London Tours

Guided tours of London

London is the capital city of the United Kingdom a vibrant, cosmopolitan city with different districts all offering their own special history and culture. Why not ‘Step into London’ with us and let us show you the best of London on one of our tailor-made walking tours or driving tours.

We operate a programme of different walking tours, site tours and driving tours in London but we can also tailor a tour to your specific requirements.

Panoramic Driving tour

Explore London at your own pace and in your own private Black Cab or minivan with a professional Blue Badge London Guide. Enjoy hearing entertaining stories about the history and development of London throughout the centuries and explore some of the hidden streets you can’t reach in a big bus.

The tour can be tailored to your requirements but here are some examples of what you will see:

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament
Westminster Abbey
Downing Street
Trafalgar Square
The London Eye
Buckingham Palace
Hyde Park Corner
Piccadilly Circus and Soho
The City of London
Fleet Street
St. Paul’s Cathedral
The Tower of London
The Victoria and Albert Museum
The Royal Albert Hall
Marble Arch and Park Lane

Price: Starting at £480 including a qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide and transport (up to 4 hours). Full-day tours also available. Pricing provided on request.

Walking Tours

Step Into Covent Garden – London Covent Garden and Theatreland

London’s West End is one of the world’s most iconic and famous theatre districts with 39 theatres. This is a chance to explore the charming and bohemian district of Covent Garden where many of these theatres are located as well as the many quirky independent shops cafes and restaurants in this area. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you around the small back streets and hidden areas of the district and entertain you with stories of the buildings, personalities and productions which have made this Covent Garden so fascinating. See the area where Eliza Doolittle sold her flowers in ‘My Fair Lady’ and where the first Punch and Judy shows were performed in Britain.

On your tour you will see:

The Royal Opera House
The Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Covent Garden and the Piazza
St. Paul’s Church (The Actors’ Church
The Savoy Theatre
St Martin’s Theatre
Neal’s Yard
Seven Dials

Price: 1 – 15 people: £264 (up to 4 hours)

Step into the South Bank of London

This is a wonderful opportunity to see a different side of London. Some of the most famous sights of London are best seen from the South Bank of the River Thames. Once a main industrial and port area of London, the South Bank now boasts some state-of-the-art entertainment venues, Shakespeare’s Globe, the Tate Britain Art Gallery and the busy and bustling Borough Market, one of London’s premier foodie markets.

Starting at Westminster Bridge your guide will lead you along the Queen’s Walk along the banks of the Thames where you will be able to take some great pictures of the Houses of Parliament and the Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) and hear all about life on the river and London’s history as a port. The tour ends at Borough Market, where you will be able to try some delicious and unusual treats!

On your tour you will see:

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament
Westminster Bridge
Sea Life London Aquarium and County Hall
The Queen’s Walk, South Bank of the River Thames
The National Theatre and the South Bank Centre (Royal Festival Hall)
Tate Modern
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
The Anchor Pub, Bankside
The Golden Hinde ship
Southwark Cathedral
Hay’s Galleria
Borough Market

Price: 1 – 15 people: £264

Step into Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury is London’s prime literary district and home of the University of London and the British Museum. Many famous writers and academics have lived in the leafy squares of Bloomsbury including Charles Dickens, J M Barry, George Orwell and Virginia Woolf.

Your professional guide will take you through quaint back streets and pretty garden squares of Bloomsbury and entertain you with stories of some of the famous writers and artists who have lived in this university quarter. If you wish, you can end your walking tour with a visit to the wonderful British Museum.

On your tour you will see:

The British Museum
Tavistock Square
Gordon Square
Brunswick Square Gardens
Charles Dickens Museum
Red Lion Square Gardens

Price: 1 – 15 people: £264 (up to 4 hours)

Please note: Price does not include a guided tour of the British Museum. This can be arranged in addition to the tour if required.

Step into the City of London

The City of London is London’s oldest district dating back to Roman times and is one of the most fascinating areas of London. Here, ancient meets modern with a tour that will take you in and out of quaint cobbled streets and narrow alleyways, the medieval Leadenhall Market and key London sights like St Paul’s Cathedral, the Bank of England and the Tower of London. The City of London is also London’s prime financial district and your walk will also take you past some of London’s new skyscrapers, with their own nicknames like, the Gherkin, the Scalpel and the Walkie Talkie!

You will learn about London’s Roman history and be entertained with stories about the famous people and events which have shaped this fascinating district.

You can enhance your tour with a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral or the Tower of London.

On your tour you will see:

St. Paul’s Cathedral
The Guildhall
The Mansion House
The Royal Exchange Building
Leadenhall Market
The Monument to the Great Fire of London
The Guild Church of St. Margaret Pattens
The Tower of London

Price: 1 – 15 people: £264 (up to 4 hours)

Please note that this price does not include entry to St Paul’s Cathedral or the Tower of London.

St Paul’s Cathedral – £20.50 (Adult), £18.40 (Concession), £9.00 (Child)
Tower of London – £29.90 (Adult), £24.00 (Concession), £14.90 (Child)

Step into Westminster

Westminster is the royal and government district of London, where Kings and Queens and famous politicians have lived for hundreds of years and are still living and working today. Enjoy a personal and tailored walk past iconic buildings like the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament), the Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) and 10 Downing Street. You will also see the parts of Westminster that most people don’t see as you walk around some of the small Georgian back streets and squares with their terraced houses and original gas lamps.

You can start your tour by watching the Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays only) or by including a visit to the magnificent Westminster Abbey (where British monarchs have been crowned since 1066) or the Churchill War Rooms

On your tour you will see:

Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament
The Jewel Tower
The Victoria Tower and Gardens
St. John’s Smith Square
Westminster Abbey
Churchill War Rooms
Whitehall
Downing Street
Horse Guards

Price: 1 – 15 people: £264 (up to 4 hours)

Please note that this price does not include entrance fees to Westminster Abbey or the Churchill War Rooms.

Westminster Abbey – £27 (Adult), £24 (Concession), £12 (Child)

Churchill War Rooms – £27.25 (Adult) £24.50 (Concession), Child (£13.60)

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