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Sightseeing Tours of London & the UK

When visiting another country, it makes the world of difference if you have a friend to show you around. We offer the next best thing — the informal company of an educated and friendly Driver-Guide.

Whether it's a half-day sightseeing tour of London, or a tour around England's castles and stately homes, we can tailor a tour to your exact needs and interests.

Tower Bridge at night | Photo © Britainonview/Damir Fabijanic

Guided Tours of London

Discover London with a private guided tour of its famous attractions and historic sites.
Sightseeing Tours of London

Day Tours from London

Personalised days out from London to Stonehenge, Bath, Shakespeare's Stratford and more.
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From antiques, stately homes and gardens, to military history and longer tours.
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Top 10 London Attractions

  1. 1. Tower of London

    Tower of London The Tower of London has been standing guard over the city for nearly 1000 years. As a Royal Palace, fortress, prison, place of execution and jewel house, it has witnessed many great events in British history.

  2. 2. Westminster Abbey

    Westminster Abbey The beautiful Westminster Abbey is London's oldest church, and has been the burial place of Britain's monarchs since the 13th century. The setting for many royal weddings and coronations, it's a must-see for any visitor to London.

  3. 3. St. Paul's Cathedral

    St. Paul's Cathedral Built after the Great Fire of London in 1666, St. Paul's Cathedral has been the lavish setting to many state ceremonies. Galleries around its giant dome provide magnificent views over the city.

  4. 4. Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

    Buckingham Palace The changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace involves a new guard exchanging duty with the old guard, accompanied by a Guards band. The Queen's Guard usually consists of Foot Guards in their famous uniform of red tunics and bearskins.

  5. 5. British Museum Highlights Tour

    British Museum Dedicated to human history & culture, The British Museum contains artefacts from around the world. Let our tour guides show you the Egyption mummies, Rosetta Stone, Elgin Marbles, an Easter island statue, the magnificent Great Court, and treasures from ancient Greek, Roman, Asian, African cultures.

  6. 6. Cabinet War Rooms & Churchill Museum

    Cabinet War Rooms Visit the warren of cellars where Sir Winston Churchill and his Cabinet met during World War II. Rooms are preserved as they were at the war's end, with maps, equipment and even Churchill's desk.

  7. 7. Tate Modern

    Tate Modern Tate Modern is the national gallery of international modern and contemporary art. Situated within a converted power station by the river, its massive Turbine Hall runs the length of the entire building, and you can see work by artists such as Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Rothko, Dali, Pollock and Warhol.

  8. 8. The National Gallery / Portrait Gallery

    The National Gallery Founded in 1824, the National Gallery is Britain's leading art museum with over 2,300 paintings, including many Old Masters and works by Picassos, da Vinci, Constable and Renoir.

  9. 9. Imperial War Museum / V & A

    Poster from Imperial War Museum The V & A houses an unrivaled collection of fine and applied arts from around the world. The Imperial War Museum explores the history of war and wartime life from 1914 to the present day.

  10. 10. The London Eye

    The London Eye Standing 443 ft tall, the London Eye is Europe's biggest ferris wheel, and one of London's most popular attractions. Its 32 capsules provide unrivalled views of London; why not let our tour guides point out the city's historic an interesting landmarks?

Favourites Outside London

  1. 1. Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle Britain's oldest royal residence, Windsor Castle is still the primary home of the Queen and her family. Its 11th century Round Tower dominates the town below. Tours can take in the fabulous State Apartments, chapels and Royal Collection of art.

  2. 2. Stonehenge and Bath

    Bath Built in stages from 3000 BC, Stonehenge is Europe's most famous prehistoric monument. The giant sarsen stones dominate the beautiful landscape. Nearby, the city of Bath contains Roman spa baths, a stunning Abbey and magnificent Georgian architecture.

  3. 3. City of Oxford

    Oxford Oxford's university was founded in the 11th century, and the city is now famous for its spectacular skyline of towers and 'dreaming spires'. A tour of Oxford can be combined with a visit to the stunning Baroque masterpiece of Blenheim Palace, and a drive through the Cotswolds.

  4. 4. Hampton Court Palace

    Hampton Court Palace Once home to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Hampton Court Palace has a mix of Tudor and Baroque styles. Take a guided tour of the palace's historic galleries, ghosts, 16th century kitchens, maze and grounds, and enjoy the children's history trails, jousting, flower gardens and woodlands.

  5. 5. Warwick Castle & Shakespeare's Stratford

    Stratford Warwick Castle is one of England's most impressive fortresses and also a stately home. Explore the towers, battlements, armoury and dungeons. Combine this with a tour of Stratford-upon-Avon, where the dramatist William Shakespeare lived and died.

  6. 6. Leeds Castle

    Leeds Castle Leeds Castle is often considered to be the most beautiful castle in England, and parts of it date back to the 12th century. Other nearby attractions include the historic city of Canterbury, the town of Dover, and the beautiful Sissinghurst Gardens.

  7. 7. Churchill's Chartwell

    Chartwell Chartwell was Sir Winston Churchill's home for 40 years, and the interior is kept as the statesman left it when he died. A tour of Chartwell can be combined with a trip to Hever Castle, where Anne Boleyn, doomed wife of King Henry VII once lived.

  8. 8. Waddesdon Manor

    Waddesdon Manor Set on a wooded hilltop amidst typically English countryside, Waddesdon Manor is a huge chateau built for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (of the great banking dynasty). It is famed for its collection of 18th century furniture, paintings, carpets and china.

  9. 9. City of Cambridge

    Cambridge Cambridge dates back to the 11th century and is home to one of the most famous universities in the world. Let one of our tour guides show you around the beautiful colleges and bridges, hear the choir in King's College Chapel, or go punting on the River Cam.

  10. 10. Maritime Greenwich

    Greenwich An essential tour for anyone interested in naval history, Greenwich is best known for the Greenwich Meridian and Greenwich Mean Time. Its many attractions include the museum at the Royal Observatory, National Maritime Museum, Royal Naval College, park and Georgian town.

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