Starting off at the world-famous Piccadilly Circus, we will embark on a journey of discovery and visit some the nation’s most important landmarks, buildings and monuments.
As we walk, you’ll see the private club where Winston Churchill spent his evenings, learn about Napoleon and his nemesis the Duke of Wellington and see where the Grand Old Duke of York (from the famous nursery rhyme) used to frequent, too.
Then it’s time to soak up some royal history as we pass St James’s Palace, where Prince William and Prince Harry and their mother Princess Diana all lived.
We will then press onwards to see the truly spectacular Buckingham Place to marvel at the home of the British monarchy and, hopefully, witness the Changing of the Guard (weather and public events permitting).
As we meander through places of royal significance, your guide will regale with tales of the Queen, her late-night visitor (ooh!) and life and death tales of World War II.
Explore the majesty of our stunning Royal Parks and find out about the crazy gifts bestowed upon the royals by fellow monarchs and world leaders.
Then we’ll see just how big Big Ben really is and pose for a picture with Winston Churchill himself, a worthy addition to your social media feeds if ever there was one!
Next up, we’ll admire the Houses of Parliament through the eyes of some of the nation’s most famous rebels, such as Braveheart himself, William Wallace and Guy Fawkes.
Then it’s onward to the Ministry of Defence, Household Cavalry and Downing Street where the Prime Minster lives, followed by a stop at iconic Trafalgar Square to hear the heroic and hilarious story of Admiral Nelson.
Your private tour will end at a traditional English pub with a full English lunch — think fish and chips and pie and mash (vegetarian and other meals are also available), and a drink of your choice (beers, ales, wines, spirits and more!).
Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips of what else to see and do during your stay in London.
Please note: Changing of the Guard is subject to the weather conditions, special events and specific dates of operation. We cannot guarantee they will operate on your chosen tour day.
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of four travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for four travellers.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, full pub lunch including your choice of any main meal (including fish & chips, pies, sausage and mash, vegetarian options and more), plus any drink of your choice (beer, ales, wine, sprits, etc.).
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Gentlemen should wear closed-toe footwear.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: Changing of the Guard is subject to weather, special events and specific dates of operation. We cannot guarantee they will operate on your chosen tour day, in which case we’ll see the Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard instead.
Guests wishing to consume alcohol must be 18 years or over in age and bring a valid ID.
Closure of sites: There will be several occasions throughout the year when routes and sites are closed due to major national parades or commercial events. Should this happen, we will tailor our route accordingly.
Child Policy: Children under the age of 6 are not permitted to join this tour. For children above that age, please count them as an adult.