CANVAS & STONE SIGNATURE LONDON TOURS
Canvas & Stone Signature London Tours are the perfect introduction to the city. Whether it’s the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, a guided tour of Westminster Abbey or a river ride on the Thames Clipper to the Tower of London that interests you, let us take you on a journey that will inspire and amaze you. We can guide anywhere in London and beyond…
LONDON & BEYOND
London, an exciting and vibrant city, home to some of the most famous and captivating galleries, monuments, palaces, churches and cathedrals in the world. Its history stretches back 2000 years, with a wealth of fascinating historical and cultural sites, four of which are UNESCO world heritage listed.
Enjoy the big Block-Buster sites from The Tower of London, St Pauls Cathedral, The London Eye to Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, The National Gallery, Buckingham Palace and much more. With restaurants, markets, shops and theatres to rival New York and Paris there’s plenty to do in your downtime as well. If it’s flowers, fashion, food or antique furniture that appeals…London has it all.
The River Thames, the whole reason London is even here, runs through the heart and can take you to wonderful sites such as Greenwich, home to the Maritime Museum, The Cutty Sark, The Meridian line and more, or thrill the family on one of the exhilarating Rib Rides down the Thames…pretend your James Bond for an afternoon.
Enjoy one of our Signature London Tours and experience it all.
A FEW IDEAS FOR SIGNATURE LONDON TOURS…
Take in the big Block-Buster sights of London including Changing of the Guard, walk around historic Westminster and visit one of the main sights such as Westminster Abbey or the Churchill War Rooms.
Visit Kensington Palace the home of the trendiest Royals and future King and Queen of England. Combine it with a tour of Buckingham Palace or the Royal Mews polished off by high tea for a truly Royal Experience.
Maritime Greenwich is a UNESCO world heritage site with plenty to see such as The Cutty Sark, The Queens House, The Royal Observatory or even a cruise down the River Thames.
Ancient & Secret London
Panoramic Walking Tours through the ancient alleyways of London are a great way to learn about the history. From Roman Ruins to the Great Fire of London, her streets tell plenty of stories.
Great London Churches
Visit the churches and cathedrals made famous by coronations and royal weddings. St.Pauls Cathedral & Westminster Abbey.
Behind the Scenes
Ever fancied going into the room from where Churchill won the Second World War or wanted to see the Crown Jewels without the crowds? Let us organise a bespoke behind the scenes tour for you and your family. A once in a lifetime opportunity.
Visit our Art Tours Page to experience some of the worlds best collections of paintings, sculpture, photography or the decorative arts. Let us organise a tour of some of the most exciting block-buster galleries or the less known, off the beaten track ones. Museums & Galleries include: National Gallery, British Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern & Britain. View our Art Tours page for further details.
A FEW IDEAS FOR FURTHER AFIELD…
Canvas and Stone Guides with flare and experience London and anywhere you can get to from London in a day. Take a deep breath and step back in time. Experience the magic of the English Countryside. Listed below are our top choices. Other popular destinations for day trips are: Hampton Court, Cambridge, Canterbury and Stratford Upon Avon.
Oxford & The Cotswolds
Enjoy a day out in Oxford ‘the city of dreaming spires’ and home to one of the world’s best universities. For a full and fabulous day you can combine it with a tour of some of the quintessentially English villages of the Cotswolds.
Stonehenge & Salisbury
The mysteries of Stonehenge have enchanted academics and visitors for centuries. Walk among the ancient stones and discover for yourself the magic of this place. Close by is the ancient cathedral city of Salisbury. At 404 feet it has the tallest church spire in England as is a perfect example of English Gothic architecture.
For a truly Royal experience walk in the footsteps of the ancient Kings and Queens of England and visit Windsor Castle, the longest inhabited castle in the world with over 900 years of history. Home to St. George’s Chapel and the Knights of the Garter as well as Queen Mary’s Dolls House, this is also the Queen’s favourite place to spend her weekends.
Bath is surely the most perfect of English Georgian towns, but it was originally founded by the Romans as Aquae Sulis. Experience all of it from the Royal Crescent to the Assembly Rooms. From The Roman Baths to The Jane Austen Centre and from Bath Abbey to the modern spa. It is not to be missed.
If you'd like to beat the crowds, we can arrange private tours to a number of these sites.
Thank you for your outstanding, lecture, briefing, tour, and trip into history … for your warm hospitality and your outstanding presentations. You are an outstanding member of the Blue Badge Tour Society…skilled in telling the stories of the past and present…where they took place….while offering more than just the tour. Using the Great Abbey as the magnificent setting it is, your storytelling is unparalleled in the best sense, of Kings and Queens and regular people…many at the top of English, British and the United Kingdom’s history and architecture.