London FREE walking tour - Westminster and beyond

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, French
Guru: Alexis
Quality Verified Registered on April 17, 2023

Londoner by heart and adoption, I have traveled a lot. A writer and actor, and also local guide who started my London life by doing food & drink tours in the world's most exciting City.

Show more
  • 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

Are you on holiday or on a short business trip in London? Do you want to learn, laugh and jump into a free adventure into London's past, present and future, with an experienced tour guide ? 

You are in the right place! 

On the road to Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, I will do my best to explain to you why Samuel Johnson (not Boris!) once wrote : 

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of Life, for there is in London all that life can afford”. 

So come in and discover 2000 years of History in less than 2 hours: 

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Houses of Parliament
  • "Big Ben"
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column
  • Horse Guards Parade
  • Wellington Arch 
  • St Martin's In The Field
  • National Gallery
  • The Commonwealth Gates
  • St James' Palace and Park
  • The Mall and Pall Mall
  • Waterloo Place
  • 10 Downing Street
  • Churchill War Rooms

On Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday the 10 am tour will see and hear the horse guard and the army band march by us for the Changing of the Guard ceremony (Unless canceled due to rain or other reason.)


What you will have : 

  • funny anecdotes and stories about London and the UK ;
  • Ideas for restaurants, pubs and hidden gems in London;
  • a good laugh or two

What you may have : 

  • A quick chat with Royal Squirrels and  Pelicans;
  • A public meeting with Royals ;
  • The possibility to test your ability to truly "sing in the rain" 

What you will NOT have : 

  • A 2 hours university lecture ; 
  • Unicorns; 
  • A private meeting with Charles III. 

Show more
  • Meeting point:
    No. 1, 7 The Piazza, London WC2E 8HB, UK
    No. 1, 7 The Piazza, London WC2E 8HB, UK
    View on map

    I will be between the Apple Store and the restaurant "La Durée", in Covent Garden, with a Red umbrella

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

(38 ratings)
By category
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
Carol 18 Jun 2024
Blenheim Central

Verified booking
Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Really enjoyed my tour. Alexis was very informative. You learn so much more from doing these guided tours rather than just wandering round on your own.
Philip 17 Jun 2024
San Francisco

Verified booking
Travelled in group - Jun 2024
Expert guide with great knowledge of history . Excellent timing and locations to watch changing of the guards in two locations. Thank you very much for this memorable experience.
Jaime 05 Jun 2024

Verified booking
Travelled in family - Jun 2024
We thoroughly enjoyed Alexis’ tour. He was very informative, fun, and interactive. We got up close and personal to see changing of guards which we loved. I’m so glad I found this company!
Joanne 17 May 2024

Verified booking
Travelled in couple - May 2024
Very interesting tour with a knowledgeable guide
EvaChang 05 May 2024
Hong Kong

Verified booking
Travelled in group - May 2024
Alexis is informative and entertaining. Enjoyed his tour a lot, highly recommended
Show 38 reviews

Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 10 people.
Suitable for carrying 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.
When do you want to go?
Show more
See availability

Find similar guruwalks in London