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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.

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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 (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
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
Soho Music & Historic Pubs Tour
Experience hidden pubs, great beer and truly unique photo locations, as we discover the 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, where Jimi Hendrix partied hard and even a pub where The Who got banned for life! We'll explore Soho's hidden locations, with the help of four iconic Historic Pubs, 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 where Mozart lived and played - 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 partying in Soho. So, 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.
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.
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.

What London has to offer

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!
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.
London's Ultimate Harry Potter Tour
Want to see London's biggest Harry Potter sights in under two hours, learn little-known HP facts, AND test your HP knowledge at the same time? Then this tour is for you. *NEW for Spring: groups of four or more get 20% off* We'll start out with a bit of Harry Potter trivia at the iconic Millennium Bridge. We'll then visit one of London's most-famous markets to prepare ourselves for a mind-blowing session of magic and wizardry. They may not sell Skiving Snackboxes or Fizzing Whizbees, but these markets make food to rival that of Hogwart's House-elves. Next, we'll lead you through London's famous and lesser-known streets to see a host of magical sights from the books & films, including the Ministry of Magic, Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade. Finally, we'll visit the site of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and explore the MinaLima gallery and shop, which contains REAL props from the HP films. And best of all? There will be quick-fire questions all throughout the tour for hardcore HP fans. Could you win the Goblet of Fire? Other things to note: Please bring a topped up Oyster card as we will be taking one short tube journey. Please also wear suitable shoes and come prepared for the weather! Our inclusive, small tour sizes (group max of 10 people) provide the perfect experience for Potterheads, groups and families exploring London this Winter!
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!
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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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
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
Afternoon Tea on a 1960s London Bus
We'll take you round Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street and more. The London sightseeing tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. You can choose your dietary requirement: Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Halal, Vegan and Gluten Free* (*may contain traces), if you would like any of these special menu please mention it upon booking or feel free to call us 02030261188. Unfortunately, we are unable to cater for: nut-free, peanut-free, combination of dairy & gluten-free, combination of vegan & gluten-free and Coeliacs. As a special treat, this AirBnB experience will include a complimentary glass of Bubbly! Departure time: - Victoria Coach Station (Gate 0 INSIDE THE STATION - check on the TV screen): 12:00, 14:30, 17:00 Other things to note Children under 5 are not permitted There are no toilets on board Arrive 15 min before The bus will be leaving on time as we cannot wait, please contact us (02030261188) if you think to be late
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!*
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

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Things to do near Greenwich

253 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
Join the first Crepe Party Club in London
This is a 2-hour introduction class to the beautiful world of Crêpes. What we will do in this 2-hour workshop includes: • Ice Breaker • Galette and crêpe batter preparation • Game Time • Making your first crêpes on a billig (crepe marker in English) • Prep of Savoury fillings and degustation • Prep of Sweet fillings and degustation • Ultimate Crêpe Challenge The cooking classes with @kunda_crepe will be provided in ENGLISH and in FRENCH. But, no worries, it's designed to be for everyone but especially anyone happy to learn some basic French words. We call this method 'learn French by cooking' and fortunately it has been successfully approved by the previous guests. If however, you wish to do the class fully in English or French, please let us know.
Leatherworking with a Master Craftsman
Step into a magical studio and learn one of the oldest crafts known to mankind! Craft your own professionally finished leather goods using the same premium leather, tools and techniques used in my work. You will leave with leather goods as made by you and personalised with your initials or a message - the ultimate souvenir to remember your trip to London! Whether you are leather curious or a serial hobbyist - this workshop will make a leather lover out of you! We start by discussing my journey from lawyer to professional craftsman followed by a talk on the history of leather and its historical trade in London. We also have a comprehensive overview of tanning and current views on sustainability, ethics and welfare. You have a choice of items you can select from (please see photos). These have been cleverly designed with a modern minimal aesthetic and are suitable for all abilities, ages and genders. You will work on the chosen project(s) with individual attention given throughout the class and we will finish by packing the item to take home or to give as a gift. During this workshop you will learn: - Working with professional patterns - Cutting leather accurately - Punching holes (guests love hammering!) - Shaping leather - Use a professional heated tool - Burnishing leather - Using brass fittings
茶道 Authentic Chinese Tea Ceremony with Tea Master
Have you ever tried tea which is worth £3000 per 500g? Have you experienced an authentic ChaDao (茶道|Chinese Tea Ceremony) with a tea master in a private zen style tea room which has views of London’s skyline? Do you know the techniques needed to optimally extract flavour and nutrition while brewing tea.? If not, this is definitely the opportunity for you to explore. Part 1: This experience will start from sharing the cultural side and design concept of the authentic ChaDao by Judy, a second generation tea master from China. Part 2: Then it is tea time. You will get a chance to taste 3 types of premium tea from Judy’s exclusive tea collection, of course including the £3000 one. During tea time, Judy will demonstrate multiple authentic tea ceremonies based on the type of tea served. You will also be able to practise one type of ChaDao with the guidance from Judy. All tea sets are provided. Trust me, this will be an unforgettable moment in your life. Part 3: 雅集 (“Yaji”) time. Yaji means friends gathering together for a cup of tea peacefully. Judy will introduce Guzheng to you. Guzheng is a traditional instrument, which was invented in China 2700 years ago. Playing Guzheng is an important part of Yaji. Judy will end this mindfulness Yaji with playing one of her favorite Guzheng pieces. You definitely do not want to miss this part!
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

72 locals recommend

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
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
Soho Music & Historic Pubs Tour
Experience hidden pubs, great beer and truly unique photo locations, as we discover the 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, where Jimi Hendrix partied hard and even a pub where The Who got banned for life! We'll explore Soho's hidden locations, with the help of four iconic Historic Pubs, 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 where Mozart lived and played - 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 partying in Soho. So, 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.
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.

Things to do near Brick Lane

337 locals recommend

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
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.
Afternoon Tea on a 1960s London Bus
We'll take you round Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street and more. The London sightseeing tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. You can choose your dietary requirement: Vegetarian, Pescetarian, Halal, Vegan and Gluten Free* (*may contain traces), if you would like any of these special menu please mention it upon booking or feel free to call us 02030261188. Unfortunately, we are unable to cater for: nut-free, peanut-free, combination of dairy & gluten-free, combination of vegan & gluten-free and Coeliacs. As a special treat, this AirBnB experience will include a complimentary glass of Bubbly! Departure time: - Victoria Coach Station (Gate 0 INSIDE THE STATION - check on the TV screen): 12:00, 14:30, 17:00 Other things to note Children under 5 are not permitted There are no toilets on board Arrive 15 min before The bus will be leaving on time as we cannot wait, please contact us (02030261188) if you think to be late
Royal High Tea at Kensington Palace
Experience the original Royal English Tea with traditional sandwiches, cakes & scones on the grounds of Kensington Palace. First, we will have a leisurely stroll around Kensington Gardens and learn of the part Hyde Park played in London’s development. We will see the beautiful gardens Prince Albert created for his wife Queen Victoria and take in the spectacular views as we approach the Palace where Prince Harry and William grew up. The best setting to discover the new Diana's bronze statue. We will then experience the full splendor of High Tea in a breathtaking landmark and give you personal insights into our royal family and the fascinating history of our national drink and the ceremony of afternoon tea. Gratuities are entirely discretionary. The High Tea does not include any alcohol but a drinks menu is available when you visit for a supplementary cost. Please contact for Private, Corporate & Large Group Bookings or if dates are not available. Great for groups, group activity, group tour. Other things to note This High Tea does not include alcohol, Any upgrade is available. Please speak to your guide prior to the tour about your allergies or food intolerances or send us a message Please be advised that the food on the tour is not prepared by us and The Caterer offers Vegan and Gluten-Free options. "great for teams", "great for team-building", "great for groups"
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!

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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