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

361 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: 361

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4.7 /5
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This tour had three main elements, and Matt, our guide did a great job of making meaningful connections between them. His explanations were always clear, we appreciated his sense of humour, and Matt also managed the needs of the group very helpfully throughout the day. I have no reservations about recommending this tour very highly.
Verified · Kim · Dec 16, 2023 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years
Charlotte made this the most engaging and entertaining tour I have ever experienced!
Verified · Emily · Dec 05, 2023 · USA · Female · 18 to 24 years
Matt is an amazing guide and very knowledgeable about the sites that you visit and the city of London and Westminster as well as ita history generally. He also has a keen wit and great sense of humor. He may pick up the pace now and then, but only so you don't miss out on an event whose time he has no control over and that is just a bonus you would otherwise not get to see. Grand time on this tour, highly recommend!
Verified · Brian · Oct 31, 2023 · Canada · Male · 35 to 44 years
Mark was amazing, the tour was top notch. Definitely one of the top tours and tour guides we’ve had.
Verified · Ryan · Oct 28, 2023 · USA · Male · 45 to 54 years
This walking your was awesome with an amazing tour guide (Julia). My only comment would be we booked three tours in London and Paris you would think Walks would give a discount for multiple bookings.
Verified · Cathryn · Oct 17, 2023 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point
Parliament Square (Sir Winston Churchill Statue), Westminster, London, SW1P 3JX. 

Meet at the statue of Churchill on the northeast corner. Churchill is located closest to the intersection of Great George Street and Parliament Square. Your guide will be holding a green Walks sign. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


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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