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Book Some Tours

Tours can really enhance your visit!  

Pro Tip

Look for tours that are highly rated by others or that have been awarded a Badge of Excellence.  If others loved it, you probably will, too!

Book your Harry Potter Tour First!

It sells out months in advance

Check out some holiday tour options!

London is one of the most visited cities in the world, and for good reason. With a rich history, stunning architecture, and a diverse cultural scene, there's something for everyone in this bustling metropolis.


If you're planning a trip to London and want to make the most of your visit, consider taking a tour. There are a variety of tours available in London, from walking tours to bus tours to boat tours. In this article, we'll explore some of the best London tours and what you can expect from each.  Check our link at the top of the page for a big list of tours you can take and find a few that appeal to you.  They really are fun ways to learn about London.  You can find popular and quality tours at Context Travel,  Viator, Get Your Guide, Project Expedition and Tours By Locals just to name a few.  

Walking Tours

Walking tours are a popular way to explore London's historic neighborhoods and landmarks. There are a variety of walking tours available, from guided tours led by a local expert to self-guided tours using a map or app. Some of the most popular walking tours in London include the Jack the Ripper tour, which explores the sites associated with the infamous serial killer, and the Harry Potter tour, which takes you to locations featured in the popular book and movie series. Context Travel has some self-guided audio walking tours if you just want to go it alone.  


Bus Tours

Bus tours are another popular way to see London's top sights. These tours typically last a few hours and take you to all the must-see landmarks, from Buckingham Palace to the Tower of London. Some bus tours also offer a live guide who provides commentary and historical information about each stop. One of the most popular bus tours in London is the hop-on hop-off tour, which allows you to get off at any stop and explore at your own pace before hopping back on to continue the tour.  It's a good way to get acquainted with the city.  


Boat Tours

A boat tour is a unique and enjoyable way to see London from a different perspective. There are several boat tours available, from sightseeing cruises along the Thames in the evening to dinner cruises that offer a romantic evening out and even a fun cruise with afternoon tea. There is even a highly rated Sunday afternoon lunch cruise with a jazz band.  Boat tours typically offer great views of the city's skyline and landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament, the Tower Bridge, and the London Eye. One of the most popular boat tours in London is the Thames River Cruise, which takes you past all the major landmarks while providing informative commentary.  Honestly, the river is one of my favorite ways to see London!  

Bike Tours

If you're looking for an active and eco-friendly way to see London, consider taking a bike tour. These tours typically last a few hours and take you to all the must-see sights, from Buckingham Palace to the South Bank. Bike tours also offer a unique opportunity to explore the city's hidden gems and lesser-known neighborhoods. Some bike tours are led by a local guide who provides historical and cultural information along the way. One of the most popular bike tours in London is the London Bike Tour, which takes you through some of the city's most iconic landmarks and hidden treasures.  If you aren't comfortable on a bike at home, I would caution against a bike tour.  London doesn't have many protected bike lanes like many European cities and while your tour guide will have a good route, you want to make sure you are confident on the bike and in traffic.  

Taking a tour is a great way to experience all that London has to offer. Whether you prefer a walking tour, bus tour, boat tour, or bike tour, there's a tour out there for everyone. There are even tours for those who only have one day to see London! Tours offer a unique opportunity to learn about the city's history and culture, while also taking in its stunning architecture and breathtaking views. So, when planning your next trip to London, be sure to consider taking a tour to make the most of your visit.

Click the links in this section for specific tours or click the links at the top of the page for a great big list of tours you can choose from and ENJOY!

Image by Anne Morris

Pay attention to what each tour includes or doesn't include.  Read the descriptions so you understand what you're getting into.  For instance, a tour might say "Buckingham Palace" but doesn't actually let you go in - as the palace isn't open to tours like that.  And, tip your tour guide - they don't demand it, but it's good practice.  It's one of the few times you'll need a little cash in London.  

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