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Dual Delight: Semi Private British Museum & National Gallery Combo Guided Tour

Immerse Yourself in London's Rich History and Artistry with Expert Guides at Two Iconic Cultural Institutions

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Duration: 5.5hs Semi-Private Tour
Tour Description

Discover more about our Semi-Private Tour of the National Gallery and The British Museum

Combine the very best of art and history with our 5.5 hour guided tour of the British Museum and the National Gallery. We keep our groups small (no more than 8 guests per tour) so that our certified guides can ensure you get the very best out of these two fascinating cultural institutions!


Start your London adventure at the iconic British Museum, where 2 million years of history await! You’ll discover the gems of this world-famous collection as our expert guides share tales of lost civilizations and ancient tribes. Marvel at the Mummy of Katebet and the Parthenon Marbles, discover beautiful Samurai armor and learn all about the ancient Rosetta Stone on this carefully curated tour of the museum’s unmissable pieces. You’ll leave the British Museum full of thought-provoking facts and a newfound appreciation for the incredible achievements of humanity – across history and around the globe. 

After a break for lunch, we’ll head to the National Gallery of London, one of the UK’s finest art museums, where the world-famous collection dates as far back as the mid-13th century. Your guide will walk you through the highlights of the collection and arm you with a wealth of insights that bring to life not just the art, but the artists too. Get ready for a journey through time, as you revisit the greatest pieces in the history of art, including Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Virgin of the Rocks”, Georges Seurat’s “Bathers at Asnières”, Raphael’s “Madonna of the Pinks”, Botticelli’s “Venus and Mars,” and Holbein’s spectacular “The Ambassadors” – to mention just a few! 

Highlights Generally Include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored etc.)

Vermeer’s “A Young Woman Standing at a Virginal”

Raphael’s “The Madonna of the Pinks” (La Madonna dei Garofani)

Velázquez’s “The Toilet of Venus” (aka, “The Rokeby Venus’)

The Rosetta Stone, the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics

The Parthenon Marbles, created under the supervision of master architect and sculptor, Phidias

The Mummy of Katebet, the Chantress of Amun, who held the title “King of the Gods”


Semi-Private Tour

“Semi-Private” means group size is never more than 8 guests maximum.

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Latest Reviews
Latest Reviews
  • ibh100 ibh100

    Our guide Craig was terrific! Let's face it, there's so much to see at both of these places that the key for the first-time/short-term visitor is knowing where to go quickly, and to avoid wasting time trying to navigate from a map/book. Our guide got us to all the best spots ahead of the hordes, and provided an amazing wealth of knowledge and insights at both the BM and the NG. He'd actually worked at the Museum, and gave us some fantastic inside information on the inner workings that made our tour that much more special and memorable. Incredible collections, and well worth the reasonable price!

  • Gary S Gary S

    Great tour. It had to be split it up in two days because of scheduling but both guides were wonderful!


    Our day guide Kathy was outstanding. Wonderful day. Time well spent.

  • rlawrence rlawrence

    Very knowledgeable tour guide gave us an excellent curated tour.

  • Jonathan B Jonathan B

    Had a little hiccup as the meeting place had changed but we did not receive any notice from Viator. The guide made it to where we were and we started the tour as our small group turned out just to be my wife and I. I cannot say enough good things about our guide John from Babylon. He was fun, very knowledgeable and so well prepared. I would highly recommend this tour.

  • Jeff K Jeff K

    While visiting London this summer I decided to take another tour with a Babylon guide. Another great experience! These guys really know how to show museums. You get the most out of your day without being overwhelmed. My guide was Becky and she was top notch! 5 stars for and excellent day visiting these two magnificent London museums. Thank you for Becky and Babylon tours ... Again!

  • harold1980 harold1980

    Amazing tour we went in the british museum and the national galery and it was really great the explanation were perfect. I would highly recommend babylon if you want to know the history of these amazing place. Harold.