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London: Tootbus Must-See Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Cruise

1. London: Tootbus Must-See Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Cruise

Hop on board the Must See London tour, sit back, relax, and (re)discover the city from a whole new perspective. See the best bits of London on this tour designed to see the most famous sights and incredible views of the city. Enjoy a tour past London's top attractions and landmarks including; Tower Bridge, Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, and Downing Street. Start the tour at any of the bus stops. Be welcome on board whether you are a first-time visitor with just a few hours in town and want to get a taste of London or a Londoner who wants to experience the city differently. Download the Tootbus app to easily find your way around, follow the buses in real-time, and enjoy self-guided walking tours to help you explore more of London.

London: Panoramic Open-Top Bus Tour

2. London: Panoramic Open-Top Bus Tour

Sit back and relax while one of the well-ventilated open-top buses reconnects you with your favorite London landmarks. Glide past the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, and Piccadilly Circus in this 2 hours fully guided tour of Central London. This tour is not Hop-On Hop-Off and guests will be required to remain on the same bus for the duration of the tour. There will be masks and gloves provided, however, you can wear your own if you wish. The buses will be running at reduced capacity and tickets will be sold in specific time slots to avoid overcrowding. Join this activity to explore this great city, enjoy the insights and fascinating facts with a live English guide, or multilingual audio-guided tour.

London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and London Dungeon Entry

3. London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and London Dungeon Entry

Start with a walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, on selected days you can watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Head to Westminster, and see Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Go to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Then, head into the London Dungeon and be prepared to be scared!  Explore a uniquely thrilling attraction that will whisk you way back to the capital's most perilous past. See, hear, feel and smell the chillingly amusing characters of the bad old days as they come to life before you.  See 30 sights in 1 day, including: • Buckingham Palace • Trafalgar Square • Big Ben • Downing Street • Westminster Abbey • Whitehall • Houses of Parliament • London Eye • Shakespeare’s Globe Theater • London Bridge • Southwark Cathedral • The Shard (tallest skyscraper in the EU) • HMS Belfast (Second World War Battleship) • Square Mile • Tower Bridge • Tower of London

London: Harry Potter Walking Tour

4. London: Harry Potter Walking Tour

Start at the Monument to the Great Fire of London, discover how a baby dragon destroyed 80% of London, how magic was used to put out the fire, and how an innocent muggle was accused of starting the fire. After this, marvel at the stunning Victorian Leadenhall Market, a famous filming location thanks to its beautiful neo-gothic architecture, stunning color scheme, and cobblestone streets, and hear how dragons have a special place in the heart of modern-day London. Next, cross London Bridge and take in the sights, such as the Shard, The Tower of London, and HMS Belfast. Whilst on the bridge, hear how a daring driver crossed Tower Bridge in a double-decker bus as it was opening, with the bus full of passengers. Stroll along the river Thames visiting some of Bankside's most famous muggle and magical attractions, including Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, where some of the most powerful words in the English language have been performed on stage. Walk across Millennium Bridge and take a moment to close your eyes and feel the bridge swaying in the breeze. Once across the bridge, learn why it sways, and why death eaters attacked the bridge in the opening moments of The Half-Blood Prince. Carry on to St Paul's Cathedral and listen to how this site of religious worship goes back to the Romans, how the medieval church was once used as a stable, and how it survived the bombings of the London Blitz. Find out which famous wizards stood on the roof of this iconic building. From here, take either a bus or the train, with your guide, and journey from the City of London to the neighboring City of Westminster. Once in the City of Westminster, visit some of the magical places which inspired the writer J. K. Rowling to create the magical world of Harry Potter. Along the way, see Trafalgar Square and identify some of the fantastic beasts which live here, and how and why the square was used for the Harry Potter film premieres. Finally, explore some of the City of Westminster's most memorable filming locations from the Harry Potter film series before taking the underground train to visit Kings Cross, home of Platform 9 and 3/4.

London: Self-Guided Politics and Culture Discovery Game

5. London: Self-Guided Politics and Culture Discovery Game

An interactive city discovery experience across London’s Piccadilly Circus and Whitehall. You’ll solve riddles via a web app in your phone’s browser, with all the information you need for your adventure sent beforehand via email. You'll be required to solve 9 riddles, with your challenge starting at the Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus. Each riddle takes you from one hidden location to the next, and will see you unlocking local recommendations and fun facts, as well as the history of the city. Discover spots in London’s Piccadilly Circus and Whitehall that most locals don’t even know. You'll discover popular sights from a different angle, as you enter a world of extravagance and explore the iconic political and historical heart of London. The highlights you discover on this game include the bustling Piccadilly Circus, the Houses of Parliament, the fascinating Trafalgar Square, the Horse Guards Parade, and the Prime Minister’s very own house. The game is suitable for friends, couples, families with kids and team buildings. Enjoy being together while exploring a city, be creative, and use your imagination to find the city’s secrets.

London: Royal Palaces Guided Walking Tour

6. London: Royal Palaces Guided Walking Tour

Join a guided sightseeing tour of London's top landmarks designed to delight visitors and locals alike. Explore on foot, viewing some of the world's most beautiful buildings and London's best-known locations, and see the Changing of the Guards. Meet your guide and set out to discover the English capital. Stroll through 2 Royal Parks and walk past 3 of London's Royal Palaces – Buckingham Palace, St James Palace, and The Palace of Westminster. See the Houses of Parliament and marvel at Big Ben, arguably one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. Other notable locations include Trafalgar Square, Horse Guards Parade, 10 Downing Street, and Westminster Abbey. End your tour at Parliament Square, right next to the tube station.

London: Christmas Lights Taxi Tour

7. London: Christmas Lights Taxi Tour

Get into the Christmas spirit on this taxi tour that takes you to see the Christmas lights of London. Enjoy complimentary water, biscuits, and mince pies as you sightsee from the comfort of a warm and private London Taxi. Welcome to one of the most festive and family-friendly holiday tours in London. Get picked up by your professional driver-guide in London, then sit back and get cozy as you set out to see the sights. Winding through the streets of London, your driver-guide will not only show you the festive lights and decorations, but will also point out attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, and more. To get the most out of your experience, enjoy plenty of stops to take the best photos at major sights. This Christmas tour has it all, for the young, old, and everyone in between.

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What people are saying about Houses of Parliament

Very complete. We booked the 3 days, and the truth is that it was very practical. We didn't use the subway, because the bus with its two routes went through many places. I thought that the buses would take a long time to come by again but that was not the case, on the contrary, between 10 and 15 minutes another one always came by. Two recommendations, the audios that they put on the bus, should be more specific to each area, that is, talk a little more about the history, culture and the area itself, with more serious speakers, who do not talk so much about themselves but of the places through which we passed. And the second request as a non-bilingual... is that the date on the ship at least try to provide some type of device where the address is heard in other languages (Spanish). The gentleman who explains the entire route, seems very nice and dedicated... but those of us who don't already have an ear for English, don't understand anything, and it's a shame because the

Very practical, this activity allows you to discover London and the different districts where you can get off and take the bus again. The cruise as for it allows to have another point of view. I highly recommend this excursion!!

Tour guide was wonderful. Great history and current info. Would recommend.

The information about the most interesting spots was very good.

Uuum it was a life time event one shld experience it