Private Tour: Big Ben to Covent Garden Tour in London
When people imagine London this is the part of central that usually comes to mind - Big Ben, the Houses of parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square with Nelson's column looking out over it all, and the renowned stone market of Covent Garden. On this tour you will not only get to experience this part of iconic London, but with the perspective of a local host you will also get to enjoy all the lesser known buildings, secluded squares, idyllic less traveled walks, and charming, narrow cobbled streets that hide behind one of the word's most glorious city spaces.
- A personalized itinerary
- Local guide
- Private meet-up with a local
- Walking Excursion (any entry to attractions can be arranged at an extra cost)
- Food and drinks
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transportation fees or tickets to requested venues (these can be arranged at an additional cost)
What You Can Expect
Book this 4 hour meet-up with a local host and the CityUnscripted team will contact you within 24 hours and ask you questions about your preferences and interests. Based on your answers we will create a personalised itinerary for you and assign a like-minded Londoner. He or she will become your local host. You will wander from Big Ben to Covent Garden, all of the bits in between will be built by the CityUnscripted and your local host, based on your preferences.
Below is an example of a sample itinerary:
You’ll begin your tour near the Westminster tube stop, taking in the well-known sights of Big Ben and Parliament. Your local host will lead you past Westminster Abbey and through two of the areas most charming parks.
Witness Her Majesty’s swans idyllically gliding through the ponds and protected bird sanctuaries of the secluded shrubberies and woodlands. Then your local guide will lead you around the palace stopping to observe if the state flag is flying overhead—an indication that the Queen is in residence, before cutting up to Westminster’s best street for shopping!
Stop for a quick bite or a coffee at an unknown gem of a cafe that is situated above one of the areas largest bookshops, take in the panoramic views of Big Ben and the abbey as you enjoy a cream tea. After your refreshment, you can wander past the upmarket grocers used by the Queen (actually used by her staff), and the most expensive restaurant in London, which fortunately has slightly more affordable lunch options! Your guide will lead you through the seemingly chaotic Piccadilly Circus, which is often compared to New York's Time Square before navigating you down the numerous squares and backstreets that lead to Covent Garden, with its glorious covered market.
In Covent Garden make your way to the two floors of market shops and stalls which are fabulous for discovering unique handmade or designer treasures to take home. From mid-day until the late afternoon the market is surrounded by musicians and street-performers that have to apply to the council to busk at this prestigious and historic venue.
Additional Important Information
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Perfect for families with Children
- Tours are personalized so any additional requirements such as tickets, transportation, or food and drinks can be arranged for an additional cost
- Private groups have a maximum of 6 people. (if your group is larger, please make this known so that arrangements can be made)
Products standard cancellable
Your local operator will help organize a return location that is convenient for you. If you have any preference for your return location, please let them know.