3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

Cultural & Theme Tours in Northeast England

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Discover top attractions and famous landmarks across the British capital on this private 3-hour London walking tour. Follow a private guide through the ancient streets of London and gain insight into centuries of British history. Along the way, hear the chimes of Big Ben and take in key sites of interest such as Covent Garden, China Town, and Trafalgar Square. Soak up the atmosphere in Piccadilly Circus and see the royal soldiers at Buckingham Palace. This private tour includes pickup and drop-off at selected London hotels.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Big Ben, London, EnglandThe famous clock tower of Westminster Palace.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Thames River, London, EnglandBehind Parliament is the River Thames and you'll learn a little of the life it has played in shaping London.Duration: 5 minutesPass By: Coca-Cola London Eye, London, EnglandWe won't go on it but we'll see it from the river.Stop At: Houses of Parliament, London, EnglandThe Mother of Parliaments. Once a royal palace, it has inspired democratic movements in the France, the USA and around the world. We'll learn of its history and the role it still plays today.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Parliament Square, London, EnglandParliament Square the the political heart of Westminster. Full of statues of people dedicated to Democracy and Liberty from Winston Churchill to Abraham Lincoln to Nelson Mandela. Surrounded by Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the High Courts.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Whitehall, London, EnglandThe broad avenue in Westminster full of beautiful and famous London government buildings.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: The CenotaphOur national memorial to the fallen of WW1, WW2 and recent wars.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Downing Street, London, EnglandThe home of the Prime Minister at Number 10.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, London, EnglandThe primary ceremonial parade ground is surrounded by beautiful buildings and parks. It must be why the Queen has her birthday celebrations here.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Westminster Abbey, London, EnglandBeautiful Westminster Abbey is where every monarch has been crowned since the times of William the Conqueror almost 1,000 years ago.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Admiralty Arch, London, EnglandThe beautiful old headquarters to the Royal Navy.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Trafalgar Square, London, EnglandThe most famous square in London. Home of fountains, statues, galleries and culture.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Nelson's Column, London, EnglandLearn the story of Admiral Nelson and the famous lions at the base of his majestic columnDuration: 5 minutesStop At: The National GalleryOverlooking the fountains and large plaza, The National Gallery is full of paintings on the inside and street performers and art on the outside.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Cecil Court, London, EnglandThis beautiful old street is full of niche art and cultural shops and the inspiration for Diagon Alley in Harry Potter.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Covent Garden, London, EnglandThe cultural heart of London with a unique vibe. From Opera to sword jugglers, this is the place to be. Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Leicester Square, London, EnglandThe beating heart of the West End. Surrounded by cafes and movie-cinemas.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Women of World War II Memorial, London, EnglandLearn the story of the women who died during the epic war effort.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Piccadilly Circus, London, EnglandNew York has Time Square, London has the much older Piccadilly Circus.Duration: 5 minutesPass By: Fortnum & Mason, London, EnglandOne of many high quality retailers in Piccadilly and one where everyone from The Queen downwards buys their goodies from!Stop At: Green Park, London, EnglandOne of the Royal Parks. It is called Green Park for a particular reason!Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Spencer House, London, EnglandFrom Green Park, we will see the London family home of the Spencer family.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: The Mall, London, EnglandThe primary Ceremonial road in London. You might recognise it from Royal Weddings and national celebrations.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Buckingham Palace, London, EnglandBuckingham Palace, the home of The Queen.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Chinatown, London, EnglandChinatown in Soho is a unique mix of old London, Chinese heritage and contemporary culture.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: St. James's Park, London, EnglandAn ornately beautiful Royal Park with great views of the palace and Westminster. Sometimes used in TV shows such as Downton Abbey.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: St. Paul's Cathedral, London, EnglandOn the extended tour, we will see the cathedral for London and learn its fascinating history.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Millennium Bridge, London, EnglandLondons newest iconic bridge. (Extended Tour)Duration: 5 minutesPass By: Tate Modern, London, EnglandThe largest modern art gallery in the world. (Extended Tour)Stop At: Borough Market, London, EnglandLondons most famous food market, here since Roman times. You can get food from all over the world here... freshly made. Many a tour has come to a halt here :-) I like the dairy free goat ice-cream and also the Ethiopian curry but everyone has their favourites! (Extended Tour)Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Southwark Cathedral, London, EnglandOne of the smaller and less famous London cathedrals but beautiful nonetheless. (Extended Tour)Duration: 5 minutesStop At: London Bridge, London, EnglandThe original bridge was built by the Romans and pulled down by the Vikings. A millennia later and this modern bridge still has a tall spike on the end with a gory story to tell. (Extended Tour)Duration: 10 minutesStop At: The Globe TheatreLearn the story behind the famous Globe theatre and all things Shakespeare! (Extended Tour)Duration: 5 minutesPass By: HMS Belfast, London, EnglandFrom London Bridge we will see this old Royal Navy Cruiser. (Extended Tour)Stop At: The Monument to the Great Fire of London, London, EnglandFrom out of nowhere, the epic Monument to the Great Fire of London appears. (Extended Tour)Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Tower of London, London, EnglandBuilt by William The Conqueror and home to the Crown Jewels and with an active military history up past WW2. We will visit the ominously named Traitors Gate. (Extended Tour)Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Tower Bridge, London, EnglandWe finish by one of the symbols of London, Tower Bridge and learn a little of its interesting history along the way. (Extended Tour)Duration: 5 minutesPass By: Ye Olde England Tours, London, EnglandThis is just one of over 50 tours run and organised by Ye Olde England Tours. Believe it or not the list of places we visit in this tour is not exhaustive. This is the tour for you for your first or only day in London.

What’s included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off to selected hotels
  • Private guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Cenotaph
  • Entry/Admission - Nelson's Column

What’s not included

  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Big Ben
  • Entry/Admission - Houses of Parliament
  • Entry/Admission - Downing Street
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Admiralty Arch
  • Entry/Admission - The National Gallery
  • Entry/Admission - Women of World War II Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Spencer House
  • Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace
  • Entry/Admission - St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Southwark Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - The Globe Theatre
  • Entry/Admission - The Monument to the Great Fire of London
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London
  • Entry/Admission - Tower Bridge


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver