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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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Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony

Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony

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Delve into London’s rich royal heritage during a visit to Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Marvel at the traditional Changing of the Guard performance, which involves meticulously dressed soldiers marching to the rhythm of military drums. Then, enjoy an exclusive experience as you enter the opulent State Rooms of Buckingham Palace for an independent audio tour. See lavish chambers during a tour only available for two months of the year, and gain fascinating insight into the history of the British monarchy.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.58
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$78.58

Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony & Afternoon Tea

Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony & Afternoon Tea

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Delight in the quintessentially English culture of London on a half-day tour that combines three iconic British experiences. With a knowledgeable guide, watch the incredible Changing of the Guard ceremony outside of Buckingham Palace, and then embark on an audio-guided tour of the residence’s lavish State Apartments, only open for two months of the year. Then, head to a prestigious hotel in central London and pleasure your palate with an appetizing array of finger sandwiches, soft scones, and aromatic cups of English tea. Book now to avoid missing the few dates that Buckingham Palace is open to the public.
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  • 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.10
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$123.10

Buckingham Palace Tickets with Royal Walking Tour Including Afternoon Tea

Buckingham Palace Tickets with Royal Walking Tour Including Afternoon Tea

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Feel like a British Royal on this 4-hour tour that includes a visit to Buckingham Palace and afternoon tea. Meet a tour host outside the royal residence and head inside with your prebooked ticket and audio guide for an independent tour of the State Rooms. Then, join back up with your host and stroll through St James’s Park to an elegant venue, where you’ll savor a traditional afternoon tea spread of scones, sandwiches and tea. Please note: Buckingham Palace is open to the public for just eight weeks (approx.) each year and tickets sell out quickly. Book early to avoid disappointment.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.01
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$110.01

Buckingham Palace Entrance Ticket with Royal London Walking Tour

Buckingham Palace Entrance Ticket with Royal London Walking Tour

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Because of a brief 2-month opening season, the demand for tickets to the State Apartments at Buckingham Palace is exorbitantly high. Guarantee your glimpse into the lives of the royal family with this Buckingham Palace entrance ticket, which includes a royal London walking tour. Following a walking tour of royal London monuments including St. James’ Park and The Mall, you have the rare opportunity to head inside Buckingham Palace and see lavish chambers belonging to Her Majesty the Queen. Plus, you can also upgrade to add an English afternoon tea experience including dainty finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, and homemade preserves.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.03
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$72.03

Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Day Trip from London

Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Day Trip from London

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Visit two of England's grandest royal residences on this day trip to Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace. Traveling from London by air-conditioned coach, enjoy an audio-guided tour of the magnificent State Rooms and treasures of Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s main London residence. Then head for Windsor Castle in Windsor. Explore her majesty's royal palace, and enjoy a visit to St George’s Chapel. Depending on the day, view the Changing of the Guard. Finish off your tour with a stop at the famous Harrod's on your return to London.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$132.27
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$132.27
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The Best Beatles Private Tour (including Buckingham Palace & Westminster Abbey)

The Best Beatles Private Tour (including Buckingham Palace & Westminster Abbey)

• Explore Buckingham Palace where Paul McCartney And Ringo Star were knighted • See the secret location of the Beatles last rooftop gig • See where Paul lived with Jane Asher and composed the most famous song 'Yesterday' • Discover where Beatlemania started • Walk through Carnaby Street – epicentre of the swinging sixties
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,172.63
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$1,172.63
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Private Chauffeur Driven London Sightseeing and Shopping Trip

Private Chauffeur Driven London Sightseeing and Shopping Trip

Save time by combining sightseeing with a shopping trip in London. As your private chauffeur drives you around the city's best shopping destinations, such as Knightsbridge and Covent Garden, see top London attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the Houses of Parliament. Enjoy the flexibility of customizing your itinerary according to your preferences and benefit from local insight from your driver.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$470.91
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$470.91
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Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle with lunch

Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle with lunch

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If you love the pomp and theater of Britain’s royal family, check off two regal residences with not even a thought of left-side driving on this convenient guided coach tour. Start by exploring Buckingham Palace’s magnificent 19th-century staterooms, including the throne room. Then travel to Windsor, enjoy a 2-course lunch at the Harte and Garter Hotel, and tour Windsor Castle, including the chapel where Harry married Meghan.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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$155.84
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$155.84

Buckingham Palace and Vintage Bus Tour of London

Buckingham Palace and Vintage Bus Tour of London

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See London’s highlights by retro double-decker bus, cruise boat, and foot on this half-day tour. Take a seat on a vintage, red Routemaster bus and pass top London sights including Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. Then, soak in more London landmarks, such as Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, on a Thames River sightseeing cruise. Finally, crown your tour with a visit to magnificent Buckingham Palace. Take an audio tour of the ornate State Rooms, only accessible to the public for two months in the year.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$77.27
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$77.27
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Private London Electric Taxi Highlights Tour - (Heathrow Airport Layover)

Private London Electric Taxi Highlights Tour - (Heathrow Airport Layover)

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COVID-19 Update: Our tours and taxi's are compliant with all UK Government requirements; including partition screen, 2m distancing from driver, and hand sanitiser. This tour allows you to see London in ultimate comfort, do not worry about wet weather or the cold. Pick-up direct from Heathrow, 3 hour central London tour, followed by return journey back to Heathrow. Total experience length approx 5-6 hours. Expert London guide. Tom Hutley spent 3 years intensively studying London's streets and landmarks to achieve his Green taxi badge. Since completing of The Knowledge, Tom dedicates his time to attending new tour guiding courses, improving his history of London. Up to 6 passenger capacity. Stopping for approximately 10 minutes at all the essential sights on the tour, Tom will share history and unique insights into all the landmarks on the tour. Between stops Tom will also point out notable buildings and points unique to London.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$340.49
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$340.49
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London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard

London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard

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Limited time in London doesn’t have to mean a limited view of the capital. Soak up the key sights in just one action-packed day on this guided small-group tour. Explore Westminster Abbey and watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace. Then cruise the Thames River to Tower Bridge and explore its inner workings before delving into British history at the Tower of London.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$174.17
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$174.17
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Self-Guided Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Tour

Self-Guided Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Tour

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Get a glimpse inside the residence of Her Majesty the Queen on a self-guided tour of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, only available for eight weeks of the year. As well as enjoying access to both royal landmarks, you'll be escorted to Buckingham Palace by a tour representative and transported to and from Windsor Castle by a driver. Ideal for independent travelers, this package allows you to explore each regal residence at your own pace.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.65
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$107.65
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London Taxi Sightseeing Tours

London Taxi Sightseeing Tours

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Our Tours give you a unique insight into the 'story' of London. All in the comfort of a Black London Taxi.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$358.80
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$358.80
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Full Royal Tour: Royal London & Buckingham Palace Private Tour

Full Royal Tour: Royal London & Buckingham Palace Private Tour

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See 15+ Royal London Sights & Visit Buckingham Palace! Fun local guide Private Tour! We will guide you on an exploration of London’s Royal landmarks. This will give you a good idea of the history, culture & legends of the worlds best-loved Monarchy We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where we'll watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (Daily during the summer months) After witnessing this traditional ritual, we'll head to Westminster. Sights we'll see along the way include Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, Horse Guard Parade, Big Ben (sadly covered up), and the Houses of Parliament Our last stop in Westminster is Parliament Square where we will gaze upon the largest of all the Royal Palaces : The Palace of Westminster. After the walking tour we then head to Buckingham Palace where you will enter the Queens Royal Residence and visit the State Rooms!
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  • 5 hours
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$272.96
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See 30+ London Top Sights & Buckingham Palace Tour

See 30+ London Top Sights & Buckingham Palace Tour

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Don’t let limited time stop you seeing the best of London. Tick off more than 30 attractions in just one day on a tour that’s designed with time-pressed travelers in mind. As well as getting your bearings in London, you’ll also get rare access to the State Rooms of Buckingham Palace on a tour of the official residence of Her Majesty the Queen.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.46
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The Crown: A Private Royal London Walk

The Crown: A Private Royal London Walk

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Immerse yourself in the royal history of London, admire famous landmarks and enjoy a march along The Mall with the Queen’s Guards on this private, off-the-beaten-path tour. Discover quaint streets, beautiful parks, and the secrets of the British Royal family. We stay away from the crowds by walking through alleyways and side streets whilst hearing tales of monarchs from medieval to modern times and enjoying a delicious cup of tea. Highlights: - Stories of Buckingham Palace, the Queen's London residence - An intimate spot to watch the Guard Change - Exterior views of Westminster Abbey and Big Ben - A visit to ancient stores that hold Royal Warrants – learn where the Royals shop! - A stroll around St. James’s Park, a green Royal oasis - The history of St. James’s Palace, a Tudor gem built by Henry VIII for Anne Boleyn - The secrets of Kensington Palace, William and Kate's home - Stunning architecture from the times of Victoria and Albert A perfect off the beaten path walk!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$172.22
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$172.22
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London Westminster Highlights and National Gallery Tour for Kids and Families

London Westminster Highlights and National Gallery Tour for Kids and Families

You and your family can enjoy an unforgettable tour led my a guide specialising in tours for children, combining a walk around the City of Westminster, home to some of London's most famous and iconic monuments and buildings, with a visit to the National Gallery, one of the finest art galleries in the world. During your sightseeing walking tour you will see from outside some of the most recognizable landmarks in the City of Westminster such as Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace with the Changing of the Guards (if scheduled), St. James Park and Trafalgar Square. In the National Gallery, you can admire masterpieces by some of the greatest names in the history of art. A real treat not to be missed.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$226.54
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$226.54
Price varies by group size
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London Sights and Hidden Gems - Private Full-Day Tour

London Sights and Hidden Gems - Private Full-Day Tour

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This is a comprehensive, bespoke tour of London’s famous landmarks and local gems. We stay away from the crowds and walk through charming secret alleyways and side streets. We take you to fabulous shopping areas, show you stunning architecture, beautiful gardens and ancient buildings whilst sharing quirky stories and taking memorable photos. Highlights: - The best views of Buckingham Palace and Changing the Guard ceremony - A visit to the Tate Modern Gallery with panoramic views of the City - A Thames walk with views of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and The Shard - Exterior views of Westminster Abbey and Big Ben - A stroll around the oldest Royal park in London, St. James’s Park - A walk across the Wobbly Bridge - A visit to Borough Market - Delicious tastings - The secrets of Trafalgar Square and Theatreland - Fabulous fashion and unique shops in the West End - Cool photo spots to capture Insta-worthy moments A great off-the-beaten-path tour to discover London like a local!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$258.34
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$258.34
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Small Group Walking Tour of Royal London

Small Group Walking Tour of Royal London

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You will have a fun small-group expert guided tour of the most famous Royal sights in London and also see the striking display of the Changing of the Queen’s Life Guards which is a magnificent mounted ceremony. Along the way your knowledgeable guide will make history come alive with entertaining, informative, and thoroughly gripping tales about life in London. We start in historic Covent Garden, then on to Trafalgar Square. We watch the dazzling display of the mounted guards in the Changing of the Queen’s Lifeguards. We walk down the world famous Mall to St James’s Palace, Buckingham Palace, we stroll through beautiful St James’s Park to Parliament Square where we see the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. There will be plenty of time for photos and your guide is always happy to help you make some Instagrammable memories! Join us on this walk and be captivated by the tradition, history, and colour of Royal London. This walk can also be booked as a private tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.19
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$26.19

Heavenly Walking Tour With A Twist

Heavenly Walking Tour With A Twist

Welcome to Iheartlondontours’ heavenly walking tour to be enjoyed by all! The tour will start at Charing Cross Station and you’ll be visiting all of London’s most famous landmarks. Starting at Trafalgar Square with the National Gallery, where you’ll see just how much of Britain’s most famous paintings are religiously influenced. Then you’ll be continuing to see more main landmarks including; Leicester Square, Chinatown and St James’ Palace. Later on at Buckingham Palace and St James’ Park we’ll explore the religious history behind the monarch and The Church of England. The main event will be the visit to Westminster’s most famous churches including; Westminster Abbey and the sacred St Martin’s Church where hopefully you’ll see the chiming of the bells. The tour will end at the London Eye where you can either choose to continue experiencing London privately or enjoy a small lunch with your guide to discuss anything else you would like to know about London and it’s Locals.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.65
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$18.65

Private 'The Crown' Walking Tour of London

Private 'The Crown' Walking Tour of London

When Netflix series “The Crown” hit TV screens, viewers were captivated by the portrayal of life within the British royal family—but it’s not always clear where fiction meets reality. On this walking tour, follow your guide through London and discover the real and fictional sites made famous in the series. Learn of the role the royals play in London’s history, and see landmarks including Buckingham Palace and Clarence House.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.12
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$85.12
Price varies by group size
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Westminster Abbey Tour for Kids with Sightseeing Walk in Westminster London

Westminster Abbey Tour for Kids with Sightseeing Walk in Westminster London

Discover one of London's most popular tourist destinations accompanied by a professional, enthusiastic and kid-friendly Blue Badge Guide! You will discover a wealth of fascinating facts about the history of London during a fun and engaging walk among the most famous landmarks in the city, including Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, St. James Park, Buckingham Palace and many more of London's most characteristic symbols and locations. Children will be entertained as your guide tells fun and captivating stories about the royal family and many more of London's most important historical figures and events! Included in the tour is a visit to Westminster Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with over a thousand years of history, and you'll be able to enter this incredible church without having to waste any time in a queue.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$370.41
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$370.41
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Private Tour - Royal London

Private Tour - Royal London

- Private 4-hour tour of Royal London - Discover the rich history of the English Monarchy, from centuries past until today. - Discover Kensington Palace, home of Prince William and Kate. - Enjoy Princess Diana's Sunken Garden. - Marvel at the dazzling Albert Memorial, built by Queen Victoria for her late husband Prince Albert. - Admire Buckingham Palace, Royal residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. - Understand the importance of the Royal family in London's architecture and history, from Wellington's Arch to Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. - Your own guide means a personalized experience: ask questions, seek advice on restaurants or pubs, get help with reservations and more...your private guide will be happy to help you. - Discover local insights on hidden gems and unknown corners of the city.
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  • 4 hours
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$258.34
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$258.34
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Classic Westminster (Private 2 Hour Tour)

Classic Westminster (Private 2 Hour Tour)

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There’s so much history crammed into this one neighbourhood, you’ll be struggling to keep up. From memorials to greats in Westminster Abbey to the heartbeat of British government in Whitehall to the scene of all action, No. 10 Downing Street…this tour is a fast-paced thriller. Most-photographed, most-recognised and most-loved, every landmark helps you tick off your entire London-essentials list. Buzz of Trafalgar Square, elegance of St. James's Park, to the glamour of Buckingham Palace, it’s a feast all the way. Broad boulevards, and the vistas long -- the perfect backdrop for the pomp and pageantry of royal occasions. Piccadilly Circus, London Eye, River Thames, Hyde Park, Albert Hall, even Harrods…you’ll forget to look at your phone. We even do 3 UNESCO World Heritage and 2 Tudor Palaces. Themes vary from British Monarchy’s Royal Palaces to Pomp and Ceremony to UK Parliament and Brexit to Winston Churchill’s Darkest Hour in World War Two. Which will it be for you today?
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.18
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$229.18
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