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London 1- or 2-Hour Professional Photo Shoot

1. London 1- or 2-Hour Professional Photo Shoot

Experience London like never before and hire a professional photographer for an exclusive photo session against some of the city’s most striking backdrops. Choose between a 1- or 2-hour session, with a choice of focus for the session as well. Your friendly personal photographer will create stunning photos of you against London backdrops as you discover the city’s charms. The photo-documentary style of photography is unobtrusive and natural, and perfect for capturing special occasions or simply candid moments during your trip. In the vibrant street life of London, there’s plenty of photo-worthy scenes to be found at every street corner. You could be cycling around the city, taking a stroll along trendy shopping streets, relaxing in one of the many parks, reveling in London’s cultural offerings, or just kicking back and enjoying a beer and a meal at a traditional pub. Photo sessions are held in some of the most picturesque neighborhoods. The most popular itineraries include: • Jack The Ripper’s London: Take a walk through the East End of London and retrace the footsteps of Jack the Ripper. From Whitechapel to Brick Lane, you’ll have lots of photo opportunities in the dark heart of London's East End. Travel back in time to the late 1800s. Take a walk through the sprawling markets of Petticoat Lane and Commercial Road, and on to the darkened corners of Mitre Square and Bucks Row! • Royal London: Explore the area around Buckingham Palace and see the Changing of the Guard. See Westminster Bridge, Big Ben, the London Eye, and South Bank. • Beatles London: Re-enact the Beatles’ Abbey Road crossing and explore Carnaby Street, the London hub of the swinging 60s. Alternatively, the photographers encourage you to choose your own locations that suit your personality and style.

London Soho Guided Walking Tour

2. London Soho Guided Walking Tour

Your tour of Soho will take you through Piccadilly Circus, the Time Square of London, and through a maze of streets leading to Chinatown. In between, you’ll discover the hub of musical revolutions including the venue where Jimi Hendrix first performed in the city. Music buffs will delight to discover the spot where the term “Beatlemania” was coined, and where hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody” were recorded. Beyond music, you’ll discuss the women’s suffrage movement at Golden Square. A deadly cholera outbreak is the topic of choice on Broad Street, where you’ll hear about the original John Snow. Stroll Greek Street to hear how Soho influenced former residence, Karl Marx. At Soho Square, you’ll learn about some of the district’s earliest nobility, often eclipsed by the current tenants, the lively LGBT community who congregate at local bars. End up in Chinatown, where you’ll momentarily forget you’re in London and relax over a plate or three of dumplings before hitting up Soho’s energetic nightlife.

Love London 3-Hour Bike Tour

3. Love London 3-Hour Bike Tour

Enjoy a 3-hour afternoon bike ride around central London to see many of the city’s most historic sites. Meet your guide on the south bank of the River Thames, close to the Southbank arts complex, and select your bike. Then, head into the back streets of Waterloo and for the first 'Theatre' stop, Kevin Spacey's Old Vic. Banksy's graffiti tunnel installation follows the street food markets of Lower Marsh, and all of a sudden, it's back onto the river at the majestic Lambeth Palace, the residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury (the Church of England's equivalent of the Pope!). Cycle along the River Thames to Lambeth Palace, one of London's oldest buildings, and home of the head of The Church of England. Now, cross to the north side of the river to explore the lanes of traditional red brick houses, cycling though a back gate into Westminster Abbey School courtyard, the first school in England. Just outside the school, you will be standing on the place where so many kings and queens have had their coronation, and been buried in the crypt of Westminster Abbey. Cycle past Horse Guard’s Parade - site of the 2012 Olympic Beach Volleyball Competition - St. James's Park, Clarence House, and Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s official London residence. Then, bike up Constitution Hill into the open spaces of Hyde Park. From Hyde Park, travel through the exclusive Mayfair district, past the US Embassy, New Bond Street, Carnaby Street, and into Soho, the party center of London. Pedal to Covent Garden, home of the Royal Opera House, street theater, and much more. The trip is nearly over, as you wind your way back to the river and cross Waterloo Bridge, where you will get one of the best views of London on a curve of the river.

London: Beatles Walking Tour with Celebrity Guide and Bar

4. London: Beatles Walking Tour with Celebrity Guide and Bar

Take a trip back in time as your guide takes you to the quiet neighborhood of Marylebone. Take a photo at the iconic Abbey road. Discover how the Beatles created new teenage fashions such as the mop-top haircut. Visit the location where they performed for the last time. Start your Beatles adventure in front of St John's Wood station before you snap some photos at Abbey Road. Walk around the quiet London neighborhood of Marylebone and gaze at the mews houses that used to be stables. Learn about why the mural with the words ‘Hey Jude’ had to be whitewashed. Continue your tour and see the house where Paul McCartney lived. Go to Savile Row and see where they performed their last live gig. Finish up your walking tour at a local London vintage bar.

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Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 217 reviews

It is an ideal option if you have little time and want to know the essentials of London in a different, fun and practical way. They also teach you corners that go out of the ordinary ... we went with a friend who lives there and even for her it was surprising.

It was a super fun bike ride. Unfortunately we did this on our last day, so I recommend doing this on one of the first days! Our guide jordi has told and shown so much that we have to go back to London again.

The photography was about half an hour, Ewa photoed me and she is great. She recommended several spots and photoed very professionally. Very enjoyable photoing and wonderful pictures.

Best day spent in London! Nadia was a great guide, leading a bunch of clueless novice riders through busy London. Saw so many sights that would have taken days on foot. So much fun!

Very time riding on for london! Birgit was very good guide.