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What can you see in London if you only have a few hours or days? We offer the most comprehensive guide with 100+ real tours of the capital of Great Britain and the best day trips around London. Learn about things to do in London (England). Read the real reviews of the tourists. Top things to do in London include mysterious adventures of Harry Potter, excursions to Warner Brothers Studio, bus tours around the city, and gastro tours.

We offer the best selection of things to see in London. Enjoy your time with family, or by yourself at one of the most ancient and at the same time modern cities in the world.

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The British Royal Private Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Follow the footsteps of the Royal family and discover London’s royal history and highlights together with a local private guide. Learn about the connections between the monarchs and different monuments and soak up the atmosphere of this cosmopolitan area. Start at the birthplace of many Royals and walk in their footsteps. Head to Kensington Palace, where many royals have lived from Princess Diana to Prince William. After seeing more impressive Royal landmarks and monuments it’s time for tea! Enjoy a break and sip a classic cuppa or a glass of wine. This is the perfect moment to ask your private guide all your burning questions about Britain’s number one family. Next, stroll down the streets and move on to Westminster Abbey, the church where Kings and Queens are crowned and Royals get married. Check out Westminster Palace, the Royal Banqueting Hall, and St. James’ Palace. Your private guide will show you the house that doubled as Buckingham Palace in films and TV. Your icing on the cake is a visit to the world’s most famous residence: Buckingham Palace. Admire the imperial exterior, wave to the famous red-coated soldiers, and enjoy the atmosphere. Don’t forget to ask your private guide for recommendations that will make the rest of your stay in London memorable. Remember that this tour can be shaped around your wishes. Just check out the host videos, pick your favorite local and get in touch for the Royal treatment that you desire!
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London's Sights & Sounds Family Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Enjoy London like a true London local, we’ve combined some of the great must-see sites and landmarks with some surprising little gems on this private tour. Gems that only locals know about, such as “Clink Street” and the Golden Hind. To make your kids feel really special, your local host has a fun-filled game - played throughout the tour. There’s also a London-themed quiz and a terrific treasure hunt with a prize to be won. Your kids can also enjoy a special kids chocolate treat along the way. Start your tour by taking in the sights of one of the most beautiful cathedrals ever built, St Paul's. The first of many breathtaking architectural masterpieces you can enjoy during your trip. You and your kids can also stroll over the ultra modern Millennium bridge across the River Thames. Walking along from the Tate Modern you’ll spot the unique Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Admire its beautiful architecture and check out what’s playing that week. Next, you’ll stroll by a thousand-year old prison, now a museum filled with shocking torture instruments from London’s past. Our awesome local hosts can’t wait to show you London’s highlights and hidden gems. Check out the host videos and choose your favorite personality. Even better, ask your kids to choose their favorite host. Get ready to enjoy London through the eyes of a local!

Harry Potter: Warner Brothers Studio Tour and Transfers

Duration: 7 hours
Take the bus from central London for this magical full-day tour of the Warner Brothers Studio. Go behind the scenes of the Harry Potter film sets to explore the enchanting props and costumes, and walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters.

Harry Potter: Warner Bros. Studio Tour with Transfer

Duration: 7 hours
Learn behind-the-scenes secrets of making the "Harry Potter" series on a visit to the Warner Bros. Studio. See the whimsical sets, props, and costumes used in the film.
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Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Meet your guide in Soho and find out which House you belong in, then walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards and witches while visiting Diagon Alley and Platform 9 ¾.

Stonehenge, Windsor and Bath with Pub Lunch in Lacock

Duration: 13 hours
Explore the beautiful scenery of the English countryside on this full-day tour of Windsor, Stonehenge, Lacock and Bath. Head to Windsor, home of the British Royal Family famous for Windsor Castle. Over 900 years of royal history are waiting for you there. Continue onward to the 5,000-year-old prehistoric site of Stonehenge with a guide, and ponder over its use in centuries past. Visit the charming English village of Lacock for a traditional pub lunch, and finally, enjoy a coach tour of Georgian city of Bath as well as a short walking tour.

London: Tower of London and Crown Jewels Exhibition Ticket

Duration: an hour - a day
Absorb over 1000 years of history at the Tower of London, see the Crown Jewels, take an unforgettable Yeoman Warder tour and spot the ravens.
Attractions: Tower of London

The London Eye

Duration: 30 minutes
A trip on the London Eye is truly captivating. The attraction is one of the world's tallest observation wheels and has been London’s number one visitor experience for over a decade.
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London’s Urban Jungle Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Walk into a hip and happening open air gallery - one that’s bursting with alternative creativity. On this private London Urban Jungle Tour check out the amazing graffiti, spectacular street performers and the buzzing streets. It’s a rainbow of urban sensations designed to surprise and inspire. Far from the touristy crowds guided by your private host. This is your chance to see the world’s most famous street artist, Banksy’s street art up close and personal along with many other inspiring street artists’ creations. While you’re here check out the local art galleries famous for their experimental Avant-Garde exhibitions. Your private guide can tell you all about the local stories before making your way to an old junkyard turned into an alternative art space. There’s plenty of open air music too, so get your groove on! Discover Brick Lane from its authentic Indian restaurants, colorful graffiti to its trendy bars. And of course don’t forget to hunt for bargains at some of the world’s best vintage shops! Your host will show you their favourite spots of the vibrant East End area. Hear the local stories, check out the local hot spots and feel like a true Londoner. And the best thing is that this experience can be fully personalized for you, just ask your favourite host!
Attractions: Brick Lane
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Exclusive Tour to Blenheim Palace - Private Day Trip

Duration: 8 hours
Discover a true British gem, the beautiful Blenheim Palace on a private & exclusive day trip. Here, you will be treated like royalty! Get full access to the palace without waiting, with a skip the line ticket, and have a knowledgeable local by your side to explain the history of this place. I have personally invested a lot of time in this place and I will share with you the knowledge I have gathered from developing my film about the inspirational life of Blenheim's architect, the soldier, spy, prisoner and playwright, Sir John Vanbrugh. You will truly receive the best insights! Hear the tales of political intrigue that led to the palace's construction, experience the wonders of its art, gardens, and museums straight from a local source. IMPORTANT: Please note that transport and entry tickets can be organized in advance but are not included in the main fee to ensure the best value to you and flexibility for your itinerary.
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London's Swinging Sixties Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Join me to visit the places where the icons of pop culture made London swing in the 1960s. You've bought the records, you've seen the films and you may have even danced like Jagger. Now, you can walk the walk. From Carnaby Street, we'll be taking in the most FAB locations from London's coolest pop culture icons. Discover where the Beatles rocked on the roof top of Apple Corps and the house where Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and John & Yoko lived. Check out the house where Jimi Hendrix saw Handel's ghost and the site of the great Peter Cook's Establishment Club, as well Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club where The Who first performed Tommy. Last but not least, you'll visit the legendary Roundhouse in Chalk Farm. Something of specialist subject for me, as the chapter I wrote about it in my thesis was noted as a major contribution to art history. Still an active venue, it hosted on the same nights performance art by Yoko Ono, projections by Gustav Metzger and gigs by Pink Floyd, The Who, The Move and Jimi Hendrix. It is the only venue in the UK where The Doors performed. As a special extra, we can also arrange for the tour to extend to Abbey Road Studios, where we can recreate your own Abbey Road album road crossing album cover! Any other wishes? Just let me know!
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Find the TARDIS: Doctor Who's London Experience

Duration: 3 hours
London, in the universe of Doctor Who, a magnet for adventures and aliens seeking to exterminate, convert and generally mess with the time/space continuum. Step forward our savior, a two-hearted alien Time Lord with a love of jelly babies, eccentric fashion and periodical changes in appearance. If you are true Whovian, this tour is perfect for you! Discover places where the Doctor's adventures took over for more than fifty years. You'll see places and hear stories of old and new incarnations of Earth's favorite Gallifreyan. Walk in the wheel tracks of the Daleks across Westminster Bridge and stand where Cybermen have marched through St Pauls. Plus, discover some of the stories of the Doctor's encounters over the years from William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill. You'll also get to visit one of the very few remaining blue boxes. Or is it perhaps a certain Time And Relative Dimensions In Space craft...waiting for its traveler to return? WHO knows! Put on your favorite bow tie and discover London following Dr. Who's footsteps. And if there is anything else you would like to add to this experience, send me a message and I'll customize this fantastic experience for you! “We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”
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Tasty Local British Breakfast & Storytelling Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Kickstart your day in London on a tasty private tour. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and the great British breakfast is one the most authentic ways to get a taste of the real London. This private experience will take you on a delicious journey with amazing stories. Explore a part of London that not many get to see. Our destination: the heart of one of the city's most creative villages with a striking Victorian architecture. The restaurant that you will visit is a personal choice based upon many years of enjoying the wonders of a British breakfast. And let me tell you, it is a lot more than just bacon and eggs! Let's grab breakfast together and after our filling tasty experience, let's have a walk! With my storytelling skills, a walk to a nearby Victorian pleasure palace will be like stepping into a fairytale. This palace offers some of the finest views of London. Ready to discover it? Any dietary needs or requests? Your breakfast experience can be personalized to satisfy your hunger and needs!
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Authentic London Experience Like a Local

Duration: 3 hours
If you want to experience the lifestyle of a real Londoner, then come with me and see London like a local! I'll show you around a couple of London's most charming village locations and best views of the city, where I have been living for more than a decade. Welcome to Crouch Ed! This has been my home for many years and I would love to show you around. Enjoy its charming Victorian architecture, wonderful coffee shops, vintage shops and artisan food. Its one of the favorite places in London for creative residents and is the home of many famous actors, musicians, and filmmakers. For one of the finest views of London from one of its highest points, I'll take you to a famous Victorian palace. This gem has a fascinating history from legendary rock concerts to horse racing and the early days of BBC television. The best part? You'll have the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing drink from a superb vantage point to take in the London skyline. For a picture-perfect finale, let's go on a short journey to another nearby picturesque London village. Famed for Dick Whittington, Highwaymen, Monty Python and royal mistresses, this place has incredible stories and I'll tell you all about them! Here, musicians such as Sting, George Michael, and Ray Davies have all called home at some point. And to cheers for an incredible local experience in London, I'll take you to the finest pubs that Great Britain has to offer. With a beautiful location convenient for further adventures on nearby Hampstead Heath or returning to central London. The choice is yours! Want more of local London? I can persoanlized your private tour to make your wishes come true! Let me know what else you would like to see and do and I will create the tour you always dreamed of!
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The Best of London Tour: Sights & Secrets

Duration: 3 hours
Enjoy London like a true London local, that’s because we’ve combined some of the great must-see sites and landmarks with some surprising little gems on this private tour. Gems that only locals know about, such as “Clink Street” and the graveyard for Victorian “Ladies of the Night”. Start your tour by taking in the sights of one of the most beautiful cathedrals ever built, St Paul's. The first of many breathtaking architectural masterpieces you'll get to see during your trip. Continue over ultra modern Millennium bridge over the River Thames. Get ready for a classic British treat at a specialty tea shop where you can enjoy a nice cuppa. Sipping different blends you’ll discover your favorite and perhaps even buy some to take home. Walking along from the Tate Modern you’ll spot the unique Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Admire its beautiful architecture and check out what’s playing that week. Next, you’ll stroll by a thousand-year old prison, now a museum filled with shocking torture instruments from London’s past. By now, you’re probably ready for a little peace and quiet, so take some time to unwind and relax. Your host will reveal a green oasis of grass, trees and flowers right in the center of one of the busiest capital cities in the world. Our awesome local hosts can’t wait to show you London’s highlights and hidden gems. Check out the host profiles and choose your favorite personality. Get ready to enjoy London through the eyes of a local!
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Your Tailored London Food Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Whether you're looking for the best sweets in London, a cocktail tasting, a tour of the best fish stalls of the city, or any other food experience, your favorite local foodie has you covered! This 100% personalized food tour is here to satisfy your British cravings. Trust and believe, the local foodies have explored London discovering the city bite by bite and are ready to craft the food experience of your dreams. Feel free to get in touch with your favorite host; they know the best food hotspots. Listen to your stomach and check out the food tour options the locals have created for you. Pick the tastings that meet your eye from the list below, and if what you're looking for is not there, don't worry! Let your local host know, and they'll personalize the tour even more. Imagine this, street food, premium products, secret eateries now accessible to you! All you have to do is pick the local of your choice, share your dietary preferences, and let them work their magic. *Please keep in mind that this experience shows a base price that will change according to your requests and the personalized offer your local foodie creates for you.

Shared London Arrival Transfer - Airport to Hotel/Accommodation

Duration: Flexible
Travel from London's airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton or London City) to your accommodation within the London city area in a shared transfer for an affordable price. Our transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so that you never have to worry about your arrival in London.
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Leeds Castle Christmas Tour

Duration: 5 hours
Be one of the few who discover that Leeds Castle is located in Kent's beautiful countryside and is in fact within easy reach of London. (Originally known as 'Esledes' and not linked to the City of Leeds, north England!) Avoid London's heavy traffic. - I will collect you by car at Bromley South station where we will start our tour. We will drive through the beautiful countryside of Kent known as the 'Garden of England', for approximately 1 hour before arriving at the majestic Leeds Castle. Tour inside the castle and you'll be amazed by its magnificence. Walk through the grounds to and from the castle and you'll experience the enchantment of its surroundings, taking you a world away from the hustle and bustle of 21st century life. Join me, a local who can help you create a day you will remember for the rest of your life. I will tell you about the castle and the role it has played in England's history - the real England I'm so proud and passionate about. Please feel free to get in touch if you are looking for a family day out as the tickets will be at a lower price. And since this tour is 100% private, for just you and your family, I can customize it to your wishes! Just let me know what you prefer. Please note that tickets to see Father Christmas* carry an extra cost. Please request a personalized offer if you, ideally, wish to have these tickets.(*Weekends only from 23rd November to 15th December 2019 and subject to availability). Want to visit two amazing castles in the same day? I have hosted others by visiting Leeds Castle and Hever Castle too! (See separate listing for Hever Castle). Contact me and I’ll send you a suggested itinerary.
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Hever Castle Christmas Tour

Duration: 5 hours
Make your visit to England festive by walking through over 700 years of British history and cheer in just one visit to the glorious Hever Castle. Enjoy a ride through the scenic English countryside for about 45 mins before arriving at the picturesque Hever Castle. This historical treasure, which usually missed by so many visitors to London, is teemed in history. Starting at the end of November, the Castle is transformed into a magical place for everyone to enjoy. This year's theme is 'Alice in a Christmas Wonderland.' Explore the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and later the home of Anne of Cleves, King Henry VIII's fourth wife, decked out in Christmas spirit. Hever Castle itself witnessed some of Britain's most turbulent events which influenced and changed the country's royal and religious standing forever. Imagine the families who lived there: the visits by countless dignitaries, the banquets, the jousting, and even the banquets! Join me to transform your imagination into a day you will remember for the rest of your life. I will provide you with a glimpse of the real England I'm so proud and passionate about. Please feel free to get in touch if you are looking for a family day out. I can customize the tour 100% to your wishes! Please note that tickets to see Father Christmas is subject to availability and at extra cost. Please request a personalized offer if you, ideally, wish to have these tickets.
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Medieval England Private Day Tour

Duration: 6 hours
Escape the rush of the 21st century by stepping back in time for a day with me and have an experience of a lifetime. Go 'off-the-beaten-track' and impress your family and friends. - The medieval way! Most visitors to London see Buckingham Palace, The Tower, The London Eye and many other popular sites through well-trodden routes. Great, but why not experience something completely different? Create memories and photos so unique others will think, I wish I had been there too!" Medieval England is closer than you may have thought. Hello, I’m John and I have been delivering many private tours in London and also in Kent's beautiful countryside, known as 'The Garden of England.' My speciality is showing guests some of England's most beautiful castles and historic houses. I live in London’s suburbs meaning I can easily take guests into the heart of the countryside within just a few minutes. It's about making 'the best of both worlds.' The city and the countryside. However, what about the world which still encapsulates Medieval England? How would you like to step back in time, away from the crowds of London, by experiencing something that's overlooked by millions of visitors? I can make that happen! In the heart of the picturesque Weald of Kent are two hidden gems. As a local, I know their secrets! IGHTHAM MOTE - Described by David Starkey, (Britain’s leading historian), as “One of the most beautiful and interesting of English country houses.” Almost 700 years old, this house has been owned by Medieval knights, courtiers to Henry VIII and wealthy Victorians. This precious building, now owned by The National Trust, has a moat, a pretty courtyard, an historic Great Hall, a crypt, a Tudor painted ceiling and even a Grade I listed dog kennel! PENSHURST PLACE – A wonderful, remote, film location for 'Mary Queen of Scots', 'The Other Boleyn Girl', ‘Wolf Hall’ and more. Once Henry VIII’s hunting lodge, it boasts of one England’s most valuable treasures, Medieval Baron’s Hall, enabling you to step into the 1300’s! This historic house, still owned by the Sidney family, proves that not all artefacts are in London. It showcases some of England’s most valuable paintings and furniture. (Penshurst Place is open from end March to end October only. If you're planning your visit outside of these months, ask me to make recommendations as I can personalise this tour for you!) What really tops these gorgeous houses is they both have beautiful surroundings nurtured by skilful gardeners, including volunteers, who passionately preserve England’s cultural heritage. This tour can be 100% personalised. Options: Visit the remains of 14th-century SCOTNEY CASTLE. A medieval castle, where some rooms are still accessible. The estate includes the 'New Castle' which is a Victorian house which boasts gardens which are a celebrated example of the Picturesque style, with the beautiful backdrop of the fairytale castle. Amongst its former owners was Christopher Hussey, architectural editor at Country Life magazine, and who played a significant role in the preservation of this and many historic properties in England. Travelling with kids? Here’s an opportunity for them to really experience Medieval England too! For a extra nominal charge, (as it's further away), I can swap one of the locations with, for example, medieval BODIUM CASTLE in East Sussex. - A ruined castle full of splendour, including spiral staircases, battlements and a portcullis. It’s most definitely for adults too. As the National Trust shares - “This is a place where you can relive your childhood memories and let your imagination run riot.” Please request a personalised tour should you wish to visit Scotney Castle, Bodium Castle or another location in Kent or Sussex. Guest testimonial. - “…A few days later I took a second tour with John and we visited Ightham Mote and Penshurst Place. Ightham Mote is a home built in the thirteenth century with a moat, lake, and gardens. I really enjoyed my visit there. Afterwards, we visited Penshurst Place which is a much larger home. It has very extensive and beautiful gardens which were just coming into bloom when I was there. I enjoyed my visit there as well.”"