- 4 hours
- Parliament Square
- Westminster Abbey
- Houses of Parliament
- Buckingham Palace
- St James's Palace
- Horseguards Parade
- Tower of London
- Bank Junction
- St. Paul's Cathedral
- 4 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
- Boat tickets
We will finish our introductory London tour with a deeper understanding of this nuanced capital. We’ll have journeyed across London both on foot and by boat and have gained a profound knowledge of how the city has evolved since its foundations.
Yes. We'll pre-purchase a 'River Roamer' ticket (valid 24hours) for each participant. Your guide will have the tickets on hand.
What if it’s raining?
Tours operate rain or shine but it never hurts to have an umbrella on hand.
Is this tour good for kids?
Yes! We have some excellent family friendly expert guides who can appeal to the learning styles of children. Please book privately if you have children under 13. Feel free to provide us with information about your children such as favorite school subjects, and hobbies. This way we can match you with the best possible expert.
What is a private tour?
Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
This tour covers a lot of ground, including quite a few narrow alleys and cobbled streets, so is probably not our most suitable tour for wheelchair users. Please contact us for alternative suggestions.
Sarah has lived and worked in London all her life, but pops over to Rome fairly often. After completing her MA in History of Art at University College London, specialising in late 19th Century French Painting and mid 20th Century Art, she has worked in different areas of the contemporary art world in both London and Rome, before deciding to focus on gallery education. This necessitated a far greater knowledge base, so Sarah trained to be a guide and qualified as a City of London Guide and as a Blue Badge Tourist Guide in 2008. She now works as a guide, specialising in Museums and Galleries as well as tours for children and young people, she teaches courses in art history and the history of London at the University of Richmond and works as a gallery educator at the National Portrait Gallery and the Dulwich Picture Gallery, specialising in tours for older people and people with Dementia.
Sue was born a Londoner and has lived in several other cities including Seoul, Berlin and Washington DC. Since returning to London, she has spent the last three years studying its art, architecture, literature and history. Sue holds a research MPhil in History of Art from the Barber Institute, Birmingham University and has specialist knowledge of Victorian Britain through her study of its painting and literature. Her thesis, on symbolism in Victorian Art, focused on the work of the Pre-Raphaelites and she has also made studies in 20th Century American art. Sue is fascinated by London's history and is most interested in the artists and writers who have helped to define it. She loves to recount stories of their lives and works, and their connections with each other and the city.
Philippa is an Oxford educated historian with specialist training in Art History. A qualified teacher with over 15 years experience as a resident guide and teacher at Dulwich Picture Gallery. For the last two years she has been on an intensive course learning about this great city. A Londoner all her adult life, she enjoys all aspects of the city, from the architecture to the food markets, from the parks and riverside walks to the galleries and city churches. Her particular interests are the quirkier, less well-known places which only a long standing Londoner gets to know.