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Camden Town, Markets & Downtown: Highlights Private Tour

1. Camden Town, Markets & Downtown: Highlights Private Tour

Explore the incredible city of London on this fantastic private walking city tour. Discover the secrets, and highlights that London has to offer. Discover the beautiful St. Paul's Cathedral and its magnificent dome, one of the largest in the world. Visit the old theatre where Shakespeare used to perform his plays. Have the opportunity to visit a famous gallery that served as a stage for the Harry Potter Saga. Cross the Thames River via the beautiful Tower Bridge as you contemplate the medieval Towers of London, the old building that witnessed the history of the city, one of the most important in London. Walk around the different markets and feel the different tastes, smells, and colors that London and its markets have to offer. Visit the open-air shops and the most authentic corners of the market in Camden Town, considered the most underground market in the world. Be surprised by the eccentric looks of the local people, and have fun entering the craziest and most original shops in the world. Admire everything from street DJs, to clothes sales of all kinds and styles. Your guide will ensure that you drink one of the best coffees in town in a charming coffee shop. 

London: The Great Plague City Exploration Game

2. London: The Great Plague City Exploration Game

The city game starts at St Katharine Docks Marina. It will take you between 1 to 1.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at the Monument to the Great Fire of London. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. So, are you up for an exciting city game? After your booking you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

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

3. 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 Locations and Inspirations Walking Tour

4. London: Harry Potter Locations and Inspirations 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: The Great Fire of London Exploration Game

5. London: The Great Fire of London Exploration Game

Discover the catastrophe of the great fire of London, all the while unraveling the tale of Gregory Grail, the first-ever amateur fireman in London. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Get ready for an adventure. To start the game, head to Fish Street Hill and open the application on your phone. Solve puzzles and unlock clues to find the next location. Immerse in the full story of the destructive fire that blazed in London while tickling your brain, too. Stop and start the game as you please and take the time to feel free and explore. Afterward, just go back to your last solved location, and open the app again to start. Play on your own, in a large group, or break into many small groups that race to see who finishes at St. Paul's Cathedral first.

London: Harry Potter Walking Tour

6. London: Harry Potter Walking Tour

Start at the Monument to the Great Fire of London, discover how a baby dragon destroyed 80% of London, how magic was used to put out the fire, and how an innocent muggle was accused of starting the fire. After this, marvel at the stunning Victorian Leadenhall Market, a famous filming location thanks to its beautiful neo-gothic architecture, stunning color scheme, and cobblestone streets, and hear how dragons have a special place in the heart of modern-day London. Next, cross London Bridge and take in the sights, such as the Shard, The Tower of London, and HMS Belfast. Whilst on the bridge, hear how a daring driver crossed Tower Bridge in a double-decker bus as it was opening, with the bus full of passengers. Stroll along the river Thames visiting some of Bankside's most famous muggle and magical attractions, including Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, where some of the most powerful words in the English language have been performed on stage. Walk across Millennium Bridge and take a moment to close your eyes and feel the bridge swaying in the breeze. Once across the bridge, learn why it sways, and why death eaters attacked the bridge in the opening moments of The Half-Blood Prince. Carry on to St Paul's Cathedral and listen to how this site of religious worship goes back to the Romans, how the medieval church was once used as a stable, and how it survived the bombings of the London Blitz. Find out which famous wizards stood on the roof of this iconic building. From here, take either a bus or the train, with your guide, and journey from the City of London to the neighboring City of Westminster. Once in the City of Westminster, visit some of the magical places which inspired the writer J. K. Rowling to create the magical world of Harry Potter. Along the way, see Trafalgar Square and identify some of the fantastic beasts which live here, and how and why the square was used for the Harry Potter film premieres. Finally, explore some of the City of Westminster's most memorable filming locations from the Harry Potter film series before taking the underground train to visit Kings Cross, home of Platform 9 and 3/4.

Roman London Walking Tour

7. Roman London Walking Tour

Much of Roman London is now 23 feet or 7 metres underground but if you know where to look then you can still see Roman structures today and what makes it especially incredible is that they just about survived 2000 years of construction, great fires, bombs and wars. This walking tour takes you away from the mainstream tourist sights of the West End into the original Londinium or the City of London as it is today. You will visit the sites of the old Roman Baths in London and see some of the most impressive sections of the old Roman city wall which used to span the entire city along with the ruins of an old Roman fort. The tour also takes you underground into a crypt with the flooring of a Roman house and a ‘re-laid’ Roman pavement or sidewalk. Where possible you will visit the famed Temple of Mithras, the Persian god of heavenly light which was discovered in the 20th century before being moved to a new location.  It has now been painstakingly put back in place and restored but underneath a 21st century office tower. You will visit the site of the largest Roman building north of the Alps, the famous London Stone and the remains of the London amphitheater where 7000 people used to watch the events unfold in the arena. They might not be the most complete Roman buildings in the world but they provide a fascinating insight on the very earliest history of modern London and get to see places that even most locals never get to explore.

London: Historic Walking Tour

8. London: Historic Walking Tour

This is a walking tour covering the whole of London history. You will see the remains of a Roman wall surrounded by ultra-modern glass buildings. Also the Bank of England, the second oldest on earth. You will admire The Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Do you know what treasures and secrets this tower hides? Is it true that it's haunted by spirits? Visit the Leadenhall Market to see the historic Guildhall. On this tour, get to visit the skyscrapers of the city with your local charismatic guide. Do you know why one of the skyscrapers was called the "Walkie-talkie"? You'll be at the shooting location of one of the Harry Potter films. Plus, see first cafe in town. A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about London.

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What people are saying about Leadenhall Market

Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 31 reviews

Matt was an excellent guide and showed us a lot of interesting hidden places and told us cool stories and funny anecdotes about these places in London. I can highly recommend the tour and the guide and enjoyed it very much!

A really interesting and fun way to learn more about the Great Fire. We did this over 2 days as my kids got cold and hungry. But I was happy that Questo was something I discovered.

Very interesting and a lot of things I never expected to see! Stephen was a Great Guide and we had a really good Time.

Our guide Jonoko was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. We had a lovely time!