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London: London by Night Sightseeing Open-Top Bus Tour

1. London: London by Night Sightseeing Open-Top Bus Tour

Experience London’s grand architecture and vibrant atmosphere which are impressive by day, and which truly come alive at night. Add a spark to your London trip and enjoy this city tour aboard an open-top bus. See the famous landmarks lit up against the night sky. Witness the Tower of London and Tower Bridge standing proud amongst the skyline and feel a thrill as you glide past the monumental Big Ben. Witnessthe fountains of Trafalgar Square dance with joy from the light that shines within them, and let the neon screens of Piccadilly Circus dazzle and thrill. As you pass Harrods, witness the exquisite lights which are evocative of Christmas, even in summer. Learn about the history of landmarks like St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey from your guide and hear fascinating stories about the city. Embark on a fun and informative tour suitable for families and groups of friends.

London: Natural History Museum Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

2. London: Natural History Museum Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

Your tour guide will lead you through the museum's stunning halls, where you will encounter some of the most spectacular exhibits ever created. From the enormous Diplodocus skeleton in the Central Hall to the intricately detailed butterfly collection, every display is guaranteed to leave you amazed. Discover the mysteries of the Earth's formation and evolution as you explore the Volcanoes and Earthquakes gallery. Stand in awe of the enormous blue whale skeleton in the Hintze Hall, which spans an incredible 25 meters long. Marvel at the intricate designs of the minerals and gems on display, and learn about the diversity of life on Earth in the Evolution gallery. As you explore the museum's extensive collection, your guide will reveal fascinating insights into the stories behind each exhibit. They will also provide you with an understanding of how the museum's scientists work to preserve and study the specimens on display, and how this research contributes to our understanding of the natural world. The Natural History Museum is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in the wonders of the natural world. So why not join us on a guided tour and let our expert guide bring the museum to life for you? Book your tour today and get ready to be inspired and awed by the incredible world around us.

London: Classic Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

3. London: Classic Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Capture the heart of the city’s culture, landmarks and history on this London bus tour, while sipping a lovely cup of tea and enjoying the exquisite tastes of England. Indulge in High Tea, which is accompanied by an array of tasty sandwiches and delicious cakes and pastries. Your London bus driver will take you round several iconic sites, such as Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street and more. This sightseeing tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on traffic. Nothing beats a good cuppa, so experience the beating heart of England like a local!

London: Go City Explorer Pass for 2 to 7 Attractions

4. London: Go City Explorer Pass for 2 to 7 Attractions

Get your London Explorer Pass, a digital credits package, and create your own city itinerary. Redeem your credits against 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 attractions from a selection of over 70 monuments, tours, cruises, dining experiences, and more. Choose from a variety of venues, including the Tower of London, the Shard, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Get instructions on how to plan your itinerary and place reservations ahead when needed. You have 60 days to use your attraction credits starting with your first choice. Save up to 50%* with each visit equaling 1 credit used. Choose any 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 attractions from the following list: Popular attractions: • 1-day Hop-On-Hop-Off London Bus tour • Tower of London • The View from the Shard • Kensington Palace • Shakespeare’s Globe Exhibition & Theatre Tour • St Paul’s Cathedral • City Cruises Thames River Pass • Tower Bridge • Westminster Abbey • The London Bridge Experience • ZSL London Zoo Fun Activities and Tours: • Up at the O2 • Brit Movie Tours • Brit Music Tours • Brit Icon Tours • Hop-on Hop-off Open Bus tour of Windsor • Chelsea FC Stadium Tour & Museum • Emirates Arsenal Stadium Tour • Tottenham Hotspur FC Stadium Tour • Wembley Stadium Tour • Twickenham Stadium Tour & World Rugby Museum • Kia Oval Ground Tour • London Bicycle Tour Company - Bicycle Hire • Fuller's Brewery Tour • Hard Rock Café London • Curzon Soho - Cinema Ticket • Curzon Mayfair - Cinema Ticket • Curzon Bloomsbury Cinema - Cinema Ticket • Swingers Crazy Golf (West End or City venues) • Sherlock: The Official Live Game • All Star Lanes (bowling) • The Chocolate Cocktail Club - One Free Cocktail • The Bermondsey Bierkeller • The Dare Skywalk • Solve a Mystery: the Murder at Trafalgar Square • ArcelorMittal Orbit Museums and Places of Interest: • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew • Royal Observatory Greenwich • London Transport Museum • Cutty Sark • Benjamin Franklin House • Florence Nightingale Museum • Freud Museum London • Hampton Court Palace • Household Cavalry Museum • London Bicycle Tour • Museum of Brands, Packaging, and Advertising • Old Royal Naval College • Royal Albert Hall Tour • Garden Museum • The Guards Museum • The Monument to The Great Fire of London • The Postal Museum • Wembley Stadium Tour • Apsley House • Eltham Palace • Jewel Tower • Wellington Arch • Chiswick House and Kitchen Garden • Royal Air Force Museum *Savings based on sample itineraries on the Go City website. 

London: Natural History Museum Tour

5. London: Natural History Museum Tour

Trace the earth’s beginnings to the dawn of our species with a tour of London's Natural History Museum. Navigate a through a collection of 80 million specimens in a labyrinth of galleries. Be introduced to characters like Sophie the Stegosaurus and the skeleton of a Dodo along the way. Catch a glimpse of the rare Archaeopteryx which is the alleged missing link between dinosaurs and birds. Be mysteriously drawn to the Cursed Amethyst and stand awestruck by an enormous slice of a Giant Sequoia tree. Visit the casts of victims from the volcanic disaster at Pompeii and learn about civilizations that used human skulls as drinking glasses. Gain a deeper appreciation for the natural world all around you as you uncover natural wonders and marvels. 

London: Natural History Museum Private Guided Family Tour

6. London: Natural History Museum Private Guided Family Tour

Embark on a private guided tour of the London Natural History Museum led by a knowledgeable guide. Step into the museum's stunning halls and learn more about the wonders of the natural world. Discover the fascinating history of life on earth, from the origins of our planet to the amazing diversity of flora and fauna that exists today. Enjoy the rare opportunity to delve deeper into the museum's collection, learning about the research that takes place behind the scenes and the latest discoveries in the field of natural history. Discover fascinating facts that will leave you with a newfound appreciation for the natural world. Your expert guides will make the tour interactive and engaging for kids, ensuring that they have an unforgettable experience. They'll be captivated by the dinosaur skeletons, fascinated by the exotic birds, and intrigued by the deep ocean creatures. Explore the London Natural History Museum at your own pace, without the crowds. Ask plenty of questions and discuss your interests with your guide.

London: Custom Private Tour by Car

7. London: Custom Private Tour by Car

Take a London private tour to explore the capital city's top sights. Be picked up straight from your hotel or the airport in a spacious car or minivan. Your driver will personalize the tour for you and build the route around your preferences. Choose to have your tour in either English, Spanish or Portuguese. Entirely customizable, the tour will cover a variety of sightseeing spots. Drive around the center of London in comfort and get a feel for the old town and historical neighborhoods such as Mayfair, Kensington, Westminister and Fitzrovia. Whether it's visiting famous landmarks or going on a shopping spree, the choice is up to you. Pick and choose the London attractions that you would like to see, including: • Green Park • The Globe Theatre • Trafalgar Square • Piccadilly Circus • British Museum • Regent Street • Tower of London • London Bridge and Mayfair • Hyde Park • Royal Albert Hall • Harrods • Buckingham Palace • 10 Downing Street • London Eye • Natural History Museum

London: 4-Hour Panoramic Tour by Black Taxi

8. London: 4-Hour Panoramic Tour by Black Taxi

Sit back and be guided through London’s highlights on our panoramic tour of London. This is a great way to see the best of London from the comfort of a traditional London Black Taxi. Your tour starts in fashionable Kensington where you’ll hear about some of London’s most famous museums, including the V&A and the Natural History Museum. The tour passes the Royal Albert Hall and you’ll get a chance to marvel at the golden Albert Memorial. If shopping is your cup of tea London has some of the glitziest places to shop, including the world-renowned Harrods. As the tour continues into Westminster hear about world-famous sights such as Buckingham Palace, where the Queen lives; the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where our monarchs are crowned and Will and Kate were married; we’ll pass Downing Street, home to the Prime Minister; drive through Trafalgar Square where you can see the four lions at the base of Nelson’s Column and much, much more. Approximately half way through the tour route you’ll have the chance to stretch your legs as you walk into St James’s Park, where there’s the option of a quick comfort break and some great photo opportunities. Once you’ve returned to the taxi the tour continues into the City of London. As you pass more of the sights and tourist attractions, you’ll recognize the iconic dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, the elegant Tower Bridge, and where the tour finishes, the Tower of London.

London: Private Full Day Tour with Driver/Guide

9. London: Private Full Day Tour with Driver/Guide

On this London tour it’s all here to see, including Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London, Notting Hill, Portobello Road and many more. This tour is perfect for first time visitors to London or those looking to get the best out of a single day. Begin by exploring the City of Westminster. See the famous Changing of The Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace (when available), Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Trafalgar Square, St James's Park, St James's Palace, Clarence House and much more. This is normally an extended stop with a two hour walking tour with photo stops for the major sights. Then drive into the amazing City of London for photo stops at St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge before a short stop for lunch. Continue with a short drive through central London to Kensington for photo stops at Kensington Palace, Albert Memorial, Royal Albert Hall, Natural History Museum and V&A Museum. Finish with another short drive to Notting Hill for photo stops and maybe some shopping time at nearby Portobello Market.

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What people are saying about Natural History Museum, London

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based on 3,127 reviews

Fantastic tour! Highly recommended. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and humorous. Tour was just the right length and hit all the right highlights

Tour guild and bus sriver were brilliant, very Knowledgeable and funny as well Made the tour interesting, knows all gacts about london i never knew

Was raining, a lot of roads were shut due to new year parade, but staff still made it a great tour the best they could

Superb value for money with an even more superb guide (John) and bus driver (Annas??)

Easy to use app and good to get a discount on main tourist attractions.