Half Day Introductory Tour of London
Make the most of your first visit to London
This introductory walk 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Additional hour/s. Extend your time with Hazel £65 per hour (same day only)
- Add a 4 hour tour of the Tower of London for £175 (same or different day)
- Add a 2 hour tour of British Museum or National Gallery for £115 (same or different day)
Start: Central London Hotel or mainline station pick-up (included in price)
Duration: 4 hours | Step-free access: no
Suitable for all age groups.
Price £135 per person, minimum size group: 2 persons.
4hr Introductory tour reviews:
"The best thing we did all vacation. We booked a 4hr introduction to London tour with Hazel for our first day and I am glad we did! Getting an overall view of the history of London and how the streets and places link together was really interesting. Knowing how to use the subway and London buses was really useful and surely saved us from embarrassing situations during rush hour. We felt very well looked after in the capable hands of Hazel who went out of her way to make it a day to remember. Thanks Hazel, you're a star!" Jerry
"Very interesting and informative tour. You can learn and discover a lot of new things. Perfect for tourists and for people new toLondon. Hazel is a great guide. Thank you. " Debbie
"Hazel is the perfect guide - knowledgeable, engaging and very good with children (and adults). Highly recommended." Karim
"I found it to be without exception well organised, well researched, informative and above all, fun." Sue O
"Very interesting and informative day out, some of which go off the normal tourist trails to discover the more quirky side of London. Fascinating!" Mike
"Our 10 year old very much enjoyed the old routemaster bus and the Harry Potter location stories. Our particular favourite was walking through Westminster and learning and about the places where so much history was made. Oh and thanks for our photo album - it was great to have photos of the whole family together!" Claudio
Other private tours you may be interested in:
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.
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