Half-Day Private London Walking Tour
Hear the history, and see the all of London’s famous sights from Westminster Abbey to London Bridge with a private, local guide. A 10:30am start time is recommended, along with a hotel pick up. If there are specific places of interest you would like to see, such as a location from a favourite London set movie, this can be incorporated into your walk (let us know in advance to be extra sure your request can be accommodated).
- Local guide
- Walking tour
- Hotel pickup
- Flexible start time and approx 4 hour duration
- Food and drinks
- This is an outdoor walking tour. We do not go inside any historical building. If you would like to visit inside any attraction, you can pay a fee and do so after the walking tour.
What You Can Expect
Along the tour you will see: The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, Churchill's War Rooms, Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square. You will see the National Gallery, the Sherlock Holmes pub and more.
Your tour guide will provide a pithy history of London and walk you through The Mall, St James's Park, and Admiralty Arch, to see Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the royal family, and other aristocratic addresses including St James's Palace, Lancaster House and Clarence House. The walk crosses the Golden Jubilee Bridge, with a panoramic view of London, with views of the National Theatre, the 3500 year old Cleopatra’s Needle, and the quirky new skyscrapers such as the ‘Shard’ and ‘Gherkin’ that have quickly become a symbols of the city.
The walk continues along the South Bank, passing St Paul's Cathedral, the Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe theatre and Southwark Cathedral, to Borough Market and London Bridge. From here there are views of the Tower of London, City Hall and Tower Bridge. London in half a day!
Additional Important Information
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult
- Umbrellas are always handy in case of bad weather
- Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Products standard cancellable
If you'd rather meet the tour guide in the city, the departure location will be exit 5 of Westminster underground station. The guide will hold a red umbrella.
We recommend a 10:30am starting time, comfortably after breakfast and the busy London rush hour. London is less crowded during this part of the day, and gets busier as the day goes on. However, as this is a private tour, we are happy to start at any time, in the morning, afternoon or evening.
We can start at Westminster Underground station (exit 5), or the tour guide will be happy to pick you up from your accommodation.