Private Custom Tour: London in a Day

pin_dropLocation:London (England)
eventSeason:Daily
check_circle Availability: Daily
watch_later Duration: 7 hours
people Adult From: $ 599 USD
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Private Custom Tour: London in a Day


Excursion Overview

Put together your perfect day in London, and see the sights that you want to see on this half- or full-day tour with a private local guide. Customized entirely to your preferences, your itinerary is totally flexible, and your tour includes what you need to see London with ease: preplanned logistics and a knowledgeable guide. See the landmarks that give London its renowned reputation such as the Tower of London and Big Ben, and discover the secret streets and parks that only the locals know.

Tour Includes

  • Private guide
  • Custom tour planning service

Tour Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Private car (if desired)
  • Public transport (if needed)

What You Can Expect

Your day in London is totally customizable and the itinerary for your half- or full-day tour will be tailored to suit your needs and interests. Before your tour, your private guide will contact you to discuss the things you want to see, so that your logistics can be arranged in advance.

On the day of your tour, meet your guide at your hotel or preferred central location, then set off by whatever means of transport is required. Transport, meals and entrance fees are payable at your own expense.

Perhaps visit some of the city must-sees like Tower of London or the ever-inspiring Big Ben – London’s architectural icon — or head to the Shard for sweeping panoramic views over London. Alternatively, focus on the more offbeat London neighborhoods such as Soho, Camden Town or Brick Lane, and ask your guide to introduce you to the spots that the tourist maps miss.


See the Itinerary for a sample full-day tour.

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary:
10am: Meet your private guide at your hotel or outside Buckingham Palace and start your tour by posing for photos by the gates. After hearing the history of the historical royal landmark, stroll to nearby St James’ Palace and see the Changing of the Guard ceremony that takes place daily.

11:15am: Stroll through St James’ Park with your guide and admire the neatly manicured lawns and flowerbeds that surround the central lake. As you walk, take the time to ask as many questions as you like about London and its landmarks. The beauty of having a private guide is that any commentary is tailored to your interests.

11:35am: Exit St James’ Park near a cluster of top London attractions, so have your camera ready to capture the sights! Walk past the Houses of Parliament, pose for photos against the backdrop of Big Ben, learn about the royal wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton outside Westminster Abbey, and then gaze over the Thames River to see the London Eye.

12:15pm: Head to the visitor hotspots of Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, where street performers are commonplace and cafes spill out onto the streets. Soak up the buzz and ask your guide to recommend Covent Garden market stalls to visit or quirky independent shops to discover.

12:45pm: Take an insider tip from your guide for the best place to eat lunch, and dine at your leisure in the country’s capital.

2:15pm: Meet back up with your guide and head south of the river by walking across Millennium Bridge, one of filming locations used in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Head inside Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre at Bankside to learn about the famous English playwright and his time writing for the masses in London.

3pm: Visit St Paul’s Cathedral where highlights include the Dean’s Staircase, the Whispering Gallery and Crypt. Head up the internal stairs to the Whispering Gallery and gaze down at the ornate nave below while learning about the building’s architecture from your guide.

3:45pm: Rest your legs and take a taxi to the Tower of London, the formidable 11th-century tower that was built to act as a fortress, palace and prison. See the famous Beefeater guards with their black ravens, marvel at the Crown Jewels, and pose for photos by the famous White Tower.

5pm: Finish your tour by strolling over London Bridge to see Tower Bridge and the Shard — the tallest building in Western Europe. Before parting ways, receive some final insider tips on making the most of your time in London, and perhaps ask your guide to make a dinner reservation for you at a top London restaurant.

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

Your centrally located London hotel, or preferred central London location

Departure time

Flexible; reconfirm your preferred start time with the local supplier before the tour takes place (contact details are provided on your confirmation voucher)

Return Details

Concludes at a location of your choice in central London

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