Walking tour of Westminster, visit Westminster Abbey, the Abbey is our coronation church and the burial place of many famous figures from British History and culture, Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking, George Frederic Handel, Charles Dickens to Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots.
We then see Big Ben and Parliament, Horse Guards, Downing Street, the Cenotaph, Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, St James’s Palace, Royal Parks, St James’s exclusive shopping area, Fortnum & Mason’s and Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square.
Walking tour of Westminster, visit Westminster Abbey, see Big Ben and Parliament, Horse Guards, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Royal Parks, St James, Fortnum & Mason and Piccadilly Circus. Time for lunch or an afternoon tea before we catch a Red London bus from Trafalgar Square to the City of London to visit St Paul’s Cathedral. The world famous Cathedral was built by Christopher Wren after the great fire of 1666. He built the Cathedral in just 35 years, a masterpiece of English Anglican Baroque with its beautiful stonework and shimmering mosaics.
A symbol of defiance against Hitler’s Luftwaffe. The scene of so many great occasions like the State funeral of Winston Churchill in 1965 then the wedding of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981.
We then take a short bus ride to the Tower of London , our visit includes the priceless Crown Jewels, the Bloody Tower where the 2 princes were brutally murdered, the place of execution of two of the wives of HenryVIII, Queen Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard.
We see the famous and rather vain Ravens, the Beefeaters in their stunning blue and red uniforms, prison cells of the aristocracy and lots more. After the Tower of London a Chance to see Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the HMS Belfast used in the DDay landings.
Westminster Abbey is our coronation church and the burial place of many famous figures from British history and culture, from Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking, George Frederic Handel, Charles Dickens to Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots. We visit the most important places in the Abbey, High Altar and Choir, Coronation chair, Scientists Corner, the spectacular chapel of Henry VII, poets corner, cloisters and lots more. We are able to enter the Abbey through a side entrance, reduced entry charge payable on the day at the Abbey.
Then a short walk through St James’s Park to Clarence House and Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard . At the Guard change I will endeavor to take you to the best locations for the best views. After the Guard change we can visit the Guards Chapel destroyed by a VI rocket in 1944, and beautifully rebuilt after the war in of the memory of the congregation who lost their lives on that fateful day.
Visit our coronation Church, with its beautiful different styles of Gothic Architecture built over 500 years. Westminster Abbey is our coronation church and the burial place of may famous figures from British History and culture, from Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking, Handel, Charles Dickens to Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots.
After this historic visit to the Abbey a complete contrast with a visit the very atmospheric Byzantine inspired Westminster Catholic Cathedral of the Precious Blood, consecrated in 1910.
Built of 12 million bricks, 25 different marbles from around the world and chapels dedicated to all the British and Irish saints. Both churches visited by Pope Benedict XVI on his historic visit to London in 2010. A chance to learn more about the turbulent period of the reformation in Britain.
One of the best Museums in the world with a collection of over 8 million artefacts.
My highlights tour will show you the most famous artefacts like the Rosetta Stone and the Parthenon marbles and Mummies. The Assyrian Winged Bulls and Lion Hunt, Anglo-Saxon Sutton Hoo, Celtic treasures and lots more.
A short walk takes us through Bloomsbury to the delightful Covent Garden with it’s Piazza, restaurants, bars and covered markets. An area known to Charles Dickens and many others, better known in its day for its brothels, gin palaces and bath houses. Featured recently in the BBC series of Harlots. Quite diffrent from the lovely bustly Covent Garden of today.
The world famous Cathedral built by Christopher Wren after the great fire of 1666. He built the Cathedral in just 35 years, a masterpiece of English Anglican Baroque with its beautiful stonework and shimmering mosaics.
A symbol of defiance against Hitler’s Luftwaffe. The scene of so many great occasions like the State funeral of Winston Churchill in 1965, the wedding of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer in 1981.
We then catch a red London bus to the Tower. Visit includes the Crown Jewels, Bloody Tower where the 2 princes were brutally murdered, Place of execution of Royalty like Queen Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard.
The famous Beefeaters in their blue and red uniforms, the rather vain Ravens, prison cells and lots more.
After the Tower of London a Chance to see Tower Bridge and London Bridge.
We start our walk at Lancaster Gate, walking to the beautiful Italian Gardens and fountains, a gift from Prince Albert to Queen Victoria, used in the movie Bridget Jones 2, then onto Kensington Palace past Peter Pan’s statue and the Serpentine , a visit can be arranged but add 1 hour to see the Royal apartments of Queen Victoria and the Georgian Kings or we continue to walk around the outside and see the the area where over a milion flowers were laid for Princess Diana in 1997 by the black and gold gates. We continue to the beautiful formal gardens of Kensington Gardens to the imposing Albert Memorial, shimering with 23 carat gold leaf and the spectacular Albert Hall. This is London’s famous round concert venue, where anyone from the Beatles, to One Direction have performed.
We then walk to our museum quarter and my favourite building in London the Naural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, the beautiful Brompton Oratory church, finishing in fashionable Knightsbridge at Harrods to see the amazing food halls which are famous the world over for their quality and excellence. Maybe sometime for some retail therapy!!!
Enjoy a tour of all the major sights of London in a registered London Black Cab with a professional cabbie and myself.
You will see Parliament and Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Downing St, Trafalgar Sq, Buckingham Palace, we will cross several of London’s bridges for amazing views, St Pauls, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
This tour can be adjusted to fit in with whatever you wish to see in this great city. Lots of photo opportunities as we travel around. In the cab there is room for up to 4 guests, one person on a flip down seat next to me.
We start our day at Westminster Abbey with a private tour of our amazing Coronation Church and see the memorial to our Great War time leader, and the grave to the unknown soldier in the Abbey, then a short walk around Westminster to see the sights, Winston’s Statue and Parliament. We walk to Downing Street, home to our prime ministers, then the mounted Household Cavalry at Horseguards, Ministry of Defence buildings, hear about the secret underground complex beneath the area including the Citadel, Whitehall Q and the new secret Pindar complex, then enjoy a visit to Winston’s war time HQ known as The Cabinet War Rooms used for so many secret War time meetings of the Cabinet, a place of work for over 520 workers sworn to secrecy. An unforgettable visit with many personal memento’s of Winston, WWII and lots more!
Konrad was terrific.
He was exceptional , we really enjoyed the tour.
Konrad captivated the group with his stories. His love of history was obvious.
Best tour guide I've had on a EF tour.
Super funny and very knowledgeable, the kids loved him.
Konrad is one of best local guides I've been with for a tour, he is very knowledgeable, personable and approchable.
Konrad was very knowledgeable, answered questions made jokes and really made this tour an enjoyable one, my kids loved his tour.
Konrad was very enjoyable and it was great to interact with him. Great information, and still felt like we were having a nice chat with a friend.
Awesome! Very knowledgeable , engaging to listen to, and he scored us front row for the Changing of the Guard. Darika Anestos.