26 Great Ideas For Tourists in London

Whether it's your first, second, third or fourth time visiting London, there's no shortage of things to do for tourists, that's for sure. From eclectic walking tours and trips on the London Eye to rowdy bar crawls and historic talking points, we're here to help you weave your way through the very best that London has to offer. Check out our recommendations for the best of London nightlife for tourists and get familiar with this oh-so-cosmopolitan city. 

Last updated on 24th September 2021




between the bridges

107 user reviews 4

Situated along South Bank, Between The Bridges is serving up some of the best ideas for a day out in London. Along with burgers, tacos and cheese wheels, you'll find a beer garden, brunches with some of the UK's top drag queens, and events with Ultimate Power, Guilty Pleasures, We Are Sunset, Gilles Peterson and more.

Historic London Tours

33 user reviews 5

Take a trip through two thousand years of the capital's history with Historic London Tours. Pick between a selection of events and prepare to discover Roman ruins, Victorian slums and the City's oldest pub.

Ale Hunters

1 user review 5

Are you a tourist in London looking to get to know the city's best beer? Join Ale Hunters as they explore pubs, craft breweries and taprooms while teaching you all you need to know about the creation process, with plenty of tasting opportunities (of course). 

@ The View From The Shard on Saturday 23rd October 2021 and 2 other Saturdays

An unmissable event for tourists, The Shard's rooftop party will have you dancing in one's of London's most iconic buildings while enjoying unbeatable views across the city. Plus, you'll also get a welcome glass of Champers to really add a little luxury.

  Paranormal Activity Tour

2 user reviews 3

@ Infront of Newspaper Stand Outside Farringdon Station on Friday 12th November 2021 and 25 other Fridays

There's plenty of history in this city, and one great way to experience it all: London's best walking tours. Focused around the ghouls and ghosts of our fair London, join this paranormal walking tour and uncover some of the strangest happenings over the course of time. 

GIN-HOUSE BURLESQUE

108 user reviews 4

Put a little razzle dazzle in your night at one of the best burlesque events in London. Not only is this sultry night found at one of the most exclusive secret bars in the city, you'll get familiar with some of the best performers in the business. 

ScooTours

4 user reviews 5

This ScooTour is one unique way to see the city, especially if you're a tourist looking to expand your London knowledge. Soak up the sights and sounds of the capital, with plenty of fun facts, history lessons and insider tales along the way.

Looking for a night out during your visit to London that promises fun, food and drinks combined? Blending pizza and cocktails with state of the art dart boards, not only does it look great on Instagram, Flight Club are one of the best nights out in the city. 

Thames Rockets

40 user reviews 5

Fancy seeing some of London's most iconic sights in style? Forget about the tour bus and hop on a Thames Rocket, where you'll take in the city's most recognisable landmarks, with a live DJ and cocktails on hand. Think Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf and more.

The Silent Disco Boat

9 user reviews 4

If there's one fun thing to do in London before you leave on further travels, it's silent disco. And not just any silent disco, this is a silent disco on a boat. Join this late night party for a fun filled romp across the Thames alongside a killer playlist.

Whether you're still navigating the city or a seasoned Londoner, this scavenger hunt will take you on a tour of London like you've never seen before. From miscellaneous tasks to whacky challenged and quirky activities, this is one for any group.

Looking for a truly unique way to dine and see the city at the same time? This unique bus ride around London pairs fine dining with iconic landmarks as you feast on expertly-created dishes with a fine wine pairing, under a glass-topped roof giving you panoramic views.

London Boat Party

63 user reviews 4

With over 50 years of experience under their belts, these are the OG boat party crew. Hope aboard and set sail on the Thames as you dance the night away, with flowing drinks and non-stop party hits throughout the four-hour adventure.