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Essential London Walking Tour

Essential London Walking Tour
Cultural & Theme Tours > Cultural Tours > Cultural Tour
$60.25
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Description

Starting with an unforgettable boat ride down the Thames from London Bridge, this tour really allows us to focus on both the breathtaking architecture and fascinating history of Westminster.

From the hustle surrounding The Houses of Parliament to the peace and tranquility of the Smith Square Conservation Area, allow your guide to tell you a story that has not only changed our City, but the World. You will be told of some of the most important and colourful characters from our History, for William The Conquerer to Winston Churchill. Spend three and a half hours with us and walk away knowing more than most native Londoners.

Your tour will begin with a boat ride down the Thames River where you'll see historic London from the water and get an orientation from your expert guide. The boat will land in iconic Westminster where you'll see some of the must-see sites of this world capital. From Westminster Abbey to Downing Street, the Houses of Parliament, and Horseguards Parade, these are some of the most well known and powerful places on earth. Your guided will tell you all the detailed history from legends and lore to important historical details.

Starting Location:

  • This tour meets directly outside the riverside entrance to Southwark Cathedral on Montague Close. The closest underground station is London Bridge (Jubilee, Northern lines).
Ending Location:
  • This tour concludes near the Churchill War Rooms. 
Highlights: 
  • River Thames Boat Cruise
  • London Bridge
  • London Eye
  • Horseguards Parade
  • Downing Street
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Smith Square Conservation area
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Churchill War Rooms
Good to Know: 
  • We will be on our feet the majority of the 3.5 hour tour. Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
  • Our tours run rain or shine. We encourage guests to consult the weather forecast and dress accordingly.
  • Tours run rain or shine

Starting with an unforgettable boat ride down the Thames from London Bridge, this tour really allows us to focus on both the breathtaking architecture and fascinating history of Westminster.

From the hustle surrounding The Houses of Parliament to the peace and tranquility of the Smith Square Conservation Area, allow your guide to tell you a story that has not only changed our City, but the World. You will be told of some of the most important and colourful characters from our History, for William The Conquerer to Winston Churchill. Spend three and a half hours with us and walk away knowing more than most native Londoners.