London in a Day: Tower of London Tour, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard

246 reviews

8 hours

Max 20

Why take this tour?


  • See all of London's top attractions in a single day
  • Step inside Westminster Abbey to see the graves of some of the UK's most famous people
  • Enjoy a beautiful Thames Boat Trip with City Cruises
  • Witness the Changing of the Guard from special vantage points
  • Skip-the-line into the Tower of London
  • Sites Visited
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Changing of the Guard
  • Tower of London (Crown Jewels)
  • Tower Bridge
  • Buckingham Palace (exterior)
  • St James Palace (exterior)
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Houses of Parliament (exterior)
  • Big Ben (view)
  • London Eye (view)
  • St Paul's Cathedral (view)
  • The Shard (view)
  • The Gherkin (view)
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Skip the line ticket for Westminster Abbey
  • Skip the line ticket for Tower of London
  • Thames Boat Trip with City Cruises
  • Headset

See all of London in a single day


Verified Customer Reviews

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4.9 /5
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Latest reviews
You definitely see a lot on this tour; however, the tour promises good vantage points for viewing the changing of the guards, which we missed altogether because our guide dawdled. Also thought the tower portion lacked a lot of background.
Rita · Aug 15, 2022 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
We have done many Take Walk's tours in many different cities and Take Walks never disappoints. Our guide was very knowledgeable and provided many good tips, following our tour.
Alan · Aug 11, 2022 · United States · Male · 65 to 74 years
Alex was a great tour guide who had a great deal of knowledge to share about the areas visited on the tour. He did not rush people on the tour and answered questions very patiently for all ages. The tour proclaims good views of the changing of the guard and the horse guard. Really should say you will get a glimpse of these from a location that appears to be free when you arrive. Literally spent all of 5 minutes watching the guard march by from any old location on the street and with respect to the horse guard - saw them march by the open road after finishing their ceremony. If you are booking this tour to see the changing of the guard - don't. Really paid a great deal of money to visit 2 sites - the rest were just views of the sites. The visit to Westminster Abbey and the tower of London were excellent. Everything else was just a glimpse of the buildings (Buckingham, tower bridge, St Peters, etc.). Tour route really lacked any real exposure to the sites at a very high price.
Geoffrey · Aug 07, 2022 · Canada · Male · 45 to 54 years
Alex was great! Right from the meeting point he was engaged in making us all feel welcome. He was great at sharing info at all of the places. We loved the tour! It was perfect!
Laura · Aug 06, 2022 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
A good tour. All day can be a challenge and the tour could use some more fun breaks - ie stop at a pub, planned restroom breaks .
Robert · Aug 06, 2022 · United States · Male · 45 to 54 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

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.  

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


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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