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London Natural History Museum Tours

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London Natural History Museum
Housed inside a gigantic Victorian-era edifice, this treasure trove of a museum holds 80 million specimens, including fossils, minerals, bones, insects, and taxidermy. Visitors can come face to face with a huge animatronic Tyrannosaurus rex at the Dinosaur Encounter exhibit, see a live leafcutter ant colony at work at the Creepy Crawlies gallery, and experience the sensation of the earth’s shaking at the earthquake simulator.
 
The Basics
The Natural History Museum is one of a handful of prestigious museums located on Exhibition Row, a common stop on sightseeing and hop-on hop-off bus tours of London. Visitors to the museum can tour the galleries independently, see scientists at work at the Darwin Centre, buy tickets for special behind-the-scenes tours, and attend drop-in talks, workshops, and events.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Wheelchair users can access the museum via the Exhibition Road entrance.
  • This museum is big; download the visitor app or pick up a map upon arrival to help you navigate.
  • Be prepared for a short wait for security checks at the entrance. 
 
How to Get There
The Natural History Museum has two entrances: one on Cromwell Road and the other on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, opposite the Victoria and Albert Museum and beside the Science Museum. Take the Tube to South Kensington (District, Piccadilly, or Circle line) and follow the underground Exhibition Road tunnel from the station, taking the signposted Natural History Museum exit.
 
When to Get There
The Natural History Museum is open daily from 10am, with last entry at 5:30pm. Crowds flock here on weekends and during school breaks; arrive shortly after opening to avoid them. The museum also opens its doors for occasional after-hours events such as movie nights and even sleepovers. Among the most popular annual exhibitions are the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, which typically opens in October and closes in May, and Sensational Butterflies, which runs from April to mid-September. In the build-up to Christmas, the museum’s seasonal open-air ice rink is the perfect place to get in the festive spirit.

Highlights of Hintze Hall
Since 1979, the 85-foot-long (26-meter-long) Dippy the Diplodocus dinosaur skeleton has stolen the show in the museum’s magnificent Hintze Hall. That is, until 2017, when Dippy went off on tour and was replaced by Hope, an equally impressive 126-year-old blue whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling.
Address: Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, England
Hours: Daily: 10am - 5:30pm
Admission: Free
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39 Tours and Activities to Experience London Natural History Museum

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Skip-the-line Natural History Museum of London Guided Tour - Private Tour

Skip-the-line Natural History Museum of London Guided Tour - Private Tour

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London’s Natural History Museum houses some eight million exhibits across four zones, making it difficult for visitors to home in on the highlights independently without pre-planning. Save time with a privately guided tour that lets you avoid random roaming by focusing on the museum’s must-see specimens. Plus having a guide all to yourself means you’ll clearly hear the full stories behind the exhibits, learning secrets and details you might have missed otherwise.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.90
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$94.90
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Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise with Optional London Eye

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Discover the grandeur of London aboard the open-top, double-decker Big Bus on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day ticket, design a personal itinerary with stops including Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral and more. Enjoy unobstructed views and onboard commentary as you view the city’s highlights and upgrade to The Big London Day Out option to get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel. Hop off to enjoy a free walking tour and a Thames River cruise.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$45.92
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$45.92
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London Natural History Museum Dinosaur Discovery Family Tour

London Natural History Museum Dinosaur Discovery Family Tour

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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.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$244.08
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$244.08
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Skip-the-line Natural History Museum of London Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

Skip-the-line Natural History Museum of London Tour - Semi-Private 8ppl Max

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Anyone can browse the dinosaur exhibits and gemstones of the Natural History Museum, but not many will understand their history and geology. With a guide, you’ll go straight to the highlights of the 80 million-piece collection of exhibits while learning about the origins and history of planet Earth. In a small group of just eight people, you’ll enjoy more interaction with your guide as you discover skeletons, dinosaurs, and more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.90
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Dazzling Dinosaurs, Skyscraper Sloths, and Marvellous Marine Monstrosities

Dazzling Dinosaurs, Skyscraper Sloths, and Marvellous Marine Monstrosities

Make the most out of your visit to London's Natural History Museum by traveling with a private guide. As you explore, your guide will point out hidden treasures and secrets that most people never get to see. As this is a private tour, your guide will answer any of your questions and ensure you get to see the parts of the museum that interest you.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
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$100.37
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$100.37
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London Natural History Museum with Dinosaurs Gallery Private Tour for Kids

London Natural History Museum with Dinosaurs Gallery Private Tour for Kids

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This tour has been designed especially for families with children, and the whole family will be fascinated, entertained and educated thanks to the knowhow of your highly-qualfied, kid-friendly guide. You will be taken back to the Jurassic period to discover a selection of intriguing fossils, and the Dinosaur Gallery is an absolute must-see for children and adults alike. Your guide will add to the experience with anecdotes about the collections on display as you explore many of the 70 million artifacts in the museum's mineralogy, paleontology, zoology and botany collections.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$261.44
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$261.44
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London by Night Sightseeing Tour - Open top bus

London by Night Sightseeing Tour - Open top bus

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Experience the enchantment of London after hours on a night sightseeing tour. Aboard a double-decker bus, take a trip through the city to see illuminated attractions like Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye. Hear fascinating facts about passing sites and insider tips on where to visit in the bustling capital city from your expert guide.  
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$31.40
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$31.40
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The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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The London Eye with London Hop-on Hop-Off Tour and River Cruise

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See London from the streets, water, and sky with this great-value package that lets you explore London at your own pace. Easily reach top sights without spending a fortune on cab fare with a hop-on hop-off bus ticket valid for 1, 2, or 3 days. You’ll also get an aerial view of the city aboard the London Eye giant observation wheel and glide past Parliament and Big Ben on a Thames River cruise.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.58
$86.34
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London City Tour Hop On - Hop Off with Free Walking Tour and River Cruise

London City Tour Hop On - Hop Off with Free Walking Tour and River Cruise

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Maximize your time in London with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Choose a 1-day, 24-, 48-, or 72-hour ticket and make the most of unlimited travel across several routes for the ticket validity period. Get views of top London sights such as the Tower of London and Big Ben from the open-top bus, listen to audio commentary and enjoy the flexibility to hop on and off at any of the well-placed stops. All tickets also include a complimentary river cruise and a walking tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.94
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$37.94

London Tour in a Classic Land Rover

London Tour in a Classic Land Rover

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Cruise London in style in a vintage Land Rover, and cover the capital’s top landmarks in a few hours of sightseeing. Private tours include flexible departures and hotel pickup and drop-off. See iconic sights like Piccadilly Circus and London Eye, plus several get-down photo stops, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and Buckingham Palace.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$134.41
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$134.41
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Private London Landmarks by Car

Private London Landmarks by Car

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Skip the hassle of navigating London’s public transport system alone during a private tour by car. As well as beating the crush of the London underground, you’ll benefit from both the undivided attention and insider knowledge of a private guide, who can provide tailored recommendations to last your entire vacation.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.54
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$107.54
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Private London Tour by Car with pick up from your Hotel or Apartment

Private London Tour by Car with pick up from your Hotel or Apartment

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With so much to see and do in London, you don’t want to waste a second visiting sights that don’t interest you. Explore England’s capital your way on a private sightseeing tour that lets you create an itinerary to suit your tastes. Plus, you’ll avoid the crush of the London underground by traveling in a private vehicle.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.54
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Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath with London Hop-on-Hop-off Tour

Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath with London Hop-on-Hop-off Tour

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See three of southern England’s most in-demand destinations—and secure advance tickets to a hop-on hop-off London bus tour, too—with this full-day itinerary. Set off from the centrally located Victoria Coach Station in the morning, and head to the centuries-old Windsor Castle, world-famous Stonehenge, and UNESCO-listed Bath. Round-trip transit via luxury, Wi-Fi-equipped coach makes the journey seamless. As a bonus, the itinerary also includes a 24-hour ticket to a hop-on hop-off London bus tour, to be used at your leisure.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$159.60
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$159.60
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London tour in a Porsche or Luxury Land Rover

London tour in a Porsche or Luxury Land Rover

You will tell us what time you want to start the tour then your driver will meet you at the reception of your hotel/ Accommodation. Explore London with a private driver who takes you around the city in Porsche Cayenne or a Luxury Land Rover. you can customize your  private tour service to your needs, whether you want to visit famous sightseeing spots such; -Green Park -The Globe Theatre -Trafalgar Square -Piccadilly Circus -British Museum -Regent Street -Tower of London -London Bridge Mayfair -Hyde Park -Royal Albert Hall -Harrods -Buckingham palace -10 Downing Street -London Eye -Natural History Museum
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$134.41
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$134.41
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London Natural History Museum Private Tour for Kids & Families

London Natural History Museum Private Tour for Kids & Families

A tour created specifically for families with children, young and old alike will be entertained, educated and simply fascinated thanks to the expertise and knowhow of your highly-qualfied guide. You will be taken on an enjoyable journey to discover fossils from the Jurassic period and to admire the museum's famous blue whale skeleton. Your guide will enhance your tour with anecdotes about the collections on display as you explore many of the 70 million artifacts in the museum's mineralogy, paleontology, zoology and botany collections.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$304.41
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$304.41
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Discover the Dinosaurs at the London Natural History Museum Kid-Friendly Tour

Discover the Dinosaurs at the London Natural History Museum Kid-Friendly Tour

This is a tour which has been designed with chidren in mind, so your top-rated kid-friendly guide will be able to enterain as well as educate the whole family. One of the kids' favourite parts of the tour will surely be their trip back to the Jurassic period where they will discover a series of absolutely fascinating fossils. The Dinosaur Gallery is another section which neither you nor your children will want to miss. Your guide will enhance your experience with intriguing stories about the exhibits on display as you discover many of the artifacts in the museum's mineralogy, paleontology, zoology and botany collections.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.62
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$225.62
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A Day at the Museum - Natural History Museum London

A Day at the Museum - Natural History Museum London

The Natural History Museum tour is a day of science and fun activities for all the family. Housing a staggering 70 million items, there are five main collections: Botany, Entomology, Mineralogy, Paleontology and Zoology. The Museum is renowned for its exhibition of dinosaur skeletons in a particularly large gallery of Dinosaurs, including a spectacular Diplodocus and Tyrannosaurus Rex. Visitors can find the answers to such questions as who lived when and where who were predators and prey and what happened to them. It's a great science activity for all ages.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$523.29
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$523.29
per group
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Full Day London Pick & Mix Customized Tour

Full Day London Pick & Mix Customized Tour

This is the London tour program that you desire. Your choices with no hassle and no time wasted and simply for the person who is tired of comparing agency tours only to find you always have to give up one thing for something else. Just pick the highlights you wish to see & visit from the list below and we will create your very private and bespoke dream itinerary in London with our APTG qualified blue badge tourist guides. Now you can have it all with "Tour it your way" Tell us what you want to see and we will carefully plan and customize your full-day London dream-tour with everything you can imagine Select from places like the Big Ben, London Eye, the British Museum, the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and many more. Transportation in the city is no problem at all. We will use our massive public transportation for you. No waiting in long lines - No traffic - More time for fun and frolic. Just ask us.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,034.80
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$1,034.80
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Private London Panoramic by car

Private London Panoramic by car

You will tell us what time you want to start the tour then your driver will meet you at the reception of your hotel/ Accommodation. Explore London with a private driver who takes you to visit the london Landmarks. we can customize your private tour service to your needs.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$93.20
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$93.20
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Kickstart Your Trip To London With A Local: Private & Personalized

Kickstart Your Trip To London With A Local: Private & Personalized

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Discover London at your own pace—and see sides of the city that you’re most interested in—on this private, fully customizable tour. Meet your guide at a time and place that are most convenient for you, and get ready to explore. Based on your preferences, you can visit some of the city’s major attractions, from Buckingham Palace to Big Ben. You can also veer off the tourist track: follow your guide to London’s vibrant neighborhoods, bustling markets, locals-frequented cafes, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.65
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$80.65
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London Highlights and Windsor Castle

London Highlights and Windsor Castle

All our tours have been made Covid secure and are carried out in daily sanitised vehicles. We have personal protective equipment (PPE) such as antibacterials, face coverings and disposable gloves.  Our staff carry out a daily health check with temperature checks. The venues have sanitising stations and respect UK government rules on social distancing and safe travel. Stay away from the crowds on this private tour. 4 hour panoramic driver-guide visit of London with photo stops to see the exterior of Buckingham Palace (guard change when available, please check with us first), Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, London Eye, Parliament, St Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Kensington Palace and its museum district. Drive to Windsor to visit the world's oldest and largest continuously occupied castle and residence to HM Queen Elizabeth II. Self-guided tour with audioguides to see the magnificent Sate Apartments used for official state occasions and St George's Chapel.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,035.83
per group
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$1,035.83
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Private London Sightseeing by Luxury Vehicle

Private London Sightseeing by Luxury Vehicle

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If it’s your first time in London, tick off the city’s top attractions in style on a private 9-hour sightseeing tour. Travelling in a luxurious vehicle equipped with Wi-Fi, you’ll visit icons such as Tower Bridge, 10 Downing Street, and Trafalgar Square. In the afternoon, browse Harrods departments store and admire Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, and the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$981.16
per group
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$981.16
per group
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West tour of London by the traditional Electric Black Taxi (Electocab Ltd)

West tour of London by the traditional Electric Black Taxi (Electocab Ltd)

CRUISING TROUGH ST. JAMES AND PICCADILLY WILL GIVE US THE CHANCE TO WITNESS THE SPECTACULAR RITZ HOTEL BEFORE REACHING THE WORLD WELL KNOWN DEPARTMENT STORE OF HARRODS. YOU WILL BE SHOWN THE ROYAL ALBER HALL, NATURAL HISTORY AND SCIENCE MEUSUM AS WELL AS VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM. THEN DRIVING THROUGH THE ROYAL BOROGH OF KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA WE GET TO SEE SLOAN SQUARE, ARISTOCRATIC OF KINGS ROAD AND SURROUNDINGS. ON THE WAY BACK TO THE HUB WHAT WOULD BE THE BETTER PLACE TO SPOT THAN BUCKINGHAM PALACE AND THE MALL WHILE YOU GET TO SEE THE ‘NOSE OF LONDON’ RIGHT ON THE COLUMN AT ADMIRALTY ARCH. ALSO YOU GET TO VISIT NOTTING HILL GATE, PORTOBELLO MARKET, KENSINGTON PALACE, HYDE PARK AND MUCH MORE.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$215.06
per group
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$215.06
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Harry Potter Film Locations Walking Tour with London Hop-on-Hop-off tour

Harry Potter Film Locations Walking Tour with London Hop-on-Hop-off tour

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London didn’t just inspire J.K. Rowling’s imagination as she wrote the Harry Potter books; the city also served as a backdrop to numerous scenes in the movies. On this half-day walking tour, discover some of London’s top Harry Potter filming locations—from Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross and Trafalgar Square to Millennium Bridge and Westminster—and learn insider stories from your guide. Your tour also includes 24-hour tickets to a hop-on hop-off London bus tour.
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  • 3 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.34
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$69.34
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are London Natural History Museum hours of operation?
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London Natural History Museum hours of operation: Daily: 10am - 5:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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