A Private Tour Of London

I have a little tip for you.

It’s something I tell every visiting friend who comes to stay from another county or country. Everyone wants to see the sights, everyone wants to get their gorgeous British Instagram pictures, that iconic photo of Big Ben’s tower glittering in the Thames… but of course when everyone wants the same thing it can get remarkably busy!

On a sunny day in August you’re bound to be run down by a stampede of school children and have your view blocked by half a dozen tour buses.

Unless of course you use my little tip.

You’re not going to like it, but I can promise you it’ll be worth it. A totally free, VIP private tour of London’s sights, just for you.

All you have to do is set your alarm.

Houses of Parliament in London, at sunrise

Get up with the birds and you can have the place to yourself!

Little Navy Skirt

Some of the best views in London, all for you!

Sunrise Tour of London

In summer the sun rises at 5.30, but unless you plan to party the night away and go right there… you can easily aim for 6 – 6.30 and still have the place to yourself.

The views are worth it.

The London Eye at Sunrise

No matter the weather, this is one of the best places to watch the sun rise in London.

The light is always spectacular.

Bathing the sandstone buildings in the most glorious golden light, and repeating the sky in the water below your feet.

Little Navy and White Skirt Ensemble

Houses of Parliament at sunrise, London

Even when they’re giving Parliament a little TLC, and you’ve seen the place a thousand times, it still takes your breath away.

Striped Navy and White Jacket

Striped Navy Peacoat

Feeling very sixties preppy in my two piece

Navy & white jacket // Navy & white skirt

White silk shirt (sim)

Classic sunglasses

Navy & Gold Pumps

Teamed with the new Tory Burch Gigi Pumps

A Private Sunrise Tour of London

How’s that for a view to start your day with?

A Private Sunrise Tour of London

As a Tory Burch ambassador I was utterly thrilled to receive the new Gigi pumps just before they launched, and even more excited now I finally get to share them with you.

The perfect, classic and elegant pump to take you from day to night, work to weddings, graduation to the boardroom.

I’m a big believer in investing in pieces that’ll never date or age, because if the quality’s this good, they’ll last you a lifetime.

Navy & Gold Pumps

From this spot you can watch the world start to come to life, the red buses trundle past, people start their commute to work and sky slowly changes from brilliant gold to blue and white.

Red Bus on Westminster Bridge

Walk a little further into Parliament Square to kick it with some of the greats.

Churchill Statue in London

Houses of Parliament in London

And then London’s your oyster!

You’ve got a little while before the hoards arrive, so take your time and enjoy it.

Navy & White Skirt Ensemble and Red Telephone Box

Even if you’re not from out of town, it’s a bit of a treat to be a tourist in your own home.

Private Sunrise Tour of London

But best of all?

If you’re up that early you can treat yourself to breakfast in town.

And at 7am, that means Claridges.

Breakfast at Claridge's

Prepare yourself for the best eggs in town. The scrambled are my faves, while my fella will always have the eggs Benni with truffle. To be honest you can’t go wrong.

Happy exploring!

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