Full Day Introductory Tour of London

Make the most of your first visit to London

Start: Central London Hotel pick-up (included in price)

Duration: 8 hours | Step-free access: no

Suitable for all age groups.

Price Includes: 

  • Central London hotel pick-up 
  • Qualified London tour guide 
  • Discover Tudor London to thepresent day

Make the most of your first visit to London

Venture through the royal City of Westminster, and the financial City of London and fun Southwark. This full day introductory tour is perfect for first-time visitors. Not only will you explore iconic London landmarks you will also experience a London bus / London Underground. Accompanied by a professional guide, learn about the history of this area as you snap memorable photos.

As a Londoner, your guide will make your tour special by taking you to some of the lesser known/visited spots.

See Big Ben (or can you?) and the gothic Houses of Parliament. Discover the origins of the gunpowder plot and why the English celebrate Bonfire Night.

Take in the spectacular views of Westminster Abbey where every king and queen has been crowned since 1066.

Wander through a Royal Park which has been the location for many films and TV series. Take in the wonder of Buckingham Palace and learn how it became the formal residence of reigning monarchs.
See a Tudor palace before enjoying some of the most regal streets where TV series such as Downton Abbey and Mr Selfridge have been filmed. Gaze into the windows of some of the oldest and most stylish shops in London which supply the Royal Family.

See Trafalgar Square, then board a London bus and see the Neo-Gothic Courts of Justice before entering the City of London. Marvel at the splendour of Neo-Classical St Paul's Cathedral and hear how the Great Fire of London of 1666 ravaged the City of London.

Stop for lunch at a traditional English pub.

Cross the iconic Millennium Bridge featured in films such as Guardians of the Galaxy and venture into Southwark, the original fun town. Enjoy a walk along the river and through small alleyways, absorbing its rich history. See Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, a ruined palace, and a floating museum and modern street art before venturing to Borough Market – a feast for the eyes and taste buds with more than 100 stalls filled with gourmet food and lots of street food and restaurants.

Your guide will also be able to suggest memorable places for entertainment, street food, British curries and current events and exhibitions.
 We will stop for a comfort break or refreshments whenever you choose.

Price Includes: 
- Central London hotel pick-up
- Discover Tudor London to present day
- Qualified London tour guide 
- 1hr for lunch

Price Excludes:
- Refreshments & lunch
- Hotel drop-off  
- Travelcard


Full day London Highlights Private Tour Reviews:

"We are now fully adept at catching London buses and going on the London subway. After a day with Hazel we felt confident in knowing our way around London and, more importantly how to get around. Having lived in London for over 15 yrs Hazel was able to share with us many tales of modern day London living (she had lived in Covent Garden). We left with a long list of suggested places to visit and when the best times were to visit which helped us make the most of our limited time in London. Thank you Hazel for your dedication to our needs, we felt very well looked after, impressed by your passion for sharing your London and utterly exhausted! (in a good way) " Bob C, Chicago

"We saw and did so much with Hazel that it's hard to pick a favourite thing we did. We enjoyed taking some samples from Borough Market and posing for photos for our very own photo album. The photos were brilliant and were a great way of sharing our trip of a lifetime with our friends and family, especially on Facebook. It was refreshing to have photos of the both of us from angels you can't reach with a selfie stick. Posing for the pics made us feel like we were models on a location shoot - how glam!" Vicky M, NZ

Other private tours you may be interested in:

Wonders of Whitehall - a great walk to introduce you to London, featuring many of the city's major sights with their history and major events which moulded the country. 

Royal London - explore stories of the current royals and some of their most memorable predecessors on this royally themed walk. 

Heretics and Horrors - the City of London has a bloody past which we will be exploring on this walking tour.  

Half Day Introductory Tour - explore iconic London landmarks and experience the London bus and Underground.   

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