London in One Day with Changing of the Guard

London Tours

A full day tour of London. See Westminster Abbey, the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and enjoy guided tours of St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London. Includes entrance to St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London, and a Thames River Cruise.


  • Panoramic tour of London, including Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey
  • Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace (or Horseguards Parade)
  • Opportunity for a traditional Pub Lunch
  • Guided Tour of St Paul's Cathedral
  • Guided Tour of Tower of London and time to explore
  • See the magnificent Crown Jewels
  • Thames River Cruise
  • London Eye Standard Ticket (optional)
  • First-class luxury Motor-coach and the services of a professional Tour Guide
  • Personal Audio Headset
  • Discount Tickets - Save 10% booking online
Free WiFi on Tour Coaches

Free WiFi and USB Charging on Tour Coaches

Kensington Palace, Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey

The tour begins with a panoramic drive around Parliament Square to see the magnificent Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married. To Kensington Palace, former home of Diana, Princess of Wales. We'll see the Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial.

Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard

We head to St James' Park and Buckingham Palace to see the colourful ceremony of the Changing of the Guard. Accompanied by a military band, a detachment of the Queen's Foot Guard march to Buckingham Palace to change with the old guard. Then have a chance to enjoy lunch at a traditional London Pub.

St Paul's Cathedral

We take you on a guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece with its magnificent dome. The Cathedral was rebuilt after the Great Fire of London in 1666. Over the years it has seen the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, to Lady Diana Spencer and, more recently, the thanksgiving services for both the Diamond Jubilee and 80th Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen.

The Tower of London & Crown Jewels

Founded by William the Conqueror in 1066-7 and enlarged by successive sovereigns, the Tower of London is one of the world's most famous and spectacular fortresses. Over the past 1000 years it has been a Royal Palace, an armoury and a place of imprisonment and execution. The Beefeaters who guard the Tower will regale you with stories of its past. We will visit the Crown Jewels, including the magnificent solid-gold crown used at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the enormous Cullinan diamonds and the extraordinary Koh-i-Noor.

Thames River Cruise

Conclude your day of sightseeing with a journey from Tower Pier to Westminster Pier, where your tour will end. City Cruises operate a regular service between the Tower of London and Westminster Pier where you will enjoy a leisurely cruise and admire key landmarks from the river including London Eye, The Shard and Houses of Parliament.

London Eye (optional)

To top off your day take a trip 135m above the River Thames on the London Eye to enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the city. The London Eye stands 135m high on the South Bank between Waterloo and Westminster Bridges. The London Eye is a standard ticket and booked at the 6.00pm-6.30pm time-slot on the same day as your tour.

VOX Radioguide®

The state of the art VOX Radioguide® system is used during the walking sections of this tour: guests are issued with a personal headset ensuring they never miss a word of the guide's commentary.

  • Tour 4 and 4E: Entrance to St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London and a Thames River Cruise are included in the tour price.
  • Tour 4E only: The London Eye is a standard ticket based on timed entry by 6pm on the same day.

Evan Evans Tours

This tour is booked and operated by Evan Evans Tours.

Days of operation:

Tour Starts: 9.00am Victoria Coach Station (boarding commences 8.30am)
Tour 4 Finishes: approx 5.30pm Westminster Pier
Tour 4E Finishes: approx 6.30pm London Eye

*The Evan Evans Tours check-in desk is at Victoria Coach Station, opposite Gate 2.

Duration: 8½ hours (9½ hours with London Eye)

English Tour operates in English.

Victoria Coach Station: Is a 10-15 minute walk from Victoria Train Station. Boarding: Commences 30 minutes prior to departure and the gates close 2 minutes in advance of departure. On Board Our Coaches: There are no toilets and no hot drinks or hot food are allowed (cold drinks & odourless food are allowed).

If there is no changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, we will instead see the ceremony at Horse Guards Parade.

Guests wanting to spend longer at the Tower of London may use their cruise ticket on another day (please check the validity of your boat ticket).

St Paul's Cathedral is closed to visitors on Sundays and during special events. On these days, we will stop for photographs at St Paul's Cathedral and spend longer at the Tower of London. There are quite a few stairs within the White Tower at the Tower of London, and there is currently no disabled access.

Please note, you do NOT require a printed copy of your eticket. On booking, you'll recieve an email confirmation with your eticket. If you don't have access to a printer, an electronic copy on your phone is sufficient to join the tour.

A full refund or date change will be offered up to 24 hours before travel. Cancellations inside 24 hours will be charged at 100%. Please contact the Evan Evans Reservations Team on UK +44 (0)20 7932 8385.

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London In One Day Tour with River Cruise & London Eye

Norma is a great tour guide. Only wish we had taken the tour on our 1st full day in London instead of our last. Took a Trafalgar tour around the British Isles in between.


London In One Day Tour with River Cruise & London Eye



London In One Day Tour with River Cruise & London Eye

Godfrey was our tour guide who was extremely knowledgeable and provided great insight on the tour! We say important monuments and saw the changing of the colour guard at Buckingham Palace. Since the tour was on Good Friday, Godfrey was not allowed to provide a guided tour in St Pauls Cathedral...


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