Day trip

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

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Activity provider: Walks - UK
Day trip

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

Activity provider: Walks - UK

From US$ 167.62 per person

Experience London's most popular attractions in one day on this one-of-a-kind tour. Visit the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey with tickets included, and cruise the Thames on a riverboat.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Marvel at the most popular and iconic London landmarks in just one day
  • Explore Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London with included tickets
  • See two Changing of the Guards ceremonies and the Royal Crown Jewels
  • Discover the historic Trafalgar Square and gaze at the imposing Tower Bridge
  • Embark on a scenic cruise along the River Thames and take in the cityscape
Full description

Enjoy a 24-hour unlimited river cruise ticket on the Thames -- all included with other tour stops at Westminister Abbey and the Tower of London.

With pre-reserved tickets visit England’s most famous church, Westminster Abbey. Marvel at the tombs of national heroes, religious and royal relics, and of course, hundreds of years of royal weddings, coronations, and funerals. Witness the changing of the Queen’s Life Guard, an elite cavalry regiment. Explore Trafalgar Square, the geographic center of London and one of the city’s most iconic public spaces. Go inside the unmissable Tower of London and immerse yourself in 1,000 years of bloody royal feuds, improbable jailbreaks, jewel heists, menacing ravens, and even a ghost or two. Discover hair-raising stories of this royal stronghold, jail, zoo, and occasional execution block, including the mystery of two lost boys that will send shivers down your spine. As a final treat, pause to marvel at the Crown Jewels inside the Jewel House at the Tower). These aren’t just the largest collection of coronation regalia in the world, they are also the only ones in Europe that are still in use by a Royal family.

  • Entrance to Westminster Abbey
  • Entrance to Tower of London
  • Changing of the Guard
  • Horseguards parade
  • Thames River cruise
  • Free time for lunch
  • Headsets
  • Food and beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

This tour will meet at Winston Churchill statue, Parliament Square, Westminster, London, SW1P 3JX. There are 11 statues within Parliament Square. The Winston Churchill statue is the largest and is located on the northeast corner of the square closest to Big Ben. The name 'Churchill' is written on the stone base of the statue. The closest underground station is Westminster. Your guide will be holding a Walks sign.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • Unfortunately this tour is unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, and no wheelchairs or strollers are allowed on the tour
  • Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before tour start time
  • Please be advised that there is no Changing of the Guard on Saturdays
  • Please note that for security reasons bag searches will take place at Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge and at the Tower of London
  • On days that 'Changing of the Guard' does not take place, guests will see Horse Guards Parade
  • The tour partner complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to local government guidelines for the most up-to-date information
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 20 reviews

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October 11, 2022

We saw so much and it all was amazing! Julia, our tour guide, was so knowledgeable and enjoyable. Seeing Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, London Tower, the Crown Jewels, the Tower Bridge, and taking a river cruise all made for an incredible day!

October 8, 2022

Our guide was very knowledgeable and easy going. This tour is truly a 'walking' tour and you must be prepared to do a lot of walking. Be prepared for stairs and cobblestones. This is England!! I absolutely endorse and recommend this tour!

August 16, 2022

Product ID: 137816