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British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon5 hours to 5 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

The British Museum is one of the UK’s largest and most visited museums, chronicling over two million years of human history. Make the most of your visit on this small-group tour, then marvel at London’s historic monuments on a guided walking tour, including Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, and the Houses of Parliament.
  • Historic walking tour of London, including the British Museum
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access and a guided tour of the British Museum
  • Admire London landmarks such as Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, and the Houses of Parliament
  • Ideal introduction to historic London for first-time visitors or those short on time
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a personalized experience
Meet your guide and small group of no more than eight people outside the British Museum and use your pre-paid tickets to skip the queues and head straight inside. Then, take a walk through some 6,000 years of human history as you follow your guide around the museum’s impressive exhibits.

Along the way, stop to admire rare artifacts from all around the globe, including Samurai armor and rare Assyrian lion hunt reliefs, and learn more about prize exhibits such as the Mummy of Katebet, the Lewis Chessmen and the original Rosetta Stone.

After a break for lunch (own expense), set out to discover the highlights of historic London on a guided walking tour, starting with a stroll around the grand monuments of Trafalgar Square. As you explore the city’s elegant boulevards, green parks and lively squares, stop to take a peek at 10 Downing Street, home of the British Prime Minister; snap photos of iconic landmarks such as Big Ben and the House of Parliament; and hear stories about important historic figures like Winston Churchill and the British royal family.

End your tour beneath the magnificent gothic spires of Westminster Abbey, where you’ll bid your guide farewell and can continue exploring the city independently.
Itinerary
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The British Museum
Start off your walking tour to London with an introduction to culture and civilizations at the monumental collection of the British Museum, spanning 6,000 years of human history. It features items from all over the world like Samurai armor and rare Assyrian lion hunt reliefs. Our guides will take a serious but enjoyable approach towards the museum’s galleries, discussing primitive tribes and fallen empires through a carefully chosen selection of items. You will learn about the Mummy of Katebet, the Lewis Chessmen and the original Rosetta Stone.  Walk away with an understanding of what humans have achieved during our short history and hopefully you will be proud to call yourself a part of this incredible species.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Westminster
After a break for lunch, continue with your guide to understand London through its history as you walk through its urban landscape. Our expert guides will peel back the layers as you walk past some of the most iconic places in central London like Trafalgar Square and the House of Parliament. Learn about Chaucer at Westminster Abbey or maybe bump into the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street. The tour will pass through the sweeping green parks, bustling crowds, and quaint squares that define London. Learn about the monarchs and leaders, like Queen Elizabeth II and Winston Churchill, while also taking advantage of your local guide, who will be more than willing to share a few of the city’s best kept secrets as you explore together.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Covent Garden
After a break for lunch, start your walking tour at Covent Garden, an area of London whose thriving history started as early as the 7th century as a Saxon settlement. It is a must-see destination for anyone who enjoys, shopping, theatre, restaurants, bars, history and culture.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Trafalgar Square
You will then pass through Trafalgar Square where you will learn all about the history of this public square which commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars over France and Spain. During its history, the square has been a place for protests and demonstrations which continue to this day.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Nelson's Column
Nelson's Column is a monument in Trafalgar Square, built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Admiralty Arch
Next you will discover the rich history and heritage of Admiralty Arch, a landmark building in London, providing road and pedestrian access between the Mall and Trafalgar Square. It was commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Whitehall
You will then walk along the street which runs between Charing Cross and the Houses of Parliament, known as Whitehall. The name Whitehall also applies to the group of small streets, squares and government buildings adjoining the street. Whitehall has been known to be the site of principal government offices since the establishment of Henry VIII’s court at Whitehall Palace in the 1530s.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Downing Street
Next you will visit Downing Street, a street built in the 1680s which houses the official residences and offices of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. A renowned landmark of Downing Street is 10 Downing Street, the official location of the Prime Minister’s office.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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St. James's Palace
You will also walk by St. James’s Palace, the most senior royal palace in the UK. It has been the setting for some of the most important events in Royal history after having been a Royal residence for over 300 years.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Buckingham Palace
residence of the UK’s sovereigns since 1827. Today Buckingham Palace is very much a working building and consists of the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Churchill War Rooms
You will also pass by the Churchill War Rooms, a museum that makes up one of the five branches of the Imperial War Museum. The museum is made up of the Cabinet War Rooms, a historical underground complex that housed a British government command centre during the Second World War, and the Churchill Museum, a biographical museum dedicated to the life of Winston Churchill.
Duration: 10 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
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Westminster Abbey
During your tour you will also visit the beautiful Westminster Abbey, a large, mainly Gothic abbey church which has touched the lives of kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers since 960 AD, having been the coronation church since 1066.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Houses of Parliament
Next you will see the Westminster Palace, also known as the Houses of Parliament. A Gothic style building whose history spans over 900 years, it is where the House of Commons and the House of Lords meet.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Big Ben
Finally, you will see one of London’s best-known landmarks, Big Ben, the clock tower at the end of the Palace of Westminster.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Babylon Tours London
Say “Cheerio” to the dusty, stodgy tours of yesteryear. At Babylon Tours, our London is fresh and engaging – the one that you probably want to experience. Join us on a private or small group tour through the National Gallery and the British Museum or hit the streets through a historic tour of the center and (maybe) catch a glimpse of Kate or the rest of the royal family. Our young, energetic guides at Babylon Tours will introduce you to London in the best way possible, from Big Ben to the street art of its multicultural East End.
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by British Museum & London City Center Westminster Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max.

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