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Full Day Tour – No: 23633
Explore London from a vintage red London bus – experience The Tower of London & Crown Jewels before the crowds, and enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea in the historic setting of Westminster Abbey.
• Travel through London on a Vintage red London bus
• Extended visit to the Tower of London & Crown Jewel, with a private tour of the Royal Armouries with a White Tower Warden
• Afternoon Tea at Westminster Abbey
• Services of a professional Tour Guide
After a warm welcome from one of the Tower’s Beefeaters, experience one of the most iconic buildings in London. The Tower of London has always played a prominent role in British History at its heart is the White Tower, built to strike fear and submission into the citizens of London. Explore all four floors, including the Royal Armouries Collection.
Enjoy the spectacular display of the Crown Jewels, revealing these priceless treasures like never before. The Crown Jewels are part of the Royal Collection and are still used regularly by the Queen; they include some of the most extraordinary diamonds in the world.
Enjoy a panoramic tour of the ‘City of London’ including St Paul’s Cathedral and the Bank of England. We cross over Tower Bridge to visit Borough Market, time for lunch then we explore the area known as the ‘South Bank’, home to the Tate Modern Art Museum, the Globe Theatre, the National Theatre, British Film Institute and the Royal Festival Hall.
Westminster Abbey (OPTIONAL VISIT AVAILABLE – NOT INCLUDED)
Westminster Abbey is steeped in more than a thousand years of history. Benedictine monks first came to this site in the middle of the tenth century, establishing a tradition of daily worship which continues to this day.
The Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of seventeen monarchs. The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the most important Gothic buildings in the country, with the medieval shrine of an Anglo-Saxon saint still at its heart.
A treasure house of paintings, stained glass, pavements, textiles and other artefacts, Westminster Abbey is also the place where some of the most significant people in the nation’s history are buried or commemorated. Taken as a whole the tombs and memorials comprise the most significant single collection of monumental sculpture anywhere in the United Kingdom.
The tour ends with a sumptuous afternoon tea at the Cellarium Café located inside the Abbey, enjoy tea, scones and cake in truly historic surroundings.
A selection of savouries, Homemade sweet & savoury scones, Selection of handmade cakes
Choice of a pot of loose leaf tea: English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Oriental Sencha, Peppermint, Chamomile, Garden Berries, Elderflower & Lemon
The state of the art audio system is used during the walking sections of this tour: guests are issued with a personal headset ensuring they never miss a word of the guide’s commentary.
The tour will end at Westminster Abbey.
Days of operation:
April – October: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
November – March: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Tour Starts: 08.15 hrs, Evan Evans Tours Office, 258 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1BS
Tour Finishes: approx 16.30 hrs, Westminster Abbey