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

341 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: 341

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At almost $200 per person for London in a day, I think it's a bit expensive! However, considering the time saved on long lines to Westminster Abbey, and the history behind the spots included in the tour, it's probably worth it.
Verified · Aurora · Oct 16, 2023 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Great tour and our guide Rhys was very knowledgable and nice
Verified · Mathias · Oct 14, 2023 · Sweden · Female · 55 to 64 years
Charlotte was a great storyteller, answered all our questions, and made our day most enjoyable!
Verified · Bradley · Oct 10, 2023 · USA
We enjoyed our tour very much. Our guide was personable and knowledgeable.
Verified · Tony · Oct 01, 2023 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years
This was the first of several guided tours we did on our 2-week trip, and it set a high bar that almost every other failed to meet! Gavin was an excellent guide and the entire process, from booking to checking in to the structure and execution of the day, was top notch. In particular, Gavin did well at maneuvering us as a crowd and explaining why he was doing so, explaining what we could expect to see and what that meant, and overall structuring the day well. We had a break for lunch and to rest our feet which was very welcome, and there were plenty of opportunities to use the bathroom when needed. My husband and I are physically able-bodied, but I want to note that there are some parts of the tour (most notably when trying to catch the changing of the guard) that require a very quick walking pace that could cause some to fall behind. We did another full day tour with another company that wasn't half as good. Overall we really enjoyed the action-packed itinerary that let us see everything without being rushed and without wasting a single moment.
Verified · Jocelyn · Oct 01, 2023 · USA · Female · 25 to 34 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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