Free tour

Historic London Westminster Walking Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Darrell
Quality Verified Registered on March 23, 2023

Darrell Rivers is a British-American historian with an incredible breadth of knowledge, particularly around London. He works as a historical advisor for TV & film and a consultant for various historical projects around the world. He specialises in the Napoleonic Wars, Crimean War, and the American Civil War. He is an Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Kentucky Colonel.

Show more
  • 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

Tour Historic Westminster

A walking tour around historic Westminster, London - We'll discuss the history spanning the full-breadth of British history from the Medieval Era to the Present day. We'll go by Parliament, see the cavalry troopers at Horse Guards, and end outside Buckingham Palace. Along the way we'll see statues, important buildings, and hidden history. Led by British-American historian Darrell Rivers. All Free!

- Parliament & Big Ben
- Parliament Square
- Whitehall
- Horse Guards Parade
- The Mall & St. James's Park 
- Waterloo Place
- St. James's Palace
- Buckingham Palace

Also ability to add tour of Westminster Abbey, tickets are around £30 per person. Adds about an hour to the tour.

Show more
  • Meeting point:
    GV2F+53H London, UK
    GV2F+53H London, 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).

Tour opinions

9 ratings
By category
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
Julia 07 Jun 2023

Verified booking
Travelled in family - Jun 2023
Darrell was great! He was professional, knowledgeable, interesting, and patient. We had our four children (ages 6, 11, 17, and 19) and we all enjoyed the tour. We learned so much, had a few good laughs, and found the best photo opportunities. Highly recommend this tour for anyone who likes history and wants to know more about the area.
Irina 31 May 2023
New York

Verified booking
Travelled in family - May 2023
We really liked our tour with Darrell. He was very knowledgeable, with an extraordinary amount of interesting facts. He acknowledged and answered all of our questions and our kids were entertained as well. The tour mostly focused on historic aspects of Westminster as we discussed the architecture and construction of important buildings, lives of public figures, and the overall history of the monarchy. We highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to know more about London and the UK.
Gisela 19 Apr 2023

Verified booking
Travelled alone - Apr 2023
I was lucky enough to have a total private tour with Darrell since other registered participants didn't show up. Side note here, please have the decency to cancel if you can't make it to a booked tour! Saves the guide and their guests waiting around. Darrell has a wealth of knowledge and he made the tour quite interesting pointing out important details and historical data. We covered a lot of ground in the 2 hours and I got a good overview of the City of Westminster!
Show 9 reviews

Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 12 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.
When do you want to go?
Show more
See availability