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London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Gain a better understanding of London’s history, which stretches back to Roman times, on this walking tour of the city. Follow your guide around as he or she tells you interesting facts and tidbits about the past, and stop by well-known places, such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, and Trafalgar Square. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring you spend an intimate day with a small group of like-minded history buffs.
  • Small-group historical walking tour in London
  • Tour limited to eight ensures a personalized experience with your guide
  • Learn about the history of London as you visit landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament
  • Pass by Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, and Trafalgar Square
  • This tour involves a moderate amount of walking
Semi-Private Walking Tour
Semi-Private" Means Group Size Is Never More Than 8 Guests Maximum
Professional Tour Guide
Duration 2 - 2.5 Hours
Tour Will Run, Rain Or Shine
Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
Tour is NOT available for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Departure Point

Covent Garden, London, UK

Departure Time

1:30 PM

Return Details

Westminster Abbey (Stop R), Westminster, London SW1H 0GT, UK
Meet your guide and small group in central London to begin your tour.

Your guide tells you all about London’s history, dating back to Roman times, as you make your way through some of the most historical places of the city. Pass through Trafalgar Square, other squares, and green parks. Take in the urban landscape as you catch sights of the House of Parliament. Stroll by 10 Downing Street, the official residence and office of the First Lord of the Treasury.

Along the way, hear stories about past monarchs and leader, such as Queen Elizabeth II and Winston Churchill. You may be surprised at the facts your guide knows, including a few of the city’s best kept secrets. Your tour ends at Westminster Abbey where you can choose to explore more of London on your own or head back to your hotel or home.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Westminster
To understand London, you first need to understand its long, complex history. Our expert guides will peel back the layers as you walk past some of the most iconic places in central London like Trafalgar Square and the House of Parliament. Learn about Chaucer at Westminster Abbey or maybe bump into the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street. The tour will pass through the sweeping green parks, bustling crowds, and quaint squares that make up this fascinating urban landscape. Learn about the monarchs and leaders, like Queen Elizabeth II and Winston Churchill, while also taking advantage of your local guide, who will be more than willing to share a few of the city’s best kept secrets as you explore together.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Covent Garden
You will start your tour at Covent Garden, an area of London whose thriving history started as early as the 7th century as a Saxon settlement. It is a must-see destination for anyone who enjoys, shopping, theatre, restaurants, bars, history and culture.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Trafalgar Square
You will then pass through Trafalgar Square where you will learn all about the history of this public square which commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars over France and Spain. During its history, the square has been a place for protests and demonstrations which continue to this day.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Nelson's Column
Nelson's Column is a monument in Trafalgar Square, built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Admiralty Arch
Next you will discover the rich history and heritage of Admiralty Arch, a landmark building in London, providing road and pedestrian access between the Mall and Trafalgar Square. It was commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Whitehall
You will then walk along the street which runs between Charing Cross and the Houses of Parliament, known as Whitehall. The name Whitehall also applies to the group of small streets, squares and government buildings adjoining the street. Whitehall has been known to be the site of principal government offices since the establishment of Henry VIII’s court at Whitehall Palace in the 1530s.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Downing Street
Next you will visit Downing Street, a street built in the 1680s which houses the official residences and offices of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. A renowned landmark of Downing Street is 10 Downing Street, the official location of the Prime Minister’s office.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. James's Palace
You will also walk by St. James’s Palace, the most senior royal palace in the UK. It has been the setting for some of the most important events in Royal history after having been a Royal residence for over 300 years.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Buckingham Palace
During this tour you will also see the infamous Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1827. Today Buckingham Palace is very much a working building and consists of the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Churchill War Rooms
You will also pass by the Churchill War Rooms, a museum that makes up one of the five branches of the Imperial War Museum. The museum is made up of the Cabinet War Rooms, a historical underground complex that housed a British government command centre during the Second World War, and the Churchill Museum, a biographical museum dedicated to the life of Winston Churchill.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Westminster Abbey
During your tour you will also visit the beautiful Westminster Abbey, a large, mainly Gothic abbey church which has touched the lives of kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers since 960 AD, having been the coronation church since 1066.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Houses of Parliament
Next you will see the Westminster Palace, also known as the Houses of Parliament. A Gothic style building whose history spans over 900 years, it is where the House of Commons and the House of Lords meet.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Big Ben
Finally, you will see one of London’s best-known landmarks, Big Ben, the clock tower at the end of the Palace of Westminster.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Babylon Tours London
Say “Cheerio” to the dusty, stodgy tours of yesteryear. At Babylon Tours, our London is fresh and engaging – the one that you probably want to experience. Join us on a private or small group tour through the National Gallery and the British Museum or hit the streets through a historic tour of the center and (maybe) catch a glimpse of Kate or the rest of the royal family. Our young, energetic guides at Babylon Tours will introduce you to London in the best way possible, from Big Ben to the street art of its multicultural East End.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Minimum numbers apply. This tour will not run without a minimum of 2 guests to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 8 people per tour allowed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Notes: The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an alternative route still being able to see all the highlights on the tour. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. No large bags or suitcases are allowed during this tour. We recommend comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, umbrella in case of rain and hat during summer. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some can’t be visited from the inside.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Babylon Tours London

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.

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Got to see many different things...
Matthew C
, Aug 2017
Got to see many different things, without staying too long in any one place. The dialogue was wonderful with Becky, who was both fun and informative!
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We did this tour on our first day in...
Randi C
, Jun 2017
We did this tour on our first day in London. This is a great tour and our tour guide, Becca was excellent. She really brought the city to life. The fact that this was a small group tour with only six people made it super enjoyable as well. Again-the tour guide had studied history and art possibly a masters or Ph.d and was extremely well versed in the entire city, British history and the Royal Family. Great for kids and adults.

Product code: 40046P14

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