in the crypt of Westminster Abbey. Cycle past Horse Guard’s Parade - site of the 2012 Olympic Beach Volleyball Competition - St. James's Park, Clarence House, and Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s official London residence. Then, bike up Constitution Hill into the open spaces of Hyde Park. From Hyde Park, travel through the exclusive Mayfair district, past the US Embassy, New Bond Street, Carnaby Street, and into Soho, the party center of London. Pedal to Covent Garden, home of the Royal Opera House, street theater, and much more. The trip is nearly over, as you wind your way back to the river and cross Waterloo Bridge, where you will get one of the best views of London on a curve of the river.

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based on 51 reviews

This was the most beautiful tour journey I ever had. It was rich of information given in a very exciting way. Many thanks to Mike. He is so talented and professional and could utilise each second of the 5 hours that we did not realise how the time really went. Thank you Mike

Best value tour I've ever done! Our guide Mike was just brilliant and we hit all the best highlights which were all so interesting that it made the time go by really quickly. I would absolutely do this tour all over again because it was incredible value for what you get.

This tour is a must for first time visitors or returning travelers to London. Great to do at the beginning of your trip so you can go back and revisit any places afterwards and there were heaps of photo opportunities which our guide (who was fantastic) helped us with.

Polly was just the best tour guide and I loved her personal extras to make the history of all the special places we visited, that much more memorable. Thank you for such an amazing walk about tour of key royal places in London.

Amanda was a brilliant tour guide. The pace of the tour was good, she answered the many questions people asked her. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would recommend it to others