Palaces and Parliament Tour - Top Sights Tours
- OutdoorOpen seasonally
Booking requiredThis attraction requires advanced booking.
What you'll do
This comprehensive walking tour takes in Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace!
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- With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
- Your guided walking tour visits a whopping 15+ major London attractions in just three hours.
- See the changing of the guard, plus Trafalgar Square, the London Eye and more.
- You’ll visit several royal palaces including St James’s Palace, the Palace of Westminster and Buckingham Palace.
You’ll hear fun facts and learn about the history of the British royal family on this epic tour of Westminster.
Your tour begins with a visit to Buckingham Palace for the changing of the guard. This display of ceremonial pageantry sees the Queen’s familiar red-jacketed guards in tall bearskin hats march down The Mall to take up position at the Palace. You’ll want to have your camera at the ready for this one.
Your guide will regale you with entertaining tales and facts about the area, its characters, and the British monarchy as you continue your walk through the streets of Westminster, passing landmarks including Admiralty Arch and the London Eye.
You’ll visit Trafalgar Square, where the statue atop Nelson’s Column stands proudly gazing down Whitehall, guarded by four huge bronze lions. This huge plaza is also home to two of London’s most celebrated galleries: the National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery, where Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and many other world-famous works can be seen.
The tour visits St James’s Palace and the Palace of Westminster – better known as the iconic Houses of Parliament – where you’ll get a chance to hear the chimes of Big Ben up close. Your three-hour adventure concludes here on Parliament Square, which is also home to magnificent medieval Westminster Abbey and several grand statues of world leaders including Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and Nelson Mandela.
Palaces and Parliament Tour highlights
Changing of the guard - head to Buckingham Palace to see the guards in their bearskin hats marching smartly into position
Trafalgar Square - home to Nelson’s Column, four huge bronze lions and the famous Fourth Plinth, which has displayed sculptures by artists David Shrigley, Hans Haacke and Alison Lapper
Parliament Square - this huge green square at the bottom of Whitehall is overlooked by the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and more
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Know before you go
This attraction requires advanced booking.
Getting in: show your pass and proof of reservation to join the tour. Meet the group outside either the Statue of The Duke of Wellington or at the Ritz hotel next to the two red telephone boxes depending on what time your tour is.
For more information, visit the Top Sights Tours website.
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Where you'll be
150 Piccadilly (outside the Ritz hotel), null, London, GB
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