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Westminster- Highlights and Hidden Gems- Free Walking Tour

Your Guru: Richard
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  • London
  • Available in English
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes

About the Guru

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 on 5 different continents and aim to visit 50 countries by my 50th Birthday, I am already over halfway there. However, many wonderfu... More

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 on 5 different continents and aim to visit 50 countries by my 50th Birthday, I am already over halfway there. However, many wonderful places I have visited 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.

About the Tour

WESTMINSTER- A name that conveys political and religious power, of suited civil servants and the Church of England hierarchy going about their daily business. of Royal Weddings and Coronations and political drama of meetings in smoke filled rooms of great celebrations and national remembrance. But it’s way more than that…

It’s 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 World's most iconic and important buildings and landmarks that have shaped history not only in the UK but in all corners of the globe for over a millennium.
Most people will quite rightly  immediately think of the 11th Century Westminster Abbey or the planets most famous clock “Big Ben”  but Westminster stretches its tentacles over nearly 8.5 square miles including much of the West End, Large swathes of Royal Parks and even Buckingham Palace itself.
On this FREE (Pay what you like) tour I will take you beyond the usual tourist hot spots and delve a little deeper into some of the lesser known areas and sights of Westminster as well as the big hitters to try and give a sense of this places wider impact and it’s place in modern day London.
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.
PLUS! this tour will also take you to the Changing of The Horseguards to see the mounted regiments of The Household Cavalry carry out their daily guard change and inspection (AM tour) Or the daily “punishment ceremony” (don’t worry there is not any actual punishment) (PM Tour)
*If applicable and available

This is also the best place in London to get that iconic photo with a guard in full regalia. 

Starting at Green Park station this fully guided tour in English will take in

  • Westminster Abbey 
  • “Big Ben”
  • Buckingham Palace
  • St James’s Palace
  • The Palace of Westminster 
  • The London Eye 
  • Downing Street
  • Horseguards Parade
  • Solider photo op (depending on availability)
  • Green Park
  • St James Park
  • Trafalgar Sqaure
  • Nelsons Coloumn
  • Piccadilly Circus 
  • Some of London’s most exclusive shops restaurants and hotels.
  • Various film/tv/music related sites including The Beatles and Harry Potter
  • 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 18 years.

📃THE BASICS📃- What you need to know! (And the boring legal bit)
📍The Tour Starts at the coffee hut outside Green Park Station (Buckingham Palace exit) 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 or near Parliament Square which is around 15 minute walk (or short tube ride) back to the start point, but also conveniently located for Westminster Abbey, “Big Ben” The London Eye, The  River Thames and Westminster Station

I look forward to welcoming you to London
Total tour time Approx 2hrs 30 minutes 

Meeting point: Green Park Coffee Hut

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: By the coffee hut in Green Park opposite the “Buckingham Palace” exit of Green Park station I will be wearing a cap or flat cap and carry a small backpack. I will be holding a sign saying “Guru Tours - London”

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are accepted. The maximum number of attendees per booking is 20 people.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!