The Spirit of London with The View from the Shard and Free Snack Pack

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  • Highlights
    • Complimentary drinks every Thursday and Friday evening* from 6pm – 8pm for limited time only!
    • Entry to St. Paul’s Cathedral
    • Panoramic tour of London
    • See the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
    • Free Snack Pack
    • Entry to Tower of London
    • Meet the Yeoman Warders
    • See the famous Crown Jewels
    • Walking Tour of Greenwich
    • Thames River boat ride
    • The View from The Shard
    • Luxury air–conditioned vehicle
  • Additional Information

    What's Included in the tour


    • Admissions to St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London tickets
    • Panoramic Tour of London
    • Free Snack Pack
    • Transportation by Luxury Air-Conditioned Coach
    • Professional Guide
    • Walking Tour of Greenwich
    • The View from The Shard
    • River Boat Ride

    What's Excluded in the tour


    • Gratuities
    • Food and beverages unless stated differently

    Please Note:
    • Every Thursday and Friday evening from Thursday 22nd November to Thursday 13th December The View from The Shard is opening its bar and offering visitors complimentary drinks from 18:00 – 20:00.
    • Due to Sunday church services, there will be no guiding inside the cathedral
    • We will visit Horseguards Parade when the ceremony is not available
    • You must bring the e-ticket provided to gain entry to this tour.
    • Bookings made after midnight for the same day will not receive a free Snack Pack
    • *During Peak Periods, Additional Vehicles Without Wi-Fi May Be Used
    • St Paul’s will be closed to the public on 25th March
  • Schedule
    The Spirit of London

    Days of departure: Daily

    Check-in: 7:30am
    Departure: 8:00am

    Return(approx.): 5:30pm

    Departure point: 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH
    Return point: London Eye Pier

    DEPARTURE POINT:
    Golden Tours Visitors Centre, 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH
    Tel: +44 (0)20 7233 7030


    The View from the Shard

    Days of Operation:

    April - October
    • Open 10am -10pm (last entry 8:30pm) Sunday to Thursday
    • Open 10am -11pm (last entry 9:30pm) Friday and Saturday. 
    September
    • Open 10:00am -10:00pm (last entry 9:00pm) Sunday to Friday
    • Open 10:00am -12:00pm (last entry 11:00pm) Saturday. 

    November - March
    • Open 10am - 7pm Sunday - Wednesday (last entry 5:30pm)
    • Open 10am - 10pm Thursday - Saturday 
    December & January

    • 01 December Open at 10:00am - 9:15pm  (last entry 8:00pm)
    • 05 December Open at 10:00am - 6:00pm  (last entry 4:30pm)
    • 08 December Open at 10:00am - 9:15pm  (last entry 8:00pm)
    • 12 December Open at 10:00am - 6:00pm  (last entry 5:00pm)
    • 14 December Open at 10:00am - 6:00pm  (last entry 4:30pm)
    • 15 December Open at 10:00am - 9:15pm  (last entry 8:00pm)
    • 24 December Open at 10:00am - 6:00pm  (last entry 5:00pm)
    • 26 December Open at 11:00am - 10:00pm  (last entry 5:00pm)
    • 27 to 30 December Open at 10:00am - 10:00pm  (last entry 9:00pm)
    • 31 December Open at 10:00am - 09:15pm  (last entry 8:00pm)
    • 1 January Open at 10:00am - 07:00pm  (last entry 6:00pm)
    • 2 to 5 January Open at 10:00am - 10:00pm  (last entry 9:00pm)
    Exception: Closed On 25th December 2018.

    Click here to view early closures for 2018
  • Description
    Comprehensive Panoramic Tour 
    Enjoy a whistle stop tour of London’s famous monuments and marvel at the history of London’s modern masterpieces from the comfort of your seat. Have your cameras ready for our photo stop at the spectacular Westminster Abbey.

    St. Paul’s Cathedral
    Towering high over the City of London, magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral is widely considered to be Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece. Marvel at the beautiful mosaics inside. *On Sundays due to church services, there is no guiding inside the cathedral 

    Buckingham Palace and Changing of the Guard
    As iconic an image of London as red telephone boxes and double–decker buses, the Changing of the Guard is a not–to–be–missed royal feast of bearskin hats and red tunics. *We will visit Horseguards Parade when the ceremony is not available.

    Free Snack Pack
    Enjoy a lunch as part of this package, absolutely free! Tuck into a six inch, cheese and salad sub, a packet of crisps, a bottle of water and a chocolate chip cookie – meaning you can spend more time exploring at each destination!
     
    The Tower of London and Crown Jewels
    During its 1000 year history this impressive fortress has been a Royal Palace, prison, mint and even a zoo! Be dazzled by the Cullinan diamonds and the spectacular Kohi–i–Noor at the Crown Jewels.

    Exclusive feature
    ATTACK THE TOWER – Join a Yeoman Warder (‘Beefeater’) for an exclusive and very different view of the famous Tower of London on this guided tour. You will hear the story of the peasants’ revolt and attack on the Tower of 1381, the military cunning used to ensure the safety of the Monarch within, and how the Tower’s very architecture protects it from attack.

    River Thames Boat Ride
    Setting off from the Tower of London, take to the water on a River Thames boat ride and enjoy a tour of the London sights as you head towards the beautiful Greenwich.
    Walking Tour of Greenwich

    Explore the quaint beauty of Greenwich on this professionally guided walking tour, covering the iconic tea clipper Cutty Sark and the Old Royal Naval College, designed by Christopher Wren.
    After the walking tour, get back on board the River Boat and take in more of the city sights as you sail towards Central London and the iconic silhouette of The Shard

    The View from The Shard
    Disembark at London Bridge and head for the final stop on the tour, the tallest building in Western Europe. The Shard is an impressive 310 metres tall and a spectacular part of London’s skyline. Travelling at a speed of six floors a second, zip up in the lift to the viewing platform on the 72nd floor. Take in breathtaking 360 degree views that span up to 40 miles and relax as the city buzzes below – the perfect end to a wonderful day in the city.