The Mall, London

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  • London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

    1. London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

    Meet your guide at Piccadilly Circus and get an introduction to the background of the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Hear what you will be doing for the next 1 hour and 45 minutes. Then proceed as a group toward The Mall. Pass by Pall Mall and Waterloo Place. Here you will learn more about the British Army and its greatest general, the Duke of Wellington. Once on The Mall, see the extraordinary monuments to royals and generals. Get a view of St. James's Park. Admire the most beautiful of the royal parks and look at the majestic open space of Horse Guards Parade. Continue toward St. James's Palace. On the way, you might see the Household Cavalry en route from their barracks in Hyde Park. The main focus, however, will be to watch the foot soldiers emerge from St. James's Palace ready for their uniform inspection. They will then march to Buckingham Palace, sometimes accompanied by a band....

    Matt is an amazing tour guide! History,politics, royal family, healthy sense of humor- all you can ask for a great experience. Was very patient, and yet energetic. warm recomendations. TNX for a wonderful morning.

  • London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

    2. London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

    Find the prime vantage points that most people miss and see this time-honored tradition from outside Buckingham Palace. Follow your guide on a dynamic journey that will take you through each stage of the entire Changing of the Guard ceremony from beginning to end. Navigate the crowds easily and quickly. Let your guide take you to the best spots with unobstructed views for taking photos of the palace, gardens, and parade grounds. Marvel at the precision with which the Queen’s Foot Guards march to Buckingham Palace, clad in their iconic red tunics and bearskin hats. Admire the gleaming coats of the Household Cavalry’s horses as they emerge at Horse Guard’s Parade. As you watch, hear about the history of this fascinating ceremony and gain invaluable insight into every detail of this British spectacle.

  • Magic of London Tour with Afternoon Tea at Harrods

    3. Magic of London Tour with Afternoon Tea at Harrods

    Take a full-day tour of London’s most iconic sights on this 9-hour panoramic guided tour. You will soon be on your way, enjoying the city in all its glory as you drive past some of London's most famous landmarks. Visit St Paul’s Cathedral exploring the masterpiece designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1673, taking time to listen to the 1695 organ that Mendelssohn once played and visit the tombs of Nelson and Wellington.  Continue to The Mall to watch the Changing of the Guards, as one of the Queen's Foot Guard Household Regiment march from St. James Palace to Buckingham Palace to military music, dressed in their famous tunics and busbies. If the Changing of the Guard is not taking place, you will still stop at Buckingham Palace for photos. Next you will visit the historic Tower of London where you'll gain fascinating insights into the history of this Royal Palace and fortress. Ample tim...

    A compact tour with a lot of interesting facts about London. A good value for all the sights that you will visit.

  • London: Vintage Bus Tour and London Eye Ticket

    4. London: Vintage Bus Tour and London Eye Ticket

    Travel back in time on a 4-hour tour of London. The combined sightseeing tour includes a ride on a vintage double-decker Routemaster bus and a short trip along the River Thames. End your excursion with spectacular views of the city from one of the panoramic pods of the London Eye. Head off for a tour of the city onboard a vintage double-decker bus. Pass historic attractions such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the Tower of London. Admire Sir Christopher Wren’s iconic St. Paul’s Cathedral. Swap land for water and take a short trip along the River Thames, looking out for Shakespeare’s Globe, HMS Belfast, London Bridge, and much more. Back on dry land, re-join the bus and head for Buckingham Palace, home to the British royal family. You will arrive in time to see the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony, as soldiers dressed in their iconic scarlet tunics and busbie...

  • London's Palaces and Parliament Walking Tour

    5. London's Palaces and Parliament Walking Tour

    See more than 20 of London's most iconic sights on a 3-hour walking tour. Explore the City of Westminster, one of the most popular tourist locations in London. Learn fun facts about the history of the area and how it developed, as you pass by many of its iconic monuments. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace where on selected days you can watch the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Walk down The Mall, a tree-lined, royal road, adorned with Royal Parks and Royal Palaces.  Travel to Parliament Square where you will see Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. View some of the most famous sights in London, including: Buckingham Palace, the Victoria Memorial, St James's Park, Green Park, St James's Palace, Big Ben, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and Trafalgar Square.

    Joanna the guide actually made this trip. Her knowledge was just incredible and she took us to places that we would never have found on our own. Well worth the money.

  • Welcome to London Tour

    6. Welcome to London Tour

    Take a sightseeing tour that shows you London's famous landmarks such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament before a tour of the Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Arriving at the Tower of London built in 1066 by William the Conqueror, your guide will regale you with fascinating insights into the history of this Royal Palace and fortress. Ample time will be given to view the Crown Jewels and the White Tower and to wander around this imposing fortress. The next stop on your full-day tour is The Mall to watch the Changing of the Guard, as one of the Queen’s Foot Guard Regiments marches from St. James’s Palace to Buckingham Palace, dressed in their world famous tunics and busbies. * You’ll take an extended private cruise on the River Thames and have excellent views of St. Paul's Cathedral and Shakespeare's Globe. After free time for lunch, tour St. Paul's Cathedral, the 17th-c...

    I enjoyed the tour specially since I was alone in London and wouldn’t have visited all these places on my own. Marc our guide was very knowledgeable of the history of the places we visited.

  • London: Private British Royalty Walking Tour

    7. London: Private British Royalty Walking Tour

    Take a gentle stroll through some of the most famous streets in the world. Hear amazing stories about the monarchy and their connection to various parks and monuments in London. See royal landmarks such as Kensington Palace, Green Park, the Royal Mall, Clarence House, Admiralty Arch, Westminster Abbey, and Trafalgar Square, depending on the option chosen. Hear majestic stories that surround each place. Visit Buckingham Palace, the most famous residence of the Queen. Admire the imperial exterior of the building and look out for the famous red-coated soldiers of the Household Cavalry or Queen’s Foot Guard.

  • Royal London Walking Tour

    8. Royal London Walking Tour

    Your local guide will meet either meet you at your hotel or at the tour starting point of St. James Park Underground Station. The walk starts by heading to St James’ Park, built by King Henry VIII and so the oldest Royal Park in London. The park is renowned for its wonderful variety of birds that live in and around the lake. Next up you will visit the first of several Royal Palaces and walk a short distance to St. James’ Palace. This old palace used to be the residence of the monarch until 1837. These days it is occupied by Prince Charles, the Duchess of York and Prince Harry. From here you will walk along Londons primary ceremonial road, The Mall which leads to Buckingham Palace but before you get to the home of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, you will see Clarence House, a home with a lengthy Royal history that for many decades was the residence of the Queen Mother. There is no avoiding the ...

  • London: Royal Parks Walking Tour

    9. London: Royal Parks Walking Tour

    The British Monarchy in London Get close to some of the most iconic sites in London including Buckingham Palace, the Mall, Horse Guards Parade, and the Victoria Memorial. Stand in the spot opposite the Palace where thousands have previously gathered for historic events such as the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Trooping of the Colour, the Queen Mother’s 100th Birthday celebrations, and numerous Royal weddings including Princess Diana and Prince Charles, Katherine Middleton and Prince William and many more. Your Blue Badge Guide will explain the central role the British Monarchy has played in the history of the capital during the lifetime of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, from the Blitz to the modern-day. Visit important statues and monuments to key figures that have shaped this amazing story and learn of the work that goes into delivering State visits, investitu...

  • London: British Royalty Walking Tour

    10. London: British Royalty Walking Tour

    Take a gentle stroll through some of the most famous streets in the world. Hear amazing stories about the monarchy and see them in action with the Changing of the Guard, and the Horse Guards on Whitehall.  Meet at Green Park Underground station and walk through Green Park, one of three Royal Parks in the area, to Buckingham Palace. On selected days you can watch the world famous changing of the guard, a century-old tradition displaying pomp and glory. Walk up the Royal Mall and pass two more Royal Residences, Clarence House and St James Palace. At the top of the Royal Mall, arrive at Admiralty Arch and Trafalgar Square. Lord Nelson, one of the most famous Royal Navy Admirals in British history sits here. He was a firm favorite of the King and Queen during his time.Walk down Whitehall, past Downing Street, to Westminster Palace, to see the seat of British Democracy that was always at od...

    Tim and I cannot remember the other gentlemen’s name were great. Very knowledgeable of the history and times of things happening. The new guy that seemed to be training was also asking a lot of question and answering them too. He seems like he will do awesome as a tour guide. Tim was very funny and polite. We would definitely do this again and recommend them. Thank you for a great history lesson and the sights.

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Tim and I cannot remember the other gentlemen’s name were great. Very knowledgeable of the history and times of things happening. The new guy that seemed to be training was also asking a lot of question and answering them too. He seems like he will do awesome as a tour guide. Tim was very funny and polite. We would definitely do this again and recommend them. Thank you for a great history lesson and the sights.

Jason was a fun and informative guide and the tour group was excellent company. we came for our son to see the changing of the guard so a little disappointed that this is Covid restricted. we got to see some horsemounted guards pass the Palace though so all good

Really enjoyable tour with a fantastic guide, extremely knowledgeable and fun with it. Get to see parts of changing the guard that you wouldn't know happened without having someone with experience showing you.

Joanna the guide actually made this trip. Her knowledge was just incredible and she took us to places that we would never have found on our own. Well worth the money.

The guide was brilliant really enjoyed the whole experience