What To Expect
Start off at Trafalgar Square, home of the National Gallery and Nelson's column, before proceeding down Whitehall, the center of Her Majesty's Government. This recognizable street is lined with government departments and ministries, including the old Palace of Whitehall, which burned down in the 17th century, leaving only the Banqueting Hall still standing. It is from this building that King Charles II stepped onto the scaffolding to be executed in 1649. You will also view the Horse Guards, guarded by the Household Cavalry in their sentry boxes, wearing their plumed silver helmets and mounted on their magnificent steeds. Only the Queen is allowed to drive through the central archway, otherwise you have to obtain a special pass card, which were originally made of ivory, but now are made out of plastic.
Afterwards, stroll down Downing Street, home to the British Prime Minister, before arriving at Parliament Square, where you will be treated to spectacular views of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. After learning about the Palace of Westminster, home to the British Parliament, it's on to Westminster Abbey, site of royal coronations and weddings, including the recent wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011.
Wind down your afternoon amble with a sumptuous and traditional English tea. Enjoy scones with jam and clotted cream, a selection of sandwiches and cakes, and of course a pot of fresh tea, all served on fine china in the magnificent surroundings of a traditional London luxury hotel. A lovely way to end a splendid day.
Guided walking tour of the City of Westminster
Traditional afternoon tea in a luxury hotel
English speaking guide
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Children 5 years old and below are free of charge.
This tour operates with a maximum of 25 guests.
This tour involves a fair amount of walking, comfortable shoes are recommended. We are unable to accommodate customers with wheelchairs or impairments requiring special assistance and customers with strollers or baby carriages on our group tour.
Weather can be very changeable in London, please make sure you bring adequate rain wear if required.
Photography is permitted throughout the tour.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
4 hours and 30 minutes