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Original London Sightseeing Bus Tour

London sightseeing tours

Whether you’ve got a day, an afternoon or just a spare hour, we’ve got a London sightseeing tour for you

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Avoid the headache of searching through the avalanche of London sightseeing tours with our handy guide to some of the best. We've gathered together a select few that will show you London’s landmarks reveal the city's hidden gems, all you have to do is pick one. Fancy poking around the Houses of Parliament? There’s a tour that’ll get you inside the iconic political barracks. Or prefer to rock on down to Abbey Road Studios? Because there’s a tour for that, too. Here we’ve rounded up the best-of-the-bunch sightseeing tours that London has to offer.

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Sightseeing tours in London

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Inside the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey Tour

A four-hour tour that'll leave you feeling like a boffin in Britain’s royal and political history. Step inside the famous gothic abbey, which has been the setting for English coronations since William the Conqueror’s crowning in 1066, along with other royal occasions, including Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding. Then gain insight into the British political system with a guided tour of the House of Lords and House of Commons.

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London Royal Parks Bike Tour

The best London landmarks, glorious green spaces and right royal palaces await you on this bike tour. The half-day tour is a fun, educational and active way to see the capital, including riding around the Royal Parks of Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Green Park, and St James’s Park.

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Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes Tour of Haunted London

Experience the spooky streets of London past on this 2.5-hour tour. Ride a vintage double-decker bus, stop for two walking tours along the way and listen to stories at every eerie halt from an expert guide. Explore the atmospheric hunting grounds of the Ripper, see the former execution site at Smithfield Market and learn about Sweeney Todd and the Cock Lane ghost. Finish at a local boozer.

Original London Sightseeing Bus Tour

The Original London Sightseeing Tour

Get to know top London attractions at your leisure on this flexible sightseeing tour of the city. With three family-friendly routes and three transport link services available, this hop-on hop-off bus offers a perfect day of sightseeing. Admire Tower Bridge, the London Eye, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and more from the comfort of a spacious open-top double-decker bus.

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London Rock Music Tour

Discover London’s rock music history on either the morning or afternoon tour – or both for a comprehensive look at London’s rockin’ past. These small-group tours (max 16 people) cover everything from rock ’n’ roll landmarks in bohemian Soho to the north London neighborhoods of Camden Town, Hampstead Heath and Islington, plus, of course, Abbey Road.

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Harry Potter Black Taxi Tour of London

From Diagon Alley to The Leaky Cauldron, take a private tour of Harry Potter sites by black cab. Nobody knows the streets of London like a cab driver, and each taxi can hold up to five wizards and/or muggles. Put yourself in the shoes of Harry Potter and co as you discover the sights of the city.

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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Tour with Thames River Cruise

Explore Shakespearian London and admire top attractions from the water on this Globe Theatre tour and Thames River sightseeing cruise. Visit Shakespeare’s world-famous Globe Theatre, where Elizabethan-era plays and dramas are brought to life. Hop on and hop off your river cruise from any of the four piers as many times as you like for 24 hours, taking in landmarks such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

London sightseeing tours: Women at the National Gallery

Women at the National Gallery with an art historian

Join a highly knowledgeable art historian on a tour of the National Gallery, with a focus on the women in the artwork, as well as behind it. Find out why there are so many nudes and why there are so few female artists. Get to know both famous and lesser known paintings, and discuss the gender-related issues surrounding them. Open to all ages, genders and backgrounds.

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London Night Sightseeing Tour

Discover London after dark on a 1.5-hour night tour of the city. Traveling by double-decker bus, see top attractions lit up, including Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye. Learn fascinating facts about these legendary landmarks from your expert guide and hear insider tips about exciting places to visit in the capital at night.

London sightseeing tours- Handel and Hendrix

Handel and Hendrix tour

Hidden on a single street in London are the homes of two of history’s most significant musical artists. Travel back in time with our expert guides to the worlds of Baroque composer Handel and his iconic 1960s neighbour Jimi Hendrix. Get the inside story of what exactly went on between the walls of Handel House and the flat where Hendrix lived.

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