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Travel like a local

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.

Top-rated activities

See 30+ Top London Sights. Fun Guide!
See 30+ London Sights in one tour! Fun local guide. The highest-rated Experience 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 (Sun / Mon / Wed / Fri only) 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... Other things to note. ** There are multiple co-hosts running the tours and we are all amazing. You may not get Geoff.
London's Amazing Palaces & Parliament
We will see 20+ of London's most iconic sights in a 3 hour walking tour 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 (Sun / Mon / Wed / Fri only) 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 & 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. **Small group tour. We avoid crowded places as much as possible**
Soulful Travel Memories - Multilocation London Photoshoot
Insta: soulful_travel_memories Locations available: -Big Ben, Red Phone Booth, Parliament, London Eye and Westminster Abbey -Tower Bridge, Tower of London and Borough Market -St. Paul's Cathedral & St Dunstan in the East -Notting Hill & Portobello Road Market -Camden Market -Picadilly Circus, Soho, Chinatown & Covent Garden -Kensington & Chelsea -Pergola Gardens & Hampstead Heath Whether you are travelling solo, with your significant other, or with friends/family, it is always hard to get a great photo of you all to truly capture the environment! Don't leave it up to a stranger on the street, let me show you some of my favourite spots around London and you'll get a bunch of epic shots to take as your souvenir. Perfect for: - solo travelers - couples photoshoot - surprise marriage proposals - engagements - Family - Fashion - Groups: Bachelor and Bachelorettes - Maternity - Wedding elopements This tour will show you some well-known spots plus some hidden gems around London whilst I snap some candid and posed photos of you along the way. You will get up to 15-25 high-resolution, social media-ready, light edited photos. Keep in mind that my style is to keep it as natural as possible so no heavy retouching included. Please note this is a small group tour. If you wish to have a private tour or are travelling in a larger group, please contact me to arrange a custom booking.
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! Other 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 - Group sizes of up to 14 participants - Alfie the dog is not always in attendance. Sorry! N.B. We have a small number of hosts so you might be meeting up with Chris, Mark, Wil or other
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. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult. The tour contains about 90 minutes of brisk walking.

Loved by locals

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! With flexible options, including a £60 experience-focused class and the opportunity to have your pottery glazed and fired for £6 per piece, this all-rounder pottery class is your gateway to a memorable, hands-on experience in London. Book now to secure your spot at The Slightly Curious Studio and create something beautiful in one of London's most picturesque pottery studios. Max group class size = 10 All material provided Other things to note Please make sure your nails are short.
A spooky London bat walk after dark
Join me as we explore London's wild spaces after dark to discover the amazing world of bats. As dusk falls, mysterious creatures emerge from under bridges and out of old trees to hunt. Surrounded by myth and misconceptions, bats are a truly unique group of animals, and much misunderstood. The focus will be on learning all about bats and their unique biology, why they are so important as ecological 'keystone species', how they navigate in the dark and how each species is highly adapted to its way of life. We'll watch them hunting in various habitats, and excitingly we will use handheld electronic bat detectors to listen to their ultrasonic echolocation calls. You'll learn how to identify various species, from the tiny flitting Pipistrelles that can fit into a matchbox, to the incredible and comical looking Brown Long Eared bat. With luck, we may spot the Daubenton's or water bat skimming the water surface like a tiny hovercraft. Or our largest bat, the Noctule, almost bird-like flying in open skies with it's military 'chip-chop' call. We frequently encounter other nocturnal wildlife too, like owls, foxes, hedgehogs and badgers. Who knows what the evening will reveal! Other things to note Social distancing can be observed, bat detectors wiped down between uses. The walk is very safe as many joggers and walkers use the Heath to cut through, even in late evenings. We'll be sticking to wide open paths for the most part, but need to take care of trip hazards
Plant based Thai & Indonesian cooking classes
Learn how to make Thai and Indonesian food with a plantbased twist. BYOB welcome Learn classic street food like Pad Thai, Red/Green/Massaman curries, Laksa, Rendang, Spring Rolls, all kind of Sambal, Satay, Tom Yum Soup, Fried Rice/Noodles, and much much more! First one to book has the opportunity to choose the menu for the whole class. Please message me if you would like to have a list of detailed menus. All cooking levels are welcome, ask as many questions as you like. Cooking tips, full explanation of the ingredients will be given during the lesson. Every student will be fully equipped (with a personal cooking station) so we do everything together at the same time. All ingredients, aprons and recipes will be provided. It is totally hands on and dishes are made from scratch. You will eat your creations during the class. A typical class will be structured as follows: 11:00-11:30 Introduction to flavour balancing, where to buy ingredients, overview of the recipes 11:30-14:00 Cooking time and eating as each meal is freshly prepared (no cleaning required) By the end of the lesson you will be able to understand how taste buds work, how to balance Southeast Asian flavours, just like head chefs. You will be able to recreate dishes back at home and shop with ease in an Oriental supermarket.
Penny Farthing Bike Tour London
Master the art of riding these splendid machines on a tour through Westminster in central London. After meeting us at London Scottish House, 95 Horseferry Road, Westminster, SW1P 2DX, we will introduce you to the Penny Farthing bicycle, provide you with your equipment including helmets and let you know what you will be doing during the experience. Then we will head out onto the streets where you will learn to safely mount, ride and dismount. Keen to ride more? After a short coffee break, we will head out on a leisurely guided journey around the Westminster area, past many iconic locations such as the Palace of Westminster, Parliament Square, Churchill War Rooms, the gardens of 10 Downing Street and Buckingham Palace. After a short photo stop we will then roll on back to London Scottish House and return to the present day! IMPORTANT NOTE: This sporting experience is physically demanding and therefore only recommended for people with a reasonable level of fitness and those under the age of retirement. You must be at least 5ft 3in (160 cm) tall, weigh less than 100 kgs (220 Lbs) and be in good physical shape. It helps if guests are already competent and confident bike riders on public roads.
The City, Historical Centre of London
My tour "The City, Tales and Legends of the Historical Centre" invites you to discover a widely unexplored but fascinating district: the financial centre and historical heart of the capital. During this excursion I will show you secret places of the City such as the Roman wall located behind a modern hotel, as well as the exact place where the Great Fire of London started. We will stop in front of London's smallest sculpture and venture into Charles Dickens territory of hidden alleyways dating from the 1700s. You will also see a door featured in one of the Harry Potter movies and discover where the Roman amphitheater laid forgotten for many centuries. As the City will reveal its best kept secrets, you will learn how this district was shaped. The tour will end in front of St Paul's Cathedral.

What London has to offer

Soho Music & Historic Pubs Tour
Experience four hidden local pubs, great beer, and truly unique locations as we dive into London’s hilarious musical and mischievous past and present. See where the Beatles recorded Hey Jude, where the Rolling Stones kicked off their career, where Jimi Hendrix partied hard, and even the pub where The Who got banned for life! Enjoy Soho's lesser-known locations, where some of the most infamous musicians, actors, performers, and deep thinkers all lived, worked, and played. Perhaps you'll even fancy a sing-along at the pub where Dumbledore famously got into a punch-up. We'll also visit where Mozart lived and played—yes, the Mozart—as well as explore David Bowie’s regular hangouts and the stomping ground for the likes of The Sex Pistols, Karl Marx, Casanova, Marilyn Monroe, Elton John, and many more legends that helped to change the world. Have a drink in the company of true locals while discovering venues and history hidden to most people.
Explore backstreets with a historian
This walk follows government guidelines on combating covid to ensure guest safety. This walk is a History of London and walk through time. We will walk around quiet backstreets from Westminster to Vauxhall discussing subjects as diverse as royal history, finance and British culture. We will visit a Georgian cathedral town and pleasure garden, a Victorian penal port and graveyard, a Bronze Age port and religious site, and a 21st-century city that is still under construction. You will be immersed in different historical periods and will hear about lots of gossip and scandal. This walk actively encourages your participation. Other things to note Bring sensible walking shoes and rainwear—this is an all-weather walk. I will provide hand sanitiser. Occasionally some back streets are blocked off due to filming or local events taking place. When this happens or if guests have a particular interest in the History of the British Monarchy an alternative route/tour is offered which finishes in Trafalgar Square. Please ask if you are interested in this route/tour.
Music walking tour of London's Soho
All groups will meet outside the Dominion Theatre at Tottenham Court Road underground station, and go on a 2 hour walking tour exploring the streets of Soho. You won't believe how much musical talent was crammed into one small iconic street! The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix...the list goes on and on. We’ll explore 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 and see where Paul McCartneys business headquarters are. British RocknRoll began at this coffee bar which is just round the corner to arguably the most famous of London music venues, where nearly every major artist has played! Enjoy the spot where John Lennon took part in a famous comedy routine. Stand in the spot where the Oasis album cover was taken, before moving onto the studio where David Bowie recorded Hunky Dory and where the Beatles recorded the first release on Apple records! For those that want to continue we will then finish in an beautiful old, historic English pub, which has had many famous guests over the years, where I will tell you stories of my own personal involvement in the music business!
See Tate Modern with an Art Historian, London
It is not uncommon to feel both intrigued and confused by a piece of contemporary art. Allow me to guide you through the galleries of Tate Modern on a curious inquiry into what we see, and hopefully, during the 2 hours that we spend together, you will acquire the skills of looking, seeing and talking about art. What we see in art is always influenced by a whole host of assumptions. When we see a piece of art, we are not just looking; we are reading the language of images, be it Monet’s Water Lilies or a feminist sculpture. Instead of lecturing you using a list of dry biographical facts, I would like to encourage you to trust your own eyes and instincts and think of art in front of you in a more personal way. How did abstract art come about? Does the gender of the artists matter? What is the place of women in art making? Are there any differences in the approach to art making between male and female artists? What happened to sculpture in the 20th century? Is photography art? Who decided what is art and what isn’t and can art change the world? Do we have to like what we see in order to understand it and vice-versa? We will talk in-depth about all of these questions. No prior knowledge of art is required, everyone is welcome. This Experience is great for solo travellers, couples, families, groups of friends and for team-bonding.
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!

Activities near top attractions

London Eye2,099 locals recommend
Buckingham Palace1,912 locals recommend
The Regent's Park1,607 locals recommend
Tower Bridge1,577 locals recommend
British Museum1,546 locals recommend
Harrods1,522 locals recommend

Things to do near Shoreditch

See 30+ Top London Sights. Fun Guide!
See 30+ London Sights in one tour! Fun local guide. The highest-rated Experience 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 (Sun / Mon / Wed / Fri only) 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... Other things to note. ** There are multiple co-hosts running the tours and we are all amazing. You may not get Geoff.
London's Amazing Palaces & Parliament
We will see 20+ of London's most iconic sights in a 3 hour walking tour 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 (Sun / Mon / Wed / Fri only) 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 & 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. **Small group tour. We avoid crowded places as much as possible**
Soulful Travel Memories - Multilocation London Photoshoot
Insta: soulful_travel_memories Locations available: -Big Ben, Red Phone Booth, Parliament, London Eye and Westminster Abbey -Tower Bridge, Tower of London and Borough Market -St. Paul's Cathedral & St Dunstan in the East -Notting Hill & Portobello Road Market -Camden Market -Picadilly Circus, Soho, Chinatown & Covent Garden -Kensington & Chelsea -Pergola Gardens & Hampstead Heath Whether you are travelling solo, with your significant other, or with friends/family, it is always hard to get a great photo of you all to truly capture the environment! Don't leave it up to a stranger on the street, let me show you some of my favourite spots around London and you'll get a bunch of epic shots to take as your souvenir. Perfect for: - solo travelers - couples photoshoot - surprise marriage proposals - engagements - Family - Fashion - Groups: Bachelor and Bachelorettes - Maternity - Wedding elopements This tour will show you some well-known spots plus some hidden gems around London whilst I snap some candid and posed photos of you along the way. You will get up to 15-25 high-resolution, social media-ready, light edited photos. Keep in mind that my style is to keep it as natural as possible so no heavy retouching included. Please note this is a small group tour. If you wish to have a private tour or are travelling in a larger group, please contact me to arrange a custom booking.
London's Amazing Harry Potter Walking Tour; Kids Freeee
Kids under 13 go FREEEEE (Just book yourselves in and tell us how many kids you have with you) 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 the real location for platform 9 3/4. (Not the Shop) We then head to Leicester square area to see some of the film locations & visit the best Harry Potter Shop. When in the shop The House of Spells, feel free to use our discount code "HP934" when buying all your Harry Potter Goodies. 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.
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! Other 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 - Group sizes of up to 14 participants - Alfie the dog is not always in attendance. Sorry! N.B. We have a small number of hosts so you might be meeting up with Chris, Mark, Wil or other

Things to do near Soho

Trip to unique bars in London
You are with a group of friends, colleagues, solo or with your partner looking for 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 and 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 and places so quirky that you will have the staff dancing on top of the counter (believe me, it's fun!). Experience Schedule: 7:00 p.m: start the evening by indulging in delicious drinks whilst sharing with other guests travelling 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 bars, each one of them with a distinctive decor, ambience, story, and signature drinks to match! 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 until the next day! If you need tips to find unique restaurants and things to do in London have a look at @_londoning_
London classic iconic Photography
Looking to capture your memories in the most iconic locations in London? Look no further! Join me for a personalized 1.5hours photo session where we'll explore the stunning sights of London and create beautiful images that you will treasure forever. Choose from a range of iconic locations including the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Red Buses, Red Telephone Booths, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Pink Cafe, Tower Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, Notting Hill. If you have another location in mind, just let me know! During our session, I will guide you through various posing ideas and help you to feel comfortable in front of the camera, even if you have no previous experience. We'll take both candid and posed shots, and you can bring 1-2 outfits to create a variety of looks. Within 24 hours of our session, you will receive 100 high-quality, unedited photos. You can choose 30 of your favorite images to be professionally retouched and delivered to you within 5 days. So, whether you're a solo traveler, a couple looking for romantic shots, or a group of family and friends creating memories together, this photo session is the perfect way to capture your London experience. Book now and let's create beautiful memories together!
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. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult. The tour contains about 90 minutes of brisk walking.
Cinematic Photoshoot in London
We are a team of photographers who love capturing individual emotions, vibes & personalities. Our photographer will meet you on time, ready to capture the magic of you exploring London! Relax and enjoy the photoshoot as we share posing tips to bring out the best cinematic angles. This experience can be booked as a slot/slots in a mixed-group session OR as a premium private photoshoot just for yourself/your group, at the point of making the booking. A mixed group means you will join a max of 4-5 people who book the photoshoot at the same time. It's just that we will walk around the photo locations together but photos will be taken with individual focus. It typically takes about 1 hr - 1.5 hrs max and we will cover the below locations in Westminster: Big Ben, London Eye, Red Telephone Booth, Westminster Bridge & UK Parliament You will receive 30 - 40 edited photos within 5 days. Make sure to download the photos within 3 days. IG Portfolio: @itwasalwayslondon *Custom locations may be accommodated upon request, for private photoshoots only. *Our editing style is cinematic and film-like as reflected in the portfolio. Colour grading is done on Lightroom. Photoshop retouching is not included. *Adjust the number of people attending, when making the booking. *Have the Airbnb App on your phone to receive important updates. See you in London!
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

Things to do near Canary Wharf

The Cloak & Dagger Tour, Horrifying History brought to life
The Horrors of History brought to life...literally! A Walking tour like no other! Combining history tour, theatre and immersive experience. London's best and multi award winning tour takes you on a journey through the Horror, and gruesome history of London's darker past, Bringing it to life! Travel and experience fascinating and gruesome reality of London's horrible history: crime, poverty, disease, war, rebellion, executions and torture! See it brought to life, as you MEET the People from the history you explore, face to face! Starting at the historic "The George Inn", our guide, will take you and your fellow travellers on a through the darker, untold side of History, that will horrify you, till the end of your days! This will be a gruesome, horrible, disgusting experience. ADULT CONTENT! Be prepared! 14+ is the age rating for this experience. Wear clothing appropriate to the weather.
Outstanding London bridge Photoshoot
Are you ready to capture the beauty of London's iconic landmarks and charming streets? Join me for a hour photo walk through the stunning Westminster area of London, where we'll visit: 1.Tower bridge 2.Red telephone box 3.The shard 4.London Red Buses 5 .Tower of London 6. Retro street scene But that's not all! We'll also discover some hidden gems along the way that will make your memories even more special. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of family and friends, this tour is for you. And don't worry if it's your first photoshoot; I'll guide you through various posing ideas, and we'll have a lot of fun along the way! You'll receive 100 unedited photos within 1 day and 20 edited pictures within 7 days after the shoot. If you have any special requests or ideas, just let me know. Book your spot now and let's create some unforgettable memories together! Kindly be advised that tardiness will result in a reduction of the allocated shooting duration. Should an individual fail to appear within 20 minutes, the appointment will be canceled, and no refunds will be issued.
London heritage photoshoot
Embark on a captivating photography session exploring London's iconic landmarks and vibrant culture. My carefully curated route includes must-see attractions such as the majestic London Eye, historic Westminster, the iconic Westminster Bridge, the renowned Big Ben, and the awe-inspiring Westminster Abbey. Immerse yourself in the city's charm as we capture unforgettable moments alongside charming red double-decker buses and classic red phone booths. Let's create stunning photographs that encapsulate the essence of London's beauty and create lasting memories of your journey. RESULT: Receive 80 expertly edited high-resolution photos within 2 days, conveniently delivered to you via an online gallery. OTHER THINGS TO NOTE: *Private experience perfect for solo adventurers, friends, and couples seeking to capture their London adventure. *Optimal time for the photoshoot is early morning, offering the best lighting conditions and fewer crowds for uninterrupted moments. More collections of my photoshoots and narratives from London: IG anastasiia.visuals
London Portraits by Famous Photographers
Experience London with renowned photographers! Hello! I'm Cuma, and my co-host is Ege. We'd love to take you on a tour of our favourite spots in the city while capturing beautiful, spontaneous photos of you and your companions. Whether you're visiting with your partner, family, or a group of friends, we are here to help you get the perfect photos to remember your trip. If you're uncomfortable in front of the camera, don't worry - we'll give you all the guidance you need to feel at ease and get natural, candid shots. Our goal is to make this a fun and memorable experience for you. This experience suits couples, engagements, weddings, elopements, pre-weddings, families, proposals, groups, and individuals. If you'd like to visit other locations besides the London Eye and Big Ben, or if you need a different time or longer duration, just let us know in advance. **All unedited photos from the session will be available on the same day. **You'll get to choose your 20 best images (per person), which we'll professionally edit and send to you within five days of your selection. **Transportation costs are not included. **The session will last approximately one hour. **Extra fee for requested retouching, such as skin, morphology, object removal, or color changes. In the event of bad weather conditions, we'll work with you to reschedule. If this isn't an option, we'll cancel and refund.
Instagramable London private photo shoot
Whether you are traveling solo, or with friends & family, it is hard to get a great photo to capture your vacation memories. Don't leave it up to strangers on the street, let me show you my favorite London location gems while snapping some great shots. Don't worry if you feel a little awkward in front of the camera - I am happy to give you directions! During the experience we will get to know each other and afterwards I will send 25+ edited photos per person. This experience meets in Notting Hill. Come with me to explore the neighborhood that has inspired so many books and films. During the experience I will take photos and introduce you to my favorite colorful buildings, hidden gems, and point out the best spots for coffee, shopping and brunch along the way. Feel free to contact me on Airbnb if you are looking for a different time. Please note that each guest must have a booking, unfortunately I will not be able to accommodate any extra individuals that do not have a booking. If you need to add a member to your booking feel free to message me on Airbnb.

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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