Independent Guidebooks is proud to offer tailored guided tours in London. Led by ife-long Londoners, and experienced tour guides, these tours are sure to make your time in London exceptional.
Our tour guides will show you the real history of London, the gritty details, the ups and downs, local food and anything else you want. Their expertise will mean that you will avoid rush hours, get the best photos, understand how London has evolved and make your visit to London unforgettable.
Our tours make the most the real London with a mix of public transport (London Underground) and walking. This way you can get around cheaply, quickly and explore the joys of the London Underground, whilst taking periodic breaks and a lunch period means you'll be full of energy as you go around.
The "Best of London" Tour (8 hours):
In order to make the most of your visit, we currently offer one tour where you can 'see it all'. Start off the tour in style in the West End - visit Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, China Town, Theatreland and Covent Garden. Then take a trip through London's historical past as you visit Trafalgar Square and enter the City of London.
In the City, learn about London's tragedies in the Great Fire of London and the Great Plague. Visit the financial heart of London as we venture past the London Stock Exchange and the Bank of England. Finally, admire the beauty of St. Paul's Cathedral.
It's then time to grab some great shots of London's skyline as you cross the Millennium Bridge and see The Tate Modern. Having heard about the tragedies of the Plague and the Fire, it's time for tragedies of an altogether different kind as you wonder at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. After all that walking, it's time for a well-deserved break and some tasty food at Borough Market.
After that, admire the beauty of The Shard, the tallest building in the European Union and cross London Bridge and re-enter the City of London. That's not before you enjoy the great views towards Tower Bridge, of course. The Monument to the Great Fire of London stands proud in the middle, hidden away amongst the buildings and is a sight to behold.
See the magnificent 900-year-old Tower of London next and walk across Tower Bridge, admiring the craftsmanship. Then, it's time for a trip underground to the other side of central London. Admire three of London's most renowned monuments with The London Eye, Big Ben and The House of Parliament, and Westminster Abbey all a step away from each other.
Finally, take a walk through the beautiful St. James' Park approaching the gem in London's crown, Buckingham Palace.
After getting your amazing photos of the Queen's beautiful official residence, it's time to bid your guide farewell. You then the rest of the afternoon and evening to explore the city - why not pop back to your hotel to freshen up before going for dinner and taking in one of London's fabulous West End shows?
This incredible 8-hour tour is available for just £59 per person (including all taxes and fees) and shows you everything you have to see in just one day. It departs from Piccadilly Circus at 10:00am on selected dates. More details will be provided once you have booked your tour. Use the booking engine below to reserve your place. Tours are limited to just 9 people to maximise your tour. If you are a group of 9 or more people, use the 'Contact Us' link at the top of the page to arrange your own personalised tour with a group booking discount.