Sites and Insights: An Expert-Led London Welcome Tour

Your first taste of London, side-by-side with a local guide
From US$421 privately
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Tour Details
Duration
2.5 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Big Ben
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Horse Guards Road
  • Carnaby Street
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  • Experience the highlights of London with an engaging local expert who can also help you get acquainted with the city.
  • Allow your guide to tailor the tour to your interests to create a perfect introduction experience.
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Tour Description
Partner with a local expert to navigate the British capital - its most iconic destinations and those off-the-beaten-path - letting the city’s energy wrap you in the fabric of its two-thousand-year history. Be sure to share your interests to allow your guide to adapt the tour for an experience unique to you.
Ever dreamt of looking out over the banks of the Thames, standing in awe beneath the majestic clock tower of Big Ben, or seeing the iconic red double-decker buses navigate the bustling streets? 

If London has captured your imagination, this 2.5-hour tour is your perfect introduction. 

Partner with your local expert to navigate the British capital - its most iconic destinations and those off-the-beaten-path - letting the city’s energy wrap you in the fabric of its two-thousand-year history. Be sure to share your interests to allow your guide to adapt the tour for an experience unique to you.

Will you immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and energy of Carnaby Street? Can you keep up with Piccadilly Circus's hectic beats?

See historic Trafalgar Square, where sounds of past triumphs still reverberate, or continue with a walk on Horse Guards Road. Perhaps you’ll hear a faint whispering on King Charles Street… It’s Churchill beckoning you to join him in the War Rooms.
 
Not only will you get to know the city through its most iconic places, but you’ll also have a chance to taste the flavors of London with a small treat along the way. Grabbing a bite from your expert’s favorite spot will initiate you as a true local!

From ancient churches and Big Ben to the Beatles and WWII, you’ll discover hundreds of years of living culture. Here, every step tells a story and every corner reveals a new adventure. 

Upon parting, you’ll have made a friend, learned about the history of the city’s top sites, and have a roadmap for further exploration. 
  • You’d like to learn how to navigate the city while seeing a highlight of London’s most iconic monuments and sites. 
  • Along with the sites and monuments, you’d like to experience the energetic streets of Soho, a London hot spot, and get insider recommendations from your expert. 
  • You’re looking for an eye-opening introduction to the two-thousand-year history of London with a local expert by your side.  
  • Carnaby Street 
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Horse Guards Road
  • St. James Park 
  • Westminster
  • Big Ben

Additional Trip-Planning Resources

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Does the tour include the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace? 
No, this tour does not include the Changing of the Guard, if you are interested in this experience you can check out our Half-Day Royal London Tour with Changing of the Guard.

Does this tour include the London Eye? 
This tour does not include an interior visit of the London Eye, but you will still be able to see it exteriorly as you approach the City of Westminster, right on the Thames River.
We understand that some of our valued guests may have mobility concerns, and we want to ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience throughout your tour. If there are any accessibility concerns that your tour guide will need to be aware of, please let our team know at the time of booking.

Is this tour wheelchair-friendly?
The tour is fast-paced and includes some narrow alleys and cobbled streets. We do not recommend this tour for clients with severe mobility issues.
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