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Whitehall
Packed with monuments and lined with some of London's most significant government buildings, busy Whitehall is an important thoroughfare. Originally constructed as an entryway to the now-demolished Palace of Whitehall, the road may be short, but its heavy concentration of landmarks means walking down it is a must when touring London.

The Basics
With Trafalgar Square at one end and the Houses of Parliament at the other, Whitehall connects many of the British capital’s top landmarks. Stroll the thoroughfare to see government buildings, including the Horse Guards and the Ministry of Defence. The Prime Minister’s residence at 10 Downing Street is within view. Whitehall also features several significant monuments, including the Cenotaph World War I memorial and a statue dedicated to the women of World War II.

Due to its central location and historic importance, Whitehall features on a wide range of London tours, from hop-on hop-off bus tours and cycling excursions to private, history-themed walking itineraries.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Soak in some of that English pomp at the Four O’Clock Parade at Horse Guards on Whitehall.
  • On Remembrance Sunday in November, poppy wreaths are ceremonially placed in front of the Cenotaph to commemorate those who died in WWI.
  • Whitehall is sometimes part of central London parade routes, including for the London New Year’s Day Parade and London Pride.

How to Get There
To visit Whitehall, take National Rail services to Charing Cross Station; the Northern, Bakerloo, Circle, and District lines to Embankment Station; or the Circle, District, and Jubilee lines to Westminster Station. Whitehall is also served by numerous bus lines, including the 3, 6, 11, 12, 24, 87, 88, 91, 139, and 159, and it can be reached by foot, by car, and by bike.

When to Get There
The best time to visit Whitehall is during the day, alongside other London visitors. Daytime offers excellent views of the street's main landmarks and allows you to pose in front of the Life Guards who stand watch outside of Horse Guards. Many government buildings are off-limits to visitors, though Open House London—held every September—offers the rare chance to peek inside.

Trafalgar Studios
Official buildings aren’t the only Whitehall highlights. The historic Trafalgar Studios—formerly the Whitehall Theatre—has been a local landmark since 1930. Early in its history the venue hosted controversial cabaret-style revues, but today it puts on a range of musicals, plays, and other performances.
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

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Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with stops including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights and upgrade to The Big London Day Out option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off to enjoy a Thames River cruise, currently operating Friday to Sunday only.
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Royal London Sightseeing Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony with Optional London Eye Upgrade

Royal London Sightseeing Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony with Optional London Eye Upgrade

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Experience London’s royal highlights on this sightseeing tour by coach, including the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Take a panoramic tour of the city with your guide, passing Kensington Palace and Westminster Abbey. You'll also see Trafalgar Square and Big Ben, and watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Upgrade to include an open-date ticket for the London Eye.
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  • 3 hours
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3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

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Marvel over royal monuments, architectural masterpieces and iconic landmarks on this 3-hour walking tour of London. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you stroll around Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus; snap photos of Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben; and stand in awe before the magnificent Buckingham Palace. For the full experience, upgrade to include a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Tour London Highlights, entries Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London

Private Tour London Highlights, entries Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London

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The Tower of London and Westminster Abbey are two of London’s most impressive must-see attractions, but the entry queues can be long. On this tour, save valuable sightseeing time with skip-the-line entry and head straight inside with your guide. Learn the history of Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square on a walking visit, and stop at Buckingham Palace, Nelson’s Column, and more.
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  • 8 hours
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London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Gain a better understanding of London’s history, which stretches back to Roman times, on this walking tour of the city. Follow your guide around as he or she tells you interesting facts and tidbits about the past, and stop by well-known places, such as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, and Trafalgar Square. Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring you spend an intimate day with a small group of like-minded history buffs.
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London In One Day - A Private & Bespoke Tour Itinerary

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London In One Day - A Private & Bespoke Tour Itinerary

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Explore London on a full-day private tour and see the best the city has to offer. Visit key landmarks such as Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and a few famous filming locations as you listen to informative commentary from your guide about the history of London. Customize the tour to your preferences and interests and create your own perfect tour of London with your guide.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
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$330.01
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British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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The British Museum is one of the UK’s largest and most visited museums, chronicling over two million years of human history. Make the most of your visit on this small-group tour, then marvel at London’s historic monuments on a guided walking tour, including Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, and the Houses of Parliament.
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  • 5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes
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Wartime London with Spy & Espionage small group tour

Wartime London with Spy & Espionage small group tour

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Step back in time to a London of another era—and learn all about the city’s espionage and wartime histories—on this full-day tour. Set off from a convenient location in Central London. You’ll visit Whitehall’s memorials, see where Churchill delivered a pivotal speech, and discover the building where D-Day was planned. Then, follow in the footsteps of famous spies, learn about double agents, and see the MI5 and MI6 headquarters.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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The Ultimate Harry Potter Tour with Private Guide

The Ultimate Harry Potter Tour with Private Guide

Every Harry Potter movie has scenes that were filmed in London. Locations range from Leadenhall Market (the entrance to Diagon Alley) through to Kings Cross Station (home of platform 9 3/4 and boarding point of the Hogwarts Express).As you can imagine therefore, there are a lot of locations from the movies that you’ll find across the city, and our Blue Badge Guide will help you do just that!
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Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

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Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you. Set your own itinerary and explore London your way on a private half- or full-day tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions on your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout. 
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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Private Sightseeing Walking Tour of Central London, Whitehall, & Westminster

Private Sightseeing Walking Tour of Central London, Whitehall, & Westminster

This tour offers you a unique way to see central London with someone who is not only a highly-skilled tour guide but is also someone who loves London, its traditions and its quirks. Available for a range of start times throughout the day this tour is a perfect way to learn about London whether it's your first time in town or if you've been in London for years. Please note that the Changing of the Guard is only available on morning tours starting before 10 am on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday between August and May and every day in June and July. If you have any questions about the Changing of the Guard or anything else related to this tour, please feel free to contact us.
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  • 3 hours
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VIP London:Walks Changing of the Guard Rock 'n' Roll Jack the Ripper & Hard Rock

VIP London:Walks Changing of the Guard Rock 'n' Roll Jack the Ripper & Hard Rock

See some of London's top highlights—the Changing of the Guard, St. James' Palace, Buckingham Palace, and others—on this whirlwind 90-minute tour. During your walking tour, you'll listen to in-depth guided commentary on London's history and culture, learning a lot more about the city than you would simply exploring on your own. After your tour, you'll get to skip the line at the London's Hard Rock hotel for an included meal.
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Private Walking Tour: Harry Potter - Whitehall to the West End

Private Walking Tour: Harry Potter - Whitehall to the West End

Designed to delight fans of Harry Potter, this private 1.5-hour tour transports you to magical locations used to film scenes in the Harry Potter films. Stroll on the cobbles of Diagon Alley, see the building that inspired Gringotts Bank, and pose for photographs outside of the Ministry of Magic. See, too, iconic landmarks such as the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament while immersing yourself in the wonderful world of wizardry. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour, limited to you and your party.
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Wartime London small group tour

Wartime London small group tour

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If you’re interested in the history of World War II then look no further than this wartime tour of London, which proves the ideal choice for history buffs. In a small group that ensures you receive personalized attention, you’ll visit top London attractions such as Whitehall and Parliament Square, and learn about their significance to WWII.
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  • 3 hours
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London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

London City Center Westminster Guided Walking Tour - Private Tour

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Ideal for history enthusiasts, this private history tour of London allows you to discover landmarks and legends that have shaped the modern capital. Alongside your guide, stroll through Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square, and amble past Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament. History-rich commentary reveals the prosperous, and often turbulent, past of London. Relish the opportunity to customize your itinerary and receive undivided attention from your personal guide on this private tour.
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Best of London Sightseeing Walking Tour for Kids and Families

Best of London Sightseeing Walking Tour for Kids and Families

Join this 3-hour Best of London kid-friendly tour and explore some of the British capital's most famous highlights while being thoroughly entertained along the way. A highly-qualified expert guide, with vast experience in leading tours for families with children, will lead you on a journey of discovery around the City of Westminster and the City of London, taking in a host of beautiful and iconic locations. Your guide will also enthrall you with the fascinating stories behind these world famous landmarks and make your experience a truly memorable one.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Churchill Walking Tour of London

Private Churchill Walking Tour of London

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Join us for our Churchill Tour of London. Learn about Britain's greatest Britain (as voted for by the British public in 2002) and how he led Britain and its empire to victory over the evils of fascism. Not only will you explore locations linked to Sir Winston Churchill, including his childhood home, you will also get to visit some of the finest shopping areas in London, Green Park which is home to some unusual wildlife, and several areas linked to royalty. Finishing at the Imperial War Museum's Churchill War Rooms (entry not included) the tour is for everyone from people curious about Britain's greatest war-time Prime Minister to people who are well versed in Churchillian history.
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Private 3-hour Harry Potter Walking Tour of London

Private 3-hour Harry Potter Walking Tour of London

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Lose yourself in the magical world of Harry Potter on this private 3-hour walking tour of London. Visit the real-life inspirations and filming locations of the Harry Potter movies, including the Leaky Cauldron, Diagon Alley, the Ministry of Magic, and the Ollivanders Wand Shop, and follow in the footsteps of characters such as Harry, Hermione, and Hagrid. Hotel pickup is included.
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The Crown Private Royal Tour London

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The Crown Private Royal Tour London

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Join an experienced tour guide who is just as passionate about The Crown as you are. Discover, walk and talk about some of London's famous Royal and political buildings featured in this popular Netflix show. - Take in the splendour of some of The Crown's landmarks. - Share the story and what you think of what’s you’ve watched so far. - Tour with an experienced and knowledgeable guide who delivers many other tours including those to castles too - Find out how your guide met Prince Phillip and Prince Charles - Exchange fascinating facts about the Royal Family - Privately guided tour (Free for accompanied children, 10 years old and under; however, not suitable for infants)
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British Museum & London City Center Westminster Guided Tour - Private Tour

British Museum & London City Center Westminster Guided Tour - Private Tour

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History buffs will be delighted by this historical tour of London, including the highlights of the British Museum. Alongside your private guide, witness a Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, and see iconic landmarks such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Ensure you don’t miss the best of the British Museum on a guided tour of its 8 million-strong collection of artifacts. Private tour ensures undivided attention and the opportunity to customize your itinerary.   
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James Bond Private Tour

James Bond Private Tour

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Discover the movie magic that kept 007 in action happened during this private walking tour of James Bond filming locations. Meet your guide and go at your own pace visiting filming locations from Skyfall, Goldeneye, and other films. See how real-life spy work is done with a visit to parts of Whitehall and learn about the most infamous murder in Cold War spy history.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Walking Tour: Essential London and Hidden Gems

Private Walking Tour: Essential London and Hidden Gems

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The City of London and the City of Westminster are two of London’s most historic districts and home to many of the capital’s most famous landmarks. On this tour, benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide and enjoy a custom-made itinerary. Visit sights like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey; explore Covent Garden, Soho, and Trafalgar Square; then stop for a drink (own expense) at a traditional English pub.
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Highlights of London Sightseeing Private Tour with a Kid-Friendly Guide

Highlights of London Sightseeing Private Tour with a Kid-Friendly Guide

Join this 3-hour private sightseeing tour tour to explore London with your family in a fun and entertaining way ! You will be guided by an expert kid-friendly guide who will allow you to discover all the most important buildings, palaces and squares of two of the most famous boroughs in the English capital. You will walk through the City of Westminster and the City of London, and you will witness the beauty of some of their most iconic locations, such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. You will also be able to see the Changing of the Guard ceremony if it is scheduled on the day of the tour and if the weather permits it. So get your camera ready for this amazing experience!
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  • 3 hours
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Harry Potter Kid-Friendly Walking Tour in London including Platform 9 3/4

Harry Potter Kid-Friendly Walking Tour in London including Platform 9 3/4

Guided by a Harry Potter enthusiast and highly experienced leader of tours with children, you will get the chance to relive some unforgettable moments from one of the most successful series of books and films ever while visiting a selection of famous locations in one of the most iconic cities in the world. Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, the Millennium Bridge and Kings Cross Station all await you on this fantastic tour, perfect for Harry Potter fans young and old.
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  • 3 hours
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