Private Sightseeing Walking Tour of Central London, Whitehall, and Westminster

Explore the best of central London on our 3-hour walking tour.

See the very best of central London on this wander through royal parks, past palaces, and their military guards, and down to the heart of British democracy. 

Starting in Piccadilly Circus, this walking tour takes in some of the most visited landmarks in Central London, Whitehall (home to the British government, and the Prime Minister), and Westminster (the seat of the British Parliament, the mother of all parliaments). Led by one of our passionate London guides, this tour shows you the very best of London. From Buckingham Palace where you will witness the Changing of the Guard*, to where royalty and Prime Ministers have shopped, to statues of our greatest leaders, this tour is a brilliant way to see the heart of London in half a day! 

Visit: (the tour includes, but is not limited to, the following locations)

Burlington House: Home to the Royal Academy of Arts, and several of the UK’s Royal Societies. Learn which Royal Society is the only one to include a fictional character as one of its honorary members! 

Drop into the cigar shop where Sir Winston Churchill bought his famous cigars, the wine merchant that supplies the Queen’s wine, and find out why there are no flower beds in Green Park! 

St James’ Palace, the oldest surviving royal palace in London. From here we will witness the start of the Changing of the Guard Ceremony* 

*The Changing of the Guard Ceremony is only available on tours booked to take place before 10 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday between August and May; and tours booked to take place before 10 am every day in June and July. If you have any questions about the Changing of the Guard or anything else related to this tour, please feel free to contact us prior to booking.

David & Chris
David & Chris
2020-08-24
Thank you Henry for an amazing day out! We took this tour with Henry a few days ago and really enjoyed it. We're sometimes a bit wary of booking a private tour as a Gay couple (you never know what the guide is going to be like) but Henry made us both feel totally at ease. He collected us from our hotel, provided us with face masks and hand sanitizer, and drove us out to the Cotswolds. We were also really lucky that Henry was able to get us into places that are currently closed to the public, thanks to his relationship with the locations that we visited. He was charming, well informed, and funny. Henry was able to tell us lots of interesting facts about the places that we visited, and told us where to stand to get the best photos. Thanks for an amazing day out, will definately book with Tours of the UK again in the future.
Selina E
Selina E
2020-02-16
I spy with my little eye.... We took this tour with Chris in January whilst we were visiting after Christmas. The tour is really informative, full of great facts and stories, and even included some locations from the James Bond franchise. It was great hearing the history of the British Secret Services and their exploits during the Second World War and The Cold War. We also had no idea that Roald Dalh was a spy and had helped write the Bond films. We'll be back for the Bond Tour next time.
Eric D
Eric D
2020-02-16
Great day out with Dewi We took out grandkids on the tour with Dewi and it was fantastic. The grandkids loved every second of tour and the locations that we visited. Highly recommended for any Doctor Who fan
KingBooScaresYou
KingBooScaresYou
2020-01-30
Absolutely fantastic tour! I had the pleasure of going on the Churchill walking tour today with my guide Karl. As an avid history fan I was in my element seeing the famous sites, and Karl really brought them to life. He couldn't have been more friendly, knowledgable and enthusiastic, and evidently has a real passion for history which came across in this tour. I thoroughly recommend Karl and this tour to any fellow history geeks out there! You wont be disappointed! Thanks for an amazing day!!
Karen W
Karen W
2019-12-01
Excellent value Kathryn was a great host very knowledgable about sherlock movies and other movies shot in the area. We went past the sherlock Holmes pub and many more places of interest
Natalie D
Natalie D
2019-11-16
Really fun day out! I went on the Harry Potter tour with Dewi and he was brilliant. Was a really fun tour and so informative. I looooooove Harry Potter and it was so cool learning all the facts and seeing the spots of filming. Would definitely recommend!
Lauren
Lauren
2019-11-15
Absolute riot I went on a hybrid tour with Dewi at the end of the summer and it was such good fun, me and my friend (we’re the folks in the pictures in the header!) got to wander round London being absolute needs and learning about the locations of doctor who and Harry Potter and evening stopping off at some of London’s best drinking establishments. Dewi was very knowledgable and a lot of fun, would recommend in a heartbeat!
Cez1984
Cez1984
2019-11-15
Dewi was a fantastic guide! Brilliant tour around lots of filming sights in London and a chance to recreate famous scenes from the film. Our guide Dewi was really informative and enthusiastic and we had a really good laugh all throughout the whole tour. Highly recommended