8 hrs / full day
Private waking tour
Make the most of your first visit to London
Start: Central London Hotel or mainline station pick-up (included in price)
Venture through the royal City of Westminster, and the financial City of London and fun Southwark. This full day introductory tour is perfect for first-time visitors. Not only will you explore iconic London landmarks you will also experience a London bus / London Underground. Accompanied by a professional guide, learn about the history of this area as you snap memorable photos.
As a Londoner, your guide will make your tour special by taking you to some of the lesser known/visited spots.
See Big Ben (or can you?) and the gothic Houses of Parliament. Discover the origins of the gunpowder plot and why the English celebrate Bonfire Night.
Take in the spectacular views of Westminster Abbey where every king and queen has been crowned since 1066.
Wander through a Royal Park which has been the location for many films and TV series. Take in the wonder of Buckingham Palace and learn how it became the formal residence of reigning monarchs.
See a Tudor palace before enjoying some of the most regal streets where TV series such as Downton Abbey and Mr Selfridge have been filmed. Gaze into the windows of some of the oldest and most stylish shops in London which supply the Royal Family.
See Trafalgar Square, then board a London bus and see the Neo-Gothic Courts of Justice before entering the City of London. Marvel at the splendour of Neo-Classical St Paul’s Cathedral and hear how the Great Fire of London of 1666 ravaged the City of London.
Stop for lunch at a traditional English pub.
Cross the iconic Millennium Bridge featured in films such as Guardians of the Galaxy and venture into Southwark, the original fun town. Enjoy a walk along the river and through small alleyways, absorbing its rich history. See Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, a ruined palace, and a floating museum and modern street art before venturing to Borough Market – a feast for the eyes and taste buds with more than 100 stalls filled with gourmet food and lots of street food and restaurants.
Your guide will also be able to suggest memorable places for entertainment, street food, British curries and current events and exhibitions.
We will stop for a comfort break or refreshments whenever you choose.