London Sightseeing Tours
From a private tour of the Tower of London to the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace - you'll see everything England's capital has to offer. Perfect if you're spending only a short time in London, these tours give you a comprehensive overview of the famous sights, including St Paul's Cathedral, a private tour of the Tower of London.
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» London Rock Music Tour
Music lovers! This is the ideal way to discover London's rock music history. Choose either the morning or afternoon tour, or book them both for a comprehensive London Rock Music tour. These small-group tours (maximum 16 people) cover everything from rock 'n' roll landmarks in bohemian Soho to the north London neighborhoods of Camden Town, Hampstead Village and Heath, Muswell Hill, Archway and Islington.
Morning tour (3.5 hours):
Take a tour through historic London neighborhoods including Soho, Islington and Camden Town, and discover where many of the wild adventures in the history of rock 'n' roll took place. During this tour, you will see Paul McCartney's Golden Disc-covered office and the flat where he wrote the Beatles hit song 'Yesterday.' You will also see the flat shared by the Fab Four and walk across the famous Abbey Road crossing outside the recording studio. You will visit 'Tin Pan Alley,' where the Rolling Stones cut their first disc, and you'll see the Pink Floyd studios. Sites of other famous events include the place where Jimi Hendrix burned his first guitar, where Jimmy Page cut his first disc and where Amy Winehouse lived and died. See more than 50 additional sites connected with U2, The Clash, the Sex Pistols, Queen, The Who, Zombies, Madness, Elton John and many more.
Afternoon tour (3.5 hours):
On the afternoon tour, see famous gig sites, clubs, rock hotels, record labels, management offices and studios. Highlights include walking across the famed Abbey Road crossing and seeing where Paul still lives. You will also see where Jimi Hendrix lived and died, where Freddie Mercury and Queen hung out, and Led Zeppelin's HQ. You'll see sites connected with The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Cream, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Elton John, the Beatles, The Sex Pistols, Bowie, The Who and many, many more!
Full-Day Tour (8 hours):
A combination of the morning tour, followed by the afternoon tour. It's the ultimate way to see the best of London's rock music history.
» Royal London Bike Tour
Take the Royal London Bike Tour and visit London's royal palaces and the city's most spectacular landmarks by bicycle! This half-day bike tour is a fun, educational and active way to tour London and the beautiful Royal Parks of Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park, and St. James's Park.
You will see the famous sights of the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben,Trafalgar Square, and Westminster Abbey as well as the royal landmarks of Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace and the Princess Diana Memorial.
Tours are taken on state of the art California 'beach cruiser' bicycles that are named after famous British personalities. Will you choose Winston Churchill, William Wallace or even David Beckham?!
The motto is: see more, less effort and more fun! It takes less time to ride leisurely between the sights than walk and you will spend more time exploring the city's world-famous landmarks and discover its hidden gems.
Watch London life go by as you cycle to the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the most recognised symbol of the city. Discover the infamous Cabinet War Rooms and explore London's fairy tale cathedral Westminster Abbey. Just around the corner you will find Trafalgar Square with its picturesque National Portrait Gallery and Nelson's Column, and enjoy a well-earned lunch stop.
You will ride effortlessly through the lushing beauty of all central Royal Parks including Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Green Park and St James Park. See the Royal residencies Buckingham Palace in Hyde Park and Kensington Palace with the Princess Diana Memorial set in the wonderful gardens.
The expert guide will lead you through today's London and its past centuries with the right mix of history, anecdotes, and humour.
» Private Tour of London's Historic Pubs
A trip to London is not complete without popping into a traditional pub for a drink. So why not take a private, walking tour of four historic London pubs with a local expert and professional beer taster? Get your beer goggles on and don't forget your camera!
Arrange your private pub tour at a time convenient for you, and let the charismatic pub tour leader take care of the rest! Your guide is an expert on the London pub scene, local architecture and British customs (having written books on all three subjects).
Visit four delightful pubs within the historic City of London at Holborn, Black Friars, and Fleet Street - each one unique and full of history. Drink in a Victorian gin palace; an art nouveau public house that resembles a medieval hall; and a Restoration ale-house – rebuilt after it burned down in the Great Fire of London in 1666.
Your group will sit down for a complimentary half-pint in each London pub to soak up the atmosphere, and listen to fascinating anecdotes relating to the pubs and surrounding areas. A half-pint of beer per person in each pub is included in the tour price, and your expert guide is happy to recommend which beer to choose. A mini-tutored tasting will be given, advising on the aroma, flavor and body of your chosen ale.
If you're looking for a tour which includes history and character to go with your pint, then this is the perfect tour for you.
» London Rock Music Bohemian Soho and North London Small Group Tour
Hit the bohemian neighborhoods of London including Soho and Camden Town as you delve into the city's rock 'n' roll past on a this small group London Rock Music Tour. With names like The Beatles, Madness, The Clash and Jimmy Page this tour offers something for all music fans. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 16 people, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide.
You'll see Macca's Golden Disc covered office and the flat where he wrote "Yesterday", Ringo's Hampstead house, and the only flat shared by all Fab Four. Then there's Madness' Camden Town and Chalk Farm, the famed "Tin Pan Alley", the Kinks' Muswell Hill "shrine", and Rod Stewart's family home and school.
See where the Floyd's cut "The Wall" and pass Boy George, George Michael and Sting's homes. See where Jimmy Page cut his first disc, where Joe Meek killed his landlady and where The Clash recorded "London Calling". Gig sites and clubs you will see include the legendary Klooks Kleek, the Rainbow, Marquee, 100 Club, Roxy, Ronnie Scotts, Roundhouse and Hope and Anchor.
Other sites covered on this fantabulous tour relate to the Bonzo Dog Doh Dah Band, Graham Bond, Elton John, The Clash, Fairport Convention, Alexis Corner, Ginger Baker, Fairport Convention, Bob Dylan, Eurythmics, Libertines and Iron Maiden.
Tour route is subject to change without notice due to weather or traffic conditions.
» The Original London Sightseeing Tour: Hop-on Hop-off
Experience the essential introduction to London aboard the original hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. You'll see all the magical sights of London in a comfortable and secure environment, above the crowds at street level aboard our open top buses. Get a unique view of all the sights with full commentary provided.
Your ticket also includes a FREE Hop-on Hop-off Thames River cruise as well as three FREE walking tours: a Changing of the Guard walk, a Rock 'n' Roll walking tour tracing the history of the Beatles, Rolling Stones and David Bowie and a Jack the Ripper walk following in the footsteps of the world's most infamous serial killer.
Customize your own tour by hopping on and off the bus at any stop, as many times as you like. There's a choice of sightseeing routes, including the Yellow Route which features live onboard commentary. If you're traveling with the family, take the Red Route - relax while your children are entertained and informed by the highly acclaimed Kids Club commentary and their free London activity packs.
Each route makes frequent stops - simply hop off where you want to, and return to the same stop to continue your tour.
London Highlights: Madame Tussauds, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, Big Ben and Parliament, London Eye, Covent Garden, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Shakespeare's Globe, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace.
» London Full-Day Sightseeing Tour
From a private tour of the Tower of London to the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace - you'll see everything England's capital has to offer on the London Full-Day Sightseeing Tour. Perfect if you're spending only a short time in London, this tour give you a comprehensive overview of the famous sights, including St Paul's Cathedral, a private tour of the Tower of London and a cruise of the River Thames. If you're not ready for the day to finish, then why not upgrade your tour to include a delicious afternoon tea at Harrods or London Eye flight? The choice is yours!
Your day starts with a private tour of the Tower of London, led by your very own Beefeater. Leading you into this World Heritage site before it opens to the public, your Beefeater will take you to Traitors' gate, the Crown Jewels in the Jewel House, the Scaffold site and Torture exhibition.
Departing the Tower, you'll head to the Mall to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony. When the Changing of the Guard is not held, you'll see Buckingham Palace and visit the Horse Guards Parade instead.
Next, you'll take a short cruise on the River Thames to enjoy excellent views of St. Paul's Cathedral and Shakespeare's Globe before heading to a traditional pub for lunch (not included in tour price).
After lunch there will be plenty of time to take photos of Westminster Abbey before heading to St. Paul's Cathedral. Your tour with a professional guide highlights the current restoration program and allows you to test the unique acoustics of the Whispering Gallery.
The final part of your tour is optional: Visit Harrods, one of the world's most famous department stores, for a delicious Champagne tea in the Georgian Restaurant. The tour ends at Harrods, so you can spend some time shopping. Take a flight on the London Eye, offering spectacular views of London from high above the River Thames.
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