Concierge Question – Are all London Tours Much the Same?

Thinking all London tours are much the same, is a common mistake, as is the belief that some of the cheaper tours are better value.

The reality is that there is a huge difference between what is and what is not included and this is worth looking closely at when booking.

An Open Top bus is a great way to Tour London

The more expensive all inclusive tours generally offer the best value and are far cheaper than trying to go alone and paying separately at each location.

Here are some individual entrances cost:

Tower of London £20.90

Westminster Abbey £18.00

St Pauls Cathedral £15.00

Buckingham Palace (Inc Garden and Mews) £33.25

London Eye £25.00

That’s a total of £122.25 before other attractions are included, a tour guide and transport.

If you look around it is possible to find a tour that includes all the above for half that price.

For further London information, here is the

 ‘Official Tourism Site for London’:

Price is not the only difference on London tours; some include unique extras that are well worth doing.

For example we found this excellent tour that includes afternoon tea at Harrods.

Tea at Harrods and Vintage Double Decker Bus Tour:

Part 1 – Vintage Double Decker Bus Take your seat on board the Harrods Vintage double decker bus. The former 1960’s routemaster has been beautifully restored and is the perfect way to experience London. If the weather is good we will use our classic open top bus.

Part 2 – See all the sights of London Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, Trafalgar Square, Nelson’s Column, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London Bridge and the Tower of London, all brought to life by our professional guide.

Part 3 – Cruise on the River Thames Join us for a cruise on the River Thames, onboard our luxury air conditioned catamarran. The cruise is a great way to see some of London’s hidden treasures including Sheakespeare’s Globe, the Golden Hinde Boat and Cleopatra’s Needle, as well as the wonderful bridges that span the river. Have your camera’s at the ready for the perfect photo of the London Eye.

Part 4 – Watch the inspection of the Guard Next we head to Horseguards Parade to watch the world famous Guard Inspection ceremony. Horsegaurds is the gateway to the Royal Household including Buckingham Palace and everyday at 4pm the mounted cavalry appear, dressed in their famous uniforms, while they are being inspected.

Champagne Afternoon Tea at Harrods

Part 5 – Champagne tea in the Georgian Restaurant, Harrods To end the day we head to Harrods for a Champagne tea in the classical Georgian restaurant. Relax and enjoy the music from the live pianist while the waiters serve us delicious homemade scones served with strawberry Jam and clotted cream, a pot of Georgian blend tea and a glass of Champagne.

We found this and many thanks to them, at

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