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London: Westminster to Tower Bridge River Thames Cruise

1. London: Westminster to Tower Bridge River Thames Cruise

Climb aboard a sightseeing boat at Westminster Pier and cruise through the heart of London, admiring the many sights along the River Thames along the way. Stop at Embankment Pier, Festival Pier, and Bankside Pier before arriving at Tower Bridge Quay. Catch sights of St. Paul's Cathedral, The Shard, Tate Modern, Globe Theatre, and much more en route. Choose a 1-way trip to Tower Bridge Quay or opt for a round-trip cruise and return to Westminster. Listen to the live audio commentary from your captain and make use of the state-of-the-art facilities onboard the boat.   Benefit from regular departures from Westminster Pier every hour along with ideal viewing opportunities from the open top deck of the modern "Sapele" and "Mercuria" vessels or the open deck of the traditional "Sarah Kathleen." Each vessel features a bar serving light refreshments to purchase.

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London: London by Night Sightseeing Open-Top Bus Tour

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

London’s grand architecture and vibrant atmosphere are impressive by day, but only by night does the city truly come alive. Add a spark to your London trip and enjoy this 90-minute 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. The fountains of Trafalgar Square dance with joy from the light that shines from within them, and the neon screens of Piccadilly Circus dazzle and thrill. As you pass Harrods, the exquisite lights are evocative of Christmas, even in summer. Your guide will provide historical information as you pass St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey, and reveal fun stories about the city. This is an extremely fun and informative tour suitable for families and groups of friends.

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Little Venice: Regent’s Canal Waterbus Boat Trip to Camden

3. Little Venice: Regent’s Canal Waterbus Boat Trip to Camden

Travel from picturesque Little Venice to vibrant Camden Town along the Regent's Canal. This waterway is a leisurely corridor through London, navigated by leisure boats and lined with quirky houseboats. You'll pass by Regent’s Park, the grounds of London Zoo and through the echoey depths of the 248 meter Maida Hill tunnel. Each boat has slide opening windows throughout, so everyone gets a view. As you pass through London Zoo, keep an eye out for warthogs and African hunting dogs, which can often be seen as the boat passes their canal-side enclosure. Travel past the homes of well-known musicians, actors and celebrities. You will also be able to see the expansive and landscaped back gardens of grand houses used by ambassadors and visiting international diplomats. Arrive in the heart of Camden Market, home to a vast array of world class traders and international cuisines.

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London: Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

4. London: Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

Take a spine chilling walking tour of London's historic Whitechapel district, and follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper's terrifying killing spree of the autumn of 1888. The tour explores how a series of terrible murders gripped the East End of London. Explore the historical background of the Whitechapel murders. Examine how public perception of these gruesome but gripping crimes has been shaped, and compare it to the reality of 1888 as you go to the sites menaced by Jack the Ripper. Play detective as you’re given a profile of some of the most likely suspects. Get out your magnifying glass and try to figure out whodunnit!

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London: Tootbus Kids Tour

5. London: Tootbus Kids Tour

Join the bus at the meeting point and be whisked around London. Head past some of the main sights of the British capital on a non-stop tour that is specially designed for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Learn about the history of the major landmarks from the live kid-friendly commentary. The onboard guide will provide stories and insights to captivate children’s imaginations.  Drive past the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Pall Mall, Piccadilly Circus, Downing Street, and many more and more on this 45-minute bus tour. Additionally, get free access to the Tootbus app allowing you to locate the main attractions, locate the point of departure, prepare your visit ahead, and enjoy self-guided walking tours.

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Camden Town: Regent’s Canal Waterbus Trip to Little Venice

6. Camden Town: Regent’s Canal Waterbus Trip to Little Venice

Travel between vibrant Camden Town and picturesque Little Venice along Regent's Canal on this scenic 1-way waterbus trip. Sit back and relax as you cruise on a calm waterway through London, navigated by leisure boats and lined with quirky houseboats. Departing from West Yard, Camden Market, pass by Regent’s Park, the grounds of London Zoo, and through the echoey depths of the 249-meter Maida Hill Tunnel. Take advantage of slide-opening windows throughout the boat, so everyone gets a picture-perfect view. As you pass through London Zoo, keep an eye out for warthogs and African hunting dogs, which can often be seen as the boat passes their canal-side enclosure. Cruise past the homes of well-known musicians, actors, and celebrities. See the expansive and landscaped back gardens of grand houses used by ambassadors and visiting international diplomats. End your boat trip in Little Venice, where you can get off and continue your adventure on your own.

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London: Piccadilly and Soho Beer Bike Tour

7. London: Piccadilly and Soho Beer Bike Tour

Enjoy a wee toast on a unique beer bike tour through the streets of London. Travel in style and experience London’s famous landmarks in a completely different way. Raise a toast with your companions as you go on a 1 or 2-hour tour.  During your experience, cycle to local, world-famous pubs in London for a pint. Join a tour that has played host to James Corden, the Late Late Show, and the cast of Dark Phoenix. An onboard guide and barman will point out the sights and keep the drinks flowing. Drinks are not included but feel free to bring your own.

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Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

8. 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. Southwark Cathedral 2. 800-year-old Borough Market 3. Sir Francis Drake's world-famous Golden Hinde 4. Winchester Palace 5. 900-year-old Clink Prison 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

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London: Ghastly Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

9. London: Ghastly Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

Go off the beaten path on a 2-hour after dark walking tour of London, and learn about the city’s ghastly ghosts and ghouls. Meet your guide at All Hallows by-the-Tower, one of the oldest churches in London, with a Saxon arch and recycled Roman tiles. Surrounded by the City of London’s skyscrapers and trendy restaurants, it’s hard to imagine the full extent of London's haunted past, but as you sneak down the dark streets of "the world's best city," your guide will regale you with tales of ghouls, ghosts, and specters. Feel the chills down your spine as London’s dark history is brought to life. Hear stories of unspeakable suffering, blood-curdling crime, and horrid murders. London is full to the brim with terrible tales of midnight monsters and devilish demons. Dare to walk in the footsteps of the unexplained, and experience a terrifying walk through the historic City of London, starting at the Tower of London and ending at St Paul's Cathedral.

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London: Thames Clippers River Roamer & Emirates Airline

10. London: Thames Clippers River Roamer & Emirates Airline

Experience the sights of London from multiple perspectives with a combined 1-day River Roamer ticket on the commuter boats of the Thames Clippers and a return ticket for the Emirates Air Line cable car. Cruise up and down the River Thames at leisure aboard the panoramic clipper boats, and see the attractions of London from the deck. Escape the crowded tubes and buses to enjoy a journey on the fastest fleet of catamarans on the river. The boats depart every 20 minutes from a number of different locations, including Westminster Pier, Embankment Pier, Greenwich Pier and North Greenwich Pier. Hop off to explore monuments such as St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, the Cutty Sark and the Houses of Parliament. It is the most perfect way to get through the center of the city, with unbeatable views as a bonus. Your ticket allows you to hop on and off at any pier in the central and eastern zones.  Then, take off on the Emirates Air Line cable car and experience a stunning attraction built for the Olympic Games 2012. Enjoy bird's eye views of the O2 Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and London skyline as you glide above the river. Please note that you have to redeem your Get Your Guide voucher at one of the following ticket offices: Westminster, Embankment, London Bridge City, Tower, Canary Wharf, Greenwich or North Greenwich pier between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

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What people are saying about London

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,182 reviews

Whilst we live in London, we found this tour super fun and informative. We were taken to places that we didn't even know existed! Hagrid/John, our guide, is extremely knowledgeable and engaging throughout. Highly recommend this tour to all - locals or visitors!!

The route is the perfect length for younger children, my daughter is only 4 and came away talking about what she had seen and been told by our amazing guide Peter. Peter really made this a great experience fir the children. I would definately recommend!!

The app was really useful - especially the timing reminder! Kept us om track! The staff were super friendly and made kids feel welcome. The tour guide was friendly and shared interesting bits of information. The kids liked her questions too.

Everyone had a good time. It was interactive and entertaining.

Great for all ages - an interesting tour of central london