Select from either a half- or full-day tour of England’s captivating capital and inform your private guide of your interests when contacted in advance of the tour. Allow your courteous guide to arrange every logistical detail, and then greet your guide at your preferred location on the day of your custom London tour.
Perhaps visit popular attractions like the Tower of London, or gaze at the iconic spire of Big Ben. Soar to the summit of the Shard for unrivalled views of the capital’s metropolitan sprawl, or explore the colorful vintage clothes markets of Brick Lane and Camden Town.
Please note: all transport, meal and entrance ticket costs are payable at your own expense.
See the Itinerary for a sample full-day tour.
10am: Meet your private guide at your hotel or outside Buckingham Palace and start your tour by posing for photos by the gates. After hearing the history of the historical royal landmark, stroll to nearby St James’ Palace and see the Changing of the Guard ceremony that takes place daily.
11:15am: Stroll through St James’ Park with your guide and admire the neatly manicured lawns and flowerbeds that surround the central lake. As you walk, take the time to ask as many questions as you like about London and its landmarks. The beauty of having a private guide is that any commentary is tailored to your interests.
11:35am: Exit St James’ Park near a cluster of top London attractions, so have your camera ready to capture the sights! Walk past the Houses of Parliament, pose for photos against the backdrop of Big Ben, learn about the royal wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton outside Westminster Abbey, and then gaze over the Thames River to see the London Eye.
12:15pm: Head to the visitor hotspots of Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, where street performers are commonplace and cafes spill out onto the streets. Soak up the buzz and ask your guide to recommend Covent Garden market stalls to visit or quirky independent shops to discover.
12:45pm: Take an insider tip from your guide for the best place to eat lunch, and dine at your leisure in the country’s capital.
2:15pm: Meet back up with your guide and head south of the river by walking across Millennium Bridge, one of filming locations used in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Head inside Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre at Bankside to learn about the famous English playwright and his time writing for the masses in London.
3pm: Visit St Paul’s Cathedral where highlights include the Dean’s Staircase, the Whispering Gallery and Crypt. Head up the internal stairs to the Whispering Gallery and gaze down at the ornate nave below while learning about the building’s architecture from your guide.
3:45pm: Rest your legs and take a taxi to the Tower of London, the formidable 11th-century tower that was built to act as a fortress, palace and prison. See the famous Beefeater guards with their black ravens, marvel at the Crown Jewels, and pose for photos by the famous White Tower.
5pm: Finish your tour by strolling over London Bridge to see Tower Bridge and the Shard — the tallest building in Western Europe. Before parting ways, receive some final insider tips on making the most of your time in London, and perhaps ask your guide to make a dinner reservation for you at a top London restaurant.