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Discover the fascinating history of the British monarchy and its role in society on this leisurely, unforgettable tour of Buckingham Palace and the Royal Parks. Let us guide you through the footsteps of royalty as we explore these lush green oases, once the exclusive playgrounds of the royal family and now beloved public spaces for all to enjoy. Delve into the captivating stories and hidden treasures of these iconic locations, which have mirrored the changing role of the monarchy and the evolution of the nation. Our expert guide will bring to life the rich culture and heritage of this vibrant city, ensuring you're fully immersed in the regal splendor of London's past. And with self-guided exploration at Buckingham Palace, you'll have the opportunity to fully appreciate this crucial landmark at your own pace. So why not join us for this unforgettable journey through London's royal history?
Per Group (Up to 2 people): $453.00
Per Group (Up to 3 people): $507.00
Per Group (Up to 4 people): $561.00
Per Group (Up to 5 people): $616.00
Per Group (Up to 6 people): $670.00
Our journey begins outside the historic Jewel Tower, built around 1365 to house Edward III's treasures and one of only two buildings from the medieval Palace of Westminster to survive the fire of 1834. We'll set the stage for our tour by exploring the overarching themes of how the Royal Parks and Buckingham Palace have mirrored the ebb and flow of the British monarchy, reflecting the nation's evolving culture. From here, we'll make our way to the majestic Horse Guard Parade, where we'll explore the grounds used for the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony, while gaining insight into the vital role of the Household Cavalry.
As we meander towards Buckingham Palace, our friendly and knowledgeable guide will regale you with tales of the iconic site's history—from its origins as a collection of private homes to its current status as a royal residence. Discover the palace's role in the evolution of the British monarchy, from Queen Victoria's escape from the constraints of her mother and the "Kensington System" to the establishment of the modern idea of “The Royal Family” as a domestic ideal. Although our guide won't be able to join you inside the palace, they'll ensure you're well-equipped with a wealth of background knowledge (and your tickets for entry) so you can make the most of your self-guided audio tour and truly appreciate the palace's significance.
Our leisurely stroll continues through the enchanting Royal Parks, where you'll uncover the fascinating stories of these lush retreats. We'll first explore the picturesque St. James's Park, a former deer park turned wildlife haven, before making our way to the tranquil Green Park, which once served as royal hunting grounds. Finally, we'll venture into the vast Hyde Park, where you'll learn about its connection to the monarchy and its enduring role in public events and celebrations. Our expert guide will reveal the hidden gems scattered throughout these parks, including the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain and the iconic Speakers' Corner—a symbol of London's vibrant and ever-changing culture. So come along for this relaxed, immersive journey through the history of the British monarchy, the Royal Parks, and Buckingham Palace, and leave with a newfound appreciation for London's rich heritage and the unique role of the Royal Family in this captivating city.
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