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Iconic London - Free tour.
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.
Iconic London in a Coronation year!
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.
What will we visit on this tour?
Meeting point:Green Park, Underground Ltd, Piccadil...Green Park, Underground Ltd, Piccadilly, London W1J 9DZ, UK
By Notice Board within Green Park , 10 metres down path from Green Park Tube Station
1Outside visitGreen Park
Green Park is one of Londons royal parks, introduction to the tour along with Health and Safety advice.
2Outside visitSpencer House
Spencer House is London’s most magnificent eighteenth-century aristocratic palace.
3Outside visitBuckingham Palace
The home of the British Monarchy. Find out who bought it and who created it into the magnificent Buckingham Palace.
4Outside visitClarence House
Clarence House has always been at the heart of the British Monarchy. Hear about past residents and its relevance today.
5Outside visitSt 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.
6Outside visitTrafalgar 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.
The seat of power in the United Kingdom with many historical monuments along the route.
8Outside visitBanqueting 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.
The official entrance to the Palaces. An important ceremonial route and the location of many royal celebrations, including Trooping the Colour.
10Outside visitDowning Street
Home of the British Prime Minister.
11Outside visitParliament Square
The centre piece of Royal London with statues of the greats that changed the world forever.
12Outside visitPalace of Westminster
The oldest Palace in London, however it has been rebuilt many times.
13Outside visitWestminster 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).
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What should you know?
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