Westminster Tours From London Walks

Westminster is the parliamentary and political centre of the United Kingdom located in central London and bordering the Thames river. Join our expert guides for a variety of Westminster walking tours and discover the sights and history, visible and not, of Westminster.

Take a guided tour inside Westminster Abbey where many of Britain’s most ceremonious historic moments of the past 1000 years have happened. See Poet’s Corner where Charles Dickens is buried and William Shakespeare has a statue. You’ll also find the resting places of prime ministers, members of the royal family including the sainted Edward the Confessor (but not the Queen who chose Windsor Castle). Find out about royal Buckingham Palace (and its famous changing of the guard).

Onto one of the most famous places in London, the Palace of Westminster, AKA the Houses of Parliament. The Palace of Westminster is home to the two houses of the UK parliament, the House of Commons and the House of Lords. You can also see Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower) here and Victoria Tower where the King enters for the State Opening of Parliament and Black Rod’s Garden Entrance. Let alone Westminster Hall (“no other building in this country crystallises its history like Westminster Hall”) and the mediaeval Jewel Tower, the only remaining original parts of the ancient palace.

Come sightseeing with us and find other famous London attractions and English landmarks like St. James’s Park, Parliament Square with its statue of Winston Churchill, his War Rooms and the iconic Trafalgar Square.

You’ll go past Westminster on our Thames sightseeing Brunel river cruise. You’ll also see iconic sights like Tower Bridge, the London Eye and Shakespeare’s Globe from the river.

Book a private walking tour to fully experience the City of Westminster

Sure, you can visit London , read the guide book, listen to an audio guide or even a multimedia guide to see the sights like the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey all on your own. But to really bring London to life, you need to see and feel the city like a Londoner and that means having an expert tour guide at your side.

With a private tour it’s just your small tour group with a London Walks Guide, meaning you’re not going to miss a single detail of London’s many treasures. Whether you’re after a full day or a half-day tour, London Walks has a whole raft of private tours of the greatest city on earth, tailored to your interests and needs. But where to start? Here are some of our most popular London walking tours that are ideal as private walking tours.

Westminster at War
Westminster at War

Sunday, 23 June 2024 @ 1.45 pm (This walk goes every Sunday)

  "the nerve-centre of the entire war, it was a city transformed: sandbagged tombs in the Abbey; a pillbox & barbed wire in Parliament Square, machine-gun nests..."

Westminster Abbey Tour – London's Crowning Glory
Westminster Abbey Tour – London's Crowning Glory

Monday, 24 June 2024 @ 1.45 pm (Click here for more dates)

  On Saturdays, the Westminster Abbey Tour takes place at 10.15 am year round. On Mondays, it takes place at 10.30 am until April 29.  From May 7 until October 28 it takes place every Monday at 1.45 pm.

Old Westminster by Gaslight
Old Westminster by Gaslight

Monday, 24 June 2024 @ 7 pm (This walk goes every Monday)

The great seminal London Walk. Miss it and you've missed London...

Old Westminster Walking Tour
Old Westminster Walking Tour

Tuesday, 25 June 2024 @ 2 pm (Click here for more dates)

 "the cornerstone walk – miss it and you've missed London" 

London's Spymasters
London's Spymasters

Saturday, 29 June 2024 @ 2.30 pm (Click here for more dates)

  "a murky world of treason & treachery, betrayal & murder"

Musical Statues
Musical Statues

Sunday, 30 June 2024 @ 10.45 am

What does history SOUND like? A musical walk around Westminster's statues with Adam  

Tours available upon request

We run a ton of private walks. If you to go on any of the walks below, it’s eezy peezy as well. Just give Fiona, Peter, Niamh or Mary a ring on 020 7624 3978 – or email us at [email protected] and we’ll set it up for you and make it happen.

Musical Belgravia & Westminster – A Virtual Tour
Musical Belgravia & Westminster – A Virtual Tour

A virtual tour from Noel Coward to Henry Purcell, Guided by Adam.

Graveyards to die for
Graveyards to die for

"it was a rat's delight and a health emergency"

Black Londoners
Black Londoners

People of colour have been present in the UK since Roman times, and there are so many who have been part British history. Guided by Alex