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5 Days 4 Nights London Tour

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Seeking a memorable short trip to London? Look no further! Explore renowned London tourist attractions with a 5-days 4 night London tour. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich history and iconic landmarks, making the most of every moment. Let us curate an unforgettable London adventure just for you!

About the Tour

The 5 days 4 nights London tour is for those, who are coming to London for the first time and want to see all the best and iconic tourist places in a short time. Honestly, 5 days are not enough, but we have made sure that you see the city the best of the city in the 5 days. In case you want to extend your stay you can always do so. We have covered iconic places like the Tower of London, St Pauls Cathedral, Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, Stonehenge, city of Bath to name a few.

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westminster abbey and big ben
Westminster Abbey and Big Ben

5 Days 4 Nights London Tour Itinerary

The tour starts and ends in London, so you get the chance to enjoy the most of the city and also, travel and book hassle-free flights to your country of origin. Discover London and three other captivating tourist spots in England on this exciting journey.

Day 1 – Welcome to London

We will pick you up from the airport and take you straight to your hotel. Depending on the time you arrive in London, you will have the time to rest and freshen up. You may choose to go out for dinner or enjoy lunch/dinner at your 4/5 hotel.

Day 2 – Discover London

Experience the wonders of London on a guided tour with a specialist guide. Embark on a day filled with exclusive early entry to Westminster Abbey. Marvel at the Gothic architecture of this masterpiece before the hustle and bustle of the crowds. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, delve into the abbey’s storied past, replete with royal weddings, coronations, and illustrious funerals.

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From there, traverse St. James’s Park on foot, going to Wellington Barracks near Buckingham Palace. Witness the changing of the guard, an age-old ceremony where the new guard prepares to take over from their predecessors. Additionally, partake in the changing of the Queen’s Life Guard. These captivating displays of tradition and precision glimpse the prestigious world of British ceremonial pageantry.

buckingham palace
Buckingham Palace

Continue your tour as you arrive at Trafalgar Square, a historic hub steeped in British naval history. Under the watchful gaze of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, your guide will regale you with tales of maritime triumphs and the significance of this renowned square. Uncover hidden gems scattered around the vicinity, including a world record holder, adding an element of surprise to your exploration.

After a delightful lunch break, the tour resumes with a leisurely cruise along the scenic River Thames, offering vistas of London’s skyline. The final destination of the day is the Tower of London. With your skip-the-line ticket, bypass the visitors and gain expedited access to witness the awe-inspiring Crown Jewels. Your guide will narrate captivating stories and unveil the secrets that have made the Tower of London a captivating historical landmark.

tower of london
Tower of London

Conclude your day of discovery with a sense of fulfilment, having experienced the best of London’s architectural splendour, traditions, and treasures. Afterwards, unwind and rejuvenate with an overnight stay in your hotel or go out to explore London nightlife.

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Day 3 – Explore London at your own Pace with Optional Tours

Day 3 will be more like a leisure day where you will have the opportunity to explore London on your own. Enhance your understanding of London’s history and charm with additional tours. Consider visiting Leeds Castle, Canterbury, and Dover for a journey through time. Take a sunset cruise on the Thames River for a magical experience—delight in Stratford-upon-Avon, Cotswolds, and Warwick Castle to uncover literary and medieval marvels. Don’t miss the chance to venture beyond London to Cambridge, Oxford, or Manchester, each offering unique attractions worth exploring. For more details on these complementary tours, consult our list. Enjoy your overnight stay in London, eager to embrace new adventures.

thames river and o2 arena aerial view
Thames River and O2 Arena Aerial View

Day 4 – Visit  – Windsor Castle, Stonehenge & City of Bath

Get ready for a truly magnificent and unforgettable day that will leave you in awe of England’s rich history and breathtaking landmarks. On the 4th day of the tour, you will be exploring 3 destinations i.e. Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and the City of Bath. Check out the map below for the destinations covered on this day.

Windsor Castle

Start your journey by reaching the meeting point, and soon you’ll be comfortably cruising out of London. Your first stop is the historic Windsor Castle, majestically perched on a lush wooded hill overlooking the serene Thames. Dating back to Norman times, this weekend retreat has been a favourite of many kings. Admire the picturesque landscaped gardens and the iconic Round Tower. Step inside the lavish State Apartments, adorned with priceless artworks by the likes of Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci. Pay a visit to St. George’s Chapel, a poignant resting place for former monarchs, including the illustrious Henry VIII. Don’t miss the chance to marvel at Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, an incredible miniature structure complete with working lifts, running water, electricity, and even tiny wine bottles!

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Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle

Stonehenge

Next, embark on a journey to the enigmatic Stonehenge, a marvel lost in the mists of time. The true purpose of this ancient wonder remains a mystery—was it a temple for sun worship, a healing sanctuary, a burial site, or a colossal calendar? Gaze at the awe-inspiring stones and ponder how our ancestors transported and constructed them with ancient tools, leaving us in awe of their ingenuity.

stonehenge
Stonehenge

City of Bath

Continuing on, arrive at the beautiful city of Bath, proudly standing on the slopes of the River Avon. Bath holds the prestigious title of England’s first UNESCO World Heritage site. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the 15th-century Bath Abbey and the captivating Georgian architecture that graces the city. Feast your eyes on the romantic Pulteney Bridge, reminiscent of Florence’s Ponte Vecchio. No visit to Bath is complete without exploring the famous Roman Baths, the source of the city’s name. Witness the torch-lighting ceremony at dusk (except in summer) and savour the healing waters in the stunning neo-classical Pump Room.

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city of bath
City of Bath

After an enthralling day of exploration, return to London for an overnight stay, cherishing the memories of this magnificent journey forever.

Day 5 – Departure Day

As your Departure Day dawns, we offer an independent departure transfer for a seamless journey to the airport or your next destination. If you desire more time in London’s embrace, feel free to extend your stay by booking extra nights. Embrace this choice to further explore the city’s allure, culture, and history. Whatever you decide, we’re here to ensure your trip ends on a high note. Safe travels!

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What’s included in the 5 Days 4 nights London Tour

Accommodation

Indulge in a 4-night stay at exceptional 4-star hotels in London, such as The Tower Hotel, Pestana Chelsea Bridge, Blakemore Hyde Park, or Royal National Hotel. These luxurious accommodations promise a comfortable and memorable experience. Please note, in the unlikely event that any hotel is unavailable, we will ensure a similar standard of excellence for your stay. Relax and relish your London sojourn at these marvellous establishments.

Tour Guide Included

Tour London with ease as a knowledgeable tour guide accompanies you throughout your journey.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Your well-being is our utmost priority. We strictly adhere to the latest COVID-19 legislation, continuously updating safety measures in response to the epidemiological situation. With comprehensive social distancing, hygiene, and sanitation protocols in place, you can explore with confidence, knowing your comfort and health are safeguarded throughout the tour.

Additional Services

  • Enjoy a 4-night stay in a splendid London hotel.
  • Fixed Departure – Immerse yourself in a full-day London tour.
  • Fixed Departure – Embark on a coach tour to Windsor Castle, Bath, and Stonehenge, delving into history and breathtaking sights.

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What’s Not Included in the 5 Days 4 nights London Tour

  • Flights – Please note that international flights from your country are not included in our package.
  • Insurance not include
  • Meals not included
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Optional tours
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Hotel pick up and drop off for excursions
  • City Tax

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Cancellation Policy

We understand these are uncertain times and want to make sure you feel confident about your options if your plans change. If there’s no other option than to cancel, we’d like to make sure you’re aware of the potential fees involved. The overview below shows this tour’s cancellation fees depending on how far ahead of the departure date you cancel.

Up to 60 days before departure – You forfeit 25% of the tour cost

59Days – 59 days before departure – You forfeit 100% of the tour cost

Bar Hopping in Central London

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Party into the early hours at bars and clubs of London’s west end. Enjoy the city’s fabulous nightlife even on a budget. The tour offers free skip-the-line entry to five bars and nightclubs, five free shots, and exclusive drink discounts all night long from the participating bars and clubs. Bar hopping in Central London is an exceptional value and a great choice for single travellers or couples wanting to meet like-minded party-goers and enjoy through the night. And guess what? There is a professional photographer available to capture all the fun moments of the night.

Bar Hoppers enjoying the Night out in London
Bar Hoppers enjoying the Night out in London

The tour is for everyone only condition is that you need to be above the age of 18 and should have a valid ID card when entering the venues with the tour host. The best part about Bar Hopping in Central London is that you get to party all night long with your friends you bring or with new friends you make. 5 free drinks and then on top of that you get discounted drinks from all the venues. So what are you waiting for? come experience the nightlife of London with the Bar Hopping in Central London tour.

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Highlights of the Bar Hopping in Central London Tour

  • Bar hopping of London’s west-end (Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, and Soho) bars and nightclubs with a tour guide
  • Skip the line into five of the city’s hotspots, with five free shots and discounted drinks
  • Meet locals party goers and fellow travellers as you barhop
  • A professional photographer will be on hand to capture the night
  • All entrance fees included in the tour
5 free Drink shots at Bar hopping tour in Central London
5 free Drink shots at Bar hopping tour in Central London

What’s included and not included in the Bar Hopping in Central London tour

Included:

  • 5 free shots
  • Drink discounts all night
  • Photos by a professional photographer throughout the night
  • Free entry to the partnered 5 bars and clubs
  • Amazing hosts and

Not Included:

  • Additional Drinks
  • Cloakroom use

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Bar Hoppers enjoying on the dance floor
Bar Hoppers enjoying on the dance floor

Meetup and Pickup point for the Bar Hopping in Central London

Your tour guide will meet you at “Bar Rumba” which is located at 36 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7EP, United Kingdom. Check out the Google map below to plan your travel to Bar Rumba.

Once you have reached Bar Rumba, Your guide will meet you inside the bar. They will be wearing orange lanyards and may also have a drink in their hand 😉

Meetup Time

On the day of your fun-filled Bar Hopping in Central London,  You have to reach Bar Rumba by 7.30 to 8.30 pm maximum. The tour will also end at the same venue.

How to reach the meet-up point at Rumba

Tube Station – Rumba is in the heart of Central London, the nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus. You can plan your travel to Piccadilly Circus station from the TFL.gov website.

Bus Service – There are frequent bus services available as well and the closest bus station to Rumba is

Car Parking – Car Parking is very tricky in central London, and we recommend you use public transport. In case you still want to travel by car to Rumba, you will have to find the closest car park on the Saba website which has done partnership with TFL.

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Bar Hoppers will get Drinks discounts in all the participating bars and clubs
Bar Hoppers will get Drinks discounts in all the participating bars and clubs

Some Important Information about the Bar Hopping in Central London tour

  • Tour Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • All bar hoppers/customers must be 18 plus years of age
  • Dress Code – The dress code is smart-casual; no sportswear, joggers, or flip-flops. Fancy dress is generally allowed as long as it is not offensive or obtrusive in the venue.
  • A physical, valid ID is required (driver’s license or passport). No photos/copies will be accepted.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation – The nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus.
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • There are no fixed bars and clubs. The venues vary depending on restrictions and partnerships. However, we select the best venues to make sure the best night out possible for our customers.
  • Currently Friday & Saturday on our Central Bar Crawl London is only 4 venues, due to ongoing restrictions in place at certain venues. This can change at the time of booking.

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Bar Hoppers hopping to the next bar with the host
Bar Hoppers hopping to the next bar with the host

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the Bar Hopping in Central London tour starts time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the Bar Hopping in Central London tour starts time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the Bar Hopping in Central London tour start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the tour’s local time.

Panoramic London Tour in a Classic Mini Cooper

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Explore London with your own private driver-guide who shows you around the city in a restored classic Mini Cooper. During your two-hour tour, your driver-tour guide shows you both the top attractions including St Paul’s Cathedral church, Houses of Parliament (also known as Palace of Westminster) and Big Ben and lesser-known places such as Borough Market — the oldest food market in London. Get an insider’s take on the best places to visit in London and enjoy the fun of seeing the city in your own private car.

Classic Mini Coopers Convoy passing through the Mall road London
Classic Mini Coopers Convoy passing through the Mall Road London

Highlights of the Tour

  • Private two-hour London tour by Classic Mini Cooper
  • Enjoy London sights in a comfortable and stylish Mini Cooper with a rooftop open.
  • Enjoy a personalized look at places in London that most visitors don’t encounter
  • Take photos of iconic locations such as St Paul’s Cathedral Church, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the Shard while your way around the city.
  • Duration of the Tour – Approx. 2 hours.

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What’s Included in the Panoramic London Tour in a Classic Mini Cooper

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour guide
  • Private transportation in a classy restored Mini Cooper
mini coopers convoy linedup outside london hotel
Mini Coopers convoy lined up outside London Hotel

Meeting And Pickup point

There are two options available. You can head directly to the meeting point or request pickup. In case you do not request a hotel pickup, you will be collected from The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell. The exact meeting point and Google map are given below:

The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

49-50 St John’s Sq,

London EC1V 4JJ, UK

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How to reach The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

Underground Tube

You can reach The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell by taking an underground tube. The closest station is Farringdon station. You can plan your journey to reach here by going on the TFL website. There are three lines operational on this station which are:

  • The Circle Line
  • Hammersmith & City Line
  • Metropolitan Line

Bus

You also can reach the Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell by bus. The closest bus station is on St John Street and the stop number is “J”. You can plan your journey to reach here by going on the TFL website.

Tour Endpoint

This tour ends back at the meeting point either at your hotel or at the Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell depending on the choice you have made while booking the tour.

Pickup details

Anywhere in Zone 1, central London

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classic mini cooper in front of Tower Bridge
Classic Mini Cooper in front of Tower Bridge

What To Expect from  Panoramic London Tour in a Classic Mini Cooper

St. Paul’s Cathedral (Pass By)

See the most famous cathedral in London

Houses of Parliament (Pass By)

Discover where the centre of our government forms

Borough Market

Explore the 1000-year-old organic food market

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Covent Garden

See the hidden back streets of Covent Garden and Seven Dials and learn about the Bow Street runners

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Leake Street Arches

Try your hand at graffiti on the famous Banksy walls

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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Additional Information for the London Tour in a Classic Mini Cooper

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of three people per booking
  • Service animals allowed Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • If your group consists of more than three people then you will travel in multiple cars
  • Only wheelchair accessible if two passengers are travelling per car
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Check out the video from the owner of SmallCar BIGCITY Robert Welch who runs this tour.

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Christmas Lights Tour by Open Top Vintage Bus

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Step onto a charming Christmas Lights Tour by Open Top Vintage Bus, festooned with holiday decorations, and enjoy a distinctive view of London’s landmarks and festive lights. The Christmas Lights Tour by Open Top Vintage Bus promises a truly spectacular experience, making it an essential highlight of the festive season in London. Don’t overlook this remarkable opportunity to witness the city adorned in holiday splendour from the comfort of this classic bus. It’s an unforgettable journey, providing a unique and enchanting way to embrace the magic of Christmas in the bustling heart of London.

Christmas Lights Tour by Bus highlights

  • Enjoy the magnificent Christmas lights of London aboard an open-top bus
  • Admire the lights of Oxford Street and the window displays at Harrods
  • Listen to an amusing commentary that brings London to life by our expert London tour guide

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Christmas Lights in London

Every year, starting from November, London adorns itself with beautiful Christmas lights, and this year will be no exception. You can graciously glide around the ice rinks, get lost in the festive markets, and admire the light displays throughout the streets of London. It’s a fantastic time of the year which no one should miss by sitting at home. The weather should not deter you from going out. For London tourists, viewing this spectacle of Christmas lights in beautifully decorated London is a sheer treat.

Vintage Routemaster Bus

Experience London during the most beautiful time of the year aboard an original 1960s Routemaster bus. These buses, which operated from 1956 to 1968, were a public sensation; however, they had to be taken off the road due to non-compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act of 1995. Despite this, around 1,230 buses are still operational privately and have been modified with public safety in mind. Surely, you wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to ride on a classic British icon and witness the Christmas lights from the vantage point of this iconic bus’s rooftop.

Your Vintage Bus Tour Guide

Your English-speaking tour guide will welcome you and take you to your preferred seat. And once everyone is boarded, the tour will start. Listen to the interesting commentary from the guide as they show you the best of the city’s Christmas lights and decorations. Journey along a specially designed route with your tour guide who will crack the impression of the British tight upper lip and have you and your small group laughing across the capital.

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Bus Tour Route

Get in the spirit and witness the finest seasonal decorations. Take up to 75 minutes immersing yourself in the iconic and astounding landmarks of London, all adorned in festive sparkle. Explore the shop windows of Oxford Street, pass by the renowned Harrods department store, and much more. While strolling around, you might miss some of the London Christmas lights, but on this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to view them all from the top of the bus, with spectacular views exclusively for you to behold and for your cameras to capture.

What’s included in the Tour

  • Live English-speaking tour guide
  • Transport by Vintage Bus/Coach
  • Food and drinks (not included)

Meeting point for the Vintage bus Christmas lights tour

The designated meeting location may differ based on the selected booking option.

Meeting Point Option 1: Victoria Departure

Please see the Google Maps below for you to plan your travel to the meeting point:

Meeting Point Option 2: Victoria Departure

Start your tour at the Golden Tours tourist bus stop. Look out for Jubilee Park and Garden on Belvedere Road, which is opposite the London Eye. There you will see Golden Tours’ blue buses.

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Important Information regarding your tour

  • Seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Please be prepared for bad weather conditions

If you’re in search of an exclusive London Christmas lights experience, consider our Traditional Private Black Cab Tour, featuring a personalized journey through the enchanting Christmas lights of London. Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with this private tour, ensuring a unique and memorable exploration of the city’s holiday charm.

 

Birthday Celebration Dinner Cruise on the Thames River

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We all gathered in London to celebrate my dad’s birthday celebration dinner cruise on the Thames River this July 2022. We heard a lot about it and wanted to celebrate this occasion on the Thames River cruise. It is a fantastic place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries etc. I booked the tickets for 6 of us from Viator which was the London Dinner cruise on the Thames River. My wife and I travelled from Tallinn, Estonia and my mom, brother and his wife travelled from New Delhi, India.

It was a special occasion, as it is very rare that we are able to gather all in London after so long. Especially due to Covid restrictions lasting 2 years. It has been a rough time for friends and family to gather. So here we are at the Westminster Pier sharp by 6.30 pm. Even though our cruise will start by 7 pm. We wanted to make sure that we reach in time and in case of any issues with finding the cruise we have ample time to go to the right place.

Dinner Cruise Starting Point

We had to reach the departure point which was: Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK. See the map below.

At the entry which was the boarding point gate, we walked along and were greeted by the ticket checker. we had our London Dinner cruise on the Thames River in hand. Also, Viator sent us a mail where we can add the ticket to the Apple wallet as well.

Dinner cruise starting point
Dinner Cruise Starting Point

We waited in the waiting area to post our ticket check. And we were called to get inside the cruise in like another 10 minutes or so. I was super excited to see the Thames River, Lastminute.com London Eye, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. We were asked to queue and we entered the cruise and were given a table for six next to the window. The fantastic view around, while the cruise was a little wobbly.

4 Course Meal Experience at Dinner Cruise

We sat for a while and the background music started playing. The cruise was moving along and we crossed London Eye, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Tower Bridge, and Canary Wark. While enjoying the London city views. The Food service started and we were first served some drinks. We had the option of having alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. By default, they were serving Sparkling wine.

Bread, butter and Salad for Starters

we were served Bread, butter, and Salad, as we opted for the vegetarian option when we were booking for the cruise. Just want to highlight that please do make sure that when you are doing your booking, please share your food choice i.e. vegetarian, non-vegetarian and any allergies in advance. When you are placing your booking you will be asked about your food preferences.

salad and bread with welcome drink for starters
salad and bread with a welcome drink for starters

Vegetarian Artichokes Lasagne for the main course

had Lasagne Of Artichokes, Spinach And Sauté Of Mixed Mushrooms, and Goats Cheese (V), Served With Seasonal Vegetables. The meal was delicious and was enough for one person. We ordered some wine. It was overall a good combination of food and drink.

lasagne of artichokes at Thames river dinner cruise
lasagne of artichokes at Thames River dinner cruise

Chocolate Truffle cake for Dessert

Finally, we reached the dessert and we got white, Dark And Milk Chocolate Truffle Cake (V) Served With A Raspberry Coulis. The dessert was too big for my wife, so we said we want only one. And my mother knowing diabetic, asked for tea for her instead.

After dessert, we all had the option of coffee, or tea as a palate cleanser.

I wished we had a cake as well, would have been awesome to cut it on the cruise, but we completely forgot about it. Anyways, overall the meal was delicious and all six of us enjoyed it.

Chocolate Truffle Cake at Thame Dinner Cruise
Chocolate Truffle Cake at Thame Dinner Cruise

Live performance at the Cruise

There was nice celebration-related music all the time in the background. After our meals, there was a live performance and the anchor was asking everyone to share the reason for their visit to come to the dinner cruise today. The majority of the people were celebrating their birthdays or anniversaries. The anchor came to us and asked us as well, we shared it was our dad’s birthday. So everyone gave a round of applause and wished him a happy birthday.

Live performance at the Cruise
Live performance at the Cruise

The whole cruise was full of positive vibes and everyone enjoyed it. We all started dancing later and took loads of pictures of all of London’s iconic buildings. As the festive time of the year is approaching you can also book the Christmas Dinner Party Cruise to have fantastic Christmas celebrations with your friends, office colleagues and family.

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From Westminster Pier to HMS Belfast and Back

The cruise started from Westminster Pier and we were taken through beautiful London Icons like:

  • Westminster Pier
  • London Eye
  • Shakespeare Globe Theatre
  • Tower Bridge
  • Canary Warf
  • Tower of London
  • The Shard
  • Sea Life London Aquarium
  • St Pauls Cathedral
  • HMS Belfast
  • Canary Wark
  • Cutty Sark
  • O2 Arena
  • Old Royal Naval College

Overall Experience at Thames River Dinner Cruise

It was a fantastic place to celebrate a birthday or any occasion you want to make it special. We enjoyed the food, live music, and ambience set on the cruise. The duration of the cruise is less than 3 hours or so. It is a perfect place for any celebration. We enjoyed our time and at the end of the day when you have your family the time always becomes enjoyable and amazing.

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The Shard Entry Ticket

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Regularly voted as one of London’s greatest tourist attractions offering the best views of the city from the top of London’s tallest skyscraper The Shard. Visit The View from The Shard and celebrate London with breath-taking 360° panoramic views day and night. You surely don’t want to miss the spectacular Hawkeye view of the city.

Admire the sprawling metropolis of London from the 72nd floor of one of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the city from the inside or, if you’re feeling brave, venture outside onto Western Europe’s highest viewing platform.

The Shard Entry Ticket Highlights

  • Step out onto Western Europe’s highest viewing platform, on the 72nd floor of The Shard
  • Enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view of London from 800 feet above
  • Learn about London’s history through multimedia exhibits
  • Explore The Shard at your own pace – there are no time restrictions on your ticket

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The Shard Experience

Watch the streets of London fall away as you climb to Western Europe’s tallest viewing platform on the 72nd floor of The Shard. With a flexible ticket, spend as much time as you like enjoying panoramic views of the city, with visibility of up to 40 miles. Test your limits and step outside onto the open viewing platform on the 72nd floor, or admire the views from inside. Learn about London’s history through multimedia displays and exhibits, or sit back and enjoy the view from the champagne bar.

The Shard redefines London’s skyline and will soon be a dynamic symbol of the city, recognizable throughout the world. The unique building features a sculpted design of glass facets that incline inward without meeting at the top to allow the building to breathe naturally. Sneak a glance upward at the points of glass that form the top of the building, which reaches a height of 1,016 feet (310 meters). Finish up your journey in the boutique, where you can purchase a souvenir photograph.

About the Shard Entry ticket

  • Free cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

  • Covid-19 precautions

Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.

  • Reserve now & pay later

Keep your travel plans flexible—book your spot and pay nothing today. Learn more

  • Valid 1 day

Check availability to see starting times.

  • Skip the ticket line

What’s Included in the Shard Entry Ticket:

  • Ticket to the attraction
  • Souvenir photograph – available for purchase, for an additional cost

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 Important information to know before you go

  • Since this activity sells out quickly on Saturdays and Sundays you are strongly encouraged to exchange your voucher early on these days of the week to claim your preferred time. Otherwise, you may not be able to visit The Shard on your chosen day
  • With this flexible ticket, you spend as long as you like admiring the Shard’s breath-taking views and can change the day of your booking at no additional cost (subject to availability)
  • Entry times vary depending on the day
  • Infants under the age of 3 do not require a ticket

Meeting point:

Address: London Bridge, London. The entrance to the attraction is on Joiner Street, next to the London Bridge Underground station.

Need help with planning your travel to the Shard? Check out our Geeting Around London page for you to reach The Shard in time.

To help you plan your travel to the Shard, please check out the Google map below as well:

Traditional Private Black Cab Tour of London’s Christmas Lights

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See London’s Christmas lights in style on this Traditional private black cab tour. Cruise past top London sights and jump out for a stroll down the city’s bustling shopping streets. Feast on glitzy illuminations, twinkling lights, and extravagantly decorated shop windows in upmarket neighbourhoods such as Belgravia and Chelsea, and see the iconic Oxford Street Christmas light displays. Keep your cameras ready to exhibit the best Christmas lights in town. Receive undivided attention from your tour guide on this private tour.

Highlights of the Traditional Black Cab Tour:

  • Black taxi tour of London’s Christmas illuminations.
  • Stop to look at the must-see Oxford Street Christmas lights and walk to Regent Street
  • Take a walk through the swanky neighbourhoods of Chelsea and Belgravia to see their festivities
  • See top London attractions lit up in a festive glow: Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London
  • Learn about the history of the Christmas lights in London from your expert driver-guide
  • End your tour at your central hotel or the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

What’s Included in the Tour:

  • Transport in a private taxi (up to 6 people) (Included)
  • Professional guide (Included)
  • Hotel pickup (Included)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified (Not Included)
  • Gratuities (Not Included)

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What to Expect During the tour

Greet your private driver at your central London hotel, and then hop inside the back of a classic black cab. Relax into the taxi’s cushioned seats and gaze out of the window as you travel down streets lined with twinkling Christmas decorations.

Cruise through areas like Mayfair, Chelsea, Belgravia, and Kensington, whose upmarket boutiques boast some of the capital’s most iconic annual Christmas window displays, and pass top London attractions including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, and the Tower of London.

Continue to Regent Street and Oxford Street, and hop out of the cab to soak up the festive atmosphere and get an up-close look at the shop windows and lights. Your tour will then conclude either back at your hotel or at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, where you can ice skate, try out the rides, and sip mulled wine (all at your own expense)—it’s up to you, whatever you fancy. You surely don’t want to miss out on this amazing Traditional Black Cab Tour of London’s Christmas Lights.

london black cab tour
London Black Cab Tour

Tour Itinerary

Stop At:   London – Welcome to the happiest, funniest, festive, family fun tour in London EVER. See the sights of London and marvel at the Christmas Lights all in one tour. It has it all, for the young, old and everyone in between Father Christmas wants to show you London but it is his busiest time of the year so he has got some help. As he is a very busy man Santa has engaged the help of some of London’s Cheeky Cockney Cabbies to help him.

Your driver /guide will show you the Christmas lights of London. Driving in your own private London Taxi, through the streets. Your guide will not only show you the lights but will show you the sights of London such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and a lot more besides. Marvel at the wonderful festive street lighting decorations.

Photo stops are plentiful throughout the tour. Family fun is the order of the day. So for real festive family fun, from start to finish, look no further, we will not disappoint. Book Today!

Duration: 3 hours (Approx.)

Tour Start time: The tour starts at 4 PM and the last one for the day is at 10 pm.

Offered In:  English Language

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Additional Info about the Tour

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • There are no booster seats in London taxis
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Operated by Capital Taxi Tours

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time. Learn more about cancellations.

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Warner Bros. Studio: The Making of Harry Potter with Luxury Round-Trip Transport from London

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Step into the mystical world of Harry Potter™ with a behind-the-scenes visit to Warner Bros. Studio London. With luxury round-trip transport from King’s Cross Station to the north London studios included, this 7-hour experience enables you to discover the magic of the Harry Potter films without any hassle. After a relaxing journey, explore film sets like the Ministry of Magic and Diagon Alley, and see incredible costumes, props, and more. You’ll also be able to pose for photos at Platform 9 ¾ and stand next to the original Hogwarts Express.

  • Admission and stay at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter
  • Explore sets like Dumbledore’s office, Diagon Alley, and the Ministry of Magic
  • Visit Platform 9 ¾ and get up close to the original Hogwarts Express
  • See the costumes and props that were used in several films like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Relax with round-trip transport by luxury coach and with included free Wi-fi on board
  • Full-day tour to the Warner Bros. Studio from central London

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great hall warner- bro studio tour london
Great Hall Warner Bro Studio Tour London

The Warner Bros studio Inclusions:

  • Transport by luxury Warner Bros Coach, Mercedes coach or similar
  • Free WiFi aboard the coach
  • Food and drinks (not included)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (not included)
  • Guide. (not included)

What to expect in the Warner Bros. Studio: The Making of Harry Potter tour

Leave London King’s Cross Station by luxury Mercedes coach or similar coach with FREE Wi-Fi, and relax in your comfortable seat as you journey to the incredible Warner Bros. Studio The Making of Harry Potter tour. After roughly one hour on the road, on arrival, your guest services assistant will arrange your entrance ticket and guide you to the entrance of the studios. Head inside the studios and explore independently, seeing the authentic sets, costumes, and props that brought the Harry Potter movies to life and fame.

Stroll along the famous cobblestoned pavements of Diagon Alley and keep an eye out for familiar-looking shops like Gringotts Wizarding Bank which was featured in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Learn about the special effects and animatronics that created wizardry in sets like the Great Hall and Dumbledore’s office. Then visit the Ministry of Magic, where you can venture into Professor Umbridge’s office to learn about the mythical government that rules the Harry Potter community.

Make sure to bring your camera as tantalizing photo opportunities abound behind every corner you walk through. Snap photos of the glass ceiling and yellow brick walls of Platform 9¾, which have been transferred from Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden. Then, marvel at the Hogwarts Express steam engine and see into the carriage that was featured in some of the saga’s most memorable scenes.

At the pre-arranged time, meet your host back on board your coach and return to central London in comfort.

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Diagon Alley the Great Hall
Diagon Alley the Great Hall

Additional information about the Warner Bros. Studio: The Making of Harry Potter tour:

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • A fee is charged for infants 0- 4 for transportation only as they require a seat on the bus
  • Butterbeer™ may contain nuts and other ingredients that may cause allergies etc.
  • Please note: during busy periods, alternative transportation may be used
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • To book the Tour with return transport for wheelchair users and their free carers’ place please call us
  • Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London Departure & Return

Departure Point:

The departure point of your Warner Bros. Studio Tour London- The Making of Harry Potter is from:

King’s Cross Station, Pancras Road, Bus Stop T, London. You can check the google map below to see the location also you can visit tfl.gov website to plan your travel to reach King’s Cross station.

Return Details:

Returns to the original departure point at King’s Cross Station, Pancras Road, Bus Stop T, London.

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warner bros studio tour london the making of harry potter in London
Warner Bros Studio tour London the making of Harry Potter in London

Cancellations of the tour:

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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My Day out at ZSL London Zoo

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ZSL London Zoo had been on my wish list to go to for quite a long time. And finally this Friday I got the chance to book in and go and see some wildlife. I was excited when I came to know that I will be able to see Tigers, Lions, crocodiles and other deadly predators. I booked my tickets online from the London Tour Package website which offers great packages for families and individuals, I was able to save time and book the tickets for the two of us without much hassle. You can book your ZSL London Zoo tickets here: “Click Here

ZSL London zoo main gate
ZSL London zoo main gate

We reached ZSL London Zoo around 12 in the afternoon. I wanted to make sure that we don’t miss any of the sights and be there all day so that we see and cover all that ZSL London Zoo has to offer. Make sure you keep the ticket printouts ready, they won’t allow you to enter if you have booked your tickets in advance and have not brought the printed-out tickets. It was a sunny day we showed our ticket printouts and entered the Zoo, without queuing up.  Generally, ZSL London Zoo gets crowded and the queue gets long, as went on Friday early afternoon we didn’t face much discomfort.

Statue of Guy the Gorilla in ZSL London Zoo
Statue of Guy the Gorilla in ZSL London Zoo

After entering inside we came across a giant Gorilla made of copper. We came to know later that the statue was actually made in the name of “Guy the Gorilla” who moved to ZSL London Zoo in 1947. We moved on and saw the Aquarium and Reptile house on the right. We looked at the map, which we were provided at the entrance. At first instance we felt that we won’t be able to see all the animals today, so we decided to go with the big animals first, the more exotic ones. The ones, we have not seen in our lives, so the nearest one was the Gorilla Kingdom which went to see first. Seeing the gorilla for the first time, I was simply staggered by how massive they are and so humble. When we came close to their enclosure, we saw them lazing and hanging with the branches, not bothered about the celebrity status they have got. School kids look at them with sheer excitement. We watched the small monkeys too playing around.

Tiger Territory

And then in front of us awaited the Tiger Territory. We were super excited to see our first Sumatran Tiger. As far as I remember I never saw a tiger in my whole life, I once saw a Lion in the Delhi Zoo that is my old memory. We went straight in and my god what we were about to see was something I have never felt and seen with my eyes. We saw a tiger named JJ first and my god he was beautiful huge and unbelievably real walking in front of our eyes. We loved it so much that we spent around half an hour just to get a closer glimpse of JJ. We then came to know from the keepers that there are 3 more young cubs of about year-old each in the enclosure. We also got the chance to see tigers feed. And man it was a treat seeing these tigers.

Tiger in London Zoo
Tiger in London Zoo

We then moved on to the Outback where we saw Ostrich and Kangaroos. By the time we reached there, it got very windy so we spent a few minutes and took some pictures and moved on to see some more exotic animals. We then arrived at the Reptile House, where we saw varied types of small to big lizards, and venomous snakes. Viewing wildlife from my eyes in real was a great experience and was excited to look more good we saw two tortoises at our exit. We came to know they were very old about 80 years old already. Tortoises can live up to 150 years old. It was a great sight to see some animals living longer than humans. We then moved on to bugs life, cattle farms and so many other wildlife creatures there.

Meerkat in ZSL London zoo
Meerkat in ZSL London zoo

There were few noticeable animals, which just took my breath away Meerkats were one of them. After seeing the butterflies, insects, owls, and pigs, we went to see Penguin beach. It was an amazing sight, we saw them playing on their own beach-kind of themed area with a nice glass-walled pool. We stayed there for a while and enjoyed and observed the penguins.  Ahead we saw so many other animals and birds whose names were completely new to us. This made us realise that they all are exotic and rare.

Penguins in penguin beach london zoo
Penguins in penguin beach London Zoo

We came to know that there are almost 1000 species being exhibited in the zoo and more than 20,000 Animals living there. 982 species and 20185 animals to be exact. These are some biblical numbers and imagine we had so much to see in a day. Well while looking at the map provided to us we came to know they also have African themed park where they had Giraffes, Zebras. You have to cross the bridge either from near the entrance or next to the Terrace Restaurant. As we were close to Penguin beach we went through the bridge near to us next to Zoo Shop & Exit and The Terrace Restaurant.

reindeer at london zoo
Reindeer at London Zoo

We came across the Reindeer on the right-hand side and then don’t even know these cuties’ names, oh yes the Giant River Otters they were playing around in a small transparent water pool. Essentially the area was called the Happy Families.

Nightlife and RainForest Life

Then we came across the Nightlife and Rain forest Life. We first went into the nightlife, it was a pitch-black dark place. We came across all the wildlife, which lives way deep in the water and unknown world. It was pretty freaky out there.

emperor tamarin rain forest zsl london zoo
Emperor Tamarin rainforest ZSL London Zoo

We moved on to the Rain forest Life. It was a completely different setup enclosure for all the wildlife, which lives in rain forests of Pacific temperature, Amazon rain forests, and Congo rain forests to name a few. When we entered the enclosure was maintained like an actual rainforest. The water was drizzled all around the place with an automatic system, like every 5 minutes or so. This was pretty impressive. We saw numerous types of monkeys and lizards lazing in their enclosures. We saw Costa Rica Capuchin Monkeys, Golden Lion Tamarin, Sloth, Emperor Tamarin, Brown Howler Monkey and squirrel monkeys to name a few which we saw there.

Golden Lion Tamarin at Rain Forest ZSL London Zoo
Golden Lion Tamarin at Rain Forest ZSL London Zoo

African Wildlife

We then moved on to the Africa Area, surely we all know the biggest animals are found in Africa, and to our delight yes we saw 14 feet Giraffe, Zebras, Hippopotamus, and Okapis. We were simply amazed by the height of the Giraffes, we saw 3 of them and they all were looking very healthy and tall touching 6 meters or 20 feet, we spent some time there as it was about 4 pm and they were feeding giraffes with evening snacks. We then saw the Zebras and Okapis; they both were busy grazing here and there. Okapis is a unique animal though, having stripy legs like a zebra and a head like a giraffe.

Giraffe in Africa area of ZSL London Zoo
Giraffe in Africa area of ZSL London Zoo

After seeing the African wildlife we moved on to the exit and to do that we had to go to the Happy Family theme park through an underground tunnel and on the left.

The Terrace Restaurant and Zoo Shop

Before we went out we had a snack and tea at The Terrace Restaurant and then looked around the Zoo Shop, they had a pretty nice collection of stuffed toys and stationery themed around wildlife and ZSL London Zoo. All in all a fantastic trip to the ZSL London Zoo, and we were very pleased. If planning your visit to London, I believe it’s a great place to hang out with kids and family. So don’t think much when you have read my blog article all the till now, m sure you are excited and want to book your ZSL London Zoo tickets soon. You can also book your tickets here: “Skip the line ZSL London Zoo Tickets“.

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Paddington Movie and the Trail

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Well, this is kind of an interesting story about a bear, not a normal bear but a bear gifted from a husband to a wife on Christmas Eve of 1956 while he was travelling via the Paddington station. This is how Michael Bond gave the stories their name The Paddington Bear. One thing is for sure, kids of young age who have read about Paddington Bear in their childhood will surely going to enjoy the movie. I myself am very excited to see the film.

Recently there has been a Walking tour organised by Viator to help you go around all the places in London where the Paddington Bear is located. See key filming locations from the Paddington Bear movie, as well as places in the Paddington Bear books.

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Check out the trailer of the Paddington movie here

In celebration of British art and culture Visit London, NSPCC and StudioCanal have come up with a rather interesting exploration campaign in and around London with the name the Paddington Trail. The campaign as per Visit London has already started and we call can see 50 Paddington statues across London in public places. This is sure quite an adventure. As I myself am not in London and if you go around in London, you are most welcome to share your pictures with us here or on our Facebook, Google, and Twitter pages.

The Paddington Trail Map

If you would like to know where you could find the Paddington Bear statues please look at the map here:

Paddington Trail Map
Paddington Trail Map

The bears are named after many famous people for example  Nicole Kidman, Emma Watson, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, and even a bear for the Telegraph. It’s instead a nice exploration for tourists to London too. People who are coming to London for the first time, have got a little extra to explore this time. If you want to buy memorabilia or stuffed toys, you could buy them from Selfridges, Harrods, Hamley’s or any good toy store.

Make your Paddington Bear Trail tour with us. Book your Paddington Bear Walking Tour of London. The Paddington Bear walking tour of London is perfect for the whole family. And it takes the hassle of finding something to do together and identifying all the locations of the bear statues and bookstores. Follow a guide around London neighbourhoods and attractions,

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