Best Luxury London Private Tours (2023)
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London is home to some of the best attractions and sights in the world. However, knowing where to go and fitting everything into your itinerary can be difficult.
Private tour guides in London provide an excellent solution, ensuring that you see all of the very best there is to see while also giving you valuable insight into the locations to really enhance the experience. Improve your historical knowledge, learn about architecture, and have an incredible and memorable time with some of these carefully selected London private tours.
Quick Information at a Glance
- Luxury tours can be booked for both London and the surrounding area.
- Most private London tours offer bespoke options to allow you to tailor the tour to suit your interests.
- Some tour attractions are seasonal – be sure to check before planning your itinerary.
A Classic Luxury Private Tour of London
There are some sights that cannot be missed. The Tower of London where the Crown Jewels are held, the magnificent wonder of Elizabeth Tower and Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey are all included in this expert private tour from the aptly named Private London Tours company.
Between seven and nine hours, this is a full-day tour experience that gives an opportunity to drink in everything about London. Choose to walk to experience more of the streets of London, or opt for a chauffeur-driven tour for the ultimate luxury.
Cost: From £745 for 1-2 people.
Visit: Private London Tours
The British Museum Tour
Whether you have a love of Greece, a passion for the Romans, or a fascination with Egypt, there’s so much to see at the British Museum. The collections there are world-renowned for good reason, with so many unique items on permanent display. View the Rosetta Stone, the Piranasi Vase, or the incredible Elgin Marbles, as well as much more during a guided tour with a true expert.
Picked up in a luxury vehicle from your Sanctum apartment you will enjoy effortless travel through the streets of the capital before being shown the very best highlights of the museum, one of the very best luxury London experiences.
Cost: £436 per group (1-6 people)
Visit: Evan Evans Tours
Due to Palace regulations, external tour companies are not able to offer private guided tours of Buckingham Palace itself, though it is obviously a key destination for many visitors to London.
Visiting the Palace, home to King Charles III, is an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience and if you can add it to your itinerary should definitely form part of your time in London.
Tickets are only available at very specific times. Check with the official Buckingham Palace site for more information.
As part of our concierge service, at Sanctum we are more than happy to arrange your Buckingham Palace visit, including a luxury car to take you there and back. Let the team know of your wishes and we can make your trip to the Palace a wonderful day out.
Cost: Tickets from £30 (adult)
Visit: Royal Collection Trust
See London from the Thames with a Private Boat Charter
The Thames itself is one of London’s most famous landmarks. A trip down the river is a perfect experience, especially when combined with extensive onboard luxury and a bottle of champagne. The river provides an excellent vantage point for so many of London’s sights – the London Eye, Tower Bridge, the home of British Intelligence at Vauxhall Cross, the Shard, and more.
Thames Limo provides a quality luxury service, making this experience one of London’s premium tours.
Cost: From £1,490 per group
Visit: Thames Limo
London Graffiti and Street Art Tour
Contemporary London is as exciting as the historical sites and lovers of expression and boundless art will truly enjoy some of the graffiti and other modern artwork that is scattered throughout London. Here you will see such wonders as the original work by Banksy as it is meant to be experienced.
A London street art tour may not be as luxurious as a chauffeured limousine but it offers a chance to get to know some of the more atmospheric and vibrant parts of the city. Two to three-hour guided walking tours are free to join and represent a different and exciting afternoon out.
Cost: No fee
Visit: Free Tours By Foot
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, City of Bath
Royal enthusiasts delight in visiting Windsor Castle, the weekend home of the King. With a luxury private tour by car, there is also plenty of time in the day to visit another one of England’s most recognisable landmarks, the English Heritage site of Stonehenge. Finish off by exploring the beautiful city of Bath, with incredible Georgian architecture and its ancient Roman Baths that are now over 2000 years old.
While some tour providers leave you to organise your own lunch plans, this excellent tour of the British countryside includes a delicious picnic to enjoy at Stonehenge for a small additional fee, ensuring the entire day is as relaxed as possible.
Cost: From £695 per group (1 to 4), picnic hampers are an additional £50.
Visit: Kingdom Private Tours
Visiting Oxford, just over an hour’s drive from London, is an excellent addition to your London visit. Famous for its university, Oxford is steeped in history and merely walking along the streets in the city centre is an absorbing sight, with architecture that dates back a thousand years.
On your tour, you will visit the Bodleian Library, as well as Christ Church College. During the summer months, a trip along the river Cherwell by punt is a fabulous diversion, though take care not to get your pole literally stuck in the mud!
With your tour customisable by your interests, Harry Potter fans can explore some of the areas used in the filming, while book lovers can discover Blackwell’s bookstore or some of the enticing antiquarian book shops that pepper Oxford’s streets.
Cost: From £1180 for 1-2 people by car / £805 by train.
Visit: Private Tours London
Downton Abbey Tour
Lovers of classic period TV shows shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to visit some of the stunning locations where they are filmed. One such luxury tour is to Highclere, the site known internationally as Downton Abbey. As part of the tour, you will visit other places used in the hit television series, such as Cogges Manor Farm (on-screen as Yew Tree Farm) and the village of Bampton, which serves in the show as Downton village.
Cost: From £755 per group.
Visit: Silverscreen Tours
London Tours from the Comfort of a Sanctum Apartment
Experiencing London in all its eclectic beauty is best done from comfortable luxury accommodation. At Sanctum we offer five-star apartments in desirable locations, perfect to use as a base while you enjoy a guided private tour through London and the nearby areas. While staying with us, don’t forget to ask our team for their recommendations for additional luxury things to do in London.
Contact us today for short and long-term bookings throughout 2023.