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If you ask us to provide a one day tour we can achieve the following on top of the panoramic driven overview of some of the sights as below :- personally guided site visits to Westminster Abbey, the Queens ‘Peculiar’ and Coronation Church and Her Majesties Royal Palace & Fortress ‘The Tower of London’ where amongst many other things you will see where prisoners were kept and executions took place and you will also visit the vault where the Coronation Regalia, known as the ‘Crown Jewels’ are safely housed. Between these two greats, these two ‘must dos’, we will have a small, again personally guided, walking tour from Westminster Abbey, past Horse Guards Parade where you will see the Mounting of the Guard and then on to meet the old Guard from where we progress to Buckingham Palace and, once again, we adopt a unique position to see another movement of the guards , this time the New Guard. Being in the right place, at the right time and having all of this explained transforms the Guard Change experience, so do it with us and satisfyingly experience and see what you have come from so far away to see.

See much more of London in one day than you will ever have believed possible. See it, understand it, experience it, the PW way !

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Let me show you a glimpse of some of the things you might see, on a sightseeing tour in London with me! (Move your mouse over the images) And please review the full text description below this collage -Thank you.

London Tudor Gatehouse to Lambeth Palace What do the red and green canopies represent? Where is this ? Who is the guilded statue of in front of which royal palace? This is the portico of the cathedral of the City of London - what's its name? William the Conqueror started the construction of this over 900 years ago. What is it? Where will you find this plaque to which circumnavigators of the globe? Which sculptor did this of whom and where is it? Whose equestrian statue is outside the Royal Exchange? It was called the Royal Exchange in honour of which monarch, and what proclamations are read from outside it? Why are the columns marked In and OUT? The Blue Plaque remembers who? This fountain is in which square? Why is there so much security at the end of this street? Which bank might this be and where is it? The RAF Memorial The Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster houses every Act of Parliament since the 16th century The traditional London telephone box These cloisters are part of what? St Martin in the Fields is situated where, and which king's famous mistress is buried here? Why is there a huge statue of Abraham Lincoln in our Parliament Square? Is this a monster? No, it's a very special memorial to The Fleet Air Arm Where will you find this plaque in memory of Halley? This equestrian statue is of which king? This is is the entrance to which Royal Palace that started life as a hunting lodge? The London Eye or is it the Millenium Wheel? The Imperial War Museum upon the site of the Bethlehem Hospital for the Insane Which bridge is this, why so built and when? Why and where are these people queuing? This is part of which royal palace? Which police officer is remembered here and why? This is London's oldest shop for which product? Where is it and who was its best client? These buildings house who, and where are they? These are the Houses of what? Admiral Nelson and the Duke of Wellington bought hats from here, the oldest hat maker in London - where is it and who was its best customer? Can you identify the buildings by the river? Palace or Government building? When you see this, where do you now stand? When you see this, where do you now stand? This represents which naval battle and it is at the base of what? What bridge and which tower? By the way Big Ben is a bell not a tower! What do these five soldiers represent? What went on in this building, and what does the plaque say? Where is this equestrian statue to which king who reigned from when to when? Monty who and where? This is known as the Old what building? The Gurkhas - remember them all. The best of the best. So where can you see this picture of the old House of Commons? Drinking fountain 1834 - emancipation of the slaves Hawksmore's West Towers circa 1745 at WA with the Crimean War Memorial in the foreground Where is this mounted guard on duty? Clive controlled which part of the British Empire? What street is this? What are these tourists looking at? What statue is hidden beneath the green cover? This is the HQ for what? The Jewel Tower, survivor of the Palace of Westminster Knife Edge by Henry Moore presented to the nation in 1967


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These are just some of the sites that you are likely to encounter during a one day tour, in which we will have enough time to drive by and talk about all the major sites: The Tower of London*
The Changing of the Guard*
The Mounting of the Guard*
Buckingham Palace*
Westminster Abbey*
St Paul's Cathedral*
The art galleries of world renown that we might well encounter are: The National Gallery
Tate Britain*
The National Portrait Gallery*
Tate Modern
...and then museums such as: The British Museum*
The London Museum*
The Imperial War Museum
The War Cabinet Rooms
The Victoria and Albert Museum.
* Where these sights or events may be incorporated in a site walking tour, they have been marked with an asterisk* - but there will not be time to visit everything!)

Then, too, I will tell you about those royal parks and how and why they became royal - such as Hyde Park, Green Park and St. James's Park.

You will not want to miss hearing how and when the royal palaces came to be in central London - and there are more of them than you might expect, for example Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and St. James's Palace... and this is apart from royal palaces such as the New Palace of Westminster and The Tower of London, both of which although no longer occupied by the royal family, are nevertheless held in that special category.

You will also see and hear about historic names and places such as Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly, Grosvenor Square, Belgrave Square, Sloane Street, The King's Road, Oxford Street, Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner - as well as the Cities of London & Westminster, as opposed to the Boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea and Camden.

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Then you will also want to know about how our political system works and where the government departments are situated - most famously, The Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer in Downing Street. Last but not least there are the legal areas to cover such as The Inns of Court, where the barristers, our trial lawyers, have their offices.

Then too there is the financial district in the heart of the City of London, where The Bank of England, The Royal Exchange, Lloyds and Mansion House all lie. All along you will be shown a multitude of meaningful statues and monuments, the significance of which will be part of your experience.

You know it took 2,000 and more years for London to develop as you see it today and you will only be able to see and understand a fraction of it in a day or two - but rest assured it will be a rather juicy part...



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