London Guided tours

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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: Wembley Stadium Guided Tour

2. London: Wembley Stadium Guided Tour

Follow in the footsteps of Legends. The Wembley Stadium Tour lets you explore the behind-the-scenes of the UK’s largest sports and music venue. Taking you deep into the heart of the stadium, this award-winning tour includes the Dressing Rooms, the Press Conference Room, Players’ Tunnel, Pitchside, and the iconic Royal Box. This tour gives you the chance to relive the stadium’s greatest moments, from England’s glorious 1966 World Cup victory, UEFA Champions League triumphs, the ongoing tradition of the Emirates FA Cup Final, countless sell-out concerts, and more. The Crossbar Exhibition and The Walk of Legends unlock the Wembley archives to showcase the Stadium’s origins, rich history, and heritage dating back as far as The British Empire Exhibition of 1924. Visitors will be able to download an app-based guide on arrival at the Stadium. QR codes will allow visitors to scan and access the digital content on their own devices. There is free wi-fi access for those visitors not able to use their mobile data.

London: Christmas Lights by Night Open-Top Bus Tour

3. London: Christmas Lights by Night Open-Top Bus Tour

Make it a memorable Christmas with a festive tour of London’s top attractions. Atop an open double-decker bus, you’ll have the best seats in the house for savoring panoramic views of the glowing streets. Watch the city light up when the sun goes down, and see how London does Christmas. Set off from the illuminated London Eye, and onto the iconic Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. Marvel at the exquisite displays in Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral. See one of the tallest Christmas trees in the city at Trafalgar Square. Hear about the fascinating history of the Tower of London as you cross the magical Tower Bridge. Cruise through the winding streets of London and feel dazzled by the merry décor. Take your pick between a live or audio guide to learn some jolly facts about each location.

London Christmas Lights Tour by Vintage Bus Open Top

4. London Christmas Lights Tour by Vintage Bus Open Top

Experience London at the most magical time of year aboard an original 1960s Routemaster bus. Listen to the funny commentary from the guides as they show you the best of the city's Christmas lights and decorations. Journey along a specially-designed route with your tour guide who will crack the façade of the British stiff upper lip and have you and your small group laughing all across the capital. Get in the spirit and see the finest of seasonal decorations. Spend up to 75 minutes soaking up the iconic, insurmountable landmarks of London in all their festive sparkle. See the shop windows of Oxford Street, pass the Harrods department store, and much more.

From London: Half-Day Trip to Windsor with Castle Tickets

5. From London: Half-Day Trip to Windsor with Castle Tickets

Discover the beautiful town of Windsor on a half-day tour from London. Enjoy a scenic journey to Windsor and explore the iconic Windsor Castle with an admission ticket. You will see the castle, surrounding areas, and more before returning to London. Board a bus as it makes its way to the historic town of Windsor. On arrival, enter Windsor Castle and discover the official residence of His Majesty King Charles III at your own pace. Learn about the history of the castle and working palace, from its 11th-century origins following the Norman invasion of England by William the Conqueror. Stroll the beautiful grounds and view the castle's imposing architecture from the outside. Return to London in the early afternoon, leaving you with plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the day to get on with your plans. 

London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

6. London: Changing of the Guard Walking Tour

Join a local guide as you are served a slice of world-famous ceremonial action with a private or shared group tour Changing of the Guards experience. There is so much more to this extravagant shift change than meets the eye. With your guide to lead the way, you’ll soon know your Welsh from your Grenadier guard, and understand what the deal is with those fuzzy bearskin hats. Hear the astounding origins of this dazzling spectacle and get a handle on the significance of every color, button, mascot, symbol, and movement in this most British of traditions. From the best possible viewing point, your small group will join the guards on their journey toward Buckingham Palace as you march to the beat of their drums. Get as close as possible with the opportunity to take some amazing snapshots.

London: Tower of London Early Access Tour with Beefeater

7. London: Tower of London Early Access Tour with Beefeater

Explore one of the oldest monuments in London on an early morning guided tour of the Tower of London, and see the Crown Jewels before the crowds arrive. Avoid the lines with this early tour of the legendary site, where 3 English queens were executed, and get an introduction to the origins of the attraction before you meet one of the Yeomen Warders, more commonly known as Beefeaters. Learn about the traditions of these elite guardsmen, historically responsible for the prisoners at the tower and for safeguarding the Crown Jewels. Journey through centuries of British history and see where Guy Fawkes was put on trial. Marvel at magnificent orbs, swords, rings, crowns, and scepters used for royal ceremonies and coronations. Stay at the Tower of London to explore at your own pace once your official tour is over.

London: Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

8. 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!

London: London Stadium Tour

9. London: London Stadium Tour

Go behind the scenes of London’s eponymous stadium on a guided tour. Discover more about the stadium that hosted the London 2012 Olympics, and the current home of West Ham United Football Club. Meet your guide and find out about the history of the stadium. Expand your knowledge with interactive exhibits and state-of-the-art multimedia devices that you can use with your tour. Opened in 2011 ahead of what was arguably London’s greatest multi-sporting event, London Stadium has seen athletic medals won, rugby World Cups fought for, and plenty of home matches from the local team, West Ham. Step into the magic of the venue as you walk through the player's tunnel. Get the player's perspective as you stand in the dugout or stroll through the changing rooms.  Admire the views of the pitch from the stands, and learn more about the famous sports stars who have graced the stadium. Hear more about famous bands and singers who have performed summer concerts in the venue.

British Museum: Tour

10. British Museum: Tour

Visit the British Museum and be led by an expert guide on a carefully planned route designed to maximize your time and give you a greater insight into the museum’s top highlights. See the world-famous “Rosetta Stone”, which was the key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics and admire in awe perfectly preserved mummies, including the Mummy of Katebet. Explore an impressive collection of Greek antiquities including the Parthenon Sculptures. Discover the Anglo-Saxon “Sutton Hoo” burial relics, 16th-century samurai armor, as well as the “Winged Bulls” from Khorsabad. Listen as your guide tells the history behind the relics found in the vast exhibits and come out from your visit with a greater appreciation of the British Museum’s treasures.

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What people are saying about London

Fantastic. My partner and I are in our early 20’s and have recently moved to London - I would highly recommend this tour to those of all ages who appreciate an evening filled with knowledge, enthusiasm and a high quality delivery from your guide. Tactically timed to avoid London hustle and bustle, see beautiful landmarks, learn unforgettable history and behold unique stories - told so well they come alive. I would highly recommend this tour for any day of the year - in fact, I’d go again tomorrow.

Visite avec un guide très sympa drôle qui nous a raconté plein d’anecdotes même en dehors de HP. On a fait la visite en bateau c’était vraiment très agréable de découvrir Londres depuis la Tamise. Activité à faire absolument et même si on n’est pas incollable sur HP ! Un grand merci à Duarte notre guide que je recommande à 1000%

It was amazing. Our guide Luis, was so polite and nice and he knows a lot about Harry Potter. I would definitely recommended the trip to every one who goes to London and is in love in the movie Harry Potter like me.

It was very interesting, the guide Louie was funny and patient . We learned a lot and we recommend that to everyone who loves harry potter.

Fun and full of information. Great to see london at night.