London in One Day Sightseeing Tour

Price from: 113 $
Duration: 8 hours
See London in one day on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city, led by an expert local guide! Hear the history of top London attractions like Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral while traveling around the West End and City of London. After the sightseeing tour, watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace and tour the Tower of London with a Beefeater.

Meet your guide on board your air-conditioned coach, and then relax as you travel around central London to see the sights. Pass through Parliament Square, seeing the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben clock, and then travel past Westminster Abbey where Prince William married Kate Middleton in a lavish royal wedding ceremony. Admire prestigious government buildings at Whitehall and Downing Street, and then see the hustle and bustle that surrounds Nelson’s Column at Trafalgar Square.

Travel to Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the Queen, and walk around in front of the gates to see the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Have your camera ready to capture the pomp and pageantry of the Queen’s Foot Guard as they march in their eye-catching red tunics and bearskin hats, and then travel by coach to a traditional London pub in Trafalgar Square.

Rest and refuel with a hearty lunch (own expense), and then continue your day of sightseeing with a visit to the City of London, an area just east of the city center where many of London’s banks can be found. Besides financial institutions like the Bank of England, the district is also home to iconic London attractions such as St Paul’s Cathedral and Mansion House. Look out for the sights as your guide explains their history.

Continue to the Tower of London, and head inside for a walking tour. The former prison and fortress, which looks out over the River Thames, was built to terrify potential invaders and Londoners alike. Steeped in centuries of murder and treason, the tower is fascinating to explore with its famous jet-black ravens and Beefeater guides. On a tour with one of the Beefeaters, hear tragic tales of the royals and nobles who met their end within the tower’s walls.

St Paul’s Cathedral is closed to the public on Sundays and following dates: December 23 2014, February 4, 18, March 19, April 3 and May 12 2015. On these dates, there will be a photo stop outside the Cathedral and the tour will visit Tower Bridge Exhibition or Banqueting House instead.

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Trafalgar Square - Iconic - must see place
Suresh C , Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, 2015-05-21
Trafalgar Square is an iconic place of London and must see for any tourist or visitor. Huge sitting lion statues, Tall monument tower with Nelson, Beautiful looking National Gallery building are... read full review
Trafalgar Square - Unfortunate timing for visit
Dale F , Hobart, 2015-05-20
The square was largely locked off in preparation for a concert, so no actual access to Nelson's Tower or the lions around the base. That being noted it was impressive and might have got 5 if I could... read full review
Trafalgar Square - You forgot the pigeons
celine r , London, United Kingdom, 2015-05-19
I have been visiting Trafalgar square for many years .This was always the place to "feed the pigeons" We used to bring our own food but then it got commercialized and you had a seller with little... read full review
Big Ben - Iconic BIG Ben - a "must do"
realpep , Imperial Beach, California, United States, 2015-05-21
The clock tower just soars above other edifices in the area. The best part is when it chimes on the hour. Be there with your videocam when that happens. It's really cool! read full review
Big Ben - high
Ellen K , Almere, The Netherlands, 2015-05-21
nice building, but thats all, cant tell anyting about it, becaus i did not get in . nice sound of the bell read full review
Big Ben - Beauty as it stands
Sumit S , Bengaluru (Bangalore), India, 2015-05-20
Its always great to visit at dawn while walking by the Thames. Its one of the most visited place at london. read full review
Westminster Abbey - Beautiful
Débora R , 2015-05-21
I had never seen so many graves in a church! It's nice to keep searching for specific graves and analysing the people's graves profiles. read full review
Westminster Abbey - Excellent, well worth the short wait to cue.
986jasmine , Auckland Region, New Zealand, 2015-05-21
The sites and history was fascinating and really interesting. It surpassed my expectations. We would've liked to have been able to take photo's. read full review
Westminster Abbey - A must
Marisol F , Toronto, Canada, 2015-05-20
Westminster Abbey is one of London's most famous landmarks and definitely something you don't want to miss. You can buy audio guides which make the experience a lot more interesting and informative... read full review
Buckingham Palace - LOVED the majestry!
cindyfawn , Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2015-05-21
Absolutely a must see when visiting London. Be prepared for throngs of tourists, like me, with cameras ready and clicking. The Changing of the Guard is spectacular. The dancing horses and colors... read full review
Buckingham Palace - Changing of the Guard
geeluv05 , Nashville, 2015-05-21
All the pomp and circumstance you could imagine was seen in this daily exercise seen in front of Buckingham Palace! It was a blustery day but I fully enjoyed witnessing this event. Highly... read full review
Buckingham Palace - Must do attraction
Remco_RdL , Spijkenisse, The Netherlands, 2015-05-21
Must be on the short list for a visit in London. The park, guards and gardens always a special picture read full review
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