Area Attractions

Situated in a heart of historical Westminster, Great Scotland Yard's location offers a great base to explore London's famous landmarks as well as its hidden gems. From family attractions, relaxing parks to ultimate shopping destinations - one can never get bored.

Great Scotland Yard Hotel

3-5 Great Scotland Yard
London, England, United Kingdom, SW1A 2HN

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Great Scotland Yard Private Tours

Great Scotland Yard Private Tours

Private Royal London: Private Half Day Highlights (with entrance tickets)

A whistle-stop tour of London's iconic landmarks and stunning landscapes. Visit the Tower of London, one of the world’s most important historic castles. See the magnificent Crown Jewels. Experience stunning views of London’s attractions on a scenic cruise. Gaze at the Tower Bridge from the water and hear the fascinating history of its construction. View the iconic London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. See the grandiose residence of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, and see London’s best Gothic architectural marvel: Westminster Abbey.

Private Walking Tour: The Temple of Detection in the Heart of Power

Beginning over one thousand years ago, the Scottish Royals made themselves at home in London where the Great Scotland Yard Hotel now stands; it also served as the first home for the Metropolitan Police, with infamous criminals being held —including suspects of the Jack the Ripper crime spree — in what is now the hotel bar. Immerse yourself in the hotel’s history on a private walking tour of one of the world’s most famous and storied neighbourhoods.

City of Spies Private Tour; Espionage in London (+ Churchill War Rooms)

Let us bring to life the enigmatic espionage history of London. Capital to the worlds largest empire, thriving centre of international trade and finance - London has long attracted spies. This exciting experience has been created exclusively to bring you on a fascinating journey through London's role in the Cold War, the origins of MI5, MI6 and Churchill's role in bringing down the Nazi regime.

Harry Potter in London in a Black Muggle Cab

Whether you're merely a muggle harbouring a belief of the wizarding world's existence or whether you remember He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, this tour will take you through several of the filming locations for the story of the boy-who-lived. It may not be September 1st, but unbeknownst to students, trains do depart from Platform 9¾ daily. Enjoy a quick photo shoot there before pushing through the barrier, so you don't miss the departure of the Hogwarts Express!

Covent Garden Private Tour

Covent Garden is an absolute must-see on any trip to London- from its musicians, dancers, and comedians, to its cobbled streets, and quirky gift shops. Experience the buzz of Covent Garden’s non-stop street performances. Wander through the historic market, full to the brim with interesting knick-knacks. Unearth the hidden treasures within one of London's most beloved neighbourhoods. Walk through cobbled squares, through leafy churchyards and down quaint alleyways. Discover the neighbourhood's tucked-away boutiques, bookshops and curiosities.

Private Walking Tour of Soho: London's Hippest Neighbourhood

Explore the historic and controversial streets of Soho, home to London's lively rock & roll community. On this tour, you will move beyond the tourist trap of Oxford Circus, and find yourself meandering through the cobbled alleyways of Soho. Experience Soho’s vibrant myriad of back alleys and squares, the home of risqué shops, clubs and counter-culture. Wander through the aromatic and bustling China Town. Learn about the history of London’s most unique neighbourhood. Explore the old emporium at Liberty department store. Take a stroll up the chic Carnaby Street.

Arts & Culture

Museums London | Great Scotland Yard Hotel

Imperial Was Museums Churchill War Rooms

1.3 MILES AWAY
World's leading museum of war, showcasing a vast collection which includes everything from photographs, vehicles to weapons. Churchill War Rooms allow you to discover top secret corridors of the underground II World War centre.

Attractions

London Sea Life | Great Scotland Yard Hotel

Changing the Guards at Buckingham Palace

1 MILES AWAY
No ticket is required to watch Guard Mounting. This special event starts at 10:45am on certain days and lasts approximately 45 minutes.

Big Ben

0.5 MILES AWAY
One of London's most recognisable landmarks, stands at 96 metres tall, with 334 steps to climb up the belfry or 399 steps to the Ayrton Light.

Trafalgar Square

0.2 MILES AWAY
This public square around Charing Cross features Nelson's Column, statues, fountains and the Fourth Plinth, a host to contemporary art since 1999. Surrounded by museums, galleries and other historic buildings, it's also a home to general issues events.

London Eye

0.7 MILES AWAY
Being 135 metres tall the Millennium Wheel allows you to admire London's panoramic skyline - both during the day or while enjoying the sunset time.

London Sea Life

0.7 MILES AWAY
An amazing family attraction with sharks, jellyfish, sea turtles and much more. Explore this underwater world with its breath-taking creatures.

Parks & Recreation

Parks in London | Great Scotland Yard Hotel

St. James's Park

0.3 MILES AWAY
One of London's Royal Parks, St. James's Park offers spectacular views from its Blue Bridge. It is also a home to a wide range of birds (including pelicans), mammals and trees.

Green Park

1 MILES AWAY
Despite being the smallest of London's Royal Parks, Green Park offers a great shade during the summer with its mature trees and minimal flower planting.

Hyde Park

1.5 MILES AWAY
Spread across 142 hectares, Hyde Park is the largest from London's Royal Parks. There's something for everyone to enjoy - from swimming, hiring a boat to cycling or skating.

Shopping

Shopping in London | Great Scotland Yard Hotel

Burlington Arcade

0.8 MILES AWAY
This extravagant retail destination, located in Mayfair, is home to luxury perfumers, fine jewellery boutiques as well as heritage fashion houses.