Westminster Walking Tour | Royal London
It’s astounding that this small area is home to many of London’s most iconic structures, milestones in the history of the city and testaments to the might and majesty of British royalty, military and democracy. This is our Westminster Walking Tour.
Join Free Tours by Foot as we travel through 1000 years of British history and introduce you to characters who have governed over this island and ruled over all of Britannia. England, Great Britain, United Kingdom – we’ll explain the difference and see the sites that govern them through peace and war. Crack your best jokes to the Queen’s guards, take a photo of “Big Ben” and then learn why you aren’t actually taking a photo of Big Ben (Sorry, but you have to be a resident to see it! Really!). Wave to the Queen and who knows, maybe she’ll wave back!
Sites and topics we cover on the tour:
- St. James’s Palace
- Buckingham Palace
- The Changing of the Guard**
- The Houses of Parliament
- Big Ben
- Westminster Abbey
- 10 Downing St.
- Churchill War Rooms
- St. James’s Park
- and much more!
For more in-depth information, click on the links above or check out our self-guided Westminster Tour.
**The Changing of the Guard takes place every other day. The schedule is always subject to change, so it’s impossible for us to guarantee that a scheduled changing actually takes place. For a full and precise schedule, please visit the British Monarchy’s website.
Reservations: Click here to reserve.
Where: Tour begins from outside Green Park Station. Take the exit toward Green Park/Buckingham Palace and meet your guide next the Diana Huntress Fountain and refreshment stand [Not to be confused with the Diana fountain in Kensington Gardens]. Please use our Google map for directions to the tour. Tour ends at the Westminster Tube Station. Please use our Google map directions from the end of the tour.
Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours.
When: View our full tour calendar.
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.
Save even more money with a London tourist discount card.
Be sure to check out our other tours in London.