Visit London’s world acclaimed Museums & Galleries, Castles and Churches with our Blue Badge Tourist Guides.
Museums & Galleries
The National Gallery
The National Gallery is one of the most impressive art galleries in the world. It houses over 2,300 paintings covering 6 centuries of artwork from the 12th century, painted by some of the greatest Artists in the World, from Jan Van Eyck, Leonardo da Vinci, George Seurat, Claude Monet, to Vincent Van Gogh.
The British Museum
Founded in 1753 this is one of the most important museums in the world with over 6 million objects covering 2 million years of human history. Explore the oldest secular museum in the world and learn about the history and importance of The Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon Sculptures, the Winged Bulls of Khorsabad and much more.
The Victoria and Albert Museum
Fondly known as the V&A, the museum’s collections span five thousand years of art and design in virtually every medium from many parts of the world. Visitors to the museum will encounter a treasure-trove of amazing and beautiful objects and although you may not have time to experience all of the 2.3 million permanent articles on display, your expert guide will ensure you view the most famous and any others you have an interest in.
Tate Modern is the largest and most visited museum of modern and contemporary art in the world. If you are visiting London you simply should not miss the opportunity to experience this extraordinary establishment. It matters little if you are a modern art aficionado or not as you will discover a world you may never thought possible to exist.
The Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum – home of the dinosaurs (fossils, replicas and the real thing). The building itself – a masterpiece of Victorian architecture – is a joy to explore and a favourite film location. You can peer into some of the museum’s 60 million pickled specimen jars, see several very rare martian meteorites and peer into a minuscule phial of star dust which is older than the Earth itself.
Castles & Churches
The Tower of London
An 11th Century fortress steeped in history and intrigue, the Tower of London has been home to the Crown Jewels since the 14th century and the Jewel House is an essential part of any visit to London.
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty The Queen. Its rich history spans almost 1000 years. St George’s Chapel, is one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings in England and the burial place of 10 monarchs.
Hampton Court Palace
Built in 1514, this beautiful Palace situated along the River Thames was a favourite residence of the infamous Tudor King Henry VIII. Five of his wives lived here and the ghosts of two, (Jane Seymour and Catherine Howard), supposedly still haunt it. One of the most impressive sights is the Great Hall and the stunning gardens offer so much, with the highlight of the privy garden, a great maze planted in 1702, and the world’s largest grape vine.
A gothic monastery church that has been the traditional site for coronations and burials for many of our English monarchs. With the oldest parts dating to the year 960, the Abbey contains some of the most glorious medieval architecture in London. Over 3000 people are buried and commemorated here including Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Dickens and Charles Darwin. In 2011 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Catherine Middleton) were married here.
St Paul’s Cathedral
This impressive English Baroque Cathedral was rebuilt after the famous fire of London (1666). It is where both Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher had their funerals. Princess Diana was married to Prince Charles here in July 1981 and the perfectly symmetrical Dome has become a popular phenomena as a whispering gallery.
Visit the sites and “nooks and crannies” that were used for the film locations of all the Harry Potter movies in London and see a side to the City not normally experienced on any other tour.
Outlander (Scotland Only)
This truly remarkable experience takes you through the beautiful and mystifying celtic scenes where the very popular “Outlander” Television series was filmed in Scotland. You will be taken from your hotel in the beautiful city of Edinburgh by one of our expert guides who will not only escort you to some of “Outlander’s most iconic filming locations, (including the historic site that was used as Castle Loche), but also many of Scotland’s most famous areas of interest along the way.
Food Market Tour
This experience is a delicious taste of how the London food scene has changed over the past 20 years. The tour will take in London’s famous and hidden markets. You will experience at first hand old artisanal and street foods which have been brought back into fashion as well as sampling many delicious contemporary creations during the tour.
London is a great location for families with young children. Your day is flexible and tailored to the children’s needs and interests. They can explore the armour at the Tower of London, see the magnificant Crown Jewels, roam around the Natural History Museum and come face to face with a T- Rex. Harry Potter fans can spend the day visiting the film locations of all the Harry Potter movies, including Platform 9 and 3/4. Young theatre buffs can take a back stage tour of the Drury Lane Theatre. These are just a few of the sightseeing locations and places to discover in London.
|Full Day||7 Hours||Starting at £500|
|Half Day||4 Hours||Starting at £500|
|2 Hours||Starting at £195|
Half Day or Full day with a qualified guide.
A separate driver is available for an additional charge.
Additional time is charged at £75 per hour
(The cost does not include Entrance Fees or Refreshments)
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