Private Half Day London Highlights Tour with Guide and Driver

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Departs: London, London

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This is an insightful and entertaining private tour through 2000 years of London's history. With a private guide and separate driver, you will uncover all the major sights, monuments and landmarks of our incredible city in half a day. Using a combination of driving and walking, you will experience the turbulent and iconic past of a city filled with Royal scandals, Empire rise and fall, treason, battles, fires and plagues as you walk in the footsteps of Britain's greatest heroes and villains. From the Grand Old Duke of York to Admiral Nelson, from the world's most famous Palace to the most important church in the land, get your cameras ready for some awesome history and photo opportunities. This is London!

Exterior sites include: Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, The Mall, St James's Park, Big Ben, Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Churchill War Rooms, London Bridge, Tower Bridge, Wobbly Bridge, St Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, The Square Mile, Pudding Lane and much more.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off

Private Guide

Private transportation

Separate Chauffeur Driver

WiFi on board

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Our Covid-19 protocol follows current official UK government guidelines. For the safety of our customers and staff, we ask that if you are experiencing any symptoms on the day of your tour, that you do not attend and advise us in writing.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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

Buckingham Palace
Hear the stories about the Palace's famous residents through the ages and why it is, in fact, not a palace at all.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

St. James's Park
Visit the "most beautiful park in London" for a stunning photo opportunity.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The best vantage points for the Queen's London residence, Buckingham Palace, can be found here along with stories about secret wartime tunnels underfoot.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Trafalgar Square
The heart of the capital where Londoners come to celebrate, mourn and protest in times of national importance.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall
Pat the Queen's Horses and make the Wardens laugh... if you can. Another classic photo opportunity.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Big Ben
It doesn't get more iconic than Big Ben. Learn all about the history of this famous landmark.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Houses of Parliament
The cradle of Western democracy and site of the famous Gunpowder Plot - stop here for an external tour of one of the most storied institutions in politics.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Westminster Abbey
Arguably one of the most important churches in the land. Place of coronations, Royal weddings and burials, final resting place of Charles Dickens, Isaac Newton, Elizabeth I and Bloody Mary.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tower Bridge
Another classic landmark spanning the iconic River Thames.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Tower of London
Legendary and infamous - most who walked in here never walked out. Enjoy an extensive exterior tour of this bastion of British history.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

St. Paul's Cathedral
The other most famous church in the land which hosted the stunning wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and which Churchill defended against all odds during the Blitz in WW2.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Hyde Park
Hyde Park is the largest of the Royal parks in the capital and one of the most beloved. There is Speakers' Corner where people have come for centuries to protest and make their voice heard. There is the Serpentine lake and large green spaces - an oasis of nature and calm in the middle of London.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

London Bridge
Often confused with Tower Bridge, we will stop to make sure it is not falling down, discover its gory use in the early days and find out how some of it ended up in Arizona.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Clarence House
The home of Prince Charles and Camilla - adjacent to St James Palace - a short stop to see the soldiers patrolling their residence.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

St. James's Palace
Home to Princess Diana and the Queen Mother at one time, a great spot for soldier activity and stories related to Royal intrigue.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Thames River
See the mighty River Thames and discover how this stretch of waterway shaped the Empire and made Britain the powerful seafaring and economic nation of the 20th Century.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Borough Market
A delicious market paradise in the oldest part of the city - a great stop for traditional English delicacies as well as treats from around the world.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Monument to the Great Fire of London
This stoic monument reveals the story of the Great fire that engulfed the city, destroying much of it - trauma and rebirth - London rose from the ashes.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Highlight of our trip!
M1927FTkatherinem, 01-09-2022
We just had a fantastic tour and our guide really brought London to life for our young daughter, with fun anecdotes and lots of question-answering! This was by far the highlight of our trip and the family would agree we would recommend this to anyone, and we can’t wait to return to the city!

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