Take a Trip Around London with Expert Tour Companies, Discover Hidden Gems

Emma Wallis

By , Local Expert, London
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If you are spending time in a new city, guided tours and excursions are a great way familiarize yourself with the area, as well as see some of the great sights. Tours can vary from regular walking tours to helicopter or boat tours, depending on the location. If London is where you will be heading, then roll up roll up, and sign up to these top ten tours in and around London. They will take you by the hand and help you really discover the city and its surrounds. If you like books and literature, then perhaps you'll want to walk around Baker St and Marylebone, and find out all about Sherlock Holmes. If you prefer to be...  Read more »

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    Big Bus Company

    The Big Bus Company provides a traditional way to see London, and its main sites.

    Local Expert Tip: "You can buy tickets at any of the 30 stops by main attractions along the route."

     
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    Baker Street

    Baker Street is the home of perhaps the world's most famous detective. Take a walk through history and literature.

    Local Expert Tip: "For all lovers of Conan Doyle books, this corner of London provides a great way to stroll the streets and take yourself back in time."

     
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    Brighton Pavillion

    Brighton Pavilion and the city itself is great for a day out from London or even a weekend. Royal connections too.

    Local Expert Tip: "Gives you an introduction to regency history before hitting the rest of Brighton. Before you go, watch the Madness of King George, and the building will be brought alive."

     
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    smallcarBIGCITY is a perfect combination of British nostalgia, fun and a tour of the capital. Great fun.

    Local Expert Tip: "Take the new William and Kate tour and get to know the world's most famous couple."

     
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    Premium Tours

    Premium Tours has a bit of something for everyone, and will even take you to Paris if you're bored of London.

    Local Expert Tip: "Premium Tours will get you priority tickets to jump the queues and takes you to some of the top attractions in London and far beyond."

     
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    Cabair Helicopters

    Cabair gives you a birds eye view of one of the world's mega cities. For the adventurous.

    Local Expert Tip: "Lunch for four is included in the London tour from the skies, great for a special day to treat the people you love."

     
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    Evan Evans Tours

    Evan Evans is the oldest and one of the most prestigious tours in London.

    Local Expert Tip: "There is such a range with this company, that almost everyone will find something to suit their taste."

     
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    Golden Tours

    Golden tours promise that their are no hidden costs, and any tour that you can find cheaper elsewhere, you will be refunded.

    Local Expert Tip: "Golden tours has a US number too so you can book up before you leave, and if you find the same tour cheaper they will refund the difference."

     
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    London Ghost Walks & Tours

    London ghost walks and tours is meticulously researched, and Richard Jones is a great performer.

    Local Expert Tip: "There are lots of different ghost walks and tours so shop around, but this one comes highly recommended."

     
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    Original London Walks

    London walks are original, great exercise and informative and fun. Perfect to get to know the city.

    Local Expert Tip: "Walks start at just 9 pounds per adult, and you don't need to book, just turn up. "

     

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