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Hyde Park, London: Our most recommended tours and activities

Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

1. Big London Ticket: London Eye, Big Bus & Thames River Cruise

Discover the best of London with a hop-on, hop-off tour on-board an open-top, double-decker bus and enjoy a trip on the London Eye as part of your ticket. A hop-on, hop-off tour is the ideal way to discover the best sights, landmarks and attractions of London at your own pace. The tour gives you unlimited use, with stops strategically placed at all the places you would like to visit including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge and St Pauls Cathedral. Hop off the bus at Westminster Bridge to take an unforgettable ride on the London Eye. From the top, you can take in the breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the city's impressive skyline. See the city's most famous sights including Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from an unrivaled bird's eye view. You can start your tour at any of the Big Bus stops. Popular starting points include the London Eye, Marble Arch, Victoria Station and Trafalgar Square. With all ticket types you can enjoy a boat cruise along the River Thames. A Classic ticket includes a single river cruise from the Tower of London to Westminster Pier (in either direction). Departure times vary for the river cruise. You can board the river cruise at Tower Pier (near stop 16) or Westminster Pier (near stop 18). Big Bus route highlights include Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, 10 Downing Street, Whitehall, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square, London Eye, London Dungeon, Sea Life London Aquarium, Madame Tussauds, Covent Garden, Bank of England, Monument, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, The Shard, City Hall, Lambeth Palace, British Museum, Marble Arch, Mayfair, Green Park, Hyde Park Corner, Harrods, South Kensington Museums, Kensington Palace and Notting Hill.

London: Tootbus Must-See Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Cruise

2. London: Tootbus Must-See Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Cruise

Hop on board the Must See London tour, sit back, relax, and (re)discover the city from a whole new perspective. See the best bits of London on this tour designed to see the most famous sights and incredible views of the city. Enjoy a tour past London's top attractions and landmarks including; Tower Bridge, Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, and Downing Street. Start the tour at any of the bus stops. Be welcome on board whether you are a first-time visitor with just a few hours in town and want to get a taste of London or a Londoner who wants to experience the city differently. Download the Tootbus app to easily find your way around, follow the buses in real-time, and enjoy self-guided walking tours to help you explore more of London.

London: Essentials Morning Bike Tour

3. London: Essentials Morning Bike Tour

This tour starts in Kensington Garden - you'll start the morning by cycling through this beautiful park to see where Queen Victoria grew up and where Princess Diana lived. Further down the road, you'll stop at London's most classic venue, The Royal Albert Hall, built to memorialize Prince Albert. Feel free to do your own "last night of the proms" or lay back and listen to one of your guide's anecdotes. Your group will then follow the "rotten row" in the magical Hyde park to the statue of one of England's biggest heroes of all time, the man who defeated Napoleon back in 1815: if you know his name and where the battle took place you're the hero of the day. It's all downhill from there, through the Green Park to visit the official residence of the Royal family, Buckingham Palace - maybe you'll get invited for a cup of tea? We hope to tell you some stories about the Palace that you won't find in a travel guide! Next stop on your route is Trafalgar square, one of the world's most famous places. Whatever happened to Lord Nelson in Trafalgar and where did all the pigeons that once lived here go? If you know this then please do share - that's what the tour is all about, sharing some stories  - it's more of a chat than a lecture with a lot of yeardropping. If you like the royal weddings and the coronations, the amazing Westminster Abbey might be the highlight for you on the tour, if you prefer some good old execution and torture you can pay some extra attention by ţhe Houses of Parliament. Then, take a selfie at Big Ben, London's number one landmark before your group goes back again through the Royal Parks to the meeting point again. But please don't rush off without challenging your guides with any questions you may have about other attractions, museums, markets and more ways to enjoy this fabulous city.

London: Princess Diana Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

4. London: Princess Diana Private 2-Hour Walking Tour

Meet your guide at the Diana Fountain in Green Park. Your expert guide on the British royal family will be waiting there to take you and your tour companions on a walk through London, stopping at locations significant to Princess Diana's life. This family-friendly tour also incorporates activities for younger guests also learn about the beloved Princess of Wales.    Visit Buckingham Palace to see the Royal Guard. Learn from your guide about Princess Diana's experience becoming part of the royal family. From here, continue to the private mansion of the princess' family house, the Spencer House. Discover more about her childhood and family life. Also, visit the wedding venue in which the princess and Prince Charles celebrated their marriage.  Along the way to major points of interest, visit the several parks the princess frequented, including Hyde Park. See the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain and hear about her early and tragic death.

London: Personal Travel & Vacation Photographer

5. London: Personal Travel & Vacation Photographer

The tour will organise the locations for the photo shoot based on your own unique requirements, whether it be a family getaway, a romantic trip or a livelier one with friends.  Once the details are organized, you will receive confirmation of all the infomation you need, leaving you to simply meet the photographer on the day and let the photographer work their magic, capturing your travels in a contemporary and candid style of photography. Our photogrpahers are hand-picked and highly experienced. They are local experts and will share their knowledge of their city like an old friend. Once your photo tour has finished, you will receive a link to your own personal online gallery (password protected), containing your images, all free to download. This photo tour allows you to look back over your travels with fond memories, when all too often you are left with rusty memories of your journeys. Make sure that the next time you travel you have momentos that will last a lifetime and beyond.

London: Evening Bike Tour to London Landmarks

6. London: Evening Bike Tour to London Landmarks

Enjoy a guided bike tour through the heart of London in the evening. Ride your bike through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, admiring Kensington Palace and the Royal Albert Hall. Cycle into Trafalgar Square, past Buckingham Palace, and take a break at Parliament Hill. Make your way to the bike rental garage next to Queensway tube station and get on your bike. Cycle through Kensington Gardens, admiring this peaceful green space in the heart of London, making stops at Kensington Palace and the Royal Albert Hall. Cross through the gardens into Hyde Park, seeing the lake and watching people rollerskate along the wide paths. Reach Hyde Park Corner and view Apsley House, the townhouse of the Dukes of Wellington. Pass by Buckingham Palace into Trafalgar Square and dismount for a guided walk along Downing Street. Take a break at Parliament Square, relaxing with views of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and Big Ben. On your way back, cycle through St. James Park, Green Park, Hyde Park, and Kensington Gardens to arrive at the meeting point where you started.

London: Royal Palaces Guided Walking Tour

7. London: Royal Palaces Guided Walking Tour

Join a guided sightseeing tour of London's top landmarks designed to delight visitors and locals alike. Explore on foot, viewing some of the world's most beautiful buildings and London's best-known locations, and see the Changing of the Guards. Meet your guide and set out to discover the English capital. Stroll through 2 Royal Parks and walk past 3 of London's Royal Palaces – Buckingham Palace, St James Palace, and The Palace of Westminster. See the Houses of Parliament and marvel at Big Ben, arguably one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. Other notable locations include Trafalgar Square, Horse Guards Parade, 10 Downing Street, and Westminster Abbey. End your tour at Parliament Square, right next to the tube station.

Royal London Walking Tour

8. Royal London Walking Tour

Your local guide will meet either meet you at your hotel or at the tour starting point of St. James Park Underground Station. The walk starts by heading to St James’ Park, built by King Henry VIII and so the oldest Royal Park in London. The park is renowned for its wonderful variety of birds that live in and around the lake. Next up you will visit the first of several Royal Palaces and walk a short distance to St. James’ Palace. This old palace used to be the residence of the monarch until 1837. These days it is occupied by Prince Charles, the Duchess of York and Prince Harry. From here you will walk along Londons primary ceremonial road, The Mall which leads to Buckingham Palace but before you get to the home of HRH Queen Elizabeth II, you will see Clarence House, a home with a lengthy Royal history that for many decades was the residence of the Queen Mother. There is no avoiding the magnificent Buckingham Palace and you will stop here for a while to take some wonderful photos as you learn a little about the history of the palace and The Queen before you continue past the Royal Mews. Time to move on from this particular part of London, you head over to another Royal Park, Green Park and along Constitution Hill to a number of marvelous memorials and a fabulous monumental Arch with the largest bronze statue in Europe sat atop. After stopping at Number 1 London, an actual address of a great house that once belonged to the Duke of Wellington, you enter Hyde Park. When in the middle of Hyde Park you can almost forget that you are in the middle of London with is acres of parkland, meadows, lakes and thousands of trees. It is little wonder that it was once a Royal hunting ground. You will visit the beautiful Serpentine before visiting the Princess Diana Memorial. Going back 150 years further you go on a little further to see the magnificent Prince Albert Memorial and neighboring Royal Hall before you finish this private guided tour passing through Kensington Gardens at the front gates of Kensington Palace, official London Royal residency of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

London: Top Attractions Private Guided Bike Tour

9. London: Top Attractions Private Guided Bike Tour

Take advantage of this exciting bike tour and discover the most interesting sights of London. Meet your enthusiastic guide and be led safely around the city’s best spots. Enjoy the adjusted tempo and comfort of an environmentally friendly tour. Forget about crowds of tourists, tired feet, and traffic jams. Choose the 2-hour option to explore the Must See Attractions of the very center of London. Admire the iconic Big Ben and beautiful Westminster Abbey. Ride along the Whitehall and reach the historical Trafalgar Square. Stroll around, take a souvenir picture and move to the next stop. Enjoy the serene atmosphere of St. James’s Park delighted with a peaceful lake and blooming colorful flowers. Marvel at Buckingham Palace and see where the Queen lives. Then, learn even more about history under the Westminster Cathedral. This Neo-Byzantine gem is the largest Catholic church in the United Kingdom! Enjoy a break at the Victoria Tower Gardens and admire the unique atmosphere by the River Thames. Join the 4 hour tour if you wish to explore even more treasures of London. See all the gems of the city’s center as well, but enjoy a different way back to discover more fantastic places. Explore St. Paul’s Cathedral, a real symbol of this city. Admire the stunning architecture of the British Museum and hang around Soho, a bustling district full of trendy bars, clubs, and restaurants. Extend your tour to 6 hours and become an expert in London! Visit all the popular spots as well as hidden gems that are further away. Discover the Tower of London - a historic castle that has served as a defensive and palace building of the British monarchs. Admire the iconic London Bridge and take a moment to look at the Monument to the Great Fire of London. This proudly standing Doric column commemorates the tragic events of the Great Fire of London in 1666. Take some breaks between the sights to have a local snack and enjoy this unique guided Bike Tour in the company of a 5-Stars Guide. Then, marvel at the St Mary Axe, a Must See exclusive skyscraper! Finally, see the stunning Marble Arch and enjoy a visit to Hyde Park. It delights with its enchanting greenery and a multitude of monuments hidden there!

London: The Age of Steam and Progress Guided Walk

10. London: The Age of Steam and Progress Guided Walk

Explore the event of the Great Exhibition of 1851 during a walking tour in London, accompanied by a guide. Learn the story that was the showcase for British pride and industrial wealth, Admire Albert Memorial, and get a breathtaking birds-eye view of the city from the Wellington Arch. Begin with a stroll through the former site of the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park. Hear stories of the exhibits, characters, and the Victorian technological marvels that were on display. Make your way towards Buckingham Palace to learn about the politics, class, social mores, and urbanism of Victorian times. Paint a mental picture of London as the much different city it was, at the center of a much different world by stripping your surroundings from the sensory stimuli of modern times. Then, enter the famous Wellington Arch and view London from above, while listening to stories of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, one of the most revered (and often hated) Victorians. Move on to London’s famous Clubland along Pall Mall, where you’ll discover the history of the Gentlemen’s Clubs while catching a glimpse of the opulence and magnificence of the remaining clubs.

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What people are saying about Hyde Park, London

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,887 reviews

The Big Bus Tour was interesting and humorous thanks to the audio guides. The ride on the London Eye was great; you have to bring a bit of waiting time with you. On the boat trip we were well informed by the guide. Only to be recommended!

Everything was excellent. The Big Bis took us to the important places and the information was very entertaining. The trip down the Thames was very nice. The London Eye was Unforgettable. The service was very attentive

It was really great - the bus driver helped to guide us where we needed to be . Everyone was very helpful . The cruise and the eye was amazing too ! Absolute value for money when purchasing the package

Very good tour especially to get your bearings on the city. Hits all the main historical attractions, our guide Thora was passionate and insightful, Great way to start trip in London

The information about the most interesting spots was very good.