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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 top-rated Experience in London 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... You'll only see the horse guard change on the pm tour 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 London Photoshoot
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. 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. Get ready for some fresh, Insta-ready images to make you the envy of your friends back home. You will get up to 15 high-resolution, social media-ready, edited photos. Please note this is a small group tour (there will likely be others joining you!) If you wish to have a private tour or are travelling in a larger group, please contact me to arrange a custom booking. Other things to note If the time slot isn't available for you just contact me and we can find another time. Check out my other experiences and reviews! https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/87683984
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
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

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! Max group class size = 10 All material provided and option to glaze fire £5 per piece Other things to note Please make sure your nails are short.
Kintsugi Japanese Pottery Class For Beginner's
1. ) Intro Information and knowledge of Kintsugi, teaching them art of how Japanese philosophy believes that imperfection is beauty. 2. ) Process How to break pottery, what is the safest way to manipulate the ceramics into not overdoing the cracks. Beginners will be using a hammer and drill when dealing with pottery technique. 3. ) Gold Highlight Using micro metal mix with epoxy resin, making sure beginners can enjoy and expand their knowledge into creative techniques with pottery. 4. ) Ending Students will take home 1 piece of they're own kintsugi pottery by the end of the class FOODSAFE only as a fruit display not for other foods use, not use for microwaves, ovens or the dishwasher.
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
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.
Butterfly Setting and Preservation
Suzette Field would like to introduce you to the world of insect taxidermy. For over 300 years, entomologists and collectors have mounted butterflies and other insects for taxonomic reference or stunning visual displays. Such compilations can be found lurking in old museum archives and are often kept in meticulous condition in display cases and cabinets. There has been a recent renaissance in the use of insects for artistic display and this class will introduce you to the skills and techniques used in setting butterflies. The workshop will begin with a talk on the biology of insects with further instruction on the hydration, setting, pinning and drying of specimens. This is a beginners course with no experience required and you will leave with your own set of framed butterflies. Please note all butterflies are ethically sourced from a conservation project.

What London has to offer

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 120 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.
Soho Music & Historic Pubs Tour
Experience hidden pubs, great beer and truly unique photo locations, as we discover Soho's hilarious, musical and mischievous past and present. Check out where the Beatles recorded Hey Jude, where the Rolling Stones kicked off their career, the location of Jimi Hendrix's last ever gig and even a pub where The Who got banned for life! With the help of four conic Historic Pubs, we'll explore Soho's hidden locations, where some of the most famous musicians, artists, performers, playwrights, actors and deep thinkers all lived, worked and played. Perhaps you'll even fancy a sing along at a pub where Dumbledore got into a punch up?! We'll also visit the house where Mozart lived - yes, the Mozart - as well as finding out what General Charles De Gaulle, Karl Marx, Casanova, Marilyn Monroe and many more legends did with their time while in Soho. Experience London like a true local, in the company of true locals, and discover the venues and history hidden to most people.
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!
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.
Learn to Screen Print in Hackney
Learn the basics of screen printing onto fabric with paper stencils at my fully equipped studio in a converted Victorian Chocolate Factory in Hackney N16. Enjoy a relaxing, creative time in this wonderful pattern-filled space and discover all the tips and tricks to pulling your very own print! I will guide you through the whole process and we'll each try a quick sample print onto fabric, to spark ideas and show you the ropes. You'll then have time to create paper stencils using scissors and/or scalpel, ready to print your final unique design onto either a tote bag or tea towel. Be creative with the many examples, stencils and imagery on display in my studio or bring along your own drawings, photos and ideas to work from. No experience necessary as wonderful prints can be made from very simple shapes and patterns! All inks are water-based and solvent-free. Price includes a choice of tote bag or tea towel for each participant. Most dates are currently set as private bookings, so you can enjoy the class with exclusive one to one tuition or share the experience with friends and family. Please make sure to add the correct number of guests attending to view the final cost of the workshop. Children are also very welcome to attend age 7 and above. Do get in touch if you don't see the date/time you are looking for as I am at my studio most days to offer an alternative.

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 top-rated Experience in London 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... You'll only see the horse guard change on the pm tour 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 London Photoshoot
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. 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. Get ready for some fresh, Insta-ready images to make you the envy of your friends back home. You will get up to 15 high-resolution, social media-ready, edited photos. Please note this is a small group tour (there will likely be others joining you!) If you wish to have a private tour or are travelling in a larger group, please contact me to arrange a custom booking. Other things to note If the time slot isn't available for you just contact me and we can find another time. Check out my other experiences and reviews! https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/87683984
London Bar Crawl Sunday-Thursday & Club Crawl Weekends
If you're looking for a party, then get ready for an awesome, great value night out in central London, visiting some great bars with some fantastic people. Just good fun & great vibes, lead by our fun, friendly Host team. IMPORTANT: We offer 2 types of Bar Crawl during the week. Please read on for the details. Sunday-Thursday: London Bar Crawl - Free entry to 4 awesome bars + 1 great club - 1 free welcome shot in each venue - Discounted drinks everywhere (save a fortune!) - Photos taken throughout the night by our Hosts - Our friendly Host team (Start time 7.30pm, venue: Coyote Ugly Saloon - Piccadilly, by Piccadilly Circus) Friday & Saturday: Club Crawl - Same details as above, but with a larger crowd - 5 great bars & clubs in one night! If you are looking for an alternative Pub Crawl with a smaller crowd on Fri/Sat, you could look at our Shoreditch Pub Crawl. More info: We offer a 'party' pub crawl, generally suited to 18-35yrs crowd (though all ages are welcome!) We do not visit 'traditional' English pubs You must bring: Physical, photo ID (18+ only, no photos or copies). We select a range of different bars each night, with different endings, to offer you a taste of London nightlife. See you soon!
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.

Things to do near Soho

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_
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
Ultimate London Sightseeing Walking Tour
See 30+ of the best London sightseeing spots on the ultimate London walking tour! On this exciting London walking tour you will visit the two key areas of Central London - the City of London and Westminster - where you’ll explore 2000 years of London’s history including many of the most iconic London sightseeing attractions and landmarks. On this 5 hour walking tour (with a lunch break in the middle at own expense) you’ll discover: Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, Bank of England, London Eye, Downing Street, Monument to the Great Fire of London, River Thames, Royal Exchange, Horseguards Parade, London Bridge, The Shard, Houses of Parliament, Clarence House, St James’s Palace, Treasury Building, Royal Exchange, Mansion House, Sky Garden, The Mall and more! Led by a local London tour guide, the tour uses photos to bring the stories of London to life in a relaxed atmosphere (no boring lectures!) allowing everyone to participate in the tour with questions, trivia, great photo opportunities and a lot of fun! --------- IMPORTANT: Please note this tour takes one journey on the London Underground. A valid Oyster Card, Contactless Credit/Debit Card, Apple Pay or Travelcard is required for each --------- Please note - We have multiple guides who lead this tour all of whom are experienced tour guides and love London!
African & Caribbean Food Tasting & 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. 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. Follow us on IG @gorgeoustoursuk for more pictures
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

Things to do near Canary Wharf

Good Value London bridge Photoshoot
Are you ready to capture the beauty of London's iconic landmarks and charming streets? Join me for a hour photo walk through the stunning Westminster area of London, where we'll visit: 1.Tower bridge 2.Red telephone box 3.The shard 4.London Red Buses 5 .Tower of London 6. Retro street scene But that's not all! We'll also discover some hidden gems along the way that will make your memories even more special. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of family and friends, this tour is for you. And don't worry if it's your first photoshoot; I'll guide you through various posing ideas, and we'll have a lot of fun along the way! You'll receive 100 unedited photos within 1 day and 20 edited pictures within 7 days after the shoot. If you have any special requests or ideas, just let me know. Book your spot now and let's create some unforgettable memories together! Kindly be advised that tardiness will result in a reduction of the allocated shooting duration. Should an individual fail to appear within 20 minutes, the appointment will be canceled, and no refunds will be issued.
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 or location.
London's Instagram-Worthy Photo Walk
**JAN/FEB 2024 UPDATE** Due to low season I am currently only offering 2 hr private groups through Airbnb, cost effective for groups of 3+. (Professional camera, all raw images and 30 edited images included!) *Solo/couples: Please message me for a quote more suitable for your group size. My cheaper public photo walk sessions will resume in March. Hi I'm Maddie; private tour guide & photographer from @londonphotographytours :) In a sea of Airbnb photoshoot experiences, I've created something different. Unfortunately, most photoshoots are rushed at only 1 hour long & take you to only the tourist hotspots- you deserve more for your money! Introducing London's Most Ig-Worthy Photo Walk; the relaxed way to make memories in authentic locations that you won't find with a quick web search. By choosing my experience, you get a 2 hr walking tour of some of the most beautiful hidden spots in London with a private guide; AND my expertise as a photographer to take your pictures along the way. It’s more relaxed than a professional photoshoot, however you still get high quality images. Joining a small-group tour is also a great way to socialise if you’re a solo traveller! (Resuming March 2024!) - All private bookings include use of my camera. - Photos on public tours are taken with your phone, however you can upgrade to my camera for a small fee. Public tours will resume March 2024.
Gorgeous influencer photography in London
Customers will experience a complete photography trip in London. Customers will travel through famous attractions in central London such as Big Ben, London Eye, London Bridge, etc. and will take a series of unforgettable photos for everyone. Whether you are alone or as a couple, I will guide you through the whole process and give you a brand new experience. Don't worry, I will make your experience easier. This experience can give everyone the feeling of being a model in London. (PICK 1 OUT OF 2) Route 1:Westminster > London Eye > Tower Bridge Route 2 : St Paul > Tower Bridge If you have special day time and other requirements, please send me a private message before booking The journey will take about 1.5 hours. you will receive all the unedited photos. 10 edited photos will be delivered to you within a week after you select them. Extra 5 photos for only £20, & 10 photos for £30. The editing service includes basic adjustments to lighting and color, & basic skin and body modifications. (As for removing people, we will determine the feasibility based on the actual situation). Please note that if you need to change the date and time of your appointment, inform us at least one day in advance. If you fail to arrive within 15 minutes of your scheduled appointment time, it will be considered a no-show, and you will not be eligible for a refund. My ig: anybabyinuk
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! Max group class size = 10 All material provided and option to glaze fire £5 per piece Other things to note Please make sure your nails are short.

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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