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Leicester Square Tours

Leicester Square
Nestled between Soho, St. James’s, and the West End, Leicester Square is the intersection that never sleeps. Home to world-famous movie theaters, nightclubs, and a recently renovated park, the square attracts more than 2 million visitors each week. It has been popular as an entertainment hub since the 19th century.
 
The Basics
History buffs and other sightseers can learn about London’s past and present on a highlights tour, and Leicester Square is included on most comprehensive itineraries. Zip through the city by bike or taxi, or board a hop-on hop-off bus to tick off several landmarks in limited time. A walking tour offers an intimate perspective, while nightlife tours reveal the square’s after-dark attractions.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • From nightlife revelers to film lovers and history buffs, Leicester Square offers something for everyone.
  • Don’t forget your raincoat or umbrella during the rainier months.
  • The public space itself won’t take long to explore, so combine your visit with other London landmarks to optimize your time.
  • The pedestrian square has wide, flat walkways that are wheelchair-accessible.
  • Most of the square’s attractions are wheelchair-friendly as well, though it’s worth calling ahead to check access arrangements.
 
How to Get There
Leicester Square has its own tube station. Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross stations are five minutes away. Several buses stop on Charing Cross Road, including hop-on hop-off services. As in all capital cities, driving yourself is best avoided; instead, take advantage of tours that include transfer for a hassle-free experience.
 
When to Get There
From a summer afternoon eating ice cream in the square’s central park to an evening stroll around the annual Christmas market, there is always something to do in Leicester Square.
 
An Alternative View
Typical sightseeing tours aren’t the only way to discover Leicester Square. Photographic tours can help you capture hidden monuments you might otherwise miss, like Shakespeare’s statue in the fountain. Karl Marx tours show visitors the socialist revolutionary’s old digs, just off the square, and explain the influences of the UK capital on his works.

Address: Leicester Square, London, England
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

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Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with stops including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights and upgrade to The Big London Day Out option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off to enjoy a Thames River cruise, currently operating Friday to Sunday only.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.89
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$41.89
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The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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See the best of London without the stress of rigid tour times and massive crowds on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your flexible pass, hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your pass offers multiple route options with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more. Bonus features include a free city walking tour, a Thames River cruise, and local discounts.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.90
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$39.90
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Private Tour: Photography Walking Tour from Trafalgar Square to Covent Garden

Private Tour: Photography Walking Tour from Trafalgar Square to Covent Garden

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Capture the exotic food stalls and vibrant shop fronts of London’s Chinatown, the traditional architecture of Trafalgar Square, and the artists and street entertainers of buzzing Covent Garden, on this unique 4-hour photography walking tour. Enjoy the personalised attention of your private guide, who’ll give you the tips and tricks necessary to improve your photos and get the most out of your camera.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$233.19
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$233.19
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Private Tour: Black Taxi Tour of London

Private Tour: Black Taxi Tour of London

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Take a private custom tour through bustling London in a traditional black taxi! Your personal driver will help you design the perfect 2-hour itinerary or take the reins completely, escorting you to London’s key attractions. Travel at your own pace, and request stops to snap photos, grab a souvenir or have a closer look at a site. London is your oyster on this private black taxi tour!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$255.05
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$255.05
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Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

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Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you. Set your own itinerary and explore London your way on a private half- or full-day tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions on your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout. 
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$369.70
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$369.70
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London City Tour Hop On - Hop Off with Free Walking Tour and River Cruise

London City Tour Hop On - Hop Off with Free Walking Tour and River Cruise

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Maximize your time in London with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose a 1-day, 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket and make the most of unlimited travel across several routes for the ticket validity period. Get views of top London sights such as the Tower of London and Big Ben from the open-top bus, listen to audio commentary and enjoy the flexibility to hop on and off at any of the well-placed stops. All tickets also include a complimentary river cruise and a walking tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.57
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$38.57

3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

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Marvel over royal monuments, architectural masterpieces and iconic landmarks on this 3-hour walking tour of London. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you stroll around Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus; snap photos of Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben; and stand in awe before the magnificent Buckingham Palace. For the full experience, upgrade to include a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$204.04
Price varies by group size
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$204.04
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Christmas Lights and Markets Tour in London

Christmas Lights and Markets Tour in London

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England’s capital goes all out for the holidays, and this tour takes you to see the city’s Christmas light displays and markets to get you into the spirit of the season. Follow your guide through Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square as you snap pictures of the Christmas lights along the way. You’ll also see Big Ben and the London Eye, and make a stop at Charles Dickens’ favorite London pub as your guide tells you stories about the fictional character Ebenezer Scrooge. Then, end your delightful night at the River Side Christmas Market.
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  • 2 hours
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$69.18
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$69.18

Private Guided and Chauffered Tour of London

Private Guided and Chauffered Tour of London

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Make like a VIP in London with a private guide, personal chauffeur, and an itinerary tailor-made for you. Choose between a 3- or 6-hour tour and admire landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Tower of London; hit the shops at Harrods or Oxford Street; or explore the local neighborhoods. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$422.23
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$422.23
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The Best London Harry Potter Tour

The Best London Harry Potter Tour

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This family-friendly tour reveals London locations used to film scenes from the world-renowned Harry Potter movies. Exploring the city with a guide means that you’ll be party to insider info and movie trivia that you won’t find in the guide books, and you don't have to worry about getting lost among the central London crowds.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$27.70
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$27.70
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London Photography Tour - Private Tour

London Photography Tour - Private Tour

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Experience London through a lens on this private photography tour and enjoy the undivided attention of your professional photographer guide. Learn how to get the best out of your camera, then put your newfound skills to the test as you walk through Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. Capture classic London images like red telephone boxes, tube signs and suited horseguards, or focus on landmarks like Big Ben, Parliament Square or Westminster.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$233.19
Price varies by group size
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$233.19
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Private 3-hour Harry Potter Walking Tour of London

Private 3-hour Harry Potter Walking Tour of London

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Lose yourself in the magical world of Harry Potter on this private 3-hour walking tour of London. Visit the real-life inspirations and filming locations of the Harry Potter movies, including the Leaky Cauldron, Diagon Alley, the Ministry of Magic, and the Ollivanders Wand Shop, and follow in the footsteps of characters such as Harry, Hermione, and Hagrid. Hotel pickup is included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$167.60
Price varies by group size
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$167.60
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West End Musicals Silent Disco Tour

West End Musicals Silent Disco Tour

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Love musicals? This interactive walking tour won’t just whisk you away to some of the West End’s top theaters—it will also come with a soundtrack. Meet your guide in Central London, and grab a headset. During your 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) walk, you’ll discover the West End’s key landmarks, will learn insider stories and facts from your guide, and will listen to different show tunes along the way—singing and dancing are warmly encouraged.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.92
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$31.92
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Harry Potter Studios and London Film Locations Tour

Harry Potter Studios and London Film Locations Tour

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See London through the eyes of The Boy Who Lived on this full-day tour that includes entry to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter. Begin with a guided walking tour of London’s most famous attractions and Harry Potter filming locations, including Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station. Then board a coach, and travel to the Warner Bros. Studios, where you’ll see the sets, props, and costumes used in the big-screen adaptions of J.K. Rowling’s much-loved books.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$171.55
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$171.55
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The Magic of Harry Potter Private Guided Tour for Kids and Families in London

The Magic of Harry Potter Private Guided Tour for Kids and Families in London

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Discover the magical world of Harry Potter with your family on a private 2.5-hour tour. Fun for adults and kids alike, the London excursion takes you to numerous filming locations used in the movies. Highlights include Diagon Alley (Leadenhall Market), the Ministry of Magic (Scotland Place), and of course, Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station. Along the way, enjoy Harry Potter themed games and trivia.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$215.70
Price varies by group size
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$215.70
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Harry Potter 2-Hour Walking Tour in London

Harry Potter 2-Hour Walking Tour in London

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Explore London from the perspective of the world’s most famous wizard during a Harry Potter walking tour—the ideal choice for families and fans of the magical movies and books. You’ll visit emblematic Harry Potter locations, which include Platform 9¾, Gringotts Bank, and Trafalgar Square, and discover movie trivia and facts that you won’t find anywhere else.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$19.14
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$19.14
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Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle with London Hop-on-Hop-off Tour

Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick Castle with London Hop-on-Hop-off Tour

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If you’re short on time, check off three of England’s key historical attractions in just one action-packed day—on a comfortable coach with Wi-Fi. First, experience medieval life at Warwick Castle; next, visit charming Stratford-upon-Avon, with a tour of Shakespeare’s Birthplace; finally, enjoy a walking tour of historic Oxford. The package includes a 24-hour hop-on hop-off London bus ticket to use once you return.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$158.25
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$158.25
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London Christmas Day 24 Hours Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

London Christmas Day 24 Hours Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

See our favourite city at your leisure! This 24 hour hop on hop off bus tour gives you the freedom to experience London and do what you want, when you want to. This ticket can be used to hop on and off a Golden Tours bus at any one of our 70 stops across London throughout Christmas Day. The popular route covers many of the capital’s most famous landmarks – see where it takes you! You could check out St Paul’s Cathedral and the formidable Tower of London before disembarking to explore riverside attractions – just head to a Golden Tours stop when you’re ready to get back on the bus! Or see famous monument Marble Arch from the comfort of your seat and get off at a nearby stop for a stroll through idyllic Hyde Park. The choice is yours!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.85
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$55.85
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Kid-Friendly Harry Potter Locations Private Tour in London

Kid-Friendly Harry Potter Locations Private Tour in London

Led by a guide who is both a Harry Potter enthusiast and highly experienced in leading tours with children, not only will you relive some memorable moments from one of the most successful series of books and films in history. With the combination of walking and London's public transport, you will see a series of famous locations in one of the most iconic cities in the world. Leicester Square, Whitehall, Trafalgar Square, the Millennium Bridge and Kings Cross Station are just some of the celebrated sites that await you on this wonderful tour which is ideal for Harry Potter fans of all ages.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$215.70
Price varies by group size
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$215.70
Price varies by group size
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Harry Potter Azkaban Tour (Film Locations & Prison)

Harry Potter Azkaban Tour (Film Locations & Prison)

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This is a great tour for families & die-hard fans of Harry Potter This walking tour of London unfurls the movie set locations of the world's most famous Wizard. You will see the famous movie set locations and several locations that inspired JK Rowling. We will visit the actual filming locations in London! The tour starts at King Cross Train station: Platform 9 3/4!! We then head to Leicester square area to see some of the film locations & visit 2 famous shops. The first: inspired & made all of the paper props for the films and the second a very nice treat for the kids (We keep this one a secret!) After visiting this incredible area we head to London Bridge where we see more film locations. These include the Millennium (aka Wobbly) Bridge and the Leaky Cauldron. In addition to the film locations, we will see sights and buildings that inspired JK Rowling when she was writing each of the books. Then go inside the Clink Prison Museum and explore the UK oldest prison.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.13
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$53.13
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Heavenly Walking Tour With A Twist

Heavenly Walking Tour With A Twist

Welcome to Iheartlondontours’ heavenly walking tour to be enjoyed by all! The tour will start at Charing Cross Station and you’ll be visiting all of London’s most famous landmarks. Starting at Trafalgar Square with the National Gallery, where you’ll see just how much of Britain’s most famous paintings are religiously influenced. Then you’ll be continuing to see more main landmarks including; Leicester Square, Chinatown and St James’ Palace. Later on at Buckingham Palace and St James’ Park we’ll explore the religious history behind the monarch and The Church of England. The main event will be the visit to Westminster’s most famous churches including; Westminster Abbey and the sacred St Martin’s Church where hopefully you’ll see the chiming of the bells. The tour will end at the London Eye where you can either choose to continue experiencing London privately or enjoy a small lunch with your guide to discuss anything else you would like to know about London and it’s Locals.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.94
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$18.94

London's Private Magical Harry Potter Tour

London's Private Magical Harry Potter Tour

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Learn all about the Boy Who Lived—and discover a number of Harry Potter filming locations across London—on this private walking tour. Perfect for Harry Potter fans and obsessives, this tour will help you relive the magic from the books and movies. Pick from several possible departure times and meet your guide at Piccadilly Circus. Then, explore former film sets, see a gallery of movie props, stop to enjoy a proper cup of tea, and more.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.17
Price varies by group size
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$89.17
Price varies by group size
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Beatlemania! (Private Half Day London Tour)

Beatlemania! (Private Half Day London Tour)

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‘Fab Four’ fan alert! Celebrate the half-century reign of the all-time greatest rock and roll band. Get to tick off your entire wish-list of Beatles city-spots with a Black Cab. No walking tour promises that. Visit all key hangouts of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr in the city that our Guide Mick calls the “5th Beatle”. Including the most-wanted of them all, Abbey Road Studios. Recreate the famous Abbey Road album with your squad on the crossing. Hit up more iconic sites, in the West End. Check out places where they lived, played and recorded their chart-busters, including Mayfair, Soho, Piccadilly. Magical Mystery Tour highlight, the ‘Gig on the Roof’ to shake up your followers. Exclusive tour is designed with special inputs from bass player Mick Greenwood. But what really slays it? Our Beatlemania Tour Guides are music-maniacs themselves. Mark Taylor once played in the 1970’s punk band ‘Department S’, while Paul Williams regularly gigs for West London ‘Riverkites’.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$345.76
per group
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$345.76
per group

Harry Potter Film Location Walking Tour & River Cruise

Harry Potter Film Location Walking Tour & River Cruise

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This is a great tour for families & die-hard fans of Harry Potter This walking tour of London unfurls the movie set locations of the world's most famous Wizard (you know who he is) Great day out for the family You will see the famous movie set locations and several locations that inspired JK Rowling. We will visit the actual filming locations in London! The tour starts at King Cross Train station: Platform 9 3/4!! We then head to Leicester square area to see some of the film locations & visit 2 famous shops. The first: inspired & made all of the paper props for the films and the second a very nice treat for the kids (We keep this one a secret!) We then go to the London Bridge where we see more film locations. These include the Millennium (aka Wobbly) Bridge & the Leaky Cauldron. We will also see sights & buildings that inspired JK Rowling when she wrote each of the books And finish off on a Thames Cruise: where you can some of the Potter filming locations from the River Thames!
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$53.13
From
$53.13
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