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St Margaret's Church

The parish church of the House of Commons, it has seen many famous weddings and burials

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Big Ben
The iconic Victorian clock tower of London, which has become a symbol of the city itself.
Downing Street
The home of some of the most important members of the British Government, including the Prime Minister himself.
Westminster Abbey
One of London's oldest and most magnificent churches, with a long-standing connection to the royal family.
Palace of Westminster
The first parliament in the world, and the political heart of the United Kingdom.
River Cruise
Motoring along the River Thames is the most picturesque way to travel through London.
Churchill War Rooms
A fascinating underground museum preserving the bunker from which Churchill's government directed the war effort.

Related Tours

Welcome to Historic London - Private Tour including entrance tickets
·        See the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey
·        Go on a short cruise down the river past the London Eye, Somerset House and the edgy South Bank 
·        Gaze up at the dome in St Paul’s Cathedral 
·        Appreciate the splendour of Guildhall above the arena where gladiators fought

The English, and British, capital has a great deal to offer travellers seeking its past. Stretching back nearly two millennia, the city has come far from its roots as a Roman provincial outpost. Going with an expert, and private, guide through its historic heart, you will experience the this journey to global city in the company of its most important buildings.

The World of Westminster

While it can be hard to believe, the area now known as Westminster was once apart from the Saxon City. This changed over time, helped greatly by the construction of Westminster Abbey and the growth of the area into the political centre of first England, then the United Kingdom. Going through the area with your guide, you will see the Houses of Parliament as well as other sights which – though perhaps less well-known – have still played their part in British history. Go past Downing Street, where people could walk up to the front door only 30 years ago, and St Margaret’s Church where Sir Winston Churchill led parliamentarians to give thanks after the defeat of Germany in 1945. 

The Old City

East of Westminster is where the Romans and Saxons built their respective cities: Londinium and Ludenwic. Approaching it by boat, where you will go past sights including the London Eye, the bohemian South Bank and Somerset House. This past helped the area become a global financial centre, and your guide will be happy to talk about how this happened as you take a trip up the historic Fleet Street to St Paul’s Cathedral. Built over the site of a predecessor that burnt down during the Great Fire of London in 1666, Wren’s domed masterpiece is an architectural masterpiece which has become a symbol of the city. Although the legacy of the London blitz means many of the buildings are modern, there remain some beautiful reminders of how the city looked before it was bombed; not least of which is Guildhall. With a past going back more than 800 years, the building is now home to the City of London Corporation. Even older are the ruins below the building, and your guide will take you into its depths to see the remains of the Roman amphitheatre.
Westminster Classic Private Driving Tour (in a traditional London Black Cab)
Explore the hub of British politics in the quintessentially British black cab, with an expert guide to narrate your journey with stories highlighting the significance of this fascinating area. See all of Westminster’s iconic landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament, Downing street, and Westminster Abbey, as well as 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and 2 Tudor Palaces - among many other sights (full list below). 

  • See iconic sights including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and the Palace of Westminster.
  • Marvel at the architectural wonders of St James' Palace, Westminster Cathedral, St Margaret's Church, and Westminster School.
  • Visit both iconic and lesser-known places including: Downing Street, Central Methodist Hall, Banqueting House, Horse Guards, and the National Gallery
  • Hear stories of how sights earned their claims to fame, including: Trafalgar Square, Nelson's Column, Marble Arch, Wellington Memorial, Lambeth Palace, the London Eye, and the River Thames.
  • At the end of your tour, your final set-down point can be any preferred Central London location.

On your black cab tour, discover the real London – from a well-informed cabbie who knows London like the back of his hand, with many hidden secrets for you to discover!  Westminster has been home to many of our fundamental political institutions for hundreds of years, including Parliament, the monarchy, and the judicial system. No other area in the UK is so powerful and influential in the forming and implementation of laws. Amidst the uncertainty of Brexit, as well as the possible collapse of our essentially 2-party system, there is no better time to delve into the world of politics. 

Whether you are interested in the British monarchy's royal palaces or the UK Parliament and Brexit, your expert guide is more than happy to spill all of the gossip, alongside the history of any topic which may interest you. If you would prefer to hear more about the Second World War and Churchill's magnificent speeches, or the 2000 year old architecture and London's modern skyscrapers, then feel free to ask questions along those lines. Your guide is ready to discuss anything you throw his or her way - including filming locations for Harry Potter, James Bond, and Downton Abbey, amongst many others. In short, for any curiosity you may have about London today and British history as a whole, you're in great hands for a conversation to leave you reeling for hours after your tour has ended. 
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