Classic London Tour with a Professional Private Guide

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Duration: 6 hours

Departs: London, London

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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See the best of London in one day with an accredited London Blue Badge Tourist Guide.
In the morning: a guided walk around Westminster to see Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace (all external), with an option to see the Changing of the Guard (when available).
In the afternoon choose ONE or TWO of the following fully-guided visits: Westminster Abbey, National Gallery, British Museum, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London.
You have your own private guide for the day - this means we can be flexible.The above options are only suggestions - please contact if you have any special requests.
Your host, Ric, is a Blue Badge Tourist Guide, the highest guiding qualification in the UK and the only guides with official permission to give tours in all these top attractions.
Please note that Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London charge admission fees which are not included in the tour price.

What's Included

Private tour

Professional qualified guide

What's Not Included

Entrance fees for paid attractions

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Face masks recommended when indoors.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

A walk around Westminster to see the classic sights including Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Downing Street, Buckingham Palace (option to see Changing of the Guard on certain days). After your walk, choose one or two of the optional extra tours below to complete your day.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Buckingham Palace
Optional extra: see the Changing of the Guard ceremony in front of the monarch's London residence. Not available every day.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Westminster Abbey
Optional extra: guided tour inside Westminster Abbey. The history of Britain all in one building. This is the Royal church of coronations, weddings and funerals, and the tombs of more famous people than any other building in the world, including Queen Elizabeth I, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Handel and Charles Dickens. Blue Badge Guides are the only external guides allowed to give tours inside the cathedral.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

National Gallery
Optional extra: one of the world's great art galleries, containing the best of western European painting 1500-1900. We will enjoy a highlights tour including Van Eyck, Raphael, Rubens, Velasquez, Rembrandt, Turner, Monet, Van Gogh.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

The British Museum
Optional extra: a guided highlights tour in the world's oldest public museum. See the Rosetta Stone, Parthenon Marbles, Lewis Chessmen and a wealth of treasures from ancient Egypt, Assyria Greece, Rome and Britain.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

St. Paul's Cathedral
Optional extra: a guided tour inside 'Britain's favourite building'. London's mother church is the venue for national commemoration and celebration. With its unique dome and truly spectacular interior, St Paul's is the supreme achievement of London's greatest architect, Christopher Wren. Blue Badge Guides are the only external guides allowed to give tours inside the cathedral.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Tower of London
Optional extra: this 950 year old castle has seen it all - royal residents, prisoners, executions, murder mysteries and daring escapes. Today it's still a working fortress - home to the Crown Jewels, Yeoman Warders and the legendary ravens. Blue Badge Guides are the only external guides allowed to give tours inside the attraction.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included


It's good to see St Paul's Cathedral, but it's wonderful to see it with Ric Morris.
cono650, 27-10-2022
Ric is a lively and supremely well-informed guide, who shared insights, historical perspectives and fun facts about his subject, which in this case was St Paul's Cathedral, its place in the history and lives of the people of England.

We started in front of the cathedral, following the clues that the exterior gave us as to the times when the cathedral was built and the people who made it. This continued inside, with the architecture put into the context of its times, and the builder's intention fusing the great Catholic churches in Rome with the sensibilities of Protestant England. Ric told us about its history from then on, through world wars, its special significance to our American allies, and noted visitors including MLK (who preached there) and Felix Mendelssohn (who practically had to be dragged away from the organ). This was supported by slides on Ric's iPad, and presented to our children (9 and 12) in a way that stretched their attention span, but did not exceed it.

Then we walked up to the Stone Gallery, with a unique view of the City of London, and further to the Golden Gallery (the top) before descending to the crypt, where we saw the tombs of many of the great and the good that our children had learned about in history.

I had never been to St Paul's before, and had looked forward to this trip, while expecting to need to cut it short to compromise with my children's stamina. In the end, Ric led us around for the best part of 2 hours, and gave us an enjoyable, and memorable time.

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