Free tour

Westminster!!! 30+ Sights, Ultimate London & guard photo opportunity

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: Nicole
Quality Verified Registered on May 03, 2022

Nicole is a vastly experienced London Tour Guide having worked in the industry for over a decade. She is currently working for Historic Royal Palaces based at Hampton Court Palace having previously been a tour guide with The Big Bus company and Golden Tours. Her career has seen him work at many of London’s major attractions including Westminster Abbey, The O2 arena Several London theatres and even Buckingham Palace itself. Nicole runs independent small group walking tours via Guruwalks, using her vast passion for London, and deep knowledge especially for all things Royal, to bring London to life for thousands of happy visitors every year.

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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

A perfect introduction to the best London has to offer showcasing iconic London sights, the majesty of Buckingham Palace, and iconic “Big Ben” the tranquility of London’s magnificent parks, bustling public squares and magnificent architecture and get up close and personal with the Kings own personal guards.

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

Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, “Big Ben” The London eye, Piccadilly Circus Trafalgar Square & 10 Downing Street,

See the spot where a 17th Century King was executed and hear about the mystery of the “lost ” princes”, and how their uncle ended up buried under a council car park.

See the homes of major historical figures, both real and fictional, hang out with Harry Potter and Mary Poppins, find out how a barrel of French Brandy saved our greatest naval hero.
Hear  how an early 20th century fashion icon influenced London’s street furniture, and even get up close and personal with a personal photo with the Kings official guards and horses.

Hear the REAL story of the Six Wives of Henry VIII, see where King Charles III’s magnificent  and historic Coronation  ceremony took place.

Learn how an assignation  plot on a Scottish King of England  over 400 years ago, was foiled and how it’s still celebrated all over the UK 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 this one thousand year old city that we know today as Westminster

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 and  watch part of the guard inspection.*

Starting in Trafalger 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)
  • Downing Street
  • Horseguards Parade
  • Mounted Solider photo opportunity*
  • Horse Guard inspection*
  • St James Park
  • Trafalger Square 
  • Piccadilly Circus 
  • Leicester Square 
  • Chinatown
  • And much much more…

*Please note the photo with the Horseguards and viewing of the horseguard inspection is subject to timing, and availability of the guards, which may be changed at short notice by the British Army, Buckingham Palace or The Ministry of Defence  for operational reasons or on inclement weather conditions. I will do my best to provide this opportunity but circumstances on the day may not make it possible.

 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 1/2 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 TOP of the steps underneath the statue of King George IV I will be wearing a grey cap and carrying a small backpack.

📍The tour ends at or near Parliament Square ideal for Westminster Station, The Southbank and several bus stops including the hop on hop off buses as well as Westminster Pier for River Cuises, or Westminster Abbey,  “Big Ben” and The London Eye.

The route is flat on either paved roads or for a very small section on a gravel path/courtyard. The route is suitable for those with reduced mobility, Although there may be several flights of stairs on the route (I can avoid as many as possible if there is a mobility issue), A comfortable pair of shoes or trainers is sufficient,  no need for any specific footwear, although it is advised against wearing high heels

🐕‍🦺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, (most will require a contactless debit or credit card a small number require cash)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. Or uses any derogatory or insulting language towards myself or any other participant on the tour.

👉 I hold an advanced DBS (child and vulnerable peoples) certification.

👉During this tour we will come across many wild animals and birds, including horses. We 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 any 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 2 1/2 hours

Meeting point: George IV Statue, Top of the steps Trafalgar Square (Nearest Tube Station Charing Cross 1 minute walk or Leicester Square 3 minute walk)

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    44 Trafalgar Sq, London WC2N 5DN, UK
    44 Trafalgar Sq, London WC2N 5DN, UK
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    I will be wearing Grey cap and carrying a small backpack and be at the TOP of the steps under the King George IV statue

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Big Ben
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Westminster Abbey
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Buckingham Palace
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Horse Guards
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Piccadilly Circus

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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Sabine 13 Feb 2024

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
Richard is a very committed Guide. Unfortunaltely we were send to the wrong starting point by Guruwalk so we waited for over half an hour for him. Was not his fault. So organization - at least as we experienced it - was poor. The tour itself was nice. Lots of places and facts in short time. Thanks Richard!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 30 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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