Afternoon Tour - Westminster & The West End
Westminster and the West End not only suffered from the bombing but was also home to numerous governments in exile, overseas forces and of course espionage as well as being the centre of entertainment and with legends such as Glenn Miller and Bing Crosby playing regularly, on this tour we will take a look at the locations where these were housed Your Tour Itinerary. Victoria- MayfairOur tour starts from Victoria and covers the damage caused in the area as well as the many monuments in this area. We then visit the scene of Central London’s only surviving Nazi grave and funeral. We will see General De Gaulle’s headquarters, where Eisenhower planned the invasions of Normandy and North Africa and even where Churchill bought his famous cigars! As we head deeper into Mayfair we will enter the area known as ‘Little America’ where many of the US Forces and HQ’s were based during the war and the explore the effects they had on London life.
Our tour will continue past the bar where Glenn Miller waited for the fateful telephone call that a flight was ready to take him to France, before moving into the area known for espionage and where Special Operations Executive carried out much of its top secret work. See where the famous Rainbow Corner was and the centre for London’s victory celebrations. We then head back into the centre of Westminster, where you can choose to visit the Churchill War Rooms, or join our guide for a walking looking at some areas not accessible by our buses such as the Admiralty Citadel building, the area of the Guards Chapel V1 disaster, a look at where London's only Nazi funeral took place, as well as visiting a number of monuments and memorials.
- Travel on a period vehicle from the 1930’s or 40’s with the services of a professional Tour Guide
- Stop at the Churchill War Rooms to visit the seat of power or enjoy a walking tour with our guide to areas not accessible by our bus.
- Exclusive Wartime London pictorial guide included showing many of the sites as they were allowing for terrific ‘Then and Now’ comparisons.
- See parts of London not covered on any other sightseeing tour
Days of operation: Tuesdays, Thursdays Saturday from 3 April - 31 October.
Tour Departs: Evan Evans offices Vauxhall Bridge Road at 1330, and from the Original Tour Visitors Centre, Cockspur Street at 1345
Tour finishes: Victoria Train Station (Vauxhall Bridge Road) approx 1645- Cockspur Street 1700.