Whether visiting for a weekend or a whole summer, London tours are often the best way to become acquainted with the UK’s buzzing capital city. From open-top bus tours of the city to guided tours around Buckingham Palace, there is no shortage of attractions to see in London.
The best ways to tour London
There are a number of ways to tour London, but one of the most popular is the classic open-top bus tour. Several operators run open-top bus tours that will take you past central London attractions, including the Houses of Parliament and St Paul’s Cathedral. However, for a really majestic view of this great city, choose a boat tour along the mighty River Thames. Couples might also be interested in night time river cruises, which offer passengers dinner and a romantic view of London by night.
Increasingly, travellers are choosing to take walking tours of London, especially ones with unique themes. Charles Dickens walking tours and guided walks around London’s theatre district are very popular, as are pub crawls for tourists and ghostly tours at Halloween.
Attraction tours around London
London’s main attractions offer guided tours too, which are great if you want to know more about a specific landmark. In the summer, visitors can tour Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, while fans of Harry Potter can go backstage at the Warner Brothers Studio tour.