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St. James's Palace Tours and Activities

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Commissioned by Henry VIII in 1531, St. James’s Palace served as principal royal residence for 300 years. Today, the official palace houses members of the wider royal household and is used for state events, ceremonies, and as royal offices. Much of the original Tudor brickwork remains, making it well worth a stop on a city tour.

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Marlborough Rd., London, SW1A 1BS
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

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Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with stops including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights and upgrade to The Big London Day Out option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off to enjoy a Thames River cruise, currently operating Friday to Sunday only.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.79
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Must See London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and River Cruise

Must See London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and River Cruise

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See the best of London without the stress of rigid tour times and massive crowds on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your flexible pass, hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your pass offers multiple route options with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more. Bonus features include a free city walking tour, a Thames River cruise, and local discounts.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.65
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London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard

London In a Day: Tower of London, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard

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Limited time in London doesn’t have to mean a limited view of the capital. Soak up the key sights in just one action-packed day on this guided small-group tour. Explore Westminster Abbey and watch the Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace. Then cruise the Thames River to Tower Bridge and explore its inner workings before delving into British history at the Tower of London.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$183.00
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$183.00
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The London Landmarks

The London Landmarks

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Go sightseeing in London without the hassle of traffic jams and crowded trains on this half-day afternoon bike tour that takes in many top attractions. Ideal for first-time visitors who enjoy biking, this tour rides by major destinations including Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben. Stop regularly for photo ops and hear live commentary from your guide along the way.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.49
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The London Landmarks

The London Landmarks

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Have fun while covering a lot of ground on this cycling tour of London. You’ll see much more than you would on a walking tour, and get a much closer view of the attractions than you would on a bus tour. Pass parks, palaces, battle sites, and the iconic Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and much more. Along the way your guide will tell you entertaining stories about London and its history.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Virtual Guided Tour of London's Off the Beaten Track Areas

Virtual Guided Tour of London's Off the Beaten Track Areas

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An online guided tour, hosted over Zoom/Skype. We specialize in London's off-the-beaten-track areas, but can also show you the main sights. Experience London's people, from politicians to gangsters, celebrities to eccentrics, and much much more. The subjects are customisable - if something interests you, please let us know. We interact with you, offering many opportunities for you to ask questions and chose what you want to experience. We can show you many photos, and have on hand a soundtrack of music by some of London's notable musicians.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$14.54
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Private Tour: Black Taxi Tour of London

Private Tour: Black Taxi Tour of London

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Take a private custom tour through bustling London in a traditional black taxi! Your personal driver will help you design the perfect 2-hour itinerary or take the reins completely, escorting you to London’s key attractions. Travel at your own pace, and request stops to snap photos, grab a souvenir or have a closer look at a site. London is your oyster on this private black taxi tour!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$272.07
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$272.07
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Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

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Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you. Set your own itinerary and explore London your way on a private half- or full-day tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions on your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout. 
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$394.36
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Full Day London Private Classic Tour

Full Day London Private Classic Tour

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Optimize your time in the British capital on a private full-day tour, zipping between landmarks by traditional black cab for an authentic London experience. Discover iconic highlights such as the London Eye, Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace and enjoy plenty of stops for pictures or a closer look. Benefit from your guide’s personalized recommendations to add additional stops according to your interests.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$744.75
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Changing of the Guard Guided Walking Tour in London

Changing of the Guard Guided Walking Tour in London

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Get up close to the iconic Royal Guards on this interactive walking tour of London. Learn about London’s royal heritage as you pass sights like Pall Mall, the Duke of York Column, the Royal Society and Marlborough House, then enjoy a prime view of the famous Changing of the Guards ceremony. Not only do you see the military bands and marching guards, you also get to march alongside the Old Guard, as they head from St. James Palace to Wellington Barracks.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.95
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Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace Guided Tour - Private Tour

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace Guided Tour - Private Tour

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Watch one of London's most traditional events—the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace—on a private walking tour. You'll see and learn about this longstanding ritual with a private guide, who leads you through central London so you don't have to worry about navigating the crowds on your own.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.52
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March with the Guards: Changing of the Guard Tour

March with the Guards: Changing of the Guard Tour

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Don’t just watch the Changing of the Guards; get as close as you can to the action. On this exclusive Buckingham Palace tour, you’ll discover the best vantage points and most secluded spots for a close-up peek at London’s most popular spectacle. Witness two different ceremonies from four different angles, and listen to an in-depth background on the history of the iconic tradition.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.37
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Westminster and Buckingham private walking tour

Westminster and Buckingham private walking tour

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Experience Westminster, Buckingham, and more on a small-group tour.  Choose a tour in English, French, or Italian and let the adventure begin. Over two and a half hours, your guide explains the intimate details of the many iconic London attractions you see.  A small group size and a tour in your native tongue allows you to have a more personalized and engaging experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$32.07
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The London Landmarks, 5 hour tour!

The London Landmarks, 5 hour tour!

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Swerve through traffic, avoid crowded public transit, and give your feet a well-deserved break on a 4-hour cycling tour. Together with your small group, discover a long list of the city’s most iconic landmarks in a short amount of time. Follow your guide on a provided hybrid bike (with helmet) past Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and much more.  Make frequent stops along the way to ask questions and take photos.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.67
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Private Walking tour London, Buckingham Palace to Big Ben and much more

Private Walking tour London, Buckingham Palace to Big Ben and much more

This action-packed private walking tour of London is the ideal experience for travelers with limited time. You’ll save time and see multiple top London attractions in one day, including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament, and Trafalgar Square. By going on a walking tour, you’ll visit places on foot that can’t be reached by car or bus. Your tour will be enhanced with guide commentary about London’s highlights, as well as insider tips.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$242.92
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Madame Tussauds London with Hop-on Hop-off Tour and River Cruise

Madame Tussauds London with Hop-on Hop-off Tour and River Cruise

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Explore London your way with a popular hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus that takes you directly to dozens of top attractions like Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and Downing Street. Take in views from atop the double-decker bus and ride as often as you like with a 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket. This combo tour also includes admission to the legendary Madame Tussauds wax museum, where you can pose for selfies with models of your favorite celebs including Benedict Cumberbatch, Kim Kardashian, and the royal family.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$102.35
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The Crown! Royal London and Windsor Route of Monarchy (Private Tour)

The Crown! Royal London and Windsor Route of Monarchy (Private Tour)

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Discover London’s most important royal landmarks—and even venture beyond city limits to see Windsor Castle—on this royal-themed, private tour. Meet your guide at your Central London hotel, and hop aboard your private vehicle. You’ll see highlights ranging from the Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, and Westminster Abbey to the illustrious Buckingham Palace. In the afternoon, head out of town to see Windsor Castle (the world’s largest and oldest inhabited castle) and Eton College before returning to London.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$744.75
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Royal London Private Walking Tour

Royal London Private Walking Tour

If you’re fascinated by the royals, there’s no better way to follow in their footsteps than a private walking tour. See St. James’s Palace, Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, and Kensington Palace, and stroll the Mall. View the memorials of Princess Diana and Prince Albert, and so much more. For the full experience, upgrade to include afternoon tea at Kensington Palace.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$194.33
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The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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See London from the streets, water, and sky with this great-value package that lets you explore London at your own pace. Easily reach top sights without spending a fortune on cab fare with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket valid for 1, 2, or 3 days. You’ll also get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel and glide past Parliament and Big Ben on a Thames River cruise (Fri-Sun only).
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.79
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London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Gain a better understanding of London’s history, which stretches back to Roman times, on this walking tour of the city. Follow your guide around as he or she tells you interesting facts and tidbits about the past, and stop by well-known places, such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, and Trafalgar Square. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring you spend an intimate day with a small group of like-minded history buffs.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.52
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A Royal London Private Taxi Tour

A Royal London Private Taxi Tour

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Curious about the British monarchy? Get to know London’s regal side on this private, black cab tour. Meet your guide at a time and place that work best for you, and set off. You can look forward to seeing the Tower of London (where Anne Boleyn was executed), Kensington Palace (where Princess Diana lived), Westminster Abbey (site of numerous royal weddings), Buckingham Palace, and more. As you go, learn stories and facts about the British monarchy throughout history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$338.13
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London Kids Tour

London Kids Tour

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Even the thought of taking a family bus tour of London can be enough to fill you with worry, especially when you have young children to entertain. You want them to see as much as possible and learn all about the city but probably dread the phrases ‘I’m bored’ or ‘I need a wee’. That’s why we’ve created an open top bus tour especially for kids which is the perfect introduction to central London. Our 45-minute non-stop tour passes major landmarks and we have a live guide on-board to tell stories about the history and culture of the city on this fun London tour. If you are searching for the best London tours for families, this might just tick all of the boxes, especially if you’re visiting London during the school holidays.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.28
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London: Self-Guided City Experience

London: Self-Guided City Experience

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Let technology lead the way and take a tour when you want with this self-guided tour of London the provides directions and commentary through your Smart Phone and right into your earbuds. Use the system without eating up any Smart Phone data and explore at your own pace while learning about London’s history, heritage, culture, traditions, and landmarks.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.38
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Classic Sights and Hidden Histories London Self-guided Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Classic Sights and Hidden Histories London Self-guided Audio Tour by VoiceMap

This is a perfect pick for travelers interested in learning about the history of London's top landmarks. Explore the city at your own pace without feeling the pressure to keep up with a group. Access the VoiceMap app from your phone, and choose when to begin your tour. Travel back over 500 years, and hear about royalty including Queen Victoria, and King Henry VIII. See Green Park, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and much more.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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Currently, an entrance ticket to St. James's Palace costs USD 5.48. Guided St. James's Palace tours start around USD 5.48 per person. See all 81 St. James's Palace tickets and tours on Viator.
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