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  • Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

    1. Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

    Walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards (and witches) around Muggle London. Your Harry Potter enthusiast guide will be armed with weird and wonderful trivia all along the way.  Meet your guide and start your adventure by finding out which Hogwarts’ House you belong in. Compete against other Houses in an interactive quiz as you see the sites that inspired J.K. Rowling, from Shakespeare's Globe to the London alleys that inspired Knockturn Alley.

    Highlights include passing The Leaky Cauldron, the secret wizarding inn. Explore the real Diagon Alley, where Harry buys his first wand. Even see the bridge destroyed by the Death Eaters in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince".  For part of your guided tour, choose either a short boat trip down the Thames or take the world-famous London Underground. Both the boat and Underground options follow this itinerary:  1...

    I took my 8 year old son, who is a huge Harry Potter fan, and we both throughly enjoyed it. Some of the filming locations were as good as the inspirational sights.

  • River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

    2. River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

    Explore the River Thames as it weaves through the heart of London and discover fascinating history around every bend. Today, you can experience the splendor of this great city from the relaxed comfort of a modern, all-weather and wheelchair-friendly sightseeing boat. Informative commentary interlaced with colorful tales of the city's past will keep your mind engaged as you cruise down the Thames! Cruises depart frequently from Westminster Pier, Greenwich Pier, London Eye Pier, and Tower Pier, sailing every day of the year except Christmas Day. With a regular timetable, and evening cruises all summer, you can enjoy a full-day on the river in comfort. Hop on and off the boat as many times as you wish to explore sights such as the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern, Borough Market, South Bank Centre, and the London Eye. Or grab a refresh...

    Excellent boat trip with humorous and informative commentary. Never thought I'd learn much about London at 58 years old, but I did. Keep up the good work

  • London: 3-Hour Secret British Food Tour

    3. London: 3-Hour Secret British Food Tour

    Firstly, your local London guide takes you to the exciting Borough Market to soak up the atmosphere and eat some English fudges/chocolate. This eating paradise was not even on the tourist foodie radar a few years ago. Still around the market, you will try award winning Cumberland sausages, followed by the best fresh fish and chips in town. Note the difference between "chips" and "French fries!" There is so much to see in the market that your guide will give you 10-20 minutes to look around yourselves, giving you a chance to buy gifts or eat any samples. Your personal guide will explain the history of the market and the surrounding areas including Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind, the Shard and Southwark Cathedral. Your tour will continue to a historic pub where you can try the best of British cheeses, served with grapes, fig cakes and chutneys, washed down with real London beers, ales...

    Steve was our guide. Could not have asked for a better person to guide us through the secrets of Borough Markets and beyond. I can highly recommend this fantastic tour!

  • London: Harry Potter Walking Tour

    4. London: Harry Potter Walking Tour

    Walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards (and witches) around Muggle London. Your Harry Potter enthusiast guide will be armed with wonderful trivia as you visit many of the iconic real-life locations that inspired the book and were featured in the movies. Learn about London’s rich muggle and wizarding history. Discover amazing facts about the books and films, and see many of the film locations used in London, including the Ministry of Magic and the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron. The tour includes familiar Harry Potter film locations as well as iconic London landmarks, such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern, Borough Market, and Leadenhall Market. Along the route of this magical Harry Potter walking tour, you’ll have plenty of chances to take pictures and see the film locations up-close as well as places that inspired JK Rowling in her writings.

  • Borough Market and Gin Distillery Small Group Tour

    5. Borough Market and Gin Distillery Small Group Tour

    Gain insight into the local culture on this alternative tour as you visit the historic Borough Market, the oldest and largest food market in London dating back to 1014. Enjoy the sights and smells of the market as you walk around; its maze of passageways hide a sprawling cornucopia of everything from traditional British produce to international culinary delights. There will be plenty of time to explore the market at leisure and indulge in what there is to offer, from Sri Lankan street food to charcuterie from South Tyrol and everything else in between. Using your exclusive VOX audio headset technology, a professional tour guide will bring the history of this fantastic market to life on a guided tour that takes in the best the market has to offer and showcases its unique Victorian and Art Deco architectural features. After a visit to the market, make your way to one of London's well-kno...

  • London: Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts with Platform 9 ¾

    6. London: Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts with Platform 9 ¾

    Join your tour wizard for a magical unforgettable 3-hour journey through the London locations of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts "Crimes of Grindelwald"! Starting your magical journey in the City of London, you’ll meet your Wizard Guide who will make sure that everyone is ready for an extraordinary adventure. Together, you’ll follow in the footsteps of your favorite Harry Potter characters such as Harry, Hermione, and Ron or Magizoologist Newt Scamander who finds himself waving farewell to New York in the “Crimes of Grindelwald” movie. You’ll enjoy unique access to some of the most famous London locations, including Diagon Alley, Leadenhall Market and St. Paul’s Cathedral. Your very own magical tour guide will help you to discover the real-life movie magic used to create the beloved Harry Potter prequel and original film series while visiting famous, real-life London locations.  Get...

    This tour was awesome! Our guide was very energetic and knew a lot about London history and Harry Potter. It was a great way to see a lot of London

  • The Ultimate London Food Experience: The Full English

    7. The Ultimate London Food Experience: The Full English

    Be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Taste some British food favorites on a 4-hour tour that starts with coffee and traditional fudge by the River Thames. Visit one of London’s best-known markets and learn about regional products like Cumberland sausage, British cheese, and chutney, stopping for tastes at some of the stalls. Head to a historic pub for a pint of British craft beer or cider. Try Scotch eggs and other pub snacks. Continue to another historic place near the river to enjoy fish and chips. Finish off with a selection of classic desserts, such as carrot cake, chocolate brownies, and sticky toffee pudding, along with a pot of tea. Options for vegetarians and vegans those with food intolerances are available.

  • London: Tootbus London Discovery Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

    8. London: Tootbus London Discovery Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

    Enjoy the flexibility to hop-on and hop-off as you like throughout the day. See essential sights like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace from the top deck, and enjoy extra options through the inclusive app. Board a famous double decker bus at one of 8 conveniently-located central London bus stops. Once checked in, your ticket will be valid to come and go from the buses as many times as you like throughout the next 24 hours. Settle into your seat and enjoy cruising past some truly iconic landmarks. Take advantage of the incredible top deck views as your journey takes you to Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye, and many more. Discover the city with knowledgeable commentary from local expert guides. If you are traveling with children, a child-friendly audio guide is available. Your ticket also gives you access to the app, including multi-lingual options and self-guided walking tou...

  • London: See 30+ Top Sights and Eat 8 British Foods Tour

    9. London: See 30+ Top Sights and Eat 8 British Foods Tour

    Join an exploration of over thirty of London’s major landmarks and best of British foods for a good idea of the history and tastes of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Start your tour as you head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where you can watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday during the winter months). You will then head to Westminster, and along the way see sights such as Parliament Square, St. James Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben (sadly covered up at the moment) and the Houses of Parliament. You will then move on to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe, the Shard, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. By this point, you'll have worked up an appetite, so you will be invited to stop for a feast of the best of British foods in one of the UK's most historic pubs. From here you will explore Bo...

    Brilliant tour, our guide Chris was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and the history too. Make sure you have a good breakfast as the food stop is right at the end of the tour at Borough market.

  • London Crimes & Punishment Walking Tour

    10. London Crimes & Punishment Walking Tour

    This private walking tour might not take you to many of the big tourists sights and famous buildings (though you'll see a few) but what it will do is take you to is to real London.  Sometimes a scary London, full of history of murders, dark deeds by criminals and often even more horrendous tortures and executions by the State. This tour will cover a number of neighborhoods, all of different characteristics and historical time periods.  You'll will start off in the heart of the East End and visit one of the most notorious pubs where The Krays famously and violently ruled the roost in the heart of the old East End (of London). Not too far away you will go back in time almost a century and you will retread the footsteps of Jack The Ripper and his victims whilst visiting and learning about the feared Workhouses that so many lived in and so many were trapped in. From there you will head towa...

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Loved the Harry Potter guided tour with our guide John. There was only myself and my daughter on the tour and John went out of his way to make the tour fun and even threw in a couple of detours, he was full of info. Would definitely do another tour next time we're in London.

Amazing, fun and exciting! It was a brilliant birthday present for my sister. Jack was a fantastic host and made the experience really enjoyable! Would definitely recommend!

A very cool and informative trip. Out guide Charlie was excellent and very fun.

Tour was great fun. The guide did a great job. Very entertaining.

Was a really enjoyable experience and the guide was very funny.