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Leicester Square: Our most recommended tours and activities

London: Harry Potter Locations Walking Tour

1. London: Harry Potter Locations Walking Tour

Discover more than 10 movie locations and several sites that inspired JK Rowling's famous Harry Potter books on a small group or private walking tour of London. Take souvenir photos of Platform 9¾ at King's Cross Train Station and then head to Leicester Square to visit a shop that made all the paper props used in the films. Learn about the different location sites of the area. Continue to London Bridge to discover the Leaky Cauldron and Millennium Bridge – nicknamed the Wobbly Bridge – that crosses the River Thames from St. Paul's Cathedral to the Tate Modern. Along the way, see buildings that inspired JK Rowling when she was writing the best-selling books.

Central London Bar Crawl and Nightlife Tour

2. Central London Bar Crawl and Nightlife Tour

Live and feel the pulse of London's famous nightlife with this action-packed bar and club crawl through the city's West End (Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Soho)! Enjoy free entry to five of the city's best bars and clubs, and get to the know the London nightlife for yourself. Make your way through the best spots in Piccadilly, Leicester Square, and Soho, and at each venue, enjoy a complimentary shot to help you get in the party mood. Get to know fellow travelers or London locals, as well as your cheeky but charming guides, as you enjoy great drinks deals all night. Drinking in London doesn't have to be expensive, you just have to know where to be and who to go there with.

London: Westminster Abbey Skip-the-line Entry & Guided Tour

3. London: Westminster Abbey Skip-the-line Entry & Guided Tour

Enjoy the full attention of a licensed guide on a private tour of Westminster Abbey, one the United Kingdom's most notable religious buildings. Explore the church’s 1000-years-old history of coronations, royal weddings and burials, including the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. Discover a mecca of British royal heritage! The 2-hour tour includes skip-the-line tickets to Westminster Abbey, one of the most visited attractions in London, so you can save time and bypass the crowds. Admire the grand architecture of this Gothic masterpiece and soak in the tranquil atmosphere of the abbey, its historic chapels and lovely gardens. Step inside to discover rare treasures, such as the historic King Edward’s Chair, which has been used at every coronation of English and British sovereigns since 1302. During the tour, your expert guide will take you on a journey from the abbey’s founding in the 11th century as a Benedictine monastic church, through its transition to a Church of England “Royal Peculiar”, to other interesting events, such as the 2011 wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Westminster Abbey is also a great place to hear stories about the great national figures who were buried here, including Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking. Choose the 3,5-hour tour to take advantage of skip-the-line tickets and roundtrip transfers from your London accommodation to Westminster Abbey. We will organize an experienced driver and a private vehicle exclusively for your group of family members or friends, so you can escape the crowds and chaos of London’s public transport. Book private car transfers in advance to save time and effort. Join the extended 4-hour tour to enjoy a visit to Westminster Abbey and a walking tour of the City of Westminster and its government buildings, palaces and monuments. Hear the story of the symbol of British democracy - the Palace of Westminster and its iconic Big Ben clock tower, and see the Downing Street where the Prime Minister resides. See the war memorials along the prestigious Whitehall and admire the famous museum buildings at the Trafalgar Square. The final stop will be at Leicester Square, known as home to major cinemas and theatres. The 5,5-hour option includes a private car transfer and a guided tour of the City of Westminster with skip-the-line tickets to its treasury trove - the Westminster Abbey. Enjoy a hassle-free experience with a convenient pickup and drop-off service at your London accommodation to avoid getting lost or late for the tour.

London: Harry Potter Walking Tour and Clink Prison Visit

4. London: Harry Potter Walking Tour and Clink Prison Visit

Join a guided walking tour in London and explore more than 10 movie locations and several sites that inspired JK Rowling's famous Harry Potter books. See King's Cross Station, London Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and much more. Then, end your tour with a visit to the Clink Prison Museum. Meet your guide at King's Cross Station outside the famous Platform 9¾ before heading to Leicester Square to visit a shop that made all the paper props used in the films. Continue to London Bridge and discover the Leaky Cauldron and Millennium Bridge, which was used in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This famous bridge runs across the Thames and connects St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tate Modern. Continue your tour through London and visit some of the locations that inspired JK Rowling as she was writing the books. Marvel at Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, and more. Finally, head to the Clink Prison Museum. Experience the ghastly attractions and learn the grim history of this medieval prison that served as the inspiration for Azkaban.

London: West End Pub Crawl of Five Venues with Drink Deals

5. London: West End Pub Crawl of Five Venues with Drink Deals

First time in London or a fellow Londoner wanting an amazing night out? Look no further than London Pub Crawl’s West End Crawl. Our guides will take you through the pulse of Shaftesbury Avenue (in the heart of the West End), to the street performers of Leicester Square, to the artful and bohemian Soho as well as world-famous Covent Garden. Our tour takes you to the very best venues that London’s nightlife has to offer. Experience a night out like never before with our best drink deals and free shots. We will save you an average of £50+ from your night out. The best way to meet new people, get value for money with free shots, speedy entry, and fun party games! As us Londoners say, Mind the Gap at the end of the night!

The Best of London: Guided Walking Tour

6. The Best of London: Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a leisurely walking tour through the beautiful city of London. Start at the Big Ben and listen to the chimes of one of London's most iconic attractions then head over to the Houses of Parliament. Continue walking to the stunning Westminster Abbey then up past the Prime Minister's home and the Horse Guards Parade where you may see the Queen's personal cavalry in action.  After walking past several national war memorials and other state buildings, you will find yourself in the bustling Trafalgar Square, home of Nelsons Column, with its picturesque fountains and national galleries. A visit to Covent Garden is often popular before visiting Leicester Square and London's answer to Times Square: Piccadilly Circus. After a short walk through Green Park, find yourself before Buckingham Palace, home of the Queen. Choose the extended tour to also visit St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and The Tower of London (external).

London: Guided Religion and History City Walking Tour

7. London: Guided Religion and History City Walking Tour

The tour will start at Tower Hill Station and you’ll go on to visit some of the capital’s oldest Churches dating back to 650AD and landmarks that represent our famous religious country. Our first stop will be All Hallows by the Tower - the oldest church in the City of London. Enjoy viewing England’s Christian history firsthand and you might even gain your own spiritual connection. Then you’ll continue on to see more of London’s main landmarks including; Leicester Square, Chinatown, St James’ Palace, and important figures of past heroes then moving on to the fanciful & medieval Queen Eleanor Memorial Cross. Later on, at Buckingham Palace and St James’ Park, we will tell you the religious history behind the monarch and The Church of England. It will be interesting to see and understand how the evolution of religion can be reflected in all of these landmark historical artifacts as we take you down new paths. The main event will have you seeing more of London’s most famous churches, including; Westminster Abbey, the sacred St Martin’s in-the-Field Church, Methodist Central Hall Westminster, St Mary Undercroft, St Paul’s Cathedral, St George’s Cathedral, and Southwark Cathedral where hopefully you’ll experience the chiming of the bells and see a short service. You’ll also get to experience some iconic religious monuments such as the memorial cross and Charing Cross Station and religious artifacts at the National Gallery. This tour is perfect for those with a passion for the church, religion, and England’s massive religious history. Attractions included are: • Westminster Abbey • St Martin’s Church • Trafalgar Square • National Gallery • Eleanor’s Cross Charing Cross • Westminster Cathedral • St James’ Palace • Buckingham Palace • Big Ben • Parliament Square • Houses of Parliament • Westminster Arms • St Paul’s Cathedral • Westminster Cathedral • Methodist Central Hall Westminster • St Mary Undercroft • Southwark Cathedral • St George’s Cathedral • All Hallows by the Tower • Tower Bridge • The Tower of London • St Martins-in-the-Field

London: Full-Day Walking Tour with Westminster Abbey Tickets

8. London: Full-Day Walking Tour with Westminster Abbey Tickets

Stroll to London's iconic sights on this full-day walking tour. Hear your local guide tell you about the city's history and culture. Pass sights like Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. Stop for an English-style lunch and save time with skip-the-line tickets to the popular Westminster Abbey. Meet your local guide and make your way around the lively and multicultural Soho district. Explore the hidden streets of Chinatown and admire an incredible mural hidden in its alleyways. See the famous art gallery dedicated purely to the Harry Potter saga. Walk around Trafalgar Square and visit the smallest police station in the city. Walk by Piccadilly Circus, an emblematic spot in the center of London. Take a break and enjoy a coffee in a curious bar hidden in a temple. Snap pictures of the imposing Buckingham Palace and learn about the British monarchy. Take a walk in St James's Park, the oldest Royal Park in London. Stop for a delicious English lunch in a restaurant in the park. Visit the majestic Palace of Westminster, on the banks of the River Thames, the building that houses the two chambers of the British Parliament. Look up at the iconic Big Ben clocktower. Ride in a taxi to the historic Westminster Abbey and bid farewell to your guide before breezing past the line. Tour the abbey at your own pace with your handy audio guide. See the magnificent altar, stroll through the gardens, and visit the crypts of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin.

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What people are saying about Leicester Square

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 691 reviews

A must see in London. If you’re passionate about British history, it’s definitely one of the most interesting places in London. So much history in one place that it can be overwhelming! What we liked the most without a doubt was our guide, Cosetta. She was super kind, full of knowledge and had a lot of patience with us. The two hours flew by! Cosetta spoke with such passion about British history that I ended up watching a movie about Queen Victoria that night! I wanted to highlight the customer service of getyourguide. We booked the tour for the 1st of October, but for reasons unknown to us, the guide did not show up at the meeting point. Jay, the one who assisted me, was super friendly and solved everything on the spot. Communication was super easy thanks to the app. Also bear in mind that there are a lot of people visiting Westminster Abbey since the Queen's death and it's possible that Westminster Abbey will be closed for a few months to prepare for the Coronation.

Met some amazing people and danced my a$$ off. Made my last night in London super memorable. Jess was awesome and made sure our group had an incredible night. Highly recommended.

Shots and drink deals where wonderful! experienced guides made the night feel so well organized and safe!! Sabrina is super funny!!

I was nervous before hand but jess really made it a night to remember.

Livley clubs, and out host jess was super lovely and chatty