Free Royal Westminster Tour*
Free Royal Westminster Tour*
Schedule - Daily except Wednesday
Meeting Point - Leicester Square
Duration - 2.5 Hours
Language - English
Start Time - 11am
Price - Free
Explore Westminster, one of the wealthiest Boroughs in the Western world, the political heart of Britain and the home of the Royal Family, as we take you to three palaces, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey (the resting place of Dickens, Darwin and hundreds more), a Royal Park, the world’s most famous clock and the changing of the Guard ceremony*.
Travel through 1000 years of Britain’s past, learning the salacious history of the world’s most famous royal family, from William the Conqueror in 1066 to Queen Elizabeth II today. Hear tales of the monarchs who truly changed the world: the womanising Henry VIII, the regal Victoria, the People’s princess Diana and of course, Elizabeth II and the Windsors.
However, there’s more to Westminster than just the Royals. Parliament has been meeting here for 700 years and you will be regaled with tales of our greatest and most controversial leaders, from Winston Churchill to Lord Nelson and even those who fought against them, like wretched Guy Fawkes who tried to blow up Parliament.
This tour really is a must see for everyone new to London. Just try not to blink, because around every corner is yet another iconic landmark, that you won’t want to miss.
Or why not head to the ancient Roman sector of London and join our Historic City of London Tour!
*We cannot guarantee the ceremony will be running every day. The schedule varies due to seasons and weather. To check when it will be on, click here.
Meeting Point - Outside M&M World in Leicester Square
We begin next to M&M World, just around the corner from Leicester Square underground station. The station is on the Northern and Piccadilly line, and around a 10 minute walk from Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden.
We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes before the tour starts, it gives you plenty of time to meet the guide and grab a coffee or ice cream!
How do I find the Guide?
Head to M&M World, around the corner from Leicester Square Underground Station, and look for the guide holding up a bright red umbrella.
Where does the tour start and end?
Do I need to make a booking? Or cancel if my plans change?
Yes please. The number of bookings we receive dictates how many guides we send to run the tour. If we have 100 extra people turn up, its not going to be a good experience for anyone. Please be aware, we do not accept groups of 8 people or more. Even if you book separately, if you attend the tour as a big group, you will be turned away. If you are a group of 8 or more please contact us to enquire about booking a private tour.
What if its raining?
If its raining, we will get wet! We always recommend you carry an umbrella in London, the weather really is that temperamental, but if we didn't run tours in bad weather, we wouldn't get to do many. Rain or shine we will be there waiting. Of course, if you don’t fancy standing in the rain with us we understand.
What should I wear?
Our tours are all walking, so we always recommend comfy shoes. Check the weather on the day of the tour, but we recommend bring a raincoat and some SPF just incase.
How is it free?*
How long is the tour?
The tour is roughly 2 hours long, but can vary from guide to guide.
Prefer to join us on a Private Tour?
If you are booking for a group of 8 or more, or just want a more personal experience away from the crowds, then you can book this as a Private Tour. You can dictate the content, the route and the time or sit back and let your guide lead you.
Please note, ALL schools and educational groups should book a Private Tour.