One of the best ways to discover London is to take a sightseeing tours.
There are sightseeing tours by bus, taxi, boat, walking and helicopter and even amphibious vehicle. Below are some of our recommendations.
London Bus Tours
One of the best ways to see the sights of London is on an open top double decker bus tour. Sat atop the open-top upper deck you get a fantastic view of London’s most famous sights. Most of the operators allow you to buy tickets when you arrive. Many feature a hop-on, hop-off facility allowing you to break your journey to visit sights along the way and rejoin the tour on another bus.
Recommended operators: The Big Bus Company, The Original Tour
London Black Taxi Tours
If you prefer something more intimate than a bus, why not go london sightseeing in an iconic Black London Cab, organised by the Affordable London Taxi Tours. Prices are approx £100 for 2 hours for the taxi which can hold up to 5 people. All drivers are experienced tour guides
London Boat Sightseeing Tours
Another way to see London is to take a boat trip on the River Thames. There are a number of scheduled River Thames tour boats.
London Amphibious Vehicle tour
If you can’t decide dither to take a sightseeing tour by car or boat why not take a tour by amphibious vehicle which combines both modes of transport.
London Duck Tours run a floating car 75 minute tour of London that involves travelling on road and river. The tour is in an amphibious vehicle originally used in World War II in the D Day landings.
The Classic Sightseeing tour last 75 minutes with approximately half an hour on the River Thames. This fun and exciting vehicles hold 30 people and it’s a great way to see London. Tours run daily.
Weekends and school holidays: Every 15 minutes from 09:30 to sunset.
Weekdays in term time: Every 30 – 60 mins from 10.00 depending on demand and availability.
Tours often sell out a few days in advance so we advise you advance book to avoid disappointment.
The tour starts from Chicheley Street SE1, which is just behind the London Eye
James Bond Tour Once a month they also run a James Bond Tour –that takes you to some of the London locations used in the James bond films – they will also show you where Ian Fleming lived, ‘Q’ worked and Bond bought his boxer shorts.
Check website for details.
London Helicopter Tours