Windsor Castle & London by Car
8 hour tour
The best of both worlds! A tour giving you both a flavour of the Queen’s home town of London and her weekend retreat at Windsor.
We’ll start by heading off to Windsor Castle.
Windsor is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and has been home to 39 of our monarchs. Today the Queen spends more time here than Buckingham Palace! We’ll start by visiting the state apartments (the rooms built to impress the visiting dignitaries and many of which are still used by our Queen today) filled with treasures collected by Kings and Queens through the ages. Also onsite is St George’s Chapel (closed on Sundays) where the blessing of the marriage of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles took place in 2005. We’ll also find here the tombs of King Henry VIII, King Charles I and our present Queen’s parents among many others.
Then before heading back to London we’ll have lunch in Windsor. From a quick 30 minute sandwich, soup, coffee stop to the traditional old English pub lunch, there are plenty of options here.
The London leg is a good introduction to London.
We’ll take in the major highlights with some time spent out of the car to take pictures too.
Highlights can include Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard (weather dependant), Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, London Eye, River Thames, Downing Street, Harrods, some of The Royal Parks, National Gallery, Tate Modern, National Portrait Gallery, the Financial District (the site of old Roman London) and more.
Average travelling times: Central London to Windsor = 50 mins
Average time spent on site: Windsor = 2 hours