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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: Classic Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

2. 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

3. 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 80 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 35% 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 • Thames River Cruise (City Cruises Thames River Pass) • Tower Bridge Exhibition • 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 • 20+ London Sights and enjoy Fish & Chips - Top Sights Tours • 30+ London Sights Tour - Top Sights Tours • Palaces and Parliament Tour - Top Sights Tours • 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 • Fuller's Brewery Tour • Hard Rock Café London • ArcelorMittal Orbit • Curzon Cinema Bloomsbury (Renoir) • Curzon Cinema Mayfair • Curzon Cinema Soho • Swingers Crazy Golf (West End or City venues) • Sherlock: The Official Live Game • All Star Lanes (bowling) • The Chocolate Cocktail Club • The Bermondsey Bierkeller • The Dare Skywalk • Solve a Mystery: the Murder at Trafalgar Square • Solve a Mystery: the Murder at Westminster 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 - Hire • Museum of Brands, Packaging, and Advertising • The Painted Hall • Old Royal Naval College • Pollock's Toy Museum • Royal Albert Hall • 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

London: Natural History Museum Tour

4. 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: Harry Potter Tour, Hop-on Hop-off Bus, and Cruise

5. London: Harry Potter Tour, Hop-on Hop-off Bus, and Cruise

Join a walking tour and discover London's hotspots that inspired the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Be introduced to some of the movies' most iconic filming locations as you stroll around town. Embark on a fascinating hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour and a scenic river cruise. Begin your journey with your immersive Harry Potter locations walking tour. Come across some of the films' famous locations and learn about why they were chosen. Next, hop on board an iconic double-decker bus and enjoy panoramic views from the open-top deck. Hop off at famous landmarks like the London Eye, The Shard, and St Paul's Cathedral. If you prefer, stay on for a full loop and listen to the captivating audio commentary on board. Next, enjoy London's iconic waterway, as you board a 30-minute sightseeing cruise. Sail along the River Thames and past the Tate Modern, Tower of London, and Tower Bridge. You can begin the one-way cruise from either Westminster Pier or Tower Pier. Finally, your pass includes complimentary access to an escorted e-tricycle and a sightseeing app with a bunch of self-guided features.

London Natural History Museum Dinosaur Discovery Family Tour

6. London Natural History Museum Dinosaur Discovery Family Tour

Journey back in time and explore planet Earth before the days of mankind on a family-friendly dinosaur discovery tour of London's amazing Natural History Museum. Enter the Earth galleries to get a short geological and geographical introduction to paleontology. Explore the evolution of life on Earth up to the arrival of the dinosaurs, and hear about ancient biogeography. Study the anatomy, evolution, diet and behavior of dinosaurs as you explore the museum's famous dinosaur galleries. Make history fun as you learn more about the diversity of life when dinosaurs ruled the earth, and explore the different time periods dinosaurs lived in. Sort the facts from the myths about why dinosaurs died out, and find out what scientific research has taught us about these prehistoric giants.

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.

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What people are saying about Natural History Museum, London

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,995 reviews

A very nice woman is the guide and the driver was also extremely friendly. I would recommend this informative and inexpensive tour to anyone.

I recommend Ms. Guide A revelation. Huge knowledge and a great sense of humor. The driver has a great sense of safety and driving comfort

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??)

Amazing Tower of London and even more stunning at night!!