90 min walking tour
Not step-free, involves gravel
Private walking tour
The area of Whitehall is brimming not only with iconic London locations but with hidden histories which will even surprise and delight Londoners!
This is a popular private tour introducing you to iconic London, featuring many of the city’s major sights with their history and major events which moulded the country.
It’s a walking tour that will give you an insight into the history and culture of this great city. You’ll be amazed by what Whitehall has to offer, from its rich history and architecture to its famous landmarks. And with our expert guide leading your way, we promise it’ll be a day you won’t forget!
We know how much time and effort goes into planning a day out in London, so we aim to make sure that every minute is worth it. That means making sure you get the most out of your experience in London – whether it’s getting the best angle to see the major sights of Westminster or learning about its fascinating histories.
Explore the historical district of Whitehall see the iconic Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, uncover the secrets behind notorious British monarchs and marvel at world-renowned architecture.
Immerse yourself in the history-rich commentary presented to you by your tour guide Hazel. Explore what Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and Nelson Mandela have in common, visit filming locations used in blockbuster films such as ‘Harry Potter’, 007 Skyfall and Da Vinci Code.
Our private Wonders of Whitehall tour is designed for everyone who wants to explore the political seat of power in depth without having to worry about anything else but enjoying themselves! So go ahead and book today – we can’t wait for you to join us!
“Wonders of Whitehall (WoW). Although the Wonders of Whitehall Guided Walk was down to be presented by its designer, Hazel, this particular outing was done by Ian. Despite this being Ian’s first gig guiding the Wonders of Whitehall it was immediately clear he was not only a very experienced guide but a highly qualified ‘domain’ expert on many aspects of English political and social history.
After the usual run-through of the standard dos and don’ts of an urban guided walk we were off. Ian set a sensible pace for the size of our group (about a dozen or so) and demographic. This was later proved when we completed our Tour of Whitehall’s Greatest Hits bang on time! 1000 years of selected history highlights in a mere 90 minutes is no small achievement. Not a minute was wasted.
His accompanying commentary was a well-judged mixture of facts (historic events, dates and leading personnel), anecdotes and (some) opinion. Fire featured a lot! His delivery was clear and the content consistently engaging and focussed. Ian was also happy to chat (generally and specifically) to the various members of the group and answer questions (there weren’t many) as we walked.
I liked the way we sometimes had to use not just our eyes but our imagination. The sheer size and scale of the Palace of Whitehall took a great deal of imagination! Also, considering its unique significance, I’d have liked just a little bit more on the execution of Charles 1, but, hey, maybe that’s just me.
Anyway, Hazel can relax. The Wonders of Whitehall Guided Tour is in safe additional hands with Ian.”
“Very interesting tour. The guide was lovely and professional. I think it would be a good tour for someone living in London or tourists that want to discover something more than the usual sightseeing.”
“I enjoyed the walk very much.”
“The walk was good, Hazel is a knowledgeable guide with a fun sense of humour. The highlight was the last stop of the tour and realising what went where in terms of Westminster geography.”
“A great 100 minutes with a fabulous guide and lovely lady, Hazel! I learnt so much and I will be looking on her own website to join more of her tours. Thank you Hazel.”