Dont 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 hotels door step.
Royal London Express Tour from Heathrow
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Date unavailable? See: Private Tours from London Airport
Don't mind sharing with other travelers? Join one of our scheduled express tours directly from Heathrow Airport.
We offer the only tour service direct from Heathrow Airport, perfect for visitors with day layovers or guests at Heathrow hotels wishing to take an all inclusive tour directly from their hotel's door step.
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. Private tours are also available for visitors outside these times.
Short stay at a Heathrow Airport hotel?
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 your central London hotel?
With central London accommodation 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 unlike large bus tours, ours is not just a transfer service with free time at each location to "wander". Our tours are fully guided - it's part of the magic!
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!
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.
What could be better than to complete your London experience with a traditional Fish and Chips lunch at one of our historic pubs?
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.
Following on from lunch, guests are given the option to finish the tour in central London or return back to Heathrow:
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.
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.
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:
Sofitel Heathrow Terminal 5
Marriott Heathrow Bath Road.
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 from Heathrow
10:30am - 10:45am: Boarding at Terminal 5, Meeting Point NORTH
11:00am - 11:20am: Collection from Heathrow Hotels
12:00pm - 3:00pm: Royal London Tour with Fish and Chips Lunch
3:15pm: Return To Gloucester Road Underground Station (for guests staying in London)
4:00pm: Return To Heathrow Terminal 5 (for guests on day layovers)
4:00pm - 4:30pm: Return to Heathrow Hotels
Current tour dates are announced at the top of this webpage. Typically operate on Mondays and Saturdays only during the year.
Travelling on other dates or looking for tour times to best match your flight itinerary? Please see our Private London Layover Tours as 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.
Scheduled group tour prices are per person, inclusive of all taxes.
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More than 10 passengers? Benefit from our group savings for 11 to 100+ passengers: please see Private London Group Tours.
On transit through London? See Our London Layover Tours
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What an amazing thing to do during a layover. We enjoyed learning about the history and seeing the sights, particularly the chance to see Buckingham Palace and the Queen's guards! Appreciated the convenience of being picked up at Heathrow Airport and returned there at the end in time for our flight. Just perfect.
Mcartney Family, Texas on the Scheduled Royal London Express Tour from Heathrow Airport