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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. 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 in a short space of time. It's a great balance between 'not to miss' sights and local gems. Start your trip with us and you won't be disappointed! Things to note - The route is mainly flat and easy. - London can be a busy & unpredictable. - The total distance is 7 miles / 11km. - Great for groups - Solo travellers welcome - Best way to start a trip
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 (sadly covered up), 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
Seven Sisters Luxury Boat Tour
1.5-hour "Join a group" boat cruise to the wonder of the world being the famous Seven Sisters Cliffs You will join a small group up too only 7 people on our beautiful 7m Mediterranean boat fully equipped with 1 x 200hp Engine, a sound system, swim platform and a fresh water shower. Our fully qualified skipper will take you on a journey through time along the stunning coastline hearing stories from the local area and its fascinating history of old Sussex smugglers that date back over 200 years ago, not to mention 2 of our tour guides are from a bloodline of the most famous smuggler to have ever lived. You will witness caves, beaches and cliffs used for smuggling goods and experience historical locations heavily used during the war and in the battle of Britain. You will have a chance to jump in the beautiful turquoise Sea or enjoy the sun, stunning surroundings, and breath-taking cliffs as you learn about its geological past. This is by far are best trip with a chance to also experience local dolphins, seals, rare kittiwake Colony and other bird life. Our luxury join a group boat tour offers a new and unique venue to the area to explore the landmarks by sea and dazzle everyone in attendance. We are not a full throttle experience we cruise, listen to music, stop, swim and talk about the area. Sometimes Indie the dog joins our boat trips, please let us know if this is a problem.
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 in while in Soho. Experience London like a true local, in the company of a 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.
Paddle the Pembrokeshire coast!
A Kayak tour around the bay reveals an old stone fort built to protect the area from pirates and a variety of marine life. Where the harbour meets the open sea, paddlers are rewarded with views of the Pembrokeshire coast towards Dinas Head, a rugged coastline of towering cliffs and caves. Fishguard Bay is a place of natural beauty and tranquillity. The deep bay, surrounded by high cliffs, offers calm seas and natural protection from Pembrokeshire’s characteristic coastal winds and waves – the perfect place to go kayaking. We'll kit you out with toasty wetsuits and equipment to keep you warm happy and afloat. Then after a quick safety briefing, we'll hop on the kayaks (single and tandems available). Next a practice and a play before heading off around our sheltered coastline talking about local history and marine life. Paddling into the secluded bays and caves that can be found on the Pembrokeshire coast is a great experience not to be missed. All our tours are tailored to the group and the weather to maximise enjoyment. Great for couples and groups of friends. Your photo memories are free and included in the cost of the experience. The email that you add to your medical waiver is where your photos will be sent to. Hop on a sea kayaking tour with us and we’ll take you off the beaten track to hidden coastlines, beautiful sandy beaches, remote caves and wildlife utopias.

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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. 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 in a short space of time. It's a great balance between 'not to miss' sights and local gems. Start your trip with us and you won't be disappointed! Things to note - The route is mainly flat and easy. - London can be a busy & unpredictable. - The total distance is 7 miles / 11km. - Great for groups - Solo travellers welcome - Best way to start a trip
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 (sadly covered up), 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
Seven Sisters Luxury Boat Tour
1.5-hour "Join a group" boat cruise to the wonder of the world being the famous Seven Sisters Cliffs You will join a small group up too only 7 people on our beautiful 7m Mediterranean boat fully equipped with 1 x 200hp Engine, a sound system, swim platform and a fresh water shower. Our fully qualified skipper will take you on a journey through time along the stunning coastline hearing stories from the local area and its fascinating history of old Sussex smugglers that date back over 200 years ago, not to mention 2 of our tour guides are from a bloodline of the most famous smuggler to have ever lived. You will witness caves, beaches and cliffs used for smuggling goods and experience historical locations heavily used during the war and in the battle of Britain. You will have a chance to jump in the beautiful turquoise Sea or enjoy the sun, stunning surroundings, and breath-taking cliffs as you learn about its geological past. This is by far are best trip with a chance to also experience local dolphins, seals, rare kittiwake Colony and other bird life. Our luxury join a group boat tour offers a new and unique venue to the area to explore the landmarks by sea and dazzle everyone in attendance. We are not a full throttle experience we cruise, listen to music, stop, swim and talk about the area. Sometimes Indie the dog joins our boat trips, please let us know if this is a problem.
Oxford University Tour With Alumni
We will start with a whirlwind overview of Oxford as the central player in 1,000 years of British history, and giving guests an understanding of how the sprawling institution operates before embarking on the tour. Navigating down the windy alleyways we will get an insiders take on the little known viewing angles that bring across the drama of the world famous architecture in this city. With striking spires and imposing buildings, we will cover how these influenced Tolkien, C S Lewis, along with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. We will enter one of the oldest Colleges at Oxford, renowned for its beautiful gardens, before heading into one of the most famous Library's in the world - responsible for over 13 million books. Capping this off we will cover a Harry Potter film site, along with why the most powerful religious figure England has ever seen, was burnt alive in the centre of Oxford, on what is now such a nondescript part of road you could easily miss it. Please note: Colleges and the Library can shut without notice and currently they are available as of August 2021. If this changes on the day we will of course incorporate them - if we are not able to offer any access, we will offer up the option of a full refund.
Ultimate London Sightseeing Walking Tour
See the top sightseeing spots in London on this exciting small group walking tour. Starting in the City of London you’ll explore over 2000 years of London's history with sights including the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, Bank of England, Royal Exchange, Mansion House, Leadenhall Market and the Monument to the Great Fire of London. A short journey on the London Underground will then take you to Westminster to see and learn about famous landmarks and tourist attractions including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, London Eye, Houses of Parliament, St James's Palace and more! With a small group and a knowledgeable local London tour guide, the tour is made interactive through the use of photos to bring the stories of London to life in a relaxed atmosphere (no boring lectures!) allowing everyone to participate in the tour with questions, trivia, great photo opportunities and a whole lot of fun! Max. 18 per tour P.S. Book this tour and you'll get 10% off our Historic London Pub Tour :) Find out more about our Historic London Pub Tour here - https://www.airbnb.co.uk/experiences/3577409
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
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 in while in Soho. Experience London like a true local, in the company of a 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.
Paddle the Pembrokeshire coast!
A Kayak tour around the bay reveals an old stone fort built to protect the area from pirates and a variety of marine life. Where the harbour meets the open sea, paddlers are rewarded with views of the Pembrokeshire coast towards Dinas Head, a rugged coastline of towering cliffs and caves. Fishguard Bay is a place of natural beauty and tranquillity. The deep bay, surrounded by high cliffs, offers calm seas and natural protection from Pembrokeshire’s characteristic coastal winds and waves – the perfect place to go kayaking. We'll kit you out with toasty wetsuits and equipment to keep you warm happy and afloat. Then after a quick safety briefing, we'll hop on the kayaks (single and tandems available). Next a practice and a play before heading off around our sheltered coastline talking about local history and marine life. Paddling into the secluded bays and caves that can be found on the Pembrokeshire coast is a great experience not to be missed. All our tours are tailored to the group and the weather to maximise enjoyment. Great for couples and groups of friends. Your photo memories are free and included in the cost of the experience. The email that you add to your medical waiver is where your photos will be sent to. Hop on a sea kayaking tour with us and we’ll take you off the beaten track to hidden coastlines, beautiful sandy beaches, remote caves and wildlife utopias.
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
Kayaking Adventure to Old Harry Rocks
Our sea kayaking adventure in Studland bay is something pretty special. It marks the beginning of the Jurassic Coastline, a UNESCO World Heritage sight, for one, but for two, our patch of Dorset wild which also happens to be an iconic landmark Old Harry Rocks, that is filled to the brim in myth, magic and legend, with the tales of pirates and smugglers contributing to the history of our home which we happily share along the way. Old Harry Rocks is a beautiful and iconic sea kayaking destination, and the best way to explore this iconic landmark is from a sea Kayak, our hut on the shores of Middle beach is just a short paddle away. After an inital safety briefing you will join us and jump aboard the kayaks to explore Studland bay in Dorset before heading out to Old Harry Rocks. From here, you will be guided you to explore the sea caves, arches and stacks of this iconic landmark by kayak. We will have frequent stops to discuss this area of outstanding natural beauty and there will ample opportunity to learn about the eco system and geology along the way. These trips are run using double sit on top kayaks, please book in your family or social bubble groups as you will be sharing a kayak. If you are booking an uneven group number we have some single kayaks for this situation, if you want a single kayak please contact us and we can discuss other trips with you. Min age 12+
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 experiments with taste and textures. Monday nights will involve us enjoying the ambiance of live music and open mic with London's talented artists. 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!*
Escape to Oxford Walking Tours
From the Martyrs' Memorial, close to the north gate of the old city, we meander through the heart of Oxford, passing a number of historic buildings and university colleges, including the 1000 year-old Saxon Tower, the oldest building in Oxford and the finest example of Saxon architecture in England, Carfax, the magnificent Town Hall, Christ Church College and its beautiful Meadow, over ‘Dead Man’s Walk’ into medieval Merton Street where we cut through Logic Lane, past University College, the first of the 39 colleges that make up the University, into the Radcliffe Square, (one of the most sought after landmarks in the UK), view the magnificent Gothic architecture of University Church of St Mary the Virgin, meeting place of the university's first governing body, the Schools Quadrangle, heart of the world-renowned Bodleian Library and seat of the 15th century Divinity School. We pass the Sheldonian Theatre, Christopher Wren’s first major architectural project and the first purpose-built public museum in the Western world into Broad Street. Our guides are well versed in the history of Oxford and the University from the founding of the city over 1000 years ago to the beginnings of the University in the 13th century, through the industrial revolution to the present day. Where possible will escort our guests into university and college buildings. Private tours available on request.
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!
London classic iconic Photography
Customers will experience a complete photography trip in London. Customers will travel through famous attractions in central London such as Big Ben, London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Red Telephone boot, London Buses, etc. and will take a series of unforgettable photos for everyone. Whether you are alone or as a couple, I will guide you through the whole process and give you a brand new experience. Don't worry, I will make your experience easier. This experience can give everyone the feeling of being a model in London. We'll explore the LONDON EYE, BIGBEN, WESTMINSTER ABBY, RED TELEPHONE BOOT, LONDOB BUSES neighborhood and a few secret spots that will surprise you! We'll stroll through the city center, exploring narrow streets, hidden squares and picture-perfect spots, You'll learn peculiar stories about the city. I'll share with you many tricks that will make shooting easy, fun and creative, You will be entertained and you'll get through the local atmosphere in a truly unique way. Plus, you'll create family memories that will last forever! I will give you all the unedited photos (24h) 15 edited pictures will be given to you within 7 days If you have special day time and other requirements, please send me a private message before booking
Oxford University Walking Tour Led By University Alumni
In just an hour walk through pivotal moments of human history: from petty and outlandish rivalries to architectural masterpieces with confusing names. See the lamp-post which inspired Narnia and the architecture which has inspired His Dark Materials. Visit the meadows where C.S. Lewis first recounted the story of Alice in Wonderland. Marvel at some of the world’s greatest examples of Gothic and Baroque architecture. Inspiring, baffling, and downright outrageous: Oxford is a city full of stories waiting to be told. Oxford is nothing without its students, and it’s the students who make our walking tours so special. All our tour guides are either graduates of or current students at the University of Oxford who combine their personal experiences of the city with their deep passion for its history, architecture, and stories to provide a one-of-a-kind tour. Combining a deep passion for the city’s history and architecture with the knowledge you hear all about what the students really get up to – from BOPS to secret societies and which all-night library permits outside snacks. Which college is the poshest one, and which is the oldest? Which one has traditions designed only to mock the traditions of other colleges? As well as hearing it all from the horse’s mouth, you get to see inside colleges, with highlights including the beautiful Jesus college gardens. This is the real Oxford.
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