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The Best of London in a Day Private Tour

Perfect for first time visitors


1 - 5 guests
Total from
by public transport
with a premium chauffered vehicle
6 - 12 guests
Total from
by public transport
with a premium chauffered vehicle

Are you a first-time visitor, busy family, or someone who simply wants to maximize their precious time here in London? Say goodbye to large crowds and let a Totally Tailored private guide show you the highlights tailored to your pace and style.

This private tour includes:

  • Meeting your private dynamic guide at your hotel or apartment.
  • The “Changing of the Guard” from the best position (excluding Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, & some public holidays).
  • Exterior views of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace.
  • The choice to lunch at a pub, enjoy an elegant afternoon tea, or graze at Borough Market – reservations and recommendations made by us (food at your own cost).
  • A journey to the medieval City of London with skyscrapers, cathedrals, and ancient alleyways.
  • The option to enter the National Gallery and/or the Tower of London for an interior tour with your private guide.
  • The choice to travel by public transport (most authentic) or to select a chauffeured vehicle on booking for maximum comfort.


Tour Details


9AM -3PM (or 4PM with the Tower of London extension)

Meeting Point

Your professional local tour guide will meet you at your hotel, apartment, or central London location. Airport transfers can be arranged for an additional charge – just email us at requests@totallytailored.com


Every day, year-round

This tour doesn’t run 24th-26th December.
If you would like a tour on these days, please email our team at requests@totallytailored.com

Not Included

Food and Drink (We’ll make a lunch reservation for you), public transport.

Languages Available

If you would like this tour in another language please email requests@Totallytailored.com


Sample Itinerary (Please note this is what a Best of London could look like, but we Totally Tailor each tour)

Experience the Heart of London
Have the secret of Trafalgar Square and St. James Park unlocked. Marvel at the exteriors of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, 10 Downing Street, and Westminster Abbey.

March with the King’s Guard
See the guards, hear the band, and march with them to Buckingham Palace. We’ll show you the best viewpoints that most people miss! (Military schedule permitting, see times here)

Cross the Wobbly Bridge
Take in St. Paul’s Cathedral, Christopher Wren’s masterpiece that took 40 years to build. You’ll stroll over Millennium Bridge (the Harry Potter/wibbly wobbly bridge) to take in Shakespeare’s Globe and the stunning views from the South Bank.

Visit a World-Class Food Market
Take in the sights and smells of London’s oldest and best food market (note: food is at your own expense).

Get the Best Photos with London Bridge and Tower Bridge
Learn which is which, and what makes them unique. After you’re satisfied, your guide will be happy to direct you back to your hotel or other preferred ending location.

Optional Tower of London Extension:
Optional 1 hour extra: £47 per person for the entry for a Tower of London Tour
Enjoy trip inside the famous Tower of London with your guide. Hear about one thousand years of history, meet a Beefeater, and finish your visit by seeing the priceless Crown Jewels.

Advice and Support for the Rest of Your Trip
We like to stay in touch, so if there are any questions, big or small, for the rest of your trip, we welcome you to message us. We’re always happy to help.



Yes, all our tours are private and can be customized to our guests’ interests.

For the Best of London in a Day tour, there is an optional Tower of London extension. This add-on includes entry where you can explore inside the famous Tower of London with your guide. Hear about 1,000 years of bloody history, meet a Beefeater, and finish your visit by seeing the priceless crown jewels. (Optional 1 hour extra for £47 per person.)

The schedule is subject to change by the army, but it usually runs Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday at 10.30 throughout the year. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to see the Changing of the guard on your tour.

Our tours are designed for groups of 1-14 people. However, we can certainly cater to larger groups. For groups of over 14 guests, please email us at requests@totallytailored.com and we’ll help you craft your ideal trip.

Should you have to cancel your tour for any reason we will happily refund 70 percent of the total price paid up to one week before your tour. 30 percent of the price paid is non-refundable due to our processing and ticket costs.

Tips for your guide are never expected, but they do show you think your guide did a brilliant job! If you would like to tip your guide, please do so directly during the tour (10 – 15% is customary).

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