Highlights of London in a day - private tour by car

Cultural & Theme Tours in London

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Private tour.. You and your group will be the only ones on the tour. I drive a very comfortable Mercedes V-class, large enough for 7 passengers. For larger groups a minibus can be arranged (different rate). As a 'Blue Badge' qualified guide, I am permitted to guide within many popular locations, including Tower of London and Westminster Abbey.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Westminster Abbey, London, EnglandTOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Guests can choose to go inside for detailed tour (budget for 1.5 hours) or a walk around the Church for basic information and photos. Founded in the 10th Century, Westminster Abbey, is the venue for Coronations, royal weddings, royal funerals, royal burials and other notable burials such as Charles Dickens, Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tower of London, London, EnglandTOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Guests can choose a detailed tour (budget for 2 - 2.5 hours) or walk around with an overview and photos.Tower Of London which is a huge castle. Oldest part of the Tower dates from the late 11th Century but most of what you will see was completed by the 14th Century. It has been used as a mint, museum, observatory, a zoo and a place of execution (including 2 of King Henry VIII's wives) and other prisoners too. The Tower is also where you can see the Crown Jewels which are used in the coronation ceremony. Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Houses of Parliament, London, EnglandTo give its proper name.. the Palace of Westminster. Origins go back to 11th Century and used as a royal residence until 16th Century. First Parliaments met in the Chapel of the palace in the 13th Century and been home to UK's parliament ever since. Present building dates from 19th century. Eastern side of building has clock tower known as Elizabeth Tower which houses 5 bells, the largest being the hour bell known as 'Big Ben'Pass By: Tower Bridge, London, EnglandTOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Guests can choose to do a detailed visit (budget for 1 hour) but usually this tour stops for overview and photos. This iconic 'Bascule Bridge' and image of London was completed in 1894. The Bascules raise to allow tall marine vessels into the pool of London on average about 3 times a day.Pass By: London Bridge, London, EnglandPresent Bridge opened in 1973 and is 5th major incarnation. the first London bridge across the River Thames was built by the Romans in early 2nd CenturyPass By: Buckingham Palace, London, EnglandMain London residence of the UK's Monarch since early 19th Century. Interior is open for tours in August and September. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. on this tour we usually have an overview and photos. visit to Buckingham Palace coincides with Changing of Guard (if happening on the day of your tour)Stop At: Changing of the Guard, London, EnglandPomp and ceremony. Guard change is not everyday. usually held on Monday Wednesday Friday and Sunday. Weather permitting. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. If Guard change is on, we watch about 15 minutes of the hour long ceremony. Duration: 1 hourPass By: Hyde Park, London, EnglandTogether with Kensington Gardens, largest park in central London. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Usually drive through park and a photo stop.Pass By: Trafalgar Square, London, EnglandBuilt to commemorate the Royal Navy's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Significant naval battle which thwarted French Emperor Napoleon's invasion plan of Britain. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Usually drive by but can stop if guests wish toPass By: Downing Street, London, EnglandNumber 10 Downing Street. Official residence of the UK's Prime Minister. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE.. usually drive byPass By: Marble Arch, London, EnglandOriginally stood as a gateway to Buckingham Palace. relocated in mid-19th Century, swallowed up by traffic junction in 1960sPass By: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London, Englandlate 20th century reproduction of late 16th theatre part owned by William Shakespeare. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Guests can take tour (conducted by in-house guides.. budget for 1 hour). Usually stop for overview and photosPass By: Coca-Cola London Eye, London, Englandat 135m high, was the world's highest observation wheel when it opened in 2000. one rotation takes about 30 minutes. great views of London, in particular, Parliament, St James Park and Buckingham Palace. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. guests can choose to take a ride on London eye budget for 1 hour by time collect tix etc and doing the ride... Usually just drive byPass By: Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, London, EnglandOriginally constructed as a gateway to, the now long gone, Whitehall Palace, Horse guards is now a ceremonial gateway to Buckingham and St James's Palaces. Guarded by the Household Cavalry, with their distinctive uniform. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. usually just drive by.. but can stop for photosPass By: St. James's Park, London, EnglandOne of 5 central London Royal parks, orginally landscaped in 1600s, re-landscaped in early 19th Century . Has a variety of flowers beds and trees and the lake has assorted wildfowl. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. If going to see guard change will walk through the park. If no guard change, usually drive by

What’s included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • All Fees and Taxes

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London