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London Private 4-Hour Taxi Tour

1. London Private 4-Hour Taxi Tour

Drive along the streets of London on board one of the city’s iconic black cabs and get a great narration of the city’s history from your registered guide. Following a pick-up from any central London hotel (zone 1), you willl set off and stop at each landmark for photographs and a historical explanation. Take in the massive medieval fortress of the Tower of London, and the fairytale splendor of Tower Bridge. Motor through Trafalgar Square, past St James's Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Westminster Cathedral, stopping outside the Queen’s official residence at Buckingham Palace. See St. Paul's Cathedral, Covent Garden, the Houses of Parliament, and more. Your guide will not just be a Licensed London Taxi Driver, but a registered Blue Badge, City of London, or City of Westminster Guide, so you know you are in the safest of hands. London's taxi drivers have to sit the toughest taxi exam in the world, and their knowledge of the city is unsurpassed.

London: City Highlights Private Tour

2. London: City Highlights Private Tour

Discover London, one of the largest capitals, on an original car that gives you the chance to see the best-selected highlights of London in just a few hours. Forget about tired feet and tearing through the crowds of tourists. Enjoy private car transfers between the sights of London. Choose the 3-hour option to explore Greater London and its must-see sightseeing by private car instead of the usual walking tour. Be picked up directly from your accommodation. Listen to live commentary from a Local Guide as you travel from one landmark to another. See the River Thames, the iconic Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London, a former fortress and palace of the House of Tudor. Admire the exterior of St Paul’s Cathedral and the many skyscrapers of the City of London, the banking capital of the world. Take a stroll around the bustling Trafalgar Square then head to the heart of the City of Westminster to see Westminster Abbey, Westminster Palace, and the most prominent symbol of London, Big Ben. Marvel at the exterior of Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the Queen, guarded by the famous red-clothed guards. See the Westminster Cathedral and its neo-Byzantine style exterior made almost entirely of brick. Be dropped off at your accommodation at the end of the tour. Choose the 7-hour option to see more sights and visit 2 top attractions: St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. Enter with skip-the-line tickets to both attractions, so you can skip the queue and head straight for the entrance. Visit St Paul’s Cathedral, one of the largest and most beautiful places of worship in the UK, inspired by St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Feel its awe-inspiring atmosphere, explore the Stone Gallery and the Golden Gallery, and enjoy a panoramic view of London from the dome. Visit Westminster Abbey, admire its 1000 years old Gothic architecture, and hear amazing stories about royal coronations, weddings, and funerals. Explore the Royal Tombs and Poet’s Corner sections which contain the tombs of Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, as well as Charles Dickens, Robert Burns, and many more important people. Return to your accommodation at the end of the tour.

London: Changing of the Guards Ceremony Guided Walking Tour

3. London: Changing of the Guards Ceremony Guided Walking Tour

Join this original tour to learn about the British Royal Family and witness the daily Changing of the Guards parade outside of the Buckingham Palace. Enjoy an exlcusive experience with a 5-Star Guide who will show you the best spots for taking photos of the palace, gardens, and parade grounds. Join the basic 2-hour walking tour to see the Changing of the Guards ceremony outside of the Buckingham Palace. Hear historical facts, cultural anectots and myths about the British Royal Family as you admire the marvelous Admiralty Arch and the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Memorial Pass by the Clarence House, a royal residence of Prince of Wales and his wife Duchess of Cornwall. See the monumental Victoria Memorial and prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience as the old guards who guard the Buckingham Palce prepare to exchange places with the new guards. Witness the traditional Changing of the Guards parade in front of magnificent Buckingham Palace. Enjoy observing the different stages of the ceremony and learn about the royal customs and traditions from an Expert Guide. Choose the 3-hour option to enrich your experience with a guided tour of the City of Westminster. Disocver the must-see sights and hidden gems of one of the most important districts of London. See the iconic landmarks such as the Westminster Cathedral. This neo-byzantine gem is the largest Catholic church in the United Kingdom. Admire the historic, neo-gothic Palace of Westminster, which is the seat of the British Parliament, the House of Commons and the House of Lords. See its iconic Elizabeth Tower, better known as the Big Ben, and the Winston Churchill Monument to one of the most important politicians in British history. Finally, explore the Church of St Margaret adjacent to one of the biggest London attraction - the Westminster Abbey (tickets to the abbey are not included in this option). This notable church is the coronation site of the kings of England and Great Britain and the burial place of kings and distinguished persons. Choose the 4-hour option to also visit the interior of the Westminster Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Save time and jump ahead of the queue thanks to skip-the-line tickets. The Westminster Abbey is closely linked to the Royal Family, as most Kings and Queens were crowned, married, and burried within these Gothic walls. Explore the elegant interiors with your Private Guide and discover the rich history and heritage of this remarkable site. Visit the Royal Tombs and Poet’s Corner to see the tombs of Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, as well as Charles Dickens, Robert Burns and many more notable personalities. Take a moment to look at the oak door near the Abbey’s Chapter House and wander around the charming gardens to feel the unique ambience.

London: Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour & Boat Cruise

4. London: Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour & Boat Cruise

Follow a 5-Star Local Guide through the streets of Westminster, London and see the city like never before. Discover the past, present and the future of London. On this original tour you can explore the capital on foot and enjoy a relaxing cruise on the River Thames. Let us take you on an adventure! Choose the 3-hour option to see the best selected highlights of London. This option includes skip-the-line tickets for a 30-minute cruise on Thames, but first, you will enjoy exploring the city by foot with your 5-Star Private Guide. Your tour begins at the iconic Trafalgar Square, which features the Nelson’s Columns, fountains, lion statues and other monuments. This district is known for its monumental landmarks, such as the Admiralty Arch, the Westminster Abbey, and the Westminster Palace, which houses the British parliament. Of course, you cannot miss the sight of London’s icon, the Big Ben clock tower. Your Private Guide will escort you all the way to the Westminster Pier while sharing interesting facts and legends about the city. We want you to see London from a different perspective, so we will book tickets for a boat cruise on the river Thames. It will be an unforgettable experience that will make you appreciate the beauty of London, even more. You will pass by landmarks such as the London Eye, Millennium Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe, HMS Belfast, The Shard and the Tower of London. The cruise will end by the iconic Tower Bridge. Choose the 4-hour option to see additional sights during the walking tour that precedes your cruise. This extended route covers St James’s Park, a large royal park in the heart of London. You can find many monuments and memorials to the British monarchs here, and of course, the one-and-only Buckingham Palace. This is your chance to learn more about Queen Elizabeth II, her predecessors and successors, as well as the Queen’s Guards who hold daily parades through the park. It is a must-see in London!

London: Guided Religion and History City Walking Tour

5. London: Guided Religion and History City Walking Tour

The tour will start at Tower Hill Station and you’ll go on to visit some of the capital’s oldest Churches dating back to 650AD and landmarks that represent our famous religious country. Our first stop will be All Hallows by the Tower - the oldest church in the City of London. Enjoy viewing England’s Christian history firsthand and you might even gain your own spiritual connection. Then you’ll continue on to see more of London’s main landmarks including; Leicester Square, Chinatown, St James’ Palace, and important figures of past heroes then moving on to the fanciful & medieval Queen Eleanor Memorial Cross. Later on, at Buckingham Palace and St James’ Park, we will tell you the religious history behind the monarch and The Church of England. It will be interesting to see and understand how the evolution of religion can be reflected in all of these landmark historical artifacts as we take you down new paths. The main event will have you seeing more of London’s most famous churches, including; Westminster Abbey, the sacred St Martin’s in-the-Field Church, Methodist Central Hall Westminster, St Mary Undercroft, St Paul’s Cathedral, St George’s Cathedral, and Southwark Cathedral where hopefully you’ll experience the chiming of the bells and see a short service. You’ll also get to experience some iconic religious monuments such as the memorial cross and Charing Cross Station and religious artifacts at the National Gallery. This tour is perfect for those with a passion for the church, religion, and England’s massive religious history. Attractions included are: • Westminster Abbey • St Martin’s Church • Trafalgar Square • National Gallery • Eleanor’s Cross Charing Cross • Westminster Cathedral • St James’ Palace • Buckingham Palace • Big Ben • Parliament Square • Houses of Parliament • Westminster Arms • St Paul’s Cathedral • Westminster Cathedral • Methodist Central Hall Westminster • St Mary Undercroft • Southwark Cathedral • St George’s Cathedral • All Hallows by the Tower • Tower Bridge • The Tower of London • St Martins-in-the-Field

London: The Queen and City Highlights Private Walking Tour

6. London: The Queen and City Highlights Private Walking Tour

Join this original walking tour of London to discover the city's history and legends, from the true story of the British Royal Family to the theories about the real identity of Jack the Ripper. Explore the historic streets of the City Centre with a 5-Star Local Guide who is a master storyteller. See the best selected highlights and hidden gems. Choose the basic 2-hour tour to explore the City of Westminster, a historic borough with some of the most important buildings in London. Your sightseeing begins on the bank of the River Thames, where you can hear the sound of the Big Ben clock tower. See the magnificent Westminster Palace, the seat of the Houses of Parliament where the most important political decisions are made. Admire the beautiful exterior of Westminster Abbey and see monuments dedicated to important historical figures like Winston Churchill and Gandhi. Choose the 3-hour option to learn more about the English capital. During the extended route you can see some of the city's most expensive hotels and shops and visit the Church of St James Piccadilly. The church was designed by Sir Christopher Wren, one of the most accomplished English architects of the 17th century, and has even appeared on the hit series Bridgerton. The tour will end at the bustling Piccadilly Circus, which is known as the Time Squares of London due to numerous theatres and large advertising screens that allure the eyes of the passerby. Choose the 4-hour option to enrich your London experience with a guided tour of the Westminster Abbey! Thanks to skip-the-line tickets you can jump ahead of the queue and head straight for the entrance. The abbey is one of the city's most important places of worship and a site of many royal coronations, weddings and burials, including the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. Explore its awe-inspiring Gothic interior, galleries and cloisters and discover why it is often described as ""Britain's Valhalla"". Choose the 7-hour option to enjoy the most comprehensive tour of Greater London and visit St Paul's Cathedral, which is one of the city's most visited attractions. Skip-the-line tickets are included so you can save time on buying the tickets on site. Admire the Cathedral inside and out to fully appreciate its beautiful architecture and decor inspired by St Peter's Basilica in Rome. The main attraction will be St Paul's dome, which offers breathtaking views of Thames River and the London skyline. During the extended walking tour you will also see many additional sights of London. This includes Trafalgar Square with landmarks such as the National Gallery and the Admiralty Arch, and the Charing Cross train station. After visiting St Paul’s Cathedral you will also go further East to see highlights of the City of London, such as the London Bridge, the Monument to the Great Fire of London, and the Tower Hill Memorial. The final stop will be at the iconic Tower Bridge, right next to the Tower of London.

London: Private Whisky Tour and Tasting

7. London: Private Whisky Tour and Tasting

"""Join this original whisky tour to discover why London is a great destination for whisky enthusiasts! Let us introduce you to drinks from all parts of the United Kingdom, including the world-famous Scotch and Irish whisky as well as lesser known drinks from England and Wales. Enjoy a guided tour of London with a malty twist! Choose the 2-hour option to visit 2 excellent whisky venues (such as a traditional pub, whisky bar or diseltery) in London for whisky tasting. During this exclusive tour you can sample 4 different whiskeys, enough to make you appreciate the variety of flavors, aromas and colors. Your Private Guide will select drinks from different parts of the UK and explain their origins and traditional methods of production, including distillation, aging and blending. It will be a cultural and educational experience that will add a little bit of fun to your stay in London. Enjoy the best whisky in London in great company! Choose the 3-hour option to enhance your whisky tasting with a short walking tour of London’s highlights. During this tour you will visit 2 venues and also see highlights such as the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, the Admiralty Arch, the Westminster Palace with its iconic Big Ben clock tower, and more. The tasting will include 4 different whiskeys with simple English-style appetizers. Choose the 4-hour option for a walking tour of London’s highlights with more flavors of whisky to try. This option combines sightseeing with a visit to 3 venues for an extended tasting session during which you will try 6 different types, from the most popular brands to rare craft whiskeys from across the UK. You will also try a variety of traditional English dishes that enhance the taste of whisky. Treat yourself to a premium experience!" "

London: Churches and Cathedrals Private Walking Tour

8. London: Churches and Cathedrals Private Walking Tour

Join this unique walking tour and admire the variety of London’s churches, offering stunning architecture, beautiful sacred art and fascinating history. The live commentary from your 5-Star Local Guide will give you a new appreciation for these monuments. Marvel at the beauty of the Top-ranked Churches in London and see some of the city’s most iconic landmarks along the way. Choose the 3-hour option to visit 3 magnificent churches in the heart of London and learn about the relationship between the Church of England and other denominations. The first attraction is the Westminster Cathedral, which is the largest Catholic church in the UK. Its distinctive appearance delights already from the outside - it is built in neo-Byzantine style and made almost entirely of brick. Inside you can admire a High Altar made of marble , beautiful mosaics and stained glass, and the Blessed Sacrament and the Lady Chapel. Follow your Private Guide through Central London and see highlights such as the Westminster Abbey, the Westminster Palace with the Big Ben, and the Trafalgar Square. Next stop is the elegant Georgian church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, which helds regular classical concerts and recitals. Finally, you will visit the mediaeval Temple Church. It was built by the Knights Templar in the 12th century and is recognized as one of the oldest and prettiest churches in London. The church appeared in the controversial book The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and was also featured in the movie version. Choose the 4-hour option to also visit the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral. We provide skip-the-line tickets so you can skip the queue and head straight for the entrance. It is one of the largest domed churches in the world with architecture inspired by St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Explore its beautiful interior, see the Stone Gallery and the Golden Gallery and enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of London from the dome with sights such as the River Thames, Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre!

London: Private City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

9. London: Private City Highlights Guided Bike Tour

Join an exciting private bike tour and discover the most interesting sights of London. Choose from a 2-,4-, or 6-hour option and see the famous Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, London Bridge, and more on a guided tour. Choose the 2-hour option to admire the iconic Big Ben and beautiful Westminster Abbey. You will ride along the Whitehall to reach the historical Trafalgar Square. Stroll through the streets to take a souvenir picture before moving to the next stop. Enjoy the serene atmosphere of St. James’s Park with its peaceful lake and blooming colorful flowers. You will also pass by Buckingham Palace and Westminster Cathedral. Take a break at the Victoria Tower Gardens and marvel at the unique atmosphere by the River Thames. Join the 4-hour tour if you wish to explore even more treasures of London. See all the gems of the city’s center, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the stunning architecture of the British Museum. You can also spend some time around Soho, a bustling district full of trendy bars, clubs, and restaurants. Take the 6-hour and visit all the faraway spots and hidden gems like the Tower of London, London Bridge, and Monument to the Great Fire of London. You can take some breaks between the sights to have local snacks. Continue your ride and marvel at the St Mary Axe, a skyscraper. Finally, see the beauty of Marble Arch and enjoy a visit to Hyde Park. Be amazed by the enchanting greenery and the multitude of monuments hidden there. 

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What people are saying about Westminster Cathedral

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 13 reviews

The leadership was very good. However, the guide had been given a different meeting point (Trafalgar Square) from the agency than we were (Waterloo Place, St James under the Crimean War Guards memorial) which resulted in a 20 minute delay in departure for us to find each other. The tour could not be extended as the second part consisted of a boat trip with a fixed departure time. At a price of €500 for this tour, this is basically unacceptable. 20 minutes then correspond to more than 50€!

Andrew was flexible (we had to change plans due to a cancelled flight), knowledgeable beyond belief, and super friendly. It felt like your favorite uncle was touring you around his home town. Thank you for an amazing day! We highly recommend this tour!

Steve was a wonderful driver. The cab was new and squeky clean. Steve was very knowledgeable and accommodating. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour

interesting tour

We were able to learn a lot about history, architecture and culture. Top tourist guide who delighted us with his job. Any time. Again thank you very much:)

The guide was super friendly, he showed us the best of London.