London Hidden gems

Our most recommended London Hidden gems

London: Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

1. London: Jack The Ripper Walking Tour

Take a spine chilling walking tour of London's historic Whitechapel district, and follow in the footsteps of Jack the Ripper's terrifying killing spree of the autumn of 1888. The tour explores how a series of terrible murders gripped the East End of London. Explore the historical background of the Whitechapel murders. Examine how public perception of these gruesome but gripping crimes has been shaped, and compare it to the reality of 1888 as you go to the sites menaced by Jack the Ripper. Play detective as you’re given a profile of some of the most likely suspects. Get out your magnifying glass and try to figure out whodunnit!

London: Regent’s Canal Waterbus Trip to Little Venice

2. London: Regent’s Canal Waterbus Trip to Little Venice

Travel between vibrant Camden Market and picturesque Little Venice along the Regent's Canal on this scenic 1-way waterbus trip. Sit back and relax as you cruise on a calm waterway through London, navigated by leisure boats and lined with quirky houseboats. Departing from West Yard, Camden Market, pass by Regent’s Park, the grounds of London Zoo, and through the echoey depths of the 249-meter Maida Hill Tunnel. Take advantage of slide-opening windows throughout the boat, so everyone gets a picture-perfect view. As you pass through London Zoo, keep an eye out for warthogs and African hunting dogs, which can often be seen as the boat passes their canal-side enclosure. Cruise past the homes of well-known musicians, actors, and celebrities. See the expansive and landscaped back gardens of grand houses used by ambassadors and visiting international diplomats. End your boat trip in Little Venice, where you can get off and continue your adventure on your own.

From London: Seven Sisters and South Downs Full-Day Tour

3. From London: Seven Sisters and South Downs Full-Day Tour

Join a small group tour to South Downs National Park and see the white cliffs of the coast from London. You will visit the Devil's Dyke, Seven Sisters Country Park, Beachy Head, and more on a guided tour.  Catch the train to Brighton from London and climb aboard a luxury minibus on arrival. You will reach the beautiful South Downs and marvel at the rolling hills created over thousands of years by grazing animals. Visit Devil's Dyke to appreciate the view across the lowland weald, and learn how the landscape was formed before making your way to Middle Farm, where you can buy cheeses, sparkling wines, or cider from Sussex. Middle Farm will be the lunch stop where the quaint tea rooms serve light lunches, snacks, coffee, or tea. Continue along country lanes to Seven Sisters Country Park to see the Neolithic carving of the Longman of Wilmington. Go for a walk to Beachy Head and take stunning photos of the white cliffs before traveling to Birling Gap to look at the dramatic coastal erosion and get your first glimpse of the Seven Sisters cliffs. Stop at Seaford Head to enjoy an iconic view of the Seven Sisters. Your Guide will take you on a walk around the headland to get the best views of the cliffs and stunning scenery.

London: Jurassic World The Exhibition Entry Ticket

4. London: Jurassic World The Exhibition Entry Ticket

Get up close and personal with life-size dinosaurs at Jurassic World: The Exhibition at the Exhibition Centre London (ExCel). Immerse yourself and your family in an exhibition based on the much-loved, blockbuster movies. Stroll through the Jurassic World gates and marvel at a towering Brachiosaurus. Come face-to-face with a Velociraptor, and get a rare up-close look at the most famous dinosaur of them all, Tyrannosaurus rex. Feel the fictional park come to life right before your eyes, and enjoy a multisensory experience featuring strobe lighting, sudden loud noises, and theatrical fog and haze.

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium: The Dare Skywalk Experience

5. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium: The Dare Skywalk Experience

Visit one of London's newest landmarks and 'take it to the edge’ by scaling the height of the iconic Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Step out onto a glass walkway 46.8 meters above the football pitch and embark on a journey to the stadium’s iconic golden cockerel. Be one of the first to take part in this adrenaline-pumped experience at the world class Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Start at Dare Skywalk Basecamp, where you will be provided with all safety equipment and a safety briefing. After, begin your climb to the top. There will be a professional photographer at the summit to capture your experience.  Scale down and then de-kit at the bottom. You’ll exit Basecamp after your experience through the Tottenham Experience Shop, should you wish to make any purchases to make your experience even more memorable.

From London: Stonehenge Inner Circle and Windsor Day Trip

6. From London: Stonehenge Inner Circle and Windsor Day Trip

Take a day trip from London to marvel at the Stonehenge Inner Circle on an exclusive private tour of the ancient site outside of the usual opening times. After, head to Windsor and choose to either take a guided walking tour of the town or visit Windsor Castle. Depart early in the morning from central London and make your way to Stonehenge. Once there, enjoy exploring this ancient site without the crowds as most regular visitors to Stonehenge are not allowed direct access to the stones. Enter the stone circle itself, and stand beside the magnificent stones towering above you. Soak up the peace and quiet as you experience Stonehenge at its atmospheric best. Following the visit to Stonehenge, make your way to the beautiful town of Windsor, where you will either take a walking tour or enter Windsor Castle. On the walking tour, admire the beautiful Georgian and Victorian architecture as well as Queen Charlotte Street, the shortest street in Britain. See Windsor Castle from the outside, and learn about the history, culture, and heritage of this Royal Borough. Alternatively, choose to visit Windsor Castle itself, home to British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years. Admire this royal residence up close before returning to London. The itinerary is reversed depending on what time you start the tour.

Stonehenge Special Access - Evening Tour from London

7. Stonehenge Special Access - Evening Tour from London

After collection in central London, you will depart for Avebury where you'll have a short walking tour of the stone circle that surrounds the tiny village. Following this, you’ll have free time to explore the village – lunch at the infamous haunted Red Lion Pub is recommended, though it does get busy at peak times. After a short drive down the road, you will stop by Silbury Hill and take a walk up the hillside to West Kennet Long Barrow one of the largest Neolithic burial tombs in Britain and over 5000 years old. Your guide will take you into the burial chambers and bring it's fascinating history alive. Then it's off to Stonehenge for special access when the site is normally closed to the public. Your time inside the inner circle lasts up to an hour and is fully guided. After access to the stone circle, you will depart for London. Please note - time can differ on the day depending on traffic and local conditions. Your tour manager will confirm the drop off locations during the day.

London: Rock 'n' Roll History Bus Tour

8. London: Rock 'n' Roll History Bus Tour

Immerse yourself in the rock history of London and see the places that inspired some of the greatest musicians in the world. See memorabilia that dates back to the ‘Swinging Sixties’ and hear insights and stories from your knowledgeable guide. Find history and interesting rock anecdotes anywhere you turn in London. Visit Abbey Road, Soho, Camden Town, Mayfair, the Strand, or Piccadilly Circus, depending on the option chosen. Follow in the footsteps of your favorite stars of the British music scene. Go past famous recording studios and live music venues, and see the buildings where rock legends lived (and some sadly died). Ask your guide all the burning questions you ever had about your favorite artist.

London: Tootbus Christmas Lights Tour

9. London: Tootbus Christmas Lights Tour

Hop aboard a bus for a holiday tour of London. See the famous lights that decorate the iconic streets of London on board a double-decker bus. Watch the city sparkle as you go past the capital's most famous Christmas light displays. Drive by Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and more. See these places in their sparkling Christmas attire. Listen to your guide tell stories of Christmas past and present. Put on your complementary Santa hat to get into the spirit. Share this special moment with your loved ones while listening to a knowledgeable local guide tell you all about London's most famous landmarks. Get in the mood with access to the Tootbus Christmas playlist.

London: 3-Hour Secret British Food Tour

10. London: 3-Hour Secret British Food Tour

Firstly, your local London guide takes you to the exciting Borough Market to soak up the atmosphere and eat some English fudges/chocolate. This eating paradise was not even on the tourist foodie radar a few years ago. Still around the market, you will try award winning Cumberland sausages, followed by the best fresh fish and chips in town. Note the difference between "chips" and "French fries!" There is so much to see in the market that your guide will give you 10-20 minutes to look around yourselves, giving you a chance to buy gifts or eat any samples. Your personal guide will explain the history of the market and the surrounding areas including Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind, the Shard and Southwark Cathedral. Your tour will continue to a historic pub where you can try the best of British cheeses, served with grapes, fig cakes and chutneys, washed down with real London beers, ales or delicious ciders (or non-alcoholic options). You will also see the world-famous London Bridge and Tower Bridge on the River Thames as well as the Battleship HMS Belfast. Finally, the tour ends with classic desserts, such as cheesecakes, chocolate brownies or sticky toffee puddings, all washed down with a pot of refreshing tea. Oh, and of course there’s a delicious secret dish too!

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 69 reviews

Just super good and a must for every Potterhead. Interesting exhibition with very nice photos and other things related to HP. The staff was very friendly and helpful. You can take photos of everything in the exhibition. For an extra charge you can buy photos of yourself eg on the broom and a magician's license.

it was a wonderful day, the trip to seven sister clif was outstanding. we came by a train to Brighton, we meat the guide Lurens, in a small bus with 13 pepole we drive out of Brighton to sum lovley places. Lurens the guide was interesting. he is the best.

Douglas was a very competent and welcoming guide who highlighted the features of Kensington Palace. The group was very good fun and we enjoyed a lot of laughter over the excellent High Tea. To be recommended.

John the tour guide was engaging and knowledgeable. Very good content and travels on a few tube lines

there is a bit of walking and time outside so wear comfy shoes and warm clothes in winter