London in a Day: Tower of London Tour, Westminster Abbey & River Cruise

468 reviews

8 hours

Max 20

Why take this tour?


  • See all of London's top attractions in a single day with an expertly crafted itinerary.
  • Step inside Westminster Abbey, home to the Coronation Chair and the final resting places of some of the UK's greatest scientists, writers, monarchs and more.
  • Enjoy a beautiful Thames River cruise complete with fun and informative commentary from the crew as you sail past scenic vistas.
  • Skip the line into the Tower of London for a comprehensive tour of the imposing palace-turned-prison, and marvel at the magnificence of the Crown Jewels.
  • Sites Visited
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Tower of London & Crown Jewels
  • Tower Bridge (exterior)
  • Buckingham Palace (exterior)
  • St James Palace (exterior)
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Houses of Parliament (exterior)
  • River Thames
  • Big Ben (view)
  • London Eye (view)
  • St Paul's Cathedral (view)
  • The Shard (view)
  • The Gherkin (view)h
  • Tour Includes
  • Skip the line ticket for Westminster Abbey
  • Skip the line ticket for Tower of London
  • Thames river cruise
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Headset

See all of London's highlights in just one day on this in-depth tour covering more ground than any other.

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Total Customer Reviews: 468

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This was an excellent tour. The meeting place was easy to find and Charlotte was a knowledgeable and excellent guide. We got to see many places we would not have tried in one day ourselves because of her excellent scheduling of getting there. Highly recommend
Verified · Marleen · Jun 15, 2024 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Nigel was a great tour guide. He really knows the history and has great stories. We saw all the highlights of London!
Verified · Richard · Jun 13, 2024 · Canada · Female · 45 to 54 years
We were not expecting to have to line up for the attractions visited. Especially the short Thames cruise to the Tower of London. 1/2 hour in the sun to crowd onto the boat with a few hundred other people.
Verified · John · May 17, 2024 · Canada · Male · 65 to 74 years
Our tour guide Toby was very knowledgeable and answered lots of questions. It was a very enjoyable experience recommend to anyone looking to see the highlights of London
Verified · Doug · Apr 19, 2024 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years
We took a London in a day tour with Matthew, he was amazing and his knowledge and deliverance of all the historical facts was the best. It definitely made for a memorable day and we thank Matthew for that. I have booked 5 tours with walks while in a Europe and after the 1st one I am very confident I have gone with the right company. Many thanks Sarah V Australia
Verified · Sarah · Apr 10, 2024 · Female · 45 to 54 years


Is the Guard Change ceremony happening the day of my tour?
Please note there is no Changing of the Guard ceremony on Tuesdays. It may also be subject to cancellation at any time it's scheduled to happen during the week. In this event, you will get to see the Horse Guards Parade (an arguably more impressive ceremony!) and the Ceremony of the Word at the Tower of London.
Can I take pictures in Westminster Abbey?
No. You are not allowed to take any photos while inside the Abbey. If you want a picture of the interior, you have to buy a postcard in the gift shop.
Can I take a bag into Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London?
Yes, but only small bags. Please note that for security reasons your bags will also be checked before you enter. Here is a list of prohibited items: Sharp items e.g. knives (including Swiss army knives) scissors, cutlery and screwdrivers Paint spray Padlocks, chains and climbing gear Items that make a noise (e.g. whistles) Banners, placards and flags Liquids that are not in sealable containers

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