Best of London Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, with a Cream Tea or London Eye Upgrade

Greater London, United Kingdom
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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See the English capital’s top landmarks on this most comprehensive of London magical tours. Take a tour of beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral, then make a photo stop at Westminster Abbey. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and visit the Tower of London, where you'll have free time for lunch (own expense). Enjoy an extended river sightseeing cruise, and upgrade to cap everything with a London Eye flight or cream tea at Harrods.
  • See top city attractions like Westminster Abbey on a full-day city tour of London
  • Watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace
  • Relax on a private River Thames sightseeing cruise
  • Upgrade to include a cream tea or a London Eye flight

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This comprehensive tour includes many London highlights, plus pre-booked tickets and time-saving bus transit.

What's Included

  • Tours of the Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral
  • Changing of the Guard ceremony (selected dates only) and photo stop outside Buckingham Palace
  • Private cruise on the River Thames (for tour group)
  • Cream tea at Harrods restaurant or London Eye standard flights (if upgrade option selected)
  • Friendly professional guide and air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Victoria Coach Station
    Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 9TP, UK

    Located on 164 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 9TP, approximately 7 minutes walk from Victoria Underground and Railway station. Tour departs inside the building at Gate 19 at 7:45am (Boarding starts at 7.30am)

Start time

07:45 am

End points

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What To Expect

Select your tour option on booking. Then, after pickup from the central London meeting point, settle into your air-conditioned coach and head for St. Paul's Cathedral, where you'll spend the morning exploring. Make a photo stop to see Westminster Abbey, where you can admire the outside of this 13th-century Gothic church, the site of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s marriage in 2011.

Continue to Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s official London residence, to see the Changing of the Guard. Watch this centuries-old ceremony as the soldiers of The Queen’s Guard, dressed in red tunics and bearskin hats, exchange places with the new guard to military music.

Move on to the Tower of London, the 11th-century fortress that looms over the Thames River. Spend some free time in the area exploring or having lunch, then meet back up with your group for a tour of the forbidding UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll around history-steeped sites such as Traitor’s Gate, inspect the gruesome torture exhibits at the Wakefield Tower, and check out the Crown Jewels – the magnificent symbols of royal power that are still used by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Board a boat for an extended sightseeing trip down the River Thames. Cruise down the river, looking out for the top London attractions such as Tower Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe, and then step out onto dry land. 

Finish your tour at London Eye or alternatively, upgrade to finish on a high note with one of two optional activities. Options include a cream tea with at Harrods restaurant or a must-do London Eye flight, for picture-perfect views over the capital. Both activities include transport to the attraction, but no transport back. Harrods cream tea includes Home-baked English Scones served with clotted cream and preserves, choice of tea from Harrods own tea gardens plus a glass of sparkling wine.

Please note: On days when the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace does not take place, you will simply enjoy a photo stop at the palace.

Tower of London

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Buckingham Palace

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre (Pass By)

St. Paul's Cathedral

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Changing of the Guard

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Thames River

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

London Eye

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Premium Tours - London Tours

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Westminster Abbey

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Houses of Parliament

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Trafalgar Square (Pass By)

Royal Courts of Justice (Pass By)

London Bridge (Pass By)

Tower Bridge (Pass By)

The View from The Shard (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Sunday tours are unable to include a tour of St Paul's cathedral due to the weekly service taking place; you will still be able to go inside the cathedral but there will be no guided tour
  • Please note: tour itinerary may change subject to Tower of London opening time
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

It would be nice if it started a little later since it’s hard to find the couch gate.
The Eye of London is over sold, it is not that exciting and it is expensive.
A great way to see lot in London with limited time and a must if you're traveling in the summer, so crowded!


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Good overview of London
MICHAEL_B, June 2023
Large bus tour but a good overview of London for first time visitors. Guide was personable but was not able to hear him at the sites as the group was too large. Audio box would be much better.
Excellent tour, highly recommend
Bruce_C, June 2023
We had a really great experience. John (our guide) was really informative. He was quite hard to hear but no fault of him. It was just so loud, so unfortunately we missed out on some of his insight. But really enjoyed seeing the wonderful city of London. Highly recommend this tour
Best of London
Alexander_F, June 2023
Peter was a great guide. Kept the tour lively and made the long day well worth it. The Tower of London was more than we expected and was a lovely treat. Unfortunately the changing of the guard was cancelled at the last moment, but that was out of the tours control.
A good look at London in one day
Cindy_P, June 2023
We got a good overview of London. Our guide is very experienced and had lots of great information on all our stops. It was a really fun excursion.
Kudos to Frank
Ronald_O, June 2023
Frank was an excellent guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and personable. He took time to share lots of information with our group as we waited on the long line at the Tower of London and answered questions on a wide variety of topics. He made the excursion really interesting and also took the extra time to see us to the final stop, the London Eye. Thanks to Frank, our tour was a memorable experience.
Great tour
Kathryn_G, June 2023
Great overview of prominent London sites, would recommend if you only have a day or to in London. Our guide Peter was fantastic and very knowledgeable. Only disappointment was canceling of the changing of the guard.
Would highly recommend if you want to see a lot but have little time
Gina_S, May 2023
Great tour! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, had fun, interesting, relatable stories to tell. We were concerned that the day would be too long, but it was perfect given the limited time we have in London. Very well run by the company as well.
Louis_C, May 2023
Was late for tour and missed bus. Victor’s contractor was able to let us know where we could meet up with them and then followed with us to make sure we didn’t have any further issues.
London day tour
David_M, May 2023
John was a very knowledgeable guide with an entertaining sense of humor. Missing the changing of the guard was no one’s fault as the schedule is out of the tour guides hands. Also the Westminster Abby inside tour is not part of this tour. St Paul’s inside tour is very worth the trip as is the overview of the Tower of London. Ample time allowed to roam inside on your own after the overview. Our only complaint would be the mass confusion first thing in the morning with many tours launching at the same time. Also our group Was too large to address outdoors without an amplifying device. Many struggled to follow along.
Magical London in a day
John_R, May 2023
When you visit London, either the first time or the 10th, don't miss the tour of the city! So much history and sights. John our tour guide was fantastic! We started out on a coach for the morning and after seeing so many sights including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's and many more. John explained the history of what we were seeing and was very knowledgeable. We were dropped off and the Tower of London were we had lunch and then toured the Tower including the Crown Jewels. We had lots of time to see the sights and then after, we boarded a river boat for a cruise on the Thames. The boat mate that described the sights was so funny. We had wonderful weather, yes no rain, and it was a great way to relax and enjoy the sights of London. After the river tour ended, we opted for tea at Harrods. Others on the tour rode on the London Eye, it's your choice. We left John and went with another guide named Clive. He also was great. We drove to Harrods in an old time double decker bus. Tea and scones was a great way to end the tour. Thank you Premium Tours and John and Clive.
Great value
jay_g, May 2023
All the locations on the tour was great. Unfortunately, we were not able to see changing of guards at Buckingham
City sights drive by
Ada_G, May 2023
Coach tour .. mostly drive by, not baby photo opportunities, 2 visits st souls and Tower of London. Disappointed no changing of the guard (need to exclude this from the tour write up) as it is misleading. Tour guide was good
Great way to see London!
Marcia_M, May 2023
This tour was a great way to see a lot of London in one day. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful and we loved the cruise on the Thames followed by the cream tea at Harrods.
Famous people in the after life.
Frank_W, May 2023
St Paul's Cathedral! Great! Enjoyed the narrative provided by the guide. Walking amongst the dead (those buried in the confines of the Church) was an interesting experience!
A good way to see a little of everything
Michael_G, May 2023
A good way to see a lot of places in one day. I wished I had more time. John, was an amazing tour guide.
Great sites of London but bus and guide were lacking.
Joanne_E, May 2023
While we saw some great sites in London we were not impressed with the way we saw them or the guide. It was a large group, at times we couldn't even hear her. She really should have had a headset she used along with ear pieces for the guests. We seemed to circle around the same areas. It could have been planned out a bit better.
Great tour
Carol_K, May 2023
Guide was very knowledgeable. We had a great overview of London with this tour. Ya da ya da ya da…I don’t have anything else to say!
Very Good
Jayesh_M, May 2023
WE have taken a City tour, the experience remains very good.The guide was explaining very well all sight seeing places. The routes of sightseeing covers most of the places of Central London.
God but could have been better
Andy_B, May 2023
Good overview of the city and the attractions. Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. We spent a great deal of time in the bus vs visiting the attractions. One member of our group was late returning to the bus at our first stop and it caused unrecoverable delays the remainder of the day including; missing the changing of the guard, waiting 2.5 hours to see the Crown Jewels and ultimately having to decide to abandon our group tour to see things on our own.
Trip in London
Paul_T, May 2023
The tower of london tour and Buckingham palace were very nice to see. We also enjoyed the river cruise.

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Best of London Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, with a Cream Tea or London Eye Upgrade


9 hours
Free Cancellation
USD 155.73

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