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3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

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    Stop At: Big Ben, Elizabeth Tower - Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA England

    The famous clock tower of Westminster Palace.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Thames River, London England

    Behind Parliament is the River Thames and you'll learn a little of the life it has played in shaping London.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Coca-Cola London Eye, Westminster Bridge Road Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB England

    We won't go on it but we'll see it from the river.

    Stop At: Houses of Parliament, Parliament Square, London SW1A 0AA England

    The Mother of Parliaments. Once a royal palace, it has inspired democratic movements in the France, the USA and around the world. We'll learn of its history and the role it still plays today.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Parliament Square, London England

    Parliament Square the the political heart of Westminster. Full of statues of people dedicated to Democracy and Liberty from Winston Churchill to Abraham Lincoln to Nelson Mandela. Surrounded by Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the High Courts.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Whitehall, Government London, London SW1A 2BX England

    The broad avenue in Westminster full of beautiful and famous London government buildings.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: The Cenotaph, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A 2ET, UK

    Our national memorial to the fallen of WW1, WW2 and recent wars.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Downing Street, London SW1A 2AL England

    The home of the Prime Minister at Number 10.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Horse Guards Parade at Whitehall, Horse Guards Whitehall, London SW1A 2AX England

    The primary ceremonial parade ground is surrounded by beautiful buildings and parks. It must be why the Queen has her birthday celebrations here.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Westminster Abbey, 20 Dean's Yard Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3PA England

    Beautiful Westminster Abbey is where every monarch has been crowned since the times of William the Conqueror almost 1,000 years ago.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Admiralty Arch The Mall Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, London SW1A 2WH England

    The beautiful old headquarters to the Royal Navy.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Trafalgar Square, Centre of the City, London SW1A England

    The most famous square in London. Home of fountains, statues, galleries and culture.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London England

    Learn the story of Admiral Nelson and the famous lions at the base of his majestic column

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, UK

    Overlooking the fountains and large plaza, The National Gallery is full of paintings on the inside and street performers and art on the outside.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Cecil Court, Between Charing Cross Road & St. Martin's Lane, London England

    This beautiful old street is full of niche art and cultural shops and the inspiration for Diagon Alley in Harry Potter.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD England

    The cultural heart of London with a unique vibe. From Opera to sword jugglers, this is the place to be.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Leicester Square, London England

    The beating heart of the West End. Surrounded by cafes and movie-cinemas.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Women of World War II Memorial, Whitehall What3words: Zips.scared.forms, London SW1 England

    Learn the story of the women who died during the epic war effort.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Piccadilly Circus, London W1J 9HS England

    New York has Time Square, London has the much older Piccadilly Circus.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER England

    One of many high quality retailers in Piccadilly and one where everyone from The Queen downwards buys their goodies from!

    Stop At: Green Park, Piccadilly, London W1J 9EJ England

    One of the Royal Parks. It is called Green Park for a particular reason!

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Spencer House, 27 St. James's Place, London SW1A 1NR England

    From Green Park, we will see the London family home of the Spencer family.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: The Mall, London London SW1 England

    The primary Ceremonial road in London. You might recognise it from Royal Weddings and national celebrations.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Buckingham Palace, Spur Road, London SW1A 1AA England

    Buckingham Palace, the home of The Queen.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Chinatown, Gerrard Street & Lisle Street, London W1D 6JW England

    Chinatown in Soho is a unique mix of old London, Chinese heritage and contemporary culture.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St. James's Park, Horse Guards Road The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ England

    An ornately beautiful Royal Park with great views of the palace and Westminster. Sometimes used in TV shows such as Downton Abbey.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England

    On the extended tour, we will see the cathedral for London and learn its fascinating history.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Millennium Bridge, Thames Embankment, London SE1 9JE England

    Londons newest iconic bridge. (Extended Tour)

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Tate Modern, 53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG England

    The largest modern art gallery in the world. (Extended Tour)

    Stop At: Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL England

    Londons most famous food market, here since Roman times. You can get food from all over the world here... freshly made. Many a tour has come to a halt here :-) I like the dairy free goat ice-cream and also the Ethiopian curry but everyone has their favourites! (Extended Tour)

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Southwark Cathedral, 1 London Bridge Montague Close, London SE1 9BA England

    One of the smaller and less famous London cathedrals but beautiful nonetheless. (Extended Tour)

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: London Bridge, London SE1 9DD England

    The original bridge was built by the Romans and pulled down by the Vikings. A millennia later and this modern bridge still has a tall spike on the end with a gory story to tell. (Extended Tour)

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: The Globe Theatre, Cardinal Cap Alley, London SE1 9JF, UK

    Learn the story behind the famous Globe theatre and all things Shakespeare! (Extended Tour)

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: HMS Belfast, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2JH England

    From London Bridge we will see this old Royal Navy Cruiser. (Extended Tour)

    Stop At: The Monument to the Great Fire of London, Monument St., London EC3R 8AH England

    From out of nowhere, the epic Monument to the Great Fire of London appears. (Extended Tour)

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Tower of London, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB England

    Built by William The Conqueror and home to the Crown Jewels and with an active military history up past WW2. We will visit the ominously named Traitors Gate. (Extended Tour)

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP England

    We finish by one of the symbols of London, Tower Bridge and learn a little of its interesting history along the way. (Extended Tour)

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Ye Olde England Tours, London England

    This is just one of over 50 tours run and organised by Ye Olde England Tours. Believe it or not the list of places we visit in this tour is not exhaustive. This is the tour for you for your first or only day in London.
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    Reviewed 10 May 2019 via mobile

    Our tour guide Stephen showed up early to pick us up at our hotel and we all got along right away. The tour was amazing and he made sure that we saw everything and went above and beyond our expectations. We even ran across St...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank andreanunziato
    Reviewed 3 May 2019 via mobile

    We hired Stephen to show us the highlights of London upon our arrival to the city. He did an exceptional job helping us navigate and discover the beauty and deep history of this great city. He has a wealth of knowledge and is able to...More

    Thank Spikoli
    Reviewed 28 February 2019

    Best tour by far. We toured privately on our on, contacted 3 hour and was assigned Kevin. Our appreciation for this country expanded immediately. Very knowledgeable at different spots throughout the township. Walking with the 'Professor' was the highlight of our trip to Europe. Kevin...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank 498haroldh
    Stephen L, Owner at Ye Olde England Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2019

    'Professor' Kevin was so happy to read your review. We're both glad that you enjoyed your tour. It's incredible how many times we get told that our tours are the highlight of a stay in London, Britain or even the whole of Europe. We get...More

    Reviewed 25 September 2018

    We very much enjoyed our London walking tour with Stephen. He was prompt, knowledgeable, full of historical and present day insights. He met us at our hotel and we walked at our pace, stopping from time to time to take in the beautiful sights. Highly...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    Thank judyp4824
    Stephen L, Owner at Ye Olde England Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2019

    It was so nice to meet you Judy. I'm really glad that you enjoyed the tour. There is so much to see but it is always a pleasure to show people the sights when they are as nice as yourselves.

    Reviewed 15 August 2018

    Stephen was incredible. Related well to our family of 5, including 18, 16, and 12. Charming person w lots of facts, stories and lore. Overall Stephen is very knowledgeable. Pace was perfect. Gave us guidance on other activities we had planned as well. Recommend highly!

    Date of experience: August 2018
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    Stephen L, Owner at Ye Olde England Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2019

    You have such a nice family Susan, it was really nice to show you around the most famous sights of London. I hope you're all keeping well and thanks for your fab review.

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    Response from Natalie K | Reviewed this property |
    Oops. We went into the Tower on another day on our own. This Ye Old English tour is a walking tour, passing by famous sights and stopping outside with Kevin giving interesting information. I apologize for my confusion.
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