Free London Landmarks Tour – West*
When: Tue, Thu & Sat
Where: Leicester Square
Duration: 2,5 hours
Discover all the secrets on the most popular and influential Royal family in the world. Learn British history in front of the buildings where it was given shape and about Henry the VIII, the ruthless monarch that had six wives, or Guy Fawkes, who plotted to destroy the parliament. Hear the anecdotes of Britain’s most popular historical figure, Winston Churchill, right in front of his war rooms. On this tour of the city of Westminster we will visit three royal palaces, as we walk together from the Big Ben to Buckingham Palace, and the Houses of Parliament. Learn how this rainy island became history’s biggest empire. Hear the stories of the great admirals and war heroes who fought and died to defend it. People like Admiral Nelson, or the Duke of Wellington, who led Britain into Victory in the Napoleonic wars. Find controversies and anecdotes on the oldest running parliamentary democracy in the world, and on the exclusive clubs where big decisions are made. In our Free London Landmarks West Tour you will understand how legendary people have made it into the great history of Great Britain.
Meeting Point: Leicester Square
Big Ben & Houses of Parliament
Churchill War Rooms
St. James's Palace
St. James's Park
10 Downing Street
Horse Guards Parade
Lunch at Pub
We took a free tour with our tour guide, Andrew. It was amazing. He was very informative, funny, and easy to talk to and encouraged questions. We saw Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben (under construction), and a lot more. He gave us some great advice for seeing other sites too that were low budget. Would definitely recommend this tour!!!
Mary B - Wisconsin, USA
A lovely way to see the city and places you miss on a bus tour, Adam our guide was extremely knowledgeable and helped me remember all the history I had forgotten from school as well as learning new insights into the feudal royal history. It is a lovely way to see the capital and I would recommend to anyone, the pay what you feel model means you can show your appreciation at your own rate and part of your trip goes to charity so winner all around.
Liz N - Sheffield, UK
Leicester Square at the Swiss Flags Monument between the M&M's World & Lego Store (See map)
The Free London Landmarks Tour - West runs on Thu & Sat at 11.00 from Leicester Square at the Swiss Flags Monument between the M&M's World & Lego Store. No tours on the 24/12, 25/12, 26/12, 31/12 & 01/01.
The Free London Landmarks Tour - West ends around St Paul's Cathedral.
The Free London Landmarks Tour - West lasts for around 2.5 hrs.
On the days when the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace occurs, we will see part of it on the 10.00 Tour but we will not stay for the whole ceremony since it lasts 45 minutes. The Changing of the Guard is scheduled to take place daily between April and July and on alternate dates for the remainder of the year.
Yes! As this is England, if we didn’t run the tour on rainy days it would hardly operate at all. Just make sure to have suitable clothing and consider bringing an umbrella if necessary.
Go to the meeting point and look for the tour guide carrying a red umbrella. If you have any problems finding the location please send us an email at: email@example.com
All tours are free. That means that at the end of the tour, you can choose to reward the guide if you wish so, according to your enjoyment and your possibilities. A part of that goes towards covering our marketing and operational costs. This system ensures great quality in the tours, extremely high client satisfaction, and last but not least, that absolutely everyone can come on our tours, regardless of their budget.
Due to the high demand for tours, you can only join the tour if you have made a reservation. So please make a reservation: it is absolutely free, it takes less than one minute. Please note that we can't take groups of 8 people or more on our regular tours, for larger groups, please contact us previously.