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.

London ToursWith 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 Clippers

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.