Best of London Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, with a Cream Tea or London Eye Upgrade

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 9 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

See the best that England’s capital has to offer on a full-day city tour of London! Explore St Paul’s Cathedral with a guide, then make a photo stop at Westminster Abbey. Watch the must-see Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace and have some free time for lunch around the UNESCO-listed Tower of London. Finish up with a sightseeing cruise down the River Thames. If you want to see even more, upgrade to one of two activities: a cream tea at Harrods restaurant or a London Eye flight.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tower of London, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB England

Visit Tower of London and see the famous Crown Jewels

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England

Take a photo stop outside Buckingham Palace and witness the changing of the guard

Duration: 40 minutes

Pass By: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT England

Enjoy the view from the river

Stop At: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England

First group to enter this magnificent cathedral rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren after the great Fire of 1666.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Changing of the Guard, Constitution Hill Buckingham Palace, London SW1A 1AA England

See the changing of the Guard

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Thames River, London England

Enjoy the leisure cruise on river Thames

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: London Eye, Westminster Bridge Road Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB England

Enjoy the ride on London Eye (if London Eye upgrade option is selected)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Premium Tours - London Tours, 2A Brackley Road, London W4 2HN England

Tour operated by Premium Tours

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

Take a photo stop outside Westminster abbey

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England

Short walking tour of Parliament Square

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England

Drive through Trafalgar Square

Pass By: Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL England

Drive past Royal Courts of Justice

Pass By: London Bridge, London SE1 9DD England

See London Bridge from the river

Pass By: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP England

Built in 1894. The bridge crosses the River Thames close to the Tower of London and has become an iconic symbol of London. You will enjoy the view from under the bridge!

Pass By: The View from The Shard, Joiner Street, London SE1 9QU England

Enjoy the view from the river

Inclusions
  • Tours of the Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral
  • Changing of the Guard ceremony (selected dates only) and photo stop outside Buckingham Palace
  • Private cruise on the River Thames (for tour group)
  • Cream tea at Harrods restaurant or London Eye standard flights (if upgrade option selected)
  • Friendly professional guide and air-conditioned vehicle with Free Wi-Fi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London
  • Entry/Admission - St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Thames River
  • Entry/Admission - London Eye
  • Entry/Admission - Premium Tours - London Tours

Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Buckingham Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Houses of Parliament
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Sunday tours are unable to include a tour of St Paul's cathedral due to the weekly service taking place; you will still be able to go inside the cathedral but there will be no guided tour
  • Please note: tour itinerary may change subject to Tower of London opening time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Departure Point

Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK


Departure Time

7:45 AM


Return Details

1: London Eye, London SE1, UK
2: Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL, UK

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

9 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Lisa_D

15 Jun, 2022

It was a great way to get a taste of the city without having to navigate. We toured St Paul's and saw a changing of the guard away from Buckingham Palace. Because of the Jubilee, we couldn't get close to the palace. Enjoyed seeing the Crown Jewels and the Tower of London. Had a nice lunch of fish and chips. Thames River cruise was enjoyable as well as the London Eye. Breath-taking views of the entire city from there. Would highly recommend this tour and our tour guide, John.

Anneth_A

13 Jun, 2022

Our guide, James was the best. We were late so we called the tour operator and catch later. The customer service was excellent and patient.

Brenda_R

13 Jun, 2022

Coming from the tourism and hospitality industry, I tried to be open-minded about this tour. But, at the end of the day "disappointed" is the only word I can use to describe my tour with "Best of London". We took this tour 3 days after the Queens Jubilee and I understand some changes needed to be made to the tour. I am sad I did not get to see the outside of Buckingham Palace but it was understandable since there was still a lot of breakdown happening from the Jubilee. But, what disappointed me was the tour guide, who really was a lovely gentleman, made the executive decision to skip the "Changing of the Guard" altogether and take us to a modern mall rooftop to look out over the city of London. This was a once-in-a-lifetime trip for my elderly mother and she was gutted we did not get to at least see that. We ended up spending extra time inside of St. Paul's, which was beautiful, but I think we ended up spending an extra hour there. We zoomed passed other points of interest on a bus and did not get to have any of the photo opportunities the tour talked about. We had lunch outside the Tower of London, Fish and Chips, which was "ok" at best but the tour guide did not mention there were other options. Once inside the Tower of London, the tour guide did a lot of "stop and go" storytelling that was not based on history. We ended up walking away from the group and wandering around the grounds on our own, seeing more and learning more than we would have had we stayed with the group. The best part of the tour was on the River Thames. We felt like we saw more of London on the boat than we did inside the tour bus. Per site Overview states: *See the English capital’s top landmarks on this most comprehensive of London magical tours. - Could not see them because the bus driver zoomed passed them and did not have the opportunity to take any good photos *Take a tour of beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral - stayed way too long *Then make a photo stop at Westminster Abbey - did not happen *Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace - The tour guide decided we would not watch the changing of the guard and this was disappointing - we understand with the Queen's Jubilee we could not see the palace that was not the tours fault *visit the Tower of London - tour guide told too many personal stories and didn't give enough history, my group broke away and did our own thing *free time for lunch (own expense) - tour guide didn't tell us we had other options so we all got stuck with terrible-tasting fish and chips *Enjoy an extended river sightseeing cruise - the best part of the tour *upgrade to cap everything with a London Eye flight or cream tea at Harrods. - We did Harrods and it was amazing Would NOT recommend this tour. I am just gutted and extremely disappointed in the whole experience. And, coming from this industry, I feel like the tour guide should have, at the beginning of the tour, said "folks this is why we cannot see the palace... Do you still want to see the changing of the guard?" and take a vote as opposed to making the decision. He should have also had a plan of action for people who paid a LOT of money for this tour but instead he "winged" the tour. We paid over 350 Euros for a tour I wouldn't give 45 Euros for!

BeeLeng_C

12 Jun, 2022

Our tour guide, John, was friendly and experienced. We enjoyed the trip as he gave great commentary about places visited.

William_B

12 Jun, 2022

Loved St Paul’s you. Very informative. James was fantastic as a guide! Highly recommend! This tour gives you a good overview of the city and buildings. Everything from a 200 year old Roman wall to modern government buildings.

User's Picture Gallery

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Faisal

Faisal next to the London Bridge

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Big Ben

What else is there to say? You simply have to see it to appreciate its reason for over-photo-exposure.

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Tower Bridge

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Changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.

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Queen Victoria's Crown - My Favorite.

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Afternoon Tea on the Thames river boat ride.

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Tower of London

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The Shard

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St Paul's Cathedral - Separate admission to go up into the gallery.

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St Paul's Cathedral

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Guards at the Tower of London

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Buckingham Palace

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London Tower Bridge

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this is me and our wonderful tour guide.

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Our first tour was everything we expected!

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