London is an incredible city. Full of beautiful buildings and a wide variety of cultural experiences, there is so much to see and do in England’s vibrant capital. Outlined below are some of the best London tours available, with something for everybody regardless of your interests! Make the most of your trip and see what the city has to offer…
Full-Day Guided Walking Tour with Special Access to the Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, Thames River Cruise & More
If you are keen to see the very best of London, this tour has it all. You can see all of the city’s most iconic sights all in one day across this 7.5-hour experience which runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8.15 am onwards. Starting at the infamous Tower of London, you’ll get exclusive early morning access before the tower opens to the public meaning you can enjoy it without the crowds. See the Opening Ceremony, performed by the iconic Beefeaters, before enjoying the rest of this tour.
See the Crown Jewels - swords, orbs, rings, crowns and more - in the Jewel House before heading up the Thames on a peaceful river shuttle. The scenery is spectacular and your expert, English-speaking guide will be on hand to point out the best bits and regale you with stories of this fantastic British city. Upon arrival at the Embankment, your group will walk to see the Changing of the Guard or the Horse Guards Parade at Buckingham Palace from the very best viewpoint. You’ll get to see the Palace itself from the best spot too, as well as the famous balcony where the royal family appears during major events.
You’ll enjoy free time for lunch, with recommendations from your tour guide, and then re-group to explore even more of this amazing city. The afternoon will take you to the National Gallery and Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, before heading on to Whitehall which is the epicenter of Her Majesty’s Government and British politics. You’ll be able to spot the Banqueting Hall, the only original building left in this part of town, where King Charles II was executed in 1649.
The tour then heads on to Downing Street, where the Prime Minister lives, and then to Parliament Square. Here you’ll be wowed by the fantastic Houses of Parliament and Big Ben - again, your expert guide will be able to share secrets, stories and facts about all of these amazing places. Last but not least, see Westminster Abbey: the location of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s beautiful royal wedding in 2011.
This is one of the best London tours on offer for those who want to see the most famous parts of the city in just one day. If you are only staying for a short time, this tour is a must!
Unfamiliar with London, or just want the day to flow as easily as possible? Our Harry Potter experience is one of the best London tours on the market, including pre-planned travel from London to Watford and back again as well as an expert, English-speaking tour guide. It is the easiest way to ensure your day runs as smoothly as it can, so you can spend the whole time marveling at the sheer magic of the Harry Potter universe. Whether you’re a lifelong Potterhead or someone who has to come to love the franchise as an adult, the tour will amaze you.
The tour runs Monday to Friday and is 5 hours in total; with three departure times each day, you can pick the tour that suits you and we will take care of the rest. With specifically timed entry into the studio tour, it couldn’t be easier to visit. Starting with an introductory film, the excitement within the studio building is palpable. See the iconic set of the Great Hall, and go on to see props and costumes from all of the amazing Harry Potter movies. Re-create the famous Platform 9 3/4 scene, walk along Diagon Alley and step into the awe-inspiring Forbidden Forest.
Your official Studio Tour guide has all the best HP knowledge, and this tour is truly one of the best London tours available for Harry Potter lovers and movie buffs alike.
If you have a bit longer in London, then you might consider a day trip out of the city. This is one of the best London tours in terms of stepping outside of the urban area and seeing something a little bit different. Stonehenge, Bath and Windsor are all absolutely iconic British locations, and it’s a great chance to tick them all off your bucket list at once. The tour lasts for 12 hours, and runs on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8.30 am.
A private, climate-controlled bus means that you’ll be traveling in comfort and style as you leave the skyscrapers and bustling city behind and head to Windsor. Your expert, English-speaking tour guide will tell you everything you need to know about the town, and once you get there you will have free time to enjoy everything it has to offer. Visit the iconic Windsor Castle, or simply wander around the quaint streets and admire the stunning architecture.
Next up: Bath. Your tour guide will explain all about the Roman connections and show you the wonderful thermal baths, and you will also have free time here to visit these spas or pop to the Jane Austen Museum, have some tea and cake in a very British cafe or peruse the artisan shops throughout the town. Bath is stunning and a definite must-see if you have the time for this tour.
Finally, you will travel to the iconic site of Stonehenge. There is a newly opened visitor center where you can purchase an audio-guided tour of the site and learn all about its fascinating history. The stone circle is truly breathtaking, and the stories behind it are incredible too. There are still plenty of questions about Stonehenge, and you’ll be able to make your own mind up…
These are just a handful of the best London tours. Whether you want to see the most famous bits of this charming city, or escape the hustle and bustle to see a more quaint side of England, there is something for everyone!