Westminster Famous Sites Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Highlights

  • Offline Mode: Download tours and listen without WiFi

  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy the sites

  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the perfect picture spots

  • Enjoy a private experience in a COVID-19 safe environment

Summary

Want to learn more about the history and politics behind Westminster’s buildings, monuments and statues? Listen to our historical walking audio tour!

Tour info

Duration
40 minutes
Group Size
Pricing
Adult: (5-100 years)
£9.99
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

Greater London, England

Dropoff location

Parliament St, Parliament St, Greater London, England

Why take this tour?

Discover Central London and explore the history behind Britain's monarchy and the seat of power at Westminster, with this immersive private guide! 

Narrated by an expert local historian and journalist, we’ll enjoy spectacular views of Westminster Palace and Big Ben and learn about the key figures and events that shaped Britain into the country it is today. 

Get to know pivotal points in history whilst walking through Parliament Square, and stay tuned as the audio guide teaches us about the British monarchy, Churchill and the Suffragettes. We'll even get to take a quick peek at the Prime Minister's residence at Downing Street!

Transport yourselves with the whole family to a fantastic adventure of culture and history. Travel back in time to walk in the footsteps of Britain’s most iconic politicians and monarchs, in a must-see visit to London’s most famous neighbourhood.

Begin playing your tour outside one of the most famous landmarks in Britain, Big Ben. Learn about the story of this famous bell and its real name as you cross Westminster Bridge and head into the north side of London, entering Westminster.

Stop at a statue of the famous Celtic warrior queen, Boadicea, and learn about her unique connection to Queen Victoria. Hear about the Roman conquest of Britain before turning around to marvel at the Palace of Westminster, home to the country’s parliament.

Wander around Westminster Palace, today known as the Houses of Parliament, as we discuss the relationship between monarchy and government in Britain historically and why a Parliament was formed in Great Britain. Touch William the Conqueror and the Battle of Hastings in 1066 as we walk past Westminster Abbey.

Stand in front of a statue of Oliver Cromwell, the first Lord Protector of England who took power back in 1653. This controversial statue represents a turbulent time in both British and Irish history, as Ireland lost almost 50% of its population as a direct result of the Cromwellian conquest.

Cross the road and get a beautiful view of Westminster Palace as we delve into a deep dive into the British parliamentary system, from the difference between the House of Commons and the House of Lords to England’s relationship with Scotland throughout both countries’ histories.

Head into Parliament Gardens to check out some of Britain’s most famous individuals immortalised as statues. Get a close look at the statue of Winston Churchill - the famous British Prime Minister who rallied his people during World War II to fight off Nazi invasion - as well at the statue of Millicent Fawcett, a key figure in the British suffragette movement and was recently voted the most influential British woman of the past 100 years.

Take a peek into Downing Street, the official residence and executive office of the prime minister of the United Kingdom at Number 10. Learn about the maze of secret corridors and passageways connecting the British government together, as well as a couple strange traditions and a love story.

Listen to our bonus track of this Westminster Vidi Guide to hear about some of Parliament’s strangest traditions, from the bizarre language and order in the House of Commons as people refer to each other as the Right Honourable Gentleman, to the monarch’s unique modern relationship to the House of Commons and House of Lords.

The Vidi Guides experience is enriched with on-screen photos and videos. We also point out where to take the perfect Instagram photos during the tour, and include recommendations for food, drinks, and local attractions. Don't worry, none of our recommendations are sponsored - they are simply favourites of the locals who helped craft the experience.

What’s included?

  • Access to your self-guided audio tour

  • Audio tour provided by a local or historian

  • Offline Mode: Download tours in advance to listen without WiFi

  • Location Aware: GPS map allows you to enjoy sites, without getting lost

  • Instagram Hotspots: We find the spot for your perfect picture

Things to know

Before you book

  • This product is suitable for all ages

  • Do it at your own pace. This product is suitable for all fitness levels

  • English speaking Audio guide only

Cancellation Policy

    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

About operator:

Too many people visit places without discovering anything about them. And we can’t let that happen.


We believe that the true essence of travelling lies in the joy of discovering the authentic face of cities, neighbourhood and cultural sites, and unlocking the many tales they hold.


With that spirit in our hearts, we started out in search of these stories hidden in the nooks and corners of Paris, London, Cambridge and Oxford's most iconic spots. We then dived into each place’s culture, history, and traditions by collaborating with historians, famous architects, photographers, street artists, and many more. What we ended up finding was a treasure trove of stories that we have meticulously tied together just for you!


But how to deliver this information? We didn’t want to create another Wikipedia, with people looking at their phones instead of the sites. And let’s face it, audioguides and headsets belong to the 20th century.. This is why we’ve created our own storytelling format. Podcast-style tours, enriched with photos and videos, that keep you wanting more.


Our goal is to create a form of travel that will make you truly discover the places you visit.