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London Eye Tours

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The London Eye offers unparalleled views of central London's world-famous landmarks from its prime location on the Thames River waterfront, opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. The gigantic, 443-foot-high observation wheel was built to mark the millennium in 2000 and quickly became one of the most popular paid attractions in the United Kingdom.

The Basics
A 30-minute ride in one of the 32 glass capsules offers panoramic views, so travelers can spot London highlights such as St Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace from every angle. One rotation takes 30 minutes, with the structure rotating at a fairly slow speed, meaning visitors are free to walk about their capsule and take photos from all sides.

With more than 3.5 million annual visitors, lines for the London Eye's capsules can get quite long. Pre-booking a fast-track ticket is the best way to maximize your time in England's capital. Travelers with a penchant for luxury can opt to sip champagne while they ride. Many tours combine a rotation on the wheel with other popular London activities such as afternoon tea, a Thames River cruise, a hop-on, hop-off bus tour, or a city tour that covers top sites, including the Tower of London and London Dungeon.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Take a spin on the London Eye at the start of your London vacation to orient yourself and grasp the layout of the capital city's seemingly endless sprawl.
  • On a clear day, it may be possible to spy Windsor Castle on the horizon from one of the capsules.
  • If gray skies threaten rain, nearby indoor activities abound: the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, the BFI IMAX cinema, Madame Tussauds London, and Shrek's Adventure ensure kids and adults stay entertained during a storm.

How to Get to the London Eye
Located on the south bank of the River Thames. The easiest way to reach it is by tube to Waterloo station, which is serviced by the Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo, and Waterloo and City lines. From the station, it's a 5- to 10-minute walk. Visitors traveling on the District or Circle line can disembark at Westminster station for a scenic walk across Westminster Bridge. Surrounding the Eye are street performers, food stalls, and fairground attractions in Jubilee Gardens.

When to Get There
Look out for special themed events—the London Eye has hosted flash mobs, pop-up dining events, romantic Valentine's Day dinners, and even weddings. Plus, the Eye is a main feature in London's famous New Year's Eve fireworks display.

Unlucky 13
It's no accident that the London Eye has 32 capsules—each one represents one of the city's 32 boroughs. However, observant visitors will notice that the last capsule is actually No. 33—the creators skipped pod No. 13, deeming it unlucky.
Address: Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB, England
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Private Day Tours in London

Private Day Tours in London

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The day tour will start at 10.30am at Charing Cross Underground station. I’ll start by showing you all the main attractions in London’s famous Westminster through an amazing walking tour. We’ll be seeing sights such as; Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, St James’ Palace and Park, Buckingham Palace, Churchill War Rooms, Westminster Abbey and the iconic London Eye. Afterwards you’ll enjoy a short brunch break and at a British cuisine. Afterwards I’ll take you to go and explore other famous parts of London including St paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern Gallery, Tower Bridge and London Bridge while teaching you all the hidden tips and tricks of London. you’ll spend this time touring and exploring the best shopping centres, children’s play areas, pubs and party hangouts. Finally, we’ll end the tour at 4.30pm with a café trip where you’ll experience Britain’s classic popular treats and drinks In the end, on this day you'll get a tour guide, teacher, local expert but also a new friend.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$144.83
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Private London Evening Tour by Car

Private London Evening Tour by Car

See London’s beautiful monuments illuminated at night, such as Big Ben A private car tour helps you cover more ground than a walking tour No need to share the vehicle—the tour is completely private Enjoy photo opportunities along the way, including Buckingham Palace
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$115.45
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Buckingham Palace and Vintage Bus Tour of London

Buckingham Palace and Vintage Bus Tour of London

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See London’s highlights by retro double-decker bus, cruise boat, and foot on this half-day tour. Take a seat on a vintage, red Routemaster bus and pass top London sights including Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. Then, soak in more London landmarks, such as Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, on a Thames River sightseeing cruise. Finally, crown your tour with a visit to magnificent Buckingham Palace. Take an audio tour of the ornate State Rooms, only accessible to the public for two months in the year.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.68
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$77.68
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Thames Rockets Sunset London Speedboat Experience

Thames Rockets Sunset London Speedboat Experience

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Nights are made for chilling and chatting, and Thames Rockets renowned guides love nothing more than showing you the river when all the other boats have disappeared, and with just the winding Thames and London’s romantic sights between you and the sunset, you’ll feel like the most important people in town. With only the very best hand-picked guides at your service, you’ll soon be giggling past the Gherkin and tittering by the Tower. As Tower Bridge cruises into view hold on tight as your expert skipper opens the throttles and rockets you down the river! Find out why they're famous for their speedboat experiences as you twist and turn through Canary Wharf and listen to a medley of all the latest hits! This high speed ride is sure to take your breath away, so once back to Tower Bridge you'll receive a seasonal drink to calm your nerves and bobble back to the London Eye feeling fired up.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.18
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$59.18
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Classic Sights and Hidden Histories London Self-guided Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Classic Sights and Hidden Histories London Self-guided Audio Tour by VoiceMap

This is a perfect pick for travelers interested in learning about the history of London's top landmarks. Explore the city at your own pace without feeling the pressure to keep up with a group. Access the VoiceMap app from your phone, and choose when to begin your tour. Travel back over 500 years, and hear about royalty including Queen Victoria, and King Henry VIII. See Green Park, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and much more.
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes
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Private London tour with ParisRio Local Guide

Private London tour with ParisRio Local Guide

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Benefit from personalized attention and a customized itinerary on this private tour of the City of London. Spend time with a Local Guide who knows the ins and outs of the city and will show you hidden gems that you might not find on your own. You're free to request certain stops according to your interests or let the guide put a plan together for you. -Private walking tour for just you and your party -Learn about the hidden history of London through guided commentary -Learn about the everyday life of London -Customize your itinerary or let your guide put one together according to your interests -Walking tour lets you get to know the city on foot No routine tours - only what you like!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$257.69
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$257.69
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Private Family Photo Shoot in London

Private Family Photo Shoot in London

Explore London’s most scenic corners with your own personal photographer in tow on this private outing. Pick a tour time and a location that work best for you, from Westminster to East London and everything in between. Your photographer will capture posed and candid snaps of you and your group as you explore at your own pace; following the tour, you’ll receive 30 high-quality, edited snaps within a week.
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  • 1 hour
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$457.51
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$457.51
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Photography City Tour in London

Photography City Tour in London

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This half-day walking tour around London’s city center is suitable for all types of photographer, no matter your skill level or equipment. If you’re new to photography, enjoy comprehensive and hands-on tutorials from your professional photographer guide; if you’re experienced, walk around many of London’s prominent landmarks and find the best spots to take photos. Whether you’re carrying a DSLR or just a regular smartphone camera, get coaching that’s tailored to your needs and equipment.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.00
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$114.00
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London Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

London Sightseeing Treasure Hunt

See the sights of London in a new and exciting way, whilst competing for the chance to win a 'cash' prize! Visit many of the main tourist attractions as well as some hidden away, less well known places of interest. Challenge yourself and your friends or family to see who can solve the cryptic clues and riddles. Marvel at the wondrous architecture as you walk the streets of London on the hunt for clues. Learn a little of the history of some well known landmarks in an interesting way as you unravel the mystery. A very pleasant way to get fresh air and exercise whilst spending time with the ones you love. Enjoy many fabulous photo opportunities as you explore the beautiful city of London during our event. Have fun meeting new people along the way, who share your passion for adventure. Fun for the whole family! Children (under 18) are completely free, but must be accompanied by at least one paying adult. Seniors (over 60) receive a discount.
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  • 3 days
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$6.58
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Doctor Who Tour of London

Doctor Who Tour of London

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Discover the London locations used to film hit TV show ‘Doctor Who’ on a private tour of sites associated with the eccentric time lord. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise around England’s cultural capital in an iconic black cab and see settings used for the program since 1963. Listen to insider gossip about ‘Doctor Who’ characters and hear entertaining anecdote of Daleks and a whole host of other destructive archenemies of the doctor.  
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$447.31
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Night Photography Tour in London

Night Photography Tour in London

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Snap stunning photos of London at night with the help of your professional photographer guide on this roughly three hour tour around the city. Get personalized coaching from your guide tailored to your skill level, learning how to do things like shoot in low light and with long exposure. Walk across the Thames and explore the river’s north and south banks, including landmarks like the London Eye and the Tower Bridge.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$114.00
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$114.00
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London by Night Sightseeing Tour with Private Chauffeur

London by Night Sightseeing Tour with Private Chauffeur

Experience the magic of London after dark on a private 3-hour sightseeing tour custom-made for you! Drive through the illuminated city, stopping to marvel at Tower Bridge, the London Eye and Piccadilly Circus. Along the way, hop out to stroll around Trafalgar Square, soak up the electric atmosphere of the West End, Chinatown and Soho or admire the views along the River Thames.
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  • 3 hours
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$324.66
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Half Day Private London Tour by Walking and Public Transportation

Half Day Private London Tour by Walking and Public Transportation

This whirlwind tour takes you to many of London’s notable landmarks and attractions. With a private guide, visit the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, and more. Learn about the city’s history and get tips from a local about what else to see and do while you’re in town.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$352.62
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London City Insider Exclusive Private Tour

London City Insider Exclusive Private Tour

Big Ben and Buckingham Palace are just the beginning. Do the main sights or find the real London (or just find a pub and hang out for a while — that’s equally real). But before you set out to explore, we suggest you meet with a local expert who can tell you everything you need to know about London. Find out where the locals love to go, what’s new and trendy and not listed in your guidebook, and how to have the best time while you’re in town.
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  • 3 hours
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$349.47
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The London Black Cab Tour - Chauffeur & Narrated Guided Tour

The London Black Cab Tour - Chauffeur & Narrated Guided Tour

This tour offers the all-round London Experience! See all the sights London has to offer, immerse yourself into the rich history & culture and get the best London Experience! Experience comfort within a classic London Black Cab, see all the sights and learn everything you could hope to enjoy from a qualified London Tour Guide. This is the ultimate sightseeing experience. A private car, a real London Taxi Driver, the option of customising the tour to what suits your interests and getting the real London experience. The people that know London best are Londoners, qualified Tour Guides and of course the famous London Black Cab Drivers... here you will get all 3 in 1! This sightseeing experience is fully narrated and primarily focused on both visiting all sights whilst providing entertaining stories about London's history. You have the option of driving around the city and seeing all the sights from the comfort of the vehicle or stopping at each location to walk.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$375.24
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$375.24
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Family Day In London With A Local: Private & Personalized

Family Day In London With A Local: Private & Personalized

Keeping kids engaged while sightseeing can be tricky but this private tour does the work for you. Your itinerary will be customized to your family's interests and preferences, whether you want to visit interactive museums or enjoy the outdoors. You'll explore in the company of just your family and a hand-selected, like-minded guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.23
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Luxury London bus tour with Gourmet Dinner and Panoramic View

Luxury London bus tour with Gourmet Dinner and Panoramic View

Embark on a gourmet tour through the heart of London! You'll have the best view of the major landmarks thanks to a panoramic glass roof while enjoying a gastronomic meal. • The 6-course dinner is a dynamic blend of British and French Gastronomy prepared by talented guest chefs • A carefully selected wine pairing is included • Communal tour and dinner for up to 38 people • Audio Pen Guide available in 9 different languages, giving guests the opportunity to learn more about London's fascinating landmarks (Pass by Royal Courts of Justice, (Pass by Royal Courts of Justice, St Paul's Cathedral, London Bridge, The Shard, London tower, London Eye, Westminster Palace and Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Houses of Parliament, Wellington Arch, Harrods)
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$214.29
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Half-Day Guided City Tour with a Bluebadge Guide

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Half-Day Guided City Tour with a Bluebadge Guide

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Make the most of your layover at Heathrow when you embark on a seamless, half-day tour of London. After landing, meet your chauffeur at any Heathrow terminal, and set off in a luxurious private vehicle. Your sightseeing is up to you: choose to explore the highlights of Westminster, drive along the Thames, glimpse the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, and more. Disembark where and when you please (entrance fees at landmarks are an additional expense) before returning to the airport.
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  • 4 hours
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$730.47
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$811.64
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Afternoon Tea Bus with Panoramic Tour of London– Lower Deck

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Afternoon Tea Bus with Panoramic Tour of London– Lower Deck

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Don't miss the chance to enjoy the famously-British tradition of high tea in London with this quirky tour experience, with city sightseeing and a spot of tea included. You can cruise through London to admire the city, from the West End to Charing Cross, and enjoy fantastic views from the double-decker bus as you go. If you're feeling peckish, sample delicious finger sandwiches and cakes along with your tea, and even try a classic scone with clotted cream.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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 Harry Potter's Private London Taxi Tour

Harry Potter's Private London Taxi Tour

Calling all fans of the world’s favorite wizard, this private full-day tour combines famous Harry Potter filming locations with top London sites. In an iconic black taxi cab, you’ll tick off London landmarks including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and Shakespeare’s Globe while your guide points out locations linked to Harry Potter. Pose on Platform 9 ¾ at King's Cross rail station; visit the real-life Grimmauld Place; and see Millennium Bridge, destroyed by Death Eaters in the penultimate movie. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$771.97
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$771.97
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South Tour of London by the traditional Electric Black Taxi (Electocab Ltd)

South Tour of London by the traditional Electric Black Taxi (Electocab Ltd)

CHOOSING THE SOUTH TOUR WILL PROVIDE A CAPTIVATING EXPERIENCE. ONCE WE LEAVE THE HUB YOU ARE INSTANTLY TRAVELING THROUGH WHITEHALL WHERE YOU GET TO SEE THE QUEEN’S GUARD, 10 DOWNING STREET AND MUCH MORE BEFORE THE STUNNING BIG BEN, HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT AND WESTMINSTER ABBEY APPEAR ON THE HORIZON. YOU WILL GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO DELVE INTO SOUTHBANK WHERE YOU GET FAMILIAR WITH ROYAL NATIONAL THEATRE, TATE MODERN, SHAKESPEARE GLOBE, THE FAMOUS BOROUGH MARKET AND OF COURSE THE SHARD BEFORE DRIVING OVER TOWER BRIDGE AND THROUGH UPPER THAMES STREET WHERE YOU WITNESS THE BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF THE RIVER THAMES AND THE SOUTHBANK. FINALLY, WE WILL REACH TRAFALGAR SQUARE THROUGH NORTHUMBERLAND AVENUE. FURTHERMORE, BY TAKING SOUTH TOUR, YOU WILL OBSERVE SITES SUCH AS TATE BRITAIN, LAMBETH PALACE, MI5 BUILDINGS AND MUCH MORE.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$216.45
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$216.45
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James Bond Bus Tour of London

James Bond Bus Tour of London

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Enter the glamorous world of 007 on this action-packed 3-hour James Bond tour of London. Follow in the footsteps of everyone’s favorite international spy as you visit filming locations from Bond classics like 'GoldenEye', 'The World is Not Enough' and 'Die Another Day', as well as recent hits like ‘Spectre’ and ‘Skyfall’. Brush up on your Bond trivia as you learn more about Bond actors Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, then get a glimpse of the real world of espionage as you pass MI6.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.08
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Private Walking tour of London with licensed guide with central Hotel Pick Up

Private Walking tour of London with licensed guide with central Hotel Pick Up

Explore the major monuments of the city in this incredible tour, we will see the main monuments of London such as Big Ben, Tower Bridge or the London Eye. We can also enjoy the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$344.51
Price varies by group size
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$344.51
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60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in London

60 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in London

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Flytographer 60 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in London and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in London, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$381.42
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$381.42
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