1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. Big Ben

Lonely Planet Experiences: London Sights Tour and Pub Lunch

Product ID: 169471
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Enjoy London’s most iconic landmarks and a traditional pub lunch on this spiffing half-day tour.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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  • See London’s biggest and best landmarks on a half-day tour with a local guide
  • Experience the Changing of the Guard and see Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, Covent Garden, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and lots more
  • Get a glimpse of the London homes of the royal family, such as Buckingham Palace and St James's Palace
  • Indulge in a traditional English lunch at a favourite local pub
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Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems on this Lonely Planet Experience.

Starting off at the world-famous Piccadilly Circus, embark on a journey of discovery and visit some the nation’s most important landmarks, buildings and monuments. As you walk, you’ll see the private club where Winston Churchill spent his evenings, learn about Napoleon and his nemesis the Duke of Wellington and see where the Grand Old Duke of York (from the famous nursery rhyme) used to frequent, too. 

Then it’s time to soak up some royal history as you pass St James’s Palace, where Prince William and Prince Harry and their mother Princess Diana all lived. Your group will then press onward to see the truly spectacular Buckingham Place where you can marvel at the home of the British monarchy and, hopefully, witness the Changing of the Guard (weather and public events permitting). 

As you meander through places of royal significance, your guide will regale with tales of the Queen, her late-night visitor (ooh!) and life and death tales of World War II. 
Explore the majesty of London's stunning Royal Parks and find out about the crazy gifts bestowed upon the royals by fellow monarchs and world leaders. Then, you’ll see just how big Big Ben really is and pose for a picture with Winston Churchill himself, a worthy addition to your social media feeds if ever there was one! 

Next up, admire the Houses of Parliament through the eyes of some of the nation’s most famous rebels, such as Braveheart himself, William Wallace and Guy Fawkes. Then it’s onward to the Ministry of Defense, Household Cavalry and Downing Street where the Prime Minster lives, followed by a stop at iconic Trafalgar Square to hear the heroic and hilarious story of Admiral Nelson. 

Your tour will end at a traditional English pub with a full English lunch — think fish and chips and pie and mash (vegetarian and other meals are also available), and a drink of your choice (beers, ales, wines, spirits and more!). Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips of what else to see and do during your stay in London!
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Full pub lunch including your choice of any main meal plus any drink
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks

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Meeting point

Winged Statue of Eros, Piccadilly Circus. Your guide will be standing with a large open red and white umbrella, close to the statue.

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Know before you go
• Please note: Changing of the Guard is subject to the weather conditions, special events and specific dates of operation. We cannot guarantee they will operate on your chosen tour day, in which case we’ll see the Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard instead.
• For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
• Guests wishing to consume alcohol must be 18 or older and bring a valid ID.
• Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. • Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on the tour.
• Vegetarian and other meal options are available.
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Product ID: 169471