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Private Walking Tour: Royal London

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    What to Expect
    Choose your desired start time between 8am and 8pm, and meet your guide in central London. Then, set off on your private walking tour of London’s royal palaces, parks, and monuments as you learn about their connections to British monarchs past and present.

    Visit Victorian-era Charing Cross, discovering what the area looked like in 1280 during the reign of Edward I. Learn how the widower king erected one of 12 stone ‘Eleanor Crosses’ here in 1290 to honor his dead wife, Queen Eleanor of Castile.

    See Trafalgar Square, home to Nelson’s Column, and hear how about the district’s history, including the times when it was used by English aristocrats to display their sportsmanship.

    View Admiralty Arch, commissioned by Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria; and gaze at St. James's Park, the smallest of London’s royal parks, learning how and why it was protected by the Horse Guards.

    Admire the stately exterior of Buckingham Palace as your guide charts its history and the monarchs who have lived here since 1837. Plus, see St. James's Palace, a Tudor residence built by Henry VIII, discovering how it stands on the site of a hospital and served as a prison for one ill-fated monarch.

    Pass Carlton Terrace, once home to a palace used by the 19th-century Prince Regent, and view Lancaster House, which doubled as Buckingham Palace in the 2010 movie, The King's Speech and TV series Downton Abbey. Pause outside Marlborough House, formerly home to five Dukes and Duchesses, and admire Clarence House, the official residence of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, and once home to the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh following their 1947 marriage.

    Your tour concludes at Buckingham Palace when you say goodbye to your guide.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Charing Cross Station, Central London
    Departure Time
    Mon - Fri start times 6-8pm
    Saturday start times 8-10am, 4-8pm
    Sunday start times 8-10am, 5-7pm
    Please advise your preferred departure time in the special requirements.
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Return Details
    Buckingham Palace, London
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Private tour
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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