Tower Of London Bus Tour With Afternoon Tea At Westminster Abbey

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:15 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Evan Evans Tours, 258 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, Westminster, London SW1V 1BS, UK
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore London from an iconic 1960's Routemaster bus and see the best of the city, including the Tower of London before the crowds, Borough market and a guided tour of Westminster abbey with Afternoon Tea in the Cellarium Cafe. This unique London tour will give you a chance to soak in the local flavor and will introduce you to some of the best places in the city. 

Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family-friendly

Know More about this tour

This is the basic itinerary of Early-Access Tower of london Tour With Afternoon Tea In Westminster abbey -

Your London tour begins with a visit to one of London's defining attractions - The Tower of london. Be one of the first groups admitted on the day before proceeding to the most historic part, The White Tower.

Here you will be welcomed by a White Tower warden for a talk on its unique history. Explore all four floors, including the Royal Armouries Collection, and see The crown jewels, which are part of the Royal Collection and still used regularly by the Queen.

Then head into the City of London, where you will see St. Paul'St paul|s cathedral and the Bank of england, among many of London's other famous landmarks while hearing more about the history of this fascinating city.

Cross over iconic Tower bridge before you visit Borough market.

Borough market is London's most renowned food and drink market and dates back to 1014. Both a source of British and international produce, it consists of more than 100 stalls and strands. You will have time to explore the many stalls and enjoy some of the local delicacies before heading to Westminster Abbey.

Steeped in more than a thousand years of history, take a comprehensive tour of the Westminster abbey as your guide brings the story of the Abbey to life. It has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs.

Top off the day with a sumptuous afternoon tea at the Cellarium Cafe located inside the Abbey complete with sandwiches, scones, cakes and your choice of tea. Your tour will end here so you can enjoy your afternoon tea at your own pace.

Please note: A state of the art audio-guide system is used during the walking sections of this tour. You will receive a personal headset to ensure you never miss a word of the guide's commentary.

Inclusions

Afternoon tea at Westminster Abbey

Guided tour of Borough Market

Panoramic tour on a 1960s Routemaster bus

Blue Badge guide

Headsets to hear the guide clearly

Entry/Admission - Tower of London

Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey

Exclusions

Gratuities

Lunch

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.

Please let us know any dietary requirement by the time of booking (for afternoon tea).

Please note there are quite a few stairs within the White Tower and there is no disabled access.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 23-Sep-2019

    I was unsure about doing a tour like this, but I was so happy I did! Sheila was amazing and I learned so much. Met lovely people and really had a great day!

  • 16-Sep-2019

    Our family of four (two teenagers aged 15 and 18) visited the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey during our first visit to London in July. We simply cannot say enough about this tour through the Evan Evans tour company. Our guide Trudy is the main reason for this. She was incredibly knowledgeable, but also thoughtful and kind with a wonderful sense of humor. Our family visited seven countries during our month-long vacation with 21 different tours. Trudy was the BEST! This tour gave us a perfect overview of the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey and the Borough Market, but the fun experience of riding on an old double decker bus while being entertained by Trudy really put this over the top. We are so grateful for the memories and hope to tour with Trudy again someday.

  • 15-Aug-2019

    too much to do in one day due to the opening times of the two attractions.
    Tony Mathews, the guide, failed to tell us that if we were one minute late to the leaving time, we would be left, and that is what happened. We were in a long que in the Crown Jewels Tower and was 14 min late to rendezvous. if a driver from another company had not called EvansEvans Tours and found out what to do we would have lost the last half of the tour. there were only 9 people, Toni should have made a stronger signal on the dangers of not being on time due to the time crunch. Then he got upset with us, which was totally uncalled for. EvansEvans told us to go some Borough Market, some other equally unknown place, a cabby was able to find for us.
    Then Toni tried to tell me that if the bus had waited one more minute for us it would have cost the company 30 pounds. Well, hello, they need to find another place to park or at least give us the option of paying for the late fee. This is uncoordinated and it makes you wonder what EvansEvans is trying to do, make money or help their customers. i don't care how big they are, the customer is always first.

    Really was pushed due to the atractions opening and closing times, to get them in and do any justice to looking at everything and enjoying everything. i hear this complaint commonly on a number of paired tours. So, go online and get your own tickets and enjoy the places as long as you want to.

  • 09-Aug-2019

    Early Access was a brilliant idea. No queue or almost none to see the Crown jewels. Very good timing indeed.

    Very nice presentation of Westminster Abbey.

    We loved the overall tour, except the afternoon tea. But it was not the reason why we chose this tour. ;-)

    Special mention for Trudy, our guide. One of the bests I've encountered and we traveled to lots of places in the world...

  • 29-Jul-2019

    I base what tours I sign up for on the reviews. First of all: This is NOT early access. We stood in line with everyone else. We had 18 minutes with the special warden in the tower. There was only time to see the crown jewels and nothing else. Then a very rushed tour of Westminster Abbey. Worst of all was then tea time there. We were treated like a herd of cattle. Each tea tray was to be shared with 2 people, so if you had an odd number in your party then get to know your neighbor. After being given your tray if you needed anything else you would have to get up and find a server. One couple was the last to be seated and there was not two seats together. The staff was not interested in helping and fellow tourists tried to rearrange seating to accommodate the poor things. I hope to help someone who is considering this tour. JUST DON'T.. You are much better off going by yourself to see The Tower and The Abbey. Then go to tea somewhere nice. This was a disapointing disaster and waste of time.

  • 29-Jul-2019

    Fantastic tour guide, Debbie. Kept the whole day so interesting. Great fun to travel on old London bus too. Easy pick up and excellent service

  • 12-Jul-2019

    Our tour guide was GREAT, Sheila was very knowledgeable, other than London traffic it was a perfect day. Evan Evan tours are the way to go.

  • 10-Jul-2019

    So the reason for my 3 star review here lies really with the title of this tour. Early access wasn't actually a thing on this tour. First, let me start by saying that overall it was enjoyable. Our guide was lovely and funny and made sure everyone could hear her. She was also very knowledgeable. The afternoon tea was delightful. Here's what I had an issue with. We spent the money on non refundable tickets so why weren't the admission tickets purchased before hand? We were late getting started and our guide had to buy our entrance tickets to both tower and WA so we lost a lot of time with her just waiting in line. Because of that, our time through both ToL and WA I felt was very rushed. It would have been nicer if the tickets were already purchased in advance for us.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    This was my first time to these sites, and I am so glad I chose this tour. The tour leader, Anthony, would win a "best professor" award in any university. He is an ex military officer with great love of his country and history as well as an author and scholar of the British monarchy. How wonderful to be able to bring tourist attractions to life with stories and personal commentary, not just dry facts.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    This tour was amazing, our tour guide Shelia, was wonderful and so informative. Everything was well organized and we were on time for everything. The early Tower tour guide was amazing as well. Shelia's tour around the Abbey was the best of our entire trip. So knowledgeable she is! Tea at the cafe was delicious with plenty of finger sandwiches and scones. Riding on the old Double decker bus was fun too. Can't say enough great things about our day.

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