About Essential London
Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and the Changing of the Guard:
We begin the day by visiting the architectural masterpiece that is Westminster Abbey, where Kings, Queens, statesmen, writers and poets are buried togehter with the hushed secrets they took to their graves. The Abbey has been the scene of 38 coronations and 14 Royal Weddings. Amongst it's treasures you will see the shrine of the Abbey's 11th Century founder Edward the Confessor. Your guide will show you Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Back on the coach we travel along Whitehall, see Downing Street, home of our Prime Minister, then to Trafalgar Square, to see Nelson's Column, towering above London's skyline. Then to Buckingham Palace to the Changing of the Guard in all it's colourful pagaentry and ceremony.
The tour ends at approximately 12.30 in Trafalgar Square.
Sunday in London.
Due to church services Westminster Abbey is closed to visitors. We will show the cloisters and Chapter House at Westminster Abbey or the Imperial War Museum. Occasionally there mau not be a Changing of the Guard, on these occasions we will visit Horseguards Parade.