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Piccadilly to Parliament
- 3-4 hours
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From the West End to Westminster, step back in time to discover a part of London that's shaped world history. Uncover remarkable tales of palaces and Parliament as you stroll down some of London's most famous and exclusive streets - a quintessentially English experience!
* Discover where the royals like to shop and party.
* Buy a tasty treat at Fortnum & Mason.
* Take a black cab from the ritz to Buckingham Palace.
* Look out for the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street
* Finish at Westminster Abbey where the 15th royal wedding took place on April 30th
What's included in this trip
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Confirmation of booking
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A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is advisable. Obviously being London, wet weather gear is also useful!
Children must be between 6 and 11 years old inclusively. Children below 6 are not permitted on this tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
We find our bearings in the heart of the West End before heading off on foot across Regent Street on our London day tour. We quickly leave the bright lights & gaze of Eros as we enter the area where the rich and famous hang out. Wander exclusive Jermyn Street full of famous gentlemen’s tailoring boutiques & see where the Queen buys her cheese and where one of first royal warrants was awarded.
Diving through stunning Victorian shopping arcades, we emerge by Hatchards(the oldest book shop in London) and enter the legendary Fortnum & Mason food emporium. Holding Royal warrants for over 150 years, the staff still wear tailcoats, and deliveries are made by horse & carriage! We can see the Royal Art Academy (home of the famous Summer Exhibition), before returning to Jermyn street, where we will discover more suppliers to the royal household. We can then find out more about St James Palace and the exclusive gentleman clubs of the area.
A short walk away is the famous Ritz Hotel. See the favourite nightclub of Prince William and other young royals before jumping in a black cab to Buckingham palace. We might be lucky enough to encounter the famous changing of the Guards, taking in tales both modern and old. Walking down the Mall, part of the royal wedding route, we pass Clarence house, home to Prince Charles and London residence of Prince William and Harry. Stroll through beautiful St James park one of many royal parks. Hopefully we will see the resident Pelicans and we can guarantee great views of the London Eye.
Heading through Horse Guards Parade, we pass the Cenotaph & Downing Street. Cutting through Whitehall, we get a glimpse of the famous front door at No.10, and we also see where Churchill planned his war strategy with his Cabinet. Walking to Westminster Abbey, we escape into the quiet squares & ancient back streets of Westminster before emerging to the Houses of Parliament. We finish at the Jewel Tower, where you have the opportunity to buy tickets for Parliament, Westminster Abbey, where the wedding of Kate Middleton to Prince William took place or simply have a coffee and savour the end of a perfect morning on a London day tour.
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