Free tour

Royal London, Palaces Parks and Parliment- Free Walking Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
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
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

An introduction to a British institution, showcasing the good, the bad and the ugly of the British Royal family and the majesty of the royal palaces.

 This tour will take you  to no less than 5 Royal Palaces including Buckingham Palace itself, as well as some of London and The planets most iconic and important landmarks such as Westminster Abbey, “Big Ben” 10 Downing Street and even get up close and personal with the Kings official guards.

Hear the REAL story of the Six Wives of Henry VIII, see where King Charles III’s magnificent  and historic Coronation  ceremony took place, hear how Kings and Queens lost their heads and how an assignation attempt on the King was foiled and why it’s still celebrated to this day.

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 history of the British monarchy and try and give a sense of the  wider impact and it’s place in modern day Britain.

PLUS! this tour will take you to see the mounted regiments of The Household Cavalry. “The Horseguards” and get that iconic London photo with a mounted guard in full regalia. 

Starting in Trafalgar Square 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)
  • Clarence House
  • Downing Street
  • Horseguards Parade
  • Mounted Solider photo op 
  • 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 George VI on horseback  in Trafalgar Square, (Nearest Station Charing Cross or Leicester Square)  I will be wearing a grey cap and carrying a small backpack.

📍The tour ends at Westminster  station, ideal for underground links to Kensington, Tower Hill, Waterloo and  Victoria

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: George VI statue Trafalgar Square (Nearest Station Charing Cross or Leicester Square)

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Trafalgar Sq, London WC2N 5DN, UK
    Trafalgar Sq, London WC2N 5DN, UK
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    I will be wearing Grey cap and carrying a small backpack

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Buckingham Palace
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Horse Guards Parade
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Westminster Abbey
  • 4
    Outside visit
    The Mall
  • 5
    Outside visit
    st james park

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.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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