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The Changing of the Guard is a centuries-old tradition that marks the official shift change of the Household Regiment—the Queen's guards stationed at Buckingham Palace. One of the world's most famous ceremonies and a top London experience, this ceremony gives visitors the chance to witness the grandeur of a royal march. Dressed in their iconic red suits and bearskin hats, the guards exemplify classic British pomp in a showing that's not to be missed.

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Buckingham Palace Road, London, England, SW1
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London by Night: Non-Stop Sightseeing Bus Tour & Thames River Cruise

London by Night: Non-Stop Sightseeing Bus Tour & Thames River Cruise

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Experience the city as the sun begins to set and London lights up around you. A non-stop tour combining a live guided bus tour and a river cruise. A great tour to rediscover the city under a new light, the best of London by bus and boat. The city bursts into life at night and London looks spectacular with twinkling lights cutting through the darkness. Watch the city come alive as the sun sets and as famous monuments such as the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye light up. From the comfort of the top deck, to a tranquil seat on the river, don’t miss out on the perfect night experience. Some of the landmarks on our night tour include: Buckingham Palace, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London and many more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.39
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$35.39
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London Super Saver: Royal Walking Tour Including Tower of London and Changing of the Guard plus London Highlights

London Super Saver: Royal Walking Tour Including Tower of London and Changing of the Guard plus London Highlights

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See the royal sights of London and save money at the same time on this day-long Super Saver tour—a combination of two popular sightseeing experiences. Start with early access to the Tower of London, and then take a cruise along the Thames River to central London to see the Changing of the Guard ceremony. In the morning, enjoy a royal-themed walking tour that takes in sights of Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$127.13
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Amazing Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace, Hampton Court Palace Private Tour

Amazing Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace, Hampton Court Palace Private Tour

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During this full-day private tour, you’ll visit three historic palaces belonging to Britain’s royal family. Listen to personalized commentary as you get a first-hand peek at Buckingham Palace—or perhaps even the iconic Changing of the Guards. Then, head by train to Hampton Court Palace, the stunning one-time residence of Henry VIII, William III, and George II. Other sights include Green Park and St. James's Palace.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$581.82
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$581.82
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Private Tour: Sightseeing Walking Tour of London

Private Tour: Sightseeing Walking Tour of London

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Make the most of your flexible itinerary and private guide on this 3-hour sightseeing walking tour of London — a great choice for first-time visitors or families. Make your way to Buckingham Palace for the famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony, then enjoy a tour of some of London’s most renowned landmarks. Pass Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, admire the architecture of Westminster Abbey and get a glimpse of No.10 Downing Street, home to the British Prime Minister, as you walk up Whitehall.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$290.91
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$290.91
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Private Custom Tour: Half Day Sightseeing Tour of London

Private Custom Tour: Half Day Sightseeing Tour of London

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Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you—set your own itinerary and explore London your way on this private tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions of your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout.  
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$393.58
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$393.58
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Private Highlights Tour of London by car with Qualified 'Blue Badge' Guide

Private Highlights Tour of London by car with Qualified 'Blue Badge' Guide

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You can explore London with the complete attention of your guide on this family-friendly citywide adventure, including a flexible itinerary and stops at top attractions around the city. Travel comfortably in your private Mercedes tour vehicle with up to seven of your guests, and let your guide whisk you to must-see sights like Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and Hyde Park. You can hop out and visit the landmarks, stop for tours and photos, or just enjoy the charming city from the comfort of your van.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$991.03
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$991.03
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Semi-Private Changing of the Guard & Westminster Highlights Tour

Semi-Private Changing of the Guard & Westminster Highlights Tour

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Get an insight into the British traditions and royal history that have shaped London on a 2.5-hour walking tour of Buckingham Palace and Westminster. Take in the highlights of the City of Westminster, London’s political heart, and enjoy prime views of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament. Next, make your way to Buckingham Palace in time for the sensational Changing of the Guards ceremony and see the Queens Garden, the Mall, St James’s Park and The Horse Guards.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.88
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$47.88
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London in a Day Tour with Westminster Abbey and Tower of London

London in a Day Tour with Westminster Abbey and Tower of London

One of the world's largest and most visited cities, London is as famous for its crowds as its sites. Join us for your day in London to skip the lines and see the city's highlights on our carefully built itinerary for the ultimate English experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.94
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$179.94
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The Crown: A Private Royal London Walk

The Crown: A Private Royal London Walk

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Immerse yourself in the royal history of London, admire famous landmarks and enjoy a march along The Mall with the Queen’s Guards on this private, off-the-beaten-path tour. Discover quaint streets, beautiful parks, and the secrets of the British Royal family. We stay away from the crowds by walking through alleyways and side streets whilst hearing tales of monarchs from medieval to modern times and enjoying a delicious cup of tea. Highlights: - Stories of Buckingham Palace, the Queen's London residence - An intimate spot to watch the Guard Change - Exterior views of Westminster Abbey and Big Ben - A visit to ancient stores that hold Royal Warrants – learn where the Royals shop! - A stroll around St. James’s Park, a green Royal oasis - The history of St. James’s Palace, a Tudor gem built by Henry VIII for Anne Boleyn - The secrets of Kensington Palace, William and Kate's home - Stunning architecture from the times of Victoria and Albert A perfect off the beaten path walk!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$186.19
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$186.19
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Private Walking Tour of St James', London's Royal Village with a qualified guide

Private Walking Tour of St James', London's Royal Village with a qualified guide

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Follow the path of the British monarchy on a tour of St. James’s Park, known as London’s ‘Royal Village’ thanks to the ring of palaces surrounding this leafy retreat. Hear what goes on inside Buckingham Palace and other regal residences, and window shop at exclusive boutiques favored by the royal family. A top-rated guide reveals that there’s much more than meets the eye in this ritzy enclave.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$196.79
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$196.79
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Half day London Private Tour in Executive Luxury Vehicle

Half day London Private Tour in Executive Luxury Vehicle

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We Provide 5* service for the price of a normal service All Tours Carried out in Executive Luxury Vehicles Our definition of “private tour” simply means your tour, where all ground services are provided by your very own personal driver, exclusively for your party. Flexible itinerary designed around your interest, and need. Only you and your family or friends. Especially convenient if you are traveling with children or elderly people. Private and comfortable car with your own driver who is always ready to transfer you to the next destination. Tours pick up and drop off at clients’ hotel. Tour pick up times are flexible but MUST be advised at time of booking. London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. and Many more Historical Sites
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$244.22
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$244.22
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The Golden Triangle Tour | London-Oxford-Cambridge

The Golden Triangle Tour | London-Oxford-Cambridge

This tour takes you on a journey to the world's leading universities of the G5 in the United Kingdom and the English Language Standardization region. In the South of England, British cultural heritage and history is widely evident and during your Golden Triangle Tour, you will see and visit many places of interest. You will see the places of interest in the list below in 3 different cities and it can be adapted to the group's specific interests in London, Oxford and Cambridge.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,519.59
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$2,519.59
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Full-Day Private Spirit of London Black Cab Tour

Full-Day Private Spirit of London Black Cab Tour

This tour is a fascinating tour of London in an iconic black cab, where you will be able to learn about the history of black cabs in London. This is a very good attraction for first-time visitors. This specially designed full-day tour is exclusively dedicated for the first time visitors in London. Our tour can start various times in the morning depending on your request. The direction of the tour can be reversible. In this tour, we aim to give the full history of London in 8 hours. This way visitors can understand the 2000 years of history of the city. Our black cabbie guides have an excellent background of the city's history and we would be very pleased to offer an immaculate culture experience for our guests. We welcome the large group of travellers as well. Please just contact our tour management service for multiple London black cabs.. Here, the Spirit of London Tour ends with you taking wonderful memories of your tour of London in an iconic black cab, home with you.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,546.00
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$1,546.00
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London Full-Day Private Shore Excursion from Southampton Port

London Full-Day Private Shore Excursion from Southampton Port

Welcome to the south of England where there are many hidden gems awaiting your exploration. You will be met by your driver-guide at your designated cruise terminal with a sign bearing your name for easy identification in Southampton today. You will be picked up at the Southampton Cruise Port with a 5 or 7 seat A/C vehicle, depending on the number of people in your party. Your tour will begin with a touch of the Beatles that will bring music to your ears. On the drive to London, you will have the opportunity to learn about English culture and heritage, and the details of what you will be exploring throughout the day. You will also have the chance to ask any questions you may have. Our Southampton Shore Excursion Tour promises to turn your limited available time slot into a journey beyond all others! It is here that you will learn why, from Roman times to the present, people have continuously admired living in London throughout every era.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,226.90
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$2,226.90
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London Black cab tour

London Black cab tour

At Classic Taxi tours we offer friendly guides who are qualified black cab drivers who have acquired further london history qualifications making these tours the best in London , you will be driven around viewing all the classic sites in London with many hidden gems along the way in the new famous electric black cab
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$270.78
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$270.78
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Private walking tour of central London

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Private walking tour of central London

Private walking tour of London. During this tour you will see the best places of central London such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and more. You will also visit Trafalgar square and finish the tour near the National Gallery.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$233.60
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$311.47
$77.87 savings
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$233.60
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$311.47
$77.87 savings
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Changing of the Guard Half-Day Private Walking London Tour

Changing of the Guard Half-Day Private Walking London Tour

The Changing of the Guard has been a tradition for hundreds of years whereby the Household Regiment, the Queen’s Guards at Buckingham Palace, change shift in a fascinating show of pomp and circumstance. This is a walking tour which ensures you to be at the best position available to see this extraordinary Changing the Guard ceremony while avoiding the crowds at the gates of Buckingham Palace. Rather than standing still for hours and hours, you witness various stages of this cultural ceremony, including the inspection, Old Guard, New Guard, Palaces, and even march alongside the Guards and Ceremonial Bands! If you like a fast-paced tour, with plenty of action, excitement and fun, join this walk. In order to stay ahead of the crowds, we do have to move quickly at times – at one point we will even be marching alongside the band! We will also encounter at least one flight of steps so unfortunately, it is the only one of our tours which is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$543.04
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Full Day Traditional Private London Tour with Car/Black Cab/SUV/Van/Coach

Full Day Traditional Private London Tour with Car/Black Cab/SUV/Van/Coach

This tour is served by Car / Black Cab / MPV / Van / Coach depending on the number of participants on the tour. Our full-day tour will start in the morning. The direction of the tour can be reversible. On this tour, we aim to give the full history of London in a limited period of so that visitors can understand the 2000 years of history of the city. Our guides are all APTG qualified blue badge tourist guides. They have an excellent knowledge of the city's history and we would be very pleased to offer an immaculate culture experience for our guests. We welcome large groups of travellers as well. Please contact our tour management service for further details.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,119.86
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$1,119.86
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Private Walking Tour of Royal London

Private Walking Tour of Royal London

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Meet your guide for your private tour of Westminster. You'll take in the culture and history of this royal district, visiting some of London's most important sites.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$823.97
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$823.97
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Private Highlights Tour of London on foot with Qualified 'Blue Badge' Guide

Private Highlights Tour of London on foot with Qualified 'Blue Badge' Guide

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Private tour.. Itinerary is flexible and can change on the day if reasonably practicable and mutually agreeable. You and your group will be the only ones on the tour. As a 'Blue Badge' qualified guide, I am permitted to guide within many popular locations, including Tower of London and Westminster Abbey.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$637.09
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$637.09
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Private Layover Tour of London from Heathrow Airport

Private Layover Tour of London from Heathrow Airport

Welcome to our lovely city ! There is always a getaway from the routine, so we are here to take you out of this routine. Meet our guide in the arrival hall, or we will see you once you are out and it's the starting time of the magical moments in yesterday's Londinium, today's "The City". Let's get away for 4 to 8 hours to brighten up an otherwise boring waiting time in the dull atmosphere of the airport. It's precious time for yourself and your party. It's the time to see, hear, learn, touch, smell, taste and laugh. All are on this tour and await you in the world's capital while you are already in the city. Every spot has its own story, and our blue badge guides are excited to tell you everything. Every spot is a piece of a puzzle of this charming city, and you will, then, be able to see the real picture of London in your mind right after this tour. With our "Private Layover Tour in London", you will see how an ordinary stopover turns into a magical quest that you will never forget.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$938.64
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$938.64
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Royal London Walking Tour

Royal London Walking Tour

Royal London Walking Tour All our tours have been made Covid secure: our staff carry out daily temperature checks and we can provide face masks, disposable gloves and antibacterials if you like. We'll use an app for your smartphone so you can hear your guide easily through your earphones. Discover London's Westminster area in-depth on an 8 hour private tour with your personal London Blue Badge Guide for guided visits in: Westminster Abbey Guided tour of Kensington Palace Churchill War Rooms Guard Change or Horse Guard change at Buckingham Palace** * Depending on availability and **weather. Short lunch stop (not included). Photo stops at all major attractions: Big Ben, Parliament, London Eye and St James's Park. Your guide will meet you at your hotel or other central London location. See London like a local: on public transport and/or taxi (not included). Combine it with our The City of London Walking Tour over 2 days for the most complete and comfortable London experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$645.22
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$645.22
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First Time Visitor's London by Car/MPV/Van

First Time Visitor's London by Car/MPV/Van

This specially designed full-day tour is exclusively dedicated for the first time visitors in London. Our tour can start various times in the morning depending on your request. The direction of the tour can be reversible. In this tour, I aim to give the full history of London in 8 hours. This way visitors can understand the 2000 years of history of the city. I'm a history buff and have an excellent background of the city's history and I would be very pleased to offer an immaculate culture experience for our guests. I do welcome the large group of travellers as well. Please just contact me for further info.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$1,494.67
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$1,494.67
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Royal London Grand Tour

Royal London Grand Tour

Royal London Grand Tour All our tours have been made Covid secure and are carried out in daily sanitised vehicles. We have personal protective equipment (PPE) such as antibacterials, face coverings and disposable gloves.  Our staff carry out a daily health check with temperature checks. The venues have sanitising stations and respect UK government rules on social distancing and safe travel.  Discover London's Westminster area in-depth, on an 8 hour tour in safely in style on this private tour in a Mercedes with your personal chauffeur and London Blue Badge Guide for guided visits in London's top attractions: Westminster Abbey, Kensington Palace and the Churchill War Rooms. Guard Change or Horse Guard change at Buckingham Palace (depending on availability and weather). Short lunch stop (not included). Complimentary pick up and drop off anywhere in central London. Combine it with our The City of London Grand Tour over 2 days for the most complete and comfortable London experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,295.51
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What are Changing of the Guard hours of operation?
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Changing of the Guard hours of operation: Daily 11:30am. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Changing of the Guard tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Changing of the Guard can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 72 Changing of the Guard tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Changing of the Guard 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Changing of the Guard costs USD 294.48. Guided Changing of the Guard tours start around USD 294.48 per person. See all 72 Changing of the Guard tickets and tours on Viator.
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