First stop is Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben!
You full day tour starts with a panoramic coach tour to Parliament Square, where you will see Westminster Abbey, the venue for Prince Williams marriage to Kate Middleton and the resting place for many of Englands Kings and Queens, Statesmen, poets and writers. You will also see the famous Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament on your tour around.
Then onto London's famous West End, and then to Buckingham Palace where you will see the famous Changing of the Guard!
The panoramic tour then continues onto Trafalgar Square, where you will see Nelsons Column, then onto the home of our Prime Minister - Downing Street, London's Theatre District and into Picadilly Circus! From there we then head across to Buckingham Palace, where you will be able to see the popular and impressive Changing of the Guard. You will then have an opportunity to visit a London Pub and enjoy a traditional pub Lunch if you wish.
A stop at St Paul's Cathedral is a must!
Your professional and experienced tour guide will give you an indepth tour of St Pauls Cathedral, known as Sir Christopher Wrens masterpiece! In 1666 the Great Fire of London meant that the Cathedral had to be rebuilt and since then the building has remain largely unchained, crowned with its iconic and superb dome which you willl so often see on pictures of the London skyline. Most recently the Cathedral has been host to the wedding of the Prince of Wales, Charles, and Lady Diana Spencer, and it was also host the Her Majesty the Queen's Golden Jubilee and 80th Birthday celebrations.
The Tower of London and Crown Jewels
Founded in 1066 by the famous William the Conqueror, the Tower of London is known as one of the most famous and interesting fortresses in the world. In the last thousand years, it has been a Royal Palace, a place for holding prisoners and torture and execution along with an armoury. The Tower is guarded by Beefeaters who will tell you fascinating stories of the Towers past! The Tower also holds the Crown Jewels, this includes the famous and stunningly magnificent solid gold crown that was used in the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, along with the huge Cullinan diamonds and the magnificent Koh-i-Noor.
Finally, then you will have the option to enjoy a River Thames cruise from the Tower of London.
* Unfortunately, on occassions there will not be a Changing of the Guard, on these unfortunate and rare occasions we will then take you to visit the Horseguards Parade.
** Lunch not included in the tour price
If you are planning on taking this tour on a Sunday in London...
Please also be aware that on Sundays, due to church services that St Paul's Cathedral will be closed to visitors. Therefore if you are taking this tour on a Sunday we will instead stop so you can take photos and we will spend more time at the Tower of London.