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London Shard Tours and Activities

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Piercing the sky like a gigantic shard of glass, the London Shard is every bit as spectacular as it sounds. This architectural wonder, designed by Renzo Piano, is not only one of the city’s most iconic structures—it also boasts the highest observation deck in London.

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Skip the Line: The View from The Shard Direct Entry Ticket

Skip the Line: The View from The Shard Direct Entry Ticket

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Get your ticket to 'The View from The Shard' and enjoy sweeping vistas of the London cityscape. As the tallest building in Western Europe, the Shard offers panoramic views of up to 40 miles (64 km) across the capital. Take a high-speed elevator to one of the viewing decks and marvel at the sights, including great angles of main attractions like the London Eye and Tower Bridge. Complement your experience with a glass of Champagne (upgrade required).
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$44.71
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$44.71
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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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 fast-track London Eye option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off at Westminster Pier or Tower of London stop to enjoy a Thames River cruise.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$43.59
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Thames 24 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

Thames 24 Hour Hop-On Hop-Off River Cruise

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Discover the sights and history of London from the water on this leisurely cruise down the Thames River. With your 24-hour pass, enjoy unobstructed views of the city’s main riverside attractions like the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament from within an all-weather vessel, and hop on or off at any stop along the way. Create your own London adventure.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.64
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$28.64
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High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

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Let your adrenaline levels go through the roof during a white-knuckle ride on the Thames River. Climb aboard a modern RIB (rigid-inflatable-boat) and satisfy an appetite for adventure as you soar past iconic landmarks like Big Ben, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the London Eye. Enrich your knowledge of English history as you listen to illuminating onboard commentary, and experience the exhilaration of super-fast speeds up to 35 miles (56 km). Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.80
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Best of London Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, with a Cream Tea or London Eye Upgrade

Best of London Including Tower of London, Changing of the Guard, with a Cream Tea or London Eye Upgrade

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See the English capital’s top landmarks on this most comprehensive of London magical tours. Take a tour of beautiful St Paul’s Cathedral, then make a photo stop at Westminster Abbey. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and visit the Tower of London, where you'll have free time for lunch (own expense). Enjoy an extended river sightseeing cruise, and upgrade to cap everything with a London Eye flight or cream tea at Harrods.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$138.31
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The London Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Access to 80+ Attractions

The London Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Access to 80+ Attractions

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Discover London’s top sights for one low price with the London Pass®. Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, or 10-day sightseeing credits package, and enjoy access to your London Pass straight from your mobile, while paying nothing at the gate. Simply show it at the gate or ticket office to redeem your credits and gain entrance to more than 80 attractions including Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, and the "View from the Shard." Your pass also includes a hop-on hop-off bus tour, a Thames River cruise and a free guidebook packed with useful information, including opening times. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two year from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for the remaining number of consecutive days purchased.
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  • 1 to 10 days
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$86.62
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London City Sightseeing Tour Including Tower of London and City of London

London City Sightseeing Tour Including Tower of London and City of London

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See London’s most spectacular sights on a bus tour of England’s cultural capital. Listen to commentary from a guide as you explore the city by coach and foot. See the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, learn the history behind of the Tower of London, and admire the colossal skyscrapers of the City of London. Even better, the experience includes a ticket for a one-way River Thames sightseeing cruise to be used on the day or another time.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$114.56
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20 minute Tower Millennium Pier Speedboat Blast Loop

20 minute Tower Millennium Pier Speedboat Blast Loop

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Combine sightseeing with high-octane thrills on a Thames River speedboat cruise, the ideal choice for adrenaline junkies. On a RIB (rigid inflatable boat), soar past London landmarks such as Tower Bridge, The Shard, and HMS Belfast at full throttle, and slow down intermittently to listen to comic commentary. Select from two duration times—the longer option also includes views of the iconic O2 Arena and double the exhilarating twists and turns.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.03
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The Shard Viewing Gallery & Westminster Walking Tour

The Shard Viewing Gallery & Westminster Walking Tour

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Combine a comprehensive guided walking tour of the Westminster area with an entrance ticket to the Shard Viewing Gallery in this single booking. The guided portion of the tour takes you around the 20 attractions of Westminster, during which you'll listen to insightful guided commentary and enjoy asking questions. Then head to The Shard, where your guide will hand off your ticket and you can explore the epic views of London at your leisure.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.98
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Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal

Thames Lunch Cruise with 2-Course Meal

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Partake in a unique sightseeing excursion on this delightful lunch cruise along the Thames River. See the best of London’s riverside attractions on a cruise from Tower Pier to Westminster. Stroll the deck, savor a delectable 2-course meal, and admire great views of the London Eye, the Tower of London and more. An onboard bar offers additional drink options for spicing up your afternoon (own expense).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.50
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.80
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Emirates Airline Cable Car and Uber Boat by Thames Clippers Hop On Hop Off Pass

Emirates Airline Cable Car and Uber Boat by Thames Clippers Hop On Hop Off Pass

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During your time in London, avoid crowded underground trains and traffic jams with an Emirates Air Line cable car and Thames River cruise ticket. Ideal for families, this package allows you to cruise around the capital with a full-day River Roamer ticket, passing iconic landmarks such as the London Eye, Big Ben, and Tower Bridge. Then, enjoy panoramic vistas during a ride on the Emirates Air Line: plus, you’ll receive a souvenir in-flight guide and gain entry to the Emirate Aviation Experience.
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  • 1 to 16 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$42.47
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London in a Day Private Custom Tour

London in a Day Private Custom Tour

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Discover the spectacular sights of London according to your own personal itinerary on a private custom tour of the vibrant capital with a knowledgeable guide. Opt to enjoy a half- or full-day tour and customize your itinerary according to your cultural and historical interests. Allow your expert guide to pre-plan logistics like public transportation and reservations, and then delve into the capital’s rich history by listening to illuminating commentary. See iconic attractions like Big Ben and the Tower of London, and stray from the conventional tourist trail for a unique experience of London.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$158.28
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Go London Explorer Pass: Up to 40% Off Top Attractions

Go London Explorer Pass: Up to 40% Off Top Attractions

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Save big on combined admission prices to top London attractions with this London Explorer Pass. Select whether to get a pass that grants you access to two, three, four, five, or seven attractions. Choose where to redeem your Explorer credits from a list of London’s most popular spots visited by tourists and locals alike such as the Tower of London, The View from the Shard, Westminster Abbey, City Cruises Thames River Pass, and more. Please note: Enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change: All passes are valid for two years from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation your pass will be valid for 60 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
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  • 60 days
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$47.50
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The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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See London from the streets, water, and sky with this great-value package that lets you explore London at your own pace. Easily reach top sights without spending a fortune on cab fare with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket valid for 1, 2, or 3 days. You’ll also get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel and glide past Parliament and Big Ben on a Thames River cruise (Fri-Sun only).
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.52
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London Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

London Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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City Sightseeing London on our Hop-on Hop-off Bus tour will be the best way to explore the capital of England with the rich history and culture. Take in the views and visit iconic sites like Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London at your leisure. We have selected key tour stops to allow you to see all the sites London has to offer in touching distance. From The Shard, to Big Ben to Oxford Street, we cover all the best places in London. With our 24HR, 48HR and 72HR ticket, we even offer a free river cruise to explore London by water. Along with a free London self-guided podcast walking tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.91
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London Eye Fast-Track Ticket with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

London Eye Fast-Track Ticket with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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Have only a short stay in London? See the best of the city—and enjoy a variety of sightseeing experiences—with this convenient package. Begin with a hop-on hop-off bus tour: pick from 24-, 48-, or 72-hour passes, and cruise around town at your own pace. Then, head to the London Eye, where you’ll enjoy fast-track entry and sky-high views. This package also includes a river cruise which currently operates Friday to Sunday.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$93.16
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PRIVATE BUBBLE SPEEDBOAT 'TOWER RIB BLAST' - 20 minutes

PRIVATE BUBBLE SPEEDBOAT 'TOWER RIB BLAST' - 20 minutes

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Blast along the River Thames on this PRIVATE SPEEDBOAT BUBBLE CHARTER - 20 minute round-trip speedboat cruise from Tower Millennium Pier. Once suited up, sit back and take in the view as you head along the river past the Tower of London and under Tower Bridge. Then its throttle time! Feel the FULL throttle of the RIB's (rigid inflatable boat) 740bhp twin turbo engines as you roar along the River Thames towards Canary Wharf & back to Tower in the same fashion... It's a 20 minute BLAST! Thrill in the high speeds and intense wave crashing action at full power all the way back to the Tower Pier. Small-group trips are limited to a maximum of 12 people.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$410.75
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Light Up London Private Night Tour (Central London Pick Up)

Light Up London Private Night Tour (Central London Pick Up)

London by day is glorious. London by night is glorious and glittering. Can you afford to miss out on those hypnotic nocturnal views? BCHT’s cabbies proudly partner with London’s massive Illuminated River Project to showcase London all lit-up like a Christmas tree. Even outside of the holiday season. Don’t forget your shades. On both our tour options, you get to see the first 4 bridges that will launch Illuminated River. When the art project is complete, it will light up 15 bridges along 2.3  miles of the river. Thames is the star - so many fantastic views from bridges. Stop at the famous Tower Bridge and London Bridge, apart from three others. Blinkers glued and ears on alert for amusing anecdotes about Illuminated River, tidbits on the architecture of the bridges and social history of the diverse communities living along the banks. Finally chew on this. London’s taxi trade expanded historically alongside the pace of the River Thames crossings? This one’s close to our heart.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$244.49
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City of London Grand Tour

City of London Grand Tour

The City of London Grand Tour All our tours have been made Covid secure carried out in daily sanitised vehicles with antibacterial gels and wipes onboard.  We provide personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face masks and disposable gloves.  Our staff carry out a daily health check with temperature checks and may wear PPE too.  The venues will have sanitising stations and respect UK government rules on social distancing and safe travel.  Discover The City in-depth, on an 8 hour tour in luxury and style on this private tour in a Mercedes with your personal chauffeur and City of London official guide for guided visits in The City's top attractions. Guided tour of Tower of London for the Crown Jewels Guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral. Lunch stop at Leadenhall or Borough Market (lunch not included). Complimentary pick up and drop off anywhere in central London. Combine it with our Royal London Grand Tour over 2 days for the most complete and comfortable London experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,278.44
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City of London Walking Tour

City of London Walking Tour

City of London Walking Tour All our tours have been made Covid secure: our staff carry out daily temperature checks and we can provide face masks, disposable gloves and antibacterials if you like. We'll use an app for your smartphone so you can hear your guide easily through your earphones. Discover The City at leisure on this 8 hour private tour with your personal official London Blue Badge Guide for guided visits of The City's top attractions: The Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, The Shard and Leadenhall or Borough markets. Guided tour of the Tower of London: see the world famous Crown Jewels. Guided tour of St Paul's Cathedral. Lunch stop at Leadenhall or Borough Market (lunch not included). The best and highest view of The City from The Shard, Europe's tallest building. Photo stops around The City. Your guide will meet you at your hotel or other central location. Combine it with our Royal London Walking Tour over 2 days for the ultimate in-depth London experience.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$636.71
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$636.71
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Light Up London Private Night Tour (Tower Hill Tube Station Pick Up)

Light Up London Private Night Tour (Tower Hill Tube Station Pick Up)

London by day is glorious. London by night is glorious and glittering. Can you afford to miss out on those hypnotic nocturnal views? BCHT’s cabbies proudly partner with London’s massive Illuminated River Project to showcase London all lit-up like a Christmas tree. Even outside of the holiday season. Don’t forget your shades. On both our tour options, you get to see the first 4 bridges that will launch Illuminated River. When the art project is complete, it will light up 15 bridges along 2.3  miles of the river. Thames is the star - so many fantastic views from bridges. Stop at the famous Tower Bridge and London Bridge, apart from three others. Blinkers glued and ears on alert for amusing anecdotes about Illuminated River, tidbits on the architecture of the bridges and social history of the diverse communities living along the banks. Finally chew on this. London’s taxi trade expanded historically alongside the pace of the River Thames crossings? This one’s close to our heart.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$174.64
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$174.64
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Crown Jewels of London Afternoon Private car tour

Crown Jewels of London Afternoon Private car tour

Tour London's top sights with a private guide during this comprehensive outing in a luxury vehicle. You'll take a Thames River cruise and get personalized tours of both the Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral. This is a great way to do London in a day for first-time visitors or those short on time.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$314.35
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What are London Shard hours of operation?
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London Shard hours of operation: April–Oct: daily 10am–10pm; Nov–March: Sun–Wed 10am–7pm, Thurs–Sat 10am–10pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book London Shard tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since London Shard can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit London Shard 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to London Shard costs USD 28.64. Guided London Shard tours start around USD 28.64 per person.
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