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Layover Tour Founders
Don't mind sharing? Our Scheduled Express Tours run on select dates each week from 10:30am to 4:30pm
Exclusive: ONLY scheduled tours to run directly from Heathrow Airport. Perfect for day layovers arriving before 9:00am and departing after 6:30pm only, as well as guests staying in Hotels at Heathrow Airport. Option also available to finish in central London if preferred.
Small group numbers offer maximum benefit - a semi private experience is more personal than overcrowded large buses
Not just a drive: Unlike large bus tours, stops are made for detailed guided excursions with your professional guide
From Buckingham Palace to Big Ben, discover Royal London's historic landmarks, with guided tours throughout the famous Royal boroughs of the city
Traditional Fish and Chips lunch at one of our historic London pubs included
SCHEDULED GROUP TOUR - Royal London Express Tour from Heathrow Airport
The Express Tour Concept
Don't mind sharing with other travelers? Join one of our scheduled express tours directly from Heathrow Airport to discover the best of Royal London.
We offer the only tour service direct from Heathrow Airport, perfect for visitors with day layovers looking for an alternative to waiting at the airport or guests at Heathrow hotels wishing to take an all inclusive tour directly from their hotel's door step. Collection and return is included to Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport as well as the nearby Heathrow hotels.
Long layover at Heathrow Airport? Don't spend hours at the airport when you can go on a fully guided tour of one of the world's greatest cities. Make the most of the opportunity, with collection and return included directly from Heathrow Airport, removing all the hassle of discovering the city with a limited time. No need to risk getting lost or having to catch multiple transport connections. Perfect for all layovers that land at Heathrow before 9:00am and depart after 6:30pm.
Short stay in a hotel at Heathrow Airport? Our London Express Tours also include complimentary collection and return to most major Heathrow Hotels, the only service to tour Royal London directly from your Heathrow accommodation. Guests with longer time schedules can also remain in central London following the tour if this is more suitable.
Morning flight landing at Heathrow and looking for a transfer and some sightseeing before check-in at a central London hotel? With central London hotels typically only allowing check-in after 3pm, visitors with morning arrivals into Heathrow frequently lose the first half of their day. Our London Express tour is a brilliant way to include transportation from Heathrow and receive a welcome introduction to the city, all in time for hotel check-in. Simple opt to end the tour in central London.
Remember that our scheduled group tours are unique. Unlike large bus tours, ours is not just a transfer service with free time at each location to "wander". Our tours are fully guided, with stops made at the key landmarks for you to go outside of the tour vehicle on detailed guided walks with your group's professional tour guide to hear the wonderful stories and anecdotes behind the landmarks, with plenty of photograph opportunities.
After your mid morning departure from Heathrow, guests arrive at the Borough of Kensington & Chelsea for a guided introduction to the Royal neighbourhoods at Hyde Park and the magnificent Royal Albert Hall: from the Beatles to Adele, every artist visiting London aspires to play this most famous of Victorian venues.
Heading through Kensington, guests will arrive at the official residence of Her Majesty The Queen: Buckingham Palace. Be taken on a guided walk to discover all about the Palace and its surroundings, including The Mall and the Queen's Guards, with plenty of photograph opportunities.
Following a scenic drive through London's ancient back streets, guests will arrive at Westminster to see over 1000 years of history come life: The Houses of Parliament, the Big Ben Clock Tower and the ancient seat of kings, Westminster Abbey. Join your guide for an extended guided walk and hear the fascinating anecdotes and insider tales behind the two great power's of the country, including special photo opportunities.
After taking in the spectacular views of the London Eye from the River Thames, guests will enter the very heart of London for a panoramic tour through Downing Street, Trafalgar Square and St James Palace, the oldest surviving residence of the Royal Family, before entering the popular shopping district of Knightsbridge, home to the city's most internationally famous store, Harrods.
All this and much much more!
Traditional Fish and Chips Pub Lunch
Included with the tour is a delicious fish and chips lunch at one of our traditional pubs in the heart of Knightsbridge. London Magical Tours guests exclusively benefit from a fast track food service: the food is freshly prepared in time for our group's arrival to help make the most of the day, offering the the perfect opportunity to endulge in a typical British favourite.
Return to Heathrow or Finish in Central London
Following on from lunch, guests are given the option to finish the tour in central London or return back to Heathrow:
London: The tour will finish at the Gloucester Road Underground/Subway Station (next to the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum) which has direct access to the Circle, District and Piccadilly Lines for those staying in London or wishing to spend more time in the city.
Heathrow: Guests on layovers will end directly back to departures at Heathrow Terminal 5, while those overnighting at the airport can be returned to their Heathrow hotel.
SCHEDULED GROUP TOUR
Scheduled group tour prices are per person. This is a shared tour including services of a tour guide, chauffeur and group vehicle. An infant under the age of 12 months may travel free of charge if travelling on the lap of an accompanying adult, otherwise he/she will require a ticket to occupy a full seat. Entrance fees not included. Traditional Fish and chips lunch included. Vegetarian alternative available for non-fish eaters. Internet prices quoted for online bookings.
Traditional Fish and Chips Lunch
What could be better than to complete your London experience with a traditional Fish and Chips lunch at one of our historic pubs?
London Magical Tours clients benefit from priority fast track service, with a table being reserved and the food freshly prepared in time for our arrival. The price of the meal is included with your tour ticket and includes a free cordial drink. A vegetarian alternative is available for non-fish eaters. For more on the benefits of this service with video commentary please see:
Fast Track Traditional Pub Service
Collection and Return Locations
The collection point for all guests with flight arrivals is inside the Arrivals Hall at Heathrow Terminal 5, signposted as Meeting Point NORTH.
A tour representative will be holding a London Magical Tours sign for recognition. There is a 15 minutes boarding period at Terminal 5 from 10:30am - 10:45am.
En-route to London guests can also be collected directly from the following listed Heathrow Airport Hotels, all in the local area:
Guests on day layovers will be promptly returned directly to Heathrow Terminal 5 to continue with their onward journey.
Visitors staying at Heathrow Hotels in the collection list above will be returned to their same hotel.
Guests wishing to stay in central London will finish at Gloucester Road Underground Station, which is served by the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines to connect to all parts of the city. The nearest hotel is the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, 97 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4DN (1 min walk).
Royal London Express Tour
10:30am - 10:45am: Boarding at Terminal 5, Meeting Point NORTH 11:00am - 11:20am: Collection from Heathrow Hotels 12:00pm - 03:00pm: Royal London Tour 03:15pm: Return To Gloucester Road Underground Station (for guests staying in London) 04:00pm: Return To Heathrow Terminal 5 (for guests on day layovers) 04:00pm - 04:30pm: Return to Heathrow Hotels
Current tour dates are announced at the top of this webpage. Availabile dates can be booked online immediately (see instructions below).
Travelling on other dates or looking for tour times to best match your flight itinerary? Our private London Layover Tours are a popular alternative option.
Scheduled Group Tours are conducted in English only. If you require another language, our private London Layover Tours are available in most languages through our specialist multi-lingual guide team, including Spanish, French, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin and Cantonese. Language surcharges apply.
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If your preferred tour date is showing as available at the top of this page, simply complete the booking form, selecting:
(A) Scheduled Group Tour - Royal London Express Tour.
(B) Enter the total cost as a numerical value without the GBP sign.
Here is an example based on 2 passengers wishing to book their tour with the Fish and Chips option: 2 tickets at 94 GBP each: please enter the total sum as 188.
(C) Enter the collection and return location as Heathrow Terminal 5 or a Heathrow hotel from the above list. Guests wishing to finish in central London should enter London as the return location. If on a day layover in between flights please include your airline and flight number of arrival for tracking purposes.
We accept all major debit/credit cards except American Express.
The available tour dates are constantly updated above. If the date is available please proceed to Book Online.
* £94 per person price available for online booking only when booked with minimum of 24 hours in advance, including traditional fish and chips pub lunch. £99 is the standard tour price.
Our guide and chauffeur were a fantastic team. Our first London experience was memorable! Mr Fraser. Rhode Island, USA
We enjoyed this tour so much, it was everything we had hoped it would be. Thank you! Ms Kidder & Mr Freeman. Nebraska.