Beginner's Guide to London

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Based on 10 reviews
From 09:00 to 18:00
4 hours
Private guide
Why you shouldn’t miss this

On this individual tour you’ll get an overview of all the most important landmarks in the city, from Westminster Abbey to St. Paul's Cathedral. Our walks are personalised, so let your guide know if you’d like to customise your experience!

Places you will visit (10 spots)
Price per tour
£ 174
Bring up to 5 friends at no extra cost
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Houses of Parliament
Discover the story behind Big Ben's name and learn how Parliament was almost blown up while you admire the beauty of the most recognisable building in the world.
Westminster Abbey
Feel a true sense of history while walking around this architectural masterpiece, a scene of royal weddings and final resting places of kings and poets.
St. James's Park
Find out what makes a Royal English Garden and learn about the disappearing lake and the Royal stalker’s skeleton as you pass by squirrels and pelicans.
Buckingham Palace
Hear about the architecture of the palace and learn more about the history of the Royal family, Her Majesty the Queen and her current home.
The Mall
Visit the famous triumphal thoroughfare of Queen Victoria and admire St James' Palace, Clarence House and the monuments as you stroll through this tree-lined road.
Trafalgar Square
Stop by the ancient hunting ground for Kings and learn about key figures in English History while enjoying a panoramic view of London's Imperial buildings.
Soak in the atmosphere of Fleet street and cross into the Ancient City of London. This area is also known for being a filming location for many famous movies.
St. Paul's Cathedral
Admire the beating heart of the City of London built after the Great Fire of 1666 and hear about many historic occasions hosted here.
Millennium Bridge
Cross the 'the blade of light' across the Thames to the South Bank and learn why it was nicknamed the 'Wobbly Bridge' as you admire panoramic views of the city.
Shakespeare's Globe
Witness the novel use of traditional urban spaces and hear about a special effect on stage gone wrong, resulting in the whole theatre burning down in under two hours.
Meeting point
Westminster Underground Station, Bridge St,London SW1A 2JR
Outside Westminster Underground Station (Opposite Westminster Palace).
Reviews (10)
I didn't even know you could book a tour so quickly
The name says it all, this is the perfect tour for people who are in London for the first time. Really saves time and worth every penny. Our tour guide Hazel was smart and engaging. The kids enjoyed it and our guide was great about answering all of their questions.
Ann Udden, Sweden
April 26, 2017
I would definitely recommend this tour.
I had only 9 hours in London, so I decided to check out this tour company. Amazing experience - I booked a private guide who was ready to show me around within just 2 hours! Rob showed me the best of London and was happy to answer all my questions about the city. Would recommend.
David Brown, United States
April 20, 2017
We found this tour very helpful and enjoyable
There's way too much to see in London for a single tour, but this one was well-designed to maximize the number of sights in 4 hours without that much walking. Valeria was an incredibly fun guide. Great sense of humor and lots of laughter so time flew by. Can't recommend her enough.
Karen Smith, United States
April 01, 2017
Very quick and easy to book
Visited London with my family on a weekend and booked this Beginner's tour. Great way to see all the major London attractions in one day. Don't forget your Oyster card because the tour includes a short bus trip!
John Yates, United Kingdom
March 19, 2017
It was an awesome experience!
I do recommend this tour for a general overview of the city, specially if you don•t have a lot of time for sightseeing! My guide Valeria was super informative, gave us a lot of helpful tips and had a great sense of humour.
Robert Frasher, Canada
March 15, 2017
My guide was awesome and I would recommend this tour to anyone who is in London for the first time
Our guide James was a true Brit, made it such an authentic experience even though we visited the main ’touristy“ spots. We learned and saw a lot in those 4 hours, I will suggest this activity to all my friends travelling soon.
Lance Boone, United States
March 15, 2017
Loved it, so convenient
Was in London for a few hours in between flights, booked this tour on the go, so easy! The guide walked me through all the main sights and answered all my random questions about England.
Alain Rieken, Netherlands
March 04, 2017
Great way to see the city
I had family visiting and booked this tour for them. They loved it, and I learned so much as well even though I•ve lived in London my whole life. You get so used to the city, you stop wondering why things are the way they are.. I•m so glad I tagged along, it was great to see London in a new way.
Sophie Webster, United Kingdom
February 26, 2017
Great, wouldn•t change a thing
A lot of walking, but our group enjoyed it a lot. It was just us and the guide, so we felt very comfortable and at ease. It was the first time I was on a private tour and it did not disappoint, I don•t think I•ll go back to large group tours. All the attention was on us and we got so much more than we would have if we went with others.
Shane Duckett, United States
February 25, 2017
Very nice, thank you so much! Fast and easy!
Me and my friends liked it so much!! We saw many things and the guide was very nice. Some of our people didn•t speak good English and she used simple words so we could all understand her. But we still learned a lot of information. Now I know London like I was born here! Thank you!
Abele Piccio, Italy
February 19, 2017
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