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Nelson's Column: Our most recommended tours and activities

London: Children's Bus Tour with Commentary

1. London: Children's Bus Tour with Commentary

Join the bus at the meeting point and be whisked around London. Head past some of the main sights of the British capital on a non-stop tour that is specially designed for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Learn about the history of the major landmarks from the live kid-friendly commentary. The onboard guide will provide stories and insights to captivate children’s imaginations.  Drive past the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Pall Mall, Piccadilly Circus, Downing Street, and many more and more on this bus tour. Additionally, get free access to the open-top double-decker bus app allowing you to locate the main attractions, locate the point of departure, prepare your visit ahead, and enjoy self-guided walking tours.

London: Buckingham Palace & Westminster Guided Walking Tour

2. London: Buckingham Palace & Westminster Guided Walking Tour

Get ready to embark on a captivating walking tour of London's historic landmarks. Learn about the sights with your guide, and marvel at the royal splendor of Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace, Westminster Abbey, and more. Meet your guide in London's famous Green Park, then head to Buckingham Palace. Admire the grandeur of its architecture, then continue to St James's Palace, another regal gem that has served as a residence for the royal family for centuries. As you stroll along the Mall on the royal processional route, you'll feel the palpable sense of history and prestige in the air. Then, soak up at the atmosphere at Trafalgar Square, a vibrant hub adorned with Nelson's Column and surrounded by impressive architecture. Continuing your journey along Whitehall, a street lined with government buildings and statues. Keep your eyes peeled for the iconic Horseguards, as you might catch a glimpse of the mounted guards in their distinctive uniforms. Next, arrive at Parliament Square, home to the magnificent Westminster Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in the breathtaking Gothic architecture and learn about the abbey's rich history. Just across the square, you'll find the Palace of Westminster, housing the iconic Big Ben clock tower. Throughout the tour, your guide will share fascinating stories and historical anecdotes, bringing London's landmarks to life. So lace up your walking shoes and enjoy a journey through the heart of London's royal and political heritage.

London: Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

3. London: Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy an intimate introduction to England's capital on a private sightseeing tour of Central London, and see some of the city's most iconic sights. Your private guide will collect you from the lobby of your hotel at 10:00. Discuss the flexible itinerary before you set off. Go to Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the Royal Family. See the balcony where Prince William kissed his new wife Catherine in 2011. Continue to Westminster Abbey, final resting place of kings, queens, poets and statesmen. Admire architectural details of the former Benedictine monastery, including the stone cloisters, Chapter House and Strong Room. Take in the Clock Tower, home to Big Ben, and the marvelous Gothic edifice of the Houses of Parliament. Then, walk up Whitehall, past Banqueting House and No. 10 Downing Street, to arrive at Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery.

London: Paddington Bear Afternoon Tea Bus Tour & Audio Guide

4. London: Paddington Bear Afternoon Tea Bus Tour & Audio Guide

See central London's highlights as you savor a finger-licking Paddington-themed afternoon tea on this tour in a double-decker Routemaster bus. Find out about the city's sights from an audio and video guide narrated by Paddington and Mrs. Bird, and enjoy unlimited hot drinks. After boarding the iconic London bus at the meeting point, your driver will take you past some of Paddington’s favourite landmarks. As you learn about them from the audio and guide, you'll also hear about some of Paddington's fun adventures and mishaps. During the tour, feast your eyes on Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Hyde Park, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street, St. Paul's Cathedral, Borough Market, Green Park, Piccadilly Circus, and much more. Better yet, enjoy a Paddington-themed afternoon tea with unlimited tea, coffee, and hot chocolate, or soft drinks for the kids. Tuck into a selection of savories, cakes, and scones with jam and cream as you tour London in style.

London: Custom Private Tour by Car

5. London: Custom Private Tour by Car

Take a London private tour to explore the capital city's top sights. Be picked up straight from your hotel in a spacious car or minivan. Your driver will personalize the tour for you and build the route around your preferences. Choose to have your tour in either English, Spanish or Portuguese. Entirely customizable, the tour will cover a variety of sightseeing spots. Drive around the center of London in comfort and get a feel for the old town and historical neighborhoods such as Mayfair, Kensington, Westminister and Fitzrovia. Whether it's visiting famous landmarks or going on a shopping spree, the choice is up to you. Pick and choose the London attractions that you would like to see, including: • Green Park • The Globe Theatre • Trafalgar Square • Piccadilly Circus • British Museum • Regent Street • Tower of London • London Bridge and Mayfair • Hyde Park • Royal Albert Hall • Harrods • Buckingham Palace • 10 Downing Street • London Eye • Natural History Museum

London: Westminster Abbey & Churchill War Rooms Walking Tour

6. 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

All-in-1 London Walking Tour, Westminster, Buckingham

7. All-in-1 London Walking Tour, Westminster, Buckingham

This 4-hour walking tour is designed to show you the best of London, from its rich history and cultural heritage to top-rated tourist attractions. We're the only tour operator to offer this fun and educational experience in 1 of the chosen languages: English, German or French. Learn about the British monarchy, government, culture, and more! Join our Local Guide on a 4-hour walking tour of the Westminster district in London. This is the beating heart of the capital, where you can learn about the most important events and people who shaped British history and culture. Our tour will focus on the most important sights and top tourist attractions, starting with the monumental Trafalgar Square. We'll see the famous National Gallery, the Admiralty Arch, the Nelson’s Column, the Trafalgar Fountains and London’s Smallest Police Station. Our Expert Guide will lead us through the Whitehall road, known for its government buildings and war memorials. We'll pass Downing Street, where the British Prime Minister lives, and Winston Churchill’s former war office building. We'll see the iconic Big Ben tower of the Palace of Westminster and the beautiful Westminster Abbey, the site of royal weddings, coronations and burials. We'll also admire the scenic view of the Thames River and the London Eye from Westminster Bridge. We'll also learn about the British Royal Family as we walk through St. James Park to the gates of Buckingham Palace (outside only). This is an essential experience of London’s history and highlights, so book now!

London Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

8. London Self Guided Sherlock Holmes Murder Mystery Game

The Sherlock Holmes City Game is a self-guided tour that gives you a fun and interactive way to walk around the city. All you need is a phone with an internet connection. As soon as you book the game, we will send you all the information you need via email. By moving around the city, you will unlock assignments. Here you will find characters who are willing to help. But the information comes at a price! Solve their puzzles, take on hilarious photo challenges, chase down culprits and play along to get closer to solving the murder of Balthasar. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: - Difficulty level: easy – also suitable for families with children - Duration: 2 hours - Tickets: You only need to buy 1 ticket per group (1-4 people) - Each group will play with 1 device. For groups of more than 4 people, you can buy 2 or more tickets. - To book this game you need to indicate a date/time, BUT you can start whenever you like. - *NOTE: this City Game uses the city as an interactive playing field but DOES NOT provide any information about the city! HOW TO PLAY: Book the City Game, check the email we send you with the instructions, download the Loquiz App, and begin your gaming experience! Explore the city at your own pace while playing the Sherlock Holmes City Game, a self-guided tour that offers a lot of freedom and flexibility. You can play when, where and with who you want. Whether you want to play alone for personal excitement or with a group of people this is the game for you! Playing with more groups will turn into a competitive experience, perfect as a teambuilding activity. This game is a fun activity you can do while visiting a city with your family and friends or as a couple. Our City Game offers the maximum independence, you can play pause & continue whenever you want!

London: Customizable Walking Tour with Private Guide

9. London: Customizable Walking Tour with Private Guide

Create your dream tour of London with this customized walking tour. Enjoy an intimate introduction to England's capital on a private sightseeing tour of Central London, and see some of the city's most iconic sights. Your private guide can meet you at Westminster tube station (exit 1). Discuss the flexible itinerary before you set off. Go to Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the Royal Family and see the balcony where Prince William kissed his new wife Catherine in 2011. Continue to Westminster Abbey, final resting place of kings, queens, poets, and statesmen. Admire architectural details of the former Benedictine monastery, including the stone cloisters, Chapter House and Strong Room. Take in the Clock Tower, home to Big Ben, and the marvelous Gothic edifice of the Houses of Parliament. Finally, walk up Whitehall, past Banqueting House and No. 10 Downing Street, to arrive at Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery.

Westminster and National Gallery 3.5-Hour Tour in Italian

10. Westminster and National Gallery 3.5-Hour Tour in Italian

Enjoy a walking tour of Westminster with an Italian-speaking guide and see London’s most historic places. The 4-hour program also includes a visit to the National Gallery. Start the tour near the Palace of Westminster, a stunning example of neo-Gothic architecture. The structure is dominated by the iconic clock known as Big Ben. Continue to Westminster Abbey, walk through St. James's Park and by 10 Downing Street. Watch the Changing of the Horse Guards. At the north end of Trafalgar Square is the National Gallery, which is home to a vast collection of art from the Renaissance to Impressionism. With an art expert guide, you'll see paintings by a range of important artists.

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What people are saying about Nelson's Column

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4.5 / 5

based on 363 reviews

Guide Chris was very knowledgable and gave lots of information during our walk through the City of Westminster. Furthermore, he helped us joining the group and called us over the phone while we were still searching the meeting point. He also updated us about the part of the tour we had missed. Only drawback is the price which is for my understanding much too high for only a 2 hours guided tour without any further fees for entrance etc.

Wonderful tour. We hit all the highlights and was very informative. The best part was since it was a small group of 5 people our guide gave us multiple options of seeing lesser known spots which was fantastic.

It was a great experience, thanks to Anne, Sam and Catherine for making the trip even more special! and first the food, according to Paddington's taste. Highly recommended!

Super nice tour that gave us pure Christmas feeling. Thank you for the informative and nice hours, Sonja!

fun drive thru London and checking out the sights. great tour guide.