Greenwich Royal Tours offer small group walking tours: day tour, half day tour and food tour. Central London tours. Excellent local guides – all admissions…
Full Day Walking Tour
This guided walking tour of the British capital captures the best of two worlds – the royal London of Westminster and the ancient London of the City. In the middle of our day, we pause for a lovely pub lunch.
The tour starts at the front steps of St Martin-in-the-Fields Church. We will stroll through London’s most famous piazza, Trafalgar Square, admiring Nelson’s Column. We walk down the dramatic Mall which leads to Buckingham Palace and on which many royal processions take place. We stop briefly at Henry VII’s St James’s Palace and then watch the Changing of The Guard near Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s official residence in London. Afterwards we will make our way to Horse Guards Parade where the Queen’s Life Guards are on duty 24/7 protecting the royal palaces. We walk down the Whitehall passing #10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister’s residence, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. We now jump into an iconic Black cab to take us to a well-deserved traditional English pub for a lovely lunch.
After lunch we will arrive at the magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral, built by Christopher Wren, after the Great Fire of London in 1666. We spend time inside up on the magical Whispering Gallery to see up close the amazing painted dome.
Leaving St Paul’s we begin to explore the City of London, dating back 2000 years, when the Romans called it Londinium. We visit London’s only Roman Amphitheatre and the historic Guildhall. We pass the historic Bank of England, and experience how the City’s skyline is changing with new buildings such as the Gherkin, Cheesegrater and Walkie-Talkie. We visit Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley and visit the Monument which marks where the Great Fire of London begun. Finally we arrive at the Tower of London, the famous royal fortress where the Queen keeps her Crown Jewels.
Tour ends here, where you can easily take a taxi, a bus, a tube train or a river boat to anywhere in London.
Inclusions: Entrance to St Pauls, a Black cab ride & a traditional pub lunch
Tours run DAILY 10.00-16.00 hrs
Tours depart from: St Martin in the Fields Church steps, off Trafalgar Square.