Unique things to do in London
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Unique things to do in London

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Travel like a local

It may be one of the most recognizable cities in the world with its iconic landmarks and signature style, but delve deeper and there’s a side of London you never expected. The food is better than what you’ve been told. The history goes beyond the Royal Family. And there’s more ways to get around than the Tube. When exploring the things to do in London, don’t stick to what you know: Zip along the River Thames on a speedboat, go on hidden history tours, and take cooking classes, among other activities with Airbnb Experiences.

Top-rated activities

See 30+ Top London Sights. Fun Guide!
See 30+ London Sights in one tour! Fun local guide. The highest-rated Experience on Airbnb !!! We will guide you on an exploration of London’s major landmarks. This will give you a good idea of the history, culture & legends of Europe’s best-loved city. We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where we'll watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (Sun / Mon / Wed / Fri only) After witnessing this traditional ritual, we'll head to Westminster. Sights we'll see along the way include Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, Horse Guard Parade, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Our last stop in Westminster before heading underground on the tube is the start of Westminster Bridge where we will be able to see the Eye and other sights. Then we'll go to the London Bridge area, we'll see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, The Clink Prison, London Bridge, The old warehouse district, Borough Market, The Shard, views of the Square Mile, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Plus a few Harry Potter filming locations... Other things to note. ** There are multiple co-hosts running the tours and we are all amazing. You may not get Geoff.
London's Amazing Palaces & Parliament
We will see 20+ of London's most iconic sights in a 3 hour walking tour This part of London is a must see for all visitors to London. We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where we'll watch the world famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (Sun / Mon / Wed / Fri only) We will walk down The Mall, the red colored road that is adorned by two Royal Parks & two Royal Palaces Then we will head Parliament Square to see Big Ben & Westminster Abbey. Sights we will see along the way include Trafalgar Square, Nelson's Column, Horse Guards, Downing Street, Parliament Square, Westminster Abbey & the Houses of Parliament. I will guide you on an exploration of one of London's most loved areas : Westminster It is the oldest part of London with buildings that are 1000 years old. Early Kings and Queens lived, got married and were buried in this part of London There are Palaces and Parks galore here. This area houses the UKs famous democratic institution, the Houses of Parliament (Westminster Palace) We will walk around this area and tell you the history, the fun facts and figures and also how the UK evolved from Roman to Medieval times to the modern day London Other things to note The afternoon tour : no changing of the guard. **Small group tour. We avoid crowded places as much as possible**
Soulful Travel Memories - Multilocation London Photoshoot
Insta: soulful_travel_memories Locations available: -Big Ben, Red Phone Booth, Parliament, London Eye and Westminster Abbey -Tower Bridge, Tower of London and Borough Market -St. Paul's Cathedral & St Dunstan in the East -Notting Hill & Portobello Road Market -Camden Market -Picadilly Circus, Soho, Chinatown & Covent Garden -Kensington & Chelsea -Pergola Gardens & Hampstead Heath Whether you are travelling solo, with your significant other, or with friends/family, it is always hard to get a great photo of you all to truly capture the environment! Don't leave it up to a stranger on the street, let me show you some of my favourite spots around London and you'll get a bunch of epic shots to take as your souvenir. Perfect for: - solo travelers - couples photoshoot - surprise marriage proposals - engagements - Family - Fashion - Groups: Bachelor and Bachelorettes - Maternity - Wedding elopements This tour will show you some well-known spots plus some hidden gems around London whilst I snap some candid and posed photos of you along the way. You will get up to 15-25 high-resolution, social media-ready, light edited photos. Keep in mind that my style is to keep it as natural as possible so no heavy retouching included. Please note this is a small group tour. If you wish to have a private tour or are travelling in a larger group, please contact me to arrange a custom booking.
Hidden Pubs of London
Join us for a 3hr historical stumble down the "street of shame". Starting in the shadow of the iconic St.Paul's cathedral, we explore the tiny backstreets and rambling courtyards the ancient City of London is famous for. We follow in the drunken footsteps of literary greats including Dickens, Shakespeare, Pepys & Johnson whilst pausing for a drink in at least 4 of the most historic pubs dating as far back as the 1500's. From discovering art nouveau gems to glamorous Victorian gin palaces we enjoy a variety of pub styles and breweries along the way. It's not a prescriptive tour, so you choose & pay for your drinks along the way. We're here to offer recommendations, and you can often "sip before you sup" with a few tasters on request from the bars along the way. This allows you to indulge as much or as little as you desire! Non-drinkers can soak up the history, and wine & gin-lovers are also well catered for. We usually finish up on the edge of Covent Garden perfect for theatre-land, restaurants and of course more pubs! Other note: - Guests are recommended to be over 18 years of age to enjoy the walk at its best. Anyone lucky enough to look under 25 years of age should bring photo ID - Group sizes of up to 14 participants - Alfie the dog is not always in attendance. Sorry! N.B. We have a small number of hosts so you might be meeting up with Chris, Mark, Wil or other
Royal London Bike Ride, with cosy ale pub and street art
Experience the freedom of exploring London by bike, just like a local, and get an exciting introduction to the best of London's landmarks and culture. We'll provide you with a gorgeous, hand-built British bicycle and a tweed flat cap (caps optional, helmets also available) and we'll set off on an adventure around London’s iconic sights and lesser-known hidden gems. Following back streets and dedicated bike lanes, you'll ride from Big Ben past Westminster Abbey and up to Buckingham Palace, the home of the Queen, where we'll see the Royal Guards in their dapper uniforms. (Changing of the Guard days: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Sundays) You'll coast along (London is very flat!) at an easy-going pace, stopping regularly to hear fun facts and some quirky historical tales. There's time to take photos too! We'll then take a break to enjoy a pint of beer at a cosy historic pub where you can get to know your fellow travellers. Lastly, you'll have a chance to try street art in Banksy's graffiti tunnel (and we provide spray paint!). We've designed this route to give you the best introduction to London. It's a great balance between 'not to miss' sights and local gems. - The route is mainly flat and easy - London can be a busy & unpredictable - The total distance is 7 miles / 11km - We ride rain or shine - Great for groups - Solo travellers welcome - Best way to start a trip

Loved by locals

London Pottery Workshop
This is a relaxed pottery workshop, giving you a crash course introduction to pottery. Perfect for anyone who is curious about pottery or want to try something new! No prior experience required, all level welcomed. The workshop is a three-hour crash course introduction to pottery where you will learn how to work with the clay and gain basic pottery skills. The tutor will start the workshop by demonstrating different hand-building and throwing on the wheel techniques you will be learning and applying. During the workshop you are welcome to play and experiment with the clay as much as you like. You will be creating something handmade that is truly personal and unique that is made by you. Make some enjoyable memories ( maybe even the scene from ghost ) ! You are welcome to play and experiment as much as you like! With flexible options, including a £60 experience-focused class and the opportunity to have your pottery glazed and fired for £6 per piece, this all-rounder pottery class is your gateway to a memorable, hands-on experience in London. Book now to secure your spot at The Slightly Curious Studio and create something beautiful in one of London's most picturesque pottery studios. Max group class size = 10 All material provided Other things to note Please make sure your nails are short.
A spooky London bat walk after dark
Join me as we explore London's wild spaces after dark to discover the amazing world of bats. As dusk falls, mysterious creatures emerge from under bridges and out of old trees to hunt. Surrounded by myth and misconceptions, bats are a truly unique group of animals, and much misunderstood. The focus will be on learning all about bats and their unique biology, why they are so important as ecological 'keystone species', how they navigate in the dark and how each species is highly adapted to its way of life. We'll watch them hunting in various habitats, and excitingly we will use handheld electronic bat detectors to listen to their ultrasonic echolocation calls. You'll learn how to identify various species, from the tiny flitting Pipistrelles that can fit into a matchbox, to the incredible and comical looking Brown Long Eared bat. With luck, we may spot the Daubenton's or water bat skimming the water surface like a tiny hovercraft. Or our largest bat, the Noctule, almost bird-like flying in open skies with it's military 'chip-chop' call. We frequently encounter other nocturnal wildlife too, like owls, foxes, hedgehogs and badgers. Who knows what the evening will reveal! Other things to note Social distancing can be observed, bat detectors wiped down between uses. The walk is very safe as many joggers and walkers use the Heath to cut through, even in late evenings. We'll be sticking to wide open paths for the most part, but need to take care of trip hazards
Sur les pas des Français à Soho - balade historique Londres
Rejoignez-moi pour découvrir l'histoire de la présence française à Londres (visite en français - Tour in French) Marchons ensemble sur les pas des Français dans le quartier de Soho (Londres) et découvrons la vie de particuliers, de groupes et d'entreprises qui se sont établis ici du XVIIeme siècle à nos jours. Soho à Londres est célèbre pour sa vie la nuit, mais au XIXeme siècle, ce quartier de Londres était parfois appelé "the French colony" depuis que des Huguenots étaient venus s'y installer pour échapper aux persécutions en France. Nous nous retrouverons sur Soho Square devant l'église protestante française. Nous marcherons ensuite et évoquerons certains lieux tels que French House, des rues, une chapelle huguenote and divers commerces historiques qui sont les traces de l'implanation de la communauté francophone dans ce quartier. Nous poursuivrons vers Leicester Square avec Notre Dame de France et terminerons dans le West End avec Covent Garden. Nous n'entrerons pas dans les édifices. La marche durera environ 2 heures et sera entrecoupée d'arrêts multiples. Website: www.frenchlondonexperience.com
Penny Farthing Bike Tour London
Master the art of riding these splendid machines on a tour through Westminster in central London. After meeting us at London Scottish House, 95 Horseferry Road, Westminster, SW1P 2DX, we will introduce you to the Penny Farthing bicycle, provide you with your equipment including helmets and let you know what you will be doing during the experience. Then we will head out onto the streets where you will learn to safely mount, ride and dismount. Keen to ride more? After a short coffee break, we will head out on a leisurely guided journey around the Westminster area, past many iconic locations such as the Palace of Westminster, Parliament Square, Churchill War Rooms, the gardens of 10 Downing Street and Buckingham Palace. After a short photo stop we will then roll on back to London Scottish House and return to the present day! IMPORTANT NOTE: This sporting experience is physically demanding and therefore only recommended for people with a reasonable level of fitness and those under the age of retirement. You must be at least 5ft 3in (160 cm) tall, weigh less than 100 kgs (220 Lbs) and be in good physical shape. It helps if guests are already competent and confident bike riders on public roads.
Plant based Thai & Indonesian cooking classes
Learn how to make Thai and Indonesian food with a plantbased twist. BYOB welcome Learn classic street food like Pad Thai, Red/Green/Massaman curries, Laksa, Rendang, Spring Rolls, all kind of Sambal, Satay, Tom Yum Soup, Fried Rice/Noodles, and much much more! First one to book has the opportunity to choose the menu for the whole class. Please message me if you would like to have a list of detailed menus. All cooking levels are welcome, ask as many questions as you like. Cooking tips, full explanation of the ingredients will be given during the lesson. Every student will be fully equipped (with a personal cooking station) so we do everything together at the same time. All ingredients, aprons and recipes will be provided. It is totally hands on and dishes are made from scratch. You will eat your creations during the class. A typical class will be structured as follows: 11:00-11:30 Introduction to flavour balancing, where to buy ingredients, overview of the recipes 11:30-14:00 Cooking time and eating as each meal is freshly prepared (no cleaning required) By the end of the lesson you will be able to understand how taste buds work, how to balance Southeast Asian flavours, just like head chefs. You will be able to recreate dishes back at home and shop with ease in an Oriental supermarket.

What London has to offer

Soho Music & Historic Pubs Tour
Experience four hidden local pubs, great beer, and truly unique locations as we dive into London’s hilarious musical and mischievous past and present. See where the Beatles recorded Hey Jude, where the Rolling Stones kicked off their career, where Jimi Hendrix partied hard, and even the pub where The Who got banned for life! Enjoy Soho's lesser-known locations, where some of the most infamous musicians, actors, performers, and deep thinkers all lived, worked, and played. Perhaps you'll even fancy a sing-along at the pub where Dumbledore famously got into a punch-up. We'll also visit where Mozart lived and played—yes, the Mozart—as well as explore David Bowie’s regular hangouts and the stomping ground for the likes of The Sex Pistols, Karl Marx, Casanova, Marilyn Monroe, Elton John, and many more legends that helped to change the world. Have a drink in the company of true locals while discovering venues and history hidden to most people.
Make a silver ring with The Ringsmiths at Oxo Tower Wharf
Come and enjoy this hands on 2.5 hour workshop getting creative and jewellery making. Craft your very own hammered sterling silver ring, whether as a gift for somebody or a treat for yourself. Hosted by The Ringsmiths, a team of jewellers who all currently run their successful individual brands as well as teaching jewellery. They will guide you through the process of making a ring using traditional goldsmithing techniques such as annealing, forging, soldering, and filing to name but a few. In this workshop you will have the option of making either a wide hammered band or two fine hammered stacking rings (as pictured). Over the course of the class you will have plenty of opportunity to practice your newfound skills. Using a range of tools needed to make your ring, as demonstrated by The Ringsmiths throughout. We also offer gold plating at an additional cost. The plating can be requested at the end of the class. Please note these services have a lead time of 2-3 weeks. Other things to note With a maximum of eight people in any one session, you can rest assured that there’ll be plenty of opportunity for one-on-one interaction with the jewellers.
Become A DJ In Style In A Few Hours
Arrive at Bellerive House located in the Stunning views of the Thames with amazing architecture and history of the local area surrounding this building. Enjoy this unique workshop using world class DJ equipment where within 1 and half hour you will have the key knowledge of true party DJ. Upon arrival you will meet Sterling who will demonstrate an introduction then you will start your DJ workshop of playing music in your own style. This workshop is designed to teach you all the fundamental skills you need to DJ in a club or in a party with your friends. Learn how to be creative while having fun in creating your own mixes. After the workshop you can continue your east London experience by walking through the famous street market and discovering delicious international hotspots and explore the hidden gems of east London. Other things to note All DJ equipment will be provided at the workshop all you have to do is feel excited as you will be about to experience an amazing workshop were you can DJ in future parties!
Private Breathtaking London Photoshoot
IG @ crimsonlondon CHOOSE THE LOCATION YOU LIKE -London Eye -Westminster Abbey -Red buses -Red telephone booth -Big Ben -St. James's Park -Buckingham Palace -Pink Cafe -Tower Bridge -St.Paul's Cathedral -Notting Hill RECEIVE PHOTOS You will receive 100 high quality photos in 24h. Choose 30 of your favorite photos to retouch. HOW TO POSE Bring 2-3 Outfits. - (you can change your outfit in coffee shops, restaurants or Hotel - we know the places no need to worry) In the shooting process, in addition to finding the perfect scene composition, I will also guide your expressions, eyes and body movements to match the overall scene atmosphere, allowing you to relax and show the most natural side, even if you have never had shooting experience, you don’t need to worry. Leave it to me! Please be punctual and prepare your most beautiful clothes.
Explore London's Historical Pubs
No trip to London is complete without sipping on an ice-cold craft beer at a pub steeped in centuries of history. So let our guide complete your trip to London by taking you to pubs only locals know about, and revealing the secrets of London's history they contain. You'll begin your tour at The Crown Tavern, once a concert hall and a significant location for Lenin, Stalin, and Judy Dench. Then, with the help of our guide you will find yourself entangled in the extraordinary history of Central London's famous pub scene, led you through the city's side streets and cobbled alleyways to visit seven influential pubs. From the Great Fire to the French Revolution; bare-knuckle fights and prisoners to English royalty and global visionaries - our guide will tell you stories about London that will make your jaw drop and your sides split with laughter. There is nothing like experiencing London's history through it's most British establishment. And of course, when in London's pubs... one must try the beer. So we'll be ending our tour at a special pub offering an impressive selection of craft and cask ales and beers - and a substantial gin collection to boot! Other things to note All guests must be over the legal UK drinking age of 18. Please bring £10 if you would like to purchase a drink at the end.

Activities near top attractions

London Eye2,099 locals recommend
Buckingham Palace1,912 locals recommend
The Regent's Park1,607 locals recommend
Tower Bridge1,577 locals recommend
British Museum1,546 locals recommend
Harrods1,522 locals recommend

Things to do near Shoreditch

See 30+ Top London Sights. Fun Guide!
See 30+ London Sights in one tour! Fun local guide. The highest-rated Experience on Airbnb !!! We will guide you on an exploration of London’s major landmarks. This will give you a good idea of the history, culture & legends of Europe’s best-loved city. We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where we'll watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (Sun / Mon / Wed / Fri only) After witnessing this traditional ritual, we'll head to Westminster. Sights we'll see along the way include Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, Horse Guard Parade, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Our last stop in Westminster before heading underground on the tube is the start of Westminster Bridge where we will be able to see the Eye and other sights. Then we'll go to the London Bridge area, we'll see Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, The Clink Prison, London Bridge, The old warehouse district, Borough Market, The Shard, views of the Square Mile, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Plus a few Harry Potter filming locations... Other things to note. ** There are multiple co-hosts running the tours and we are all amazing. You may not get Geoff.
Soulful Travel Memories - Multilocation London Photoshoot
Insta: soulful_travel_memories Locations available: -Big Ben, Red Phone Booth, Parliament, London Eye and Westminster Abbey -Tower Bridge, Tower of London and Borough Market -St. Paul's Cathedral & St Dunstan in the East -Notting Hill & Portobello Road Market -Camden Market -Picadilly Circus, Soho, Chinatown & Covent Garden -Kensington & Chelsea -Pergola Gardens & Hampstead Heath Whether you are travelling solo, with your significant other, or with friends/family, it is always hard to get a great photo of you all to truly capture the environment! Don't leave it up to a stranger on the street, let me show you some of my favourite spots around London and you'll get a bunch of epic shots to take as your souvenir. Perfect for: - solo travelers - couples photoshoot - surprise marriage proposals - engagements - Family - Fashion - Groups: Bachelor and Bachelorettes - Maternity - Wedding elopements This tour will show you some well-known spots plus some hidden gems around London whilst I snap some candid and posed photos of you along the way. You will get up to 15-25 high-resolution, social media-ready, light edited photos. Keep in mind that my style is to keep it as natural as possible so no heavy retouching included. Please note this is a small group tour. If you wish to have a private tour or are travelling in a larger group, please contact me to arrange a custom booking.
London's Amazing Palaces & Parliament
We will see 20+ of London's most iconic sights in a 3 hour walking tour This part of London is a must see for all visitors to London. We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where we'll watch the world famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (Sun / Mon / Wed / Fri only) We will walk down The Mall, the red colored road that is adorned by two Royal Parks & two Royal Palaces Then we will head Parliament Square to see Big Ben & Westminster Abbey. Sights we will see along the way include Trafalgar Square, Nelson's Column, Horse Guards, Downing Street, Parliament Square, Westminster Abbey & the Houses of Parliament. I will guide you on an exploration of one of London's most loved areas : Westminster It is the oldest part of London with buildings that are 1000 years old. Early Kings and Queens lived, got married and were buried in this part of London There are Palaces and Parks galore here. This area houses the UKs famous democratic institution, the Houses of Parliament (Westminster Palace) We will walk around this area and tell you the history, the fun facts and figures and also how the UK evolved from Roman to Medieval times to the modern day London Other things to note The afternoon tour : no changing of the guard. **Small group tour. We avoid crowded places as much as possible**
London's Amazing Harry Potter Walking Tour; Kids Freeee
Kids under 13 go FREEEEE (Just book yourselves in and tell us how many kids you have with you) This walking tour of London unfurls the movie set locations of the world's most famous Wizard (you know who he is!) Great day out for the family. You will see over 10 movie set locations and several locations that inspired JK Rowling. We will visit actual filming locations in London! The tour starts at King Cross Train station : for a special photo stop at the real location for platform 9 3/4. (Not the Shop) We then head to Leicester square area to see some of the film locations & visit the best Harry Potter Shop. When in the shop The House of Spells, feel free to use our discount code "HP934" when buying all your Harry Potter Goodies. After visiting this incredible area we head to London Bridge where we see more film locations. These include the Millennium (aka Wobbly) Bridge and the Leaky Cauldron. In addition to the film locations, we will see sights and buildings that inspired JK Rowling when she was writing each of the books. This is a great tour for families & die-hard fans of Harry Potter **Please note: there will not be more than 10 adults per group*** Other things to note ***THIS TOUR IS IN ENGLISH. IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND ENGLISH: PLEASE DO NOT BOOK 3-hour walking tour. Please bring an Oyster with at least £7 or a Travelcard/ Contactless Payment card.
Trip to unique bars in London
You are with a group of friends, colleagues, solo or with your partner looking for a unique experience in London at aesthetically beautiful bars with a hint of quirkiness, a dash of mystery, blended with impeccable music, superb signature drinks and exquisite food, and the coolest people in London- then stick with us, because this experience is your match! What to expect: Prepare to explore hidden gems with secret doors, speakeasies' evoking the 50s glamour, opulent bars with award-winning drinks, secret venues with live music and places so quirky that you will have the staff dancing on top of the counter (believe me, it's fun!). Experience Schedule: 7:00 p.m: start the evening by indulging in delicious drinks whilst sharing with other guests travelling tips, experiences, and advice on how to get the most out of the city of London. 8:00 to 11p.m: Few drinks later, your acquaintances are now your friends and you are ready to head onto the next bars, each one of them with a distinctive decor, ambience, story, and signature drinks to match! There's no such thing as a goodbye after a superb night out. This is the time to exchange numbers with your new friends, plan a group trip, a next-day outing, or carry on enjoying the beautiful city of London until the next day! If you need tips to find unique restaurants and things to do in London have a look at @_londoning_

Things to do near Soho

Amazing Notting hill photoshoot
Come with me to explore this magnificent and wonderful city, I will help you capture those memorable and quality moments during your time in London.We will explore either London's most beautiful neighborhood or Iconic Landmarks while taking some gorgeous photographs. Book Notting Hill photoshoot or London cafe photography Notting hill This area is filled with colorful backdrops and this route will be filled with colorful buildings perfect for photos full of pretty streets and delightful afternoon tea places! Whether you’re looking for the London style or the dreamy pink style, there’s one for everyone. Walls of flowers also make beautiful backdrops for your portraits. And these places often refresh their decoration according to the season, so you’re guaranteed to get unique shots each time. I will give you all unedited photos 20 edited pictures will be given to you within 7 days
Royal London Bike Ride, with cosy ale pub and street art
Experience the freedom of exploring London by bike, just like a local, and get an exciting introduction to the best of London's landmarks and culture. We'll provide you with a gorgeous, hand-built British bicycle and a tweed flat cap (caps optional, helmets also available) and we'll set off on an adventure around London’s iconic sights and lesser-known hidden gems. Following back streets and dedicated bike lanes, you'll ride from Big Ben past Westminster Abbey and up to Buckingham Palace, the home of the Queen, where we'll see the Royal Guards in their dapper uniforms. (Changing of the Guard days: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Sundays) You'll coast along (London is very flat!) at an easy-going pace, stopping regularly to hear fun facts and some quirky historical tales. There's time to take photos too! We'll then take a break to enjoy a pint of beer at a cosy historic pub where you can get to know your fellow travellers. Lastly, you'll have a chance to try street art in Banksy's graffiti tunnel (and we provide spray paint!). We've designed this route to give you the best introduction to London. It's a great balance between 'not to miss' sights and local gems. - The route is mainly flat and easy - London can be a busy & unpredictable - The total distance is 7 miles / 11km - We ride rain or shine - Great for groups - Solo travellers welcome - Best way to start a trip
African & Caribbean Food Tasting & Brixton Market Tour
Ranked as one of Airbnb top London experiences!!! Our tour is suitable for families with children, couples, solo travellers and corporate groups. Please send a message if your desired date/ time is unavailable. For more pictures and videos follow us on IG @gorgeoustoursuk Join us as we embark on a journey through Brixton, uncovering hidden gems and indulging in delicious African and Caribbean cuisine. Historical Landmarks: Visit iconic sites that hold cultural significance, delving into the history of Brixton. Brixton's Art Scene: Explore the vibrant street art scene, discovering captivating artworks that showcase the area's heritage. Brixton Market: Step into Brixton Market, a bustling hub where cultures collide and flavors intertwine. Explore the vibrant stalls and immerse yourself in the multi-cultural atmosphere. Indigenous Flavors: Discover new African and Caribbean foods, fruits, and spices, expanding your palate. Local Eateries: The highlight of our tour will be visiting 4/5 exceptional local eateries that specialise in African and Caribbean cuisine. Prepare to be tantalised as we sample an array of mouthwatering dishes and delectable desserts, each bursting with authentic flavours and aromas. The evening tour includes alcoholic and soft drinks in the price (rum based cocktails and soft drinks) Suitable for vegetarians, gluten, dairy free and halal.
Photo Shoot with Private and Location options
IG: frameofzing Hello strangers! Are you looking to take great photos while travelling to London? Whether you are a solo traveller, a couple or family and friends, this is the experience for you! The experience is around 75 mins, 90+ photos with basic editing will be delivered! 2 packages are available: Public bookings is ideal for individuals who want a budget photoshoot. You will get: - Choice between 1 regular route or 1 customised location; - Original size photos; - Fine edited JPGs: 1 of my selection and 2 of yours. To customise location or join a session with existing customers, please inquire before booking. Private group booking are for those who wish to have more flexibility: - A private session is guaranteed, with an option to tailor-make a route; - Original size and social media size photos; - Fine edited JPGs: 1 of my selection and 10 of yours. Extra editing and retouching are available upon request, which fees apply. Don’t worry even if it’s your first ever shooting, I will give you the necessary support, just relax and enjoy! See you soon! *It is suggested to book the exp at the beginning of your journey, in case rescheduling is needed. *Late arrival will lessen the time and photos you get, over 30mins the session will be cancelled with no refunds.
No Diet Club - Best food in East London
- All food is included / The tour is on foot / Tastings may vary depending on the season This is our second food tour in London with the same spirit as the other, but in a different neighborhood: East London. No Diet Club Adventure began in 2017 at London's street food markets before growing across Europe. We often hear that we eat badly in London, but it's a lot of things. This multicultural city is full of delights and updates. Local cheese, amazing pies, London's best chaï, our favorite bakery, home made pizza and more surprises :) (VEGETARIANS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME) ⇨ IG: @no_diet_club ⚠ In case of heavy rains the tour can be done by bus.:) ▶ What they offer ✔ - Many tastings - Fun - A great walk in London - Jokes just as bad - Smiles - A list of recommendations about London - New friends from all over the world

Things to do near Canary Wharf

The Cloak & Dagger Tour, Horrifying History brought to life
The Horrors of History brought to life...literally! A Walking tour like no other! Combining history tour, theatre and immersive experience. London's best and multi award winning tour takes you on a journey through the Horror, and gruesome history of London's darker past, Bringing it to life! Travel and experience fascinating and gruesome reality of London's horrible history: crime, poverty, disease, war, rebellion, executions and torture! See it brought to life, as you MEET the People from the history you explore, face to face! Starting at the historic "The George Inn", our guide, will take you and your fellow travellers on a through the darker, untold side of History, that will horrify you, till the end of your days! This will be a gruesome, horrible, disgusting experience. ADULT CONTENT! Be prepared! 14+ is the age rating for this experience. Wear clothing appropriate to the weather.
London Portraits by Famous Photographers
Experience London with renowned photographers! Hello! I'm Cuma, and my co-host is Ege. We'd love to take you on a tour of our favourite spots in the city while capturing beautiful, spontaneous photos of you and your companions. Whether you're visiting with your partner, family, or a group of friends, we are here to help you get the perfect photos to remember your trip. If you're uncomfortable in front of the camera, don't worry - we'll give you all the guidance you need to feel at ease and get natural, candid shots. Our goal is to make this a fun and memorable experience for you. This experience suits couples, engagements, weddings, elopements, pre-weddings, families, proposals, groups, and individuals. If you'd like to visit other locations besides the London Eye and Big Ben, or if you need a different time or longer duration, just let us know in advance. **All unedited photos from the session will be available on the same day. **You'll get to choose your 20 best images (per person), which we'll professionally edit and send to you within five days of your selection. **Transportation costs are not included. **The session will last approximately one hour. **Extra fee for requested retouching, such as skin, morphology, object removal, or color changes. In the event of bad weather conditions, we'll work with you to reschedule. If this isn't an option, we'll cancel and refund.
London Classic Iconic Photoshoot Discounted
PLEASE ASK FOR AVAILABILITY BEFORE BOOKING! We’ll hit the streets of London seeking out the most beautiful tourist landmarks, secret squares, and I will share with you my favorite spots of this wonderful city while I capture the moments for you. The streets, architecture and historical places of London will take on a new meaning, in the parts you would otherwise not see on tourist brochures. Depending on the circumstances on the photoshoot day, I’ll pick one of those areas mentioned in the location section. I also have another photo shoot that cover places like Tower Bridge and St Paul's Cathedral, feel free to check it out!) I will give you 12 edited pictures will be given to you within 3 days your photos beautifully color and light edited at no additional or hidden charge. This is a PRIVATE photoshoot for 1 person lasting for one hour, if you're 4+ people you'll get a 20% discount. The maximum duration for each session will be 2 hours. For COUPLE/ENGAGEMENT/WEDDING sessions feel free to contact me, please. Check out my IG profile here @agrobacter to get a sense of my work.
Find Non-touristy, Unseen & Local London with a City Planner
London is only truly experienced when you venture off the well-worn tourist track so that you can see, hear and feel the place the same way a local does. Only then will you get close to the true essence, to the true heart, to the very fabric of the place you are in and have an experience like no other. We are going to leave the touristy mainstream London to the side and explore its unseen and authentic neighbourhoods outside the centre because this is where the ordinary Londoners acutally live their everyday lifes! We'll see vibrant communities, walk along a local street market, discover urban oddities, delve into London's modern urban history, and examine its current challenges as well as future developments. Although the tour takes six hours, it is easily doable and not exhausting, and time flies. While moving around on trains and buses you'll be able to sit a bit and there's also a 40-min lunch break at a market in between. (Food not included.) START: at Paddington station (West London) FINISH: near Canada Water station (South East London) The experience might end 15 mins late if traffic is slow. I recommend taking my tour right at the beginning of your visit because it will greatly enhance your understanding of London. "Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London, show you something to make you change your mind." Fabian
Instagramable London private photo shoot
Whether you are traveling solo, or with friends & family, it is hard to get a great photo to capture your vacation memories. Don't leave it up to strangers on the street, let me show you my favorite London location gems while snapping some great shots. Don't worry if you feel a little awkward in front of the camera - I am happy to give you directions! During the experience we will get to know each other and afterwards I will send 25+ edited photos per person. This experience meets in Notting Hill. Come with me to explore the neighborhood that has inspired so many books and films. During the experience I will take photos and introduce you to my favorite colorful buildings, hidden gems, and point out the best spots for coffee, shopping and brunch along the way. Feel free to contact me on Airbnb if you are looking for a different time. Please note that each guest must have a booking, unfortunately I will not be able to accommodate any extra individuals that do not have a booking. If you need to add a member to your booking feel free to message me on Airbnb.

Your guide to London

What do locals do in London?

Enjoy the art scene

London is home to some of the world’s finest art institutions, but you are more apt to see in-the-know locals in places such as the Somerset art center, scoping the galleries in King’s Cross, and simply enjoying the street art that can pop up across the city at any given moment. For the best experiences, visit places such as the Tate with an art historian, or hit the streets with a local art lover in places such as Notting Hill. Londoners can still be spotted walking the famed corridors of places such as the National Gallery, Tate Modern, the British Museum, and the National History Museum — usually for traveling exhibits.

Head outside to the parks

London might have a reputation for dreary weather, but locals know how to navigate the weather reports — especially when the forecast is sunny. Picnics on Primrose Hill, bike rides around Regent’s Park, and the always-on Hyde Park (think concerts and events) only start the list of public parks enjoyed by Londoners.

Relax on Sundays

Brits have been doing Sundays right for quite some time (case in point: the Sunday roast). When it comes to truly relaxing, Londoners end the week with cozy meals, a stroll through Columbia Flower Market, and visits to neighborhood cafes with a good book in hand. For those looking to experience the feeling firsthand, consider booking a Sunday cooking class to learn how to make pastas, Indian food, and other soul-nurturing meals with local hosts.


Where do locals eat in London?

Soho

Soho is a go-to for some of the best no-reservations restaurants in the city, offering up menus that represent the globe such as Taiwanese cuisine, Spanish tapas, and South Indian dishes. It’s also where many famous figures past and present have called home, including Mozart, which you can learn more about over pints on a pubs-and-music walking tour led by local historians.

Brixton

This south London neighborhood is electric (it was one of the first areas of London to receive electricity in the 1880s, after all). It’s where locals go for casual eateries, great shopping, and nightlife. Afro-Caribbean culture influences everything here: from the intricate murals and street art to the food stalls and fashion within Brixton Village. It’s also a great place to grab a drink or a bite before catching a gig at Hootananny or O2 Arena.

Shoreditch

The East End district lives up to its cool reputation with Banksy art, top shops, and eclectic dining. Consider Shoreditch for Spitalfields Market plus nearby Brick Lane, which is famous for Beigel Bake and curries.

Borough Market

City dwellers don’t mind sharing this fabulous market with visitors. Located on Southwark Street, just south of the London Bridge, this is one of the oldest and largest public markets in the city. The site has history that dates back to the 1270s, which is best learned on food walking tours inside the market, where you’ll find fresh, sustainable fare. When you’re done, head to London’s oldest pub, the George Inn, for a pint.


What are the best ways to go sightseeing in London?

See the highlights with a historian

London is home to some of the world’s most famous attractions, including Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, the London Bridge, the Shard, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Buckingham Palace. The best way to truly experience these places is with a historian as your guide. Customs such as the Changing of the Guard are explained to you in real time by the people who know it best.

Ignite the imagination on Harry Potter tours

Start at Diagon Alley, pop down to see the Ministry of Magic, and find out which Leaky Cauldron has the best taco on an amusing tour of Harry Potter’s London. You can even do an afternoon tea, HP-style, in Soho.

Soak up the pop culture

Stories about the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and David Bowie abound on tours to their favorite haunts; meanwhile, a black cab tour of the city’s highlights is a quintessentially British way to travel.

Enjoy a night in the West End

Some of the world’s biggest theater shows are hosted here, and a musical theater tour is a great way to learn the history of this district in central London. For those who want to let loose, consider a night out here for live music, cocktails, and more.

Take a day trip

Stonehenge and Bath are both day trips worth the time. For those looking for something more low-key, head out to Brighton, Cambridge, or Oxford — all of which are about an hour away from the capital.

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