London Tours

You may not want to spend every waking hour in London doing festive things - there are so many other great things to see, and we have pulled together a selection of the best tours in London. Some are on foot, some are by bus, and some by boat - the choice is yours.

Harry Potter Walking Tour of London

harry potterHarry Potter will be forever associated with London since so many locations have been used both in the books and movies. On this tour you can literally walk into the real Diagon Alley and Platform 9 and 3/4, as your expert guide walks you around the sights of J K Rowling's fictional world.

Ever wondered where the entrance to the Ministry of Magic might be? Click for more info

London Eye and River Thames Tour

london eyeThe London Eye is now a truly iconic sight on the skyline of London, already seen in many tv shows and movies, and a 'flight' on the Eye gives you unbeatable 360 degree views of London - from the Houses of parliament just across the River to St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and beyond.

If that wasn't incredible enough, you can follow this up with a cruise down the River Thames. Click for more info

London Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

full dayThis spectacular tour is a 'must do' for any visit to London, and particularly magical at Christmas. It starts with a private tour of the Tower of London and takes in all the great sights and sounds London over a full day, including the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, and a boat cruise on the River Thames.

You can also upgrade your tour to include a sumptuous afternoon tea at Harrods or a trip on the fabulous London Eye. Click for more info

London Rock Music History Tour

ChristmasThere are two great rock tours of London, one in the morning and the other during the afternoon. The morning tour includes Pink Floyd's studio, famous sites for Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and The Clash sites.

If you're a fan of The Beatles you can see Ringo's home in Hampstead as well as Abbey Road, and much more. The afternoon rock tour takes in just as amazing places including sites connected with Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. Click for more info

Private Black Taxi Tour of London

ghost walkLondon Black Cab drivers spend years learning about London, so they make absolutely perfect guides through this incredible city.

A private tour is the best and fastest way to see all the sights on your list, and your driver's knowledge of the streets means that you won't be stuck in the Christmas traffic as they weave through back streets and short-cuts on your tour, only ducking on to the main streets to take a look at London's incredible Christmas lights. Black cab drivers know all the historic places, museums, galleries, palaces, shops and christmas markets.. Click for more info

Jack the Ripper London Ghost Walk

ghost walkThe Jack the Ripper Ghost walk is not for the faint hearted as you visit his four Whitechapel murder locations led by a 'Ripperologist' who will unravel the story of this Victorian horror mystery.

Wrap up warm, since London can be chilly at Christmas, and the ghosts don't make it any warmer! Click for more info

And many more...

For a full list of tours in London, click here.

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