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

1. 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!

London: River Thames Small Group Bike Tour

2. London: River Thames Small Group Bike Tour

Enjoy breathtaking views of London’s landscapes on a leisurely half-day cycling tour of both banks of the River Thames. Cycling in small groups, the tour focuses on the history of the people and city, revealing legends and facts about a city that has united against the Great Plague, suffered from terrible fires, and survived wars. You will be riding down streets once frequented by Shakespeare, Dickens, and Chaucer, as well as catching sight of iconic buildings such as the Tower of London, Shard, and more. Stop for lunch at Borough Market, and savor the aromas and taste of artisan produce at London’s largest and oldest food market (at own expense).

London: Private City Walking Tour

3. London: Private City Walking Tour

Explore the best of London in this private walking city tour, ideal for newcomers. Your local host will give you the best introduction to the city, taking you to discover the secrets and highlights around London while avoiding the crowds. Discover the best of London Downtown and visit St. Paul's Cathedral, the famous Shakespeare's Globe, and the most beautiful bridges that the city can offer, such as the historical London Bridge. Take a ride in the 'underground' and arrive at one of the most iconic areas of London, Westminster. In this private tour, your guide will explain the history and details of the most important buildings of London, including the Palace and the Abbey of Westminster and Big Ben. Together we will also visit Trafalgar Square and see the smallest police station in the city. Last stop is the beautiful Covent Garden Market. Visit its open-air stores and authentic cobblestone corners, and learn about the history behind one of London’s best markets. Get all the information you need to make the most of your visit to London. If you have children, this private visit to the city could be incredible for them too. Just let us know and we will tailor it for them.

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What people are saying about The Shard

We enjoyed the Food Tour very much. The guide was very good and friendly. He had a lot of knowledge about the city and knew an answer to all our questions. It was the best activity we did in London. We also enjoyed the British food. This activity is highly recommended!

Loved the tour but the food part disappointed.

The tour was outstanding but the food tour was basically the guide finding us a place to sit near Bourough Market and he went around and collected the foods and presented them all at once like a waiter. I’ve been on a few food tours and it’s never done that way.

Brilliant tour, our guide Chris was very knowledgeable about the areas we visited and the history too. Make sure you have a good breakfast as the food stop is right at the end of the tour at Borough market.

Tim, our guide, was superb. Very knowledgeable, patient, easy to understand and really cared that everyone had what they needed. Great sense of British humor. Really knew his stuff.

Chris was an excellent tour guide. He was very well versed and made the day very enjoyable. We would highly recommend this tour.