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London: All-Inclusive Pass 1-10 Day - GoCity

1. London: All-Inclusive Pass 1-10 Day - GoCity

See all that London has to offer with the London Pass by Go City and save up to 50%* on top attractions. With its wealth of history and culture, London always has plenty to offer visitors. The London Pass is a complete sightseer credits package allowing you access to more than 90 top attractions, tours, and museums. Access a huge range of the top landmarks and attractions including the Tower of London, London Zoo, The View from the Shard, Windsor Castle, and many more.  Enjoy a 1-Day Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus tour with over 60 stops across London including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and Piccadilly Circus. The pass is valid for a full working day across 3 routes. You'll also get access to special London Pass holder perks, including discounts at gift shops at select attractions. The London Pass allows access to over 90 attractions, including: POPULAR ATTRACTIONS • Tower of London • The View from the Shard • 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour • Thames River Boat (Uber Boat by Thames Clippers - 1-day Hop-on Hop-off) • Windsor Castle (afternoon entry only) • Westminster Abbey • London Bridge Experience • Tower Bridge • ZSL London Zoo • St Paul's Cathedral • Kensington Palace PLACES OF INTEREST • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre • Royal Albert Hall • Royal Observatory Greenwich • Old Royal Naval College • Cutty Sark • Kew Gardens • Hampton Court Palace • Apsley House • Benjamin Franklin House: Architectural Tour • Benjamin Franklin House: Historical • Eltham Palace • Golden Hinde • Wellington Arch • Chelsea Physic Garden MUSEUMS & GALLERIES • London Transport Museum • Foundling Museum • Household Cavalry Museum • Charles Dickens Museum • Guards Museum • Cartoon Museum • Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art • Wernher Collection at Ranger's House • Fan Museum • London Canal Museum • London Museum of Water and Steam • Garden Museum • Museum of Brands, Packaging, and Advertising • Queen's Gallery (temporarily closed) • The Postal Museum • The Courtauld Gallery • Frameless - Immersive Art Experience TOURS & EXPERIENCES • ArcelorMittal Orbit • Arsenal FC Stadium (Emirates Stadium) • Chelsea FC Stadium Tour • Tottenham Hotspur FC Stadium Tour • Twickenham Stadium Tour & Rugby Museum • Wembley Stadium Tours • Historic Pub Tour of London & more! Please note: attractions and tours are subject to change. Please check the digital guide, or Go City app, included on your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions, when applicable before you go. *Savings based on sample itineraries on the Go City website.

Buckingham Palace: The State Rooms Entrance Ticket

2. Buckingham Palace: The State Rooms Entrance Ticket

Explore what is arguably London's most iconic attraction with a multimedia tour of the Buckingham Palace State Rooms. Gain privileged access to one of the official residences of His Majesty the King and admire the beautiful collections on display as you make your way from room to room. The term "state rooms" refers to the public rooms of a palace, in which monarchs receive, reward, and entertain their subjects and visiting dignitaries. Today the state rooms at Buckingham Palace are used extensively by The King and members of the Royal Family to receive and entertain their guests on state, ceremonial, and official occasions. The state rooms are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Rembrandt and Rubens, sculptures by Canova, exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. At the end of your tour, the popular Garden Café is the perfect place to gather and enjoy views across the famous lawn.

Buckingham Palace: The Royal Mews Entrance Ticket

3. Buckingham Palace: The Royal Mews Entrance Ticket

The Royal Mews is an important branch of the Lord Chamberlain's Office and provides road transport for The King and members of the Royal Family by both horse-drawn carriage and motor car. It is also one of the finest working stables still in existence, responsible for the training of the Windsor Greys and Cleveland Bays, the horses that pull the royal carriages. Among the historic coaches and carriages on display is the spectacular new Diamond Jubilee State Coach, which conveyed Queen Elizabeth II on the State Opening of Parliament on 4 June 2014. What's more, cast your eye over the luxurious Australian State Coach, with central heating and electric windows, which carried Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace after the Royal Wedding in 2011. The most dazzling of all is the Gold State Coach, which has been used at every coronation since that of George IV in 1821.  Among the vehicles on display, you can also find the Irish State Coach, purchased by Queen Victoria in 1852. Queen Victoria, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II have all travelled to the State Opening of Parliament in this carriage.  During your visit to the Royal Mews, relish the opportunity to see some of The Kings horses that draw the coaches and carriages housed in the Mews. Visitors to the Royal Mews can also see some of the fine livery worn by The Queen’s coachmen. Apart from a few small details, it remains much the same as it was in Victorian times.  Remarkably, some of the tailors used for production of liveries today are the same companies employed during the reign of George III in the 18th century.

London: Queen Elizabeth Guided Walking Tour

4. London: Queen Elizabeth Guided Walking Tour

Embark on a journey through the life of her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II on this small group walking tour accompanied by a Royal London expert! You’ll get to hear fascinating stories behind the longest serving British monarch such as her “assassination” attempts, the intrusions into her Royal Residence, and her experiences during WWII. Travel back in time as you learn about her parents, George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, how they influenced her life, and how becoming an heir at 10 changed her outlook on life. Stroll around Westminster city and see emblematic sites such as the Marlborough House, the headquarters of the Commonwealth of Nations and learn about her Majesty’s role in the Commonwealth. See the Clarence House, the Queen’s home from 1947-1952, and the birthplace of Princess Ann. Discover the reasons behind her decision to move to Buckingham Palace and why this royal residence wasn’t didn’t win her heart at the beginning. Join us on this fascinating journey through royal London as you unveil the city’s decadent monuments one by one and discover the history and legacy of one of the most influential women in the world: Queen Elizabeth II.

London: Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard Tour

5. London: Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard Tour

Get ready to discover the iconic landmarks and historical treasures that make up the heart of London's royal culture. First, explore one of the world’s great churches, the site of royal coronations, and one of the most significant structures in British history in Westminster Abbey. This incredible 700-year-old building is a must-see for any visitor to London. It has welcomed Kings, Queens and statesmen, royal weddings, and state funerals. You will feel like British royalty as you enjoy a tour led by our expert local guide who will shed light on the most important and fascinating aspects of this great monument such as the Coronation Chair, the burial place of 17 British monarchs, and many of Britain’s greatest poets who lie in Poet’s Corner. After your visit to the Abbey, your guide will lead you to the Changing of the Guards. This world-famous ceremony takes place either at Buckingham Palace or at Horse Guards Parade, depending on the day. Your guide will make sure you are in a prime position to enjoy the best views at this crowded event. Enjoy commentary regarding the history and pageantry behind the ceremony. See the Queen’s Foot Guards drenched in their red tunics and unmistakable bearskin hats, march to Buckingham Palace together with the military band or the Household Cavalry. (Please be aware that the guard’s parade will not take place in the event of heavy rain).

London: Royal Walking Tour and Buckingham Palace Audio Tour

6. London: Royal Walking Tour and Buckingham Palace Audio Tour

No visit to London would be complete without a dose of the royal family. Begin this experience with a guided walking tour of St. James Park and The Mall before you explore Buckingham Palace while listening to audio commentary. Start with a walking tour of St. James's Park and The Mall. Your guide will tell you all sorts of fascinating facts about the history of the area and the royal family as you discover some of London's most royal areas on the way to Buckingham Palace. Once you arrive at the palace, only open for a limited time each year, skip the ticket line and make your way inside. Explore the luxurious rooms and admire treasures from the royal collection. Listen to the official audio guide and gain insights into the palace's traditions and residents.

Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace Full-Day Tour

7. Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace Full-Day Tour

Drive to Windsor Castle in the Royal Borough of Berkshire for the start of this full-day tour of the palaces of the English monarchy, and explore more than 900 years of royal history. From William the Conqueror through to the current Queen, successive English monarchs have lived, ruled and left their mark on Windsor Castle, now the largest continuously occupied castle in the world. Your ticket allows entrance to the castle proper, where you can marvel at the splendor of St. George’s Chapel, and see the sumptuous state apartments. Take some time to wander around the pretty town, full of traditional shops and historic pubs. Shakespeare is said to have written his play “The Merry Wives of Windsor” in one of them! After lunch, head to Buckingham Palace to visit the official London residence of the Queen. Go to the State Rooms that form the heart of the working palace, and hear about the official entertainment, ceremonies and state functions that take place there. Palace guides are on hand to point out numerous works of priceless art. Afterwards, enjoy a walk along the south side of the Royal Garden and soak up the views of the picturesque 19th-century lake. The tour ends in the palace, allowing you free time to explore at leisure. Special Coronation display at Buckingham Palace this summer: The outfits worn by Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla at the Coronation will go on display as part of the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace. Staged in the magnificent Ballroom, this special display will feature the Robe of Estate worn by The King, which was also worn by his grandfather King George VI for his Coronation in 1937.

London: Top 30 Sights Tour and Sherlock Holmes Museum

8. London: Top 30 Sights Tour and Sherlock Holmes Museum

Start with a walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Head to Westminster, see Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. See 30 sights in one day, including: • Buckingham Palace • Trafalgar Square • Changing of the Guard • Big Ben • Downing Street • Westminster Abbey • Whitehall • Houses of Parliament • London Eye After your tour, visit the world-famous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, who lived at 221b Baker Street between 1881-1904, according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Mr. Holmes shared his place with his loyal friend and colleague Dr. Watson. The house is protected by the government due to the special architectural and historical interest. The first-floor study overlooking Baker Street is faithfully maintained for posterity and just as it was kept by Mrs. Hudson in Victorian Times.

From London: Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, & Warwick Day Trip

9. From London: Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, & Warwick Day Trip

Enjoy the opulence of Oxford! Renowned for over 900 years as a centre of academic excellence, follow in the footsteps of its famous students; from Bill Clinton to Lewis Carroll and C.S. Lewis. Uncover the university town of Oxford at a leisurely pace and take in the Bodleian Library and the captivating college courtyards on your travels. Be guided through unspoilt narrow alleys and ancient squares of the historic town and view the many colleges, notably Christ Church, the film location for the Harry Potter movies. Cotswolds The tour drives through the Cotswolds, a charming blend of breathtaking natural beauty, bustling market towns and sleepy villages. Shakespeare’s Stratford-Upon-Avon Stratford is a market town with a difference. Bask in the birthplace of arguably the world's greatest writer, William Shakespeare, situated on the outskirts of the Forest of Arden. See Shakespeare's Birthplace - the half timbered house where he was born, to gain a fascinating insight into his childhood. You will view Shakespeare's birthplace from the outside, as it is closed for the holiday. Warwick Castle Be part of Britain’s greatest Medieval experience! Deep in the heart of Warwick Castle, the Great Hall becomes a hive of activity! Immerse yourself in battle preparations and feel the weight of a medieval sword. Become a soldier - try on a battle helmet for size! Visit the spectacular State Rooms and feast your eyes on Victorian party preparations. (Entrance to Warwick Castle Dungeon is not included in this tour).

London: Custom Private Tour by Car

10. London: Custom Private Tour by Car

Take a London private tour to explore the capital city's top sights. Be picked up straight from your hotel in a spacious car or minivan. Your driver will personalize the tour for you and build the route around your preferences. Choose to have your tour in either English, Spanish or Portuguese. Entirely customizable, the tour will cover a variety of sightseeing spots. Drive around the center of London in comfort and get a feel for the old town and historical neighborhoods such as Mayfair, Kensington, Westminister and Fitzrovia. Whether it's visiting famous landmarks or going on a shopping spree, the choice is up to you. Pick and choose the London attractions that you would like to see, including: • Green Park • The Globe Theatre • Trafalgar Square • Piccadilly Circus • British Museum • Regent Street • Tower of London • London Bridge and Mayfair • Hyde Park • Royal Albert Hall • Harrods • Buckingham Palace • 10 Downing Street • London Eye • Natural History Museum

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What people are saying about The State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

Ian was a fantastic tour guide - he had great historical knowledge and stories, and prioritized getting our group to the best possible locations to view the changing of the guard and other crowded areas. He was great about accommodating everyone’s needs. Absolutely a great way to get an introduction to London.

Loved our guide!! He gave us ideas of where we should go and took us everywhere we wanted for an amazing experience. Thank you for your kindness, the laughter and overall making our stay in London so memorable.

Was great having a private tour guide and driver was very relaxing and easy. Our guide Simone was great and entertaining and our driver Iman was fast to our locations

Raf was an excellent guide. Didn’t get to see the changing of the guards due to weather. None the less it was still a good tour with lots of knowledge.

Super comprehensive tour with a lot of extra information presented quickly and funny. Gladly again!