Iconic London - Free tour.

Duration: 2h
Guru: Chris
Quality Verified Registered on November 22, 2022

Hi, my name is Chris. I have worked in London all my life, 30 years as a Metropolitan Police Officer, serving as a New Scotland Yard Detective. Today, I am a London Cabbie driving a Black Cab having passed the the famous ‘Knowledge of London’. You're in safe hands with me ;) However, most importantly I am a professional tour guide with 8 years experience having passed the City of Westminster tour guide course. Come on tour with me for a fun, memorable touring experience in Royal London.

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Tour description

Iconic London the Coronation route!

If you want to see the Iconic London sites this is the tour for you!

London has so much to offer magnificent monuments, royal palaces and architecture wonders that few cities can match. This is royal London, come on tour with me.

The tour follows King Charles III’s processional route for the Coronation.
The route from Buckingham Palace, along the Mall, into Trafalgar Square and down Whitehall to Westminster Abbey.

Royal London has over a 1000 years of history from the creation of the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey.

In the early years monarchs were invincible, ruling England with an iron fist.

In the 17th century the Monarchy changed forever, with Parliament ruling England.

During the 19th century Great Britain was all powerful with victories over France.

The British Empire was all conquering, then came it’s downfall.

Throughout the 70 year reign of Queen Elizabeth II, we saw many changes creating a monarchy for the 21st Century.

Find out how she created the monarchy of today.

Will Charles III go further?

What will Camilla be like as our Queen Consort?

Come hear the stories of the past, the controversy, the royal gossip……this is Royal London!

There will plenty of opportunities to stop to take photographs along the route.

Come see the British pomp and ceremony and, if available, The Changing of the Guards.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Green Park (Stop H, London W1J 9DZ, UK
    Green Park (Stop H, London W1J 9DZ, UK
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    1) Green Park- by the Goddess of Diana Fountain and Coffee Kiosk, 10 metres inside Green Park, near to entrance of Green Park Underground Station. 2) iPad with GuruWalks written thereon.

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    Outside visit
    Green Park

    Green Park is one of Londons royal parks, introduction to the tour along with Health and Safety advice.

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    Spencer House

    Spencer House is London’s most magnificent eighteenth-century aristocratic palace.

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    Buckingham Palace

    The home of the British Monarchy. Find out who bought it and who created it into the magnificent Buckingham Palace.

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    Clarence House

    Clarence House has always been at the heart of the British Monarchy. Hear about past residents and its relevance today.

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    Outside visit
    St James's Palace

    St James's Palace has been part of royal life for 500 years. Today it has an important role, ambassadors and high commissioners to the United Kingdom are still accredited to the Court of St James's.

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    Outside visit
    Trafalgar Square

    Trafalgar Square was laid out over 150 years ago to celebrate our great Naval victories, this was the height of the British Empire. It has many uses today, it has an entrance onto the Mall, it is also where the British come to demonstrate and sometimes celebrate sporting events.

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    Outside visit

    The seat of power in the United Kingdom with many historical monuments along the route.

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    Outside visit
    Banqueting House

    The only part of Whitehall Palace that still remains the Palladian architecture is magnificent. Find out the stories of this great building including the event that changed the monarchy forever.

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    Outside visit

    The official entrance to the Palaces. An important ceremonial route and the location of many royal celebrations, including Trooping the Colour.

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    Outside visit
    Downing Street

    Home of the British Prime Minister.

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    Outside visit
    Parliament Square

    The centre piece of Royal London with statues of the greats that changed the world forever.

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    Outside visit
    Palace of Westminster

    The oldest Palace in London, however it has been rebuilt many times.

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    Outside visit
    Westminster Abbey

    The Monarch’s church where all the great celebrations are held. All monarchs since 1066 have been coronated at Westminster Abbey.

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

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Ana Gomes 03 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Tour muito agradável, o Chris é muito prestável e com um grande conhecimento do que fala. As duas horas passaram a voar, adorei e repetia
Jordan 26 Apr 2023

Chris provided an informative, fun and interactive tour of the King Charles III’s route for the Coronation this year. Yes clearly knowledgeable on the subject, as well as knowing much about London and the Royal Family more broadly. I can’t recommend Chris and the tour enough!
Megan 26 Apr 2023

What a lovely walk by Chris, thanks again!
Connor 26 Apr 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed my walk with Chris! Would highly recommend it to everyone. Thanks Chris!
elliott 26 Apr 2023

What a time to do this tour, along the processional route that Charles III and Camilla will take on the 6th May for the CoronatIon! Chris explained the history of the royal family along some interesting fun facts, linking in past events. He certainly presented in a very entertaining way and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Roll on the Coronation I’m going to get practicing my flag waving!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is 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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