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London: The Shard Entry Ticket

1. London: The Shard Entry Ticket

Watch the streets of London fall away as you climb to Western Europe’s tallest viewing platform on the 72nd floor of The Shard. With a flexible ticket, spend as much time as you like enjoying panoramic views of the city, with visibility of up to 40 miles. Test your limits and step outside onto the open viewing platform on the 72nd floor, or admire the views from inside. Learn about London’s history through multimedia displays and exhibits, or simply sit back and enjoy the view from the champagne bar.  The Shard redefines London’s skyline and will soon be a dynamic symbol of the city, recognizable throughout the world. The unique building features a sculpted design of glass facets that incline inward without meeting at the top to allow the building to breathe naturally. Sneak a glance upward at the points of glass that form the top of the building, which reaches a height of 1,016 feet (310 meters). Finish up your journey in the boutique, where you can purchase a souvenir photograph.

London: London Transport Museum Day Pass

2. London: London Transport Museum Day Pass

Visit London Transport Museum in the heart of Covent Garden. Explore the powerful link between transport and the growth of modern London since the1800s. View sights like the world’s first underground steam train and the electric tube railway. Historic vehicles, world-famous posters, and objects from the Museum’s collection tell the story of London’s development. Discover the roots the London Transport brand. Enjoy interactive exhibits like a tube driver training simulator.  Trace the history of transportiontion from horse-drawn buses to the world’s first underground railway. Learn about the creation of the underground map and take a stroll thorugh colorful displays that show how transport sustains London. Admire collections of posters and graphic art like the famous bullseye tube logo the diagrammatic tube map.

London Bridge Experience and Tombs Entrance Ticket

3. London Bridge Experience and Tombs Entrance Ticket

Discover The London Bridge Experience set in the deep historical vaults of the world-famous London Bridge. Experience the dark history of London Bridge first-hand as it is brought to life right in front of your eyes on this interactive character lead adventure. Move through history and meet some of London Bridges' most gruesome characters from its bloody past, including William Wallace and Jack the Ripper. See, hear and even smell what London Bridge was really like through its 2,000-year history.  Then for that brave enough, laugh, scream and possibly cry whilst braving the passages of the London Tombs. With live actors in the tombs playing zombies and jumping out and scaring you as much as possible, this is experience is not for the faint-hearted. For those with younger guests, the Guardian Angel tour allows the zombies to be kept at bay as you explore. 

London: Nighttime Open-Top Bus Sightseeing Tour

4. London: Nighttime Open-Top Bus Sightseeing Tour

Experience London at night on an open-top bus tour and see the city lit up. Enjoy panoramic views and audio commentary of the most iconic and lively areas in the capital, including Parliament Square, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, and the financial district of the City. Enjoy commentary from an English-speaking guide as you drive, with audio guides available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese. Glide past eminent and elegant attractions, such as the renowned London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, the formidable Tower of London, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament, giving you an enchanting illuminated view of one of the world’s greatest cities.

KidZania London Experience

5. KidZania London Experience

Watch the excitement on their faces as kids explore a variety of unique and exciting professions through real-life role-play adventures in a fun and safe environment on this 4-hour experience. Having welcomed over 42 million visitors worldwide, KidZania is a global phenomenon and one of the world’s fastest growing educational entertainment brands with over 19 locations across 5 continents. Each role-play experience is crafted to teach kids essential life skills including financial literacy, teamwork, and independence. Designed to empower kids, KidZania instills the confidence to challenge themselves and inspires them to explore the world of opportunities. KidZania is a real-life role-play experience for 4-14 year olds, blending learning and reality with entertainment. For younger siblings visiting KidZania, there is a dedicated Early Years area that features 3 main activities: Science Lab, RightZKeepers Residence, and Kindergarten. When you check in at the KidZania International Airport, RFID security bracelets will be given to each member of your party. These ensure that your child remains safely within the city, and can only be checked out with you present. They will also record any allergies that your child may have. Every child aged 4 and over will be given 50 kidzos, and can use these to either pay for certain activities and products or save them and open a bank account. Once you’re checked in you can take a walk through the city and get ready to participate in your favorite activities. If you find that you’re hungry there are plenty of dining and snack locations on site. After your child is confident exploring the city on their own, you can spend some time in a parents’ room, equipped with TVs, computers, and sofas to help you relax.

London: Kensington Palace Gardens Tour with Royal High Tea

6. London: Kensington Palace Gardens Tour with Royal High Tea

Meet your guide at Queensway Station and walk to Kensington Gardens. On a guided tour of the grounds and Royal Park, see the immaculately-maintained water features and formal areas which have witnessed so many Royal events over centuries. Gain interesting insights into the history of the royal family and Britain's most beloved drink, tea.  Kensington Palace is most well known for being home to members of the British royal family like Princess Diana, Prince Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton (along with Prince George, Prince Louis, and Princess Charlotte). See the famous Sunken Garden before ending the walk with an indulgent high tea in the breathtaking surroundings of Kensington Palace Pavilion. You will be served a selection of afternoon tea sandwiches which include classics such as egg mayonnaise and cress, smoked salmon and cream cheese, roast ham and English mustard, and cucumber and fresh mint. Taste traditional scones made with Welsh butter filled with cream and jam and a selection of fine afternoon tea cakes.

London: Westminster Walking Tour & The Tower of London Entry

7. London: Westminster Walking Tour & The Tower of London Entry

Discover the secrets of the Westminster area on a guided walking tour and witness the Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Step back in time on a visit to the Tower of London and see the Crown Jewels.  Start with a walking tour of the Westminster area, where your tour guide will escort you to 20 different historical and cultural sights. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, admiring the well-manicured trees and flowers along the way. Take pictures of the the world-famous Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Afterward, see 17 other iconic London sights such as Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Continue to the Tower of London, where there is an abundance of history, stories, and ghosts to be found. Marvel at the Crown Jewels and other fascinating historical artifacts like suits of armor worn by the Kings and cells where prisoners were once kept. 

London: Guided Agatha Christie Walking Tour

8. London: Guided Agatha Christie Walking Tour

Join the Agatha Christie London Tour to see how the capital, its institutions, and its people, inspired the "Queen of Crime" to create the stories that so many adore. During this 2 hour walking tour, you will explore locations that are mentioned in the works of Agatha Christie, as well as those that inspired her and the places of which Christie herself visited, including Mayfair, Chinatown, Theatreland, and Bloomsbury. Visit some of London’s most famous institutions such as the Garrick Club, the British Museum, and the University of London. On the way, explore how Agatha Christie was inspired by the events and people around her, such as her work in a hospital dispensary and her marriage to Max Mallowen, as well as the works of writers who she admired, such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Of course, no Agatha Christie London Tour would be complete without a stop outside "the Mousetrap”, the longest-running play in the world where you will learn that this iconic murder mystery has a surprisingly royal origin. You will also discover just which famous faces from the British acting elite have tread the boards of the St. Martin’s Theatre during their careers.

From London: Oxford & Cambridge Day Tour

9. From London: Oxford & Cambridge Day Tour

The tour begins in the captivating college town of Oxford. Here you can follow in the footsteps of Oxford University’s prestigious former students - from C.S Lewis to Bill Clinton - as you stroll the courtyards and cobbled lanes of this historic town. Marvel at the famous “dreaming spires” and visit the Bodleian Library - one of the oldest libraries in Europe. While you are in Oxford you cannot miss the opportunity to visit Christ Church. Not only is it one of the largest colleges at the university, it is also one of the major locations from the Harry Potter films. Marvel at the grandeur of the Great Hall, instantly recognizable to movie fans as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The tour then moves onto the elegant city of Cambridge. Home to the famous University of Cambridge, you will have the opportunity to explore the renowned Cavendish Laboratory, King’s College Chapel and the Cambridge University Library. You can also visit the oldest college that still exists - Peterhouse - which dates back to 1284. The tour will finish at approximately 19:00 in London.

The Law in London: Half-Day Walking Tour

10. The Law in London: Half-Day Walking Tour

Enjoy a 3.5-hour tour of London’s legal hotspots on a tour ideal for fans of “Rumpole of the Bailey,” “Crown Court” or any of the other TV series that focus on the legal system in Britain. Meet your lawyer guide at the front entrance to the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand. Go inside to tour this splendid example of Victorian architecture. Discover where London's lawyers meet to discuss cases, and sit in on an actual court case as it’s being heard. Afterwards, walk over to the Old Bailey, perhaps the most famous courtroom in the world. This is where famous cases, such as the “Lady Chatterley's Lover” obscenity trial were heard. You'll also visit the British Law Society, pausing for a tea/coffee break in their magnificent building. The tour also includes a visit to the increasingly important Rolls Building, where Russian oligarchs and others come to settle their disputes. Go through the Inns of Court, passing the spot where former Prime Minister Tony Blair had his cloisters (law offices) prior to entering politics. Walk through the lovely Temple Gardens and visit the Temple Church, made famous by Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code.” It’s also where the Hollywood movie was shot. The tour is all about atmosphere and ambience - and English law of course!  And those of an extra-sensory persuasion may see the ghost of Rumpole of the Old Bailey walking by! Complete your tour at the charming Old Cheshire Cheese Pub, where you will be served a half pint of the best ale on tap. As an added bonus, you will get a complimentary reproduction copy of the Magna Carta, which marked the beginning of the English legal system as we now know it.

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We visited london on a friday just for the day and Upon entering the London Bridge experience me and my family were met by a lovely, friendly and smiling young lady who explained everything to us and as usual we were a little early so she said we could wait in the bar. The experience started promptly at 3pm, and the atmosphere was brilliant from the moment we entered, the actors were very engaging and each one played their part extremely well and explained the history in a fun and informative manner. The props were some of the best I've seen and there has been some great thought put into each and every area you visit. The final part where you experience the horror walk definitely keeps you on your toes but in a fun way, the actors here were excellent. It does last around 40 minutes and in my opinion is worth every penny, next time I'm in London I will definitely visit again.

Love get your guide, essy to use, but also a bit confusing saying “turn your voucher into a ticket as early as you can to guarantee the chosen entry time”, however it’s a ticket No idea what does that mean, but while others had difficulties with their ticket’s barcodes everything was fine with ours, easy, simple, clear. The Shard was amazing, breathtaking view from the top. Toilets are the best, don’t forget to go to the toilet on top of the Shard Sounds funny but you will see Prices are insane, £16 for a small cocktail in the bar but obviously we tried, it was delicious.

A fascinating history lesson. Lots to see and learn packed into a tight space. Well worth spending the whole day there.

This is such a brilliant place to visit, seeing the hole of London the views were spectacular! Well worth a visit!

The tour guide was amazing kept it very lively very lively so many sites and it was really beautiful at night