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The Gherkin

The Gherkin Tours and Tickets

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Affectionately nicknamed “The Gherkin” for its unusual shape, the dazzling glass-fronted skyscraper at 30 St. Mary Axe is among London's most distinctive landmarks, looming 590 feet (180 meters) over the City of London financial district.

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30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP
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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
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$42.28
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$42.28

High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London
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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
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$60.92
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Thames Rockets Private London Speedboat Experience
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Thames Rockets Private London Speedboat Experience

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Thames Rockets are committed to ensuring social distancing becomes the new norm, so they've got the perfect ‘pick me up’ balancing safety and enjoyment in equal measure. Bring your nearest and dearest, friends, housemates, pals or family out for a truly unique London adventure for truly unique times! Come together this summer on board your very own exclusive charter experience just for you and your guests all for a very special price. You will have the speedboat all to yourselves as they whisk you out for a breathtaking blast of fresh air fun! Their comedian guides will be ready to ensure you make the most of every second. Feel the wind on your face and the sun on your skin as you soak up every second cruising through central London once more. Your guide will be your very own fountain of knowledge, keeping the banter flowing and offering teasers, facts and tales along the way. This will be accompanied with a brand new trademark soundtrack celebrating this great reunion.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$643.76
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Thames Rockets Sunset London Speedboat Experience
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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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The Big Day out - London Eye Ticket, London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour & River Cruise
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The Big Day out - London Eye Ticket, London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour & 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
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London Eye Fast-Track Ticket with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise
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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
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$90.37
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$90.37

City of London E-Scooter Tour

City of London E-Scooter Tour

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Drivers License Required. The only E-Scooter Tour of the City of London that explores all the major landmarks with a local, expert guide. Zip through the heart of the City on an E-Scooter as you explore what makes London the best city in the world!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.88
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$33.88

Alleyways and Courtyards of London
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Alleyways and Courtyards of London

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This is an amazing and completely unique tour where you'll be encouraged to notice the small details hidden along the alleyways and courtyards of the ancient city of London. Your expert guide will take you to some of the more atmospheric locations in London, where you'll discover old pubs and even older churches, market places and medieval and even roman remains. We don't want to reveal all the secrets to be found on this walk, but just as a taster, you'll find the location of the first coffee house in London, the remains of the medieval London Bridge, a piece of Victorian street art and the shell of a church destroyed during the Blitz.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.68
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City of London private walking tour

City of London private walking tour

The city of London, with its hundreds of attractions and activities, can often be a difficult place to plan. Customize a personalized sightseeing itinerary with the help of a local guide on a private tour of the City of London, arguably the most historic part of the capital. Traveling on foot so you don’t have to worry about traffic or parking, you’ll navigate the London backstreets with ease and discover historical stories that you won’t find in the guide book.
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  • 1 hour
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London City Private Walking Tour with a Local: Tailored to Your Interests ★★★★★

London City Private Walking Tour with a Local: Tailored to Your Interests ★★★★★

The part of London known as The City is filled with history. Dive into The City's past and present with this private and customized tour. On a walking tour specially tailored to your interests, you'll see such landmarks as Leadenhall Market, an ornate, covered Victorian Market (which inspired Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley); The Gherkin skyscraper, and and postmodern architectural wonders such as No 1 Poultry.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.82
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Jack The Ripper - The wickedest man in the world

Jack The Ripper - The wickedest man in the world

Get a close-up look at the area of London where the notorious Jack the Ripper committed his crimes in the late 1800s. On this walking tour you’ll be shown to the back alleys, narrow streets, and buildings associated with the murderous Jack, places that would be hard to identify without the help of a local guide. You’ll hear stories about his crimes and his victims, and learn about the history of London at the same time.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Should I book The Gherkin tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since The Gherkin 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 The Gherkin 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to The Gherkin costs USD 20.33. Guided The Gherkin tours start around USD 20.33 per person.
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