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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 to either take the London Underground or a short boat trip down the Thames. Both options follow this itinerary:  1. Southwark Cathedral 2. Borough Market 3. The Golden Hinde 4. Winchester Palace 5. The Clink Prison Museum 6. Shakespeare's Globe 7. Millennium Bridge 8. Daniel Radcliffe's School 9. The London Eye 10. River Thames 11. Sherlock Holmes' Pub 12. Great Scotland Yard 13. Gringotts Wizarding Bank 14. The world's smallest police station 15. Trafalgar Square 16. Knockturn Alley 17. Diagon Alley 18. Palace Theatre

London: The London Pass with access to 80+ Attractions

2. London: The London Pass with access to 80+ Attractions

See all that London has to offer with the London Pass. With its wealth of history and culture, London always has plenty to offer visitors. The London Pass is a complete sightseer credits package allowing you access to more than 80 top attractions, tours, and museums. Access a huge range of the top landmarks and attractions including the Tower of London, London Zoo, Windsor Castle, and many more.  Enjoy a 1-Day Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus tour with over 60 stops across London including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and Piccadilly Circus. The pass is valid for a full working day across 3 routes. You'll also get access to special London Pass holder perks, including discounts at gift shops at select attractions. The London Pass allows access to over 80 attractions, including: POPULAR ATTRACTIONS • The View from the Shard • Tower of London • 1-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour • Thames River Boat (Uber Boat by Thames Clippers - 1-day Hop-on Hop-off) • Windsor Castle (afternoon entry only) • Westminster Abbey • London Bridge Experience • Tower Bridge Exhibition • ZSL London Zoo • St Paul's Cathedral • Kensington Palace PLACES OF INTEREST • Shakespeare's Globe Theatre • Royal Albert Hall • Royal Observatory Greenwich • Old Royal Naval College • The Painted Hall • Cutty Sark • Kew Gardens • Hampton Court Palace • Apsley House • Benjamin Franklin House • Eltham Palace • Golden Hinde • Wellington Arch • Chelsea Physic Garden MUSEUMS & GALLERIES • London Transport Museum • Foundling Museum • Household Cavalry Museum • Charles Dickens Museum • Guards Museum • Cartoon Museum • Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art • Wernher Collection at Ranger's House • Fan Museum • London Canal Museum • London Museum of Water and Steam • Garden Museum • Museum of Brands, Packaging, and Advertising • Queen's Gallery (temporarily closed) • Pollock's Toy Museum • The Postal Museum TOURS & EXPERIENCES • ArcelorMittal Orbit • Arsenal FC Stadium (Emirates Stadium) • Chelsea FC Stadium Tour • Tottenham Hotspur FC Stadium Tour • Twickenham Stadium Tour & Rugby Museum • Wembley Stadium Tours & more! Please note: attractions and tours are subject to change. Please check the digital guide included on your confirmation voucher for the full list of inclusions, opening times, and reservation instructions, when applicable before you go.

London: Tootbus Must-See Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Cruise

3. London: Tootbus Must-See Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Cruise

Hop on board the Must See London bus tour, sit back, relax, and discover the city from a whole new perspective. See the best bits of London on this tour designed to see the most famous sights and experience incredible views of the city with an included cruise on the River Thames. Enjoy a tour past London's top attractions and landmarks including; Tower Bridge, Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, and Downing Street. Start the tour at any of the bus stops. Be welcomed on board whether you are a first-time visitor with just a few hours in town and want to get a taste of London or a Londoner who wants to experience the city differently. Make your way to Tower Pier or Westminster Pier when you've finished your bus tour to jump on the cruise. Drift along the River Thames seing iconic London landmarks like the Globe and Tower Bridge from the water. Download the Tootbus app to easily find your way around, follow the buses in real-time, and enjoy self-guided walking tours to help you explore more of London.

London: Go City Explorer Pass for 2 to 7 Attractions

4. London: Go City Explorer Pass for 2 to 7 Attractions

Get your London Explorer Pass, a digital credits package, and create your own city itinerary. Redeem your credits against 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 attractions from a selection of over 80 monuments, tours, cruises, dining experiences, and more. Choose from a variety of venues, including the Tower of London, the Shard, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Get instructions on how to plan your itinerary and place reservations ahead when needed. You have 60 days to use your attraction credits starting with your first choice. Save up to 35% with each visit equaling 1 credit used. Choose any 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 attractions from the following list: Popular attractions: • 1-day Hop-On-Hop-Off London Bus tour • Tower of London • The View from the Shard • Kensington Palace • Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition & Theatre Tour • St Paul’s Cathedral • Thames River Cruise (City Cruises Thames River Pass) • Tower Bridge Exhibition • Westminster Abbey • The London Bridge Experience • ZSL London Zoo Fun Activities and Tours: • Up at the O2 • Brit Movie Tours • Brit Music Tours • Brit Icon Tours • Hop-on Hop-off Open Bus tour of Windsor • 20+ London Sights and enjoy Fish & Chips - Top Sights Tours • 30+ London Sights Tour - Top Sights Tours • Palaces and Parliament Tour - Top Sights Tours • Chelsea FC Stadium Tour & Museum • Emirates Arsenal Stadium Tour • Tottenham Hotspur FC Stadium Tour • Wembley Stadium Tour • Twickenham Stadium Tour & World Rugby Museum • Kia Oval Ground Tour • London Bicycle Tour • Fuller's Brewery Tour • Hard Rock Café London • ArcelorMittal Orbit • Curzon Cinema Bloomsbury (Renoir) • Curzon Cinema Mayfair • Curzon Cinema Soho • Swingers Crazy Golf (West End or City venues) • Sherlock: The Official Live Game • All Star Lanes (bowling) • The Chocolate Cocktail Club • The Bermondsey Bierkeller • The Dare Skywalk • Solve a Mystery: the Murder at Trafalgar Square • Solve a Mystery: the Murder at Westminster Museums and Places of Interest: • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew • Royal Observatory Greenwich • London Transport Museum • Cutty Sark • Benjamin Franklin House • Florence Nightingale Museum • Freud Museum London • Hampton Court Palace • Household Cavalry Museum • London Bicycle Tour - Hire • Museum of Brands, Packaging, and Advertising • The Painted Hall • Old Royal Naval College • Pollock's Toy Museum • Royal Albert Hall • Garden Museum • The Guards Museum • The Monument to The Great Fire of London • The Postal Museum • Wembley Stadium Tour • Apsley House • Eltham Palace • Jewel Tower • Wellington Arch • Chiswick House and Kitchen Garden • Royal Air Force Museum

London: 3-Hour Secret British Food Tour

5. 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 or delicious ciders (or non-alcoholic options). You will also see the world-famous London Bridge and Tower Bridge on the River Thames as well as the Battleship HMS Belfast. Finally, the tour ends with classic desserts, such as cheesecakes, chocolate brownies or sticky toffee puddings, all washed down with a pot of refreshing tea. Oh, and of course there’s a delicious secret dish too!

London: Witches and History Magical Walking Tour

6. London: Witches and History Magical Walking Tour

Discover the wicked history of London. Explore famous sights and hidden gems with your bewitching guide on this alternative walking tour! Are you ready to learn historical facts? Are you ready to be thoroughly entertained? Join this spellbinding experience that takes you from London Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Your costumed witch-guide will enchant you on this journey into the past. Lend your ears to tales of the unexpected, stories of London’s real-life witches & the great injustices that befell them. Scuttle across the cobbles as you uncover the truth about Joan Peterson, "The Witch of Wapping”, innocent or guilty? you decide. What of Jinny Bingham, did she deserve the nickname “Mother Damnable”...? and who was the real “Last Witch”? You will emerge from the murky shadows of London Bridge and skirt the edges of Borough Market. Follow closely on the heels of your witch guide as you twist and turn your way past an ancient ship, and a ruined Palace. Hurry along the infamous and dreaded Clink Street. Marvel at the breathtaking, iconic landmarks across the river Thames and pass by a dramatic Elizabethan playhouse. Stick close to your coven as you traverse the Thames towards the imposing St. Paul’s Cathedral on this journey packed with entertainment and history. In a tour that brings together history, magic, and a sense that we can learn from the past, you are sure to fall in love with this historic part of the city, its hidden gems and its fascinating (sometimes chilling) history! You may even visit some famous filming locations from Harry Potter along the way!

London: Top 30 Sights Tour and Sherlock Holmes Museum

7. London: Top 30 Sights Tour and Sherlock Holmes Museum

Start with a walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Head to Westminster, see Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. See 30 sights in one day, including: • Buckingham Palace • Trafalgar Square • Changing of the Guard • Big Ben • Downing Street • Westminster Abbey • Whitehall • Houses of Parliament • London Eye After your tour, visit the world-famous consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, who lived at 221b Baker Street between 1881-1904, according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Mr. Holmes shared his place with his loyal friend and colleague Dr. Watson. The house is protected by the government due to the special architectural and historical interest. The first-floor study overlooking Baker Street is faithfully maintained for posterity and just as it was kept by Mrs. Hudson in Victorian Times.

Shakespeare in London 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

8. Shakespeare in London 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a unique half-day walking tour and experience all things Shakespeare! With your local English guide you’ll visit the famous Ferryman's Seat, the site of the Rose Theatre, the site of the original Globe Theatre, and the ruins of Winchester Palace. Walk by the historic Clink Prison and by Southwark Cathedral, with its stained-glass Shakespeare window. You’ll also enjoy the official in-house tour of the Globe Theatre. Let your entertaining tour guide show you the lanes walked by Shakespeare in the old Southbank pleasure district, church pews where he worshiped, and pubs where he drank with his fellow actors. You’ll stop at the half-way point at the smart café located in the Cathedral, for a bit of a rest and to enjoy tea, coffee, and pastries. You'll then work your way back from the Cathedral towards Sam Wanamaker's amazing recreation of the Globe Theatre, where there'll be time to enjoy their official guided tour. Afterwards you can enjoy the exhibition area of the theater at your leisure.

London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and London Eye Ride

9. London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and London Eye Ride

Start with a walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, on selected days you can watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Head to Westminster, and see Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Go to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Then, hop onto the London Eye and see London from the clouds. The view of London from this globally recognized icon is world renowned.  See 30 sights in 1 day, including: • Buckingham Palace • Trafalgar Square • Big Ben • Downing Street • Westminster Abbey • Whitehall • Houses of Parliament • London Eye • Shakespeare’s Globe Theater • London Bridge • Southwark Cathedral • The Shard (tallest skyscraper in the EU) • HMS Belfast (Second World War Battleship) • Square Mile • Tower Bridge • Tower of London

London: Doctor Who Guided Walking Tour

10. London: Doctor Who Guided Walking Tour

Travel in space and time with a Doctor Who-themed walking tour of London. Meet your Whovian guide outside Westminster Tube station, as they lead you on an adventure. On the way, explore Doctor Who filming locations and some of London’s most significant landmarks. Stand outside the filming location for 10 Downing Street from the 2-part episode ‘Aliens of London’ and ‘World War Three’. Visit the street when Missy reveals that she is the female incarnation of The Master in ‘Death in Heaven’. Whilst you walk across London, listen to the behind-the-scenes secrets of how one of the biggest TV shows in Britain was filmed in some of the capital’s most iconic places, how the writers of Doctor Who sneak fanfiction, and historical references almost unnoticed to the hit series. Take a photo in the place where the Doctor and Rose stood whilst looking for the Nestene Consciousness in the episode ‘Rose’. Discover what it is like to step through the real Tardis doors whilst filming for the BBC with the help of your guide. This Doctor Who tour is a must-do for anyone who loves Doctor Who in all its forms.

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What people are saying about Southwark Cathedral

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based on 15,372 reviews

Our guide Connor was great. He spoke clearly and distinctly, so that I could understand the most important things due to my lack of basic knowledge of English. He took a lot of time with us and the connection experience in the dungeons was awesome. Here, too, people understood that to a large extent and a certain creep factor was guaranteed. Can only recommend.

The tour was amazing and super fun ! We were assigned to a Hogwarts houses and did a quizz in every famous HP location. We learnt a lot of things related to HP facts but also to the London city history. Thanks again Jack for the day ! You inspired us to re watch the movies for the umpteenth time.

Christopher was a great guide, getting us to the best vantage spots for the changing of the guard, and sharing his personal stories and a Londoner’s perspectives with wit and humour. Although the group was larger than expected, the tour was overall a good way to see the sights of London.

Wonderful fun tour. Hannah was very professional and organised, making the walk very enjoyable. Taking 2 stops by boat is also lovely and let's you sit and relax for few minutes.

Tom was very kind and funny. He also found alternative foods for my lactose intolerance. Recommended!