Private Highlights Tour of London on foot with Qualified 'Blue Badge' Guide

London, England (3)


Private Highlights Tour of London on foot with a qualified guide is a great way to see the city. The tour is led by a knowledgeable guide who will show you some of the most interesting and beautiful places in London. The tour is a great way to see the city without having to worry about crowds or having to worry about getting lost. The tour is also a great way to see some of the less touristy areas of London.


Tour Duration: 480 min

Private Highlights Tour of London on foot with Qualified 'Blue Badge' Guide

Private tour.. Itinerary is flexible and can change on the day if reasonably practicable and mutually agreeable. You and your group will be the only ones on the tour. As a 'Blue Badge' qualified guide, I am permitted to guide within many popular locations, including Tower of London and Westminster Abbey.

What's included

Below are items that the provider has stated are included with Private Highlights Tour of London on foot with Qualified 'Blue Badge' Guide at no additional cost

  • Guide

What's NOT included

Below are items that the tour provider of Private Highlights Tour of London on foot with Qualified 'Blue Badge' Guide has stated that may cost an additional fee if desired.

  • Public Transportation fares (no need to pay for Guide's)

Points Of Interest

  • 60 minutes: TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Guests can choose to go inside for detailed tour (budget for 1.5 hours) or a walk around the Church for basic information and photos. Founded in the 10th Century, Westminster Abbey, is the venue for Coronations, royal weddings, royal funerals, royal burials and other notable burials such as Charles Dickens, Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.
  • 120 minutes: TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Guests can choose a detailed tour (budget for 2 - 2.5 hours) or walk around with an overview and photos. Tower Of London which is a huge castle. Oldest part of the Tower dates from the late 11th Century but most of what you will see was completed by the 14th Century. It has been used as a mint, museum, observatory, a zoo and a place of execution (including 2 of King Henry VIII's wives) and other prisoners too. The Tower is also where you can see the Crown Jewels which are used in the coronation ceremony.
  • minutes: To give its proper name.. the Palace of Westminster. Origins go back to 11th Century and used as a royal residence until 16th Century. First Parliaments met in the Chapel of the palace in the 13th Century and been home to UK's parliament ever since. Present building dates from 19th century. Eastern side of building has clock tower known as Elizabeth Tower which houses 5 bells, the largest being the hour bell known as 'Big Ben'
  • minutes: TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Guests can choose to do a detailed visit (budget for 1 hour) but usually this tour stops for overview and photos. This iconic 'Bascule Bridge' and image of London was completed in 1894. The Bascules raise to allow tall marine vessels into the pool of London on average about 3 times a day.
  • minutes: Present Bridge opened in 1973 and is 5th major incarnation. the first London bridge across the River Thames was built by the Romans in early 2nd Century
  • minutes: Main London residence of the UK's Monarch since early 19th Century. Interior is open for tours in August and September. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. on this tour we usually have an overview and photos. visit to Buckingham Palace coincides with Changing of Guard (if happening on the day of your tour)
  • 60 minutes: Pomp and ceremony. Guard change is not everyday. usually held on Monday Wednesday Friday and Sunday. Weather permitting. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. If Guard change is on, we watch about 15 minutes of the hour long ceremony.
  • minutes: Built to commemorate the Royal Navy's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Significant naval battle which thwarted French Emperor Napoleon's invasion plan of Britain. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Usually drive by but can stop if guests wish to
  • minutes: Number 10 Downing Street. Official residence of the UK's Prime Minister. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE.. usually drive by
  • minutes: late 20th century reproduction of late 16th theatre part owned by William Shakespeare. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. Guests can take tour (conducted by in-house guides.. budget for 1 hour). Usually stop for overview and photos
  • minutes: at 135m high, was the world's highest observation wheel when it opened in 2000. one rotation takes about 30 minutes. great views of London, in particular, Parliament, St James Park and Buckingham Palace. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. guests can choose to take a ride on London eye budget for 1 hour by time collect tix etc and doing the ride... Usually just drive by
  • minutes: Originally constructed as a gateway to, the now long gone, Whitehall Palace, Horse guards is now a ceremonial gateway to Buckingham and St James's Palaces. Guarded by the Household Cavalry, with their distinctive uniform. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. usually just drive by.. but can stop for photos
  • minutes: One of 5 central London Royal parks, orginally landscaped in 1600s, re-landscaped in early 19th Century . Has a variety of flowers beds and trees and the lake has assorted wildfowl. TOUR IS FLEXIBLE. If going to see guard change will walk through the park. If no guard change, usually drive by

Additional Information

  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Tour is on foot/public transport. Vast majority of buses are accessible. Not all underground stations are accessible but tour can be planned around those that are. Most attractions are accessible but parts of some (eg, Tower of London) are not.
  • Much of the day will be spent walking and standing around (eg at Guard Change). A reasonable level of fitness is required.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • For purposes of tracing participants who may have been exposed to the Coronavirus while on a tour, Gren Tours has a QR code available which we will ask you to scan when joining a tour. Face coverings are required for tours in Car. Face Coverings recommended for tours outside.