Take a behind the scenes look at the Royal Family. Why do we have the changing of the guard? Who lives in which Palace? Where do they shop?
The pomp and circumstance the pageantry, have you ever wondered how it all started. We will explain it all.
Our tour will take us all round London Driving past the sites of this majestic city. On route we will hear the story of the monarchy and how they have ruled for over 1000 years. See statues of Henry VIII, Alfred the Great, memorials to Diana, Prince Albert, George VI (Kings Speech) and Elizabeth his wife. Marvel at the homes and Palaces that the royals have lived in and those they still do. This tour will keep you fascinated. Find out about the life of Her Majesty the Queen, Charles and Camilla, Diana, William, Kate and Harry. Queen Victoria, Henry VIII, Edward VIII George VI and more.
Was a relation of the Queen Jack The Ripper? We shall try and find out. Travelling throughout London seeing the sights this royal family story will unveil itself to you. We shall see hear about the loves & lives, of them all. Follow in the footsteps of the royals as we visit the exteriors of the homes they lived in and still do, the places they shop in and the places they socialise in.
The Changing of the Guard and the Guard change of the Household Cavalry, how did these ceremonies start? We shall find out. Why does the Queen have 2 birthdays? Where is the Court of St James's? What is the Privy Purse or the Lord Chamberlain, Treasurer or Master of the Household? We shall answer all these questions and more.
For over one thousand years, Kings and Queens have taken part in Public Ceremonial events, which have served to emphasise the Monarchy and to make them more visible to their subjects. Touching for the Kings evil, the State Opening of Parliament, the Maundy ceremony and the annual procession and service of the Order of the Garter, all these ceremonies devised centuries ago, but you will find out their true meaning and the types of regalia the Monarchy wears for each and every one. What is her correct title? How do you address the Queen. All these questions and more will be answered as we unveil Royal London to you.
The Diamond Jubilee Celebrated the 60-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen came to the throne on the 6 February 1952 and her coronation took place on 2 June 1953. The Queen has celebrated a 'Silver' Queens Jubilee in 1977 and a 'Golden' Queens Jubilee in 2002.
Follow in the footsteps of her majesty from the day she was born in 1926 to the present day. See the Palaces she lives in, where she was born, the shops and stores that have her Royal Warrants. A Diamond Jubilee has only ever been celebrated by a British monarch once before, when Queen Victoria celebrated her Queens Diamond Jubilee in 1897. We shall visit the very steps of the church where these celebrations took place. This tour will cover every aspect of Her Majesty's 60 year reign, the highs the lows, the laughter and the tears, as we unveil Royal London to you.
Lunch is even Royal on this tour as we shall stop and eat in a building built in the reign of Elizabeth I (1562) and is still standing today.
After lunch we carry on our Monarchy theme hearing and seeing more royal stories. Why does the Queen stop at the entrance to the City of London and be invited in?
Statues, buildings, Palaces, memorials, places of execution, burial sites, shops, and homes this day long tour will enthral the whole family from start to finish. No tour is complete without scandal, and this tour has loads to offer. See where Princess Anne was almost assassinated, the school Camilla attended, the apartment Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong Jones would meet. Stand outside the Restaurant that Dodi Fayed and Princess Diana would meet and eat in. See where Diana worked before her engagement to Charles.
Visit the Diana Memorial Visit a shop that is to this day a shrine to Princess Diana with over 200 photographs.
Does Prince Phillip really drive a LONDON TAXI? We will find out.
£365 - 4 Hours
£565 - 8 Hours
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