This London sightseeing tour shows you some of the very best of the city in a leisurely afternoon.
Enjoy a guided tour of St Paul’s Cathedral, one of the most recognisable landmarks on the London skyline and a host to a range of famous celebrations including the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer.
This tour also grants you access to the Tower of London, one of the city’s oldest and most notorious buildings. This fortress is steeped in the legacy of murder, intrigue, treason and mystery. It is also the home to the priceless Crown Jewels which you can visit on this tour.
This London sightseeing tour starts at 1300h (1:00pm) from the Original London Visitor's Centre which is located just off Trafalgar Square. Travel by coach to your first stop: St Paul’s Cathedral.
Your tour starts with a guided tour of St Paul’s Cathedral. This masterpiece with its distinctive dome is one of the most recognisable landmarks on the London skyline. Your guide will tell you fascinating stories about the Cathedral including how it was re-built after the great fire of London in 1666 and the many Royal celebrations which have taken place there.
Next it’s on to the Tower of London. This ancient fortress offers more history than perhaps any other London landmark. The tower is still guarded by the traditional Yeoman Warders (Beefeaters) who will enthrall you with tales of murder, mystery, intrigue and treason at the tower. While there you will also be able to see the Crown Jewels including the famous Koh-I-Nor Diamond which is over 6000 years old.
As you return to Victoria Station you will take a drive through the City of London, also known as the “Square Mile.” This is one of the oldest parts of London and is also the heart of the financial district; thus the area is a fascinating mix of architecture, where thousand-year-old structures stand harmoniously next to 21st century skyscrapers and the whole area is alive with the hustle and bustle of city traders.
The tour ends at Victoria Train Station at around 1730h (5:30pm).
Very knowledgeable tour guide and we got a lot of interesting information on st Paul Cathedral and the Tower of London. River cruise is something not to be missed for first time... PAMELA S.Y.FONG
Had a very good time and loved the guide, but felt that there was not enough time at each venue to fully appreciate it.... Malcolm Bertram
Start time: 1300h (1:00pm)
Duration: 4.5 hours
The tour departs from The Original London Visitors Centre, 17-19 Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square.
Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour ends at Victoria Train Station.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details
Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
St Paul’s Cathedral is closed to visitors on Sundays and on the below mentioned dates. On these dates the tour will only stop for photographs at the St. Paul's Cathedral (only from outside) and spend longer in the Tower of London. We will visit Tower Bridge Exhibition OR Banqueting House instead of St Paul’s Cathedral.
25 July, 09, 15 & 17 October, 23 December 2014.
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