Private tour

London: Westminster to Covent Garden Personalized Tour

Activity provider:City Unscripted
Private tour

London: Westminster to Covent Garden Personalized Tour

Activity provider:City Unscripted

From US$ 148.95 per person

Explore palace halls, royal parks, cafes hidden in crypts, as well as other sights of London on a personalized 4-hour experience that takes you to iconic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Be matched to a knowledgeable local guide based on your interests and personality
  • Explore the iconic route between Westminster and Covent Garden and visit its famous sights
  • Soak up the beautiful surroundings the neighbourhood's pristine royal parks
  • Grab a pint at a pub renowned for its political and parliamentary regulars
  • Take a tour outside Buckingham Palace
Full description
When you book this tour, the supplier will be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. You'll follow your host on a winding journey through London's royal past as you explore the age-old route from Westminster to Covent Garden and discover the rich and vibrant cultural heritage that was. Meet your guide at 10:00 AM outside Westminster Underground Station. Look at the Elizabeth Tower of the Houses of Parliament, home to the famous bells of Big Ben. Walk past Westminster Abbey, where many royals have married, and continue through two of London’s most charming parks. See two lesser-known churches near Westminster Abbey, before watching the royal swans glide through the ponds and the protected bird sanctuaries of the secluded shrubberies. Stop outside Buckingham Palace, and see if the state flag is flying - an indication that the Queen is in residence. Then, discover Westminster’s best street for some retail therapy. Enjoy a quick bite to eat or a coffee at an unknown café, located above one of the area’s largest bookshops. Get panoramic views of Big Ben and Westminster Abbey as an add-on treat to your afternoon tea. Next, stroll past the upmarket grocers used by the Queen, and the most expensive restaurant in London - which fortunately has slightly more affordable lunch options! Continue into chaotic Piccadilly Circus, often compared to New York's Times Square, before navigating the numerous squares and backstreets leading to Covent Garden. Wander around the covered market to discover unique handmade and designer treasures to take home. Hear some of the street musicians (buskers) and performers, who must apply to the local authorities to win the right to play in the prestigious venue.
  • Private and personalized tour (4 hours)
  • Local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Food and drinks
  • Attraction tickets
  • Transport fees

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  • Please note, the above description is just a suggestion. Tours are private so are totally flexible to meet your needs and interests.
  • The goal of the tour is to be as authentic and spontaneous as they are when a friend shows you around the city.
  • The tour itinerary is a suggested one and anything from start time, meeting place and route can all be tailored to your needs- this is not your normal tour!
  • Please book at least 24 hours in advance so we can build the best experience for you!
Customer reviews

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based on 11 reviews

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We've joined a lot of walking and guided tours while visiting other countries over the years and thought we would try one in our own Capital City. We were seeking a tour with someone who was native to London with local knowledge who could show us places not on the normal tourist trail and give us an insight to London from a Londoner's perspective. Stuart delivered on this and some! He led us to some gems of places, most of which we wouldn't have known about and it was a joy to be on such a relaxed meander. Stuart is great company and the whole tour felt like we were being shown little known places by an old friend. We both thoroughly enjoyed the tour and I am sure Stewart enjoyed it too. We would recommend Stewart to anyone looking for this type of tour in the knowledge they would enjoy the experience.

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May 31, 2023

We had a wonderful and so much educational day with Anna our guide. What we really, really liked that the tour was so personalised. We shared our thoughts and interest with Anna and she suggested a lot of things to do and see and ´tailormade' the tour in a way for us. She was really nice and enthusiastic and had so much interest for us. We will definately use CityUnscribted for our future sightseeing tours. Thanks so much for this wonderful day. :)

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May 31, 2023

Eine sehr kompetente Führerin hat uns zu Fuß an die wichtigsten Stellen im interessantesten Viertel in London gebracht und hat uns viel Wissenswertes übermittelt. Wir haben sehr viel gesehen und Neues erfahren können, besser als man das bei einer Bustour hätte erleben können. Wir werden das auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen!

May 31, 2023

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