London in a Day Tour for Kids with the Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral

Your essential primer to London
From US$1,140 privately
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Tour Details
Duration
6 hours
Product Type
Tour
Venues
  • Tower of London
  • St. Paul's Cathedral
  • Borough Market
Photos & Highlights
  • Explore London with hands-on, interactive activities
  • Led by an expert local guide or scholar specially trained to work with children
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Tour Description
This 6-hour London in a Day for Kids tour is the perfect fun-filled adventure for children and families to explore the English capital. Led by a specially-trained family guide, you’ll visit some of the city’s most famous spots, exploring them with hands-on activities. There are endless sites and things to see and do in London and this special itinerary picks out the best ones that can’t be missed for all ages. Together, we will explore the most charming sites in the city including the Tower of London, Borough Market, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and more. Get ready for a fun-filled day of history, facts, stories, explorations, and London adventure.

NOTE: If you add the optional car service please tell us your hotel or apartment address in the 'Additional Details' box while adding the tour to your shopping cart.

Sites Visited 

  • Tower of London
  • Borough Market
  • South Bank 
  • Globe theatre (exterior)
  • Tate Modern (exterior)
  • Millennium Bridge
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral 

Included

  • 6-hour private tour into the history, culture, and sites of London, with hands-on, interactive activities
  • Led by a scholar of historian specially trained to work with children 
  • Pre-purchased Tower of London and St. Paul’s Cathedral tickets 

Itinerary Details 

Our day of British adventure in charming central London begins with introductions near the Thames River near our first site, the historic 900-year-old Tower of London castle. Visiting the Tower, you’ll discover its vast history and many purposes it’s had across centuries, including being a royal residence, guarding the crown jewels, housing the royal mint, holding many famous prisoners, and more. As we travel back in time exploring the Tower, you’ll learn of the stories of the famous executions that happened here.

Please note: Due to venue rules, we are currently unable to guide inside some areas of the Tower of London site, including the White Tower, the Jewel House and the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula. This rule is in place until further notice. We are still able to guide in the other areas of the Tower of London site and you will be able to visit guiding-restricted areas independently.

Continuing our explorations, we’ll walk along the Thames and cross the river, before stopping for lunch at the bustling Borough Market filled with endless delicious delights and choices. Here, everyone’s senses and sights will be delighted as you explore the stalls and choose what delicious food to have. After lunch, we will walk along the South Bank, spotting the famous sites like a treasure hunt.  

Re-energized, we’ll cross the Millennium Bridge and take in the city's sites, viewing London from above the Thames and seeing the exterior of the stunning St. Paul’s Cathedral, learning its historical importance. We’ll walk by Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, learning its fascinating history, and on to Tate Modern and the Millenium Bridge, finishing outside the spectacular St. Paul’s Cathedral. You’ll learn many interesting historical facts about this incredible city, discovering how it grew from a small city to a world capital of art, theater, food, and culture in general. 

After having ventured together across the city’s most cherished and interesting sites in a fun-filled interactive day, you will come out with an unforgettable experience that delighted your sites, senses, wisdom, creativity, and sense of adventure. 

FAQ 

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Where do we meet? Where does the tour end? 
You will meet your expert guide in front of the coffee stand called Tower Hill Tram, and the tour will end near St. Pauls Catherdral. Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map, and a 24-hour phone number for any last-minute issues. 

Can you arrange a car service for the day?
Yes. We can arrange a car service to pick you up and drop you off at your hotel if you would like. The price of a full-day service starts at $730. Otherwise, we suggest traveling in between sites on foot, underground train, or taxi.

We are a bigger group and it won't let us book a larger vehicle at checkout, can we still book? If your group needs a larger vehicle than what is displayed as options at checkout please reach out to our team in order to verify availability and pricing with our car provider. Thank you!

Is this tour wheelchair accessible?
Yes, please contact us to discuss your mobility concerns in more detail so that we can best advise. We are always happy to adjust our tours for visitors with mobility concerns. 
 
What costs will I need to cover on the day?
The tour includes your ticket to the Tower of London and St. Paul's cathedral. Clients are expected to cover the cost of their own lunch, transport and any additional venues that you wish to go inside.
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Jane was a fabulous guide! She was very thorough, patient, and knowledgeable. We had a great day, and Jane was able to cater the activities so that both the adults and each of the kids was engaged, happy, and learning!
Jane was lovely! She was knowledgeable, engaging and patient with the endless “why’s” from our young ones.
Alexandra was a terrific guide!