There is an incredible amount on offer when you’re searching for a tour of London.
The city is gigantic and has an awful lot to offer, so it should come as no surprise that there is an endless list of ways to explore.
So when you’re planning your next trip, how on earth are you supposed to decide which tour is the right one for you?
One thing you can do is book a super central hotel like the Montcalm Hotel Chiswell Street, or any one of The Montcalm Luxury Hotels in the city centre. By doing this you are giving yourself the best possible starting point for your exploration of the city.
Now let’s take a look at a list featuring some of the very best London tours on offer.
The Warner Bros. Studio Tour
London is known for many things, but for a lot of people all over the world there is one thing that is more important than all the others; Harry Potter.
The books were set here, and the films were pretty much entirely shot here.
The Warner Bros. Studio tour is where pretty much every moment from the 8 epic films was created, and you can have unlimited access.
You can explore the Gryffindor Common room, Dumbledore’s Office, the Hogwarts Express and much more in this incredible experience- a must do for any ‘Potterhead’.
The Magic of London Tour
Surprisingly this tour does not have anything to do with Harry Potter.
Instead you’ll be treated to a fantastic walking tour of the city that culminates with a delicious helping of afternoon tea in one of the city’s most famous locations; Harrods.
You’ll get first access to the stunning St. Paul’s Cathedral, a great view of Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard ceremony, then it’s off to the Tower of London where you’ll have plenty of time to explore.
From here you’ll hop onto a private boat for a cruise down the river, before heading for a stunning cream tea in Harrods’ world famous Tea Room.
Can you imagine a better day in London?
A Taste of Borough Market Food Tour
If you’re a foodie, and plan your travels around food, then you may well have heard of Borough Market.
If you haven’t then try and imagine food heaven, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what it’s like.
There has been a market here for at least 1,000 years and it has pretty much always centered around fresh produce and wholesale foods.
The modern version of the market however has been converted into a market that contains over 150 vendors offering foods from all over the world, stunning artisanal products, baked goods, gorgeous coffee and beautiful ingredients.
The tour will be led by a professional chef and Borough Market expert, and will include drinks, wine samples, treats and foods from several vendors and a heck of a lot of insight into the magical market.
The River Thames was once the most important ‘street’ in the city.
It was used to transport goods, foods, materials, animals and people; now however, it lies relatively quiet in the heart of the city, and offers visitors the perfect vantage point to see the sights.
There are many types of cruises available; some offer dinner and live music, others have an informative tour guide who will fill you in on the landmarks that you are viewing.
Some are simply river taxis that happen to pass some of the city’s gorgeous riverside landmarks as you travel from A to B.
You can even climb aboard a super fast rocket boat for an adrenaline fuelled, high speed tour of the river!
Afternoon Tea Bus Tour
This is surely one of the best tours on offer in the city, and you’ll get to try a famous helping of afternoon tea- a rite of passage for anyone visiting the city.
Climb aboard the bright pink 1970s Routemaster double decker bus and get ready to see sights whilst enjoying the most gorgeous treats and bites, hosted by Bridget’s Bakery.
Afternoon tea essentially consists of all the best things you can imagine- cakes, pastries, sandwiches and delicious snacks- all served with a classic cup of British tea.
You’ll be able to enjoy the key landmarks of the city like Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Nelson’s Column and much more, from the comfort of your beautifully restored double decker bus.
If you enjoy your afternoon tea here, you’ll also get to try the Montcalm Afternoon Tea in your own hotel, so leave some room for seconds!
Shoreditch Street Art Tour
London has become something of a hub for world class street artists- largely thanks to Banksy’s popularity, but also due to the incredible talent that is on display in some of the city’s hot spots.
This tour starts at the Old Spitalfields Market and leads you around Shoreditch to see some of the best works in the city.
You’ll see an original Banksy, as well as some other renowned artists and be taken to some of the best spots for street art, off the beaten track of course.
It’s also worth checking out the mindblowing Leake Street Tunnel, where some of the best artists in the world battle for attention on the walls and ceilings.
You’ll see more talent on display here than in many of the city’s galleries.
Ghost Bus Tour
If you’re looking for something a little more ‘adult’ and macabre, then check out this awesome tour of the city’s most haunted spots.
You’ll climb aboard the jet black bus and visit some of the most gruesome spots in the city, as well as some of the most famous landmarks, and learn about their bloody pasts.
You may even get a chance to see some of the city’s ghosts, as you visit the spots where the most ghosts have been sighted.
Your guides will all be fully in character for the duration of the tour and are very knowledgeable- and spooky.
Explore London by any Means Possible!
So there you have it, some of the best ways to explore London.
Whether you are a movie buff, a foodie, a historian or simply looking for a good time, then there is a tour for you.
And after a day full of exploration, learning and frights you’ll be ready to return to your hotel to relax and enjoy the Montcalm Spa– that sounds like the perfect day to me!