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It may be one of the most recognizable cities in the world with its iconic landmarks and signature style, but delve deeper and there’s a side of London you never expected. The food is better than what you’ve been told. The history goes beyond the Royal Family. And there’s more ways to get around than the Tube. When exploring the things to do in London, don’t stick to what you know: Zip along the River Thames on a speedboat, go on hidden history tours, and take cooking classes, among other activities with Airbnb Experiences.

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Make a silver ring with The Ringsmiths at Oxo Tower Wharf
Come and enjoy this hands on 2.5 hour workshop getting creative and jewellery making. Craft your very own hammered sterling silver ring, whether as a gift for somebody or a treat for yourself. Hosted by The Ringsmiths, a team of jewellers who all currently run their successful individual brands as well as teaching jewellery. They will guide you through the process of making a ring using traditional goldsmithing techniques such as annealing, forging, soldering, and filing to name but a few. In this workshop you will have the option of making either a wide hammered band or two fine hammered stacking rings (as pictured). Over the course of the class you will have plenty of opportunity to practice your newfound skills. Using a range of tools needed to make your ring, as demonstrated by The Ringsmiths throughout. We also offer gold plating at an additional cost. The plating can be requested at the end of the class. Please note these services have a lead time of 2-3 weeks. Other things to note With a maximum of eight people in any one session, you can rest assured that there’ll be plenty of opportunity for one-on-one interaction with the jewellers.
Explore Harry Potter's London Tour
Join me as we venture into the magical wizarding world of Harry Potter in London! On this walking tour of London's streets we will watch clips from the movies while I regale you with behind-the-scenes stories of those locations and how they were used in the film series. Our first stop will be the entrance to Diagon Alley, before we pop down to see the Ministry of Magic, and find out which Leaky Cauldron has the best tacos, as well as others I don't want to spoil here. I will also share some of the strangest, funniest non-HP facts I've learned about London along the way. We will finish at Borough Market, London's top street food destination, with King's Cross just a separate Tube ride away. PLEASE be aware the tour is offered in English only, and it is largely story-based, so a better-than-basic conversational grasp of English is essential. While witches and wizards of all ages are welcome, due to the amount of walking and the content, I more recommend it for ages 11+. Strictly one person per slot. No exceptions. Step-free route for wheelchairs available This London street walking tour is not affiliated with the WB Studio Tour at Watford. Other things to note Every person (over 11yo) will need an Oyster card or contactless payment method with at least £2.40. The tour contains about 90 minutes of brisk walking so make sure little legs are up for that!
Hidden Pubs of London
Join us for a 3hr historical stumble down the "street of shame". Starting in the shadow of the iconic St.Paul's cathedral, we explore the tiny backstreets and rambling courtyards the ancient City of London is famous for. We follow in the drunken footsteps of literary greats including Dickens, Shakespeare, Pepys & Johnson whilst pausing for a drink in at least 4 of the most historic pubs dating as far back as the 1500's. From discovering art nouveau gems to glamorous Victorian gin palaces we enjoy a variety of pub styles and breweries along the way. It's not a prescriptive tour, so you choose & pay for your drinks along the way. We're here to offer recommendations, and you can often "sip before you sup" with a few tasters on request from the bars along the way. This allows you to indulge as much or as little as you desire! Non-drinkers can soak up the history, and wine & gin-lovers are also well catered for. We usually finish up on the edge of Covent Garden perfect for theatre-land, restaurants and of course more pubs including one that claims to be the most haunted in London! Other things to note Guests are recommended to be over 18 years of age to enjoy the walk at its best. Anyone lucky enough to look under 25 years of age should bring photo ID. N.B. We have a small number of hosts running these walks so you might be meeting up with Chris, Mark, Wil or Kevin
London Pottery Workshop
This is a relaxed pottery workshop, giving you a crash course introduction to pottery. Perfect for anyone who is curious about pottery or want to try something new! No prior experience required, all level welcomed. The workshop is a three-hour crash course introduction to pottery where you will learn how to work with the clay and gain basic pottery skills. The tutor will start the workshop by demonstrating different hand-building and throwing on the wheel techniques you will be learning and applying. During the workshop you are welcome to play and experiment with the clay as much as you like. You will be creating something handmade that is truly personal and unique that is made by you. Make some enjoyable memories ( maybe even the scene from ghost ) ! You are welcome to play and experiment as much as you like! Max group class size = 10 In light of the current COVID-19 please be aware of the health and safety guild-lines. The studio is fully sanitised and cleaned before and after the workshop. Everyone is provided with antibacterial wipes, sanitisers, and disposable aprons. Please feel free to bring anything else with you to keep you safe and protected. All material provided and option to glaze fire £5 per piece Other things to note Please make sure your nails are short.
Soho Music & Historic Pubs Tour
Experience hidden pubs, great beer and truly unique photo locations, as we discover Soho's hilarious, musical and mischievous past and present. Check out where the Beatles recorded Hey Jude, where the Rolling Stones kicked off their career, the location of Jimi Hendrix's last ever gig and even a pub where The Who got banned for life! With the help of four conic Historic Pubs, we'll explore Soho's hidden locations, where some of the most famous musicians, artists, performers, playwrights, actors and deep thinkers all lived, worked and played. Perhaps you'll even fancy a sing along at a pub where Dumbledore got into a punch up?! We'll also visit the house where Mozart lived - yes, the Mozart - as well as finding out what General Charles De Gaulle, Karl Marx, Casanova, Marilyn Monroe and many more legends did with their time while in Soho. Experience London like a true local, in the company of true locals, and discover the venues and history hidden to most people. --------------------- *Message us for private tours and business groups - we are flexible. *Check out our hilarious online experience: "Beer Drinking with the Brits". https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1699327 Perfect for family gatherings, birthday parties and corporate groups.

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Discover London's Gruesome History
Want to see a side to London that will give you goosebumps? The REAL London... a city of serial killers, murder, disease, and crime, buried in dusty textbooks but rarely spoken about? Then forget about your trip to the Tower of London or your Jack the Ripper tour. What you need is London's Gruesome History. *NEW for Spring - groups of four or more get 20% off* Our tour begins at the world-famous London Bridge, a site of cold-blooded murder and humiliation for London's executed criminals. Led by your fearless guide you will experience the blood-curdling history behind London's iconic landmarks The Tower of London, The Monument, and North Bank. Then, if you are feeling brave, we will head into the back streets of east London to uncover the tales of murder and disease that lie in wait for you between Aldgate and Whitechapel. On this tour, you won't just hear about Jack the Ripper, the Plague, the Great Fire of London, and the brutal treatment of London's criminals (which we all want to hear about of course), but also lesser known killers, the great smog, the London Beer Flood, the Kray twins, Phosey Jaw, and the famous Gunpowder Plot. Our tales will disturb, horrify and crack your sides with laughter. Our inclusive, small tour sizes (groups limited to 10 people) provide the perfect experience for history fans, groups and families exploring London this Winter!
The Cloak and Dagger Tour
Are you brave enough to come face to face with history! Combining professional theatre and walking tours. You will be led through this immersive tour by a mysterious guide, whose intricate knowledge of the darker side of history will shatter your beliefs and send a shiver down your spine as you discover all the grim realities of London's history. (Don't underestimate how horrible this gets!) On this adventure as you journey through the horrible realities of the past you will meet the very people from the times you explore, as professional actors perform characters so that you may face the horrible, disgusting reality of history face to face. This will be a gruesome, horrible, disgusting experience. ADULT CONTENT! Be prepared! 12+ is the age rating for this experience. Wear clothing appropriate to the weather.
Hike historic East End with a writer
Hiding in the back alleys and graffiti-covered streets of London's trendy Shoreditch district are 700 hundred years of history waiting to be explored. We’ll visit the site of England’s first mental health hospital, founded in 1247, discover why French Huguenots made London their home in 1685, and relive the horrors of Jack the Ripper in 1888. We’ll grab a bite to eat at a 120-year-old bagel shop and snack on a sweet treat made with cardamom and nuts from a local Indian deli. This is a walking tour like no other, offering a unique reflection on the patterns of history with commentary and insights on how these patterns continue to influence the lives of Londoners today, while enjoying the foods, fashion, and bursting creativity of one London’s most bustling districts. Other things to note: Dress prepared for the weather and bring a camera. Snacks are not provided but there will be plenty of opportunity to stop for refreshments.
A Walking Tour of London's Bloody Past
Copy and paste this link for a sneak preview! https://youtu.be/EHZhfjpHOKQ Travel through a thousand years of history, meeting kings, body snatchers, Charles Dickens, an eighteenth century ghost, and William Wallace - aka Braveheart (and learn how he was in no fit state to shout "Freeeedoooommmm!" whilst being executed!) On our tour we'll visit the areas around Smithfield, for centuries London's site of both animal and human slaughter. We'll learn about how the city disposed of the tens of thousands of Black Death corpses in the fourteenth century, the execution methods used in the Middle Ages, and how the area became a notorious slum which Dickens used as the setting for Oliver Twist. The tour begins outside Barbican Station, ends near to Farringdon Station, and will take around two hours. Total distance is about two miles.
Music walking tour of London's Soho
All groups will meet at the top of exit 3 at Tottenham Court Road underground station and go on a 2 hour walking tour of Soho. Along the way we shall visit the famous street where the Rolling stones recorded their first album and David Bowie lived in a caravan. We’ll see where the Sex Pistols squatted, not forgetting where Elton John got his first ever job as a tea boy! Moving on to the venue that Brian Epstein, manager of the Beatles, took over and put on the legendary Jimi Hendrix one fateful night in 1967! It's then onto Soho square where you will learn how Charles II had an impact on pubs and drinking alcohol ! See where Paul McCartneys business headquarters are. See where Prince played 2 secret gigs in one night and even see where a young Mozart lived. British RocknRoll began at this coffee bar which is just round the corner to arguably the most famous of London music venues. Not forgetting one of Londons famous music venues, where nearly every major artist has played! Stand in the spot where the Oasis album cover was taken before moving onto the studio where David Bowie recorded Hunky Dory. We will then finish in an beautiful old, historic English pub, which has had many famous guests over the years. My tour is also great for groups and great for team building.

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See 30+ Top London Sights. Fun Guide!
See 30+ London Sights in one tour! Fun local guide. The top-rated Experience in London on Airbnb !!! We will guide you on an exploration of London’s major landmarks. This will give you a good idea of the history, culture & legends of Europe’s best-loved city. We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where we'll watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (daily during the summer months). After witnessing this traditional ritual, we'll head to Westminster. Sights we'll see along the way include Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, Horse Guard Parade, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Our last stop in Westminster before heading underground on the tube is the start of Westminster Bridge where we will be able to see the Eye and other sights. Then we'll go to the London Bridge area, we'll see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, The Clink Prison, London Bridge, The old warehouse district, Borough Market, The Shard, views of the Square Mile, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Plus a few Harry Potter filming locations... You'll only see the horse guard change on the pm tour Other things to note. ** There are multiple co-hosts running the tours and we are all amazing. You may not get Geoff.
Royal London Bike Ride, with cosy ale pub and street art
Experience the freedom of exploring London by bike, just like a local, and get an exciting introduction to the best of London's landmarks and culture. We'll provide you with a gorgeous, hand-built British bicycle and a tweed flat cap (caps optional, helmets also available) and we'll set off on an adventure around London’s iconic sights and lesser-known hidden gems. Following back streets and dedicated bike lanes, you'll ride from Big Ben past Westminster Abbey and up to Buckingham Palace, the home of the Queen, where we'll see the Royal Guards in their dapper uniforms. (Changing of the Guard days: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Sundays) You'll coast along (London is very flat!) at an easy-going pace, stopping regularly to hear fun facts and some quirky historical tales. There's time to take photos too! We'll then take a break to enjoy a pint of beer at a cosy historic pub where you can get to know your fellow travellers. Lastly, you'll have a chance to try street art in Banksy's graffiti tunnel (and we provide spray paint!). We've designed this route to give you the best introduction to London. It's a great balance between 'not to miss' sights and local gems. - The route is mainly flat and easy - London can be a busy & unpredictable - The total distance is 7 miles / 11km - We ride rain or shine - Great for groups - Solo travellers welcome - Best way to start a trip
London's Amazing Palaces & Parliament
We will see 20+ of London's most iconic sights in a 3 hour walking tour **Small group tour. We avoid crowded places as much as possible** This part of London is a must see for all visitors to London. We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where we'll watch the world famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (Daily during the summer) We will walk down The Mall, the red colored road that is adorned by two Royal Parks & two Royal Palaces Then we will head Parliament Square to see Big Ben (sadly covered up) & Westminster Abbey. Sights we will see along the way include Trafalgar Square, Nelson's Column, Horse Guards, Downing Street, Parliament Square, Westminster Abbey & the Houses of Parliament. I will guide you on an exploration of one of London's most loved areas : Westminster It is the oldest part of London with buildings that are 1000 years old. Early Kings and Queens lived, got married and were buried in this part of London There are Palaces and Parks galore here. This area houses the UKs famous democratic institution, the Houses of Parliament (Westminster Palace) We will walk around this area and tell you the history, the fun facts and figures and also how the UK evolved from Roman to Medieval times to the modern day London Other things to note The afternoon tour : no changing of the guard.
London's Amazing Harry Potter Walking Tour Kids F ree
This walking tour of London unfurls the movie set locations of the world's most famous Wizard (you know who he is!) Great day out for the family. You will see over 10 movie set locations and several locations that inspired JK Rowling. We will visit actual filming locations in London! The tour starts at King Cross Train station : for a special photo stop at platform 9 3/4. We then head to Leicester square area to see some of the film locations & visit a shop that made all of the paper props for the films. After visiting this incredible area we head to London Bridge where we see more film locations. These include the Millennium (aka Wobbly) Bridge and the Leaky Cauldron. In addition to the film locations, we will see sights and buildings that inspired JK Rowling when she was writing each of the books. This is a great tour for families & die-hard fans of Harry Potter **Please note: there will not be more than 10 adults per group*** Other things to note ***THIS TOUR IS IN ENGLISH. IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND ENGLISH: PLEASE DO NOT BOOK 3-hour walking tour. Please bring an Oyster with at least £7 or a Travelcard/ Contactless Payment card.
Speedboat through the heart of London
See many of the city's greatest sights the way they were meant to be seen - from the river, on board the Thames' biggest speedboat, fitted with suspension seating. You'll be welcomed at Tower Bridge Quay by your expert skipper and a personal tour guide for lifejackets and a safety briefing. The sound-system will be fired up with great British tunes and we'll cruise down to Tower Bridge for the best of all selfies. Then hold tight as we take you on a 10 mile high-speed blast to the O2 Arena and back to Tower. We'll throttle back and while you catch your breath take in the sights of the spectacular city. ​ Some of the sights you'll see Tate Modern, St Paul's Cathedral, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Golden Hinde, London Bridge, The Monument, The Shard, Old Billingsgate Fish Market, HMS Belfast, The Tower of London, Tower Bridge, historic Wapping, Canary Wharf, Greenwich, the Cutty Sark and the O2 Arena. PLEASE NOTE THE LENGTH OF THE ACTUAL TRIP IS 45 MINUTES We offset the CO2 produced by paying for Carbon Credits. We buy these on your behalf and believe the small addition to our operating cost is a price worth paying. Please ask if you'd like more information Other things to note You can bring small bags with you but please don't bring large items of luggage. PLEASE ARRIVE AT TOWER BRIDGE QUAY AT LEAST 15 MINUTES BEFORE DEPARTURE TIME.

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Things to do near Greenwich

259 locals recommend

Hidden Pubs of London
Join us for a 3hr historical stumble down the "street of shame". Starting in the shadow of the iconic St.Paul's cathedral, we explore the tiny backstreets and rambling courtyards the ancient City of London is famous for. We follow in the drunken footsteps of literary greats including Dickens, Shakespeare, Pepys & Johnson whilst pausing for a drink in at least 4 of the most historic pubs dating as far back as the 1500's. From discovering art nouveau gems to glamorous Victorian gin palaces we enjoy a variety of pub styles and breweries along the way. It's not a prescriptive tour, so you choose & pay for your drinks along the way. We're here to offer recommendations, and you can often "sip before you sup" with a few tasters on request from the bars along the way. This allows you to indulge as much or as little as you desire! Non-drinkers can soak up the history, and wine & gin-lovers are also well catered for. We usually finish up on the edge of Covent Garden perfect for theatre-land, restaurants and of course more pubs including one that claims to be the most haunted in London! Other things to note Guests are recommended to be over 18 years of age to enjoy the walk at its best. Anyone lucky enough to look under 25 years of age should bring photo ID. N.B. We have a small number of hosts running these walks so you might be meeting up with Chris, Mark, Wil or Kevin
Kintsugi Japanese Pottery Class For Beginner's
1. ) Intro Information and knowledge of Kintsugi, teaching them art of how Japanese philosophy believes that imperfection is beauty. 2. ) Process How to break pottery, what is the safest way to manipulate the ceramics into not overdoing the cracks. Beginners will be using a hammer and drill when dealing with pottery technique. 3. ) Gold Highlight Using micro metal mix with epoxy resin, making sure beginners can enjoy and expand their knowledge into creative techniques with pottery. 4. ) Ending Students will take home 1 piece of they're own kintsugi pottery by the end of the class FOODSAFE only as a fruit display not for other foods use, not use for microwaves, ovens or the dishwasher.
Royal London Bike Ride, with cosy ale pub and street art
Experience the freedom of exploring London by bike, just like a local, and get an exciting introduction to the best of London's landmarks and culture. We'll provide you with a gorgeous, hand-built British bicycle and a tweed flat cap (caps optional, helmets also available) and we'll set off on an adventure around London’s iconic sights and lesser-known hidden gems. Following back streets and dedicated bike lanes, you'll ride from Big Ben past Westminster Abbey and up to Buckingham Palace, the home of the Queen, where we'll see the Royal Guards in their dapper uniforms. (Changing of the Guard days: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Sundays) You'll coast along (London is very flat!) at an easy-going pace, stopping regularly to hear fun facts and some quirky historical tales. There's time to take photos too! We'll then take a break to enjoy a pint of beer at a cosy historic pub where you can get to know your fellow travellers. Lastly, you'll have a chance to try street art in Banksy's graffiti tunnel (and we provide spray paint!). We've designed this route to give you the best introduction to London. It's a great balance between 'not to miss' sights and local gems. - The route is mainly flat and easy - London can be a busy & unpredictable - The total distance is 7 miles / 11km - We ride rain or shine - Great for groups - Solo travellers welcome - Best way to start a trip
Learn Woodcut Printing With An Artist
Due to COVID-19 I will be running my current workshops as either on a one-one basis or as a group maximum of 3 people - this helps to ensure safe social distancing and good hygiene in my studio. The workshop is about learning the use of traditional Japanese hand tools, the process of inking wood blocks, printing on different types of handmade printing paper and developing a new understanding of various techniques in woodcut art. All of which enable you to make numerous fine art prints to take away at the end of of the session! Intro - Cups of tea, coffee or soft drinks followed by some words from me on my printmaking career and a round the table 'meet and greet' from everyone to begin the workshop. Stage 1 - We will cover the use of hand tools to design, draw and cut woodblocks and explore the process of hand printing using traditional Japanese barens (circular discs wrapped in bamboo) and rollers on three types of paper. Stage 2 - Delve a little deeper, showing you how to use multiple blocks and reduction-cutting techniques to create more complex multi colour prints. Stage 3 - This a perfect opportunity to make multiple prints through editions, ending the final part of the session by experimenting with your favourite design or playing various colours. Stage 4 - Everyone’s prints will be wrapped in tissue paper and put in card tubes for safe passage home. Other things to note Please bring anything that may inspire your designs—sketchbooks, photos, fabric, found imagery etc. Plus there are plenty of art books and previous classes' prints to show off this wonderful medium!
Become A DJ In Style In A Few Hours
Arrive at Bellerive House located in the Stunning views of the Thames with amazing architecture and history of the local area surrounding this building. Enjoy this unique workshop using world class DJ equipment where within 1 and half hour you will have the key knowledge of true party DJ. Upon arrival you will meet Sterling who will demonstrate an introduction then you will start your DJ workshop of playing music in your own style. This workshop is designed to teach you all the fundamental skills you need to DJ in a club or in a party with your friends. Learn how to be creative while having fun in creating your own mixes. After the workshop you can continue your east London experience by walking through the famous street market and discovering delicious international hotspots and explore the hidden gems of east London. Other things to note All DJ equipment will be provided at the workshop all you have to do is feel excited as you will be about to experience an amazing workshop were you can DJ in future parties!

Things to do near Blackheath

73 locals recommend

London- Learn the art of potting and styling cacti
Select three different sized cacti from my collection. Get a hands on experience of styling and staging a cactus into a 'desert-scaped' feature plant. At the end of the workshop, you will walk away with your own pieces of the desert. In this session, you will hand mix a specialty soil blend that is tailored specifically for your chosen plant, using various high quality materials. You will learn how to pot your cactus the correct way, using the freshly made soil mix and the included pots on the day. You will also learn the art of 'staging'. Where rocks, gravel and other items can be used to really take this plant to the next level and give it the wild desert aesthetics. The session includes x 3 cacti x 3 pots to size Various soil substrates Decorative rocks Protective wear Tools during the session Tea, coffee & biscuits provided The duration of this experience is 1 hour. If you're a quick learner and want to take home extra plants; more can be potted during the session for an additional fee.
Make a silver ring with The Ringsmiths at Oxo Tower Wharf
Come and enjoy this hands on 2.5 hour workshop getting creative and jewellery making. Craft your very own hammered sterling silver ring, whether as a gift for somebody or a treat for yourself. Hosted by The Ringsmiths, a team of jewellers who all currently run their successful individual brands as well as teaching jewellery. They will guide you through the process of making a ring using traditional goldsmithing techniques such as annealing, forging, soldering, and filing to name but a few. In this workshop you will have the option of making either a wide hammered band or two fine hammered stacking rings (as pictured). Over the course of the class you will have plenty of opportunity to practice your newfound skills. Using a range of tools needed to make your ring, as demonstrated by The Ringsmiths throughout. We also offer gold plating at an additional cost. The plating can be requested at the end of the class. Please note these services have a lead time of 2-3 weeks. Other things to note With a maximum of eight people in any one session, you can rest assured that there’ll be plenty of opportunity for one-on-one interaction with the jewellers.
Trip to unique bars in London
You are with a group of friends, colleagues, solo or with your partner and want a unique experience in London at aesthetically beautiful bars with- a hint of quirkiness, a dash of mystery, blended with impeccable music, superb signature drinks, exquisite food, and the coolest people in London- then stick with us, because this experience is your match! What to expect: Prepare to explore hidden gems with secret doors, speakeasies' evoking the 50s glamour, opulent bars with award-winning drinks, secret venues with live music, wine bars where you can get a tailored suit done for you, and places so quirky that you will have the staff dancing on top of the counter (believe me, it's fun!). Experience's Schedule: 7:00p.m: start the evening by indulging in delicious food and drinks whilst sharing with other guests traveling tips, experiences, and advice on how to get the most out of the city of London. 8:00 to 11p.m: Few drinks later, your acquaintances are now your friends and you are ready to head onto the next 3 or 4 bars, each one of them with a distinctive decor, ambiance, story, and signature drinks to match! 0:00a.m: There's no such thing as a goodbye after a superb night out. This is the time to exchange numbers with your new friends, plan a group trip, a next day outing, or carry on enjoying the beautiful city of London chatting, drinking, laughing until the next day!
No Diet Club - Best food in East London
- All food is included / The ride is on foot /Tastings may vary This is our second food tour in London with the same spirit as the other, but in a different neighborhood: East London. No Diet Club Adventure began in 2017 at London's street food markets before growing across Europe. You often hear you're not eating badly in London, but they're crazy. This multicultural city is full of delicacies and updates. Local cheese, local ice cream, the best chai in London, our favourite bakery and surprises:) (VEGETARIANS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME) ⇨ IG: @no_diet_club ⚠ In case of heavy rains, the tour can be done by bus. :) ▶ What we're offering ✔- Many tastings to share - Gras - Fun - A beautiful walk in London - Jokes as nil as ever - Smiles - A list of London recommendations - New friends from around the world
Discover London Secret Bars
By joining us, you agree to our ethos that 'Secrets are meant to be shared not revealed'. Ideal for solo travelers, groups or couples. Come one come all :) Follow us into London’s historic streets as we discover secret bars often unknown to travelers and locals. The bars we will visit have hidden passages, some require passwords for entry whilst others can only be accessed by appointments only. We will travel back in time to charming speakeasy bars, tasteful 1960s decor, unique themes, dim lights, and enjoy quality cocktails that also experiment with taste and textures. Some of the bars we will visit have exclusive cocktails that have been designed to experience the history of cocktails through time. (Ask us about this, trust me you'll like to try it after you join us). Come explore something different with me and my friends. We provide a relaxing atmosphere that makes you feel like a local. Please note that drinks are NOT included. *PRIVATE BOOKINGS & ALTERNATIVE DATES ARE AVAILABLE: Feel free to get in touch!*

Things to do near Brick Lane

338 locals recommend

West End Bar Crawl - Explore & Party!
We'll visit 4 awesome bars/clubs around West End/ Soho - and go past many of the recognisable hotspots (such as Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Chinatown) You'll meet up with a group of like-minded party-ers, ready to dive into the night. Come with me and get: Free Entry to 4 venues 4 Shots Drinks Deals all night Great Host & Photographer for the night Awesome crowd of people to party with I'll send you digital copies of the photos a day or two after Sunday-Thursday it can be hard to find the best places to party, which is why we're here! The West End has a huge range of nightlife gems, which are busy every night. I change up the route each night of the week to ensure we end at the best and busiest club for that day. We start off with smaller bars/pubs to get the night started, before heading to more of the dancey-party venues! We'll spend around an hour in each place and will get to the last club between 12-12.30. Then you're free to party the night away! Other things to note My Crawls are suited mainly to the younger 18-30yrs crowd (though all are welcome!) The bars are not 'traditional' English Pubs, but more bars & clubs. Entry is down to venues' discression
Explore Harry Potter's London Tour
Join me as we venture into the magical wizarding world of Harry Potter in London! On this walking tour of London's streets we will watch clips from the movies while I regale you with behind-the-scenes stories of those locations and how they were used in the film series. Our first stop will be the entrance to Diagon Alley, before we pop down to see the Ministry of Magic, and find out which Leaky Cauldron has the best tacos, as well as others I don't want to spoil here. I will also share some of the strangest, funniest non-HP facts I've learned about London along the way. We will finish at Borough Market, London's top street food destination, with King's Cross just a separate Tube ride away. PLEASE be aware the tour is offered in English only, and it is largely story-based, so a better-than-basic conversational grasp of English is essential. While witches and wizards of all ages are welcome, due to the amount of walking and the content, I more recommend it for ages 11+. Strictly one person per slot. No exceptions. Step-free route for wheelchairs available This London street walking tour is not affiliated with the WB Studio Tour at Watford. Other things to note Every person (over 11yo) will need an Oyster card or contactless payment method with at least £2.40. The tour contains about 90 minutes of brisk walking so make sure little legs are up for that!
NO DIET CLUB - Best Food Tour in LDN ! ✌
All food is included / Bike ride - Also discover our new walking food tour in East London : https://www.airbnb.fr/experiences/4368156 This is our first tour ! No Diet Club Adventure began in 2017 in London's street food markets. We fell in love with the cultural diversity of this city and we really wanted to share this with you through food ! Halloumi fries, Argentinian meat, indian dosa, english burrito, best grilled cheese in town, hot cholcolate, tea and more :) ⚠ Hygienic measures : group of 10 people maximum. Hydroalcoholic gel before and after each tasting ! Food is life but safety first ❤️ ⚠ In case of heavy rain the tour can be done on foot and by bus. :) Welcome to the good life ! (VEGETARIANS ARE WELCOME AS WELL) ⇨ IG : @no_diet_club ▶ What we offer ✔ - Many tastings to share - Fun - A nice bike ride in London - Bad jokes - Smiles - A list of recommendations on London - New friends from all over the world ▶ What we don't offer ✖ - Some salad - A historic tour - Long boring speeches Bike rent : £4 for the whole day, no deposit ! We'll rent them with you so you don't have to worry about that. Please wear appropriate clothing for cycling, so no fancy princess dresses please - we once had to cut one down to free the said princess from the bike's gears ! Ideally, also bring a backpack with you, as well as a huge appetite !
Amazing Nightlife in London East
Enjoy my cool night-themed tours for all that love to party!!! As a local that has lived in this great city for so many years, not many would understand the inner-workings of London better than me and Some on the best parts of London can only be seen after lights out. This exciting tour starts at Old Street Station and you’ll go on to explore Shoreditch; the best place in London for those that enjoy the night scene. We’ll be visiting 12 different clubs and pubs including; starting with McQueen, you’ll get to see what’s exciting about a night out in London. We’ll also make our way around XOYO, Floripa, Hoxton 7, Q-Shoreditch, The Hoxton Pony, CARGO and the Blues Kitchen, Sunset bar, Old Street Records and 1am. Where you can enjoy shots at discounted prices and entry fees exclusive to my tour only. This tour is filled with quirky, fun and shocking visits like you’d have never experienced before and I’m sure you’ll enjoy every minute of one of London’s trendiest towns. This tour will end at Oval Space, an iconic area which is just as stunning as it is fun, from there you will have the opportunity to enjoy the rest of your night at any of our visited destinations. This tour is great for groups, team-building or just wanting to make new friends and have a fun time. PLEASE BE AWARE : 20 maximum in a group per tour, each tour needs a minimum of 3 people to go ahead.
Amazing Pub Crawl in Central London
First time in London or a fellow Londoner wanting an amazing night out? Look no further than London Pub Crawl’s West End Crawl. Our guides will take you through the pulse of Shaftesbury Avenue (in the heart of the West End), to the street performers of Leicester Square, to the artful and bohemian Soho as well as world-famous Covent Garden. Our tour takes you to the very best venues that London’s nightlife has to offer. Experience a night out like never before with our best drink deals and free shots. Guess what? We will save you an average of £50+ from your night out. The best way to meet new people, get value for money with free shots, speedy entry, and fun party games! As us Londoners say, Mind the Gap at the end of the night!

Your guide to London

What do locals do in London?

Enjoy the art scene

London is home to some of the world’s finest art institutions, but you are more apt to see in-the-know locals in places such as the Somerset art center, scoping the galleries in King’s Cross, and simply enjoying the street art that can pop up across the city at any given moment. For the best experiences, visit places such as the Tate with an art historian, or hit the streets with a local art lover in places such as Notting Hill. Londoners can still be spotted walking the famed corridors of places such as the National Gallery, Tate Modern, the British Museum, and the National History Museum — usually for traveling exhibits.

Head outside to the parks

London might have a reputation for dreary weather, but locals know how to navigate the weather reports — especially when the forecast is sunny. Picnics on Primrose Hill, bike rides around Regent’s Park, and the always-on Hyde Park (think concerts and events) only start the list of public parks enjoyed by Londoners.

Relax on Sundays

Brits have been doing Sundays right for quite some time (case in point: the Sunday roast). When it comes to truly relaxing, Londoners end the week with cozy meals, a stroll through Columbia Flower Market, and visits to neighborhood cafes with a good book in hand. For those looking to experience the feeling firsthand, consider booking a Sunday cooking class to learn how to make pastas, Indian food, and other soul-nurturing meals with local hosts.


Where do locals eat in London?

Soho

Soho is a go-to for some of the best no-reservations restaurants in the city, offering up menus that represent the globe such as Taiwanese cuisine, Spanish tapas, and South Indian dishes. It’s also where many famous figures past and present have called home, including Mozart, which you can learn more about over pints on a pubs-and-music walking tour led by local historians.

Brixton

This south London neighborhood is electric (it was one of the first areas of London to receive electricity in the 1880s, after all). It’s where locals go for casual eateries, great shopping, and nightlife. Afro-Caribbean culture influences everything here: from the intricate murals and street art to the food stalls and fashion within Brixton Village. It’s also a great place to grab a drink or a bite before catching a gig at Hootananny or O2 Arena.

Shoreditch

The East End district lives up to its cool reputation with Banksy art, top shops, and eclectic dining. Consider Shoreditch for Spitalfields Market plus nearby Brick Lane, which is famous for Beigel Bake and curries.

Borough Market

City dwellers don’t mind sharing this fabulous market with visitors. Located on Southwark Street, just south of the London Bridge, this is one of the oldest and largest public markets in the city. The site has history that dates back to the 1270s, which is best learned on food walking tours inside the market, where you’ll find fresh, sustainable fare. When you’re done, head to London’s oldest pub, the George Inn, for a pint.


What are the best ways to go sightseeing in London?

See the highlights with a historian

London is home to some of the world’s most famous attractions, including Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the London Bridge, the Shard, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Buckingham Palace. The best way to truly experience these places is with a historian as your guide. Customs such as the Changing of the Guard are explained to you in real time by the people who know it best.

Ignite the imagination on Harry Potter tours

Start at Diagon Alley, pop down to see the Ministry of Magic, and find out which Leaky Cauldron has the best taco on an amusing tour of Harry Potter’s London. You can even do an afternoon tea, HP-style, in Soho.

Soak up the pop culture

Stories about the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and David Bowie abound on tours to their favorite haunts; meanwhile, a black cab tour of the city’s highlights is a quintessentially British way to travel.

Enjoy a night in the West End

Some of the world’s biggest theater shows are hosted here, and a musical theater tour is a great way to learn the history of this district in central London. For those who want to let loose, consider a night out here for live music, cocktails, and more.

Take a day trip

Stonehenge and Bath are both day trips worth the time. For those looking for something more low-key, head out to Brighton, Cambridge, or Oxford — all of which are about an hour away from the capital.

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