Private Westminster Walking Tour in London

Private Westminster Walking Tour in London

This is an opportunity for small groups or individuals to enjoy a personal and tailored tour which explores parts of Westminster where the big buses and tours don’t go and to hear stories about kings, queens, politicians and famous people who have lived and still live in this fascinating district of London.
* Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




This is an opportunity for small groups or individuals to enjoy a personal and tailored tour which explores parts of Westminster where the big buses and tours don’t go and to hear stories about kings, queens, politicians and famous people who have lived and still live in this fascinating district of London.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

Your guide will meet you by Westminster Station opposite Big Ben. From here you will get a wonderful view of the Elizabeth Tower with its famous bell, Big Ben and hear all about its famous history and have an introduction to the City of Westminster.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

Your next stop is Parliament Square. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you about some of the famous people commemorated in the statues around Parliament Square and tell you about the history of the Palace of Westminster, a former royal palace and seat of the English Government since 13th century and the British Government since the 18th century.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Jewel Tower, Abingdon St Westminster, London SW1P 3JX England

See one of the remaining parts of the 14th century Palace of Westminster, where kings of England used to keep their treasure. Your guide will also point out the House of Lords (the upper chamber of the British Parliament) and the Victoria Tower where all Acts of Parliament passed since 1497 are kept.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Victoria Tower Gardens, Millbank, London SW1P 3SF England

Walk through the beautiful Victoria Tower Gardens next to the River Thames and see monuments to the suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst and abolitionist Thomas Buxton.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. John’s Smith Square, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA England

See the quirky former St John Smith Church, nicknamed ‘Queen Anne’s Footstool’ and walk around charming streets with terraced Georgian houses and gas street lamps.

Duration: 10 minutes

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

See the Dean’s Yard and exterior of beautiful Westminster Abbey, the coronation church of the kings and queens of England since 1066. You may wish to book the additional option of visiting the inside of the Abbey.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Churchill War Rooms, King Charles Street, Clive Steps Westminster, London SW1A 2AQ England

Leaving Westminster Abbey, your walk takes you through more charming streets with terraced houses and onto Birdcage Walk on the edge of St James’s Park with its fine views of Horseguards Parade. You will stop outside the Churchill War Rooms, the underground labyrinth of rooms and corridors where the British Government directed the Second World War. You can choose our option to visit the Churchill War Rooms if you wish.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Downing Street, London SW1A 2AL England

Pause to see the entrance to Downing Street, the official London home of the British Prime Minister before continuing onto Horse Guards. You might get a photo of one of the Household Cavalry on his horse guarding the entrance to Horse Guards Parade!

Duration: 10 minutes

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

You finish your walking tour of Westminster in the middle of Trafalgar Square by Nelson’s Column, the monument to one of Britain’s great naval heroes.

Duration: 10 minutes