CLASSIC LONDON TOURS

London guided tour GreenwichGREENWICH

Half an hour’s boat journey from central London and closely associated with Greenwich Mean Time and the Royal Observatory, Greenwich is a perfect outing with plenty of museums and palaces to visit. The famous tea clipper Cutty Sark is located next to the charming Georgian town center. There are many royal associations, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were both born there and Russian Tsar Peter the Great learnt ship building nearby.

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tower of london guided tourTHE TOWER OF LONDON

Now almost a thousand years old, this famous landmark is steeped in history and has borne witness to many bloody episodes over the years. It contains the Bloody Tower, Traitors’ Gate and of course the famous Crown Jewels. And once you’ve enjoyed the Tower experience you can cross nearby Tower Bridge and take lunch at Pont de la Tour, the riverside restaurant offering fabulous views of the Tower.

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London Guided tour Westminster AbbeyWESTMINSTER ABBEY

Consecrated in 1065, this majestic abbey occupies a unique position in British history, as the place where most English monarchs have been crowned and buried. The abbey also houses the famous Poets’ Corner, burial place of renowned writers including Dickens, Kipling and Hardy. Small wonder that it’s where Prince William and Kate Middleton recently held their wedding.

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hampton court palace guided tourHAMPTON COURT PALACE

Most closely associated with flamboyant Henry VIII, this majestic Tudor palace was among the most impressive royal residences in Europe at the time. In fact, it is now really two palaces in one, with the original Tudor building having been augmented by the baroque palace built by Sir Christopher Wren in the C17th for King William III and Queen Mary II. As such, it holds many treasures from across two centuries.

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London guided tour St PaulsST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL

After the Great Fire of London in 1666, the authorities turned to Sir Christopher Wren to build a new cathedral. His building became a landmark on the London skyline, and a symbol of British life. Now filled with stunning mosaics and monuments, it has hosted many important ceremonial events, including the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, and the funeral of Winston Churchill.

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Windsor castle guded tourWINDSOR CASTLE

The oldest and largest still inhabited royal castle in the world, Windsor has been home to the monarchs for 900 years. It’s the Queen’s favourite home, and when she’s in residence the Royal Standard flag flies above the Castle. It’s also home to the magnificent State Apartments and the exceptional Gothic architecture of St George’s chapel, which houses the tombs of ten sovereigns.

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