Free Essential Westminster Sightseeing Tour

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Duration: 2h 30min
Provided by London with a Local
English  |  10:30 AM
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
from €0 Tip based

Overview of the tour in London

Explore Westminster, one of the wealthiest Boroughs in the Western world, the political heart of Britain, and the home of the Royal Family, as we take you to three palaces, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey (the resting place of Dickens, Darwin and hundreds more), a Royal Park, the world’s most famous clock and the changing of the Guard ceremony*.

Travel through 1000 years of Britain’s past, learning the salacious history of the world’s most famous royal family, from William the Conqueror in 1066 to Queen Elizabeth II today. Hear tales of the monarchs who truly changed the world: the womanizing Henry VIII, the regal Victoria, the People’s Princess Diana, and of course, Elizabeth II, Charles III, and the Windsors.

However, there’s more to Westminster than just the Royals. Parliament has been meeting here for 700 years and you will be regaled with tales of our greatest and most controversial leaders, from Winston Churchill to Lord Nelson and even those who fought against them, like wretched Guy Fawkes who tried to blow up Parliament.

​*We cannot guarantee the ceremony will be running every day. The schedule varies due to seasons and weather.

This activity includes:

  • Big Ben
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Horse Guards Parade
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Palace of Westminster
  • St James's Palace
  • Buckingham Palace

Meeting point

The Clermont Hotel, Charing Cross, Strand, London

On arrival

We begin outside the Clermont Hotel, next to Charing Cross Station, near the underground station. Look for the guide holding a red umbrella. The station is on the Bakerloo and Northern line, a 5-minute walk from Leicester Square and Embankment Station.

Free Cancellation

You are free to cancel a booking anytime. We kindly remind you to cancel bookings you cannot arrive for. Being reported as absent decreases your customer level points and the benefits you can enjoy.

English  |  10:30 AM
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
from €0 Tip based
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