Tower of London Tour Including Afternoon Tea at Westminster Abbey
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Tower of London Tour Including Afternoon Tea at Westminster Abbey

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Your tour begins with a visit to one of London’s most iconic attractions, The Tower of London. Be one of the first groups admitted on the day before proceeding to the most historic part, The White Tower. Here you will be welcomed by a White Tower warden for a talk on its unique history. Explore all four floors, including the Royal Armouries Collection, and see the Crown Jewels, which are part of the Royal Collection and still used regularly by the Queen.

Then head into the City of London, where you'll see St. Paul's Cathedral and the Bank of England, among many of London’s other famous landmarks, hearing more about the history of this fascinating city. Cross over iconic Tower Bridge before you visit Borough Market.

Borough Market is London’s most renowned food and drink market and dates back to 1014. Both a source of British and international produce, it consists of more than 100 stalls and strands. Producers from all over the country bring a range of fresh produce to the market including fish, meats, vegetables, ciders, breads, cheeses, coffees, and cakes. You'll have time to explore the many stalls and enjoy some of the local delicacies before heading to Westminster Abbey.

Steeped in more than a thousand years of history, the Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs. The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the most important gothic buildings in the country. Take a comprehensive tour as your guide brings the story of the Abbey to life. Top off the day with a sumptuous afternoon tea at the Cellarium Café located inside the Abbey complete with sandwiches, scones, cakes and your choice of tea. Your tour will end here so you can enjoy your afternoon tea at your own pace.

Please note: A state of the art audio-guide system is used during the walking sections of this tour. You'll receive a personal headset to ensure you never miss a word of the guide's commentary.
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  • Afternoon tea at Westminster Abbey
  • Guided tour of Borough Market
  • Panoramic tour on a 1960’s Routemaster bus
  • Blue Badge guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Entry/Admission - Tower of London
  • Entry/Admission - Westminster Abbey
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note there are quite a few stairs within the White Tower and there is no disabled access.
  • Please let us know any dietary requirement by time of booking (Afternoon tea).
5 | 2019-09-23

I was unsure about doing a tour like this, but I was so happy I did! Sheila was amazing and I learned so much. Met lovely people and really had a great day!

George S
1 | 2019-07-29

I base what tours I sign up for on the reviews. First of all: This is NOT early access. We stood in line with everyone else. We had 18 minutes with the special warden in the tower. There was only time to see the crown jewels and nothing else. Then a very rushed tour of Westminster Abbey. Worst of all was then tea time there. We were treated like a herd of cattle. Each tea tray was to be shared with 2 people, so if you had an odd number in your party then get to know your neighbor. After being given your tray if you needed anything else you would have to get up and find a server. One couple was the last to be seated and there was not two seats together. The staff was not interested in helping and fellow tourists tried to rearrange seating to accommodate the poor things. I hope to help someone who is considering this tour. JUST DON'T.. You are much better off going by yourself to see The Tower and The Abbey. Then go to tea somewhere nice. This was a disapointing disaster and waste of time.

Philip N
5 | 2019-07-12

Our tour guide was GREAT, Sheila was very knowledgeable, other than London traffic it was a perfect day. Evan Evan tours are the way to go.

5 | 2019-07-03

Our trip guide, Deborah, made a huge difference with this busy trip. There is a lot of walking, and our guide was knowledgeable about the sites we were seeing, previewed the day's trip prior to arriving to each site, gave us radio devices to be able to hear her clearly while walking inside and outside. The trip allowed for adequate time to see each site and the tour ends with an afternoon tea. Worth every penny!

Kelley M
5 | 2019-07-03

Anthony is amazing! Private tours of both White Tower and Westminster Abbey, There was the usual wait to see the Crown Jewels, but otherwise everything was very timely and efficient. It was a very full day, but did not feel rushed at all. Lunch at Borough Market was fun and just the right amount of time. Tea at Westminster Abbey was a nice selection of finger sandwiches and pastries and a great way to end the day. This tour was not cheap for a party of 5, but felt very personal and kept 4 teens entertained, so definitely worth it!!

5 | 2018-10-29

We were only passing through London so had to make the most of our time. We found this tour, and it seemed to cover several highlights. Although we did not know much about London's locations, we found the meeting point near Victoria Station was easy to find. The guide was excellent and we surely enjoyed the Tower tour before the crowds arrived. The side trip to the Borough's Market was a real treat and allowed us a unique lunch on our own. Westminster tour was good; only drawback was that the tea, although traditional, was in a cafeteria-like atmosphere. This, however, had been specified in other reviews before booking. Would highly recommend.

Gary W
3 | 2018-08-25

Missed may be a good event.

Nalani T
5 | 2018-07-19

London has so much to see and do that it can be overwhelming to decide what to do or where to start. I found this tour to be a great place to start, Our tour guide was Anthony Matthews which I have to say, I really enjoyed his stories and knowledge of the history of London and of England. He is very passionate of his country and appreciates the relationships between nations. I enjoyed his sense of humor and could have spent hours hearing more of his stories and insights. I enjoyed learning about and visiting the Tower of London as well as Westminster Abbey. We also spent some time at a market which was awesome. I read how some reviews that some were disappointed with the Tea Service but have to say, I was not. The tea and treats were delicious and presented beautifully.

4 | 2017-10-23

We booked two events through Viator - London Airport Private Arrival Transfer and Early-Access Tower of London Tour with Afternoon Tea in Westminster Abbey. Our driver royally screwed up and we ended up 90 minutes late for our tour. Once Evans Evans realized what was going on, the tour director left the group at the Tower of London they were on free time, went wherever he needed to, got additional admission tickets for Tower of London, found us and enabled us to enjoy this part of the tour. He was a champ! The tour guide was knowledgeable, interesting, entertaining and perhaps most important - caring.

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