We've moved! Virtualtrips is now

London - Royal London

Royal London

(264 reviews)
Westminster, London, United Kingdom
45 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Wander with Charley through St James' park, stopping for Pelicans and beautiful flowerbeds along the way. Then get up close and personal with the Queen’s official residence. We'll see if she's in, try to catch some guards and hear the thrilling stories of scandals, ceremonies, and even break-ins.


Meet your local guide

Charley

London is a potpourri of different cultures - more than a third of the city's population is foreign-born. Charley fell in love with London as a teenager and always enjoyed showing her city to others. Her first job out of University was guiding on the open-top buses. And since then, there has been no turning back. After 6 years of guiding across major tour companies (EF, BBC, and secret food tours), she decided to kickstart her own venture. On her tours, you might just find yourself bumping into a surprise. "I had a lookalike of Prince William on my bus! People thought it was the real one," she laughs. The surprises don't stop there. "I introduce people to landlords of my favourite pubs and prioritize family-owned local business over the popular chain businesses," Charley quips. For Charley, drinking in the Beefeater's secret pub within the Tower of London features as one of her best experiences in the city. She's wearing multiple hats, working part-time selling ham and cheese at Borough Market (London's oldest and best food market), while studying to be a psychotherapist. Whoever said you can't have it all?

Charley has been guiding since May 2013


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to London with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from London. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.


See a tour in action


How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Carol F.

14 April 2021

Charley's tour aboard bus 3 (I think, it was several days ago lol) was a fascinating trip starting in Brixton. I love seeing London from aboard the upper level of the bus. She knows and loves her city and it shows in the quality of the tour she gives. Always an interesting tour with Charley.

Anne A.

13 April 2021

Very respectful

Richard B.

13 April 2021

As brilliant as ever

Linda R.

12 April 2021

Enjoyed seeing London always

Hailey D.

12 April 2021

Charley did a great job of making sure this tour was respectful and tasteful. It really felt as though we were all able to pay our respects and it was a lovely touch having the minute silence at the end of the tour. Thank you for allowing us all to do this with you in a safe way


Tour dates and times

More tours for you

There are no tours to show