- 3.5 hours
- Buckingham Palace (Exterior)
- St. James's Park
- Westminster Abbey (Exterior)
- House of Cavalry or
- Royal Mews (will be again possible in 2022)
- 3 hours with a PhD or MA-level guide
Yes! We have some excellent family-friendly 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 guide. Please note that as this walk tour does not fall within our official family program, there will not be special family activities.
Yes. We'll pre-purchase tickets for each participant for the House of Cavalry, or the Royal Mews as soon as they reopen again in 2022. Your guide will have the tickets on hand.
What if it’s raining?
Tours operate rain or shine, but it also never hurts to have an umbrella on hand.
Does this include a tour of Westminster Abbey?
The tour will end with a tour of the exterior of the abbey, as an integral component of royal history, but will NOT include the interior. If you would like to explore the inside of the abbey please book our Westminster Abbey tour or the Monarchy and Parliament, as the perfect compliment.
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.
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.
An amateur urbanist, Sophie has spent more than a decade exploring and falling in love with cities around the world. She spent her student years in Dublin and left with a BA in English Literature and History from Trinity College. From there she headed off to the City of Light, where she did an MA in Paris Studies at the University of London in Paris and started working for Context. Her work on 19th-century Paris was the beginning of her passion for city planning, and her MA thesis on the relationship between the French capital and Algeria sparked an interest in immigration and its impact on cities and urban issues. After a couple of years in the southern-hemisphere cities of Melbourne and Wellington, Sophie moved back to the UK and is enjoying applying everything she’s learned about cities to her research into London’s urban history.