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Best of London in a Day: Sights and Hidden Gems

Explore London's top attractions like a local

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Discover London from a unique perspective!

Explore London’s top sights, historic districts and hidden gems whilst we share quirky stories, find the best photo spots, enjoy tastings and see panoramic views along the River Thames.

What landmarks are included?*

Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, The Shard, the Houses of Parliament (Big Ben), Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, the Churchill War Rooms, Trafalgar Square, St. James’s Park, the Tate Modern Galleries, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Borough Market, the River Thames, the London Eye, Sky Garden, St. James’s Palace, Fortnum and Mason… and many hidden gems!

*Please note: we enjoy exterior views of most landmarks. If you wish to enter any of the buildings let us know and we’ll design a bespoke tour for you.

Join this tailored, off-the-beaten-track tour and explore the city like a true Londoner!

Private Tour

About the Tour

See the Best of London in One Day

Join this private and personalised tour to discover London’s famous landmarks like a local.

Go off-the-beaten-path and stay away from the crowds: walk through secret alleyways, beautiful gardens and quaint streets whilst learning fun facts and the hidden history of this ancient megalopolis.

On this introductory walk we explore the city’s sights, parks, royal palaces and historic districts from a fresh perspective, at your pace: there is time to stop for photos, tastings, gift-shopping or simply rest at one of the city’s fabulous urban oases – whatever you may need to make this an enjoyable experience.

What’s the experience like?

Discover London’s famous landmarks away from the crowds.

Marvel at its beautiful parks and modern skyscrapers.

Hear fun stories and learn interesting facts about its iconic monuments.

Enjoy delicious tastings at a local pub, food market or trendy lunch spot.

Soak up the city’s vibrant and multicultural atmosphere.

Find the best photo locations and most charming hidden gems.

What’s included?

  • Changing the Guard ceremony: we take you to a quiet spot for a more intimate experience (subject to availability)
  • A visit to the Tate Modern Gallery with panoramic views of the City.
  • Exterior views of Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.
  • A stroll around the oldest Royal park in London, St. James’s Park.
  • A walk along the River Thames and across the Wobbly Bridge, an iconic film location.
  • A visit to Borough Market, one of the largest and oldest food markets in Europe.
  • Cool photo spots to capture Insta-worthy moments.

What’s not included?

  • Food and drinks (we’ll plan lunch or snack stops according to your needs)
  • Public transportation tickets (optional)
  • Entrance to attractions (optional)

Sample Itinerary

Trafalgar Square

We stand in the great multicultural centre of London, home to the world-famous National Gallery and the newly-opened National Portrait Gallery, and discover fun hidden treasures such as a tiny police station and a cafe in a crypt!


We share tales of the King who lost his head and admire the Queen’s Life Guard’s beautiful horses before finding the gated entrance to 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister’s home and lodgings of Larry the Cat, the current Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office. 


We travel back in time to learn the fascinating history of this medieval suburb and enjoy exterior views of Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the centre of political life in London, famous for its debates and social protests.

Buckingham Palace

We take you to a quiet spot to enjoy a march along The Mall during the traditional Changing the Guard ceremony and share fun stories of the most famous British Royal Palace whilst showing you magnificent mansions filled with tales of unfaithful monarchs, Tudor treasons and contemporary break-ins!

St. James’s Park

We take a quiet stroll along the oldest Royal park in London and unearth the charming secrets of this beautiful urban oasis surrounded by sleek residences, quaint hidden streets and the Churchill War Rooms.

The Square Mile

We take in St. Paul’s Cathedral’s breath-taking beauty, learn about the origins of London as a Roman settlement and find out how the city was once consumed by fire. This is one of the world’s top financial districts, home to Lloyds of London, The Gherkin and Leadenhall Market.


We walk across the Millennium Bridge to pay a quick visit to the acclaimed Tate Modern Museum and embark on an exploration of Southwark, the area where Shakespeare founded The Globe Theatre by the River Thames, a vibrant spot frequented by visitors and locals alike.

Borough Market

We explore this foodie paradise renowned for its charming stalls, local producers and memorable film appearances such as Bridget Jones’s Diary, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Guy Ritchie’s Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

Tower Bridge and the Tower of London

We end our comprehensive tour with scenic views of two of London’s most iconic sights and wonderful contrasts with modern buildings like the former City Hall and The Shard.

All our experiences are tailored to your interests and lifestyle. This is a walking tour. For chauffeured experiences, please get in touch.

Book your bespoke tour and discover the true essence of London!