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Leicester Square Tours

Leicester Square
Nestled between Soho, St. James’s, and the West End, Leicester Square is the intersection that never sleeps. Home to world-famous movie theaters, nightclubs, and a recently renovated park, the square attracts more than 2 million visitors each week. It has been popular as an entertainment hub since the 19th century.
 
The Basics
History buffs and other sightseers can learn about London’s past and present on a highlights tour, and Leicester Square is included on most comprehensive itineraries. Zip through the city by bike or taxi, or board a hop-on hop-off bus to tick off several landmarks in limited time. A walking tour offers an intimate perspective, while nightlife tours reveal the square’s after-dark attractions.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • From nightlife revelers to film lovers and history buffs, Leicester Square offers something for everyone.
  • Don’t forget your raincoat or umbrella during the rainier months.
  • The public space itself won’t take long to explore, so combine your visit with other London landmarks to optimize your time.
  • The pedestrian square has wide, flat walkways that are wheelchair-accessible.
  • Most of the square’s attractions are wheelchair-friendly as well, though it’s worth calling ahead to check access arrangements.
 
How to Get There
Leicester Square has its own tube station. Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross stations are five minutes away. Several buses stop on Charing Cross Road, including hop-on hop-off services. As in all capital cities, driving yourself is best avoided; instead, take advantage of tours that include transfer for a hassle-free experience.
 
When to Get There
From a summer afternoon eating ice cream in the square’s central park to an evening stroll around the annual Christmas market, there is always something to do in Leicester Square.
 
An Alternative View
Typical sightseeing tours aren’t the only way to discover Leicester Square. Photographic tours can help you capture hidden monuments you might otherwise miss, like Shakespeare’s statue in the fountain. Karl Marx tours show visitors the socialist revolutionary’s old digs, just off the square, and explain the influences of the UK capital on his works.

Address: Leicester Square, London, England
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

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Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with stops including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights and upgrade to The Big London Day Out option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off to enjoy a Thames River cruise, currently operating Friday to Sunday only.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.86
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$48.86
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The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

The Original Tour London: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

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See the best of London without the stress of rigid tour times and massive crowds on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your flexible pass, hop aboard the double-decker, open-top bus for a comfortable sightseeing excursion. Great for kids and adults, your pass offers multiple route options with stops at main attractions like Big Ben, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and more. Bonus features include a free city walking tour, a Thames River cruise, and local discounts.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$41.76
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$41.76
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Private Tour: Photography Walking Tour from Trafalgar Square to Covent Garden

Private Tour: Photography Walking Tour from Trafalgar Square to Covent Garden

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Capture the exotic food stalls and vibrant shop fronts of London’s Chinatown, the traditional architecture of Trafalgar Square, and the artists and street entertainers of buzzing Covent Garden, on this unique 4-hour photography walking tour. Enjoy the personalised attention of your private guide, who’ll give you the tips and tricks necessary to improve your photos and get the most out of your camera.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$244.08
Price varies by group size
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$244.08
Price varies by group size
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Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

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Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you. Set your own itinerary and explore London your way on a private half- or full-day tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions on your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout. 
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$386.97
per group
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$386.97
per group
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3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

3 Hour Guided Private Walking Tour: The Best of London

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Marvel over royal monuments, architectural masterpieces and iconic landmarks on this 3-hour walking tour of London. Enjoy the undivided attention of your private guide as you stroll around Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus; snap photos of Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben; and stand in awe before the magnificent Buckingham Palace. For the full experience, upgrade to include a visit to St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$213.57
Price varies by group size
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$213.57
Price varies by group size
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London Photography Tour - Private Tour

London Photography Tour - Private Tour

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Experience London through a lens on this private photography tour and enjoy the undivided attention of your professional photographer guide. Learn how to get the best out of your camera, then put your newfound skills to the test as you walk through Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. Capture classic London images like red telephone boxes, tube signs and suited horseguards, or focus on landmarks like Big Ben, Parliament Square or Westminster.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$244.08
Price varies by group size
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$244.08
Price varies by group size
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London City Tour Hop On - Hop Off with Free Walking Tour and River Cruise

London City Tour Hop On - Hop Off with Free Walking Tour and River Cruise

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Maximize your time in London with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose a 1-day, 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket and make the most of unlimited travel across several routes for the ticket validity period. Get views of top London sights such as the Tower of London and Big Ben from the open-top bus, listen to audio commentary and enjoy the flexibility to hop on and off at any of the well-placed stops. All tickets also include a complimentary river cruise and a walking tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.76
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$41.76

Beatlemania! (Private Half Day London Tour)

Beatlemania! (Private Half Day London Tour)

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‘Fab Four’ fan alert! Celebrate the half-century reign of the all-time greatest rock and roll band. Get to tick off your entire wish-list of Beatles city-spots with a Black Cab. No walking tour promises that. Visit all key hangouts of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison and Starr in the city that our Guide Mick calls the “5th Beatle”. Including the most-wanted of them all, Abbey Road Studios. Recreate the famous Abbey Road album with your squad on the crossing. Hit up more iconic sites, in the West End. Check out places where they lived, played and recorded their chart-busters, including Mayfair, Soho, Piccadilly. Magical Mystery Tour highlight, the ‘Gig on the Roof’ to shake up your followers. Exclusive tour is designed with special inputs from bass player Mick Greenwood. But what really slays it? Our Beatlemania Tour Guides are music-maniacs themselves. Mark Taylor once played in the 1970’s punk band ‘Department S’, while Paul Williams regularly gigs for West London ‘Riverkites’.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$361.91
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$361.91
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Harry Potter Studios and London Film Locations Tour

Harry Potter Studios and London Film Locations Tour

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See London through the eyes of The Boy Who Lived on this full-day tour that includes entry to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter. Begin with a guided walking tour of London’s most famous attractions and Harry Potter filming locations, including Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station. Then board a coach, and travel to the Warner Bros. Studios, where you’ll see the sets, props, and costumes used in the big-screen adaptions of J.K. Rowling’s much-loved books.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.56
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$179.56
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Private Walking Tour: Highlights of London with a Blue Badge Guide

Private Walking Tour: Highlights of London with a Blue Badge Guide

Explore London’s iconic sights by foot on a 4-hour private tour, with an official UK Blue Badge guide. As you stroll from landmark to landmark, hear intriguing facts about the city’s heritage and culture, and enjoy photo stops at Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and Big Ben. Learn about London’s medieval history and check out other star turns such as Covent Garden, Horse Guards Parade and the crowning glory, regal Buckingham Palace. If there’s something you want to see more of, talk to your guide about adjusting your itinerary to suit.
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  • 4 hours
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$95.35
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$95.35

Harry Potter Azkaban Tour (Film Locations & Prison)

Harry Potter Azkaban Tour (Film Locations & Prison)

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This is a great tour for families & die-hard fans of Harry Potter This walking tour of London unfurls the movie set locations of the world's most famous Wizard. You will see the famous movie set locations and several locations that inspired JK Rowling. We will visit the actual filming locations in London! The tour starts at King Cross Train station: Platform 9 3/4!! We then head to Leicester square area to see some of the film locations & visit 2 famous shops. The first: inspired & made all of the paper props for the films and the second a very nice treat for the kids (We keep this one a secret!) 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. Then go inside the Clink Prison Museum and explore the UK oldest prison.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.61
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$55.61
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The Magic of Harry Potter Private Guided Tour for Kids and Families in London

The Magic of Harry Potter Private Guided Tour for Kids and Families in London

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Discover the magical world of Harry Potter with your family on a private 2.5-hour tour. Fun for adults and kids alike, the London excursion takes you to numerous filming locations used in the movies. Highlights include Diagon Alley (Leadenhall Market), the Ministry of Magic (Scotland Place), and of course, Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station. Along the way, enjoy Harry Potter themed games and trivia.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$221.64
Price varies by group size
From
$221.64
Price varies by group size
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7 Day Private Tour of London with Host Family Accommodation

7 Day Private Tour of London with Host Family Accommodation

This 7 days London getaway package is a cultural program where you can enjoy most of London by staying in our English host families' homes. This is an excellent choice when your time is limited. From the very first minute until the end of the program, you will be taken great care by our operation team, group leaders and tour guides. London has it all, and we all know that. It will all culminate in your realization of why London is the city where people enshrine the fondest and most heartfelt memories from the very first moments of our London package program that last a lifetime. See the world's most iconic landmarks, and hear their stories and history from a professional tour guide. Our Excursion Tour is designed to present you with the most key facts and places of interest in the short time you have in London. Get a truly traditional English cultural experience in typical English homes in beautiful & scenic Richmond and Kingston areas. Join us!
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  • 7 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$4,733.95
Price varies by group size
From
$4,733.95
Price varies by group size
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Highlights of London Private Tour - Downtown, Notting Hill & Portobello Market

Highlights of London Private Tour - Downtown, Notting Hill & Portobello Market

Ready to explore the must-see of London in this complete Private City Tour? Let your private guide take you through the Highlights & Secrets of London Downtown and the colorful neighborhood of Notting Hill. Visit Soho, Chinatown, the classic downtown squares like Trafalgar Square while watching the citizens and their lively local life. Visit the majestic Palace of Westminster, the parliament building, and its famous icon, Big Ben. Take the Underground to tour the charming Notting Hill. Visit the open-air shops and the most authentic corners of Portobello Market, considered the most beautiful in London. Feel like a local tasting the classic English dumpling tea in the best bakery in the colorful Notting Hill district. If you have children, this Private Tour could be fantastic for them too. Just let us know and we will tailor it for them. Book now and enjoy London in this incredible Private Tour, just you and your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.01
Price varies by group size
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$130.01
Price varies by group size
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A Silent Disco Adventure in London

A Silent Disco Adventure in London

Join the Silent Adventures Team as we take you on a journey of song and dance through the famous streets of London. This musically instructed adventure aims to have your funky moves on display and your pop star voices serenading the people of the capital! Hi-tech headsets will fill your body with beats, theme songs and your favourite hits across the decades. As your inhibitions evaporate and laughter takes over, you will be part of the best all dance, all singing walking tour in town! It's a Flash Mob, it's a Silent Disco, it’s a roaming, rhythmic riot through London!
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  • 1 hour
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$22.88
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$22.88

London Top Sights Small Group Half-Day Walking Tour

London Top Sights Small Group Half-Day Walking Tour

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See the Top Sightseeing Spots in London on this exciting small group city tour. Starting in ‘Old London’ you’ll explore over 2000 years of London history with sights including the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Bank of England, Royal Exchange, Mansion House, Leadenhall Market and the Monument to the Great Fire of London. A short journey on the London Underground will then take you to Westminster to learn about famous landmarks including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Downing Street, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and more! The tour is made interactive through the use of 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 whole lot of fun! The tour will be limited to a maximum of 10 people and is designed to bring travellers together and discover London in a fun and exciting way.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$20.88
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$20.88
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London West End Murder Mystery Trail (Treasure Hunt) by Killer Trails

London West End Murder Mystery Trail (Treasure Hunt) by Killer Trails

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All trails created by Killer Trails are self-guided walking tours. This means you can conquer them at your own pace, taking as many detours & pit-stops as you desire. We’ve investigated all the highlights the West End has to offer which have been carefully crafted into this trail, so there’s plenty of selfie opportunities along the way. Simply download & print the trail onto A4 paper & you’re ready to go. No access to a printer? No worries. You can also follow the trail using a smartphone. Our Murder Mystery style treasure hunts are ideal for a thrilling day out with family, friends, spouses, or colleagues. Highly addictive for adults & the whole family, you’ll be gutted you didn’t find out about us sooner. Our trails work best for small groups of two to six people. Purchasing & printing just one copy of the trail is needed per group. NOTE: Using this booking system, you have to book a specific date. However, as this is a self-guided tour, you can of course do whenever you like.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$16.69
per group
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$16.69
per group
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Private London Tour with Film Scenes from the Harry Potter Movies

Private London Tour with Film Scenes from the Harry Potter Movies

Immerse in the fantastic universe of Harry Potter. This private tour by London is created in collaboration with the most devoted fans of the best-selling books and series of movies about a young wizard. The tour is perfect for families with kids (they go free) and it delivers an opportunity to see more than 10 places in London where the movie events took place. You not only have a chance to explore the City of London without any worries about your getting lost, but you’ll also get your picture taken at the famous Platform 9¾. • Explore London walking in the shoes of Harry Potter • Reveal more than 10 sites where the movie was filmed • Take advantage from touring with a devoted local guide • The tour provides that kids go free, which makes it an ideal family adventure
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.00
From
$139.00
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London for 5 Days with Stay in English Families Home

London for 5 Days with Stay in English Families Home

This 5 days London getaway package is a cultural program where you can enjoy most of London by staying in our English host families' homes. This is an excellent choice when your time is limited. From the very first minute until the end of the program, you will be taken great care by our operation team, group leaders and tour guides. London has it all, and we all know that. It will all culminate in your realization of why London is the city where people enshrine the fondest and most heartfelt memories from the very first moments of our London package program that last a lifetime. See the world's most iconic landmarks, and hear their stories and history from a professional tour guide. Our Excursion Tour is designed to present you with the most key facts and places of interest in the short time you have in London. Get a truly traditional English cultural experience in typical English homes in beautiful & scenic Richmond and Kingston areas. Join us!
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
$3,069.95
Price varies by group size
From
$3,069.95
Price varies by group size
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Harry Potter Witchcraft and Wizardry Guided Tour for Kids and Families in London

Harry Potter Witchcraft and Wizardry Guided Tour for Kids and Families in London

Infuse your London explorations with a dose of magic when you book this family-friendly Harry Potter tour. Pick between several convenient start times, and meet your private guide directly at Piccadilly Circus. Then, set off on foot. You’ll discover some of London’s top attractions, from Trafalgar Square to Millennium Bridge. You’ll also see Harry Potter filming locations, will learn about the real-life destinations that inspired J.K. Rowling, and will take part in games and challenges as you go.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$221.64
Price varies by group size
From
$221.64
Price varies by group size
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2 Day Stay Package Tour in London with English Host Families

2 Day Stay Package Tour in London with English Host Families

This is a small getaway package where you can enjoy most of London with our English host families. This is an excellent choice when your time is limited. From the very first minute until the end of the program, you will be taken great care by our operation team, group leaders and tour guides. London has it all, and we all know that. It will all culminate in your realization of why London is the city where people enshrine the fondest and most heartfelt memories from the very first moments of our London package program that last a lifetime. See the world's most iconic landmarks, and hear their stories and history from a professional tour guide. Our Excursion Tour is designed to present you with the most key facts and places of interest in the short time you have in London. Get a truly traditional English cultural experience in typical English homes in beautiful & scenic Richmond and Kingston areas. Join us!
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
$1,324.25
Price varies by group size
From
$1,324.25
Price varies by group size
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Private Guided and Chauffered Tour of London

Private Guided and Chauffered Tour of London

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Make like a VIP in London with a private guide, personal chauffeur, and an itinerary tailor-made for you. Choose between a 3- or 6-hour tour and admire landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Tower of London; hit the shops at Harrods or Oxford Street; or explore the local neighborhoods. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$441.95
Price varies by group size
From
$441.95
Price varies by group size
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Harry Potter Film Location Walking Tour & River Cruise

Harry Potter Film Location Walking Tour & River Cruise

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This is a great tour for families & die-hard fans of Harry Potter 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 the famous movie set locations and several locations that inspired JK Rowling. We will visit the actual filming locations in London! The tour starts at King Cross Train station: Platform 9 3/4!! We then head to Leicester square area to see some of the film locations & visit 2 famous shops. The first: inspired & made all of the paper props for the films and the second a very nice treat for the kids (We keep this one a secret!) We then go to the London Bridge where we see more film locations. These include the Millennium (aka Wobbly) Bridge & the Leaky Cauldron. We will also see sights & buildings that inspired JK Rowling when she wrote each of the books And finish off on a Thames Cruise: where you can some of the Potter filming locations from the River Thames!
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$55.61
From
$55.61
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Science, Sports, Culture English Language Programme in London

Science, Sports, Culture English Language Programme in London

Our London short term package programs involving science, art, culture, sports, fashion, trade, finance and fun, include 15-hours of active English Training in our language school which received the award for the best language school in London in 2015, and through which we host our students with English host families. In the programs, our students are accompanied for 24 hours, we include a different West End Musical every year; we integrate our students with socio-cultural life of the city. Our program includes visits to the most important attractions of London such as Petticoat Lane, Holborn, Covent Garden, Buckingham Palace, St. James's Park, Downing Street No:10, Trafalgar Square, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Marble Arch, Hyde Park, St.Serpentine Lake, Knightsbridge, Harrods, Thames River, London Eye, Royal Festival Hall, London Dungeon and many many more. This program is a perfect choice to explore London's highlights while studying in English in the heart of the capital.
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  • 8 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$5,151.49
Price varies by group size
From
$5,151.49
Price varies by group size
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What's the best way to experience Leicester Square?