Westminster & The West End
A city within a city, Westminster isn’t the largest of London’s boroughs, but it is the one that houses some of the most significant sights for a visitor to see. The seats of power are here, as are the key shopping areas and most of London’s most famous theatres.
Come with us as we tour Westminster and the West End aboard one of London’s iconic red Routemaster buses, your Guide filling in the facts and the history as we go. Locations include:
Marble Arch, the 19th Century edifice which started life as the entrance to Buckingham Palace.
Hyde Park Corner, where the largest bronze sculpture in Europe sits atop Wellington Arch.
Buckingham Palace, official residence of Her Majesty The Queen – alight here for a photo opportunity.
New Scotland Yard, home of London’s Metropolitan Police.
Westminster Abbey*, where Britain’s Kings and Queens have been crowned since 1066.
Parliament Square, Big Ben overlooks the House of Commons and The House of Lords.
Whitehall, passing the Foreign Office – Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms* are here – and Downing Street, where the Prime Minister is based.
London Eye* – spectacular views of London from this mighty wheel by the Thames.
Trafalgar Square, with fountains and the famous statue of Admiral Horatio Nelson.
Piccadilly Circus, known the world over for its neon lights and the statue of Eros.
Shaftesbury Avenue, the home of six major London theatres, and bordering London’s Chinatown.
Oxford Street and Regent Street, Britain’s premier shopping streets.
*depending on your time and the rest of your agenda, you may like to consider pre-booking a group visit here. Just let us know if you’d like us to schedule accordingly.
Tour duration: Approximately 2 hours, depending on traffic conditions and the location of your selected Start and End points.