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Hit the main London highlights in this half-day tour crafted for families
Benefit from the perfect introduction to all that is British royalty!
Get the best Changing of the Guards experience with your kid-friendly expert guide
Observe all the iconic London monuments as you sail along the Thames
One of the most exciting parts about visiting London is that is the headquarters of everything royal! The British monarchy has existed for about 1,500 years, and London is at its center. With this crash course, you and your family will see all of the main symbols of the British monarchy, as well as the other poles of the British government.
Start your royal journey where any new royal starts it: at Westminster Abbey! This 1000-year-old church serves as the traditional place of coronation for the English monarchs. From the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066 to Elizabeth II in 1953, this church has seen the crowning of all but 2 monarchs, and has hosted many royal weddings, like that of Prince William and Princess Kate!
You’ll then stroll along to Parliament Square. From this one lively square you will be to see the Houses of Parliament (the legislative branch), Whitehall (the executive branch), and the Supreme Court (judicial branch), all while you still have Westminster in your sights. This will be the perfect opportunity for your kid-friendly, royal expert to explain how power is shared and separated between the branches of government and the royal family- all while you’re right in the middle of them all! Walk next just down the road to 10 Downing Street, where the serving Prime Minister lives and works. This iconic doorway is sure to be recognizable, as it has been featured onscreen countless times in news, movies, and tv shows.
Up next is a daily activity in the royal realm: the Changing of the Guards! Every day, this marks the transfer of responsibility from the Queen’s Guard to the New Guard. Each Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, this takes place at Buckingham Palace. The other days of the week, there is the Changing of the Horse Guard at the Horse Guards Parade. Whichever day you are completing your Royal Tour, you will promenade through the lovely St. James’s Park to reach this quintessentially British display of pomp and circumstance. This is always a fun show for the kids! While you watch, your “Mary Poppins” guide will explain the different regiments of the guard and which uniforms they each wear. You will have to recognize which regiment you are watching based on his/her description.
Marvel at the nearby Buckingham Palace. This is the official residence of Her Majesty, and this building is certainly fit for a queen! Often the site of state visits, this monument is ceremonial and grand. Whether you are big or little, it will be hard not to be impressed when you’re in front of a building like this one.
After you pick your jaw up from the ground, head toward the River Thames. Along your way, you’ll catch a better view of the Supreme Court and Big Ben, the emblematic symbol of London. Once you reach the river, step on board a boat to cruise your way across London! From your ship you will see the Houses of Parliament, but from a different angle. Also on your relaxing cruise you will sail past the London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and more!
Finish your tour with a fantastic view of the Tower of London from the Tower Bridge. This remarkable building bares almost 1,000 years of history, and has been a palace, zoo, fortress, and prison during its time. Several royals have stayed there, been imprisoned there, and died there. Now it is a unique museum that hosts the decadent Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom.
By the end of this tour, you will have seen all of the symbols of power and royalty in London. From coronations, to weddings, to power, and demise, this tour will show you it all in an educational and amusing way.
And if you are looking for other royal experiences outside of London, take a look at our Windsor Palace tour, where the Queen frequently spends her weekends!
Can we customize this half-day London tour?
Of course! This is a tour for your family, so we are happy to make it exactly as you like. Just contact our superhero squad here and we will get to work!
What if it rains?
In case of bad weather, the Changing of the Guards will be cancelled. If so, we will replace this with a visit to the Royal Mews. Located at Buckingham Palace, it hosts the royal collection of historic carriages and coaches. Like a site right out of a fairytale, this will be super fun for the kids!
Can we visit the inside of Westminster Abbey?
We have a super fun treasure hunt for kids inside Westminster Abbey (check it out here!). If you would like to do this, we will simply need to adapt the tour, so just contact our superhero squad, and we will customize this tour just for your family!
Is this tour suitable for all ages?
Absolutely! This is the perfect introduction tour for the entire family, because there is so much to see! There is sure to be something to pique every family member’s interests, and your royal expert knows how to adapt their speech to keep any and all ages entertained.
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