Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

Westminster Tours

Photo above: Big Ben and  the House of Parliament

Buckingham Palace from St James's Park

Photo above:  Buckingham Palace from a Royal Park

Most of London's best known historic sights are located in Westminster, as it is here that the Queen resides and Parliament meets. It's an area rich in history, going back to the 1000s when Edward the Confessor (English king) decided to build his royal palace here. Often referred to as London's West End this is a vibrant area, renowned for its theatres, galleries and shopping.

Military band on The Mall

Photo above:  Military band on The Mall

The Westminster Highlights walking tour helps you tick off the most important and must-see sights on your wish list, in a couple of hours. The tour includes Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace. London is world-famous for its pomp and pagentery, and I can offer advice about tour timings to include the spectacle of the Changing of the Guards or the Dismounting Ceremony, and help you to capture memorable photo opportunities.

 

Explore Hidden Westminster

Photo above:  One of Westminster's back streets

Along side its famous attractions, Westminster has hidden alleyways, charming courtyards, beautiful parks and elegant squares waiting to be explored. These type of places can be easily overlooked as they don't feature in regular guidebook, but they can be included in a walking tour.

Whether you're a first time visitor to London wanting to see all the key historic sights, or maybe someone who wants to experience London's vibrant West End or your looking for something quirky and fun, Westminster has something for everyone.

Photo below:  Millicent Fawcett statute

Millicent Fawcett statue

Other Westminster Tours

Sherlock Holmes statue

Baker Street Quarter Walks

Since 2013, I have been leading public walks for the Baker Street Quarter Partnerhip. I'm delighted to be leading more free walks for them again in 2019. Please check out my public walks page for details.

Photo above:  Sherlock Holmes statue

Chinatown

Chinatown Tours

London's China town is the largest in Europe. Discover its diverse history and explore its streets. The Chinese community only settled in Soho after World War II, so the tour also covers the area's earlier history. With an option to visit one of London's largest casinos (minimum age of 18 years old).

Photo above:  Chinatown

Craft market at Covent Garden

Covent Garden Tours

Explore one of London's most popular entertainment districts, with its famous theatres, colorful street performers, restaurants and shops. See its lively piazza and then explore its back streets and alleyways. As well as my regular tours of Covent Garden, I can also offer a ghost walk, with spooky tales of murder and the supernatural.

Photo above:  Craft market in Covent Garden

Paddington Street Gardens

Marylebone Tours

With its grand Georgian squares and hidden mews houses, there are plenty of entertaining stories about Sherlock Holmes, Madame Tussauds, The Beatles, and the  area's former resident.

Photo above:  Paddington Street Gardens