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Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

1. Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

Discover the best of London with a hop-on, hop-off tour on-board an open-top, double-decker bus and enjoy a trip on the London Eye as part of your ticket. A hop-on, hop-off tour is the ideal way to discover the best sights, landmarks and attractions of London at your own pace. The tour gives you unlimited use, with stops strategically placed at all the places you would like to visit including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge and St Pauls Cathedral. Hop off the bus at Westminster Bridge to take an unforgettable ride on the London Eye. From the top, you can take in the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the city's impressive skyline. See the city's most famous sights including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from an unrivaled bird's eye view. You can start your tour at any of the Big Bus stops. Popular starting points include the London Eye, Marble Arch, Victoria Station and Trafalgar Square. With all ticket types you can enjoy a boat cruise along the River Thames. A Classic ticket includes a single river cruise from Westminster to the Tower of London (in either direction). Departure times vary for the river cruise. You can board the river cruise at Tower Pier (near stop 16), Greenwich Pier, Westminster Pier (near stop 18) and the London Eye Pier (near stop 11). Big Bus route highlights include Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square, London Eye, London Dungeon, Sea Life London Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, Covent Garden, Bank of England, Monument, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The Shard, City Hall, Lambeth Palace, British Museum, Marble Arch, Mayfair, Green Park, Hyde Park Corner, Harrods, South Kensington Museums, Kensington Palace and Notting Hill.

Hard Rock Cafe London: Skip-the-Line with Set Menu

2. Hard Rock Cafe London: Skip-the-Line with Set Menu

Skip-the-line at the Hard Rock Cafe London, where you will have the chance to try a set menu of American classics.  Centrally located on Old Park Lane in the famous Mayfair district, the venue delights with rock and pop memorabilia. You can choose from the following menus for your group. Gold Menu (2-course): Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Grilled chicken sandwich • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Grilled chicken caesar salad • Tupelo chicken tenders Dessert - • Brownie Choice of beverage - • One soft drink, coffee, or tea Diamond Menu (3-course):  Starter - • Fresh salad Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Smoked BBQ combo • Grilled salmon • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Steak salad • BBQ chicken Dessert - • Chocolate cake Choice of one beverage -  • One soft drink, coffee, or tea

London: Three Palaces Guided Walking Tour and High Tea

3. London: Three Palaces Guided Walking Tour and High Tea

Discover the Royal Family's palaces and experience the original Royal English Tea with traditional sandwiches, cakes and scones on the grounds of Kensington Palace. Stroll to St. James Palace, Buckingham Palace, and catch a cab to Albert Hall. Take a moment a Buckingham Palace, the main Royal Residence in London, and try and witness the Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Catch a glimpse of the Queen's Bodyguard: the mounted Queens Life Guard Soldiers. Jump in an iconic Black Cab and head to Albert Hall. See the Albert Memorial, and leisurely stroll in Kensington Gardens. Soak in the beautiful gardens Prince Albert created for his wife Queen Victoria and find where Prince Harry and William grew up. Experience the full splendor of High Tea in a breathtaking landmark and gain personal insights into our royal family and the fascinating history of our national drink during the ceremony of afternoon tea.

London: Hard Rock Tour with Optional Lunch

4. London: Hard Rock Tour with Optional Lunch

Meet your expert guide at the recently-launched Hard Rock Hotel London for a brief walkthrough of iconic items such as Freddie Mercury’s piano, one of Ozzy Osbourne’s stage outfits, and incredible letters written by Buddy Holly. Afterward, journey through the quiet back streets of Mayfair and see an amazing property where both Jimi Hendrix and George Frideric Handel lived, as well as the home of The Bee Gees. Then step out onto the street with your expert guide for a walking tour through the ’60s and ’70s. Travel back 5 decades at Saville Row for The Beatles' final concert and discover a doorway that saw the birth of one of David Bowie’s most famous alter-egos. Next, pull up to London’s only rock n’ roll museum: The Vault, a treasure trove featuring the most valuable pieces of music memorabilia from across the globe. Gaze in wonder as one of Hard Rock’s experts takes you down into the basement and into a music lover’s paradise. Later, as you cruise along the Strand, keep an eye out for one of London’s most celebrated hotels, discover a former theatre location where Beatles impresario, Brian Epstein, used to run rock shows, and visit the renowned Tin Pan Alley. Finish the afternoon with a 2-course lunch at the world's first Hard Rock Cafe in Mayfair. Choose from a set menu with gluten-free and vegetarian options. After lunch, continue to Harry Nilsson’s former flat and discover why it has gained the reputation of "London's most morbid cursed apartment". At Garden Lodge, see the former home of Queen legend Freddie Mercury and learn about his lifelong love story. Next up, it's trivia time. Put your knowledge to the test as you join the ‘School of Rock’ with questions by Rita Gilligan – Hard Rock’s original Rock n’ Roll waitress, international ambassador, and MBE. No rock tour of London would be complete without a visit to the world’s most famous pedestrian crossing, Abbey Road. Get in step as you take that legendary walk across the crossing re-creating one of the most famous album covers of all time. Finish your tour at Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus. Be wowed by the walls adorned with authentic, one-of-a-kind memorabilia from decades of music history. See pieces from artists such as Freddie Mercury and David Bowie, as well as outfits worn by more contemporary artists like Shakira and Nicki Minaj. Learn about the history of the pieces from your guide before finishing your tour at the largest Rock Shop in the world.

London: The Beatles Walking Tour of Marylebone and Abbey Rd

5. London: The Beatles Walking Tour of Marylebone and Abbey Rd

This 2.5-hour walking tour will give you an overview of The Beatles personal and professional lives from the early 1960s onwards. Starting in the fashionable area of Marylebone, your tour guide will start outside the London Beatles Store where you can shop for merchandise. As your tour continues around London, your guide will share stories about John, Paul, George, and Ringo’s lives and careers. As you walk you'll learn about Beatlemania and the ups and downs of the band's career. Another of the tour’s highlights are the former homes of the boys including where John got arrested and where Paul dreamt up 'Yesterday. You'll also get to re-enact some Beatlemania at one of the film locations from A Hard Days Night.There will be a short bus ride from Baker St to St Johns Wood so please ensure you have a Zone 1 travelcard or contactless card. After 2-5 hours of Beatles facts and fun, your tour comes to an end with the tour’s highlight in St John’s Wood, outside Abbey Road Studios. Here, you’ll be able to walk over the famous zebra crossing as seen on the album cover of Abbey Road and ask your tour guide any final questions.

London: The Beatles Walking Tour of Soho and Mayfair

6. London: The Beatles Walking Tour of Soho and Mayfair

Make your way through Beatles history as your guide takes you past stunning theaters, legendary music venues, and locations from photoshoots and videos. Learn about their songs in depth and see their recording studio which was also used by other rock Gods. Learn about the business behind the Beatles with a look at the music royalties and Beatles spin-off companies produced over the last 60 years with revenue largely generated from its loyal fanbase of millions throughout the world. Explore Soho, the beating heart of the music industry in the 1960s, and learn about one of the Beatles' hangouts, the world-famous Ronnie Scott’s jazz club. Finally, end your tour near Green Park Station.

London: 3 Hour VIP Chocolate Tour

7. London: 3 Hour VIP Chocolate Tour

Prepare yourself for chocolate heaven on this 3 hours guided walking tour, where you will learn lots of interesting facts about chocolate and how it's made and what's health benefits chocolate has. You sample truffles and ganashes from the finest artisan chocolatiers in the world. One has the world chocolate gold award for the best sea salt caramel truffle in the world. And two are suppliers to the Queen and Royal family. This tour also shows you parts of Mayfair you never knew about. This tour is a must for any chocoholic. Plus a 10% discount off any additional chocolates you may wish to buy. 

London: 1.5-Hour Luxurious Mayfair Exploration Game

8. London: 1.5-Hour Luxurious Mayfair Exploration Game

Experience the perfect mix between a tour and treasure hunt on this 1.5-hour outdoor exploration game. Solve challenges and watch the story unfold as you pass famous monuments and historic streets. Piece together the clues to get directions to the next location on your phone. Start your adventure at the Wellington Arch and hunt for clues. As you play, learn about the history of Mayfair and how this area came to be on top of the Monopoly board. Continue to St George's Church, the Royal Academy of Arts, and see the Australian War Memorial. Explore off-the-beaten-path gems like where the Queen buys her books and discover some of the classiest shopping destinations in London. As you solve puzzles, fall deeper and deeper into the story and your surroundings for an immersive cultural experience. Finish your adventure at the Royal Academy of Arts.

London: Winston Churchill Walking Tour with War Rooms Ticket

9. London: Winston Churchill Walking Tour with War Rooms Ticket

This tour will be for all fans of the man voted the greatest figure in British history, wartime prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill. On this walking tour, you will explore the streets of Piccadilly, St. James and Westminster and visit places that played important roles in his life. Have a chance to sit on a bench with Churchill and his wartime ally, President Roosevelt. Everyone knows that Sir Winston Churchill loved his cigars, as well as various other vices. Visit the store which used to supply his cigars. Inside, there will be a hidden treasure of London which was used by the great man himself. Visit the home where Churchill lived as a young boy as well as Downing Street, where he lived as prime minister and see the church where he and Clementine were married in 1908. Nearby, you will see the most famous statue of Churchill and learn about the story of why it is there and what it represents, handily it is rather close to one of the pubs he used to visit and a good place to visit afterwards. The tour will end outside the Churchill War Rooms which are perfectly preserved from the Second World War and from which Churchill ran the war whilst the streets through which you walked were regularly bombed by the Luftwaffe. Tickets for the War Rooms will be included along with an excellent audio guide.

London: Custom Private Tour by Car

10. London: Custom Private Tour by Car

Take a London private tour to explore the capital city's top sights. Be picked up straight from your hotel or the airport in a spacious car or minivan. Your driver will personalize the tour for you and build the route around your preferences. Choose to have your tour in either English, Spanish or Portuguese. Entirely customizable, the tour will cover a variety of sightseeing spots. Drive around the center of London in comfort and get a feel for the old town and historical neighborhoods such as Mayfair, Kensington, Westminister and Fitzrovia. Whether it's visiting famous landmarks or going on a shopping spree, the choice is up to you. Pick and choose the London attractions that you would like to see, including: • Green Park • The Globe Theatre • Trafalgar Square • Piccadilly Circus • British Museum • Regent Street • Tower of London • London Bridge and Mayfair • Hyde Park • Royal Albert Hall • Harrods • Buckingham Palace • 10 Downing Street • London Eye • Natural History Museum

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What people are saying about Mayfair

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,044 reviews

Worth the money. I really enjoyed every part of it and it felt like I knew London immediately after this full day activity. I saw landmarks that I wouldn't have in case I hadn't booked the activity. The cruise was a very pleasant touch to it. We did the full bus tour in the morning. We got on the cruise around 1pm and then continued half the tour by bus once again until at 4pm when we had the slot for the London Eye.

Our tour guide, David, was wonderful. Very accommodating when my mother needed a restroom, flexible and had insightful knowledge about the palaces. We enjoyed chatting and getting to know him a bit more over a lovely tea. The tea, sandwiches, scones and desserts were delicious, and they even provided to go boxes so we could take the rest with us. Thank you for a wonderful morning!

Great ! The Big bus is really to do to have an overview, the nice boat for a view from the Thames and the eyes London an essential activity for a view from above.

Easy to book, staff at the big bus stop very helpful, just a good experience.

We took the London Eye, Bus tour and river cruise package for 4