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Packed with cultural hot spots and boasting a uniquely laid-back atmosphere, the South Bank district is a must for anyone curious about London life. Locals and visitors alike stroll the riverbank for striking views of Westminster and beyond, or pop into any of the museums, galleries, theaters, or pubs for which the area is famous.

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Lambeth Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge,south to St George's Circus, London, England
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Tootbus Must See London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Thames River Cruise

Tootbus Must See London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Thames River Cruise

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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 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.95
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$48.95

South Bank (London Bridge) Walking Tour & Enter The Tower of London

South Bank (London Bridge) Walking Tour & Enter The Tower of London

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London’s South Bank area is home to more than a dozen of the city’s top attractions, so see them all in just a few hours on this insightful walking tour. In addition to the famous London Bridge, see the Clink Prison, the Globe Theatre, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Shard, while hearing London legends and trivia from an entertaining guide. Finally, be dazzled by the crown jewels with included admission to the Tower of London.
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  • 3 hours
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$76.54
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$76.54

London Thames River Dinner Cruise

London Thames River Dinner Cruise

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Take to the Thames for a sparkling river dinner sailing past London’s waterfront sights. Settle at your table to savor a delectable dinner and admire floodlit city sights such as Tower Bridge, the London Eye, and Big Ben as you eat and relax, and enjoy enchanting live entertainment.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.44
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$152.44

Southbank or Westminster Photography Tour at Night

Southbank or Westminster Photography Tour at Night

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See an alternative side of London while honing your photography skills on this 2-hour evening photography tour. Master basic techniques or improve existing camera skills alongside an expert guide and capture flawless shots of London’s illuminated landmarks. Choose between a creative workshop in Westminster, home to the iconic Big Ben, London Eye, and the Houses of Parliament, or opt to photograph London’s famous skyline from Southbank on the Thames River.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.26
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$153.26

Private Tour: Night Photography Tour in London

Private Tour: Night Photography Tour in London

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Discover the enchantment of London at night, and learn to take evening photos using professional techniques. Explore iconic London landmarks and examine unique architecture while learning to capture the perfect shots. Enjoy the personalized attention of an experienced photographer on a private night photography tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$229.90
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$229.90
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London Christmas Lights Private Tour

London Christmas Lights Private Tour

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This is the very best way to see the London Christmas Lights. The Lights are mainly in London’s vibrant West End, along the iconic shopping routes such as Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street. We also see superb lights in Mayfair, Trafalgar Square, the Thames Embankment and Westminster. The car is an electric powered 6 seater, with a glass, panoramic roof and is solely for the use of your group. We can stop wherever you like for photos and I have a fabulous route planned out, which we can alter as we go along to let you see whatever you like. I am an experienced London Cabbie and qualified Tour Guide, so I’ll tell you loads of interesting facts and stories about London too.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$272.71
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$272.71
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London Podcast Tours: 10 self-guided walks to discover the city

London Podcast Tours: 10 self-guided walks to discover the city

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Discover London in a new way with our self-guided podcast tours! Discovering a new area should never be dull, which is why our immersive audio guides are just like podcasts: engaging, quirky and captivating.We've teamed up with expert historians, storytellers and students to give you a unique and engaging experience of London! We will discover some of London's most iconic landmarks as well as taking you off the beaten track to discover some of the lesser known gems! You'll learn all about the British Monarchy with our Royal London tour and the parliamentary system in our Westminster tour. Fancy something a bit more off-the beaten track? We'll take you around some of the coolest instagram spots in Soho, to the cultural scene of Southbank, the colourful neighbourhoods of Covent Garden, the dynamic Shoreditch, the vibrant Brixton, and to the UNESCO Heritage Site of Kew Gardens! Our interactive digital audio guide can be downloaded anytime directly onto your smartphone!
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  • 1 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.96
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$27.96

London Private Tour with a Local Guide, Kickstart your Trip: Customised ★★★★★

London Private Tour with a Local Guide, Kickstart your Trip: Customised ★★★★★

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Experience London like a local on this private 2-hour walking tour and maximize your time with a custom-made itinerary. Perhaps check off famous landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Tower of London; discover neighborhoods like Soho and Covent Garden; or get insider tips on where to shop, dine, or party in the city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.85
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$139.85
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Medieval London: A Self-Guided Audio Tour from Monument to the Tower of London

Medieval London: A Self-Guided Audio Tour from Monument to the Tower of London

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Put the Tower of London in its often gruesome context on this two mile riverside walk from Monument Station to Traitors’ Gate. • Spot Roman ruins, find out about the 10 infamous executions here – including Anne Boleyn’s at the hands of an expert swordsman from France – and meet a brazen thief who almost escaped with the Crown Jewels • Hear from producer James Holdstock, an author of historical fiction set at the Tower • Do it all a little over an hour or linger at stops along the way with complete control over when you start and finish • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a ticket with instructions and a unique code listed under “Before You Go”. Then simply install the VoiceMap app and enter your code. The app displays directions to the starting point, and when you’re in the right place, just pop in your headphones and tap start. VoiceMap has automatic GPS playback, with turn-by-turn directions. It also works offline.
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  • 40 minutes to 2 hours
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$5.55
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$5.55

Shakespeare Walking Tour in London

Shakespeare Walking Tour in London

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Retrace the footsteps of iconic playwright William Shakespeare on this 3-hour walking tour of central London. Visit London’s lively South Bank and the legendary Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, plus see the site of the original theatre and its competitor, the Rose Theatre. Additional attractions include the Shakespeare stained glass window at Southwark Cathedral, Winchester Palace, the Golden Hind and the Anchor Pub.
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  • 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.61
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$179.61

Tootbus London by Night: Sightseeing Bus Tour & Thames River Cruise

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Tootbus London by Night: Sightseeing Bus Tour & Thames River Cruise

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Get to know the city that never sleeps on this after-dark sightseeing bus tour and river cruise. Listen to your guide’s illuminating commentary as you zip between landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Tower of London, then transfer to river boat for a different perspective of the capital’s night-time skyline.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.72
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Visit Shakespeare's Globe Theatre & See 30+ London Sights Tour!

Visit Shakespeare's Globe Theatre & See 30+ London Sights Tour!

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London attracts visitors from across the world to its landmarks and attractions, but navigating the streets to explore solo cuts into valuable sightseeing time. On this walking tour, leave the map behind and follow your guide to famous sites like the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. Catch the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace, and learn of London’s theater history at Shakespeare's Globe.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.51
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London Private Layover Tour with a Local Guide: Tailored to Your Interests ★★★★★

London Private Layover Tour with a Local Guide: Tailored to Your Interests ★★★★★

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Why spend your Heathrow layover stuck in the airport food court when you can explore London’s top attractions? Take a 6-hour private tour of the capital and create a custom itinerary based on the things that interest you. Visit Big Ben, eat traditional fish and chips, stroll through Covent Garden, and more. Whatever you decide, your private guide is with you every step of the way to ensure an authentic English experience.
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  • 6 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$223.76
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$223.76
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London Day Tour with a Local Guide: Private & Tailored to Your Interests ★★★★★

London Day Tour with a Local Guide: Private & Tailored to Your Interests ★★★★★

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Make your London adventure a personal one on a private 8-hour sightseeing tour. Your tailor made itinerary can include Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the city’s hidden gems, and much more. It's up to you. Thanks to the expert navigation skills of your Londoner guide, you’re able to explore in an efficient, but leisurely manner. Leave with exclusive tips on what to see, eat, and do with the rest of your vacation.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$307.67
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$307.67
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South Bank Photography Tour - Small Group

South Bank Photography Tour - Small Group

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Capture the infectious energy of London’s South Bank on this 4-hour photography walking tour. Your professional photographer guide will show you how to adjust aperture, shutter speed and depth of field to snap candid portraits of the street entertainers and market vendors that line the River Thames. With tour places limited to six, you’ll enjoy one-on-one tuition to help you achieve winning shots of landmarks like the London Eye, Big Ben and St Paul's Cathedral.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$191.58
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$191.58
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Photos at the Landmarks (Travel Photos)

Photos at the Landmarks (Travel Photos)

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Get over 40 professional-quality photographs taken by a noted Instagrammer during this photo walk through London. Choose from two different walking routes, either north or south of the Thames River, and snap iconic landmarks like the Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and the London Eye. You'll also get personalized tips for how to boost your social media following.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$183.92
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$183.92

Private Tour: South Bank Photography Walking Tour in London

Private Tour: South Bank Photography Walking Tour in London

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Combine a 4-hour walking tour along London’s atmospheric South Bank with an expert-led photography class tailored to your interests and knowledge level. Pass iconic landmarks like Big Ben, the London Eye and Westminster Bridge, set against a photogenic backdrop of the Thames River. Your private guide will show you how to get the best possible shots with your camera and point out little-known viewpoints to make your photos unique and memorable.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$245.23
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$245.23
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Private London Travel Photography Course

Private London Travel Photography Course

Join an exceptionally scenic photography workshop which fuels your passion for photography as you unlock the power of your camera to discover great shots. Learn how to get the best holiday photos which show off your wonderful adventures perfectly. This is an outstanding photography learning experience as you explore and photograph the cultural heart of London with professional Fine Art Photographer, Lou Smith. Your expert photographer has extensive teaching experience and knows a multitude of cameras. Photograph the vibrant and buzzing nature of London's South Bank where teaching is geared towards you and the camera you own. Capture street entertainers, musicians, market stalls, iconic architecture and outstanding river views. Learn About; * Composition and framing * Aperture and depth of field * Shutter speed to freeze action and create motion * Lens choices and zoom selection * Light and how it affects your photos * Get the best from the camera you own * And much more...
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$237.75
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$237.75
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Private Tour: The Tasty Weekend Walk- Eat and Sights!

Private Tour: The Tasty Weekend Walk- Eat and Sights!

In a Private group, you will discover 2 award-winning markets where Londoner's hangout and like to keep secret. These 2 markets are on each end of the walking tour, they are united by the deliciousness of their extensive variety of award-winning food. Between those 2 delicious markets, we will take you on a picturesque walk along the Thames which is perfect for pictures, Instagram friendly and traffic-free. You will see more than 20 landmarks and 6 bridges including Big Ben, London Eye South Bank Centre The National Theatre The British Film Industry building Tate Modern Shakespeare Globe Saint Paul Cathedrale The Clink Southwark Cathedrale HMS Belfast The London Skyline Tower Bridge Tower of London After this 60-90 min walk, we will indulge in some delicious foods and a refreshing glass of locally brewed beer or Kombucha...
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  • 3 hours
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$128.75
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$128.75

Discover London Along The River

Discover London Along The River

When it comes to cultural diversity, London is up there with the best of them, and if you head south of the river you'll experience a whole other atmosphere that celebrates London's arty side. With one of our London hosts by your side, you can tap into that creative energy as you explore museums, contemporary and forward-thinking art galleries and even a Shakespearean theatre. Take a scenic walk along the banks of the Thames, working up an appetite that you can then quell with innovative foods from one of London's most eclectic food markets. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.96
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Private Sunrise 10K Running Tour over London's Iconic Bridges

Private Sunrise 10K Running Tour over London's Iconic Bridges

Start your day with a sunrise running tour over London's iconic bridges, along the River Thames. Your history-loving guide will pick you up from your hotel (or meet you at a central London location) and run the bridges with you - revealing the secret history of our amazing city as we go. There will be plenty of opportunities for pictures (and your guide doubles up as your own private photographer). And the best bit? You'll be back at your hotel in time for breakfast, with the rest of the day ahead of you. Not been on a running tour before? Don't worry, we run at your pace and NOBODY is too slow. We're even happy to power walk, or mix walking intervals into your running tour. Some runners prefer to do the 10k non-stop, in which case we give commentary on the way. But most of our customers prefer to pause at each place of interest to learn about its history and take some wonderful photos. You're never far from your next breather!
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  • 1 hour to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.53
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$68.53
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London Fitness Pass

London Fitness Pass

Are you looking to maintain your fitness routine during your stay in the beautiful city of London? The Fitness Pass allows you to stay on track with your sports activities without compromising on quality or experience. With access to hundreds of daily fitness classes (think cycling, pilates, yoga) across more than 50 gyms, the London Fitness Pass offers workout options to accommodate your schedule and fitness level. Simply choose the Pass type that works for you with 2 or 4 visit options which are valid for a year from purchase date. How it Works - Once you choose your Fitness Pass, you will first receive a payment confirmation from Viator. - A follow on email will arrive within a few minutes with your specific link and your BODDY Pass Code which you will use to reserve your entry and/or book your class. - Gyms listed in the itinerary are purely for display purposes only. When you access the BODDY booking page, you will see these and many others.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$17.68
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$17.68

VIP Tour: The Tasty Weekend Walk- Eat and Sights!

VIP Tour: The Tasty Weekend Walk- Eat and Sights!

In a small group, you will discover 2 award-winning markets where Londoner's hangout and like to keep secret. These 2 markets are on each end of the walking tour, they are united by the deliciousness of their extensive variety of award-winning food. Between those 2 delicious markets, we will take you on a picturesque walk along the Thames which is perfect for pictures, Instagram friendly and traffic-free. You will see more than 20 landmarks and 6 bridges including Big Ben, London Eye South Bank Centre The National Theatre The British Film Industry building Tate Modern Shakespeare Globe Saint Paul Cathedrale The Clink Southwark Cathedrale HMS Belfast The London Skyline Tower Bridge Tower of London After this 60-90 min walk, we will indulge in some delicious foods and a refreshing glass of locally brewed beer or Kombucha... As a VIP you will get a luxury drink on top of your experience
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  • 3 hours
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$105.75
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$105.75

The Tasty Weekend Walk- Eat and Sights!

The Tasty Weekend Walk- Eat and Sights!

In a small group, you will discover 2 award-winning markets where Londoner's hangout and like to keep secret. These 2 markets are on each end of the walking tour, they are united by the deliciousness of their extensive variety of award-winning food. Between those 2 delicious markets, we will take you on a picturesque walk along the Thames which is perfect for pictures, Instagram friendly and traffic-free. You will see more than 20 landmarks and 6 bridges including Big Ben, London Eye South Bank Centre The National Theatre The British Film Industry building Tate Modern Shakespeare Globe Saint Paul Cathedrale The Clink Southwark Cathedrale HMS Belfast The London Skyline Tower Bridge Tower of London After this 60-90 min walk, we will indulge in some delicious foods and a refreshing glass of locally brewed beer or Kombucha...
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  • 3 hours
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$90.43
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Should I book South Bank tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since South Bank 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 South Bank 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to South Bank costs USD 5.55. Guided South Bank tours start around USD 5.55 per person.
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