Best of Royal London Walking Tour, Tower of London and Changing of the Guard Ceremony: (4 hours)
With your early access ticket, you’ll be among the first to step inside the Tower of London. Bypass the lines and head inside the see the opening ceremony, and a learn about the history of the monument. Then, use your time to explore on your own. Sites you may want to check out include the Medieval Palace, Traitors’ Gate and the White Tower, as well as the famous Crown Jewels.
Meet your guide and cruise from the Tower of London to the Embankment pier. Have your camera ready as your route along the River Thames includes sights of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral and more.
Step back onto dry land, and walk to Horse Guard’s Parade or Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard — a time-honored ceremony performed by the Household Cavalry or Queen’s Foot Guards. Stroll onward through St James Park, and stop for photos by Buckingham Palace. Then, enjoy roughly two hours of free time for lunch.
Highlights of London Walking Tour with Afternoon Tea: (2.5 hours)Walk with your guide to Trafalgar Square to see Nelson’s Column, St Martin in the Fields Church and the National Gallery.
As you stroll through this vibrant area of London, hear about the royals and politicians of Great Britain, who have left their mark around the capital. Pass Whitehall, home of the government, and swing past Downing Street where the Prime Minister lives.
Enjoy photo stops at the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey — site of the 2011 Royal Wedding — and see Big Ben, London’s iconic clock tower. From Westminster, head to and elegant venue where an afternoon tea awaits. Tuck into dainty sandwiches, cakes and scones, as well as a pot of quintessential British tea.