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Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

1. Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

Walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards (and witches) around Muggle London. Your Harry Potter enthusiast guide will be armed with weird and wonderful trivia all along the way.  Meet your guide and start your adventure by finding out which Hogwarts House you belong in. Compete against other Houses in an interactive quiz as you see the sites that inspired J.K. Rowling, from Shakespeare's Globe to the London alleys that inspired Knockturn Alley. Highlights include passing The Leaky Cauldron, the secret wizarding inn. Explore the real Diagon Alley, where Harry buys his first wand. Even see the bridge destroyed by the Death Eaters in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince".  For part of your guided tour, choose to either take the London Underground or a short boat trip down the Thames. Both options follow this itinerary:  1. Southwark Cathedral 2. Borough Market 3. The Golden Hinde 4. Winchester Palace 5. The Clink Prison Museum 6. Shakespeare's Globe 7. Millennium Bridge 8. Daniel Radcliffe's School 9. The London Eye 10. River Thames 11. Sherlock Holmes' Pub 12. Great Scotland Yard 13. Gringotts Wizarding Bank 14. The world's smallest police station 15. Trafalgar Square 16. Knockturn Alley 17. Diagon Alley 18. Palace Theatre

London: Tootbus London Discovery Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

2. London: Tootbus London Discovery Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Experience the best of London in just one day with the Tootbus London Discovery tour. Board an open-top bus that takes you around the city, providing breathtaking views of top landmarks including the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey, and more. You'll also see the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, St. James Palace, and other London highlights. Use the bus ride to make a hit list of places you want to explore, and then hop off at the nearest bus stop to delve deeper into each location. You could see the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, or climb the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral.  Food lovers can visit Borough Market, one of the best food markets in London, while those looking for a fun night out can head to Soho or take a ride on the London Eye. Enjoy an easy way to get from one landmark to another while audio commentary guides you across the city and gives you insights. If you're traveling with children, don't miss the child-friendly audio channel available in English and French, which will keep them entertained throughout the tour. Your ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours, depending on the option you choose, and you can hop on and off the bus an unlimited number of times during the validity period. So, come and explore the best of London on this hop-on hop-off bus tour.

London: River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

3. London: River Thames Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise

Explore the River Thames as it weaves through the heart of London and discover fascinating history around every bend. Today, you can experience the splendor of this great city from the relaxed comfort of a modern, all-weather and wheelchair-friendly sightseeing boat. Informative commentary interlaced with colorful tales of the city's past will keep your mind engaged as you cruise down the Thames! Cruises depart frequently from Westminster Pier, Greenwich Pier, London Eye Pier, and Tower Pier, sailing every day of the year except Christmas Day. With a regular timetable, and evening cruises all summer, you can enjoy a full-day on the river in comfort. Hop on and off the boat as many times as you wish to explore sights such as the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern, Borough Market, South Bank Centre, and the London Eye. Or grab a refreshment from the on-board bar and relax as you sail past Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Bridge, the Royal Festival Hall, Cleopatra's Needle, Somerset House, the Millennium Footbridge, Shakespeare's Globe, Monument, H.M.S.Belfast, and much more. During the festive season from December to January, all boats will be decorated and kids will get Christmas coloring sheet and pencils to keep them entertained while parents relax by sipping on a cup of mulled wine and a mince pie from our fully stocked bar. 'Tis the season to be jolly!

London: 3-Hour Secret British Food Tour

4. London: 3-Hour Secret British Food Tour

Firstly, your local London guide takes you to the exciting Borough Market to soak up the atmosphere and eat some English fudges/chocolate. This eating paradise was not even on the tourist foodie radar a few years ago. Still around the market, you will try award winning Cumberland sausages, followed by the best fresh fish and chips in town. Note the difference between "chips" and "French fries!" There is so much to see in the market that your guide will give you 10-20 minutes to look around yourselves, giving you a chance to buy gifts or eat any samples. Your personal guide will explain the history of the market and the surrounding areas including Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind, the Shard and Southwark Cathedral. Your tour will continue to a historic pub where you can try the best of British cheeses, served with grapes, fig cakes and chutneys, washed down with real London beers, ales or delicious ciders (or non-alcoholic options). You will also see the world-famous London Bridge and Tower Bridge on the River Thames as well as the Battleship HMS Belfast. Finally, the tour ends with classic desserts, such as cheesecakes, chocolate brownies or sticky toffee puddings, all washed down with a pot of refreshing tea. Oh, and of course there’s a delicious secret dish too!

London: Harry Potter Guided Evening Tour with Boat Ride

5. London: Harry Potter Guided Evening Tour with Boat Ride

Walk in the footsteps of your favorite wizards (and witches) around Muggle London. No better way to travel (other than broomstick of course) than on a boat along the River Thames! Meet your guide and start your adventure by finding out which Hogwarts House you belong in. Compete against other Houses in an interactive quiz as you see the sites that inspired J.K. Rowling, from Shakespeare's Globe to the London alleys that inspired Knockturn Alley. Highlights include passing The Leaky Cauldron, the secret wizarding inn. Explore the real Diagon Alley, where Harry buys his first wand. Even see the bridge destroyed by the Death Eaters in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince".  Itinerary:  1. Southwark Cathedral 2. Borough Market 3. The Golden Hinde 4. Winchester Palace 5. The Clink Prison Museum 6. Shakespeare's Globe 7. Millennium Bridge 8. Daniel Radcliffe's School 9. The London Eye 10. River Thames 11. Sherlock Holmes' Pub 12. Great Scotland Yard 13. Gringotts Wizarding Bank 14. The world's smallest police station 15. Trafalgar Square 16. Knockturn Alley 17. Diagon Alley 18. Palace Theatre

London: Borough Market Early Morning Guided Food Tour

6. London: Borough Market Early Morning Guided Food Tour

There is no food market in Europe that combines so much past history with the present-day hustle and bustle like Borough Market. The market is truly a food destination like no other and a must-visit on any trip to London. Learn unforgettable stories from Borough Market's 1000-year history and meet the locals who are up before dawn making all the insanely delicious delicacies found in the market every day. Arrive at the market hungry for breakfast and allow your guide to take you to various stalls to taste different local delicacies. Homemade fresh fruit crumbles, truly delicious British cheeses, and the best sausage roll in the city are just a few tasting highlights to look forward to. After enjoying some delicious food at Borough Market explore the surrounding neighborhood near London Bridge. Discover a bit more about the neighborhood as you walk through the winding streets.

London: See 30+ Top Sights and Eat 8 British Foods Tour

7. London: See 30+ Top Sights and Eat 8 British Foods Tour

Join an exploration of over thirty of London’s major landmarks and best of British foods for a good idea of the history and tastes of one of Europe’s best-loved cities. Start your tour as you head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace, where you can watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday during the winter months). You will then head to Westminster, and along the way see sights such as Parliament Square, St. James Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben (sadly covered up at the moment) and the Houses of Parliament. You will then move on to the London Bridge area to see Shakespeare’s Globe, the Shard, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. By this point, you'll have worked up an appetite, so you will be invited to stop for a feast of the best of British foods in one of the UK's most historic pubs. From here you will explore Borough market, Europe's favorite food market, and a bustling hub of smells and flavors. You will sample fish and chips, pie and mash, English beer and also taste a world famous doughnut!

Camden Town, Markets & Downtown: Highlights Private Tour

8. Camden Town, Markets & Downtown: Highlights Private Tour

Explore the incredible city of London on this fantastic private walking city tour. Discover the secrets, and highlights that London has to offer. Discover the beautiful St. Paul's Cathedral and its magnificent dome, one of the largest in the world. Visit the old theatre where Shakespeare used to perform his plays. Have the opportunity to visit a famous gallery that served as a stage for the Harry Potter Saga. Cross the Thames River via the beautiful Tower Bridge as you contemplate the medieval Towers of London, the old building that witnessed the history of the city, one of the most important in London. Walk around the different markets and feel the different tastes, smells, and colors that London and its markets have to offer. Visit the open-air shops and the most authentic corners of the market in Camden Town, considered the most underground market in the world. Be surprised by the eccentric looks of the local people, and have fun entering the craziest and most original shops in the world. Admire everything from street DJs, to clothes sales of all kinds and styles. Your guide will ensure that you drink one of the best coffees in town in a charming coffee shop. 

Booze, Brothels & the Bard: London's Bawdy Borough

9. Booze, Brothels & the Bard: London's Bawdy Borough

Travel through a thousand years of history, meeting William Shakespeare, medieval 'Winchester Geese' prostitutes, Charles Dickens, the ghost of a nineteenth century pub landlady, and the wonderfully named Doorkins Magnificat! On our walking tour we'll visit the areas around Borough and Bankside, which being outside the jurisdiction of the City of London were for centuries the site of seedy goings on. We'll learn how the area had been notorious for prostitution since the arrival of the Romans, visit the locations of Southwark's two most notorious prisons of which parts can still be seen today, take in the sights of a millennium-old market, view the remains of a medieval palace, and find Shakespeare's Globe Theatres both old and new! The walking tour begins outside Borough Station, ends near to London Bridge Station, and will take around two hours. Total distance is about two miles. Ticket sales will be limited to circa ten attendees, to ensure maximum enjoyment for everybody on the tour.

London: Witches and History Magical Walking Tour

10. London: Witches and History Magical Walking Tour

Discover the wicked history of London. Explore famous sights and hidden gems with your bewitching guide on this alternative walking tour! Are you ready to learn historical facts? Are you ready to be thoroughly entertained? Join this spellbinding experience that takes you from London Bridge to St. Paul’s Cathedral. Your costumed witch-guide will enchant you on this journey into the past. Lend your ears to tales of the unexpected, stories of London’s real-life witches & the great injustices that befell them. Scuttle across the cobbles as you uncover the truth about Joan Peterson, "The Witch of Wapping”, innocent or guilty? you decide. What of Jinny Bingham, did she deserve the nickname “Mother Damnable”...? and who was the real “Last Witch”? You will emerge from the murky shadows of London Bridge and skirt the edges of Borough Market. Follow closely on the heels of your witch guide as you twist and turn your way past an ancient ship, and a ruined Palace. Hurry along the infamous and dreaded Clink Street. Marvel at the breathtaking, iconic landmarks across the river Thames and pass by a dramatic Elizabethan playhouse. Stick close to your coven as you traverse the Thames towards the imposing St. Paul’s Cathedral on this journey packed with entertainment and history. In a tour that brings together history, magic, and a sense that we can learn from the past, you are sure to fall in love with this historic part of the city, its hidden gems and its fascinating (sometimes chilling) history! You may even visit some famous filming locations from Harry Potter along the way!

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What people are saying about Borough Market

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4.6 / 5

based on 15,161 reviews

It’s my first time being in London and as a true Potterhead I wanted to haves our sort of starting point what to do or see in the city. Walking tours are by far my favourite and the tour guide exceeded my expectations. We decided to book the walking tour with the boat option and it connected the two parts of the tour nicely. Our guide Tom was really charming and his personality made the tour a unique experience, he had lots of Potter Trivia with him and created a special atmosphere. My friend who accompanied me is not a huge potterhead but enjoyed the tour as well, since you get an insight to nice spots in the city. A huge recommendation from our side!

Top guide, we had a great time with the family in London, the visit exceeded our expectations, lots of information was given, we learned a lot. replaying the scenes of the different Harry potter films was a magical and pleasant moment. I highly recommend.

Alex was very entertaining indeed, he was able to hold everyones attention and allowed just the right amount of time to take photos and answer questions before moving along to the next 'stop' of the tour.

Exceptional tour guide in John (Hagrid) really felt he went the extra mile to provide us with the best experience possible. Highly recommend for any Harry Potter fan.

John was an amazing tour guide! He is extremely knowledgeable and interesting. This is a wonderful tour for everyone!