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"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life," said Samuel Johnson. He spoke the truth. Whether you're looking for West End musicals, double decker buses, Sherlock Holmes pubs, or Kate Middleton lunch spots, the British capital has something to offer you.

Warner Brothers Studio

You can't go to London without visiting Harry Potter! Take a day trip from London to Warner Brothers Studio, where you'll be able to shop Diagon Alley, enjoy a Butterbeer, and talk Quidditch.


Reflect on the world's most famous prehistoric ruins. Getting to Stonehenge takes about 90 minutes. Tip: you can also visit Windsor Castle or Bath while out in the countryside.

The Shard

If you can catch a sunny day, there's nothing more beautiful than 360-degree views of London at the Shard. Visit the viewing platform inside Western Europe's tallest building.

Madame Tussaud's

Trying to spot your favorite British celebrities? You'll at least be able to find their life-size wax counterparts here! Madame Tussaud's is a fun thing to do on a rainy day in London.

Tower of London

Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, AKA The Tower of London, is a historic castle located on the Thames River. The tour is plain fun, and you get to see the Crown Jewels!

London Eye

Climb onto Europe's biggest ferris wheel, and float 443 feet above the Thames River. Inside a London Eye pod, you'll get great views of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, and Hyde Park.

South Bank

The walk between the Eye and Tower Bridge in South Bank is filled with largely state-funded arts venues. Head to the Tate Modern for modern masters, and then to Borough Market for lunch.

River Thames

The River Thames weaves right through the heart of London. An afternoon boat tour is a fun introduction to the Tower of London, Parliament, and other riverside attractions.

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Wembley Stadium

Opened in 2007, Wembley is the 90,000 capacity home for the English national football team (and lots of other major sporting and concert events!).

London Zoo

A visit to the London Zoo is a great family outing. Watch the animal feedings, explore the butterfly enclosure, or learn more about conservation.

Planning Your London Visit

How many days should you spend in London?

If this is your first trip to London, stay for at least four full days in order to hit all the classic sights like Buckingham Palace. But whether it's your first trip or your tenth, the key to visiting London is planning. The more you dig around, the more you'll realize how many things you can do in the city -- and everybody will want to see different sights and attractions. Before you go, decide which which tours or sights are a "must" for your group.

How much do taxis and double decker buses cost?

Transportation is notoriously expensive in London. Take the tube or a taxi at least once, for the experience and the picture. Locals travel by bus or by foot. The bus map can be a little confusing, but it is reliable and much cheaper. You'll be an expert by the end of your trip, which will give you a better excuse to come back again!

What's the best time of year to visit London?

They aren't kidding when they say "foggy Londontown." There's always a threat of rain, which is something that bonds the English together in solidarity. Even in the summer, you should carry an umbrella or light jacket. One idea? Plan your visit around a classic London event (like the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race down the Thames, or seeing the Christmas lights at Harrod's).

Good to Know

  • Language
  • Currency
    British Pound (£)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+00:00)
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  • Best time to visit
    The weather is foggy with a chance of rain year-round. In the spring, the parks are green and in bloom. In the fall and winter, hotel prices tend to be lower.
  • Events in London
    Winter Wonderland
    20. Nov 2016 - 3. Jan 2017
    Hyde Park (London)

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What People Are Saying About London

If you weren't a HP fan before the visit, you would be afterwards!

At first, we thought the tickets were a little expensive, but afterwards we realized it was very well spent! The guide at the train station was really enthusiastic and helpful, and made the transportation both easy and enjoyable. He made the whole group excited for the trip. The girl who guided us inside the studios, was simply amazing! We were handed (nice quality) individual headphones, which meant we could hear her loud and clear all the time. All the stuff she knew was unbelievable, and even though we are pretty big HP-fans, she could tell us tons of things we didn't know beforehand. The possibility of going back into the studios after the tour was one of the things, that made the extra spending worthwhile. It meant that we could take the time on the tour to pay attention to the things she told, and really enjoy it. Then we could go back inside again, and take the tour in our own pace, and take as many pictures as we would like. All summed up, it was an amazing trip!

Nice and comfortable bus and transportation.

Really nice service in the ticket-office. Nice busdrivers and really comfortable bus.

Great excursion trip out in the country.

Our guide and driver were very well organised. The guide was very knowledgeable about our tour destinations and made sure to let us know to pick up a lunch to eat on the ride between Windsor Castle and Bath. highly recommend, would do another tour with this company.
Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath Day Trip Reviewed by Peter, 10/14/2016

Good (family) tour for Harry Potter fans.

Good organisation, but a bit chaotic at the site. We thought the slot times would be handled stricter. And the time of the actual beginning of the tour was misleading. We were at the meeting point at Victoria two hours early! That was a bit annoying.
Harry Potter Family Package with Transfers from London Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/14/2016

Very good guide. Lots of jokes and interesting information

Very good guide. Lots of jokes and interesting information accompanied with good weather and excellent views
Classic London 3-Hour Bike Tour Reviewed by Dmitry, 10/14/2016

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