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Coach Tours in London City Centre and Surrounding Areas

There are many sights, attractions and monuments to be seen in London and coach tours are the most popular way to get around the capital city. These coach tours have a very knowledgeabletour guide accompanying them so visitors can learn all there is to know about these places. Many companies in the city offer this service and booking in advance is always recommended as the tours are very popular and theysell out fast. Whether looking for a historical insight to the cities origins, a taste of life as a royal, or a guilty pleasure tour as a die-hard fan of British films and/or music, there is a tour that caters for everyone.

 Some of the coach tours on offer are:

  • Buckingham Palace and extended Stonehenge Tour (full day)

This excursion is a panoramic sight-seeing coach tour including entry to St. Paul’s Cathedral and a timed visit to Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Entry to the Palace offers the opportunity to see the State rooms, ballroom and throne room and a walk through the immaculate South Gardens.

The afternoon tour of Stonehenge offers the visitors the chance to wander around the heritage site and explore the 40 ton rock formations. The experience gives the chance to discover the history behind the formations since they arrived 5000 years ago.

  • Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Tour (full day)

This is a full day guided tour that is timed to gain entry to Buckingham Palace after the Changing of the Guard ceremony. A tour inside the Palace gives visitors an insight into the magnificent Royal residence with the opportunity to see the State rooms used by the Queen for entertaining, the beautiful ballroom and the throne room.

An afternoon coach trip to Windsor castle is where visitors can enjoy a fascinating look around the castle with theprospect to see the lavish State apartments, the turreted Round Tower and Queen Mary’s extravagant Doll’s House.

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  • Historic and Modern London (full day)

A coach tour around London taking in the historical and Modern masterpieces the city has to offer. This tour includes entry to St. Paul’s Cathedral, Changing of the Guard, entry to the Tower of London, see the Crown Jewels, meet the Yeoman Warders ‘Beefeaters’ and then a change from coach to boat for a ride along the Thames River where, when finished, guests can continue exploring the arts of the South bank or walk into the West End for evening entertainment.

  • The Total London Experience (full day)

This coach tour features a host of London’s top attractions both modern and historic such as Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London. Once these attractions have been visited, it’s on to a boat ride on the Thames River and a ‘flight’ on the London Eye absorbing the breath-taking views across London from a new height.

  • Afternoon London coach Tour (half day)

This half-day coach tour takes visitors on a guided journey to see some of the historic attractions in London such as the Bank of England, Mansion House, St. Pauls Cathedral, the Tower of London and the Crown Jewels. Some of this tour is on foot and during this time headsets are provided so all aspects of what can be seen during the afternoon are explained by a tour guide so no information is missed, making this tour a more enjoyable experience.

  • Morning London Coach Tour (half day)

The morning coach tour offers visitors a full guided experience to see Kensington Palace, Parliament Square and Westminster Abbey. Also as part of the tour there are stops made at Buckingham Palace where the Changing of the Guard can be witnessed and Trafalgar Square.  Although this tour has a busy schedule, it leaves visitors with a headfull of historical knowledge before they experience the rest of the activities the city has to offer.

 Booking one or more of these coach tours will enable visitors to enjoy a fantastic stay at Marble Arch as a lot of the attractions are in this area. If visitors to the city are staying in the Grande Royale London or any other of the hotels in Hyde Park and prefer a more relaxed tour of the city then there is also the option of the on-and-off sight-seeing tours which have various pick-up and drop-off points all over London. With over 60 stops on 4 routes, this makes for an entertaining day.

As well as historic coach tours there are also more modern tours available such as the Harry Potter experience and the Sex, Drugs and Rock’n’roll tour that focuses on the lifestyle of the Beatles and other Rock music creators.

  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter with return coach

This is a walking tour providing the option for visitors to explore the magic of the Harry Potter films. Fans of Harry Potter can discover the sets, costumes and props used in the making of the films and they can also step inside the actual Great Hall and Diagon Alley can even buy a cup of frothy Butterbeer. This tour can occur morning or afternoon as it is booked in intervals throughout the day.

  • Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll Morning Tour

This coach tour covers past and present rock music landmarks across Camden Town, Islington and St. John’s Wood in North London and in bohemian Soho. There are more than 50 iconic locations bringing history to life such as the Abbey Road crossing, the home of the Sex Pistols. The coach also stops to see the apartments and homes of Bob Marley, Amy Winehouse and David Bowie. This is a guided tour with themed music to accompany each landmark.

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