Free Tour London Essentials in 1.5 hours!

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on December 12, 2019

Free Walking Tour London was created to show you the best of London in a more cost-effective way. Our guides are experts in history and London in general and are only too happy to recommend ways to spend your time in the U.K. capital. Our tours work on a pay-what-you-like basis whereby you can enjoy a tour with us, and then at the end of the tour, you can show your appreciation to our guides.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

The London City of Westminster tour visits the political centre of London. Starting by Nelson's Column, the geographical centre of the city, we will then stroll along Whitehall to see 10 Downing Street, the beating heart of UK government. We will also pass the mounted guards who stand at the entrance to the Hourseguards' Parade, before heading to the majestic Houses of Parliament, and its famous clock tower aka Big Ben. The tour then proceeds through the serenely beautiful St. James's Park and finishes with a visit to Buckingham Palace to visit His Majesty the King. If you are new to the city, we suggest that you take this tour to get an overview of the history of London and then take one of our other tours to learn about the city in greater depth. Book now to join!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    London WC2N 5DU, UK
    London WC2N 5DU, UK
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    By the Equestrian Statue with 'Free Walking Tour London' purple umbrella

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Trafalgar Square

    Close to Nelson's Column, we will discuss Britain's naval victory over the French and Spanish at the Battle of Trafalgar.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Horse Guards Parade

    See the mounted horse guards by the old entrance to Whitehall Palace.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    10 Downing Street

    This is the home of the Prime Minister of the UK, and the nerve-centre of the government.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Big Ben

    We will visit the Houses of Parliament with its iconic clock tower, affectionately known as Big Ben.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Westminster Abbey

    The 'Royal Peculiar' is our most regal of churches. This is where our monarchs have been crowned for centuries and will witness the coronation in 2023!

  • 6
    Outside visit
    St James's Park

    We will visit the beautiful Royal Park. Once a royal hunting ground, it was later a private zoo, and still houses some rather exotic-looking animals.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Buckingham Palace

    The residence of His Majesty the King in London. This is where our great occasions of state happen, with the famous balcony on which the Royal Family wave to the waiting crowds.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Claudia 27 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Al empezar había dos guías: Celia y Juan. Dividieron el grupo en dos y nos quedmos al lado de Celia. Cuando empezó, hablaba muy bajo y parecía que no tenia clara la información. Y a los 10 minutos, como juan todavía estava allí, nos cambiamos de grupo. Fue un acierto total! La visita fue interesante, a buen ritmo, con la información clara y divertida. Lo que parecía que iba a ser una ruta larga, se hizo corta! Lo recomiendo por el guia!
Ana ... 27 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Juan ha sido un guía fantástico. El tour ha sido muy completo e interesante, con datos curiosos y eventos históricos importantes. Totalmente satisfechos, repetiremos si volvemos.
Samuel 26 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Muy buena experiencia por Londres con Juan el colombiano, se nos hizo interesante y ameno el recorrido y aprendimos mucho, gracias
Elena 26 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Las rutas en Londres para ver todo lo imprescindible del centro son muy bulliciosas. Debería la guía de llevar micrófono y ser más entusiasta
Iria 21 Mar 2023

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Travelled in family - Mar 2023
1.30 horas para darte una pincelada de lo más importante de la ciudad y su historia. Linda la guía muy maja! Repetiríamos!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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