London Tours – A Quick Overview
London has a wealth of history and attractions that draw visitors to the city throughout the year. Steeped with so much history, means London has spectacular buildings, famous landmarks, streets, monuments and places of interest for all ages to see.
With so much to see and do in London, it is hard to find time to fit everything in in one visit. Obviously, how much you actually get to see and do on your visit, is simply down to the duration of your time in London and how you manage your time.
Some people prefer to make their own plans and arrangements whilst visiting the city and want to visit the sights and attractions that London has to offer on their own and under their own time schedule. However, many people find this task too daunting or simply too time consumer and prefer to take advantage of one of the many London tours that are available. Many people just enjoy letting someone else arrange their schedule, transport and entrance fees which eliminates a lot of stress.
Even if you are one of those people that prefer to arrange everything yourself, there are still some great tours that can actually help you achieve your goals quicker. Using one of the ‘Hop On Hop Off’ bus tours, is a good way to ensure you see many of the major attractions and is a great facility to use if you are working on a limited time schedule and wanting to cram everything in in one day!
For anyone wishing to take advantage of one of the many tours in London, you are spoilt for choice. There are so many different types of tours available, all of which cover a wide range of sights and attractions and each tour offers its own unique itinerary.
London is famous for many things but when people visit London for the first time, they generally have a rough idea of what they would like to see first. There are many major attractions that are on their ‘Tick List’ and getting to see them is a must, before anything else. These major attractions generally take priority and many people plan their trip and itinerary around these attractions. However, many people may find it hard to navigate their way from one attraction to the next and this is why the following London Tours are some of the most popular with visitors.
The following London tours, allow visitors to see all the major attractions in a set time and as a result, makes the whole process very easy and stress free.
Popular London Tours
The list below, are just a few of the different types of tour that are available.
Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours:
This is one of the more popular tours and is a great way to see the city and it is a very flexible option for visitors to have the best of both worlds, especially if you want the freedom to come and go as you please. The ‘Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours’ allow you to hop on and hop off the bus at major sights throughout the city, as many times as you like within either a 24 or 48 hour period.
Open Top Big Bus Tour
The Big Bus Tour is a great way to see all the major sights and visit many of the famous attractions in and around London.
The Big Bus Tour has several different Routes that it takes and passengers can choose which one they take. Onboard passengers can enjoy audio commentary in 8 different languages. You also have the option to ‘Hop On And Off’ the bus as you please and interlink tours.
The tours are designed to show you as much of London as possible and include such sights and attractions as:
Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, The Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, Kensington and Hyde Park, The London Eye, Kensington Palace, Notting Hill, The houses of Parliament, Russell Square, Kensington High Street, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Science and Natural History Museums, Dickens Museum, Madame Tussaud’s and the British Museums to name but a few.
London In One Day Sightseeing Tour
This tour will take you through the centre of London passing such famous sights and landmarks such as West Minster Abbey, Trafalger Square, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace wher you will see the Changing Of The Guards and the West End of London. Then, later that day you will enjoy a guided tour of St Pauls Cathedral and visit the Tower Of London. To end the perfect day, you will experience the sights of London from the Thames as you take on the Thames River Cruise. If you want more, you can also upgrade so that you can enjoy a ride on the London Eye.
Historic and Modern London:
This tour lasts around 9 hours and visits such iconic sights and attraction in London. The tour offers a panoramic tour of London and then visits the following sights and attractions
Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, Changing of the Guard, The Tower of London and the Crown Jewels and River Thames boat ride.
London by Night
As with many other city, London has two very different characters and the feel of the city in the day and at night is very different. This ‘London by night’ tour allows visitors to experience the charm of London at night which has a completely different feel once the city is illuminated.
The Total London Experience
This tour offers visitors the chance to see changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, an exclusive visit to the Household Cavalry Museum, entry to the Tower of London, a Thames River cruise and a flight on the London Eye.
London Duck Tour
This is a unique tour and one which you will not forget. This 75 minute tour that takes you past many of the famous London landmarks is actually in an amphibious vehicle. On both land and water, you will pass such Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey.
More London Tours That Are Available
There are hundreds of other different tours, guides, walks and ticket events that visitors can do and see in London and the list below are some of them that are available:
Architecture Tour Of London
Bateaux London Lunch Cruise
Beatles Bus Tour of London – This Is A Private Tour
Best of Greenwich Day Tour
Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle Day Trip from London
Chocolate Tour of London
Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms – Book A Ticket
Classic London Walking Tour and Fish ‘n Chips
Da Vinci Code London Walk – This Is A Private Tour
Doctor Who Tour of London
Downton Abbey Private Tour
Grand London Bike Tour
Great Food Tour of London
Great Greenwich Pub Tour
Greenwich Highlights Half Day Tour
Hampton Court by Bike – Small Group Tour
Hampton Court Palace Book A Ticket
Harry Potter London Walk
Holiday Tour of Windsor, Bath and Stonehenge with Lunch
Jack the Ripper Tour and London Ghost Walk
James Bond Tour of London
London City Tour Audio Guide
London City Tour in a Mini Cooper
London Eye and River Thames Sightseeing Cruise
London Eye – A Champagne Experience
London Film and TV Locations Bus Tour
London Film Locations Walk – This Is A Private Tour
London Full – Day Sightseeing Tour
London Ghost Walk
London in One Day Sightseeing Tour
London Pubs Architecture Tour
London Rock Music Tour
London Sightseeing Architectural Tour
London Thames River Dinner Cruise
London’s Markets – This Is A Small Group Tour
Notting Hill Tour
Party Bus Nightclub Tour
Photography Tour of London
River Thames Bike Tour – This Is A Small Group Tour
Royal London Architecture Tour
Royal London Bike Tour
Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony
Royal Palaces Pass – Kensington Palace, Hampton Court and Tower of London
SEA LIFE London Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tour with Priority Entrance Ticket
Secret London Bike Tour
Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour of London
Skip the Line – Buy Tower of London Tickets
Thames ‘Hop On Hop Off’ River Cruise
The Beatles Tour of London
The Celebrity Tour of London
The Shard London – The View from The Shard
Tower of London and Thames River Sightseeing Cruise
Hopefully this page has helped provide you with a little more information about what London tours are on offer and will prove beneficial to helping you decide which to choose.