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London: London by Night Sightseeing Open-Top Bus Tour

1. London: London by Night Sightseeing Open-Top Bus Tour

Experience London’s grand architecture and vibrant atmosphere which are impressive by day, and which truly come alive at night. Add a spark to your London trip and enjoy this city tour aboard an open-top bus. See the famous landmarks lit up against the night sky. Witness the Tower of London and Tower Bridge standing proud amongst the skyline and feel a thrill as you glide past the monumental Big Ben. Witnessthe fountains of Trafalgar Square dance with joy from the light that shines within them, and let the neon screens of Piccadilly Circus dazzle and thrill. As you pass Harrods, witness the exquisite lights which are evocative of Christmas, even in summer. Learn about the history of landmarks like St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey from your guide and hear fascinating stories about the city. Embark on a fun and informative tour suitable for families and groups of friends.

Westminster Abbey Tour with Optional Houses of Parliament

2. Westminster Abbey Tour with Optional Houses of Parliament

Meet your guide at the entrance to Westminster Abbey at 09:15 AM, and then look inside the historic monument to stand in the footsteps of kings and queens. Since the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066, all coronations of English and British monarchs have been held in the abbey, as have many royal weddings, including that of Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011. Then, take a panoramic tour around the Houses of Parliament and pass the Elizabeth Tower where the famous Big Ben bell chimes every quarter hour. Learn about the role of MPs who sit in the House of Commons and the function of the House of Lords. Hear how, and why, the Elizabeth Tower and its great clock and iconic bell were built. For a more complete experience, select the option that includes the ticket to the Parliament and get an audio guided tour inside the building.  Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, the Palace of Westminster (the official name of the Houses of Parliament) boasts an ostentatious façade with golden spires and statues of kings that reflect in the River Thames. Listen as your guide explains the history of the building, from the first medieval clock tower built in the old Palace of Westminster, to the design and construction of the present Elizabeth Tower.  

James Bond 2-Hour Walking Tour of London

3. James Bond 2-Hour Walking Tour of London

Become the legendary secret agent 007 (aka James Bond) for the day on this 2-hour walking tour of London locations used in various Bond movies, from "For Your Eyes Only" to the latest blockbuster, "SPECTRE". Whether you fancy yourself as a bit of a Sean Connery, or more Roger Moore, or think Daniel Craig is the ultimate Bond, the walking tour will provide you with plenty of food for thought. In the company of an expert guide and Bond aficionado, you will tour James Bond film locations, real spy locations, and places linked with Bond author Ian Fleming. Wind your way through Westminster, the beating heart of British politics. Hear stories of intrigue that take place within government buildings and secret bunkers. Discover what it takes to be the world’s most famous secret agent, and learn aspects of the real life British Secret Service. The tour ends outside the MI6 building in Vauxhall, instantly recognizable from the Bond movies, and home to real life spies as the fortress-like headquarters of the British Secret Intelligence Service.

London: Top 30 Sights and Westminster Abbey

4. London: Top 30 Sights and Westminster Abbey

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 • 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 Then, head to Westminster Abbey. Since the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066, all coronations of English and British monarchs have been in Westminster Abbey. There have been 16 royal weddings at the abbey since 1100. Henry III rebuilt the abbey in honor of a royal saint, Edward the Confessor, whose relics were placed in a shrine in the sanctuary. Henry III himself was interred nearby, as were many of the Plantagenet kings of England, their wives, and other relatives. Until the death of George II in 1760, most kings and queens were buried in the abbey.

London: German-Speaking Guided Tour of Westminster

5. London: German-Speaking Guided Tour of Westminster

Start your 2.5-hour tour of Westminster's best attractions near Green Park Underground Station, led by a German-speaking guide. Enjoy an unspoiled view of Buckingham Palace, the main London residence of the British Monarchy since Queen Victoria's time. View the Horse Guards ride past on their way to the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Continue your walk along The Mall, the famous red-paved street and ceremonial route the Queen takes when leaving Buckingham Palace. Follow in the steps of your qualified City of London and City of Westminster guide across the fascinating area of central London. Stroll past Clarence House, St. James' Palace, and Trafalgar Square before you arrive at Westminster Abbey and Parliament Square.

Inside Westminster Abbey Guided Tour

6. Inside Westminster Abbey Guided Tour

Begin your visit at the meeting point at the Westminster Abbey entrance at 09:15 AM. Your guide will take you through the corners of this famous building, a traditional site for the wreaths and burials of the English monarchs and, later, the British monarchs. Since the coronation of William the Conqueror in 1066, all English monarchs have been crowned at the Abbey, with the exception of Joan I and Edward V. See the numerous tombs of various members of the royal family, aristocrats, and illustrious personalities such as scientists and poets, including the tombs of Charles Dickens, Geoffrey Chaucer, and Rudyard Kipling. In recent years, the Abbey has hosted Princess Diana's funeral, and Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding. During this tour, explore the incredible building full of history and enjoy an unforgettable day. 

London's Palaces and Parliament Walking Tour

7. London's Palaces and Parliament Walking Tour

See more than 20 of London's most iconic sights on a 3-hour walking tour. Explore the City of Westminster, one of the most popular tourist locations in London. Learn fun facts about the history of the area and how it developed, as you pass by many of its iconic monuments. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace where on selected days you can watch the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Walk down The Mall, a tree-lined, royal road, adorned with Royal Parks and Royal Palaces.  Travel to Parliament Square where you will see Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. View some of the most famous sights in London, including: Buckingham Palace, the Victoria Memorial, St James's Park, Green Park, St James's Palace, Big Ben, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and Trafalgar Square.

London's Top Sights: Walking Tour with Fun Local Guide

8. London's Top Sights: Walking Tour with Fun Local Guide

This tour will take you on an exploration of London’s major landmarks, giving you a good overview of the history, culture and legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Start by heading through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where on selected days you can watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. After witnessing this impressive traditional ritual, where the New Guard exchanges duties with the Old Guard, head to Westminster. Sights you'll see along the way include Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. The walk will be timed so that you get to hear Big Ben's globally recognizable chimes. Then, head to the London Bridge area, where you'll see Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, the Shard, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. What makes this tour unique is the expertise and enthusiasm of your guide, who has lived in the center of London for over 20 years (right next to the Tower of London). He is passionate about—and fascinated by—the history and architecture of the city. He is proud to live here and really enjoys showing off the city to visitors. Lots of interaction on this walking excursion will make it a lot more interesting than your average London tour! Your guide has read countless books and attended many talks on London, so they will have many great stories to share.

London: Westminster Walking Tour & The Tower of London Entry

9. London: Westminster Walking Tour & The Tower of London Entry

Start with a walking tour of the Westminster area, where your tour guide will escort you to 20 different historical and cultural sights. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, admiring the well-manicured trees and flowers along the way. At the palace, watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Afterward, see 17 other iconic London sights such as Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Then, step into the Tower of London, where there is an abundance of history, stories, and ghosts to be found. Marvel at the Crown Jewels and other fascinating historical artifacts including the suits of armor worn by the Kings of England. See the cells where prisoners were once kept. Journey back in time and take an exciting trip into England's past.

London: Winston Churchill and World War II

10. London: Winston Churchill and World War II

Learn the devastating history of London during World War 2. Discover how one man carried a nation’s weight of expectation on his shoulders, as London was mercilessly bombed by the Nazis, Winston Churchill plotted victory from the streets of London and operations room in Westminster. Hear about London during the Blitz, the courage of ordinary people in the face of terror, and see the city through the eyes of the iconic Prime Minister. Use old photos and incredible stories to invoke the famous Blitz Spirit. On your journey into the heart of Westminster, take in the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, Downing Street, and Whitehall, see war memorials, a bomb escape hatch, Churchill’s statue, and more.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 401 reviews

My husband, 12 year old son and I really enjoyed this night tour. It gave us something fun to do in the evening that did not require any more walking- great break for the feet! The tour guide was excellent and very informative. We learned a lot. We sat at the top of the open air bus which was fun. I do recommend bundling up as it did get chilly midway through the tour. I would highly recommend this tour as an entertaining and safe way to see the city and lights at night.

The tour was very nice and had some comedic elements to it. It additionally was very informative and provided for a great close to the day. I recommend that people do keep a jacket on hand as it can get a bit frosty but the guide also kindly provides blankets.

Very nice experience that allowed us to discover places that we would not have visited spontaneously on foot, with a great guide!

Very cool London in a nutshell. Departure on time. The guide speaks very clearly and interestingly. I recommend.

Was so fun and educational, learned many cool facts about all the sights and had amazing views.