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Parliament, Parks and Palaces Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h
Guru: Richard
Quality Verified Registered on May 03, 2022

Hi, I’m Richard, I have been a tour guide in London for nearly 20 years and still find something new in this amazing city almost every day. I have a real passion for travel and have been fortunate to have visited fascinating destinations all over The World However, something always draws me back to London like a magnet. It’s a unique blend of history and tradition whilst remaining a thoroughly modern vibrant city on the cutting edge of everything new and exciting that there is to offer. I am massively passionate about London and Londoners and hope that my tours can ignite the same in the visitors that I have the pleasure of showing MY City.

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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

Tour description

A perfect tour to introduce yourself to Westminster and orientation  of the city, or if your short of time a great way to tick off many of the main sites from your list or to find things you may wish to explore in detail later.

WESTMINSTER-A living breathing constantly evolving city home to over a quarter of a million people, but recognised by the entire World. It’s home to some of London and The planets most iconic and important landmarks Westminster Abbey, “Big Ben” 10 Downing Street and even Buckingham Palace itself.

On this FREE (Pay what you like) tour I will take you to the hot spots and delve a little deeper into some of the sights of Westminster and try and give a sense of this places wider impact and it’s place in modern day London.

3 Palaces, 2 Parks and “The mother of all Parliament’s”

PLUS! this tour will take you to see the mounted regiments of The Household Cavalry. “The Horseguards” to watch the century old “punishment ceremony”* (3.15 tour ONLY if available) and get that iconic London photo with a guard in full regalia. 

Starting opposite Westminster  station this fully guided tour in English will take in

  • Westminster Abbey 
  • “Big Ben”
  • Buckingham Palace
  • St James’s Palace
  • The Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament)
  • Downing Street
  • Horseguards Parade
  • Solider photo op (depending on availability)
  • St James Park
  • Green Park 
  • And much much more…

 Our guide Richard was informative, entertaining and ensured we all had a good time and we had time to take photos - a great experience from start to finish!”

“The walking tour was the highlight for me though. Richard was an exceptional tour guide, he went above and beyond to introduce me to London and was very knowledgable.”

These are just a couple of reviews from just a few of the thousands of happy visitors to London that I have had the pleasure of guiding over the past 20 years. But don’t just take their word for it join me yourselves on this 2 hour walking tour of some of The Worlds most famous places.

📃THE BASICS📃- What you need to know! (And the boring legal bit)
📍The Tour Starts at the statue of Sir Winston Churchill in Parliament Square opposite  Westminster Station.  I will be wearing a cap and carrying a small backpack as well as holding a sign reading “Guru Tours London”

📍The tour ends at Green Park station, ideal for underground links to Westminster, Kensington, Victoria or a short walk to Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Soho and Chinatown or Hyde Park

The route is flat on either paved roads or for some sections on a gravel path/courtyard. The route is suitable for those with reduced mobility, A comfortable pair of shoes or trainers is sufficient,  no need for any specific footwear, although it is advised against wearing high heels (sorry Gentleman!!!)

🐕‍🦺The tour is suitable for dogs but they MUST be kept on a lead at all times.

🥤🥪Please note that there are some Toilet facilities and refreshments on this tour but they are limited  and charge a small fee to use them. You may eat and drink on the tour (please no alcohol) please be responsible and take any rubbish with you until you can find a bin. Smoking and vaping is forbidden on this tour for the comfort of all participants. We reserve the right to not allow or remove any person who I believe is acting inappropriately or under the influence of alcohol or other substances.

👉💉Just for the record I am fully vaccinated against Covid as per the current Uk government recommendations, hold a current first aid certificate from the British Red Cross (valid until January 2024) plus advanced DBS (child and vulnerable peoples) certification.

👉During this tour we will come across many wild birds such as Swans, Geese pelicans and other water fowl as well as horses and other animals. I ask all visitors to exercise caution when around these animals please do not feed them as they may bite. We advise that all participants are responsible for their own safety at all times. And follow and instructions given by either myself a police officer or anyone else in a position of authority.

🎒Please take basic precautions with your personal belongings as pickpockets  may operate in this area. All participants are responsible for any personal possessions. Either the guide or Guru walks does not accept any liability for any personal injury or damage or loss of property

📩 If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via the tour guru website

I look forward to welcoming you to London

Total tour time Approx 2hrs 

Meeting point: Sir Winston Churchill Statue-Parliament Square

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  • Meeting point:
    Green Park (Stop H, London W1J 9DZ, UK
    Green Park (Stop H, London W1J 9DZ, UK

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).

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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 40 people.
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.
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