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City Hall, London: Our most recommended tours and activities

Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

1. Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

Discover the best of London with a hop-on, hop-off tour on-board an open-top, double-decker bus and enjoy a trip on the London Eye as part of your ticket. A hop-on, hop-off tour is the ideal way to discover the best sights, landmarks and attractions of London at your own pace. The tour gives you unlimited use, with stops strategically placed at all the places you would like to visit including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge and St Pauls Cathedral. Hop off the bus at Westminster Bridge to take an unforgettable ride on the London Eye. From the top, you can take in the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the city's impressive skyline. See the city's most famous sights including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from an unrivaled bird's eye view. You can start your tour at any of the Big Bus stops. Popular starting points include the London Eye, Marble Arch, Victoria Station and Trafalgar Square. With all ticket types you can enjoy a boat cruise along the River Thames. A Classic ticket includes a single river cruise from the Tower of London to Westminster Pier (in either direction). Departure times vary for the river cruise. You can board the river cruise at Tower Pier (near stop 16) or Westminster Pier (near stop 18). Big Bus route highlights include Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square, London Eye, London Dungeon, Sea Life London Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, Covent Garden, Bank of England, Monument, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The Shard, City Hall, Lambeth Palace, British Museum, Marble Arch, Mayfair, Green Park, Hyde Park Corner, Harrods, South Kensington Museums, Kensington Palace and Notting Hill.

Full-Day London Sightseeing Tour – Historic & Modern

2. Full-Day London Sightseeing Tour – Historic & Modern

Compare and contrast medieval and modern London on a full-day sightseeing tour of some of the city’s most iconic attractions. Departing from the Victoria district near Buckingham Palace, you will take a whistle-stop tour of London’s famous monuments, and stop to visit St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London. Have your cameras at the ready as you drive past Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. Gaze across the river at the London Eye and the South Bank. Drive down streets lined with architecture from all eras, from the white Portland stone buildings of Belgravia, to the glass-and-steel skyscrapers of the City of London. Towering high over the City is Sir Christopher Wren’s magnificent St. Paul’s Cathedral, widely considered to be his masterpiece. You will jump off the coach to enter the quire, and marvel at the cathedral’s beautiful mosaics. Another highlight of your tour will be the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, held daily at 11:00 AM. Watch the mounted sentries in their red tunics and bearskins perform one of the oldest of the royals’ ceremonies. To ensure you make the most of each attraction and don’t waste valuable exploring time, the tour includes a lunch pack, completely free of charge! Save time, money and dodge the inconvenience of finding somewhere to eat. Then continue the history theme at the Tower of London. The former royal palace and prison’s 1,000 year history will come to life as you take an exclusive walk with a Yeoman Warder, more fondly known as a “Beefeater.” Hear the story of the peasants’ revolt and the assault on the Tower in 1381, the military cunning used to ensure the safety of the monarch within, and how the Tower’s architecture protects it from attack. Finally, swap land for water and cruise down the River Thames. Enjoy panoramic views of London’s riverside attractions, such as the Globe Theater, Tower Bridge, Houses of Parliament, City Hall, and Big Ben. Your full-day adventure ends at Embankment Pier at around 18:00, putting you close to the heart of London’s theater district, Soho, and Chinatown.

London: City Highlights Private Tour with Entry to the Shard

3. London: City Highlights Private Tour with Entry to the Shard

Join this original walking tour to see the best selected highlights of the City Of London and get skip-the-line tickets to one of its top attractions: The Shard. See the ancient, mediaeval and the modern side of the English capital. Discover the secrets of the historic centre and its iconic landmarks. Soar high in the sky above the River Thames! During the 3-hour walking tour you will see the best of London. Stroll around the very heart of the city in the company of an enthusiastic Expert-Guide and discover the most important places. See the Tower Hill Memorial and hear a little bit of WWI and WWII history. Discover the remnants of the city’s Roman heritage by the London Wall and see the monumental Tower Of London, which served as a royal residence to the House of Tudor. Take a stroll along the River Thames and cross the iconic Tower Bridge. Walk past the very modern City Hall and see also the remarkable HMS Belfast, built for the Royal Navy. The main attraction of this exclusive tour will be a visit to The Shard, also known as the Shard of Glass and the Shard London Bridge. This unique, pointy skyscraper measuring 72-storey is the tallest building in the UK and the 7th tallest in Europe. We provide skip-the-line tickets to the open-air Skydeck on level 72 of The Shard, which offers the best 360-degree view of the London skyline. As the guide will not accompany you inside, you can spend as much time as you want enjoying the views.

London: Private Walking Tour with Lunch

4. London: Private Walking Tour with Lunch

Embark on a private walking tour through London and discover the city's most popular attractions with a local guide. Along the way, stop for lunch and end the day savoring typical British delicacies. Start in the morning at Charing Cross Train Station station, where you'll see the most popular landmarks in Westminster. See highlights, such as Trafalgar Square, the Changing of the Horses Guard Parade, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and the iconic London Eye. Take a relaxing break as you stop for lunch at an authentic British restaurant. Then, walk past other famous London sites, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern Gallery, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, and London City Hall. Explore shopping centers, children’s play areas, pubs, and party hangouts. End the tour at a cafe to experience Britain’s classic treats and drinks. Your guide can drop you off either at your accommodation or your preferred evening venue.

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What people are saying about City Hall, London

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 515 reviews

This was a combination of very fun and relaxing activities. The London Eye must have its separate slot booked for which a queue is still there but at least it's moving. The experience itself was excellent. Great views of London especially Big Ben. The Thames cruise was fun and the tour guide was hilarious. Nice perspective from the river. The BigBus was enjoyable, seeing all attractions and areas of London to get a good overview. Fully recommend.

We loved seeing London on the Big Bus and enjoyed the cruise. Unfortunately, we did not make it on the London Eye; maybe next time! Two things that could be improved: 1. The audio on the Big Bus can be very annoying. Just stick to the facts of the sights without all the joking and music in between. 2. It would be nice if the cruise would go round-trip instead of one-way.

Very good day. Pleasant walk on the Thames. Magnificent London Eye (Be careful, book your time slot well in advance). Big Bus very nice with lots of things to see and lots of anecdotes to know. Easy to get around London. You can go up and down as you want.

The changing of the guard and the tower of London were amazing. Our tour guide Morton was very knowledgeable and helpful. Finding the departure point was a little difficult.

Afun way to see the city. We loved the river cruise. The hop.on hop off bus helped us see more of the city and where we wanted to spend more time.