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London Guided Tours

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Key Information:
Group Size: 1 - 25 people
Destination: London
Season: January - December
Languages: English, Spanish
Minimum Cost: 140 Pound Sterling (GBP) Per day
Maximum Cost: 210 Pound Sterling (GBP) Per day

Museum visits:
- British Museum with world-renowned treasures such as the Rosetta Stone, the Elgin Marbles from the Parthenon, and galleries of Egyptian Mummies and Islamic Art
- Cabinet War Rooms, the vital operations centre for World War II and the connected Churchill Museum
- Victoria & Albert Fine Arts Museum with fine displays of silver, glass, ceramics, water colours and Raphael's original cartoons for the Vatican tapestries. Also a unique series of casts of the world's most famous monuments.

Art Galleries:
- National Gallery containing one of the world's greatest collections of paintings from 15th century to the Impressionist
- Tate Britain containing British Art from 16th century to the present day and home of the annual Turner Prize
- Tate Modern containing a major collection of international modern paintings and sculpture
- Courtauld Gallery displaying a compact history of art with masterpieces from 14th century to the 20th from an outstanding former private collection
- Queen's Gallery, adjacent to Buckingham Palace, exhibiting important works of art from the private Royal Collection.

Sightseeing options include:
- Westminster Abbey, the ancient Coronation Abbey and site of royal weddings and burials of Kings and Queens, statesmen, writers and musicians
- St Paul's Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece, the church of the City of London and symbol of survival during World War 2, containing the American Memorial Chapel
- Tower of London where the Crown Jewels can been viewed and the site of the scaffold where 2 of Henry 8t's six wives were beheaded: Changing of the Guard, a colourful military ceremony which takes place regularly at Buckingham Palace
- Somerset House, the restored 18th century palace that formerly contained the Navy Office frequently visited by Lord Nelson. Contains the Gilbert Collection of silver, micro-mosaics and invaluable collection of snuff boxes, formerly in Los Angeles: Kensington Palace, former home of Diana, Princess of Wales and Princess Margaret, sister to the Queen and birthplace of Queen Victoria.

London Walks - Family History:
- Westminster, to include the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Downing Street, the Horseguards Parade where the changing of the Mounted Guard takes place, and St James's Park
- South Bank, including Westminster Bridge, the London Eye, the South Bank Arts Center which includes the National Theater, Royal Festival Hall, National Film Theater and Hayward Art Gallery; also the Millennium Bridge connecting the Tate Modern Gallery to St. Paul's Cathedral
- Soho, center of London's cosmopolitan restaurants, theater land and China Town
- Wren Churches, several architectural gems which Sir Christopher Wren and his assistants rebuilt after the Great Fire of London in 1666
- London's East End, with its history of Huguenot refugees from France, Jewish population and now Bangladeshi inhabitants: Handel's London, visiting his house in Brook St and St George's Church, Hanover Square where he was a church warden and where an annual Handel Festival takes place
- Contemporary music scene, Covent Garden Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, Home of English National Opera, etc.

Day Trips, by public transport or hire-car with driver, include:
- Windsor Castle, dating from 11th century and added to over the centuries, with priceless art treasures and St George's Chapel, scene of the installation of the Knights of the Garter: Hampton Court Palace, restored palace of Henry 8 and later Hanoverian kings
- Oxford or Cambridge, ancient university towns: Stratford-pon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, whose plays are frequently performed there, a town which still preserves much of its ancient charm
- Bath, beautifully preserved Georgian spa town: Stonehenge, prehistoric stone circle where ceremonies still take place at the summer solstice
- Salisbury, with perhaps the most beautiful cathedral in England, which inspired paintings by John Constable
- Canterbury including its gothic cathedral containing the shrine to Thomas a Becket and the place of pilgrimage celebrated in Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales'.

Notes:
Prices:
- For for a half day's guiding (up to 4 hours) - £140,
- For a full day (up to 9 hours) - £210.

Spanish will involve extra costs.

About This Supplier
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Location: England
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2006
Client Request Served: 37

Tour Guide Service. Registered Blue Badge Guide. Specialises in London Museums, Galleries, Walks and main London sights, also day trips from London. English and Spanish. Honours Degree in Spanish and History. Diploma in History of Art and Architecture. Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding and Guild of...

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