Essential Free Tour London Westminster

1.5-3 Hours
17766 Reviews
1.5-3 Hours

Essential Free Tour London Westminster

  • Join an entertaining walk to see all the major landmarks, from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace.
  • Discover the lesser-known secrets of the most popular and influential Royal family in the world.
  • Learn about Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot, which almost destroyed Parliament.
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You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
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Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
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Adam was very friendly and knowledgeable! It was a great tour and I would definitely recommend to friends.
We were a bit disappointed by the explanations we got. Mainly anecdotic and not very historically inspired. Since the guide did not have a microphone and english not being our mother tongue, it was regularly difficult to understand her. But she was motivated and friendly!
Adam was excellent, with wide knowledge, but mostly knew how to convey it in a pleasant way and with humor
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Westminster is synonymous with the most majestic London. This wealthy quarter next to the river Thames occupies much of the central area of Greater London. And most of UK’s most renowned landmarks are situated in this beautiful borough. Join the most engaging Essential Free Tour in London Westminster to explore this wonderful area through the eyes of a local guide. You will learn about the humble origins of this contemporary metropolis, take amazing photos of all the must-see places, and hear the best-kept secrets of Buckingham Place, the Houses of Parliament and St. James’ Palace! You will learn from where Big Ben got its unusual name and stroll along The Mall, a fashionable promenade in the 17th and 18th centuries that today is used for ceremonial occasions related to the Royal Family.

One of the highlights of the tour will be a visit to Medieval Westminster Abbey, which was originally built on an island on the river Thames back in 960 AD. Today, the temple’s wonderful Gothic structures, rose windows and flying buttresses don’t fail to amaze visitors. During the tour your guide will share fun facts about the abbey, tell some old spooky legends, and explain why it contains graves of historical figures such as Charles Darwin and memorials in honor of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dickens and many more poets and writers. Just some steps away, you will have the opportunity so see the green areas of St. James Park, once an area of marshland purchased by Henry VIII and where some kings used to keep exotic wild animals as pets.

Westminster is also home to the 10 Downing Street and the West End, London’s most famous and elegant shopping area. A walk across Leicester Square and surrounding streets will be perfect to get a glimpse of some of the best restaurants, boutiques and cultural venues in the city. All in all, this Essential Free Tour of London Westminster is perfect both for first timers in the UK and those who have visited the city many times but want to dive into its culture. Talking to your local guide, you will understand the historical legacy of old London, the important role of the Royal Family in British culture, as well feeling the chicness of this vibrant world capital. This has to be the perfect way to spend a day in London!

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