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Palaces, Pageantry and Politics - A Westminster Walk

Palaces, Pageantry and Politics - A Westminster Walk

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  •  Horse Guards Road, London, SW1A 2BE
  •  (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Suitable for: Adults / Kids
Don Brown is a London Blue Badge Guide and director of the London Society. More Info »
This Funzing Experience:
This classic London Blue Badge Guided tour shows you four royal palaces, the heart of British Government and the coronation church.
 

Think you know Westminster? There's so much more for you to discover in this walk through the heart of the capital. We'll go along Whitehall - the site of Henry VIII's huge, 1500-room palace - taking in the sight of the Queen's Household Cavalry and the site of her ancestor's execution.

We can peer down Downing Street to try to catch a view of the PM at his home at No. 10, and pay our respects at The Cenotaph, the UK's national war memorial.

From there it's a short stroll to Parliament Square, where we'll hear about Parliament and its traditions (why do the beefeaters search the cellars each May?), nod to the famous people commemorated by statues (including Churchill, Gandhi, Anderson, Mandela and Lincoln), and then make our way to the 'national church' of Westminster Abbey. The place of royal weddings and funerals, and the scene of every English and British coronation since 1066, the beauty of this church is rivalled only by the stories from its history.

We'll pass through historic streets to St James's Park - one of the Royal Parks - take in an historic palace, the London home of Charles and Camilla, and the house that stands in for Buckingham Palace in 'The Crown', before finishing at 'Buck House' itself - the official London home of the monarch, and site of the most famous balcony in the world.

Whether you're a first time visitor to London or think you know the capital pretty well, there'll be something to discover in this 90 minute tour

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This classic London Blue Badge Guided tour shows you four royal palaces, the heart of British Government and the coronation church.   Think you know Westminster? There's so much more for you to discover in t... Read More
Experience includes:
  • Enjoy an entertaining walk through the heart of London
  • See royal palaces, parliament and Westminster Abbey
  • Learn about the history and traditions
  • Discover quirky stories about the capital
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