British Museum & National Gallery of London - Exclusive Guided Combo Tour

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Private Tour Londons National Gallery and The Britsh Museum Guided Tour

From USD 213.18

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Ideal for art and history buffs, this private tour of London’s National Gallery and British Museum showcases the highlights of each cultural institution. The vast collection of art and artifacts in each museum means it’s difficult to ensure you see the top attractions: with your guide, focus on carefully selected artistic and historical treasures, and see legendary pieces such as Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’, the Rosetta Stone, and the Mummy of Katebet. Taking a private tour allows you to customize your itinerary and receive undivided attention from your guide.
  • Private tour of the National Gallery and the British Museum in London
  • Don't miss each museum's cultural highlights with a guide
  • Perfect for history and art enthusiasts
  • See paintings by Van Gogh and Leonardo Da Vinci in the National Gallery
  • Marvel at the Rosetta Stone and the Mummy of Katebet in the British Museum
  • Customize the itinerary of this private tour

What's Included

  • Guided Combo Museum Tour
  • Tour Guide Exclusively For You (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • Duration 5.5 Hours (Including A Break)
  • Wheelchair Friendly (Does NOT apply if you choose "SAVE! BOOK SEMI-PRIVATE" option)
  • Tour price does NOT include hotel pickup or drop-off (we recommend UBER or Taxi)
  • Tour price does NOT include gratuities (optional)
  • Temporary exhibitions NOT included

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • British Museum (Stop W)
    London WC1B 3BP, UK

    Meet by the red telephone booth closest to the main gate of British Museum. Meet your guide outside the gates of the museum by the red telephone booth situated to the left of the main gates of the museum on the sidewalk of Great Russell Street across from Starbucks. 

Start time

10:00 am

End point

  • The National Gallery
    Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, UK

What To Expect

Greet your private guide outside of the British Museum, home to more than eight million global artifacts. Travel back to ancient ages as you visit The Rosetta Stone, the Oxus Treasure, the Mummy of Katebet, and the Parthenon sculptures.

After a short break in which to purchase refreshments, head over to the National Gallery. Begin your artistic journey in the high-ceilinged galleries of the museum and admire pieces by Vincent Van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci.

Feast your senses on Johannes Vermeer’s 'A Young Woman Standing at a Virginal' and delight in the delicate brushstrokes of 'The Madonna of the Pinks' by Raphael. At each painting, you guide offers historical context and identifies the period to which the style belongs.

Your tour concludes in the National Gallery, where you are free to continue exploring independently if you wish.

The British Museum

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

National Gallery

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • It is imperative that you provide us with guests MOBILE PHONE NUMBER (including country code)
  • Notes: British Museum and other attractions or museums in London may be subjected to occasional closures without previous warning from the museum management. When this occurs, we will provide guests with an appropriate alternative if the museum opening time is delayed more than 1h from the tour starting time. In these cases we are unable to provide refunds or discounts. Appropriate dress is required for entry into some sites on this tour. No large bags or suitcases are allowed inside the museum, only handbags or small thin bag packs are allowed through security. Due to increased security measures at many attractions some lines may form on tours with 'Skip the Line' or 'No Wait' access. Some specific rooms inside the museum are subjected to a very quiet or restricted right to speak inside, in this cases your guide will provide the information about this places before entering the specific rooms where this rule applies. Some collections may vary along the year.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.

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A Must Do!
Valerie_H, Sept 2023
Jake was a fantastic tour guide! Incredibly knowledgeable and readily able to answer any and all questions. We had actually been to the British Museum (solo) about six years ago and please know that a guided tour is the way to go! We saw and understood way more than before. The National Gallery part of the tour was superb as Jake had written his dissertation on Vasquez. Perfect experience!
Highly recommended
Jonathan_C, July 2023
Combo tour was great. Guide Ellie was friendly, engaging and informative. Both Museum and Gallery are a must-see on a London visit.
Great museums and an exceedingly knowledgeable and personable guide.
Doug_F, June 2023
The guide's extended insightful stories about carefully chosen museum exhibits at the British Museum (e.g., Rosetta stone, Ramses II, African bronzes) and informal conversations about Cubism, Impressionism, etc at the National Gallery.
National Gallery & British Museum
Barbara_O, Oct 2022
Luis is a wealth of knowledge. The information he shared brought life and meaning to the artifacts and art that we discussed. What a joy to spend this day sharing a passion for art and history.
Matilda was excellent.
John_G, July 2022
Matilda provided an extremely informative tour. She was pleasant friendly and her breadth of knowledge regarding various paintings was more than impressive. We would go out of our way to book a tour with her again. It was that good.
The best way to tour a museum
Jenna_Z, Mar 2022
Becky was incredibly knowledgeable and charismatic, weaving stories into our tours of both the National Gallery and the British Museum that made the content come alive. It was incredibly informative, stimulating and fun!
Outstanding highlights tour
Andrei_C, Oct 2019
The tour was very thoughtfully organized with detailed information about the meeting point, the guide's name and phone number, check-in details. Our guide Danielle was excellent - very knowledgeable, friendly and effective at managing our small group and helping us assemble at the most advantageous viewing points or each exhibit. Danielle was very eloquent at explaining why she wanted to draw the group's attention to each individual artefact and provided facts to capture imagination. Overall, an excellent tour! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a thoughtful introduction to the two museums.

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