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Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

1. Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

Walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards (and witches) around Muggle London. Your Harry Potter enthusiast guide will be armed with weird and wonderful trivia all along the way.  Meet your guide and start your adventure by finding out which Hogwarts House you belong in. Compete against other Houses in an interactive quiz as you see the sites that inspired J.K. Rowling, from Shakespeare's Globe to the London alleys that inspired Knockturn Alley. Highlights include passing The Leaky Cauldron, the secret wizarding inn. Explore the real Diagon Alley, where Harry buys his first wand. Even see the bridge destroyed by the Death Eaters in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince".  For part of your guided tour, choose to either take the London Underground or a short boat trip down the Thames. Both options follow this itinerary:  1. Southwark Cathedral 2. Borough Market 3. The Golden Hinde 4. Winchester Palace 5. The Clink Prison Museum 6. Shakespeare's Globe 7. Millennium Bridge 8. Daniel Radcliffe's School 9. The London Eye 10. River Thames 11. Sherlock Holmes' Pub 12. Great Scotland Yard 13. Gringotts Wizarding Bank 14. The world's smallest police station 15. Trafalgar Square 16. Knockturn Alley 17. Diagon Alley 18. Palace Theatre

London: Tootbus London Discovery Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

2. London: Tootbus London Discovery Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Enjoy the flexibility to hop on and hop off as you like throughout the day with this hop-on hop-off bus tour. See essential sights like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace from the top deck of the bus, and enjoy extra options through the inclusive app. Board a famous double-decker bus at one of 8 conveniently-located central London bus stops. Once checked in, your ticket will be valid to come and go from the buses as many times as you like throughout the next 24 hours. Settle into your seat and enjoy cruising past some truly iconic landmarks. Take advantage of the incredible top deck views as your journey takes you to Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, the London Eye, and many more. Discover the city with knowledgeable commentary from local expert guides. If you are traveling with children, a child-friendly audio guide is available. Your ticket also gives you access to the app, including multi-lingual options and self-guided walking tours to try out at your own pace.

London: 3-Hour Secret British Food Tour

3. 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!

London: River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

4. London: River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

Explore the River Thames as it weaves through the heart of London and discover fascinating history around every bend. Today, you can experience the splendor of this great city from the relaxed comfort of a modern, all-weather and wheelchair-friendly sightseeing boat. Informative commentary interlaced with colorful tales of the city's past will keep your mind engaged as you cruise down the Thames! Cruises depart frequently from Westminster Pier, Greenwich Pier, London Eye Pier, and Tower Pier, sailing every day of the year except Christmas Day. With a regular timetable, and evening cruises all summer, you can enjoy a full-day on the river in comfort. Hop on and off the boat as many times as you wish to explore sights such as the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern, Borough Market, South Bank Centre, and the London Eye. Or grab a refreshment from the on-board bar and relax as you sail past Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Bridge, the Royal Festival Hall, Cleopatra's Needle, Somerset House, the Millennium Footbridge, Shakespeare's Globe, Monument, H.M.S.Belfast, and much more. During the festive season from December to January, all boats will be decorated and kids will get Christmas coloring sheet and pencils to keep them entertained while parents relax by sipping on a cup of mulled wine and a mince pie from our fully stocked bar. 'Tis the season to be jolly!

London: Witches and History Magical Walking Tour

5. London: Witches and History Magical Walking Tour

Discover the wicked history of London. Explore famous sights and hidden gems with your bewitching guide on this alternative walking tour! Are you ready to learn historical facts? Are you ready to be thoroughly entertained? Join this spellbinding experience that takes you from London Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Your costumed witch-guide will enchant you on this journey into the past. Lend your ears to tales of the unexpected, stories of London’s real-life witches & the great injustices that befell them. Scuttle across the cobbles as you uncover the truth about Joan Peterson, "The Witch of Wapping”, innocent or guilty? you decide. What of Jinny Bingham, did she deserve the nickname “Mother Damnable”...? and who was the real “Last Witch”? You will emerge from the murky shadows of London Bridge and skirt the edges of Borough Market. Follow closely on the heels of your witch guide as you twist and turn your way past an ancient ship, and a ruined Palace. Hurry along the infamous and dreaded Clink Street. Marvel at the breathtaking, iconic landmarks across the river Thames and pass by a dramatic Elizabethan playhouse. Stick close to your coven as you traverse the Thames towards the imposing St. Paul’s Cathedral on this journey packed with entertainment and history. In a tour that brings together history, magic, and a sense that we can learn from the past, you are sure to fall in love with this historic part of the city, its hidden gems and its fascinating (sometimes chilling) history! You may even visit some famous filming locations from Harry Potter along the way!

London: See 30+ Top Sights and Eat 8 British Foods Tour

6. London: See 30+ Top Sights and Eat 8 British Foods Tour

Join an exploration of over thirty of London’s major landmarks and best of British foods for a good idea of the history and tastes of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Start your tour as you head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where you can watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday during the winter months). You will then head to Westminster, and along the way see sights such as Parliament Square, St. James Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben (sadly covered up at the moment) and the Houses of Parliament. You will then move on to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe, the Shard, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. By this point, you'll have worked up an appetite, so you will be invited to stop for a feast of the best of British foods in one of the UK's most historic pubs. From here you will explore Borough market, Europe's favorite food market, and a bustling hub of smells and flavors. You will sample fish and chips, pie and mash, English beer and also taste a world famous doughnut!

Harry Potter London Walking Tour

7. Harry Potter London Walking Tour

Join this Harry Potter walking tour into the magical world of wizardry in London. Learn about London’s rich muggle and wizarding history. Discover amazing facts about the books and films, and see many of the film locations used in London, including the Ministry of Magic and the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron. The tour includes familiar Harry Potter film locations as well as iconic London landmarks, such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern, Borough Market, Leadenhall Market and Monument. The tour concludes at Bank Station. Along the route of this magical Harry Potter walking tour, you’ll have plenty of chances to take pictures and see the film locations up close. Group sizes are limited to ensure a better experience for everyone.

Private Full Day Tour – Fast Track Tower of London and Lunch

8. Private Full Day Tour – Fast Track Tower of London and Lunch

Discover the most important spots in London on this complete Private Full-Day Tour. Enjoy its history, culture, gastronomy, and local life, as well as secret places that only a local can show you. Visit Roman Ruins and discover the incredible St Paul's Cathedral. Cross the Thames River through its wonderful bridges. Admire the Shakespeare Globe Theatre where the prestigious writer performed his plays. Visit two of the most beautiful markets and experience daily life as a local. One is specialized in food, the other has a beautiful Victorian style, famous for being part of the Harry Potter saga. Then have lunch. Enjoy English Gastronomy in one of its mythical pubs. Local beer is waiting for you. Admire how modern and older architecture blends together. Visit a beautiful gothic church in ruins, due to WWII. Take pictures from the London Bridge, then visit the Towers of London declared World Heritage.  Get your pre-booked tickets and audio guide in your language from your local host. Explore this medieval jewel, with no time limit. The towers, palaces, crown jewels, walls, and chapels are waiting for you. Learn all the insights you need to make the most of your days exploring the city.

London: Harry Potter Movie & Book Locations Walking Tour

9. London: Harry Potter Movie & Book Locations Walking Tour

Join our award-winning walking tour for chance to discover magical London as you’ve never seen it! With a swish and a flick, you’ll be following in the footsteps of the wizarding world’s favourite trio, exploring film and inspiration locations from the Harry Potter series. Start off with us in Leadenhall market and uncover where a secret wizarding pub might lurk, before trying not to get lost down the dark, twisting alleyways of old London. Learn about goblins, why 7 is the most magical number, the Geometric staircase of St. Paul’s, and having to go to math class in wizard outfits – all from our charming, (extremely nerdy!) tour guides. Cross the famous Millennium Bridge – a casualty of dark magic – learn how Shakespeare is connected to J.K. Rowling, and, finally, finish up at the amazing Borough Market, having spent an enchanting few hours listening to the best behind-the-scenes stories. With Tour for Muggles, your mischief is guaranteed, and a magical tour certainly managed! See you soon!

London: Borough Market Early Morning Guided Food Tour

10. London: Borough Market Early Morning Guided Food Tour

There is no food market in Europe that combines so much past history with the present-day hustle and bustle like Borough Market. The market is truly a food destination like no other and a must-visit on any trip to London. Learn unforgettable stories from Borough Market's 1000-year history and meet the locals who are up before dawn making all the insanely delicious delicacies found in the market every day. Arrive at the market hungry for breakfast and allow your guide to take you to various stalls to taste different local delicacies. Homemade fresh fruit crumbles, truly delicious British cheeses, and the best sausage roll in the city are just a few tasting highlights to look forward to. After enjoying some delicious food at Borough Market explore the surrounding neighborhood near London Bridge. Discover a bit more about the neighborhood as you walk through the winding streets.

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What people are saying about Borough Market

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The tour with Marvin was just great from start to finish! He told us a lot about the Harry Potter filming locations in a very entertaining and funny way. There were other historical facts as well. The quiz was great and the Harry Potter film excerpts were great too.

We enjoyed the tour, thx a lot! The (public) boat-transport was not available, but the guide made the best out of the situation and switched to tube. Anyways, we visited all we wanted, our daughter was more than happy!

Florine our guide was able to take us into the magical world of Harry Potter... Interesting for children and adults alike, the short walk on the Thames is a plus

Nice discovery of London and filming locations of the Harry Potter saga in the city with Anaïs. I recommend !!

It was an amazing tour. We have seen mich interesting things about the Harry Potter world.