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Royal London & UK: best Royal attractions & tours

Royal palaces & personalised private tours - all things Royal in London & UK

buckingham palace

Visit some of London's most spectacular castles and palaces with over a thousand years of Royal history, including Tower of London, Windsor Castle & more.

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A great selection of Royal themed tours including: Buckingham Palace & Windsor Castle, Royal Parks Bike Tour, Royal Windsor, Crown Jewels & more.

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windsor castle

Private guided tour in your luxury vehicle, visiting top Royal destinations. Options include Crown Jewels Tour, Hampton Court & Windsor Castle.

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leeds castle

There are many historical palaces and castles up & down the UK with Royal connections, including Leeds Castle in Kent to Edinburgh Castle.

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Changing of Guard London

ROYAL LONDON WALKING TOUR WITH FISH & CHIPS MEAL

Buckingham Palace, London
Royal London Walking Tour with fish & chips at Poppie's Restaurant

• Royal Walking Tour through London • Meal at Poppie's Fish & Chips Restaurant • 2-hr walking tour in London • Professional guide • See the Crown Estate and marvel at the Horse Guards • London in Your Pocket App Access


Royal London

Royal castles & palaces

London has over a thousand years of Royal history for you to explore and our much loved castles and palaces in and around London are a fantastic way to do this.

The Big Six in and around London are highlighted below. A visit to London would not be complete without seeing the iconic Tower of London and Buckingham Palace and then just outside London lie Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace. There really is a spectacular Royal day out waiting for you.

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London Royal castles and palaces - more information

Tower of London

Tower of London

See the Crown Jewels at one of the world's most famous and spectacular fortresses.

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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace

His Majesty's residence and gardens. Open only in the summer for tours.

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Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

The world's largest occupied castle. See the State Apartments and St George's Chapel.

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Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace

Birth place of Queen Victoria and London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Henry VIII's palace is a great place to explore with world-famous gardens & legendary maze.

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Kew Gardens & Palace

Kew Gardens & Palace

A UNESCO-listed venue: the Royal Botanic Gardens includes the Palace with entrance.

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Other Royal attractions in London

At the Queen's Gallery you can witness a programme of changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection. Here you will find a wide-ranging collection of art and treasures held in trust by the Monarch for the Nation.

The Royal Mews is the working stables for the royalty where you can see the incredible State vehicles used for iconic royal occasions including coronations.

St Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey have both played key roles on the international stage, hosting Royal weddings and other significant events.

Queen's Gallery

Queen's Gallery

A permanent space dedicated to changing exhibitions from the Royal Collection.

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Royal Mews

Royal Mews

Exhibition showcasing horse-drawn carriages & stables home to working horses.

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

A World Heritage Site with over a thousand years of history.

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St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's
Cathedral

The Cathedral with the iconic dome, one of the highest in the world.

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Hotels near Royal attractions in London

Near the top Royal London attractions you can expect to pay a premium for a fantastic location in the heart of London. Many of the hotels below have river views, and are easily walkable to places such as Buckingham Palace, Mayfair and Westminster. These hotels offer 4 and 5-star quality accommodation with facilities such as gyms, top-rated restaurants and a selection of room choices and suites for you to choose from.

royal horseguards hotel

The Royal Horseguards

Beautiful 5-star hotel located between the River Thames and Trafalgar Square, with a luxurious mix of history and modern style, with river views.

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franklin hotel london

The Franklin London

In the heart of Kensington, just steps from the Victoria and Albert Museum, this 5-star elegant hotel has a Hammam floor; techno gym and spa.

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strathmore hotel

Strathmore Hotel

Once the residence of the Earl of Strathmore, the Queen Mother's father, in stylish Kensington, this grand Victorian hotel has fine dining and marble bathrooms.

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ampersand hotel

The Ampersand Hotel

A cosmopolitan hotel set in a large Victorian building, with gym and games room. Located within a 2-min walk of the Natural History Museum and the V&A Museum.

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guardsman hotel london

The Guardsman

Located just 400 metres from Buckingham Palace, The Guardsman features a bar and views of the city. You can enjoy room service and a buffet or full English breakfast.

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chesterfield hotel, mayfair london

The Chesterfield

Located between Hyde and Green Parks, this hotel features an award-winning restaurant & offers Afternoon Tea. The chesterfield mixes traditional British charm with modern comforts.

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royal garden hotel

Royal Garden Hotel

A 5-star hotel with spectacular London views, located next to Kensington Gardens. 3 AA Rosette Chinese restaurant and a 24-hour health club.

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radisson blu edwardian hotel

Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel

Located just 100 metres from the British Museum; the Radisson offers a 24-hr gym. The Bloomsbury Street Kitchen serves a range of Mediterranean & Japanese dishes.

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Royal tours in and around London

From coach tours visiting popular attractions with a Royal theme including London and Windsor, to Royal themed walking tours, hop-on bus tours and Royal afternoon teas. We have plenty of tours and experiences with a connection to the Royal Family for you to enjoy.

royal london coach tour

Royal London

Afternoon panoramic coach tour of Royal London, Changing of the Guard & options to add on Thames River Cruise or Afternoon Tea.

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Windsor Castle

Royal London
& Windsor

Enjoy Royal sites by comfortable coach, in both London & Windsor & Changing of Guard when available.

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crown jewels london tower of london

Crown Jewels
of London

Expertly guided tour of Tower of London & Crown Jewels along with St Paul's + Thames River cruise.

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windsor castle

Royal Windsor Afternoon Tour

Discover the historical architecture of the Royal's Windsor plus entrance to Windsor Castle.

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buckinghamp palace & windsor castle

Buckingham Palace & Windsor Castle

Fully guided day coach tour with entrances included at Buckingham Palace & Windsor Castle.

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beefeaters at tower of london

Magic of London with Cream Tea at Harrods

Entrance to Tower of London, St Paul's, boat trip, coach tour of top London sights + cream tea at Harrods.

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wizard walk & royal & landmarks tour

Wizard Walk & Royal & Landmarks Tour

Enjoy two popular walking tours with options to add on fish & chips and/or Tootbus tour.

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afternoon tea at milestone hotel overlooking kensington palace

Afternoon Tea at the Milestone

Traditional afternoon tea at a luxurious 5-star hotel overlooking Kensington Palace + Royals & Landmarks Tour & Wizard Walk Tour.

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westminster abbey

Royal London Tour with Westminster Abbey & Afternoon Tea

Entrance to Westminster Abbey + Afternoon Tea at at the Cellarium Café & Terrace.

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Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II small group walking tour

Small group walking tour around Westminster, seeing the Abbey, Buckingham Palace & St James's Palace.

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Royal London walking tour

Royal London - Tower of London

Entry to Tower of London, with Royal walking tour, Changing of the Guard + River Thames sightseeing cruise.

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royal bike tour

London Royal Parks bike tour inc. Hyde Park

Guided bike tour through Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, and St. James's Park, taking in palaces & memorials.

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Private Royal tours in and around London

Visit the Crown Jewels at the Tower in London or Royal Windsor or Hampton Court Palace, all from the luxury of your private car with driver guide or separate guide if you prefer. Pick ups for private tours will be from your chosen location within zones 1-3 in London.

windsor castle

Private Royal Windsor

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in Windsor with your own private luxury car with expert guide, exploring the historic town and castle, entrance included. You might even catch the Changing of the Guard.

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crown jewels

Private Crown Jewels of London

Your chauffeur will pick you in your luxury vehicle & take you to top Royal London sights. Enjoy fantastic photo opportunities plus entry included to the Tower of London & St Paul's Cathedral.

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buckingham palace

Private Royal London

Enjoy a private experience with expert guide on this historical journey through the City of London. Get up close to iconic sights with wonderful photo opportunities, as you are driven in a luxury vehicle.

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hampton court palace

Private Hampton Court & Windsor Castle

Visit two of the UK's most beautiful and historic Royal homes, Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace, on this fantastic full-day private tour, entrances included.

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Historical Royal attractions UK

The UK has a long Royal tradition with castles and palaces to visit up and down the country. Some are easily accessible from London, others are further afield but can still be done in a day trip or overnight break. Here we cover some of the places with a long, rich history with links back to Royalty.

hillsborough castle gardens

Hillsborough Castle & Gardens

Explore Northern Ireland's Royal residence, set in 100 acres of picturesque gardens. Enjoy the stunning State Rooms used by the Royal Family.

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warwick castle

Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle is an excellent day out with loads of entertainment for all the family.
Built by William the Conqueror in 1068, it has a long Royal history, but is now open for everyone to enjoy.

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blenheim palace

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace has a centuries old relationship with the Royal Family, and also has World Heritage Site status. As the ancestral home of the Duke of Marlborough there is much to see at this exquisite palace.

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canterbury cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral

With 3 Royal tombs, including Edward the Black Prince, Canterbury Cathedral has a connection with Royalty going back centuries as the church and the crown were intrinsically linked.

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edinburgh castle

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle was home to kings and queens for many centuries.
The Honours of Scotland, on display in the Crown Room, are the oldest Crown jewels in Britain.

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warwick castle

Leeds Castle

Once owned by Henry VIII and used by himself and Catherine of Aragon, Leeds Castle is a beautiful castle, surrounded by its own lake, and has been owned by six queens of England.

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balmoral palace

Balmoral & Royal Deeside Tour

Discover the royal heritage of the Royal Deeside on this small-group tour from Aberdeen. Travel to the Victorian village of Ballater with royal connections.

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royal crescent bath

Royal Bath

Newly renamed 'Royal Bath' for the King's coronation, Bath is a beautiful city with royal connections and an international status as a spectacular spa destination, and a World Heritage Site.

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