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Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence and administrative office of the British royal family since the 19th century and is one of the few remaining working royal palaces in the world. Access for the public is limited and exclusive but worthwhile for those who arrange a visit.

The Basics
Buckingham Palace is one of England's most famous landmarks. Visitors can always view its opulent exterior through the gates, but visits must be timed right to tour the interior. During its summer opening, travelers can peek into the state rooms, see the Throne Room, stroll through the palace gardens, and admire masterpieces by artists such as Rembrandt and Canaletto in Queen Victoria's Picture Gallery.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The palace is a must for history buffs and royal enthusiasts.
  • Pair a stop at Buckingham Palace with the Changing of the Guard ceremony and afternoon tea for a quintessential London experience.
  • Tours of the palace interior are only available in summer from late June to late September, while the queen is on holiday in Scotland.
  • If the Royal Standard flag is flying atop the palace, it means the queen is in residence; otherwise, the Union Jack flag is flown.

How to Get There
Buckingham Palace is located in central London at the heart of St. James Park. It's a pleasant stroll from London attractions such as Westminster Cathedral and Big Ben and is often included as a stop on city walking tours.

When to Get There
The best time to visit Buckingham Palace is during the legendary Changing of the Guard ceremony, when the royal guards change shifts. This takes place daily at 11:30am but can be canceled in bad weather. The palace interior is only open to the public during summer, from late July until the end of September, with tours running daily from 9:30am to 7:30pm (until 6:30pm in September). You'll want to book this coveted experience in advance.

Nearby Royal Sites
Windsor Castle is the nearest queen's residence to Buckingham, located just outside London. It can be visited on a quick, half-day trip from the city. And although not royal in nature, Westminster Abbey is the resting place of many English monarchs and the site of some royal family weddings (including that of Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge).
Address: Buckingham Palace Road, London, England
Admission: Varies
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Layover Tour of London from LHR Executive Luxurious Vehicle Private Tour

Layover Tour of London from LHR Executive Luxurious Vehicle Private Tour

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*this Tour is Ideal for those with short time in London *Meet and greet on arrival: Your chauffeur will greet you, assist you with the luggage and then take you on a LONDON Tour. *London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city. The specified touring time starts from your flight’s actual landing time, so you will not lose out if your flight is delayed! Touring ends either at a London airport or at your central London hotel** within the advised timings. All Tours Carried out in Executive Vehicles Our definition of “private tour” simply means your tour, where all ground services are provided by your very own personal driver,
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  • 6 hours
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$298.91
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Must See London With A Local: Private & Personalized

Must See London With A Local: Private & Personalized

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Make your London adventure a personal one on a private 8-hour sightseeing tour. Your tailor made itinerary can include Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the city’s hidden gems, and much more. It's up to you. Thanks to the expert navigation skills of your Londoner guide, you’re able to explore in an efficient, but leisurely manner. Leave with exclusive tips on what to see, eat, and do with the rest of your vacation.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$173.17
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$173.17
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Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of Royal London

Private Tour: Traditional Black Cab Tour of Royal London

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Delight in the regal majesty of royal London on a private half- or full-day tour by black cab. Accompanied by a courteous driver, climb aboard your traditional Hackney black cab and set out to explore London’s most opulent attractions. Cruise past Buckingham Palace, official residence of her Majesty the Queen, and gaze at the stolid turrets of the Tower of London. Delve deep into the rich history of the British monarchy and visit lesser-known sites linked to the royal family while receiving undivided attention from your private guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$541.15
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$541.15
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Wonderful Westminster & Windsor (Walking Tour & Visit Windsor Castle)

Wonderful Westminster & Windsor (Walking Tour & Visit Windsor Castle)

We will see 15 of London's most iconic sights in a 3-hour historic walking tour! After the walking tour : Visit Windsor Castle Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. It is notable for its long association with the English and later British royal family and for its architecture. It will be an enjoyable, educational and entertaining stroll. From Palaces (and stories of the Monarchy) to Parliament Square (with the history of the government), you will be continuously entertained with bits of history. • See Buckingham Palace • Walk through the Royal Parks • Learn about the history of Westminster • Visit Parliament Square • View the London Eye, Big Ben, and Trafalgar Square Sights you will see include ; Buckingham Palace Trafalgar Square Changing of the Guard (Daily during the summer months) Big Ben Downing Street Westminster Abbey Whitehall Houses of Parliament London Eye Parliament Square Queens Horse Guard
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  • 4 hours
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$83.29
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Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony and Thames River Cruise

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony and Thames River Cruise

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Discover the regal residences and rich royal history of London on a sightseeing tour and Thames River cruise. With an accomplished guide, travel by luxury coach through the capital’s most opulent areas to see majestic landmarks like Big Ben and Kensington Palace. Gaze at a traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace and then climb aboard a boat for a tranquil cruise on the River Thames. Glide past iconic sights like the London Eye and the Tower of London and enjoy illuminating commentary as you sail.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.21
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$63.21
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Private London evening tour by car

Private London evening tour by car

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Avoid the busy London Underground (subway) and see the best of London at night from the relaxing vantage point of a private car. Save time of going to a meeting place with hotel pickup, and pass by top landmarks, including Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Coca-Cola London Eye, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.00
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$115.00
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Full Day Private London Taxi Sightseeing Experience

Full Day Private London Taxi Sightseeing Experience

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Discover the highlights of London with efficiency and style when booking your own private driver-guide to explore the English capital. Travel in a traditional black cab to attractions including Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard ceremony, and Westminster Abbey. With your own dedicated transportation and insightful guide, you can take in more sights without the hassles of navigating the busy streets on your own.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$520.14
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$520.14
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3.5-Hour Small-Group Food Tasting Tour of Royal London

3.5-Hour Small-Group Food Tasting Tour of Royal London

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Discover London’s royal heritage and sample traditional English specialties on this 3.5-hour food tasting tour. Take a walking tour of the Royal Parks, Piccadilly Circus, and St James Palace; watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace; and enjoy cheese tasting, afternoon tea, and other British favorites.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.36
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$93.36

The London Classic Tour: Sightseeing Tour in Vintage Bus

The London Classic Tour: Sightseeing Tour in Vintage Bus

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Ideal for families and those with limited time in London, this bus tour offers a comprehensive overview of England’s capital. Aboard an open-top vintage bus, you’ll cruise around the city and see iconic attractions such as the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, and The Shard. Site-specific song, immersive videos, and comic commentary guarantee a unique and enjoyable experience.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.55
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$35.55
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The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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See London from the streets, water, and sky with this great-value package that lets you explore London at your own pace. Easily reach top sights without spending a fortune on cab fare with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket valid for 1, 2, or 3 days. You’ll also get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel and glide past Parliament and Big Ben on a Thames River cruise.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.97
$86.91
$26.94 savings
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$59.97
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Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath with London Hop-on-Hop-off Tour

Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath with London Hop-on-Hop-off Tour

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See three of southern England’s most in-demand destinations—and secure advance tickets to a hop-on hop-off London bus tour, too—with this full-day itinerary. Set off from the centrally located Victoria Coach Station in the morning, and head to the centuries-old Windsor Castle, world-famous Stonehenge, and UNESCO-listed Bath. Round-trip transit via luxury, Wi-Fi-equipped coach makes the journey seamless. As a bonus, the itinerary also includes a 24-hour ticket to a hop-on hop-off London bus tour, to be used at your leisure.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$160.65
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$160.65
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Best of London in half a Day - Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square

Best of London in half a Day - Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square

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First-time visitors to London will love this ‘best of’ tour that includes several must-see spots in a convenient single day. Enjoy a fun introduction to London’s most interesting buildings, viewpoints, museums, public spaces, and more. This tour is well suited to travelers short on time in the city, as well as those who want a solid foundation for their own independent exploration.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.73
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$86.73

Private London Tour by Car with pick up from your Hotel or Apartment

Private London Tour by Car with pick up from your Hotel or Apartment

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With so much to see and do in London, you don’t want to waste a second visiting sights that don’t interest you. Explore England’s capital your way on a private sightseeing tour that lets you create an itinerary to suit your tastes. Plus, you’ll avoid the crush of the London underground by traveling in a private vehicle.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.24
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$108.24
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2 Hours In London With A Local Host: Private & Personalized

2 Hours In London With A Local Host: Private & Personalized

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Experience London like a local on this private 2-hour walking tour and maximize your time with a custom-made itinerary. Perhaps check off famous landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Tower of London; discover neighborhoods like Soho and Covent Garden; or get insider tips on where to shop, dine, or party in the city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.64
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$67.64
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Private London Landmarks by Car

Private London Landmarks by Car

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Skip the hassle of navigating London’s public transport system alone during a private tour by car. As well as beating the crush of the London underground, you’ll benefit from both the undivided attention and insider knowledge of a private guide, who can provide tailored recommendations to last your entire vacation.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.24
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$108.24
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London Highlights Family-Friendly Walking Tour with Top Guide

London Highlights Family-Friendly Walking Tour with Top Guide

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See the highlights of London in a family-oriented way on this private walking tour. With a professional guide, explore Westminster to view top sights such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and Westminster Abbey; enjoying games and activities on route that bring the sights and their history alive. Plus, watch the Changing of the Guard (dependent on the day) at Buckingham Palace, see ancient London’s Roman wall, and more. Use of public transport and optional entrance fees at own expense.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$215.87
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$215.87
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London: Self-Guided City Experience

London: Self-Guided City Experience

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Let technology lead the way and take a tour when you want with this self-guided tour of London the provides directions and commentary through your Smart Phone and right into your earbuds. Use the system without eating up any Smart Phone data and explore at your own pace while learning about London’s history, heritage, culture, traditions, and landmarks.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.06
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$12.06
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A Half Day In London With A Local: Private & Personalized

A Half Day In London With A Local: Private & Personalized

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The colossal size of London means that its easy to feel overwhelmed as a first-time visitor. Orient yourself in England’s capital with ease on a private tour that gives you the flexibility to customize your own itinerary. With the help of your guide, you’ll create an itinerary that suits your tastes and interests.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.24
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$108.24
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Afternoon Tea Bus with Panoramic Tour of London– Upper Deck

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Afternoon Tea Bus with Panoramic Tour of London– Upper Deck

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Escape the crowds on land and enjoy unobstructed views of top London landmarks during a tour by double-decker bus. As well as covering more sights than you would on foot, you’ll enjoy the British delicacy of afternoon tea as you travel—plus, you can choose from several menus to suit your tastes.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.46
$79.38
$11.92 savings
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London Tour in a Classic Land Rover

London Tour in a Classic Land Rover

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Cruise London in style in a vintage Land Rover, and cover the capital’s top landmarks in a few hours of sightseeing. Private tours include flexible departures and hotel pickup and drop-off. See iconic sights like Piccadilly Circus and London Eye, plus several get-down photo stops, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and Buckingham Palace.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.29
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$135.29
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London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Gain a better understanding of London’s history, which stretches back to Roman times, on this walking tour of the city. Follow your guide around as he or she tells you interesting facts and tidbits about the past, and stop by well-known places, such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, and Trafalgar Square. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring you spend an intimate day with a small group of like-minded history buffs.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.21
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Luxury Private Vehicle Day Hire from & to London via Leeds Castle & Dover Castle

Luxury Private Vehicle Day Hire from & to London via Leeds Castle & Dover Castle

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Benefit from the comfort and convenience of private transportation to Leeds Castle and Dover or Canterbury with this personalized full-day tour from London. Pass by London monuments such as Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London on the way to Leeds Castle. Then take the scenic route to Dover to see the strategically important 11th-century Dover Castle, along with the White Cliffs of Dover and the English Channel.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$808.12
per group
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$808.12
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Private Guided and Chauffered Tour of London

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Private Guided and Chauffered Tour of London

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Make like a VIP in London with a private guide, personal chauffeur, and an itinerary tailor-made for you. Choose between a 3- or 6-hour tour and admire landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Tower of London; hit the shops at Harrods or Oxford Street; or explore the local neighborhoods. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$355.36
$418.08
$62.72 savings
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$355.36
$418.08
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London In One Day - A Private & Bespoke Tour Itinerary

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London In One Day - A Private & Bespoke Tour Itinerary

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Explore London on a full-day private tour and see the best the city has to offer. Visit key landmarks such as Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and a few famous filming locations as you listen to informative commentary from your guide about the history of London. Customize the tour to your preferences and interests and create your own perfect tour of London with your guide.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$262.31
per group
$327.88
$65.57 savings
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$262.31
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$327.88
$65.57 savings
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