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Victoria Street at Parliament Square, Westminster, London, United Kingdom

The Basics

Explore the region on an immersive walking tour, or combine your visit with other highlights, taking advantage of bike, bus, or private tours to cover several attractions in one day. Discover Westminster’s movie locations on a Sherlock, James Bond, or Harry Potter-themed excursion, or tour an iconic landmark, such as Buckingham Palace. Alternatively, Thames cruises and photography tours can help you capture scenic views of the area.

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Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry
Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry
star-4.5
$74.08 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Good tour
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He answered our questions and provided information we would not have known, had we tried to navigate ourselves. Would recommend for any history enthusiasts.
Cand_L, Dec 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in London

star-5
Really nice walking tour
Corinne_L, Sep 2021
Westminster 3 Hour Walking Tour & Visit Churchill War Rooms
Our guide was terrific. We got a good place to see the changing of the guard, and lots of great tid bits of information. We saw the highlights of the Westminster area and saw many statues.
star-5
Excellent
Karen_B, Jan 2022
Westminster Walking Tour & Westminster Abbey Entry
Tour was really enjoyable. Lots of interesting points very knowledgeable guide. He made sure we had a very good experience. Will be going back to Viator for more walking tours.
star-5
A good tour, worth the money.
kathleen_l, Jan 2022
Westminster Walking Tour & Westminster Abbey Entry
Tim was a great guide, very informative and friendly. He knew the history of the people and buildings we passed and the times and best viewing places for the events that occurred.
star-5
Chris was excellent. Very...
Gillian_R, Dec 2021
Westminster Walking Tour & London Eye Ticket
Chris was excellent. Very informative and a good route. Lots to see and learn about history of houses, new owners and royal history as well as military history. Likeable chap
star-5
This is a really good...
John_E, Nov 2021
Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry
This is a really good tour for those interested in learning more about World War II. Richard is a knowledgeable and engaging guide.
star-5
Keep Calm and Travel
Victor_B, Nov 2021
Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry
A must if you are a history buff. Pepe was extremely knowledgeable and explained points of interest around town that as a history enthusiast you know are there, but don't necessarily show up on tourist maps. The Churchill War Rooms and museum are a wealth if information.
star-5
Walkabout in the shadow of Royal Palaces
David_D, Oct 2021
Westminster Walking Tour & Visit The Tower of London
Very good walking tour - and then you go off on your own if you purchase a ticket for the Tower (etc.).
star-5
Worth every penny
Patricia_M, Jan 2022
Westminster Walking Tour & Westminster Abbey Entry
Chris was so informative in a fun and interesting way. He was able to answer everyone’s questions about the beautiful city. Would strongly recommend!
star-5
Tour of Excellence
Lisa_W, Sep 2021
Westminster 3 Hour Walking Tour & Visit Churchill War Rooms
Tim, our tour guide, displayed and communicated a dedicated knowledge to the history of each place with a delightful sense of humor! So informative! All our questions answered!
star-5
Tom was a great guide -...
Kanaka_S, Dec 2021
Westminster Walking Tour & Westminster Abbey Entry
Tom was a great guide - lots of history leavened with humour! Made a gloomy day enjoyable. Would recommend.
star-5
Knowledgeable guide
William_D, Nov 2021
Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry
David had a good grasp of history and especially how Churchill effected it. Lots of side stories made our tour much more interesting.
star-5
Highly Recommended Tour
James_L, Nov 2021
Historical London Walking Tour in Westminster & Churchill War Rooms Entry
Michael was a brilliant guide - so knowledgeable, passionate and good fun too. Centuries of history in that small but important area were summarised beautifully!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • A visit to Westminster is a must for history fans, or anyone looking for classic London views.

  • As many of the landmarks are government or royal buildings, expect airport-style security checks upon entering.

  • Most of Westminster’s attractions are wheelchair-accessible, though some of the old buildings do have areas of restricted access to wheelchair users.

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How to Get There

Westminster has its own Underground station, providing easy access to most of the district’s attractions. St. James’s Park is also nearby, while Victoria and Charing Cross main stations are a 20-minute walk away. Many local and hop-on hop-off buses also serve the area.

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When to Get There

Westminster is striking at any time of year, but Westminster Abbey’s Christmas carol services provide a particularly lovely soundtrack to your sightseeing. The district is one of London’s major attractions, so avoid the crowds by setting out early or visiting late in the day.

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London Heritage Sites

The Westminster district is home to roughly 1,100 nationally listed landmarks, while the Palace of Westminster itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kew’s Royal Botanic Gardens, the Tower of London, and Maritime Greenwich are also recognized by UNESCO for their cultural importance, and all provide fascinating insight into British national heritage.

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