The Very Best of London: Crown Jewels and Big Ben (Private)

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API Provider: Rezdy
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Location: London
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 8.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
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Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Visit the Tower of London and see the Crown Jewels
Enjoy the scenery of London with a cruise along the Thames
View Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben
See where Queen Elizabeth resides at Buckingham Palace
Experience the famous Trafalgar Square
Explore the best of London in this full-day itinerary of the city's most exceptional sights with a top-rated blue badge guide

Experience a full-day tour of London's spectacular landmarks with a private and knowledgeable Blue Badge guide.

**Tower of London** 
You start by visiting a spectacular castle. Here you will discover the many stories of one of the oldest buildings in London, and experience where some of the greatest events in English history occurred. Best of all, you will be able to admire the stunning Crown Jewels which are kept here behind extensive security in the aptly-named Jewel House.

**River Cruise and Lunch**

On leaving the Tower you will travel to Westminster by scenic river cruise. Travelling by river is the most relaxing (and often most efficient) way of getting through the centre of the city. You'll pass under London and Waterloo Bridge, spy the London Eye and view Somerset House on your right-hand side. After docking at Westminster Pier under the watchful gaze of Big Ben, your guide will recommend a number of restaurants and eateries where you can have a quick or leisurely lunch.

**Westminster and Buckingham Palace** 
The second half of the day will be dedicated to walking around Westminster and taking in the grandeur of Buckingham Palace.

First, you will be guided around the outside of the Houses of Parliament, with a lengthy stop outside Big Ben, and learn about the political history of Parliament Square. This will be followed by an exhibition of the outside of Westminster Abbey and, if time permits, you will be able to go inside (entrance tickets not included). This is London’s royal church which has been the site of 38 coronations and was where the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton took place. Your guide will then take you on a walk up Whitehall to No. 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister's residence, ending up at Trafalgar Square.

Finally, we will walk down to take in the view of Buckingham Palace and then up and down The Mall, where jubilant crowds have historically greeted news about the royal family in this scenic tree-lined avenue.

Included Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the historic Tower of London and Crown Jewels
Private guided tour with blue-badge guide
Tickets for a scenic Thames River Cruise
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded Cost of hotel pick up/drop off. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport
Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend snacks along the way
Know before you book Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Should you require a specific pick up location, additional fees may apply and are payable locally
Minimum age for this activity is 4 years
Know before you go Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the tour start time
Please bring waterproof clothing in case it rains
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times


All year: From 01-01-2020 To 12-31-2020
Sunday 09:00, 09:30, 10:00
Monday 09:00, 09:30, 10:00
Tuesday 09:00, 09:30, 10:00
Wednesday 09:00, 09:30, 10:00
Thursday 09:00, 09:30, 10:00
Friday 09:00, 09:30, 10:00
Saturday 09:00, 09:30, 10:00


Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 51.50958, -0.080668
Address: Hung, Drawn and Quartered pub, Great Tower Street, London, England, GB
Notes: Outside the entrance (big doorway) to the Hung, Drawn and Quartered pub at the east end of Great Tower Street.
Start Location Notes Hung, Drawn and Quartered pub, Great Tower Street, London, England, GB
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Start Location Notes Hung, Drawn and Quartered pub, Great Tower Street, London, England, GB
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States


Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund


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