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London: Tootbus London by Night Bus Tour

1. London: Tootbus London by Night Bus Tour

See London as the sun sets and watch the city burst into life at night from an open-top deck. London looks spectacular at night, and the best seat is from above. Hop on board, sit back, relax, and enjoy the fresh air as you rediscover the city from a whole new perspective. In just 90 minutes, pass by Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, London Eye, St Paul's Cathedral, the Shard, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Southbank and many more. Don’t miss out on the perfect way to discover or re-discover the city, under a whole new light. There really is no better way to get around London and see its most famous spots in such a short space of time.

London: 4 Course Lunch Tour by Luxury Coach

2. London: 4 Course Lunch Tour by Luxury Coach

After meeting your bus at the Victoria Embankment bus stop 40B, you will be greeted personally before being seated at your own table aboard the top deck of a glass-roofed, luxury coach. During your 2-hour tour, a full 4-course meal, all prepared and cooked fresh on-board, will be served whilst you travel past London's most famous sights. You will encounter St. Paul's, the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Shard, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, and many more. Enhance your experience by adding a wine pairing option, carefully chosen to bring out the best in each flavourful dish. At the conclusion of this gourmet sightseeing experience, you will be returned to your starting point at the Victoria Embankment.

London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and London Dungeon Entry

3. London: Top 30 Sights Walking Tour and London Dungeon Entry

Start with a walking tour of the history, culture, and legends of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, on selected days you can watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Head to Westminster, and see Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Go to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Then, head into the London Dungeon and be prepared to be scared!  Explore a uniquely thrilling attraction that will whisk you way back to the capital's most perilous past. See, hear, feel and smell the chillingly amusing characters of the bad old days as they come to life before you.  See 30 sights in 1 day, including: • Buckingham Palace • Trafalgar Square • Big Ben • Downing Street • Westminster Abbey • Whitehall • Houses of Parliament • London Eye • Shakespeare’s Globe Theater • London Bridge • Southwark Cathedral • The Shard (tallest skyscraper in the EU) • HMS Belfast (Second World War Battleship) • Square Mile • Tower Bridge • Tower of London

London: Christmas Party Lunch Cruise

4. London: Christmas Party Lunch Cruise

This is the perfect boat party to celebrate Christmas in style and get yourself well and truly into the Christmas spirit. Board at 12:45 PM and be greeted with a glass of sparkling wine as the boat departs Westminster and sets sail towards Canary Wharf. While enjoying your traditional 3-course lunch, take in the panoramic views of a selection of London’s most iconic landmarks and attractions along the way. Head to the upper deck to pose for photos with your friends as you admire the Tower of London, the London Eye, The Shard, Tower Bridge, and more. Your 3-course meal will consist of a delicious salmon and prawn starter, a traditional roast turkey main, with all the usual trimmings, topped off with a festive chocolate dessert.

London: Christmas Party Dinner Cruise

5. London: Christmas Party Dinner Cruise

Board your boat for the evening at Westminster Pier and enjoy a welcome glass of sparkling wine. The boat departs Westminster and sets sail towards Canary Wharf, passing by a selection of London’s most iconic landmarks and attractions along the way. Pose for photos with your friends as you admire the Tower of London, the London Eye, The Shard, Tower Bridge, and more, lit up against the backdrop of the city. After some sightseeing it's time to head inside where a festive 3-course meal is served. Enjoy a tasty salmon starter and delicious roast turkey main, followed by an indulgent chocolate dessert. Dinner is accompanied by a half-bottle of wine per person, but you can keep the drinks flowing all night long at the onboard bar. Once you’re full up from dinner, get your dancing shoes on and dance the night away as the onboard DJ plays a selection of iconic Christmas hits as well as contemporary tracks. This is the perfect boat party to celebrate Christmas in style and get yourself well and truly into the Christmas spirit.

London: Private 30-Minute Photo Shoot at Tower Bridge

6. London: Private 30-Minute Photo Shoot at Tower Bridge

Make your visit to London even more memorable with a professional photography session during your stay. Set in a great location to the backdrop of Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Shard, and an iconic red phone box, experience a 30-minute photo session with a professional photographer. Your photographer will provide expert guidance on posing and capturing the perfect picture. After your photo shoot, you’ll receive high-resolution digital images to take home with you to print and post online as you wish. Take away this special memento of your trip, so much more desirable than only having selfies to show of your time in London.

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What people are saying about The Shard

An absolutely recommendable experience. The bus was very clean and comfortable. The tables were set very nicely. The panoramic glass roof provided a wonderful view. No fumes from London city traffic like an open top bus. The tour took us past all the sights that were important to us and the audio guide information was very informative and enjoyable. The exquisite food was rounded off by an excellent selection of drinks and wines. Our server was very polite and unobtrusive. As I really enjoyed this tour during the day I will book it again next time I visit London and then as an evening tour.

Even having lived in London in excess of 20 years, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend this for anyone looking for a unique experience that combines eating/drinking and sightseeing from the top deck of a double decker bus. Each course was beautifully presented and wine was beautifully paired. The two hours went by extremely quickly!

The tour is certainly the best way to have an overview of the city. The choice of the evening tour is perfect in the summer to avoid melting in the sun during a hot day. The audio guide is very bad, it does not correspond to what you see on the way. For the rest tour to do especially with children

A very good surprise this Bustronome! Impeccable service, very well-designed equipment for eating and drinking quietly while driving, very comfortable and worthy of a gastronomic meal, really delicious! a concept that works wonderfully! a good way to visit the most famous monuments ^^

Tour guide was wonderful. Great history and current info. Would recommend.