Full Day Introductory Tour of London
Make the most of your first visit to London
Start: Central London Hotel or mainline station pick-up (included in price)
Duration: 8 hours | Step-free access: no
Suitable for all age groups.
Price £220 per person, minimum size group: 2 persons.
Venture through the cities of Westminster and the City of London. This introductory walk is perfect for first-time visitors. Explore iconic London landmarks and experience the London bus and Underground.
This full day introductory tour is perfect for first-time visitors. Not only will you explore iconic London landmarks you will also experience a London bus / London Underground. Accompanied by a professional guide, learn about the history of this area as you snap memorable photos.
Learn of the memorable places for entertainment, street food, British curries and current events and exhibitions.
Discover the origins of the gunpowder plot and why the English celebrate Bonfire Night.
Take in the spectacular views of Westminster Abbey where every king and queen have been coronated since 1066.
Wander through a Royal Park which has been the location for many films and TV series. Take in the wonder of Buckingham Palace and learn how it became the formal residence of reigning monarchs.
See a Tudor palace before enjoying some of the most regal streets where TV Series such as Downton Abbey and Mr Selfridge have been filmed.
See the Neo-Gothic Courts of Justice before entering the City of London on a London Bus. Marvel at the splendour of Neo-Classical St Paul's Cathedral and hear how the Great Fire of London of 1666 ravaged the City of London.
Cross the iconic Millennium Bridge featured in films such as Guardian of the Galaxy and venture to Southwark, the original fun town. Enjoy a walk along the river, absorbing its rich history. See Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and a floating museum before venturing to Borough Market.
Stop for lunch at a traditional English pub.
Venture into the City via Tube and discover secrets of the financial district including Bank of England, Mansion House, Royal Exchange. Wind through small alleyways where Charles Dickens places Ebenezer Scrooge in 'A Christmas Carol' before visiting a famous Victorian market.
- Central London hotel or mainline train station pick-up
- One Day Travelcard
- Discover Tudor London to present day
- Follow in the footsteps of Pepys, Ian Fleming and Winston Churchill
- Qualified guide
- Refreshments & lunch
- Hotel drop-off
We will stop for a comfort break or refreshments whenever your choose.
- Digital Photo Album. Enhance your tour with a digital photo album. Taken by Hazel who has a diploma in photography and a very nice camera. Max 10 photos of yourselves and / or your surroundings taken during the tour. Please allow 5 days for production. £45
Full day introductory tour reviews:
"We are now fully adept at catching London buses and going on the London subway. After a day with Hazel we felt confident in knowing our way around London and, more importantly how to get around. Having lived in London for over 15 yrs Hazel was able to share with us many tales of modern day London living (she had lived in Covent Garden). We left with a long list of suggested places to visit and when the best times were to visit which helped us make the most of our limited time in London. Thank you Hazel for your dedication to our needs, we felt very well looked after, impressed by your passion for sharing your London and utterly exhausted! (in a good way) " Bob C, Chicago
"We saw and did so much with Hazel that it's hard to pick a favourite thing we did. We enjoyed taking some samples from Borough Market and posing for photos for our very own photo album. The photos were brilliant and were a great way of sharing our trip of a lifetime with our friends and family, especially on Facebook. It was refreshing to have photos of the both of us from angels you can't reach with a selfie stick. Posing for the pics made us feel like we were models on a location shoot - how glam!" Vicky M, NZ
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Wonders of Whitehall - a great walk to introduce you to London, featuring many of the city's major sights with their history and major events which moulded the country.
Royal London - explore stories of the current royals and some of their most memorable predecessors on this royally themed walk.
Heretics and Horrors - the City of London has a bloody past which we will be exploring on this walking tour.
Half Day Introductory Tour - explore iconic London landmarks and experience the London bus and Underground.
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