Westminster Walking Tour With A Local: 100% Personalized & Private - London

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 8/1/2018 - 12/31/2023Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Caffè Nero, Unit B, Portcullis House, 1-2 Bridge St, London SW1A 2JH, UK
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Once you have booked your experience, we will be in touch in order to finalise the meeting po.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

You'll follow your host on a journey through London's royal past as you explore the age-old route from Westminster to Covent Garden. This iconic district, which has deeply entrenched political and royal roots, is steeped in history dating back centuries. Get to know some of the political histories of Westminster and soak up the beautiful surroundings of its pristine royal parks, treasured statues, memorials and galleries.

Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide

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What You'll Do

Explore Londons parliamentary and regal side with a knowledgeable Local Host, who will be able to show you everything you wish to see and more in this iconic neighbourhood on a totally personalised and custom experience. 

Start by exploring the stunning Palace of westminster, home of the UK Parliament, and Westminster abbey, the iconic venue of so many Royal Weddings over the years. Your Local Host will let you into some local knowledge about the buildings and their surroundings too! and help you to navigate around the tourist traps and crowds. 

This area isnt just about Westminster however, as just down the road youll come across one of the most famous streets in Britain, home to parliamentary officials past and present. Feeling thirsty? Your Local Host can introduce you to a pub renowned for its political and parliamentary regulars, and local stories too!  If youre seeking some tranquillity in the centre, your Local Host will be happy to escort you to one of the picturesque Royal Parks and this area of London is also home to statues and memorials of composers and previous Prime Ministers.

Visit iconic Trafalgar square too, the perfect spot for some memorable pictures. Your Local Host will happily introduce you to one of the local cafes, shops or venues which are nestled in-between these iconic spots. Perhaps youd like to stop for a coffee in a caf nestled deep in the crypt of one of Londons oldest churches, or visit a well-known art gallery? Your Local Host will plan your time entirely around what you want. 

As your experience comes to an end, explore one of Londons trendiest shopping areas and get some excellent advice from your Local Host on where to eat, drink and see for the rest of your trip, from rooftop cocktail bars to the best West end shows, get some local hints and tips and make the most of your stay!

What To Expect

* Join a local for a walking experience between Westminster and Covent garden 
* Visit the most famous sites like Westminster abbey and Trafalgar square
* Your local will design a unique route that takes in your chosen sights
* Stop for a drink in a traditional pub or local coffee shop 
* Get tips and tricks for the rest of your stay from your local 

Inclusions

100% Private and personalised experience

4 hours with a Local Host

Walking experience

Start when you like

Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Tickets to any attractions (most museums and galleries are free)

Transportation costs

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

After booking, you will receive a short questionnaire, so youll be able to tell us more about your interests and preferences. Based on your responses youll be matched with a like-minded Local Host.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 7 days before your experience and get a full refund.

Meeting Point

Your meeting point is flexible, and to be agreed with your Local Host. Meet-up at your hotel or accommodation can be requested, or your Local Host will meet you at a convenient location close to the start of your experience.

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

City Unscripted and all City Unscripted hosts follow the WHO (World Health Organization) and local governments health and safety recommendations at all times. To keep up to date with the latest news we recommend visiting these World Health Organization (WHO) website pages.

Traveler Reviews

  • 10-Nov-2019

    Naomi was a fantastic tour guide who helped us better understand Covent garden and the surrounding area. Helped introduce us to English culture and the daily life of a Londoner. We were in London for only a long weekend and the tour was incredibly helpful to us for getting our bearings and becoming comfortable with this great city. Naomi did a fantastic job!

  • 20-Oct-2018

    the tour guide arrived 45 minutes late and did not take take us to the gardens. he also ended the tour 30 minutes early

  • 10-Aug-2018

    A great private tour I would recommend!!!!!!! My son and I had the most awesome time on this tour. It was at our time and pace. My tour guide Gail (so awesome and thank you!!!!) was very knowledgeable on each location she took us to and she made me feel like I was out with a friend who knew exactly where to take us and make the most out of the 4 hours. I must admit it was quit a bit of walking but that is also at your discretion, my son and I wanted to see as much as we can and Gail help us accomplish that. After this tour it was a little easier to maneuver from one location to the next for the other attractions.

  • 01-Jan-2017

    Adrian was fantastic!

  • 24-Jul-2016

    Wow! This tour was really just the best way to see London in a day! We decided to come to London at the last minute on our way to Paris so we had no time to research things and we decided to book a tour that would cover some of the essential things to see but that at the same time was not going to be too mainstream.

    Neon, our guide was amazing and so interesting!! We were so pleasantly surprised to learn that he's actually a writer and journalist and only guides in his spare time because he loves showing people around. And it really showed because he was so keen to hang out with us and we had lots to talk about. I was initially worried that we were going to get a bored guide who was going to do yet another tour like yesterday's but it really was quite the opposite! It was such a joy to have Neon around to show us the city. And the tour was all about us. I really was not expecting that. Neon just went along with what we wanted to do and he took detours to show us things he thought we'd enjoy seeing without missing out on all the main sites.

    It was really cool to be able to take a turn and disappear from the mad crowds of tourists into beautiful secluded areas with hardly any people! I don't understand why some of these places are not mentioned in guidebooks! But that's fine by me as we can now say we've seen more of central London in one day than most other tourists. And we got some really good photos too!

    And the cherry on the top was getting recommendations from Neon on what to see and do on our last day in London that were off the beaten track. We had dinner at the Jugged Hare in Barbican a really interesting part of town btw! as we wanted to try real British food. And if you believe the stereotype that British food is terrible, then think again! We are converts!

    If you want to see iconic London without having to follow the crowds of tourists like sheep then this is the tour for you!