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London Highlights: Westminster Abbey, Changing of the Guards and Food Tour

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  • Begin your exploration with a Skip-the-Line Tour of Westminster Abbey. Explore the towering arches and intricate stonework, making it one of the city's most iconic landmarks, and check off this must-do activity from your travel list.
  • Experience the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, where British tradition and military precision come to life. Witness this impressive display, known worldwide, and add a touch of regal splendor to your London adventure.
  • Join our guide and small group of 12 guests for a Central London Food Tour, featuring over 10+ food & drinks tastings. Discover the city's true culinary treasures while enjoying a wide range of recommendations from your local expert.
  • Enjoy a perfectly planned day in the heart of the city, seamlessly combining the beauty of Westminster Abbey, the spectacle of the Changing of the Guard, and our delectable Central London Food Tour, creating so many lasting memories with one seamless experience.

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Expert, English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Skip-the-Line Ticket to Westminster Abbey
  • Over 10 Food Tastings: Fish & Chips, Scotch Eggs, Scones, Indian Cuisine, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Italian delicacy, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Tea, Indian drink, and 3 Beers
  • Headsets
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • Westminster Abbey
  • Fish & Chips Restaurant
  • International Restaurants
  • British Delicatessen
  • British Pub
  • St James's Church (From Outside)
  • Piccadilly
  • Leicester Square (From Outside)
  • Haymarket
  • Soho-Chinatown

Uncover the complete essence of London's cultural and culinary scene in a day-long adventure that features three must-do activities. A tour of Westminster Abbey with Skip-the-Line tickets, the Changing of the Guard Ceremony with expert commentary, and our expertly curated Food Tour in Central London. 

Perfect for travelers seeking an impeccably planned day with a blend of historical exploration, lively traditions, and a culinary journey through the heart of the city.

Tours of Westminster Abbey & The Changing of the Guard

Your tour begins with an immersive exploration of the iconic Westminster Abbey, unlocking its historical treasures with our Skip-the-Line tickets. This 1.5-hour portion of the tour allows you to delve into the architectural marvel at your own pace, ensuring an instant connection with its rich history and grandeur. You’ll uncover the significance of this venerable institution, from royal coronations to iconic weddings and the resting place of historical luminaries.

From there, you will step further into British traditions as your local guide leads you to Buckingham Palace for the Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Witness the precision and pageantry as the iconic guards shift against the historic backdrop of Westminster. Spend an additional hour amid this regal spectacle, capturing the essence of British tradition.

Our Central London Food Tour: The Perfect Addition

After exploring Westminster Abbey and watching the Changing of the Guard, you’re no doubt to have built up an appetite. Well, the perfect way to continue your day in London is with our Central London Food & Drinks Tour, a carefully crafted experience that satisfies both the curious explorer and the discerning food enthusiast.

In intimate groups of 12, you’ll uncover hidden gems in London’s iconic neighborhood, while absorbing the tales that have shaped the cuisine found in these vibrant locales.

The food tour departs from St. James Church Courtyard, where the culinary adventure unfolds with a classic tasting experience. Here, you’ll Indulge in Scotch eggs, scones with cream and jam, and a glass of sparkling tea so you’re fully charged for the experiences. Continue your tour at a hand-picked Indian Restaurant, where you'll enjoy an authentic dish. Some of the best Indian food in the world can be found in London, and our visit is a testament to London’s diverse culinary excellence.

What’s next? Arguably the most classic dish in British cuisine – ‘Fish & Chips.’ Your guide will lead you to a local establishment renowned for its fish and chips, where you'll have the opportunity to savor the authentic flavors that define this beloved British culinary tradition.

Now it’s time for the sweet treats! Enjoy your first dessert at a nearby Italian bar before your guide leads you to the vibrant streets of Chinatown – a lively district brimming with cultural charm. This leisurely walk serves as a short break, allowing you to digest the delectable flavors experienced earlier.

The final stop of your tour awaits at a historic pub renowned for its delectable Sticky Toffee Pudding and extensive selection of beers. Celebrate the conclusion of your journey savoring the sweet dessert, while toasting to the day's delightful culinary adventures with at least 3 different beer tastings.

Join us on this immersive tour where the magic of Westminster Abbey and the Changing of the Guard all seamlessly blend with diverse culinary delights. A perfectly planned day in the heart of London.

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